Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 18, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with U.S Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre set time for cameras: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:20 p.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts a working lunch for French President Francois Hollande, at the Blair House.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING WORKING LUNCH)
All press must be at Blair House by 11:15 a.m. from the 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance.

1:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, at the Blair House.
(CAMERA SRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
All press must be at Blair House by 11:30 a.m. from the 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance.

4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the launch of the G8 Food Security Agenda, at the Ronald Reagan Building. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 14th Street Entrance of the Ronald Reagan Center.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 14th Street Entrance of the Ronald Reagan Center.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with China’s Leaders in Development Executive Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:20 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends Secretary Clinton’s working lunch with the French President Francois Hollande, at the Blair House.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING WORKING LUNCH)
All press must be at Blair House by 11:15 a.m. from the 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance.

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Senator Max Baucus.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

8:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah joins President Obama and Secretary Clinton to launch the food security agenda ahead of the 2012 G8 Summit, at the Ronald Reagan Building. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS


9:10 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers the keynote address at the National Academies Symposium on “Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions,” at the Pew DC Conference Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Adam Namm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall assists with events at the White House and Blair House for the working visit of His Excellency Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic.

Ambassador Marshall assists with events surrounding the G-8 Summit in Washington, DC and Camp David.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with members of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake hosts the Third U.S.-Tajikistan Annual Bilateral Consultations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Adam Namm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson attends the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security - Advancing Food and Nutrition Security ahead of the G8 Summit, at the Ronald Reagan Building

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

12:20 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon attends a working lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for French President Francois Hollande, at Blair House.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING WORKING LUNCH)
All press must be at Blair House by 11:15 a.m. from the 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Francois Stamm, incoming head of delegation for the ICRC Washington Regional Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Adam Namm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers keynote remarks on the role of women in business in the Middle East at the Women in International Trade event, at the U.S. Chamber for Commerce.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a luncheon and dialogue on Impacts of Trade, Finance and Labor Policies on Women in the Informal Sector with Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India, hosted by the Global Fairness Initiative, at the Hay Adams Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Marsha Wallace, Founder of Dining for Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with students of the Mount Madonna School, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH


Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Kosovo to meet with youth, civil society representatives and to speak with President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga about the Women in Public Service Project.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

12:20 p.m.
Director Sullivan attends a working lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for French President Francois Hollande, at Blair House.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING WORKING LUNCH)
All press must be at Blair House by 11:15 a.m. from the 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

11:30 a.m. There will be an off-camera, on the record gaggle with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland in the press briefing room (room 2209).

[This is a mobile copy of Public Schedule for May 18, 2012]