Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 23, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton testifies with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY U.S. SENATE)

7:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the Gala Dinner for the International Special Operations Forces Week, at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For further information or to RSVP please contact Major Kelley Jeter at USSOCOM Public Affairs at kelley.jeter@socom.mil.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with the Department of State’s Chief Economist Heidi Crebo-Rediker, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

5:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah joins Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams at an event celebrating the accomplishments of the Peace Corps and the Feed the Future initiative to address global food security, at the Peace Corps Headquarters, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY PEACE CORPS)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Baghdad, Iraq, for P5+1 talks with Iran. Please click here for more information.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Paris, France through May 24 to participate in the OECD Environment Ministerial Forum.

8:05 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Tunisia Signing Ceremony, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers the keynote address with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria and Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, for a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) panel, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Morocco Signing Ceremony, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:25 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in and delivers remarks at a MENA Panel: Delivering Jobs, Growth and Trust, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the keynote address by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister/MCM Chair Ali Babacaon, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Permanent Representative to the OECD Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks on “New Approaches to Economic Challenges: An OECD Policy Agenda for Inclusive Growth,” in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks, “All on Board: Policies for Inclusive Growth and Jobs,” in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Czech Republic Deputy Minister of Finance Radek Urban, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Russian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrey Denisov, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a delegation meeting, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with the senior leadership of the NAFSA Association of International Educators, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller co-hosts the Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting with Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Jim Miller through May 24. The focus of the JCC is strengthening the security partnership between the United States and Iraq. Events take place at the Department of State and the Department of Defense.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd Chairman Yogendra Kumar Modi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Strømmen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer and Assistant Secretary Jones meet with New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully and other Pacific region ambassadors to the U.S., at the New Zealand Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers the keynote address at a Pacific Day seminar co-hosted by the New Zealand Embassy and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact Mary Beth Jordan of CSIS at (202) 775-3278 for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Russia to participate in the U.S.-Russia Bi-National Presidential Commission Counternarcotics Working Group.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia through May 26 to lead the U.S. delegation to Senior Officials Meetings on the East Asia Summit and Lower Mekong Initiative and to meet with counterparts in the region. Please click for here more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman and Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller meet with Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group Ambassador Piet de Klerk, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Gordon delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) annual Conference, at the Brookings Institute, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
For more information please contact the Brookings Institute Office of Communications at (202) 797-6105.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer accompanies Under Secretary Sherman on foreign travel in Baghdad, Iraq for P5+1 talks with Iran. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the South America Chiefs of Mission Conference, hosted by U.S. Southern Command, in Miami, Florida.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones and Assistant Secretary Brimmer meet with New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully and other Pacific region ambassadors to the U.S., at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with representatives from the UN Fund for Victims of Torture, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro accompanies Secretary Clinton at the Gala Dinner for the International Special Operations Forces Week, at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For further information or to RSVP please contact Major Kelley Jeter at USSOCOM Public Affairs at kelley.jeter@socom.mil.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the “Fortune Most Powerful Women Evening With…” hosted by Fortune magazine and participants from the Fortune/Department of State Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Tunis, Tunisia to meet with government officials and discuss counterterrorism initiatives.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Brijuni, Croatia to attend the 6th Regional Conference of State Attorneys.

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

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer speaks with Associate Secretary of Princeton University Ann Halliday.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Shannon Grewer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region Isabell Guerrero, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a meeting on the Equal Futures Partnership initiative, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Champions for Change Award Dinner, at the Ritz Carlton, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

1:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Embassy of China Counselor Zha Liyou and First Secretary Li Sanghua to discuss sub-national engagement between the U.S. and China, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to the Vatican to for meetings focused on youth and engagement with Muslim communities.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

2:30 p.m. Director of Policy Planning Sullivan meets with Senator Tim Wirth, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Director of Policy Planning Sullivan meets with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

[This is a mobile copy of Public Schedule for May 23, 2012]