Public Schedule
Washington, DC
August 2, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Kampala, Uganda. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Counselor Mills, Assistant Secretary Carson, Director Sullivan, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Senator Ben Nelson, at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Deputy Nides departs for Aspen, Colorado to deliver remarks at the Brookings Blum Roundtable. This year’s conference focuses on innovation and technology in development.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah attends the Brookings Blum Roundtable, in Aspen, Colorado.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel through August 12 to Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. In Botswana and Namibia, Under Secretary Hormats meets with the relevant ministries, the business community, and local conservation leaders. In South Africa he participates in the U.S.-South African Strategic Dialogue, serves as part of the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s business delegation and participates in the U.S.-South Africa Business Summit.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a Country Team Briefing, at the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Phandu Skelemani, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the kick-off of the American Chamber of Commerce event with future business leaders of Botswana and Ministers of Trade and Tourism, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats participates in an energy meeting with Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe and energy leaders, at the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Michelle Gavin’s residence, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats holds a press interview, at the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Michelle Gavin’s residence, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Minister of Finance Kenneth Matambo, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with young technology leaders including Apps for Africa winners, PING, and the Botswana Innovation Hub, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats attends a Conservation Roundtable dinner, in Gaborone, Botswana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS


Counselor Mills accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel through August 7 to the Pacific Islands. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel through August 9 to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS PATRICIA HASLACH

10:00 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Haslach meets with Jon Danilowicz, incoming Deputy Chief of Mission to U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel through August 3 to Burkina Faso and Geneva, Switzerland. In Burkina Faso, Assistant Secretary Richard will join UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres to review the situation of refugees from the crisis in Mali. She will also visit programs for family planning and fistula care in Ouagadougou and meet with the First Lady of Burkina Faso Chantal Campaoré. In Geneva, Assistant Secretary Richard will address media jointly with UN High Commissioner Guterres, and will also meet with other donors. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks to Community Solutions Program participants at the IREX Welcome Luncheon, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Bujumbura, Burundi, where he will participate in official meetings on global criminal justice issues.

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

2:00 p.m
. Ambassador Verveer meets with Executive Director of the International Association of Women Judges Joan Winship, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel through August 4 to Koror, Palau to participate in the Inaugural Micronesia Women’s Summit.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Burma and Cambodia through August 3 to meet with civil society groups, government officials, youth, and participate in Ramadan activities.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. There will be an off-camera, on-the-record briefing with Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson.

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