Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 12, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Martin McGuiness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Department of State’s Hispanic Heritage Month, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Aponte, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Amman, Baghdad, Erbil, and Ankara through September 15. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides accepts the credentials of the Ambassador-designate of St. Lucia to the U.S. Sonia Johnny, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Samuel Kaplan, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends the Brand USA Board Dinner, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides delivers remarks at the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds an interview with CNN International, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to lead the U.S. delegation to the first U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall participates in the swearing-in ceremony of The Honorable Mari Aponte, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the Washington, DC premiere of the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, hosted by the Meridian International Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall delivers a toast to the Diplomatic Corps at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 34th annual Ambassadors Ball, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya Dr. Willy Mutunga, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:10 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Lieutenant General Charles T. Cleveland, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends the 4th Annual Franklin Fellows Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Johnnie Carson meets with Niger Prime Minister Brigi Rafini, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

7:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a U.S.-UAE Business Council dinner in the lead-up to the U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue on September 13, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon delivers remarks for the release of the German Marshall Fund’s “Transatlantic Trends Survey 2012,” in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to meet with Chinese government officials, journalists and students.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a luncheon in honor of U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Aponte, at the Inter-American Development Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Aponte, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Science meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


Coordinator McCall participates in the TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 technology conference, in San Francisco, California.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel in Turkey. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Lieutenant General Charles T. Cleveland, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with female soccer players from India and Pakistan participating in the Sports Visitors Program, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information on the program.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the 4th Annual Franklin Fellows Program reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the Washington, DC premiere reception of the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, hosted by the Meridian International Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Berlin, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Nicosia, Cyprus through September 15 for meetings with senior government officials on counterterrorism cooperation.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Burma with the PEPFAR Asia regional program team and others as part of an assessment of the country’s HIV response, needs, and priorities.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

7:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer participates in the Pakistan Gender Portfolio review VTC led by USAID Administrator Raj Shah, with representatives from Embassy Islamabad, at USAID headquarters.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with ambassadors of Equal Futures Partnership countries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with USAID and Department of Defense representatives regarding the economic empowerment of women in Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Iraq Foundation Executive Director Rend Al-Rahim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the Washington, DC premiere of the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, hosted by the Meridian International Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

6:30 p.m. Special Representative Balderston attends a dinner hosted by the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright to discuss the potential of tourism as a catalyst for economic growth in North Africa as part of the Partners for a New Beginning initiative in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information about the initiative.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Chengdu, China through September 13 to further U.S.-China sub-national engagement.

10:00 a.m. (LOCAL) Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Friendship Cities Conference, in Chengdu, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. (LOCAL) Special Representative Lewis meets with Chengdu Foreign Affairs Officer Qiu Haiming, in Chengdu, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. (LOCAL) Special Representative Lewis meets with Mayor of Chengdu Ge Honglin, in Chengdu, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. (LOCAL) Special Reprsentative Lewis tours the Zhangqi Village with Chen Jiaze of the Chengdu Academy of Social Sciences, in Chengdu, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. (LOCAL) Special Representative Lewis attends the Friendship Cities Conference banquet, in Chengdu, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

4:30 p.m.
Special Representative Pandith delivers closing remarks at the CVE/Community Engagement National Conference, at the National Counterterrorism Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE AND DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Director General Linda Thomas-Greenfield is on foreign travel to Germany, Kuwait and Iraq through September 21.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

There will be NO Daily Press Briefing today.

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