Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 18, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at an event honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.


1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a signing ceremony with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:20 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a working lunch with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the Street Entrance Lobby.


7:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a dinner with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


3:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Pakistan Richard Olson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides holds a video conference with Embassy Baghdad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, at the Treasury Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador-designate to Iraq Steve Beecroft, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah and Senator Lindsey Graham travel to Clemson University to visit Clemson’s Small Ruminant Animal Farm for a briefing on the University’s Afghanistan Agribusiness Development Team Training Program. Administrator Shah and Senator Graham also participate in a question and answer session with Clemson University students and staff, moderated by University President James F. Barker.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Rule of Law Roundtable with Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the U.S.-India Agricultural Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Palestinian Finance Minister Nabil Kassis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in the IFE Special Program on Innovation Forum, “The Vehicle’s Role in Sustainable Energy Solutions,” in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine addresses students in the Marketing and Communications College, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a luncheon hosted by Assistant Secretary Hammer with think tank and academic institutions communicators, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks as the guest of honor at the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association’s “Trailblazer Roundtable Luncheon Series,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall oversees the visit of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the Department of State.

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall oversees the U.S.-Mexico High Level Working Group Meeting with Her Excellency Dr. Patricia Espinosa, Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Secretary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Afghan women judges, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies seminar, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of BRAC, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks titled “Preview of U.S. Priorities at the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly,” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Please click here to watch a live stream of the event.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Vienna, Austria through September 21 to attend the IAEA General Conference.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers a speech on “Economics: Centerpiece of 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy,” in Miami, Florida. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer, along with Under Secretary Sonenshine, hosts a luncheon with think tank and academic institutions communicators, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:50 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Secretary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a dinner in honor of Senator Dick Lugar, at the Inter-American Development Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones hosts a meeting with Krista Outhwaite, Associate Deputy Minister of the Public Health Ministry of Canada, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends the U.S. Interagency Working Group on Trade in Timber Products from Peru, at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner participates in the Rule of Law Meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner attends the Lifeline Donor Steering Committee Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner attends a private luncheon in honor of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner attends an event honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock speaks at the Institute of International Education (IIE) Gala in honor of Fulbright alumnus and late president of Ghana, John Atta Mills, in New York, NY.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Ambassador of Lebanon to the U. S. Antoine Chedid, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Brussels through September 18 to meet with NATO and EU officials to address women, peace, and security issues. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

9:30 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with James Hansley, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC ), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Venkee Sharma, President and CEO, Aquatech International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m. Special Representative Lewis speaks with Chanelle Hardy, Director, Urban League Policy Institute and David Sutphen, Partner, the Brunswick Group.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:45 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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