Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 3, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 9:00 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.


1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov, at the Department of State
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING MEETING AT APPROX. 1:35 PM)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a swearing-in for U.S. Ambassador to Croatia Kenneth Merten, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the World Food Program-USA Awards Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with former German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger and current German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Ammon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission, hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd street lobby.


12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides hosts a luncheon for U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Commission participants, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to the U.S. Elena Poptodorova, 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 meets with Pamela Passman, President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Senator Robert Corker and Ambassador Bill Taylor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Alliance to Save Energy’s Star of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on official travel in Los Angeles, California.

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

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Admiral William McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Navy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


2:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall serves as the Master of Ceremonies at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia Kenneth Merten, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception on the occasion of the day of German Unity hosted by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany His Excellency Peter Ammon and Mrs. Marliese Heimann-Ammon, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba and Mrs. Abeer Al Otaiba, in McLean, Virginia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton speaks on a panel on conflict alongside Refugees International President Michel Gabaudan and hosted by Representative Sam Farr, at the Capitol Visitors Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake speaks with EastWest Institute President John Mroz.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Daniel Farrell Burton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Public Sector, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs Assistant State Secretary for Asia and Pacific, Ambassador Beat Nobs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with executives from AES Corporation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a German Unity Day Celebration, at the German Embassy, in Washington D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Andrew Vesey and Scarlett Alvarez of AES, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Francisco Paret of Egon Zehnder International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a meeting of the Advisory Committee for International Economic Policy (ACIEP), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Aldo Defilippi from the American Chamber of Commerce Peru, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a German Unity Day Celebration, at the German Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Larry Palmer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. Jorge Argüello, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Raúl Yzaguirre, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador-designate to the Republic of Croatia Kenneth Merten, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission, hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd street lobby.


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner attends a luncheon hosted by Deputy Secretary Nides for U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Commission participants, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland through October 4 to lead the U.S. delegation at the 63rd session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a workshop with participants in the OneBeat program, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information on the program.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Qatari Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin delivers remarks during a Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Executive Roundtable Luncheon, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:40 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby closes the third annual meeting of PEPFAR’s Scientific Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. The board is composed of leading HIV/AIDS researchers, scientists, and academics who serve in an advisory capacity to PEPFAR on issues of HIV/AIDS policy, science, and implementation.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Accra, Ghana to participate in meetings on global criminal justice issues.

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

Ambassador Verveer travels to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to lead a Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society on Women’s Empowerment. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston participates in a high-level panel discussion about the role of partnerships in promoting an impact economy at the 2012 COMMIT Executive Summit, at the New York Stock Exchange. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

10:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Dr. Kassie Freeman, System Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs for the Southern University and A&M College System, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with James Mitchell, Head of GE Government Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Julia Wilson, CEO and Founder, Wilson Global Communications, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

12:30 p.m.
Director Sullivan meets with Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Arun Singh, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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