Public Schedule
Washington, DC
November 16, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. In Australia she joined U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) to discuss security cooperation and other regional and global issues. In Singapore she will meet with senior government officials, including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam. She will join President Obama in Thailand for meetings with Prime Minister Yingluck and other senior Thai officials to underscore our strong alliance and discuss shared priorities and regional issues in advance of the ASEAN East Asia Summit. Secretary Clinton will also accompany President Obama to Burma and join his meetings with Burmese President Thein Sein and Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as to Cambodia to accompany the President at the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting and the East Asia Summit.

Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Campbell, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in a working dinner hosted by Singapore Foreign Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, Singapore.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING DINNER)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to the Democratic Republic of Congo Roger Meece, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Swiss State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Yves Rossier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats participates in the RAND Corporation “Politics Aside 2012 Forum” through November 18, in Santa Monica, California.

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a panel discussion, “Austerity: The Case For and Against,” at RAND Headquarters in Santa Monica, California.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel to Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan.

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

Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Nepal and Bangladesh through November 20. In Bangladesh, Under Secretary Otero addresses Rohingya refugee issues, as well as labor issues. Under Secretary Otero also meets with government representatives, NGOs and UN agencies, and participates in a widely-broadcast TV show targeting Bangladeshi youth. In Nepal, Under Secretary Otero meets with government officials on water issues, including glacial melt, among other issues.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends an Egyptian cultural event with Mrs. Amani Tawfik, the spouse of the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the 94th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Latvia hosted by the Ambassador of Latvia, His Excellency Andris Razans, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Turkey and the United Kingdom through November 20. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; and Istanbul, Turkey through November 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Australian First Assistant Secretary Paul Robilliard, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Swiss Ambassador Jürg Lauber, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on travel in Roswell, New Mexico to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and attend the International Law Enforcement Academy graduation. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to Georgia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium through November 21. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the National Cathedral School, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with incoming U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Trinidad and Tobago Thomas Smitham, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with coordinators from Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Ireland through November 16 to co-lead an Innovation Delegation with Special Represenative Balderston. The delegation commences in Dublin with meetings with senior government officials, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs and academics, as well as various civil society organizations to discuss partnership opportunities to promote cross-border economic growth and opportunities with Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.

10:15 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones visits the e3 economic building at Belfast Metropolitan College, in Belfast, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a luncheon hosted by Belfast City Council Creative Industries, in Belfast, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with youth and business leaders from the Young Enterprise National charity, in Belfast, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Lagos, Nigeria through November 16 to attend meetings with Nigerian government officials, representatives from civil society and non-governmental organizations.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Swiss Assistant State Secretary Claude Wild regarding the Global Forum on Migration and Development, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to New Zealand, Australia, and China through November 16. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:45 a.m.
Ambassador Benjamin meets with First Assistant Secretary of South and West Asia and Middle East Division Paul Robilliard and other senior Australian officials, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Turkey.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with members of Parliament Professor Dr. Aykan Erdemir and Dr. Riza Mahmut Turmen, in Ankara, Turkey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Interagency Government of Turkey officials including the Senior Civil Inspector of the Migration and Asylum Bureau Atilla Toros, in Ankara, Turkey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Consular Affairs Ambassador Sakir Fakili, in Ankara, Turkey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Goosby leads the U.S. delegation at the Twenty-Eighth Board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer participates in the Investing in Women to Maximize Returns forum, hosted by the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and the Foreign Service Institute, at the Department of State. Ambassador Verveer leads the keynote opening plenary session on “Corporate Citizenship: Women – The Optimal Investment,” where public and private sector leaders highlight how investing in women has gone beyond CSR to a critical business strategic investment.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please RSVP to Tiera Rainey at RaineyTJ@state.gov to attend.

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to The Hague, Netherlands to attend the International Criminal Court Eleventh Session of the Assembly of States Parties.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Ireland through November 16 to lead an Innovation Delegation with Assistant Secretary Jones. The delegation travels to Belfast for meetings with senior government officials, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs and academics, as well as various civil society organizations to discuss partnership opportunities to promote cross-border economic growth and opportunities with Ireland. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Brazil and Argentina through November 17. Special Representative Pandith visits Brasilia, Sao Paolo, the Tri Border region, Buenos Aires, and Cordoba to meet with youth and civil society groups.

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. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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