Public Schedule
Washington, DC
November 19, 2012


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 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, Ambassador Marshall, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

AM – PM LOCAL Secretary Clinton joins President Obama for events in Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns accepts the credentials from the Ambassador-designate of Japan His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 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 participates in a video conference hosted by the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Dr. Jim Miller.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


10:45 A.M. Under Secretary Sherman meets with newly-credentialed Ambassador of Japan Kenichiro Sasae at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 P.M.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Ambassador of Jordan Alia Hatoung Bouran at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a conference call with the Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Quoc Cuong.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Nepal and Bangladesh from November 13 through 20. In Bangladesh, Under Secretary Otero addresses Rohingya refugee issues, as well as labor issues. She also meets with government representatives, as well as 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

Ambassador Marshall accompanies President Obama and Secretary Clinton on foreign travel to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK 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 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota for domestic outreach.

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in a roundtable discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison and members of Minneapolis Human Rights advocacy organizations at the Center for Changing Lives, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a lunch with Congressman Keith Ellison; Hussein Samatar, the Executive Director of the African Development Center; Hashi Shafi, the Executive Director of Somali Action Alliance; and Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Eric Schwartz, Dean of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks on U.S. multilateral engagement to graduate students, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in a roundtable discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison on food security at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the Latin America in the Global Economy dialogue hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at ACIEP’s Sanctions Subcommittee for “A Report from State and Treasury on Developments on U.S. Sanctions re: Iran and Burma,” at Georgetown Law, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

12:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the American Academy of Diplomacy luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Director of FREELAND Foundation Steven Galster to discuss wildlife conservation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner hosts a China Inter-Agency meeting, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner briefs Senate Appropriations Committee Staff, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in a Bahrain roundtable at the Center for a New American Security, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Managing Director for Global & Multilateral Issues at the European External Action Service Mara Marinaki, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock meets with the British Council, at the Department of State, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


9:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin participates in a political dialogue with EU counterterrorism counterparts, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin participates in a roundtable discussion on “Strategic Counterterrorism: Building on Successful Partnerships for the Next Decade,” hosted by Danish Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Taksøe-Jensen and the Fourth Freedom Forum, at the Embassy of Denmark.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

4:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Leslie Schweitzer, President of Friends of American University of Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks on “U.S.-Russian Subnational Engagement: Connecting Markets and Communities,” at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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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