Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 11, 2012


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton has no public events.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel through December 12.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

5:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends a reception to celebrate the birthday of his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director and Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Steve Bolze, GE Energy, President and CEO of GE Power & Water and Pamela Farrell Venke, Head of Government Affairs for GE Energy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Global Trends 2030: U.S. Strategy for a Changing World Report Launch Conference, at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero hosts a J Family Town Hall with the J bureau and office leadership, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers the keynote address at the EU Delegation to the United States’ Human Rights Day event, at the EU Mission in Washington DC
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Pakistan to lead the U.S. delegation at the United States-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation Talks. These regular talks between the United States and Pakistan cover a range of bilateral and multilateral nonproliferation issues.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception honoring the Independence of the Republic of Kenya hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Elkanah Odembo, and Mrs. Aoko Midiwo-Odembo in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception honoring the National Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted by the Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Dastan Yeleukenov, and Mrs. Yeleukenova in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, and Mrs. Sergey J. Kislyak, in honor of Dr. James Billington, Director of Library of Congress, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Ireland, Bangladesh and Bhutan through December 13.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to the Philippines, Malaysia, and New Zealand through December 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts consultations on UN Security Council issues with a Pakistani delegation led by Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, and including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan to the United States, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception to celebrate the birthday of his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson appears before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights to testify on “The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Belgium through December 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He will participate in the third annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai, which focuses on building partnerships that create opportunity and provide the resources for entrepreneurs to succeed. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

10:20 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers opening remarks at Advisory Committee for Diplomatic Historical Documentation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the White House Press Holiday Reception, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on official travel to New York to participate in events sponsored by the Council of the Americas. Please click here for more information.

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

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers remarks on oceans and U.S. foreign policy to the World Affairs Council of Boston, in Boston, MA.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Egyptian government officials and civil society groups in Cairo, Egypt. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in the J Family Town Hall, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Robert Mardini, ICRC Head of Operations for the Near and Middle East, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Jenny Yang, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Refugee and Immigration Program at World Relief, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

5:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception to celebrate the birthday of his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE for meetings with senior government officials to discuss counterterrorism initiatives.

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

Ambassador Goosby leads a U.S. delegation to Haiti to evaluate progress in U.S. government health-reconstruction activities.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Rome, Italy, to deliver remarks at the World Parliamentary Conference on Human Rights 34th Annual Forum of Parliamentarians for Global Action.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the World Bank’s Gender Advisory Council meeting and meet with women entrepreneurs, civil society leaders, and government officials. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates through December 12 to participate in the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He will moderate the “Celebrating Public-Private Partnerships: A Spotlight on Partners for a New Beginning” event which features key stakeholders from Turkey and Jordan, the Department of State and the Aspen Institute. Please click here for more information about the summit. Please click here for more information about partnerships.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is honored at the National Portrait Gallery for her participation in an exhibit by Lincoln Schatz called “The Network.” The piece is a single-screen video that recombines 89 interviews with politicians, scientists, innovators and scholars.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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