Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 13, 2012


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton has no public events.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel. He departs Morocco and travels to Tunisia on December 13.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

9:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Vietnam Communist Party External Relations Committee Chairman Hoang Binh Qui and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman delivers remarks at the Eurasia Foundation Maynes Award event honoring Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on travel to New York through December 14.

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Yale CEO Leadership Summit, at the Waldorf Astoria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall and the Board of Trustees of the Blair House Restoration Fund host a holiday reception in honor of the Friends of Blair House, at the Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, H.E. Sir Peter John Westmacott, and Lady Westmacott, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Josko Paro, and Mrs. Jasna Paro, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, H.E. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, and Dr. Hidde Ronde, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a roundtable discussion on Honduras, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts consultations on UN Security Council issues with a delegation led by Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Luxembourg’s Permanent Representative to the UN, and including representatives from Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy to the U.S., including Ambassador Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Irina Bokova, Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 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 Tunis, Tunisia as part of the U.S. Delegation to the ninth Forum for the Future. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a roundtable on the “Next Steps on the Americas Summits: Maximizing Opportunities for Hemispheric Collaboration,” at the Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 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

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with members of the In Situ Oil Sands Alliance, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner attends the BMENA 2012, 9th Forum for the Future, in Tunis, Tunisia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception with producers and select cast members of PBS Downton Abbey, at the Residence of the Ambassador and Lady Westmacott, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends Vice President Biden’s Holiday Reception, at the home of Vice President and Dr. Biden, 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 to co-chair a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinating Committee.

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

Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Beijing, China.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Women’s Federation Deputy Director General Lan Ling, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Treaty and Law, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Congressman Albio Sires, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Congressman Brian Higgins, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Tunis, Tunisia through December 14 to participates in the Forum for the Future Conference, women’s empowerment session.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Kampala, Uganda through December 16. On December 14, Special Representative Pandith and the Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman host TEDx Youth @ Bukoto, which is themed “Our Moment” and features young leaders from around Africa. On December 15 and 16 she speaks at the Muslim Youth Development Conference and meets with youth and civil society groups.

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