Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 14, 2012


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton has no public events.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with South African activist Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Nancy McLernon, President and CEO, Organization for International Investment, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks at the annual State Department Retirement Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Alice Wells, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, Secretary-General of Boao Forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with CEMEX USA Representatives Bob Sullivan and Alan Stoga, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Mid-Year Conference, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the board meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with George Hamilton, President of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with former Kyrgyz Republic President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts consultations on multilateral issues with a delegation from the United Kingdom led by Vijay Rangarajan, Director for Multilateral Policy for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Mr. Ján Kubis, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, to discuss the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 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 WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with The Netherlands MFA Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Maryem van den Heuvel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Gustavo Arnavat, U.S. executive director to the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in an interagency meeting regarding the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure, and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, at the Environmental Protection Agency.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE to participate in the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Ministerial and launch the International Center of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism.

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

10:00 a.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Foreign Minister Wunna Lwin, in Rangoon, Burma.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Minister of Home Affairs Lt. General Ko Ko, in Rangoon, Burma.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Minister of Defense Lt. General Wai Lwin, in Rangoon, Burma.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security Maung Myint, in Rangoon, Burma.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Myat Myat Ohn Khin, in Rangoon, Burma.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks at a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted “AIDS-free Generation Post-Blueprint” event, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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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