Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 19, 2012


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton has no public events.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

5:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns hosts the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides officiates the Toys for Tots Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the Cargill CEO Greg Page, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Morris Rosenberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Ambassador of Turkey to the U.S. Namik Tan, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks in honor of the Eagleburger Fellowship Program, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with members of the U.S.-Japan Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary Stock meet with representatives of the Smithsonian Institute to discuss initiatives to strengthen partnerships between the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Department of State, at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine and Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller launch the “RT Girls! Program” at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. The “RT Girls! Program” is designed to engage young girls to pursue studies and careers in the STEM and international security fields, public diplomacy and other sectors with technology applications. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine and Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller launch the “RT Women’s Lecture Series” featuring Meg Gottemoeller, Executive Director of Member Engagement and Human Capital at the Conference Board discussing “Breaking Down Barriers to Advancement and Promotion for Women.”
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Ambassador of Peru to the U.S. Harold Forsyth, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Dr. Paul Stares of the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

2:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller and Under Secretary Sonenshine launch the “RT Girls! Program” at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. The “RT Girls! Program” is designed to engage young girls to pursue studies and careers in the STEM and international security fields, public diplomacy and other sectors with technology applications. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller and Under Secretary Sonenshine launch the “RT Women’s Lecture Series” featuring Meg Gottemoeller, Executive Director of Member Engagement and Human Capital at the Conference Board discussing “Breaking Down Barriers to Advancement and Promotion for Women.”
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall participates in the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in China through December 19 to meet with senior government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson testifies before the House Armed Services Committee regarding an “Update on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Implications for U.S. National Security,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a reception in honor of the Eagleburger Fellowship Program, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the Presidential Management Fellows class mentor program kickoff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Panamanian Ambassador to the U.S. Mario Jaramillo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

5:30 p.m. Coordinator McCall attends the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock and Under Secretary Sonenshine meet with representatives of the Smithsonian Institute to discuss initiatives to strengthen partnerships between the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Department of State, at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

1:50 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

1:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca attends the launch of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Google Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs Susan Molinari, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca attends the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends the Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

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