January 16, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras, journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in London through January 16 for the G-8 Political Directors meetings.

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

8:30 a.m.
LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a working breakfast “New Alliance and Accountability,” in London, UK.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa (FASS) meetings, in London, UK.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks on “Public Diplomacy in a Changing Middle East,” at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Chile, Peru, and Uruguay through January 19 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights, TIP, social inclusion, youth engagement, democracy promotion, and counternarcotics efforts. In Santiago, Chile, she participates in the Second Regional Latin America Conference of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), organized by the Government of Chile, and delivers keynote remarks at a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Day of Action. In Montevideo, Uruguay, she attends the soft launch of Embassy Montevideo’s Youth Council.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a briefing for the spouses of the Chiefs of Mission at Blair House in honor of the 57th Presidential Inauguration.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Honduras through January 18. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Germany through January 18.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany to speak at the Senior Executive Seminar.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to Japan and Korea through January 17.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Carson delivers remarks, “The United States-Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond, ” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact Africa@wilsoncenter.org for more information on attending.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with South Korean Deputy Minister for Free Trade Agreements Kyong-lim Choi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets Paraguayan Ambassador to the U.S. Fernando Pfannl Caballero, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel through January 18 to Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium to hold bilateral meetings and participate in consultations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti through January 16 for meetings with Government of Haiti officials and NGO representatives. Please click here for more information.

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

Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel to Geneva through January 17 as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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

8:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer chairs the Afghanistan Gender Task Force VTC with representatives from U.S. Embassy Kabul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Director for CEDAW and the Human Rights Education Project June Zeitlin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Norwegian Director General of UN, Peace, and Humanitarian Affairs Aud Lise Norheim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Kristen Bauer, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston participates in a delegation for Partners for a New Beginning – North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, in New York City. Please click here for more information on Partnerships.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, California, to discuss subnational engagement, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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