January 17, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the regional bureau secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the Department of State.
(FOLLOWED BY JOINT PRESS AVAIL AT APPROXIMATELY 2:05 PM)
Pre set for video cameras: 1:15 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

1:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the Department of State.
(FOLLOWED BY JOINT PRESS AVAIL AT APPROXIMATELY 2:05 PM)
Pre set for video cameras: 1:15 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with U.S. Ambassador of Jordan Alia Hatoug-Bouran, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Matthew Slaughter, Associate Dean-Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University and David Thomas, Vice President of Business Roundtable & Rob Mulligan Senior Vice President, Washington, U.S. Council for International Business, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Middle East Affairs Lionel Johnson and Senior Director of Middle East Affairs Khush Choksy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Scott Price, Chief Executive Officer and President of Wal-Mart Asia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED 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

1:30 p.m Ambassador Marshall assists with the visit and the bilateral meeting of the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the Department of State.
(FOLLOWED BY JOINT PRESS AVAIL AT APPROXIMATELY 2:05 PM)
Pre set for video cameras: 1:15 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the farewell reception in honor of the departing Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Carson joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the Department of State.
(FOLLOWED BY JOINT PRESS AVAIL AT APPROXIMATELY 2:05 PM)
Pre set for video cameras: 1:15 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the farewell reception in honor of the departing Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the farewell reception in honor of the departing Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with representatives from the Natural Resource Defense Council to discuss environmental matters, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby and Ambassador Leslie Rowe convene a meeting of State Department and inter-agency principals to inaugurate the establishment of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Goosby meets with French Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador-at-Large, Mireille Guigaz, and the French Foreign Ministry Director for Global Public Goods, Philippe Meunier, to discuss the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and AIDS-related issues, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Belarusian activists from the Belarus Free Theater, Natalia Kaliada, Nicolai Khalezin, and Yuri Kaliada, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a reception for Northern Ireland politicians hosted by Norman Houston, Director/Counselor of the Northern Ireland Bureau of North America, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Special Representative Lewis attends meetings associated with the U.S. Conference of Mayors 81st Winter Meeting, held January 17-19, in Washington, DC.
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5:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 81st Winter Meeting, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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