January 23, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)

4:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on travel to New York to receive the New York State Bar Association’s Distinction in International Law and Affairs Award on behalf of the ‘career diplomat,’ this year’s honoree.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassadors from the American Academy of Diplomacy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Davos, Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum through January 25. He also travels to New Delhi, India to participate in the Confederation of India Industry (CII), through February 1.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a panel discussion on The Global Energy Context, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats attends a high-level panel discussion, “East vs. West: Re-Shaping the World,” exploring the geo-political and economic forces fundamentally changing the world, with particular focus on the implications for Europe and China, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. John Noseworthy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting with Iain Conn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Refining and Marketing, BP, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats attends an IT Community Dinner/Industry Partnership Meeting for Information Technology: The Next 1 Billion Seconds, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau town hall, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with a group of NGOs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero attends a meeting at the White House
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with U.S. African Development Foundation Chief Executive Officer and President Shari Berenbach, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Timothy Ryan, Mark Hankin and Celeste Drake of the Solidarity Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Ambassador of Bangladesh to the U.S. Akramul Qader, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Mexico City, Mexico, through January 24 to participate in economic dialogues with cabinet officials from President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration. In addition to senior government officials, the group will meet with local business leaders and business organizations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Chief of the Cuban Interests Section José Cabañas, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel in Turkey to discuss the humanitarian situation in and around Syria. Please click here for more information.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca participates in a J/TIP Office Digital Video Conference with the Government of The Bahamas.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE STEPHEN RAPP, OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in The Hague, Netherlands attending official meetings regarding global criminal justice issues.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Davos, Switzerland through January 25 to participate in events associated with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President, Meridian International Center, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Dr. Kassie Freeman, Director of Alcorn State University’s Strategic Innovation Program, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith attends the Decide Now Act (DNA) Summit in London, UK. This summit will discuss “How to use innovation to create a better connected world” and is designed to progress from talk to action, connecting visionaries from across sectors encouraging collaboration to help social change.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

4:30 p.m. Director Sullivan meets with U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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