February 5, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry holds a Senior Staff meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry visits the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs staff meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Secretary Kerry attends additional meetings and briefings, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns accompanies Vice President Biden on his visit to Paris, France and London, United Kingdom.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides officiates the swearing-in ceremony for the U.S. Ambassador-designate to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

2:15 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Democratic Republic of Congo Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Heidi Karlsson, MA., Cultural Strategist, Environmental Conflict Consultant, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Nancy McLernon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Organization for International Investment, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Democratic Republic of Congo Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel to New Delhi, India.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, and Russia to discuss arms control, nonproliferation and international security issues. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks at a Meridian International Center and THIS for Diplomats reception honoring Embassy Social Secretaries, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Peru, His Excellency Harold Winston Forsyth, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Greg Nadeau, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Saad Mohseni, chairman of MOBY Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks at the Post 2015 Development agenda Speakers Series hosted by OES, IO and the Office of the Chief Economist, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to China and Israel through February 7 to discuss nonproliferation issues. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Major General Randy Kee, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Western Hemisphere), Strategic Plans, and Policy Directorate, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a dinner in honor of Representative Ed Royce, at the Peruvian ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel to Kabul, Afghanistan; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Cairo, Egypt through February 13 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights and democracy promotion.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in Senate Foreign Relations Committee Roundtable on Syria, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with EU Director for Humanitarian and Civil Protection Operations Jean-Louis De Brouwer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in interagency meeting with John Ging, Director, Coordination and Response Division (CRD) of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, at the National Press Building
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Freetown, Sierra Leone to participate in a conference on “Exploring the Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leoneand meet with Sierra Leone officials regarding global criminal justice issues.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the annual U.S. Afghan Women’s Council meeting, at Georgetown University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Chargé d'Affaires for the Republic of Tunisia Tarek Amri, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the Aschiana Foundation Annual Gala in honor of her work on behalf of Afghan women and girls, at the Italian Embassy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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