February 26, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to London, United Kingdom. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Ambassador Marshall and Assistant Secretary Gordon. Please click here for more information.

9:20 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with the staff and families of Mission Germany, in Berlin, Germany.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:35 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry participates in “Youth Connect: Berlin,” a forum to hear thoughts and answer questions about global affairs with the next generation of leaders and innovators, in Berlin, Germany. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in Berlin, Germany.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:25 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a joint press availability with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in Berlin, Germany.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a working lunch with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in Berlin, Germany.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Berlin, Germany.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Kazakhstan, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia from February 23 to March 4 for official meetings. Please click here for more information.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on travel through February 27, first in Chicago to discuss “Asia-Pacific: New Priorities for American Economic Diplomacy” with members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He then travels to Los Angeles for meetings with the Motion Picture Association of America on intellectual property rights and enforcement. Under Secretary Hormats then delivers a speech at the University of California, Los Angeles on the importance of economics as a foreign policy tool and at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on the “U.S. Economy and Asia.” Please click here for more information

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with former Senator Chris Dodd and with the Motion Picture Association of America, in Los Angeles.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Bel Air Investment Club, in Los Angeles.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks on economic statecraft, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with a group of high school students to discuss foreign policy, at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, in Los Angeles.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, in Los Angeles.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine is interviewed by Voice of America’s Press Conference USA radio program, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers introductory remarks at Black History Month Public Forum, prior to a reading by Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress Natasha Trethewey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Ambassador of India to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, at the Embassy of India.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

12:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends the Council on Foreign Relations roundtable: “The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Weapons,” with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice Principal and Professor of War Studies at King’s College London.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with United States Institute of Peace President Jim Marshall and Vice President Kristin Lord, at the United States Institute of Peace.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake appears before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland to present the United States’ intervention at the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Burma through February 27 to meet with government officials about enhancing economic ties. He also delivers the keynote address at a business symposium jointly hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer accompanies Under Secretary Sherman on foreign travel to Almaty, Kazakhstan for the P5+1 talks with Iran. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson hosts a roundtable with representatives from the Woodrow Wilson Center, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a jazz concert in honor of Black History Month hosted by Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan, at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS JOE YUN

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Joe Yun appears before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Goosby attends a reception in honor of Assistant Secretary Carson, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

9:00 a.m. Director McKean attends the Woodrow Wilson Center Board meeting, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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