March 27, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Paris, France.

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:25 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a working breakfast with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry participates in a meet and greet with French business leaders, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry participates in a U.S.-France business dialogue, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS FOR INTRODUCTORY REMARKS)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

5:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with former President of Lebanon Amine Pierre Gemayel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks on “Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism,” at the University of Maryland. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

7:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a digital video conference with Embassy Dushanbe Entry Level Officers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman leads the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty through March 28, at the United Nations. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from March 26 to March 29 to participate in the third session of the U.S. – UAE Economic Policy Dialogue. On Wednesday, Assistant Secretary Fernandez travels to Dubai to participate in an American Business Council roundtable. He speaks to students at American University in Sharjah about U.S. economic policy in the region and holds meetings with a range of business leaders to discuss ways to promote economic growth. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL KOZAK

11:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak meets with a group of law students from the University of California, Berkeley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends a luncheon in honor of U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Don Beyer, hosted at the residence of Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Manuel Sager, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS JOE YUN

Acting Assistant Secretary Yun is on foreign travel to China, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. Please click here for more information.

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

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone Dr. Samura Kamara, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

11:00 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with the Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Mauro Vieira, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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