May 8, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia and Rome, Italy. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Acting Assistant Secretary Yovanovitch, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace David Hale, Spokesperson Psaki, White House Senior Director for Russian Affairs Alice Wells, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with civil society representatives, in Moscow, Russia.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP OF MEETING)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with meets with the staff and families of Embassy Moscow, in Moscow, Russia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP OF MEETING)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah is on foreign travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa May 8 through the 11.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa from May 5 through May 14 to participate in the World Economic Forum and to meet with government and business community representatives.

7:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a breakfast with AmCham Executive Board members, in Pretoria, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats participates in an internal World Economic Forum Program – “Job Creation in Africa” in Cape Town, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in an internal World Economic Forum Program – “Managing Expectations – what would a win-win US Foreign Policy in Africa look like?” in Cape Town, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends an internal World Economic Forum Program Reception, in Cape Town, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a World Economic Forum internal program – “Africa Infrastructure dinner”, in Cape Town, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at a workshop with the Smithsonian Institution on guidelines, design, branding, and programming concepts for the Department’s 850 American Spaces around the globe, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK) from May 6 through 10. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall accompanies the Diplomatic Corps to a Joint Meeting of Congress to hear an address by the President of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton presents on the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy panel with Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service and Jim Townsend, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy, U.S. Department of Defense at the United States Institute of Peace.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Joel Kaplan, Vice President of U.S. Public Policy for Facebook, at the U.S. Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Ambassador Ross Wilson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a conference call with Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Special Representative Barbara Shailor and U.S. garment buyers in Bangladesh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends the welcome session of the European Union Rendez-Vous: Transatlantic Symposium on the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy at The United States Institute for Peace. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith, the President of SESAME’s (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) governing council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Mokhtar Chaouachi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the U.S., at the Department of State.
(closed press coverage)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Mokhtar Chaouachi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the U.S., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a Council of the Americas luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the 43rd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade Anabel Gonzalez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with representatives from SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ACTING COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MAUREEN CORMACK

Acting Coordinator Cormack participates in a workshop with the Smithsonian Institute on guidelines, design, branding, and programming concepts for the Department’s 850 American Spaces around the globe, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

9:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard addresses the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s annual national conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with World Food Program (WFP) Assistant Executive Director for Partnership and Governance Services Elisabeth Rasmusson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS JOSEPH YUN

10:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Yun attends the Joint Meeting of Congress with Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, at the Capitol Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA


2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Sam Rainsy, Cambodian opposition leader, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

9:30 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis attends the remarks by Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, at the 43rd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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