November 21, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


7:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Philip Goldberg as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 6:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 7:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Disabilities Treaty, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a working lunch for the 2013 U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong deliver remarks at the Closing Session of the 2013 U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:40 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the 100,000 Strong Foundation's Inaugural Annual Conference, at American University, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(POOLED FOR CAMERAS AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS/OPEN TO WRITERS)
The event will be pooled press coverage for videographers and still photographers.
Final access time for writers: 3:00 p.m. at the American University School of International Service Atrium, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.


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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA COVERAGE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

8:30 a.m. Administrator Shah delivers opening remarks at the Demand Solutions Conference, in Washington, DC. For more information and to register to attend please click here.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:30 a.m. Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the Brookings Institute’s Ending Extreme Poverty event, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah introduces the panel Open Knowledge: Working for Development at the Demand Solutions Conference, in Washington, DC. For more information and to register to attend please click here.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Administrator Shah hosts Minister of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco Mohamed Boussaid for the release of USAID's new Development Cooperation Strategy for Morocco, at USAID.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland to lead the U.S. delegations to the P5+1 talks with Iran as well as a UN-hosted meeting on Syria. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Islamabad, Pakistan to meet with Pakistani counterparts to discuss arms control and international security issues.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman accompanies Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller on foreign travel to Islamabad, Pakistan.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the reception honoring the 2013 Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Award recipients, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Latin Trade Group CEO Rosemary Winters and President Richard Burns, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

9:00 a.m. LOCAL
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with Nicolas de Rivière of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with UNESCO Assistant Director-General for External Relations Eric Falt, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, at UNESCO Headquarters Paris France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Ethiopia. Assistant Secretary Richard will travel to the Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia with U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach to visit refugee camps hosting Eritrean refugees. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Russel participates in the 2013 U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel delivers remarks at the 100,000 Strong Foundation's Inaugural Annual Conference, at American University, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

1:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya hosts a roundtable with recipients of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2013 International Press Freedom Awards, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends the swearing-in ceremony for Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with the Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Hilde Johnson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador CdeBaca is on travel in New York.

10:00 a.m. Ambassador CdeBaca joins U.S. Ambassador to the UN Power to brief diplomats about standards of treatment for domestic workers, at the U.S. Mission to the UN, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

1:30 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca briefs representatives of anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations about the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to The Hague to co-lead the U.S. observer delegation the ICC Assembly of State Parties (ASP).

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