January 28, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 28, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


7:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Vice President Biden, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the annual Department of State Retirement Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Georgetown University Interfaith Luncheon at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s State of the Union address, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Amman, Jordan. Please click here for more information.


DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to the Netherlands Timothy Broas, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Republic of Korea Ambassador to the U.S. Ahn Ho-young, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

12:30 p.m.
Counselor Shannon delivers remarks at the Martin Luther King Day Commemoration “Why Diversity Matters to Me,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon delivers remarks at the Senior Executive Threshold Seminar (SETS), at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


6:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon participates in a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia for meetings with the political directors of the G8. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with House India Caucus members, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with commissioners of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS WILLIAM CRAFT


Acting Assistant Secretary Craft is on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia through January 29 for the G8 Foreign Affairs, Sous-Sherpa meeting.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at a luncheon in honor of twenty-two EducationUSA advisers attending the EducationUSA Training Institute in Washington, DC, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan co-chairs the fourth annual bilateral meeting of the Education Working Group under the Joint Commission for the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with the Bahraini Minister of Interior Sheikh Rashed bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya delivers remarks at the Martin Luther King Day Commemoration “Why Diversity Matters to Me,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Bogota, Colombia from January 23 through January 28, to meet with officials and civil society members on transitional justice initiatives.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN


Special Representative O’Brien is on foreign travel to Ireland and Northern Ireland to lead a delegation as part of a new public-private State Department initiative, Partnership Opportunity Delegations (PODs). Please click here for more information.

8:40 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien delivers remarks on the importance of global partnerships that aim to provide youth with STEM-focused education and training at the Limerick City & County Council Civic Reception at Limerick City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation attend the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s (ITLG) Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum at the Concert Hall in University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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