February 27, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the release of the annual Human Rights Report, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry participates in a working lunch with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:10 p.m.
Secretary Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier participate in a joint press availability, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.


DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on travel to Nepal and Burma from February 24 through February 28. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman briefs U.S. House of Representatives Chairs and Ranking Members on Iran, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman briefs U.S. Senate Chairs and Ranking Members on Iran, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Admiral William H. McRaven, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Abuja, Lagos, and Monrovia from February 26 through March 5. In Nigeria, Ambassador Shannon is traveling as the leader of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration in Abuja. He will then travel to Lagos for discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest, a visit to a U.S. Government assistance project, and to meet with Nigerian youth. Counselor Shannon will also travel to Monrovia to open the second meeting of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, and consult with stakeholders on areas of Liberia’s progress and development.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in the G8 Nonproliferation Directors Group meeting through February 27, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Western Hemisphere Chiefs of Mission, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Nuland joins Secretary Kerry’s working lunch with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

9:15 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Raymond Benjamin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers opening remarks at the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Working Group on Workforce Development, in Alexandria, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan meets with Undersecretary for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Sergio Alcocer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

11:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya participates in Secretary Kerry’s rollout of the annual Human Rights Report, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with 2011 RFK Human Rights Award recipient Frank Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

1:00 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien co-hosts a lunch meeting with Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Rachad Bouhlal at the Moroccan Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien hosts a follow-up meeting with the U.S. investor and entrepreneur delegation he led to Colombia in November to further discuss partnership results and opportunities in the area, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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