February 28, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin deliver remarks and open the fourth annual U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin participate in a joint press availability, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Israeli Leader of the Opposition Yitzshak Herzog, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESSS COVERAGE)


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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at Tufts University’s Institute for Global Leadership, in Medford/Sommerville, Massachusetts.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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.

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 WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Kerry and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin at the U.S.-Colombia High Level Political Dialogue, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin and Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers opening remarks at the U.S.-Colombia High Level Political Dialogue’s (HLPD) Environmental Protection and Climate Change Working Group with USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel and Colombian Vice Minister of Environment Pablo Samper, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers opening remarks at the U.S.-Colombia Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation with Colombian Co-Chair and Director of COLCIENCIAS Paula Marcela Arias, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with CEO of Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) Christof Schenk, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATIONS, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard attends a briefing on the Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience at the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin chairs the opening session of the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin hosts a town hall with employees from the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Bechtel Corporation CEO Riley Bechtel, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a working lunch as part of the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a meeting at the Council of the Americas with the Mexican Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for North America Sergio Alcocer, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remark at the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue Culture and Education Working Group, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a working lunch as part of the U.S.-Columbia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

9:15 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with the President of Tunisia’s Nahda Party Rached Ghannouchi, 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 Phoenix, Arizona to discuss local anti-trafficking efforts with government representatives, activists, business leaders, and members of the press.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN


9:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien joins Secretary Kerry and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin at the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien delivers remarks on entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships at the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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