March 20, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 20, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras and final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers opening remarks at the launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)

3:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM


Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and Assistant Secretary Richard are on travel to Ankara and Adana, Turkey through March 21. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel through March 21 to join United States Army Special Operations Command Commanding General Lieutenant General Charles T. Cleveland to participate in the Silent Quest 14-1 Facilitated Wargame, at the Aberdeen Training Facility in Fort Bragg, NC.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and Brussels, Belgium to meet with senior government officials and representatives of civil society. Please click here for more information.

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

Under Secretary Sewall launches the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s (DRL) Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative (GBV Initiative), at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends an Overseas Private Investment Corporation board meeting, at the OPIC Headquarters in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL


12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel participates in a roundtable with journalists, at the Washington Foreign Press Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with heads of Washington D.C.-area Indian Diaspora organizations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Ambassador of Finland to the U.S. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on travel to Paraguay. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

11:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with United Nations Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Sandra Honoré, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman delivers remarks at the Global Business Forum, at the Georgetown Club.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman delivers the keynote remarks at the Washington Area Model UN Conference, at George Washington University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and Assistant Secretary Richard are on travel to Ankara and Adana, Turkey through March 21. Please click here for more information.

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

8:45 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya hosts the launch of the Gender Based Violence Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM TINA KAIDANOW


10:15 a.m. Ambassador Kaidanow meets with Bulgaria Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Affairs Tsvetlin Yovchev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Kaidanow meets with DC think tank participants to discuss counterterrorism trends, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Australia Deputy Chief of Mission Caroline Millar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to Lawrence, Kansas to attend meetings on the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) at the University of Kansas. Please click here for more information on the partnership.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

Ambassador Russell is on travel to Amman, Jordan to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders in advancement of U.S. policy on women. Please click here for more information.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

11:00 a.m.
Director McKean meets with U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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