May 8, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 8, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Former Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.


2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on travel to Astana, Kazakhstan and Islamabad, Pakistan for meetings and consultations with government officials and civil society representatives. Please click here for more information.

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 Abuja, Nigeria from May 6 through May 9 for the World Economic Forum. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman joins the U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meetings headed by White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice from May 7 through May 8, in Tel Aviv.

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

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel from May 5 through May 9 to participate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council meeting in Paris, attend the G-7 Sous-Sherpa meetings in Brussels, and hold bilateral business meetings in London.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli participates in a roundtable discussion on “Promoting Sustainable Development of Our Oceans and Arctic Issues,” in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with EU Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki and Research Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with European Commission Director General Francoise Le Bail, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli participates in a roundtable discussion with small and medium enterprise representatives, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Stengel attends the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board quarterly meeting, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Indonesia, Burma, and Nigeria from May 5 through May 14. 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 Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico Jaliya Wickramasuriya, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman leads the U.S. delegation to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee through May 9 at the United Nations, in New York. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN


1:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with Vice Foreign Minister of Lithuania Neris Germanas, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinoski testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Nuland testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HCFA)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan attends the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board quarterly meeting, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL


Assistant Secretary Russel is on travel to Hong Kong and Hanoi May 5-8. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR WAR CRIMES ISSUES STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland to deliver remarks at a meeting of Human Rights Council representatives from Francophone Africa and meets with country teams at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS CARLOS PASCUAL

4:00 p.m. Special Envoy Pascual delivers remarks at Columbia University’s Energy Policy Conference, at Low Memorial Library in New York. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL ADVISER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN

Special Adviser Rahman is on travel to Switzerland from May 7 through May 9. She will speak on two panels at the 44th St. Gallen Symposium on “Leaders of Tomorrow” and “’Le Contrat Social’ of the Future.”

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

4:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office Dr. Thomas Bagger, at the Department of State.
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