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State Department schedule:


Public Schedule

Washington, DC

February 21, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY



AM Secretary Kerry attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.



2:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Foreign Secretary of India Ranjan Mathai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



PM Secretary Kerry attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.



DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS



11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)



3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends the People’s Republic of China Farewell Reception in honor of Ambassador Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Chinese Embassy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman attends a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and delegation for regional consultations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman attends a dinner in honor of Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai hosted by Ambassador of India Nirupama Rao, at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS



10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats hosts a luncheon for Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE



10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



11:15 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine is joined by Coordinator McCall and Assistant Secretary Stock in a meeting with Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



1:15 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine is joined by Assistant Secretary Stock in a meeting with Aaron Lobel, founder and president of America Abroad Media, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL



10:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



4:20 p.m. Ambassador Marshall greets the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe, at Joint Base Andrews.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a welcome reception in honor of the new Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN



1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to the Philippines through February 23 to meet with Philippine government officials and private sector representatives. Please click here for more information.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER



10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a welcome reception in honor of Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON



2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Guyanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Mauro Vieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a welcome reception in honor of Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, at the Mexico Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



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



8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers the keynote address at a Workshop on Water, U.S. Foreign Policy and American Leadership, at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL



10:00 a.m. Coordinator McCall attends a farewell reception for Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Mme. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



11:15 a.m. Coordinator McCall joins Under Secretary Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary Stock in a meeting with Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel to Rangoon, Burma through February 23 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights and democracy promotion.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK



10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the farewell reception in honor of His Excellency Zhang Yesui and Ms. Chen Naiqing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



11:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock joins Under Secretary Sonenshine and Coordinator McCall in a meeting with Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, to discuss partnership programs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



1:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock joins Under Secretary Sonenshine in a meeting with Aaron Lobel of American Abroad Media to discuss TV programming in the greater Middle East, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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



Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Moscow, Russia to attend meetings regarding global criminal justice issues.

ACTING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS THOMAS DEBASS


9:15 a.m. Acting Special Representative Debass speaks about public-private partnerships and water issues at a Workshop on Water, U.S. Foreign Policy and American Leadership, at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS



9:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis attends the launch of the International Women’s Forum “On the Board” event for advancing women’s corporate board leadership, at George Washington University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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