January 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 8, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

7:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, at the Pentagon.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY PENTAGON)

9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the swearing-in ceremony for Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DGHR) Arnold Chacon, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Final access time for writers and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

 

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the swearing-in ceremony for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Assistant Secretary Frank Rose, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom is on travel to California to attend the U.S. Global Development Lab Advisory Group Board Meeting with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and participate in technology outreach meetings at Google and Andreessen Horowitz. Please click here for more information.

ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY WENDY SHERMAN

10:30 a.m. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman officiates the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Albert Krol, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on travel to California where he will attend the U.S. Global Development Lab Advisory Group Board Meeting with Deputy Secretary Higginbottom, and participate in meetings with technology leaders and other innovators. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization José Orive, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Counselor Shannon participates in a discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill hosted by and the American Foreign Service Association, in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

9:45 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the swearing-in ceremony for Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DGHR) Arnold Chacon, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the U.S. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, at Blair House.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director John Sifton, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHRE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Televisa Foundation President Alicia Lebrija and former Director Alejandro Villanueva, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral Charles Michel, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel attends a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the U.S. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, at Blair House.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

3:30 p.m. Director McKean attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)