January 9, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 9, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry conducts a private swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with business executives to discuss the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, 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

10:00 a.m. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman officiates the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau James Peter Zumwalt, 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

9:15 a.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

10:30 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with the Chairman of the Japan-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship League Hirofumi Nakasone, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the U.S. Abdallah Baali, at Blair House.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a farewell reception for United States Agency for International Development Assistant Administrator Jonathan Stivers, at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends the swearing-in ceremony, officiated by Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman, for U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau James Peter Zumwalt, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends the swearing-in ceremony, officiated by Under Secretary Kennedy, for U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde Donald Heflin, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)