January 15, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 15, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

10:35 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours the St. George Church, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

12:25 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a joint press availability with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:25 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a working lunch with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov deliver joint statements to the media, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a meet and greet with staff and families of Embassy Sofia, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a meet and greet with U.S. and Bulgarian service members, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a ONE Youth Event with 30 youth to discuss the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd street entrance
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINSITRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah attends meetings and briefings, at USAID.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman travels to Geneva, Switzerland, with the American negotiating team, for meetings with Iranian officials in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information.

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

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Department of Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Shri Sharma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CNA Corporation Senior Vice President Sherri Goodman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Google Head of Global Trade Policy David Weller, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to New York for a meeting with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nation Ambassador Samantha Power.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron, at the White House. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with U.S. Pacific Command Commander Admiral Samuel Locklear III, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN
Assistant Secretary Countryman is on travel to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the UAE through January 20 for consultations on nonproliferation issues. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA S. JACOBSON

10:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at a Brazil-U.S. Business Council event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at a farewell reception for Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Mauro Vieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Assistant Secretary Richard attends the 2nd U.S.-Burma Human Rights Dialogue, in Rangoon, Burma. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS TORIA NULAND

Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Sofia, Bulgaria. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE C. RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard attends the 2nd U.S.-Burma Human Rights Dialogue, in Rangoon, Burma. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers keynote remarks at the American Security Project, in Washington, D.C. For media interested in covering this event please contact Porter Brockway
at Press@americansecurityproject.org. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Central Bank of Libya and Libyan Investment Authority officials, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a dinner hosted by Indian Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu and Commerce Minister at the Embassy of India to the U.S. Reenat Sandhu, in honor of Indian Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology R.S. Sharma, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers opening remarks at the a Bilateral Symposium on Higher Education, sponsored by the Embassy of France for the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yasuhide Nakayama, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with the Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, at the U.S. Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)