January 21, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 21, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

12:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Art in Embassies Medal of Arts Award event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a working lunch with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, at the Department of State.
(PRESS AVAIL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING LUNCH)
Pre set time for video cameras: 1:40 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 1:55 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

3:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE BOTTOM)
Pre set time for video cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 3:25 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

DEPUTY SECRETARY TONY BLINKEN

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken testifies in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Iran nuclear negotiations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

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

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Brussels and London to consult with European counterparts on efforts to prevent violent extremism and mass atrocities, combat corruption, as well as to discuss Tibetan issues. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to London, United Kingdom through January 23 to participate in a counter–ISIL Small Group Meeting. While there he will also participate in a Coalition Communications Meeting with European and Middle East partners.

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

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel to Davos, Switzerland, January 21-24, to participate in the World Economic Forum.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:45 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Iván Velásquez Gómez, accompanied by CICIG Political Officer Arturo Aguilar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE BOTTOM)

12:45 p.m. Counselor Shannon participates as a mentor for the 180th A-100 class, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley in honor of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the Art in Embassies Medal of Arts Award event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the visit of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, at the Department of State.
(PRESS AVAIL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING LUNCH)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the visit of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE BOTTOM)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the Art in Embassies Reception, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley in honor of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker hosts the Fall Bureau of International Organization Awards Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on travel to Havana, Cuba. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

Assistant Secretary Russel is on travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh from January 18 through January 24. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan attends the Art in Embassies Medal of Arts Award event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at the signing ceremony announcing the “Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Program,” in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Commission in Iceland, at the Icelandic Ambassador’s Residence, in Washington, DC
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM TINA KAIDANOW

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Kaidanow meets with U.K. Permanent Secretary of the Home Office Mark Sedwill, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends a breakfast discussion, hosted by the Embassy of Australia and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Washington, DC
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)