January 20, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 20, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Journalists Security Conference, at the Department of State.
(INVITED MEDIA ONLY)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s State of the Union address, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meeting and briefings, at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Berlin, Germany from January 20 through January 23 for meetings with the Political Directors of the G-7 in preparation for the G-7 Foreign Ministers meeting hosted by Germany later in the year.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to London, United Kingdom.

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with First Korean Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance Dr. Joo Hyung-hwan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

12:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a working lunch with Guatemalan Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Julio Alejandro Ligorria, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETER SELFRIDGE

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge accompanies the Diplomatic Corps to President Obama’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS 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 JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with EU Managing Director for the Americas Christian Leffler, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD
Assistant Secretary Richard is on travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh to meet with government officials and international and non-governmental organizations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Niger to participate in the Ministerial Conference hosted by Niger to discuss steps in the fight against Boko Haram, threats to security in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, and activities of the Multinational Task Force (MNTF).

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM TINA KAIDANOW

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Kaidanow meets with Canadian Director General of Intelligence and Security Ambassador David Drake, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)