February 11, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 11, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, Representative Nita Lowey, and Representative Kay Granger to discuss the FY16 State and Foreign Operations budget, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to the Republic of Korea, China, and Japan through February 14. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

8:00 a. m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom accompanies Secretary Kerry for a meeting with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, Representative Nita Lowey, and Representative Kay Granger to discuss the FY16 State and Foreign Operations budget, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

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

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel to New York City to participate in the U.S.-China CEO Bilateral Investment Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

12:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon participates in a working lunch as a mentor for the 180th A-100 class, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladeshi Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammad Ziauddin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with United Nations Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a dinner in honor of Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on travel to attend the U.S. Southern Command’s Western Hemisphere Chiefs of Mission Conference, in Miami, Florida.

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

Assistant Secretary Malinowski is on travel to Erbil, Iraq.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Taiwan Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on travel to Kenya from February 9 to 11 to review regional humanitarian issues. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

Assistant Secretary Russel is on travel to Beijing, China through February 12. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with the Latvian State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Janis Sarts, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Zygimantas Pavilionis and Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense Director for Defense Planning Vaidotas Urbelis, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council meeting, in Dallas, Texas. This meeting is hosted by former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush. Ambassador Russell serves as a co-chair of the council.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Belgrade to participate in meetings with Serbian officials and NGOs on war crimes-related issues.