February 23, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE

PUBLIC SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland. He is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY TONY BLINKEN

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken participates in a roundtable on Foreign Policy Priorities for 2015, hosted by the Aspen Institute, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, in Washington, D.C.

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR ALFONSO LENHARDT

Acting Administrator Lenhardt attends meetings and briefings, at USAID.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel in Geneva, Switzerland, with the U.S. negotiating team, for meetings with Iranian officials, in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR THOMAS SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Ghana, Mali and Senegal from February 21 to 27. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with German Federal Foreign Office Director General Dr. Clemens von Goetze, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a lunch hosted by Kazakh Ambassador to the U.S. Kairat Umarov, in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran and Asia Society Policy President and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker attends a session of the UN Security Council, hosted by China, at the UN.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with representatives from Chevron, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE FRANK ROSE

Assistant Secretary Rose is on travel to Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India February 23 to March 9, for a series of strategic discussions on international security. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

Assistant Secretary Talwar is on travel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia from February 20 to 25. Please click here for more information.

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

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Martin Dahinden, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to the Hague to participate in a day-long conference, developed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Office of Global Criminal Justice and Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, focused on coordination and capacity building related to documenting atrocities in Syria and contributing to future accountability efforts.