February 24, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 24, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry testifies on the budget before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SACFO)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry testifies on the budget before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Spanish Secretary of State Ignacio Ybanez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:20 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken attends President Obama’s meeting with the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, at the White House
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken hosts Turkish Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu for a working dinner, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

Acting Administrator Lenhardt attends meetings and briefings, at USAID.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

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

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

11:15 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with Director of Engagement and Communications at the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugh Elliott, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with a delegation from the Malaysian government, including Deputy Secretary-General Dato' Alwi bin Haji Ibrahim, Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa, and Special Envoy to the U.S. Tan Sri Dr. Jamaluddin bin Mohd. Jarjis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

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

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with President Obama’s meeting with the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, 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

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a lunch, hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding members, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Uzbek Ambassador to the U.S. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Kazakh Ambassador to the U.S. Kairat Umarov, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America Joanna McIntosh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with President of the Caterpillar Foundation Michele Sullivan, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with President of the Middle East Investment Initiative Jim Pickup, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a reception hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Qatar Business Council and the Embassy of the State of Qatar in honor of the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

1:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with German Director General for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near-and Middle East Ambassador Dr. Clemens von Goetze, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with President of the Caterpillar Foundation Michele Sullivan, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien meets with Minister for Employment and Learning in the Northern Ireland Executive Stephen Farry, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien meets with representatives from Invest Northern Ireland, in Belfast, Northern Ireland
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien meets with representatives from U.S. businesses, in Belfast, Northern Ireland
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien attends a reception in honor of Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Senator Gary Hart, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)