February 25, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FEBURARY 25, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry testifies on the budget before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry testifies on the budget before the House Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HACFO)

6:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TONY BLINKEN

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken opens the U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the European People’s Party Manfred Weber, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at a Compact Development Signing Ceremony hosted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Ministry of Finance and Development of the Republic of Liberia at the Department of State.‎ Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

3:30 p.m. Acting Administrator Lenhardt meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to Tampa, Florida to attend meetings at MacDill Air Force Base.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception in honor of the Director General of the Foreign Service Ambassador Arnold A. Chacon, at the American Foreign Service Association.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski participates in the first annual “Future of War Conference,” in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Media interested in attending this event please contact Daniel Rothenberg 312-618-3632 or Stephanie Mulhern 202-647-4165.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Detroit, Michigan.

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin participates in a roundtable discussion with business leaders from the Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, in Detroit, Michigan.
(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 through March 9, for a series of strategic discussions on international security. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield participates at the Compact Development Signing Ceremony hosted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Ministry of Finance and Development of the Republic of Liberia at the Department of State.‎ Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.

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

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to Northern Ireland through February 26. Please click here for more information.

10:40 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien delivers remarks and participates in a panel at the STEM master class at the Northern Ireland Science Festival, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:45 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien attends a reception for the FameLab at the Northern Ireland Science Festival, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Representative O’Brien attends the FameLab final competition at the Northern Ireland Science Festival, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

2:00 p.m. Director McKean hosts a roundtable discussion on U.S.-Mexico policy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)