March 4, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 4, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Montreux, Switzerland, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click ‎here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Montreux, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine through March 7. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

12:20 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks in honor of International Women’s Day hosted by the UN Foundation, in Washington, D.C.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY R. SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Montreaux, Switzerland for discussions with Iranian officials, in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand from February 27 through March 9. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall leads a roundtable with 12 civil society leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia as part of the Women Preventing Violent Extremism Symposium, at United States Institute of Peace.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli participates in the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue Stakeholder Event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center. This event will be streamed live here.
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3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with National Security Council Senior Advisor Christopher Kirchhoff, at the Department of State.
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COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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1:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon participates in a Modern Unconventional Warfare and Implications for U.S. Whole of Government Strategy meeting, in Washington, D.C.
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5:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Peruvian Ambassadorto the U.S. Miguel Castilla, in Washington, D.C.
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6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a welcome reception for Peruvian Ambassadorto the U.S. Miguel Castilla, in Washington, D.C.
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Heritage Foundation Director of Asian Studies Walter Lohman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladeshi International Woman of Courage finalist Nadia Sharmeen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladesh Nationalist Party Senior Leader Osman Faruk, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on travel to Qatar, Germany, and the United Kingdom from March 2 through March 6 for Non-Proliferation Treaty and G-7 Nonproliferation Directors Group (NPDG) meetings. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker is on travel to Vienna, Austria. Please click here for more information.

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

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with the Syrian International Women of Courage Award Recipient Majd Chourbaji, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Tunis, Tunisia through March 6. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin participates in a briefing for the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, in Tunis, Tunisia.
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12:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin and members of the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) meet with Tunisian Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Zakaria Hamad, in Tunis, Tunisia.
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5:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a reception for the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, organized by the Department of State, Partners for a New Beginning - North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (PNB-NAPEO), and the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Puneet Talwar meets with Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political Director Rolandas Kacinskas, at the Department of State.
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AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell welcomes the 2015 recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
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6:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell speaks to the American Women for International Understanding at the group’s Annual International Women of Courage Celebration, in Washington, D.C.
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AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to deliver a presentation on “Responding to Mass Communications that Spread Terror and Incite the Commission of Atrocities,” at an event sponsored by the International Human Rights Film Festival and the University of Geneva.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY DEBORAH BIRX

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador Birx delivers remarks at the “Health for All” event hosted by the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), in Kingston, Jamaica. The event will be streamed live here.
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