March 9, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 9, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry presents a certificate of appreciation to Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Kalinak in recognition of Slovakia’s sustained record of excellence in advancing international cooperation in the global fight against terrorism, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Pre set time for video cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at a luncheon in honor of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women – U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship Program for Women in the Middle East, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

3:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in President Obama's meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk, at the White House.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a luncheon, hosted by Secretary Kerry, in honor of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women – U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship Program for Women in the Middle East, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a briefing with Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Beth Cobert, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel from February 27 to March 9. Please click here for more information. On Monday, Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with New Zealand government officials to discuss international security issues in Wellington, New Zealand.

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Gottemoeller discusses STEM education with local high school students at Queen Margaret College, in Wellington, New Zealand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:40 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers the 2015 Annual Foreign Policy Lecture, hosted by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), at Victoria University, in Wellington, New Zealand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Ambassador Selfridge assists with the visit of the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, at the White House. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladeshi Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammad Ziauddin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Goldman Sachs Group Asia Pacific Head of Corporate Engagement Wenchi Yu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on travel with ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli, co-leading the U.S. delegation to the 58th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in Vienna, Austria. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

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

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in a panel discussion on Women’s Entrepreneurship at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women – U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship for Women in the Middle East Program, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Paris, France. Please click here for more information.

9:15 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Daniel Yohannes, in Paris, France.‎
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD William Danvers and OECD Intellectual Property Rights Advisor Jeremy West, in Paris, France.‎
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with OECD Export Credit Director David Drysdale, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a luncheon with ambassadors to the OECD, in Paris, France,
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3:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with OECD Director for Legal Affairs Nicola Bonucci, in Paris, France.‎
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers remarks upon receiving an award from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)‎

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with South African Ambassador to the U.S. Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, at the Department of State.
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AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

Ambassador Russell is on travel to New York City to attend the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

9:30 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien delivers welcome remarks at the Partnership Practitioners Forum, an event of Global Partnerships Week 2015. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien meets with Georgian State Minister for Diaspora Affairs Gela Dumbadze, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)