March 16, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 16, 2015
 
SECRETARY JOHN KERRY
Secretary Kerry is on travel to Lausanne, Switzerland. He is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States Robert Malley, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here for more information.
8:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
 
DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN
Deputy Secretary Blinken attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.
 
DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.
 
UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN
Under Secretary Sherman accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, with the U.S. negotiating team 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 ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI
11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Ukrainian Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE
2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for Ecuadorian Ambassador to the U.S. Nathalie Cely Suarez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA S. JACOBSON
Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on travel to Havana, Cuba. Please click here for more information.
 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE C. RICHARD
2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL
Assistant Secretary Russel is on travel to the Republic of Korea from March 15 through March 17. Please click here for more information.
 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI
11:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski delivers remarks on "Addressing Gender-Based Violence: Emergency Responses to Women Under Attack," at Vital Voices, in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Media interested in attending contact MargauxBergen@vitalvoices.org
 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD
Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Paris, France, for official meetings.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER
2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with Kazakh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Ashikbayev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL
3:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O'BRIEN
11:00 a.m. Special Representative O'Brien meets with Master Card Executive Vice President of Government Services and Solutions Ed Brandt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
12:30 p.m. Special Representative O'Brien attends a working lunch with Irish Fine Gael politician Taoiseach Enda Kenny, hosted by the Embassy of Ireland, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
 
1:45 p.m. Special Representative O'Brien meets with Bank of America Global Corporate Communications and Public Policy Executive James Mahoney, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
6:30 p.m. Special Representative O'Brien attends the American Ireland Fund Gala, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)