March 18, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 18, 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.

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken leads the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States Special General Assembly, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information. This event will be livestreamed here.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers opening remarks at the Marine Plastic Waste and the Circular Economy event, hosted by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit and the Global Ocean Commission, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli participates and delivers closing remarks at the International Sustainability Unit’s High Level Meeting on “Plastic in the Marine Environment,” in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to underscore U.S. support for efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (CVE), as well as to address a range of security, counterterrorism, human rights, and refugee-related concerns. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

11:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Special Representative for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Martin Kobler, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with the Special Representative for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Martin Kobler, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA S. JACOBSON

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception in honor of Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa, at the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Director Michael Link, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Afghan Free and Fair Election Foundation Director Nader Nadery, 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 AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Bangui, Central African Republic for official meetings.

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

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell participates in a Twitter chat with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O'BRIEN

10:30 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien meets with Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Dr. Malcolm McKibbin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean is on travel to Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Please click here for more information.