March 20, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE

PUBLIC SCHEDULE

MARCH 20, 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.

11:05 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom leads the Presidential Delegation to the Inauguration of Namibian President Hage Geingob, and the 25th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Namibia. Please click here for more information.

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

10:15 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

7:30 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with U.S. Ambassador to Laos Daniel A. Clune, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. Prasad Kariyawasam, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Republic of Maldives Foreign Secretary Mohamed Ali Naseer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Deputy Secretary Higginbottom on travel to Windhoek to attend the Inauguration of Namibian President Hage Geingob, and the 25th Anniversary of Independence. Please click here for more information.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Bangui, Central African Republic, to meet with government officials, civil society organizations, and UN officials on international justice issues, including proposed legislation for a Special Penal Court in the Central African Republic.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O'BRIEN

8:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien meets with University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Marc Ferzan, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien meets with Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Executive Director Sean Carr, in Charlottesville, Virigina.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien delivers keynote remarks at the Business in Society conference, hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society (IBiS), in Charlottesville, Virginia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Media interested in attending please contact Laura Martens martensl@darden.virginia.edu