March 24, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 24, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s meeting with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:50 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s working lunch with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:10 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s press availability with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN TO REGISTERED PRESS)

4:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President Obama and Vice President Biden, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a dinner in honor of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with members of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Peter Varghese, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a Department of Commerce SelectUSA Summit breakfast, hosted by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom participates in a dinner hosted by Secretary Kerry in honor of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman attends meetings and briefings at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli participates in a dialogue of the Africa Chiefs of Mission Regional Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with U.S. Chair of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue and Senior Vice President of Eli Lilly & Company Dave Ricks, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. Matthew Barzun, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Coteminas CEO Josue Gomes da Silva, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel attends a dinner hosted by Secretary Kerry in honor of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to San Antonio, Texas from March 21 through March 24, to participate in the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

9:45 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with a wreath-laying ceremony with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AM Ambassador Selfridge assists with President Obama’s meeting with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, at the White House. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s dinner with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a dinner hosted by Secretary Kerry in honor of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker participates in events during the Bureau of International Organization Affairs designated day ahead of the annual Global Chiefs of Mission Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson testifies before the House Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HACFO)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Lebanese Minister of the Interior Nohad Machnouk, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends a dinner hosted by Secretary Kerry in honor of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR VIDEO & OPEN PRESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS/WRITERS)
Final access time for Writers/Photographers: 6:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin participates in a meeting with several U.S. Chiefs of Mission to European countries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the SelectUSA Investment Summit, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers remarks at a SelectUSA reception, organized by the Department of State and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to The Hague, Netherlands for meetings on international justice issues.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

2:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with Australian Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Varghese, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)