April 21, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
APRIL 21, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:05 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the 45th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the C Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance

4:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry swears-in Doug Hickey as Commissioner General for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks and hosts a reception celebrating the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership and the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Turkish Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers opening remarks to launch the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, at the Blair House.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

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

ACTING USAID ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

Acting Administrator Lenhardt is on travel to Bogota, Colombia.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a roundtable discussion on the upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) at the Council on Foreign Relations. Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Ambassador Adam Scheinman also participates.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli co-chairs the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud meeting with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with parliamentarians from Arusha, Tanzania, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers remarks at a screening of Gardeners of Eden, in celebration of Earth Day, with the film’s producer and wildlife activist Kristin Davis, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

11:05 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with SOUTHCOM Foreign Policy Advisor and Civilian Deputy Commander John Creamer, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends Secretary Kerry’s reception celebrating the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership and the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary’s Kerry’s meeting with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT THE TOP)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s reception celebrating the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership and the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State. Please click herefor more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with UK Director for South Asia and Afghanistan and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Owen Jenkins, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark from April 20 through April 24. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson introduces Secretary Kerry at the 45th Annual Washington Conference of the Americas, at the Department of State.

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks to Tuft’s Fletcher School graduate students at a Hometown Diplomats event via digital video conference.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends Secretary Kerry’s reception celebrating the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership and the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

Coordinator Phillips is on travel to India from April 20 to 30. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Director-General of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) Dr. Fuat Oktay, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company Thomas Staggs, in Los Angeles, CA.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin receives the Prix de l'Alliance française de Los Angeles, at a COLCOA French Film Festival reception, in Los Angeles, CA.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan meets with EducationUSA advisors, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with EU Director General of International Cooperation and Development F. Frutuoso de Melo, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends Secretary Kerry’s reception celebrating the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership and the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to The Hague, Netherlands to participate in the Eurojust Special meeting of the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

3:00 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien opens and closes a screening of Gardeners of Eden, in celebration of Earth Day, with the film’s producer and wildlife activist Kristin Davis, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.