April 23, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
APRIL 23, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Department of State Take Your Child to Work Day Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks on “Trade and National Security: Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength,” at the Atlantic Council. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the lobby entrance at 15th and L NW Washington, D.C.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 9:30 a.m. from the lobby entrance at 15th and L NW Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s reception to honor the 2015 Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Australian Director-General of the Office of National Assessments Richard Maude, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

ACTING USAID ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

9:30 a.m. Acting Administrator Lenhardt participates in a panel discussion at the CSIS Global Development Conference, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Vienna, Austria with the U.S. negotiating team, for discussions in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks on the use of social media and its effectiveness in countering violent extremism at Network 20/20's Twelfth Anniversary Lecture and Benefit, in New York City. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Hiroshima Prefecture Japan Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki, to discuss upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a farewell reception for Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk, at the Ukrainian Embassy, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers remarks at the Fifth Annual 6k Walk for Water as part of the Department of State’s Earth Day events, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:15 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with members of the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

9:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon participates in a CSIS opening panel discussion as part of the inaugural Global Development Forum (GDF), at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon deliver remarks at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs on “Diplomacy in the 21 Century,” in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Indian Chargé d’Affaires Taranjit Sandhu, 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

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a UN Foundation pre-White House Correspondents Dinner, in Washington, D.C.(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin accompanies Secretary Kerry for an event on “Trade and National Security: Renewing US Leadership Through Economic Strength,” at the Atlantic Council. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the lobby entrance at 15th and L NW Washington, D.C.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 9:30 a.m. from the lobby entrance at 15th and L NW Washington, D.C.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Meeting on the “U.S. Rebalance in East Asia: Budget Priorities for FY 2016,” at the Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

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

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

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell participates in the annual 6k Walk for Water, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

11:45 a.m. Director McKean meets with Director-General of Australia’s Office of National Assessments Richard Maude, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)