May 12, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 12, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Sochi, Russia, and Antalya, Turkey. He is accompanied by Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, National Security Council Director for Russia and Eurasia Celeste Wallander, Deputy Chief of Staff Tom Sullivan, Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lay a wreath at the WWII Memorial, in Sochi, Russia.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:35 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Sochi, Russia.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Sochi, Russia.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hold a press availability, in Sochi, Russia.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom hosts a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) Town Hall for State Department employees with Special Representative for the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Tom Perriello, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Sochi, Russia. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

1:15 p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office in Geneva Ambassador Jorge Lomonaco, to discuss international security issues, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committees on International Justice and Peace and Domestic Justice and Human Development, to discuss nuclear policy issues, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Zygimantas Pavilionis, at Blair House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with the members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committees on International Justice and Peace and Domestic Justice and Human Development, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with WEAmericas Entrepreneurs Jimena Florez and Alejandra Rossi, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Assistant Secretary Malinowski is on travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the Human Rights Dialogue.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Sochi, Russia, and Antalya, Turkey. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe Løj, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends the CARE National Conference Dinner Celebration in honor of CARE USA CEO and President Dr. Helene Gayle, in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) and Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from May 11 through May 14 to attend the East African Community (EAC) Summit on Burundi. Please click here for more information.

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

Ambassador Russell is on travel in Burma. Please click here for more information.

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala, to meet with the UN Commissioner of CICIG, officials in the office of the Attorney General, and representatives of human rights organizations to discuss ongoing efforts for accountability and justice in Guatemala.

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

Ambassador Russell is on travel in Burma. Please click here for more information.