May 20, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 20, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, at Blair House.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Tunisian Minister for Political Affairs Mohsen Marzouk, at Blair House.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma through May 23. Please click here for more information.

USAID ACTING ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

3:15 p.m. Acting Administrator Lenhardt participates in the swearing-in ceremony for USAID Jordan Mission Director Jim Barnhart, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

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

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to Kyiv, Ukraine to deliver remarks at the grand opening of the America House, participate in a forum on media, and meet with senior government officials and representatives from civil society. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

2:00p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Commissioner and Head of the Federal Foreign Office’s Directorate-General for Disarmament and Arms Control Ambassador Antje Leendertse to discuss security issues in Europe, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with President and CEO of Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) Andy Spindler, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon and Assistant Secretary Jacobson testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC) on “U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

5:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference from May 17 through 22 at the United Nations, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control - Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control of Germany Director-General Ambassador Patricia Flor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson and Counselor Shannon testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC) on “U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson speaks at the International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy of B’nai B’rith International, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Brazilian Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a dinner with Director General of the U.S. Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josefina Vidal at the Cuban Interests Section, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a working luncheon with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Chinese Civil Society Activists Lu Jun, Xie Bin, and Lu Pin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Sydney, Australia to hold meetings on international justice and accountability with the Australian Human Rights Commission and give a presentation at the University of New South Wales “On Achieving Justice When Courts Are Not Yet Available.”

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to Paris, France through May 21. Please click here for more information.

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien attends the opening lunch of the Business and Climate Summit, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien meets with UNESCO Mission Staff, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien attends a reception at the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

Coordinator Phillips is on travel to Latvia, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic from May 18 through May 22.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

10:00 a.m. Director McKean participates in Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, at Blaire House.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

10:30 a.m. Director McKean attends the Memorandum of Understanding signing with Secretary Kerry and Tunisian Minister in Charge of Political Affairs Mohsen Marzouk, at Blair House.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Director McKean hosts a discussion on international cooperation and global governance with members from the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)