May 21, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 21, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:10 a.m. Secretary Kerry joins President Obama’s meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry presents a Tribute of Appreciation award to the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Vincent Rigby and Senior Arctic Official Susan Harper, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council reception with Special Representative for the Arctic Council Admiral Robert Papp, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

USAID ACTING ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

9:15 a.m. Acting Administrator Lenhardt delivers remarks at the 8th Annual Small Business Conference, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is in on travel to Ottawa, Canada, for meetings with Canadian officials and to co-chair the sixth U.S.-Canada High Level Policy Review Group meeting. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel Kyiv, Ukraine to meet with senior government officials. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations, in New York City. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Brazilian Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado and Deputy Chief of Mission Benoni Belli, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends Secretary Kerry and Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert Papp’s U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council reception, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with President Obama’s meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, at the White House. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:15 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council reception, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. Prasad Kariyawasam, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladeshi Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammad Ziauddin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson and Cuban Director General Josefina Vidal continue discussions on re-establishing diplomatic relations and re-opening embassies, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

6:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends Secretary Kerry and Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert Papp’s U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council reception, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

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

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with UAE Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al-Otaiba, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Danish Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Taksoe-Jensen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien delivers remarks at the Business and Climate Summit Plenary session on, “Financing the Low Carbon Economy,” 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