July 17, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JULY 17, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Japanese Joint Staff Chief of Staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Binken swears-in U.S. Ambassador-designate to Croatia Julieta Noyes, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ACTING ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

Acting Administrator Lenhardt is on travel to Ethiopia as part of the Financing for Development Conference.

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

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting, at the White House.

(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with United Kingdom Political Director Sir Simon Gass at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman receives a 2015 Woman of Courage Award from the National Women's Political Caucus and delivers remarks at the Caucus’ Diversity Reception, held as part of their 22nd Biennial Convention, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOST)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

11:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with U.S. Embassy Azerbaijan Deputy Chief of Mission Dereck Hogan, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with former Haitian President René Préval, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for the Jamaican Ambassador to the U.S. Stephen Vasciannie, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal is on travel to New Delhi, India from July 16-17. Please click here for more information.

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

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with 2014 Human Rights Defender Award recipient Sherzod Askarov, son of imprisoned activist and co-recipient of this year’s Annual Human Rights Defender Award, Azimjon Askarov, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with 2014 Human Rights Defender Award recipients Gonzalo Himiob and Alfredo Romero of the Venezuelan Civil Society group Foro Penal, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Human Rights Watch Senior Burma Researcher David Mathieson, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien attends meetings at and tours the Target headquarters, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Russell accompanies Dr. Jill Biden on travel to the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Laos from July 16-27. Please click here for more information.