September 9, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends annual refugee resettlement and admissions program consultations at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, on Capitol Hill.

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10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Senator Dick Durbin, on Capitol Hill.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken delivers remarks to participants in the Afghan Diplomat Training Program, at the Department of State.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom is on travel to lead the U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum, in Papua New Guinea. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Paris and Geneva. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

12:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon participates in the 19th Annual CAF Conference, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.

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6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a reception on the occasion of the presentation of credentials for Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon, in Washington, D.C.

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6:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a reception in honor of Singapore’s 50th National Day, in Washington, D.C.

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CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETER SELFRIDGE

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. Dr. Neil Nadesh Parsan, at Blair House.

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal is on travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a lunch as part of the 19th Annual CAF Conference, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.

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2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks as part of a panel discussion entitled “The Geopolitical Challenges of the Hemisphere: The Way Ahead” at the 19th Annual CAF Conference in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.

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4:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with SOUTHCOM Commander General John Kelly, at the Department of State.

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6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception on the occasion of the presentation of credentials for Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon, in Washington, D.C.

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends the Benin Power Compact Signing Ceremony, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends the International Republican Institute’s 2015 Freedom Award Dinner, in Washington, D.C.

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard accompanies Secretary Kerry at annual refugee resettlement and admissions program consultations at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends a reception on the occasion of the presentation of credentials for Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon, in Washington, D.C.

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Nigeria and Senegal through September 11. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Nigerian business leaders, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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11:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with representatives from information and communications technology companies and regulators, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with executives from Nigeria’s “Nollywood” film industry, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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3:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with tech entrepreneurs from Co-Creation Hub and Andela, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Women for Women International CEO Jennifer Windsor, at the Department of State.

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