September 16, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the U.S.-South African Strategic Dialogue with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a joint press availability with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a working lunch with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry swears-in U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic, at the Department of State.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and Under Secretary Sherman brief the diplomatic corps in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly as part of a State of the Administration event, hosted by Ambassador Selfridge, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman and Deputy Secretary Higginbottom brief the diplomatic corps in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly as part of a State of the Administration event, hosted by Ambassador Selfridge, 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 Energy Technologies Associate Laboratory Director Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli joins Secretary Kerry’s working lunch with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

9:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon participates in the U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a State of the Administration briefing for members of the Diplomatic Corps, featuring Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and Under Secretary Sherman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic, at the Department of State.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Kyrgyz Ambassador to the U.S. Kadyr Toktogulov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a dinner in honor of the French Heritage Society, hosted by Ambassador of France to the U.S. Gérard Araud, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield joins Secretary Kerry’s meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield joins Secretary Kerry at the U.S.-South African Strategic Dialogue with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attends Secretary Kerry’s joint press availability with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield joins Secretary Kerry’s working lunch with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Russell is on travel to the Philippines for APEC meetings on women and the economy. Please click here for more information.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

10:00 a.m. Director McKean joins Secretary Kerry’s meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:45 a.m. Director McKean joins Secretary Kerry at the U.S.-South African Strategic Dialogue with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Director McKean joins Secretary Kerry’s working lunch with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)