September 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom leads the U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Island Forum in Papua New Guinea from September 7 through 11. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. Alia Bouran, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Stengel participates in a panel discussion at the Aspen Institute conference on "The Economics-Countering Violent Extremism Nexus: Drivers and Solutions," in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:45 a.m. Under Secretary Stengel addresses 25 journalists, communication specialists, and opinion leaders from the Russian Periphery at the launch of the Digital Communication Network, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:45 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with 21st Century Fox Chief Executive Officer James Murdoch and 21st Century Fox Vice President Michael Regan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with former President of the Republic of Panama Martin Torrijos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Representative of Brazil Ambassador José Luiz Machado e Costa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman of the Communist Party Nguyen Sinh Hung, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION, ANNE RICHARD

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard delivers remarks at the International Institutions and Global Governance Conference at the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 the Nigerian President of the Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce Sheriff Balogun, in Abuja, Nigeria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers remarks at the 2015 Nigeria–USA Small and Medium Enterprises Financing Conference, in Abuja, Nigeria.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin leads a roundtable discussion on intellectual property rights, in Abuja, Nigeria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Nigerian Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Anastasia Mabi Daniel-Nwaobia, in Abuja, Nigeria.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Wilson Center Director for Global Women’s Leadership Gwen K. Young, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell briefs journalists on U.S. efforts to catalyze economic growth through women’s economic empowerment at the Washington Foreign Press Center, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more details. Media interested in attending please contact FPCOwner@state.gov.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)