October 13, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 13, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry and Secretary Carter co-host the 2015 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne, in Boston, Massachusetts. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends the AUSMIN Session I, at the Boston Public Library, in Boston, Massachusetts.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for still photographers and video cameras: 7:30 a.m. at the Boston Public Library Entrance on Dartmouth Street.

Final access time for journalists: 7:45 a.m. at the Boston Public Library Entrance on Dartmouth Street.

10:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends the AUSMIN Session II, at the Boston Public Library, in Boston, Massachusetts.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a working lunch as part of the AUSMIN consultations, in Boston, Massachusetts.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry, Secretary Carter, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne participate in a joint press availability, at the Revere Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:45 p.m. at the Revere Hotel

Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m. at the Revere Hotel.

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a conversation and Q+A session with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Professor Graham Allison, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for still photographers and video cameras: 4:45 p.m. at the Charles Hotel.

Final access time for journalists: 5:15 p.m. at the Charles Hotel.

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom is on travel to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala from October 13 through October 17.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers keynote remarks at the CPD Forum: Global Leadership in Public Diplomacy hosted by the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

1:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with the 2015 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations in Boston, Massachusetts.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with representatives of the Council for Global Equality, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin co-chairs the meeting of the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a reception hosted by French Ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud, in honor of the Tricentennial of the City of New Orleans with New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with Republic of Congo Ambassador to the U.S. Serge Mombouli, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)