November 2, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER 2, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Astana, Kazakhstan. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Affairs Nisha Biswal, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner, and NSC Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia Celeste Wallander. Please click here for more information.

9:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:25 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a working breakfast with participants from the American Chamber of Commerce, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:25 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov as part of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

1:25 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with staff and families from U.S. Embassy Astana and U.S. Consulate Almaty, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours the Hazrat Sultan Mosque with Chief Imam and Deputy Grand Mufti Serikbay Oraz, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours the Kazakhstan Temir Locomotive Plant, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry delivers remarks to students and faculty at Nazarbayev University on “The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the Twenty-First Century," ‎in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

9:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken delivers remarks before the plenary session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Plenary Session with Georgian Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at the learning forum for the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance resources staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s signing ceremony with Liberia, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel hosts a roundtable discussion with students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks on “New Strategies in Defense of Global Press Freedom” at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, in New York City. Please click here for more information. Media interested in attending please contact Karen Bay at kb2859@columbia.edu or 813-468-4883.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:35 a.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at the launch of the 2015 To Walk the Earth in Safety Report at the Stimson Center, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia from November 2 through November 8. Please click here for more information.