December 9, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 9, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Paris, France, to attend the 21st UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21). He is accompanied by Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Senior Advisor to the President Brian Deese, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner. Please click here for more information.‎

8:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference with Tom Friedman, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with CEOs from environmental organizations, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry delivers a speech on COP 21 and action beyond Paris, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, in Paris, France.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo,‎ in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to Islamabad, Pakistan. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel to Kenya, Angola, and South Africa. Please click here for more information.

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a roundtable discussion on military issues and regional security with think tank experts, in Nairobi, Kenya.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Indonesia December 7-12. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:35 p.m. Counselor Shannon joins President Obama for a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends the Chief of Protocol Holiday Reception for the Diplomatic Corps, at the Blair House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

3:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with representatives of The Walt Disney Company, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation of representatives from the Indian defense industry, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy on “The Political and Security Crises in Burundi,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

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

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)