December 16, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 16, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

1:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Unaccompanied Tour Family Holiday Reception, at theDepartment of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Press pre set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

4:35 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Press Corps Holiday Reception, at the Department of State.
(INVITED MEDIA ONLY)

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Holiday Diplomatic Corps Reception, 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 Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

6:00p.m. Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a reception in honor of Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand at the Estonian Embassy, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel attends the Broadcasting Board of Governors Board Meeting, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks at the New America Foundation, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel to New York City to participate in meetings at the United Nations. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Bangladesh through December 14 and Sri Lanka through December 16. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETE SELFRIDGE

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary
Claudia Ruiz Massieu, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for Austrian Ambassador to the U.S. Hans Peter Manz, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s Unaccompanied Tours Holiday Reception, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Press pre set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s Press Corps Holiday Reception, at the Department of State.
(INVITED MEDIA ONLY)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s Holiday Diplomatic Corps Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan meets with IREX President and CEO Kristin Lord, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

Assistant Secretary Russel is on travel to Thailand, Laos, and Japan from December 13 through December 21. Please click here for more information.

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

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Global Partnership for Education CEO Alice Albright, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)