December 2, 2016


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 2, 2016

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Rome, Italy. He is accompanied by Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning Jon Finer, Deputy Chief of Staff Jen Stout, Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Ambassador Stephen Mull, and National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States Robert Malley. Please click here for more information.

10:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Thani, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with his Holiness Pope Francis, in Vatican City, Holy See.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference, in Rome, Italy.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:20 p.m. LOCAL Secretary meets with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary holds a press availability with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, in Rome, Italy.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary meets with Holy See Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, in Vatican City, Holy See.
(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 POLITICAL AFFAIRS TOM SHANNON

7:30 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Cohen Group Vice Chairman Marc Grossman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Israeli National Security Council Acting Head General Yaakov Nagel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon officiates the swearing-in ceremony for the 133rd Civil Service Orientation Class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with White House Leadership Fellows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS MARI CARMEN APONTE

Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte accompanies Vice President Biden on official travel to Cartagena, Colombia. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal is on travel to Dallas, Texas to receive the Leadership in Public Service Award presented by the US India Chamber of Commerce DFW, in Dallas, Texas.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker is on travel to Ottawa, Canada. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to France, Mali, and Ghana. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel attends International Student Conferences (ISC) Year-End Reception, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS AMOS HOCHSTEIN

Special Envoy Hochstein in on travel to Brussels, Belgium; Zagreb, Croatia; and Kyiv, Ukraine. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE JONATHAN PERSHING

Special Envoy Pershing is on travel to Mexico City, Mexico. Please click here for more information.