Special Briefings


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2016


December
12/27/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Remarks on Middle East Peace; Via Teleconference
12/08/16 Anti-Corruption Day;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub, Belgium
12/05/16 Preview of the December 6-7 NATO Foreign Ministerial; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub, Belgium 

12/05/16 Preview of the OSCE Ministerial; U.S. Representative to the OSCE Daniel Brooks Baer; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub, Belgium 

12/05/16 Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Germany and Belgium; Via Teleconference


November
11/17/16 COP-22 Press Briefing with Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing; Marrakech, Morocco
11/17/16 Release of the Annual To Walk the Earth in Safety Report; Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Thomas M. Countryman; Washington, DC
11/14/16 COP-22 Press Briefing with Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing; Marrakech, Morocco
11/07/16 Background Briefing on Humanitarian Response and Preparation for Post-Operational Mosul; Via Teleconference
11/07/16 The Opening of the COP-22 Climate Conference;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing; Washington, DC
11/04/16 Background Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Antarctica; Via Teleconference
11/04/16 Briefing on Venezuela;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
11/04/16 LiveAtState: Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing Previews COP-22; via Teleconference
11/03/16 On-the-Record Briefing: Previewing the COP 22 Climate Conference;  Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing; Via Teleconference
11/01/16 Call with Hispanic Diaspora Outlets in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month; via Teleconference


October
10/28/16 Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Tipperary and London; Washington, DC
10/25/16 Preview of the October 26-27 NATO Defense Ministerial; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub, Belgium
10/18/16 Caribbean Security Call; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Via Teleconference
10/14/16 Senior Administration Officials on Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/12/16 Background Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Kigali, Rwanda for Negotiations on an Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; Via Teleconference
10/07/16 Update on Campaign Against ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
10/05/16 Background Briefing on the Colombia Peace Process; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
10/05/16 U.S. Government Actions and Assistance for Countries Affected by Hurricane Matthew;  Special Coordinator for Haiti and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth H. Merten; Via Teleconference


September
09/27/16 Briefing on Syria Humanitarian Assistance;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
09/22/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cartagena; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
09/22/16 Background Briefing on the Meeting of the International Syria Support Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
09/19/16 Background Briefing on Syria; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/16/16 Preview of President Obama's Leaders' Summit and UNGA High-Level Summit on Refugees;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
09/14/16 Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and Israel on Security Assistance;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
09/14/16 Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli and Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing Previewing the 2016 Our Ocean Conference;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Via Teleconference
09/14/16 Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli on the 2016 Our Ocean Conference;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Washington, DC
09/13/16 Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker On U.S. Priorities During the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly;  Assistant Secretary Bathsheba Nell Crocker, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Washington, DC
09/13/16 Background Briefing on Syria; Via Teleconference
09/08/16 Background Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Geneva; En Route Geneva


August
08/29/16 Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Bangladesh and India; Via Teleconference
08/19/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kenya and Nigeria; Via Teleconference
08/10/16 Briefing on the Release of the 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom (IRF);  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David N. Saperstein; Washington, DC


July
07/29/16 Senior State Department Official on Cuba Claims Discussions; Via Teleconference
07/29/16 Update on the Situation in the Ukraine; U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ukraine; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
07/28/16 Preview of the C5+1 Ministerial;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Rosenblum, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
07/26/16 Remarks in Honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act;  Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann; Washington, DC
07/23/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Vientiane and Manila; Office of the Spokesperson; Paris, France
07/21/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Vienna; Via Teleconference
07/20/16 Senior State Department Official on One Year of Re-established Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference
07/19/16 Briefing on the Counter-ISIL Ministerial;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/18/16 Background Briefing on the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
07/12/16 Background Briefing on South China Sea Arbitration; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/07/16 Background Briefing on State Department Communications With U.S. Citizens Overseas; Via Teleconference
07/06/16 Background Briefing on DPRK the Human Rights Abuser Report and Sanctions; Via Teleconference
07/05/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Georgia, Ukraine, and Poland; Joint Base Andrews
07/01/16 Background Briefing on the Quartet Report; Washington, DC


June
06/30/16 Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge on the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Susan Coppedge, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
06/30/16 Background Briefing on the Trafficking in Persons Report; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/24/16 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon on Venezuela;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Washington, DC
06/23/16 Senior Officials on Colombia Peace Accord; Via Teleconference
06/17/16 U.S. Efforts to Advance Civilian Security in Central America's Northern Triangle;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Washington, DC
06/13/16 Preview of the June 14-15 NATO Defense Ministerial; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
06/10/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States; Via Teleconference
06/10/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Norway, Denmark, and Greenland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 The 44th Iteration of the BALTOPS Maritime Exercise; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
06/03/16 Background Briefing Previewing the Secretary's Visit to Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
06/02/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
06/02/16 Country Reports on Terrorism 2015; Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
06/02/16 Country Reports on Terrorism 2015; Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell; Washington, DC


May
05/31/16 Previewing the Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/25/16 Briefing on the State Department Inspector General's Report, Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements; Via Teleconference
05/24/16 Press Briefing With Secretary Kerry, Deputy NSC Advisor Ben Rhodes, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Park Hyatt; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
05/19/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the NATO Foreign Ministerial Meeting; Brussels, Belgium
05/18/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Background Briefing on the U.S. Government's Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
05/18/16 Preview of the May 19-20 NATO Foreign Ministerial; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
05/16/16 Background Briefing on the Conflict in Syria and the International Syria Support Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/16/16 Background Briefing on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict; Vienna, Austria
05/15/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Vienna Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
05/13/16 Counter ISIL Coalition Efforts;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
05/11/16 The Transatlantic Relationship;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Hub
05/09/16 U.S. Official On Syria; Via Teleconference
05/06/16 Energy Security in Europe;  Special Envoy Amos J Hochstein, Bureau of Energy Resources; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
05/03/16 Press Availability by Secretary Kerry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC


April
04/29/16 Background Briefing On Syria; Via Teleconference
04/20/16 Briefing by Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/20/16 Senior State Department Official on the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony; Washington, DC
04/13/16 Briefing on the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
04/11/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Visit to Japan; Hiroshima, Japan
04/04/16 Background Briefing on Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/16 Background Briefing on Manama and Baghdad; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
04/04/16 On-The-Record Briefing on Afghanistan;  Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson; Washington, DC


March
03/23/16 Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Moscow, Russia; Washington, DC
03/03/16 Briefing on Announcement of New Measures To Address the Drought in Ethiopia;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC


February
02/29/16 European Reassurance Initiative; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
02/17/16 Haiti's Roadmap Towards Completion of the Electoral Cycle;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Kenneth H. Merten; via Teleconference
02/13/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Tirana, Albania; Munich, Germany
02/12/16 Background Briefing on the International Syria Support Group Meeting; Munich, Germany
02/09/16 Background Briefing on the President's FY17 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID; Via Teleconference
02/09/16 Briefing on the President's FY17 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Washington, DC
02/09/16 Preview of the February 10-11 NATO Defense Ministerial; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
02/08/16 Assistance to Syria;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
02/04/16 Background Briefing Previewing the Syria Donors Conference; London, United Kingdom
02/01/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Rome; Rome, Italy
02/01/16 On Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act; Via Teleconference


January
01/29/16 Senior State Department Official ERT Quebec City, Canada; En Route to Quebec City, Canada
01/24/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Travel to Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing; Via Teleconference
01/22/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Trip to Riyadh; Via Teleconference
01/22/16 Proliferation Security Initiative & the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; via teleconference hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
01/20/16 Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Davos; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren on Operation Inherent Resolve;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Via Teleconference
01/13/16 Briefing on the Release of United States Sailors by Iran; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Remarks by Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk Before the Daily Press Briefing;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC

2015


December
12/28/15 Background Briefing - Developments on the Relationship between Japan and the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
12/17/15 Briefing on the Current K-1 Visa Screening Process and Review; Via Teleconference
12/15/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Paris, France
12/15/15 Background Briefing on the Progress Made Toward the Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/15/15 Briefing on the One-Year Anniversary of the President's Policy of Engagement With Cuba;  Charge d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Cuba; Via Teleconference
12/12/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Rome to Attend the Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Via Teleconference
12/12/15 Background Briefing on the Paris Climate Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/04/15 Background Briefing on ISIL and Oil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/01/15 Senior State Department Official on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Brussels, Pristina, Belgrade, Nicosia, and Athens; Via Teleconference


November
11/21/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah; Via Teleconference
11/20/15 Coalition Efforts Against ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
11/19/15 Refugee Screening Process;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
11/17/15 Background Briefing on Refugee Screening and Admissions; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
11/13/15 Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tunisia; Washington, DC
11/06/15 Background Briefing on the Keystone XL Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
11/03/15 Background Briefing On Secretary Kerry's Central Asia Trip; London, United Kingdom


October
10/30/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Central Asia; Vienna, Austria
10/28/15 Teleconference with Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd D. Stern; Havana, Cuba
10/23/15 UNFCCC Bonn Climate Talks;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd D. Stern; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
10/17/15 Background Briefing on the JCPOA Adoption Day; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
10/05/15 Background Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Haiti; Via Teleconference
10/04/15 Background Briefing on the Our Ocean Conference; En Route to Valparaiso, Chile


September
09/30/15 Background Briefing on the UN Meeting on Migration and Refugees; Office of the Spokesperson; Palace Hotel; New York City
09/27/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; New York Palace Hotel; New York City
09/26/15 Background Briefing on High-Level Event on Afghanistan; New York Palace Hotel; New York City
09/24/15 Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker on U.S. Priorities During the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly;  Assistant Secretary Bathsheba Nell Crocker, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Washington, DC
09/17/15 Background Briefing on the JCPOA Implementation; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/11/15 Background Briefing On the Mechanics of the United States Refugee Admissions Program; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/09/15 Background Briefing on the United States Refugee Admissions Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
09/02/15 Previewing the Secretary's Speech on the Iran Nuclear Agreement in Philadelphia; Via Teleconference
09/01/15 FreeThe20 Women Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Concern Campaign Launch; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power; Washington, DC


August
08/28/15 Senior State Department Official On Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER); Via Teleconference
08/13/15 On-the-Record Briefing on the 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
08/12/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cuba; Via Teleconference
08/04/15 Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield on U.S. Support for Reform and Stronger Civil Institutions in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Via Teleconference


July
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Cairo and Doha; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi; Via Teleconference
07/28/15 Senior Administration Officials On Counter-ISIL Coalition Efforts; Via Teleconference
07/27/15 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Background Briefing on Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
07/16/15 Briefing With Israeli Journalists;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Via Teleconference
07/16/15 Briefing to the Press on the Iran Nuclear Deal;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Washington, DC
07/07/15 Background Briefing on the Negotiations With Iran; Vienna, Austria
07/06/15 Background Briefing in Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
07/01/15 Background Briefing on Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC


June
06/29/15 Background Briefing: P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria; Vienna, Austria
06/26/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Vienna; Via Teleconference
06/25/15 Briefing on the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
06/23/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/22/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
06/19/15 Country Reports on Terrorism 2014;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Washington, DC
06/01/15 Background Briefing on the June 2 Paris Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Ministerial; Via Teleconference


May
05/28/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Abuja; Via Teleconference
05/20/15 Background Briefing on Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Briefing on International Peacekeeping;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Victoria Holt, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Telephonic Media Briefing; Washington, DC
05/19/15 On the Ongoing Discussions with Cuba to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations And Reopen Embassies; Office of the Spokesperson; Via teleconference
05/13/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Beijing, Seoul, and Seattle; Via Teleconference
05/11/15 Background Briefing to Preview Secretary Kerry's Travel to Russia and Turkey; En Route Sochi, Russia
05/06/15 Senior State Department Official on Refugee Situation in Kenya and Djibouti; Nairobi, Kenya
05/05/15 Background Briefing on Consular Services in Djibouti; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Somalia; Nairobi, Kenya


April
04/30/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Nairobi, Kenya and Djibouti, Djibouti; Via Teleconference
04/29/15 Background Briefing on Travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconfrence
04/28/15 Briefing on the 2015 QDDR Report;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Washington, DC
04/24/15 Background Briefing on Arctic Council Preview; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
04/14/15 Background Briefing on the Report Required To Rescind Cuba's State Sponsor of Terrorism Status; Via Teleconference


March
03/25/15 Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland; En Route to Switzerland
03/23/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials On High-Level Afghanistan Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Camp David
03/17/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/16/15 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/13/15 Background Briefing on Discussions With Cuba; Via Teleconference
03/12/15 Background Briefing Previewing Travel to Egypt; En route to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
03/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations; Montreux, Switzerland
03/03/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Saudi Arabia; Via Teleconference
03/01/15 Briefing En Route to Geneva, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route to Geneva, Switzerland


February
02/25/15 Background Briefing on Talks to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/24/15 New Reward for Cyber Fugitive;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Official in Geneva, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland
02/20/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to London and Geneva; En Route London, United Kingdom
02/12/15 Background Briefing on Ukraine; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/07/15 Background Briefing in Munich, Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/06/15 Background Briefing On Secretary Kerry's Meeting with GCC Foreign Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/04/15 Background Briefing En Route Kyiv, Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Kyiv, Ukraine
02/02/15 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials On the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Briefing on President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Request;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Washington, DC


January
01/24/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Nigeria; Via Teleconference
01/21/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Upcoming Travel to London and Davos; Via Teleconference
01/19/15 Briefing on the Upcoming Migration and Reestablishment of Diplomatic Relations Talks in Cuba; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/12/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan; Islamabad, Pakistan
01/11/15 Background Briefing in Ahmedabad, India; Ahmedabad, India
01/09/15 Background Briefing Secretary Kerry's Trip to India and Pakistan; Via Teleconference
01/08/15 U.S. Assistance to Haiti and Current Events Approaching the Fifth Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams; via Teleconfrence

2014


December
12/29/14 Background Briefing on Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act; Via Teleconference
12/18/14 Briefing on Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
12/14/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Rome, Italy; En Route to Rome, Italy
12/11/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia; Via Teleconference
12/03/14 Senior State Department Official To Preview the London Conference on Afghanistan; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/14 Senior State Department Officials On the Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting; Brussels, Belgium
12/01/14 Background Briefing To Preview the Secretary's Travel to Brussels and Basel; Joint Base Andrews


November
11/17/14 Background Briefing on Upcoming P5+1 Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program; Via Teleconference
11/11/14 Background Briefing En Route Beijing; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Beijing, China
11/07/14 Senior State Department Officials Preview Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Beijing; Via Teleconference


October
10/28/14 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials Preview Secretary Kerry's Travel to Canada; En Route to Ottawa, Canada
10/21/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin; En route to Berlin, Germany
10/19/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jakarta, Indonesia; En Route to Jakarta, Indonesia
10/18/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi; Via Teleconference
10/16/14 Background Briefing: P5+1 Talks; Vienna, Austria
10/15/14 Remarks to the Press on Countering ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
10/15/14 Senior State Department Official On the trilateral meeting with Secretary Kerry, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif; Vienna, Austria
10/10/14 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cairo, Egypt; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC


September
09/30/14 Background Briefing on the U.S.-Afghanistan Security and Defense Cooperation Agreement; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/26/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Trilateral Meeting With EU High Representative Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/25/14 Background Briefing on African Issues; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/25/14 Background Briefing on UNAIDS Event and PEPFAR; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/24/14 Background Briefing on Afghanistan; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/24/14 Background Briefing on the Syria Ministerial Meeting; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/23/14 Background Briefing on Unaccompanied Alien Children; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/23/14 Senior State Department Official on Diplomatic Efforts To Build a Coalition To Confront ISIL and Iraq in Syria; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and on the Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meetings With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and With Cypriot President Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Kasoulides; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/18/14 Background Briefing on P5+1Talks; Foreign Press Center; New York City
09/13/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt
09/12/14 Background Briefing En Route to Ankara, Turkey; En Route to Ankara, Turkey
09/10/14 Background Briefing on Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jeddah; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/09/14 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Iraq; Via Teleconference


August
08/11/14 Background Briefing En Route to Sydney, Australia; En Route to Sydney, Australia
08/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in ASEAN; Office of the Spokesperson; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/06/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kabul, Afghanistan; En Route to Kabul, Afghanistan
08/05/14 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit - Civil Society Forum; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Background Briefing on the Humanitarian Cease-fire in Gaza; Office of the Spokesperson; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Background Briefing: On the Situation in Gaza; Senior State Department Official; En route to Ramstein, Germany


July
07/29/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to India; En Route to India
07/28/14 Remarks on the Release of the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
07/21/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt
07/18/14 Briefing on Iran Nuclear Negotiations; Washington, DC
07/14/14 Background Briefing on Afghanistan Elections; Washington, DC
07/13/14 Background Briefing on Meetings in Kabul; En Route to Vienna, Austria
07/12/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Negotiations; Vienna, Austria
07/11/14 Background Briefing on Afghanistan; Kabul, Afghanistan
07/11/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Afghanistan; En Route to Kabul, Afghanistan
07/09/14 Senior State Department Officials on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Beijing, China
07/08/14 Senior State Department and Treasury Officials on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Beijing, China
07/07/14 Background Briefing on the Strategic and Economic Dialogue; En Route to Beijing, China
07/03/14 Background Briefing on the P5+1/Iran Discussions; Via Teleconference
07/01/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Panama; En Route to Panama


June
06/28/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Syrian Opposition Council President Ahmad Jarba, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Call With Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani; En Route to Shannon, Ireland
06/26/14 Background Briefing: Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh; Paris, France
06/26/14 Secretary Kerry's Meetings with Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri And Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman; Paris, France
06/22/14 Background Briefing in Amman, Jordan; Amman, Jordan
06/21/14 Background Briefing En Route to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt
06/20/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Vienna, Austria
06/20/14 Background Briefing on Ukraine; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/20/14 Briefing on the Trafficking in Persons Report 2014;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Via Teleconference
06/16/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/12/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/05/14 Background Briefing on the Administration's Ongoing Commitment To Close the Guantanamo Bay Facility; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC


May
05/21/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Mexico City; En Route To Mexico City, Mexico
05/17/14 Briefing From Paris, France;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Paris, France
05/16/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Background Briefing on Ukraine; London, United Kingdom
05/14/14 Background Briefing on the Situation in West Africa; Via Teleconference
05/13/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London; Via Teleconference
05/06/14 Background Briefing on South Sudan; Via Teleconference
05/05/14 Background Briefing on Syria; Via Teleconference
05/04/14 Briefing on the D.R.C.;  Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/03/14 Background Briefing Following the Secretary's Visit to Ethiopia; En Route, Congo (Kinshasa)


April
04/30/14 Briefing: Country Reports on Terrorism 2013;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Washington, DC
04/29/14 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/14 Background Briefing on the Review of the Presidential Permit Application for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Project; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/16/14 Background Briefing on Secretary's Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Geneva, Switzerland
04/09/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
04/04/14 Background Briefing on the Upcoming P5+1 Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program; Via Teleconference


March
03/19/14 Background Briefing on EU Coordinated P5+1-Iran Negotiations; Vienna, Austria
03/14/14 Background Briefing on Next Week's EU-Coordinated P5+1 Talks With Iran; Via Teleconference
03/14/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London; En Route to London, United Kingdom
03/14/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to London; Senior State Department Official; London, United Kingdom
03/04/14 Background Briefing on the President's FY15 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of State and USAID; Via Teleconference
03/04/14 Background Briefing: Preview of Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Paris and Rome; Washington, DC
03/02/14 Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC


February
02/21/14 Situation in Ukraine; Via Teleconference
02/20/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Vienna, Austria
02/19/14 Background Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine; Via Teleconference
02/18/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tunisia; En Route to Tunis, Tunisia
02/17/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
02/14/14 Background Briefing on Syria; U.S. Mission in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
02/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Republic of Korea, China, and Indonesia; En Route Seoul, South Korea


January
01/31/14 Background Briefing on Geneva II Process and the Overall Situation in Syria; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/30/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin and Munich, Germany; Via Teleconference
01/24/14 Background Briefing on Security at the Sochi Olympics; Office of the Spokesperson; Teleconference
01/20/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Montreux and Davos, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Briefing on Iran and Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Background Briefing on the Implementation Plan of the P5+1 and Iran's First Step Nuclear Agreement; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Kuwait City; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials; Office of the Spokesperson; ERT Washington, DC
01/02/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah; Via Teleconference