Press Releases: December 12 – Friday

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 12, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Bogota, Colombia. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, Director of Policy Planning David McKean, Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian Government Peace Negotiators, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hold a joint press availability, in Bogota, Colombia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:25 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY WENDY R. SHERMAN

9:45 a.m. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman addresses the National War College Class of 2015, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman hosts the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Bahrain William Roebuck, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli addresses the National War College Class of 2015, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Madagascar Robert Yamate, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti through December 12. He is accompanied by Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau James Zumwalt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Vice Minister and Director General for Global Issues Kenji Hiramatsu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Vice Minister and Director General for Global Issues Kenji Hiramatsu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield co-leads the U.S.-China Africa Sub-Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with New York writer and author of “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China” Evan Osnos and Editor of “Chinafile” Susan Jakes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends “Mobilizing for Children’s Rights, Supporting Local Leaders and Improving Girls’ Education,” an event hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote speech. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP
Ambassador Rapp co-leads the U.S. observer delegation to the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court in New York and attends related events and meetings, through December 17.