Thursday May 19th 2011 Daily Appointments: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Today President Obama is giving a big foreign policy speech at the State Department (see below). We’ve been talking a bit about it in the comment section of various recent posts.
SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries of the regional bureaus, at the Department of State.
11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers introductory remarks for President Obama’s speech on the events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy in the region, at the Department of State.
3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Nalbandian, at the Department of State.
3:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Administrator Shah, Counselor Mills and the development team, at the Department of State.
7:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at an event honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), at the National Gallery of Art.
I’m curious to see if he offers up a real vision for Mideast peace- I have read that he is not going to focus much on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which in my view is a missed opportunity. He is expected to discuss broad principles regarding the U.S. position on the Arab Spring and he will likely address what many see as inconsistencies in how the U.S. responds to the protest movements spreading across the region.