President Obama Weekend Schedule July 16,17 and Schedule for Week of July 18, 2011

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 16 AND SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011

On Saturday, the President will meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the White House. The President last met the Dalai Lama in February 2010. This meeting underscores the President’s strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural and linguistic identity and the protection of human rights for Tibetans. The President will highlight his enduring support for dialogue between the Dalai Lama’s representatives and the Chinese government to resolve differences. This meeting is closed press.

On Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

EDT

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT will meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nothing scheduled

Schedule for Week of July 18, 2011

On Monday, the President will meet with members of the Giving Pledge including co-founders Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and others who have taken the Giving Pledge. The President will receive an update on the Giving Pledge, which invites the wealthiest individuals and families to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropy, and discuss the ways in which private philanthropy can help address our nation’s greatest challenges.

Later on Monday, the President will host an education roundtable with business leaders, Secretary Duncan, Melody Barnes, and America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and Founding Chair General Colin Powell to discuss what the business community can do to ensure we have a skilled, educated and competitive US workforce.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Friday, the President will welcome Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand to the White House. The President looks forward to discussing with Prime Minister Key the close friendship and partnership between our two countries, our shared interest in stability, growth and effective regional institutions in the Asia Pacific , and our cooperation in addressing challenges like Afghanistan and Antarctica.

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