Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Obama May 16 week ahead: Middle East speech, Israel's Netanyahu, Jordan's King Abdullah meetings

| No Comments


Schedule for the Week of May 16, 2011

On Monday, the President will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to deliver the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. While in Memphis, the President will meet with families impacted by the flooding, state and local officials, first responders and volunteers. Later, the President will welcome the University of Connecticut men's basketball team to the White House for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship. In addition to the Ceremony, members of the team will host a basketball clinic at the White House for local youth, continuing the President's tradition of sports champions serving in the community when they visit. In the evening, the President will attend two DNC events in Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, the President will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House. Later, the President will host a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

On Wednesday, the President will travel to New London, Connecticut to deliver the commencement speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Later, the President will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to attend DNC events.

On Thursday, the President will deliver a speech on the events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy in the region, at the State Department in Washington, DC.

On Friday, the President will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel at the White House.

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets

Video

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on May 16, 2011 9:23 AM.

President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 16, 2011. To Memphis was the previous entry in this blog.

VIPs at Rahm Emanuel's mayor inauguration is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.