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.