Security Alert: U.S. Mission Germany

Location:  Germany, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Germany remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell  on the Death of President George H. W. Bush

U.S. Embassy Berlin December 1, 2018 Statement by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell on the Death of President George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, died last night at the age of 94. His integrity, wit and positive outlook will always challenge me and the millions of people around ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell at the AmCham Transatlantic Business Conference Berlin, November 30, 2018

As prepared for delivery Good afternoon!  It is my pleasure to be here with you today at the 12th annual Transatlantic Business Conference.  Thank you, Olaf for the kind introduction. I’d also like to thank AmCham Germany for the great job you’ve done in organizing this annual conference and for the invitation to speak here ...
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Administrative Clerk (GSO/RLO) – BERLIN-2018-157

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: BERLIN-2018-157 Date: November 29, 2018 Position Title Administrative Clerk (RLO) Location U.S. Embassy Berlin, General Service Office – Realty Liaison Office Open To All Interested Applicants Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP) € 39,984 per year starting salary Position Series and Grade: FSN-0105-06  Foreign Service/US ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Grenell World AIDS Day Conference Warsaw, Poland, November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 (As delivered) Introduction It is my pleasure to be here with you during your 25th anniversary conference. I am humbled to speak with you today, especially in light of the very important role which Res Humanae has played in fighting HIV and AIDS across this region. We gather together today after having ...
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So you Want to play U.S. College Sports?

Looking to study in the USA?  Try for a sports scholarship!  To highlight International Education Week and promote U.S. universities, Embassy Berlin brought together German high school athletes, a representative of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), teachers, parents, recruiters, and German alumni of American universities for a series of interactive programs in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, ...
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Supply Supervisor (GSO) – BERLIN-2018-154

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: BERLIN-2018-154 Date: November 20, 2018  Position Title Supply Supervisor Location U.S. Embassy Berlin and General Services Office Open To All Interested Applicants Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP) € 47,486 per year starting salary Position Series and Grade: FSN-0805-08  Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG ...
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Veterans Day 2018

Ambassador Grenell’s Statement Honoring Veterans Every November 11, the United States marks Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women who served in our armed forces.  We celebrate the accomplishments, the sacrifice, and the courage of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, and we draw inspiration from their example.  Through their service, they safeguard core ...
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Development Program Specialist (Budget) (USAID) – Frankfurt-2018-150

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-150   Date: November 12, 2018  Vacancy #: Frankfurt-2018-150     POSITION / SALARY:       Development Program Specialist (Budget) ; Salary Range Euro 58,934 – Euro 76,614 FSN-10:   (Full Performance)                                                      OPEN TO:                           German/EU citizens and residents ...
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2018 Commemoration of Pogromnacht

Eighty years ago, in 1938, Jewish homes and businesses, cemeteries and synagogues were vandalized and destroyed.  Nearly 100 Jewish people lost their lives during the violence. Today, as we remember the devastating events of that night, we must remember that incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise again in Germany, in the United States, and ...
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Engineer (Facilities Project Manager) (FAC) – Frankfurt-2018-144-R

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-144-R Date: November 9, 2018 Position Title Engineer (Facilities Project Manager)  Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, Facilities Maintenance Office Open To All Interested Candidates – All Sources Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP) € 67,397 per year starting salary Position Series and Grade: ...
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2018 Outstanding Diplomacy Award

Zionist Organization of America Superstar Gala New York City, November 4, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell Thank you Suzanne.  Your friendship and support mean the world to me. I have to begin by thanking Mort Klein for his friendship, encouragement, support . . . and daily emails. Without Mort my inbox would be so much easier ...
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Locksmith/Metal Worker (GSO) – BERLIN-2018-159-R

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: BERLIN-2018-159-R Date: November 05, 2018 Position Title Locksmith/Metal Worker Location U.S. Embassy Berlin and Facility Management Open To All Interested Applicants Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP) € 35,464 per year starting salary Position Series and Grade: FSN-05  Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG PP) ...
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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Read the State Department’s new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report here» (pdf) FACT SHEET: Mahan Air’s Support for Terrorism Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Important Notice For Overseas Voters Who Cannot Access State Election Websites

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany October 19, 2018   The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from foreign countries in an effort to increase the cybersecurity of ...
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Accounting Technician EFM (FMC) – BERLIN-2018-131-R

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: BERLIN-2018-131-R Date: October 11, 2018 Position Title Accounting Technician Location U.S. Embassy Berlin / Financial Management Center Open To U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies Salary and Grade NOR Not Ordinarily Resident ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Dusseldorf, Germany

Location: Various locations throughout Germany Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to: In the area of Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz, Mitte neighborhood in Berlin, Germany In the area around the Cologne Central Mosque, central Cologne, and possibly throughout the downtown area in Cologne, Germany Event: The U.S. Embassy and its Consulates are aware ...
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FACT SHEET: Mahan Air’s Support for Terrorism

The United States designated Mahan Air for sanctions in 2011 for providing financial, material, and technological support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), which was designated by the United States in 2007 for providing material support to terrorism. The European Union designated the IRGC Qods Force in 2010, noting the group “is Tehran’s ...
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9/11 Commemoration at the U.S. Embassy

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 people – Americans, Germans, and citizens from around the world – who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in a senseless attack driven by hate and intolerance.  We think also of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, on this same day in 2012.  And while 9/11 will always ...
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U.S. Embassy Literature Series Fall 2018

(Please note the different venues) ___________________________ Wednesday, October 18, 20:00 – Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Großes Haus, Linienstraße 227   Tickets: a limited number of tickets is reserved for students and accompanying teachers. Please apply for free tickets with IRCBerlin@state.gov by October 10. All other tickets: at Volksbühne Meg Wolitzer The Female Persuasion (Das weibliche Prinzip, DuMont ...
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In Honor of Senator John McCain

Statement from Ambassador Richard Grenell: The news of the death of Senator John S. McCain brings me great sadness. He was an inspiration to me and many people around the world.  I worked for Senator McCain during his 2000 presidential campaign and it is there where we saw what a true Maverick leader looks like. He was unorthodox, ...
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Removal from the United States of Former Nazi Guard Jakiw Palij

On August 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed Jakiw Palij, 95, from the United States. He arrived in Germany on August 21, making today the culmination of a 14-year effort to remove the former Nazi camp guard. Six Nazi perpetrators under court order of deportation have died in the U.S. in this decade alone; ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the Wiesbaden City Center. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday, 19 August 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm (13:00). According to media reports, several groups will participate in advance of the upcoming Hessen state elections. Other groups have called for a countermarch. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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U.S. Sanctions Are Back on Iran: Look Who is Protesting in Iran and Why

(Focus Online, August 14, 2018) As many U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime kicked back in this past week, the world watched as the people of Iran protested across the country. They were not protesting U.S. sanctions; they were calling for reform and accountability of their own government. Instead of “Death to America,” they shouted ...
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Berlin RSO’s first Three-Gun-Competition with the German Army

In the spirit of partnership, RSO Berlin hosted their first ever Three-Gun-Competition at the Wannsee range on Friday, August 10th. This friendly competition pitted Marine Security Guards from Detachment Berlin against the German Army’s 2nd Company, Wachbatallion, which is the only German military combat unit stationed in Berlin. The day at the range was the ...
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Berlin Brigade Military Police Veterans Greeted by Ambassador Grenell

Ambassador Richard Grenell had the opportunity to meet with former members of the Berlin Brigade Military Police at the Embassy, and encouraged them to share some of their historic experiences while serving here. Several members present were literally on point in the epic photo depicting the famous face-off at Checkpoint Charlie between U.S. and Soviet ...
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Ambassador Grenell Hosts Kickoff Event for Berlin Food Week at Embassy

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted 60 guests from the Berlin restaurant and media sphere to inaugurate Berlin Food Week (BFW). The United States is the proud partner country of this year’s BFW, a one-week, multi-event food festival with city-wide promotions. This year food from the United States will be highlighted at targeted consumer workshops and exclusive ...
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Ambassador Grenell Leads Embassy Participation in CSD Parade

Ambassador Grenell and Embassy Berlin were proud to take part in Berlin’s 40th Christopher Street Day (CSD) parade.  This year marked the embassy’s seventh time marching, and the Ambassador’s 25th Pride (his first was the March on Washington in 1993). The Embassy and Ambassador Grenell hosted a series of activities to communicate U.S. support for human rights during ...
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Human Resources Assistant (Recruitment/MClass) – Frankfurt-2018-75

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-75   Date: July 19, 2018     Position Title Human Resources Assistant (Recruitment/MClass) Location American Consulate General Frankfurt am Main, Human Resources Office Open To All Interested Candidates – All Sources Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP) € 42,543 per year starting salary* Position Series ...
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German Business Delegation Ranks among the Largest Delegations at the 2018 SelectUSA Summit in Washington, D.C.

On June 22, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross concluded the fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit.  More than 3,000 people attended this year’s Summit, and registrants included 1,200 business representatives from 66 foreign markets and economic development organizations (EDOs) from 51 U.S. states and territories. During the event, Secretary Ross was joined by 10 Governors, ...
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2018 Independence Day Reception

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted some 2,500 invited guests from the German business, cultural and political sphere, as well as members of the diplomatic corps and other international guests at an Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Tempelhofer Feld. The celebration marked America’s 242nd birthday, and gave Americans in Germany and German citizens the chance ...
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U.S. Consulate General Leipzig Celebrates Independence Day 2018

On July 2, U.S. Consul General Timothy Eydelnant celebrated the 242nd Independence Day of the United States of America together with more than 400 guests from all over Central Germany. This year’s traditional reception in the garden of the Consulate General in Leipzig was held under the motto “Texas” in honour of the 25th anniversary ...
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2018 Frankfurt Airlift

FRAPORT Airlift 70th Anniversary Commemoration Frankfurt, June 26, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell   Minister-President Bouffier, it is an honor to join you in commemorating the Berlin Airlift. 70 years ago today, and continuing during the ensuing months, food and fuel was loaded on aircrafts bound for Berlin every two to three minutes. The logistics work ...
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2018 FAST Officers Reception

Last night, Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon welcomed a group of 27 early-career diplomats from 23 embassies in Berlin to the U.S. Embassy to meet their American counterparts.  New diplomats from all five continents exchanged ideas about the future of diplomacy and their experiences working and living in Berlin, and DCM Logsdon spoke to ...
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Policies on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening (June 13, 2018)

Policies on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening June 13, 2018 Ambassador Richard   Thank you for coming to the Embassy today to highlight women’s health and cancer screening.  I am especially pleased to be able to welcome Ambassador Nancy Brinker and the other distinguished panelists to advance these discussions on issues I care about deeply. As ...
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Visit of AIPAC to Germany (June 12, 2018)

Visit of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to Germany Berlin, June 12, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell Thank you Phil de Toledo, Howard Kohr, Lillian Pinkus, and Richard Fishman.  It is a privilege to welcome members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to Berlin.  Father Desbois, it is a pleasure to meet you. ...
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2018 CBYX Berlin Day

The Embassy hosted its annual Berlin Day reception for the 350 American participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) on June 8. The students, who have spent the past year living with German host families, enjoyed speeches from Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon and Member of Parliament Kerstin Radomski, as well as the ...
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2018 Lan Samantha Chang Reading

The John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, the U.S. Embassy Literature Series and the Berlin Writers’ Workshop present    Lan Samantha Chang Program Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and May Brodbeck Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa   Lan Samantha Chang is the author of a collection of short fiction, Hunger, and ...
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U.S. Embassy Berlin Hosts Seminar Highlighting Business Opportunities in the U.S.

May 31, 2018.  Open for Business:  The United States is an attractive market for German IT and cyber security companies.  In cooperation with Fairfax County of Virginia and the IT Security Association of Germany TeleTrusT, the U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted a half-day seminar to discuss new industry developments, market entry strategies and practical questions ranging ...
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2018 DCM in Eisenhüttenstadt

Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon and Cultural Affairs Officer Michelle Logsdon got outside the capital this week for a visit to Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg. Invited by the Gesamtschule 3, they toured a photo exhibition on transatlantic relations at the school and had an engaging discussion on U.S. culture and society with the students. Afterwards, Mr. ...
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2018 Murph Challenge

The Murph Challenge is an annual event held around the globe on Memorial Day weekend to raise awareness and funds for the Lt. Michael Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  The event is named after Navy Seal Lt Michael Murphy, who died in combat in Afghanistan in 2005 (and part of group of SEALs depicted in the ...
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Facebook Live Event: Student Visa Chat

Are you an international student interested in studying in the United States? Do you need help with applying for a student visa and have questions on the process? Join EducationUSA for a Facebook Live event on Student Visas. A U.S. Department of State official will moderate the discussion with student visa experts Laura Stein and ...
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2018 Privacy Shield Frameworks

May 1, 2018: From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic. PS Actions 2017 2018 May 2018 (also available from USEU ) ...
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U.S. Embassy Berlin Celebrates Armed Forces Day 2018

May 18, 2018. The U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché Office hosted its annual Armed Forces Day reception at the Allied Museum Berlin-Zehlendorf. Armed Forces Day, established during the Truman administration, is single holiday (May 19) for American citizens to come together and thank serving military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. In ...
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Ambassador Grenell Meets U.S. Business Leaders in Berlin

Ambassador Grenell had his first engagement with the business community at an AmCham Germany-hosted dinner in Berlin.  Business leaders from 8 major US firms shared their views on the transatlantic trade and investment relationship and the Ambassador explained his top priorities.  All participants agreed to work on ways to collaborate to achieve our shared objectives ...
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Munich Earth Magazine

How much do you know about sustainability? Are you already considering a green lifestyle? On #EarthDay (April 22) the Public Affairs section of the Consulate General in Munich has released its special and first edition of the Munich Earth Magazine, including portraits of American and German eco-friendly start-ups, sustainable companies in general, recipes for a ...
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United States Assessment of the Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2018 United States Assessment of the Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use  Key Takeaway The United States assesses with confidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the eastern Damascus suburb of Duma on April 7, 2018, killing dozens of men, women, ...
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2018 ACS Outreach Day Leipzig

As a service to U.S. citizens residing in our consular district, we are pleased to announce that the American Citizen Services team from Berlin will hold an “ACS Service Day” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig. Customer service will be offered between 9:00 and 12:00. The team will be accepting applications ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2018)

Location: Downtown Muenster, North Rhein-Westphalia Event: Media report multiple casualties resulting from a van attack in downtown Muenster.  Local authorities are asking everyone to avoid the area. Actions to Take: •        Avoid the area. •        Monitor local media for updates. •        Be aware of your surroundings. ...
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The 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: A Legacy Remembered

Assistant Secretary Mitchell’s Remarks at Marshall Plan 70th Anniversary Commemoration. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Thanks for that introduction, Rob. I appreciate the opportunity to speak this afternoon and am grateful to the Marshall Foundation for organizing today’s event. We are here to mark the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Seven decades ago, ...
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From Rebels to Democrats – A New Assessment of an Old Relationship.
 German-American Relations from 1848 to Today


From Rebels to Democrats – A New Assessment of an Old Relationship. German-American Relations from 1848 to Today GSI (Gustav-Stresemann-Institute e.V Bonn) Symposium Berlin, March 19, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Dr. h.c. Erik Bettermann (President, GSI), Dr. Ansgar Burghof (Director General, GSI), Dr. Darrel Colson (President of Wartburg College) State Council Ulrike Hiller (Plenipotentiary for ...
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The Future of War? War without Borders in the Cyber Realm

Transatlantic Cyber Dialogue — AICGS/Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung Berlin, March 15, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Flickr photo album Thank you, Dr. Janes, for inviting me to participate this evening. At the U.S. Mission in Germany, we have worked closely on numerous occasions with the Hans Seidel Stiftung and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. We appreciate the exceptional work you ...
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2018 Conference “Humanity Disrupted: Artificial Intelligence and Changing Societies”

CDA Kent Logsdon Remarks: Aspen Institute Deutschland’s Conference on Artificial Intelligence March 14, 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen: Thank you for the opportunity to speak today.  When I was first approached by Rüdiger and Tyson about the possibility of speaking at this conference, I was intrigued.  Artificial Intelligence technologies are already positively influencing each of our lives and hold the promise to make ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Visits the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin.

March 7-11, 2018. U.S. Embassy Berlin, spearheaded by Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, hosted over 250 U.S. exhibitors during the largest travel and tourism show in the world, the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin. 170,000 visitors attended the five-day show, with approx. 110,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers.  On Friday, the Charge d’Affaires Kent ...
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Attention: U.S. Consular Section Berlin Closure

Please be advised that, due to construction, the U.S. Consular Section in Berlin, Germany will be closed to the public March 12-23, 2018.  During that time, nonimmigrant visa appointments and routine American citizen services will not be scheduled.  If you need to report the arrest, death, or hospitalization of a U.S. citizen OR if you ...
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Women2Women – America 2018

A Program of Empower Peace   Women2Women – America 2018 International Leadership Program July 19 – 28, 2018 Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts, USA   STUDENT APPLICATION FORM (doc)   Conference Information The Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W 2018) is a program of Empower Peace. W2W 2018 is an opportunity for young women ages 15-19 to participate in an educational ...
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TechForum: Journalism 2.0 (Heidelberg, Mar 3, 2018)

TechForum:  Journalism 2.0 Heidelberg, March 3, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Jakob, for giving me a few minutes to greet the participants of this ambitious and important forum.  I commend you all for giving up a weekend to discuss some of the most important issues affecting not only the future of journalism, but also ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Welcomes Super Return Conference Participants to the Embassy

The Embassy was delighted to partner again with distinguished U.S. investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith to bring together Americans and Europeans on the margins of this year’s Super Return International conference in Berlin, one of the world’s leading private equity / venture capital gatherings. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke about the importance of transatlantic ...
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2018 Berlinale Reception

On the evening of February 20, Chargé d’Affaires Kent D. Logsdon and his wife Michelle welcomed around 300 German and international guests to the traditional Berlinale cocktail party at the US Embassy. Among the guests at the reception were numerous renowned actors such as Jan Josef Liefers, Hanno Koffler, Tim Seyfi, Burkhard Heyl, Keith Redmon, ...
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2018 Munich Security Conference

From Friday until Sunday, more than 30 heads of state and government and over 100 cabinet ministers from across the globe came together at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for discussions on major international security challenges. The United States of America was represented at the MSC 2018 with a wide-ranging delegation. It featured the following principals from different branches ...
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What drives people to radicalize?

Our guest Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism, has been dealing with this question in his research for more than 40 years. As part of our nationwide speaker program, the U.S. Embassy regularly brings U.S. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visited U.S. exhibitors at the FRUIT LOGISTICA trade show in Berlin

On February 8, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visited the USA Pavilion at the FRUIT LOGISTICA trade show in Berlin, the world’s largest trade show for fresh fruits and vegetables. Nearly twenty U.S. companies presented their bountiful variety of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, as well as credit rating services and innovative packaging solutions. Over 3,000 ...
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2018 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative-Entrepreneurship in Europe

Are you a young German entrepreneur looking to taking your commercial or social venture to the next level? Apply for the 2018 YTILI Fellowship Program, which will give 75 outstanding leaders from across Europe the chance to expand their leadership and entrepreneurial experience, and to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Applications are ...
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2018 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In the U.S, and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Statement by the President on ...
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German Mayors from Düsseldorf, Essen, Münster, and Bonn Attend U.S. Conference of Mayors in D.C.

At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf, the mayors of Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, and Münster attended the 86th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on January 24 and 25, 2018. The four mayors were also part of an international delegation of experts and mayors from across the ...
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Secretary Tillerson Meets With U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires During a Regional Chiefs of Mission Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson poses for a photo with thirteen U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires during a regional Chiefs of Mission meeting in Paris, France on January 23, 2018. From left to right: Kent D. Logsdon (Charge d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Berlin), Lewis M. Eisenberg (U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic and Republic ...
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January 2018 Government Shutdown Resolved

UPDATE: Congress has passed and the President has signed legislation to fund government operations under a continuing resolution, allowing all normal activities to resume.  * * * At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full ...
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Administrative Specialist (BBG/IBB) – FRA 78-17 (T)

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: FRA 78-17 (T) Date: March 8, 2018 Position Title Administrative Specialist Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, BBG/IBB Open To All Interested Candidates Salary and Grade NOR Ordinarily Resident (OR) € 51,230 per year starting salary Position Grade: FSN-09 Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) US$ 45,319 per ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018   A Message to U.S. Citizens from Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon   You spoke and we listened!  Beginning January 10, the State Department is changing the way it communicates with you by making it easier to access clear, timely, and ...
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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit Reunion: The United States is Open for Business

On December 15, 2017, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Hovenier and Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs John McCaslin hosted a group of German company representatives for a roundtable discussion about their companies’ expansion projects in the United States. The representatives had participated as members of the German delegation in the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in June 2017 in Washington, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Remembers Victims as he Visits the Breitscheidplatz Memorial

Berlin, December 19, 2017. We join our German friends today in remembering the tragic attack on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz a year ago today. While the intent of this event was evil, it also underscored the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Twelve people lost their lives that day, and 70 were wounded, ...
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Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz

 Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz Berlin, December 12, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon   Good evening.  Rabbi Teichtal, we are honored to welcome with you so many friends from the Jewish community, the German government, and the diplomatic community to the Embassy to celebrate with us the first night of Hanukkah. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Discussing “The Future of NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe?”

During his speaker tour that brought him to Berlin and Munich, Dr. Michael O’Hanlon from the Brookings Institution offered an analysis of what the future of NATO and the European Security Order might look like and point to potential next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance. In this new Brookings Marshall Paper “Beyond NATO: A New ...
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Goose Dinner at American Chamber of Commerce

AmCham Goose Dinner Berlin, December 7, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon It’s a pleasure to join you this evening at AmCham’s annual Goose Dinner. It’s the best kind of tradition – one that brings people together. Like most of us here this evening, I have strong personal connections to Germany. I did an exchange year at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Rides the World AIDS Day Train in Berlin

December 1, 2017. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke at a World AIDS Day event at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz station celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the World AIDS Day partnership between S-Bahn Berlin and Berlin AIDS-Hilfe (BAH). Afterwards Chargé d’Affaires Logsdon traveled with local politicians and members of the Berliner AIDS Hilfe on a special S-Bahn train ...
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2018 Literature Series: Nickolas Butler

U.S. Embassy Literature Series Monday, February 19, 2018, 20:00 English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov by February 12 Book tickets: +49 – (0)30 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de Nickolas Butler The Hearts of Men (Die Herzen der Männer – Klett-Cotta 2018) Camp ...
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Teacher Seminar Get Involved!   Going Green – Education for Sustainability in the EFL and STEM/MINT Classroom Monday, January 22, 2018, 15:00-17:45 Venue: Life e.V., Rheinstraße 45, 12161 Berlin (Aufgang C, 3. Etage); U-Bahnhof “Walter-Schreiber-Platz” – U9; S-Bahnhof “Feuerbachstraße” – S 1 Please join us for an update on the extended Going Green blended-learning curriculum ...
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U.S. Embassy Teacher Training Seminar Black History Month Roundtable Discussion 2018 Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 15:00-17:00 Venue:   U.S. Embassy, entrance Behrenstr. (back entrance) KINDLY ARRIVE BY 14:45 FOR CHECK-IN.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A VALID I.D. AND, IF POSSIBLE, LEAVE YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT HOME. PLEASE NOTE:  Laptops are not permitted in the building. ...
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On November 21, Embassy Spokesperson Bill Martin chaired an information session/panel discussion at the U.S. Embassy for German journalists about U.S. military contributions to European security and the important role of troop movements through Germany in fulfilling U.S. commitments to NATO collective defense and deterrence – with U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Officer Col. Kathleen ...
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For Public Dissemination INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Date: November 20, 2017   Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Information Management (IM) Location U.S. Embassy Berlin – Information Management Office (IMO) Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast

Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast Berlin, November 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Antje Lengsfeld, Yvonne Schrön and Wolfgang Els, thank you to everybody here at the ZooPalast for hosting Doug Yeager at this showing of his documentary film “Freedom to Rock.” Tim Hoffmann, I also would like to thank the Wacken Open Air ...
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U.S. hosts more than a million international students for 2nd consecutive year! Germany among top destinations for U.S. students New York, November 13, 2017– According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today, in 2016/17, for the second consecutive year, U.S. colleges and universities hosted more than one million international ...
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Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club) Berlin, November 13, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Ms. Lutter, thank you for your kind introduction, and thank you also to Mr. Schulz, for the invitation to join you this evening.  This summer, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of participants in the International Lions Youth Exchange to the ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Consular Section (CONS)

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 07, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Consular Office Location U.S. Embassy – Consular Office Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous Service Work ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Management Assistant Center (MAC)

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 07, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Management Assistant Center (MAC) Location U.S. Embassy – Management Assistant Center (MAC) Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Public Affairs Office

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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Political/Economic Section

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 07, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Political/Economic Section Location U.S. Consulate General Hamburg Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous Service Work Hours ...
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“Race, Identity, and the Boundaries of Blackness”

Thomas Chatterton Williams, fellow at the American Academy Berlin, read from his thought-provoking essay “Black and Blue and Blond” published in the Virginia Quarterly Review and anthologized in The Best American Essays 2016 which is now the basis of a book project. With journalist Rose-Anne Clermont he pursued the question where race fits in the construction of modern ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – General Service Office (GSO), Procurement

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 06, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Procurement (GSO) Location U.S. Embassy – General Service Office (GSO), Procurement Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid – ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Overseas Building Operations

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 06, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Overseas Building Operations Location U.S. Embassy – Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid – ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Human Resources Recruitment

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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Foreign Agricultural Service

For Public Dissemination Internship Opportunity U.S. MISSION GERMANY   Date: November 06, 2017  Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Foreign Agricultural Service Location U.S. Embassy – Foreign Agricultural Service Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous ...
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Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference

As prepared for delivery Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference Next Steps: Cooperation & Prosperity in the Transatlantic Marketplace Frankfurt/Main, October 26, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Olaf Gersemann. Bernhard Mattes, President AmCham Germany Eveline Metzen, Dieter Kempf, President, BDI Ministerin Zypries, John Boehner, AmCham members, Ladies ...
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Colson Whitehead Reading at the Literarisches Colloquium

On Wednesday October  24, 2017, in cooperation with the Hanser Verlag, the U.S. Embassy Literature Series brought Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to give a reading of his latest work Underground Railroad at the Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin.  Colson Whitehead read from the book to a full house and afterwards engaged with moderator Thomas Böhm in a fascinating discussion. ...
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CdA Kent Logsdon and other Foreign Policy Experts Discuss State of Transatlantic Ties

To mark the launch of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative (BBTI), Chargé d’Affaires  Kent Logsdon  and Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations and Executive Director of the McCain Institute Kurt Volker joined Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt, Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings), and Jan Techau (Holbrooke Forum/American Academy Berlin) in Berlin October 24 to discuss the path ahead ...
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The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations and Cross-Cultural Comparisons

10th Anniversary of the Graduate School of North American Studies at the Free University Berlin Anniversary Conference Theme:  The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations and Cross-Cultural Comparisons Berlin, October 20, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Professor Hoffmann-Holland, Ambassador Dion, Professor Haselstein, Professor Fluck, congratulations to you, the entire faculty and staff, the students and the ...
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Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy

Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy Berlin, October 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Britta Weck. Thomas Liljeberg-Markuse (Managing Director, FEZ-Berlin), Bernd Grospitz, (Assistant Director, FEZ-Berlin), Michael Kunsmann (Program Manager, FEZ-Berlin), I would like to thank FEZ-Berlin for your hospitality.  We have worked with you before.  It’s always ...
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James Jay Carafano, of the Heritage Foundation, visits Berlin

On October 12th, Dr. James Jay Carafano, Vice President of the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, met with a group of journalists for a press roundtable on the foreign and security policy of the Trump administration. Dr. Carafano explained the changes in the foreign and security policy of the current administration and stressed that peace and stability ...
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Dancing to Connect #Refugees at the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam

Dancing connects! For a week, some 100 young people from 5 Brandenburg schools, together with professional dancers from the New York Battery Dance Company, developed their own dance choreographies in the context of the “Dancing to Connect Refugees” project, in which their personal experiences were processed and ideas for a peaceful coexistence were expressed. The ...
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Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab

Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center Munich, October 11, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Sanjay Brahmawar (General Manager, Watson IoT).  It is a pleasure and a privilege to join you here today at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center.  The addition of a ...
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Administrative Specialist (BBG/IBB) – FRA 78-17

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: FRA 78-17   Date: March 8, 2018  Position Title Administrative Specialist Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt, BBG/IBB Open To All Interested Candidates Salary and Grade OR Ordinarily Resident (OR) € 57,545 per year starting salary Position Grade: FSN-10 Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) US$ 50,302 per ...
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Celebrating 25 Years of U.S. – German Diplomatic Exchange

On September 14, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kent D. Logsdon hosted a panel discussion, followed by a reception, at the U.S. Embassy in honor of 25 years of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship (TDF) exchange program between the German Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Department of State. Moderated by the executive director of the Aspen Institute in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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For Public Dissemination Volunteer Foreign National Internship U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: N/A Date: 2018 Position Title Student Intern Programmer Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, Regional Support Center (RSC) Open To German and Third Country Nationals Salary and Grade Unpaid Schedule Duration to be determined on individual basis; minimum 70 calendar days, maximum 90 ...
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Chargé Logsdon Speaks at Startupnight Opening

Kent Logsdon, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., spoke at the opening event of Startupnight which is one of Europe’s largest start-up events connecting start-ups with corporations, investors, and potential customers. Organizers for this year’s event reported over 5,000 participants and over 250 start-ups from around the world, across sectors including mobility, energy, communication, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented ...
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A literary harvest: Tom Drury Opens the Fall Program of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series

Tom Drury  took the audience  to Grouse County, an imaginary place somewhere in the Midwest, at his reading at the English Theatre Berlin on September 11, 2017. Translated as one book that combines The End of Vandalism, Hunts In Dreams and Pacific, and published this fall by Klett-Cotta in Germany, Grouse County raises a lot of questions about America today, and parts of the country ...
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Startupnight Berlin

Startupnight Berlin Berlin, September 8, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Cem Erguen-Müller, for giving me the chance to welcome you all to Berlin’s Startupnight – one of the biggest start-up events in Europe. Mark Nietwetberg, Deutsche Telekom is a great location for this program. The evening is just getting started, but Cem, I would ...
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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Political/Economic Section

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2017-10-06 Teacher Seminar Sustainability

Get Involved! Reaching Young People Through Innovative Teaching and Learning About Sustainability Friday, October 6, 2017, 14:00-17:00 Venue: Life e.V., Rheinstraße 45, 12161 Berlin (Aufgang 3, 3. Stock)   Please join us for lectures in English and German by sustainability experts and an update on the extended curriculum for our Teach About US – Education ...
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Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest

Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest Berlin, July 21, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Herr Wollenschlaeger, District Mayor Angelika Schöttler, [TBD: Member of Berlin House of Representatives], Marcus Thieme, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to celebrate with you the opening of the annual German-American Volksfest. For 56 years, the Volksfest has brought ...
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Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration

Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration Freiburg, July 18, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Vielen Dank Friederike.  Ich möchte mich auch beim großartigen Team des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts bedanken, das sich so unermüdlich für den Erfolg dieses neuen Dancing-to-Connect-Projektes eingesetzt hat.  Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an Uta Schröder, die diese Veranstaltung koordiniert und organisiert hat.  Man ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig Celebrated the 241st Anniversary of America’s Independence

On July 11th,  Leipzig’s newly designated Consul General Tim Eydelnant celebrated the 241st anniversary of America’s Independence with over 350 guests including local government and business leaders, and friends of the United States from throughout the consular district. The festivities included remarks by Timothy Eydelnant as well as Kent D. Logsdon, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence escalating during G20 protests in Hamburg

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens to avoid moving around within Hamburg due to escalated violence at demonstrations, road closures and disruptions to public transportation during the G20 event.  The Hamburg Police requested and received police reinforcements from other cities.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media and follow instructions from the local police, ...
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2017: President Trump at the G20 Summit in Hamburg

In Hamburg, President Trump met with many world leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the host of the G20, Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Moon of South Korea, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, President Peña Nieto of Mexico, President Jokowi of Indonesia, and Prime ...
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For Public Dissemination Volunteer Foreign National Internship U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: N/A Date: 2017/2018 Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Intern/ Human Resources Location Human Resources Office, American Consulate General Frankfurt Open To Open To German and Third Country Nationals Salary and Grade Unpaid Work Hours Schedule Duration to be determined on individual basis ...
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Secretary Ross Welcomes German Business Delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with the German delegation attending the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit that took place from June 18-20 near Washington D.C. Over the course of three days, the German delegates gained key insights into the U.S. market and had the opportunity to connect with representatives of all 50 states to learn ...
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Jobs for Refugees: State Department recognizes McDonald’s

In honor of World Refugee Day, Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon presented McDonald’s Germany with the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for their inclusive hiring practices. McDonald’s Deutschland was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of its employment of 900 refugees at locations across the country where they get practice speaking German and earn a living, becoming contributing members of society. The Chargé spoke with refugees currently employed by ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Travel Delays in Hamburg during the G20 Summit

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Hamburg, Germany to possible travel delays and security concerns related to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7th and 8th, 2017. Hamburg and German federal authorities are preparing for potential protests from both international and local groups due to the event.  These ...
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World Refugee Day/ McDonald’s Award

World Refugee Day/ McDonald’s Award Berlin, June 20, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Last year, McDonalds Deutschland was honored with  one of the U.S. State Department’s highest commendations — the Award for Corporate Excellence in recognition of its programs to help refugees integrate into German society and the German economy.  There was an official ceremony at ...
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2017-06-08 German Association for American Studies

Opening of the Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies at Hanover University U.S. Consul General Richard Yoneoka June 8, 2017 As prepared for delivery   Dear Dr. Strutz, (Vice President of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University at Hanover) Dear Prof. Dr. Birkle, (American Studies Professor at Philipps University Marburg and President of the German ...
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Opening of Africa Cup Soccer Tournament an der Gail S. Halvorsen School

Opening of Africa Cup Soccer Tournament an der Gail S. Halvorsen School Berlin, 15. Juni 2017 Geschäftsträger ad interim Kent Logsdon Thank you, Principal Kathrin Röschel, I attended your soccer tournament last year and I am honored to be back for your Africa Cup this year.  Soccer is truly a global phenomenon. Like any sport, ...
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CBYX Finale 2017: 350 Young Americans in Berlin

The Embassy hosted its annual Berlin Day reception for the 350 American participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) on May 19.  The participants, who have spent the past year living with German host families, enjoyed speeches from Chargé D’Affaires Kent Logsdon and Member of Parliament Bernhard Schulte-Drüggelte, as well as the opportunity to ...
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RIAS Berlin Commission’s Annual Awards Ceremony

RIAS Berlin Commission’s Annual Awards Ceremony Berlin, June 12, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Petra Gute. Erik Kirschbaum, all the best in your new role as Executive Director of the RIAS Commission.  You have some big shoes to fill.  Rainer Hasters has done a fantastic job. Dr. Willi Steul, thank you for your hospitality ...
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A Day in Brandenburg with Chargé Logsdon

School and vocational education were at the heart of the tour in the Brandenburg towns of Ludwigsfelde and Lückenwalde undertaken by Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon on June 9th. See Flickr album for more photos: Checkout Storify for the social media compilation of the trip: https://storify.com/usbotschaft/bildungsreise-durch-brandenburg Chargé Logsdon’s remarks in Zeuthen (in German)
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Consular Outreach Day in Duesseldorf September 26, 2017

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Duesseldorf on September 26, 2017 and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. You must register in advance and services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This Outreach day is ...
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Opening of Anti-Human Trafficking Exhibition

Opening of Anti-Human Trafficking Exhibition Berlin, May 30, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon   Deputy Police President Margarete Koppers, it is an honor to join you today. Human trafficking is an issue that countries around the world face – including in my country, and here in yours.  The notion of modern-day slavery is one that touches ...
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Delta Air Lines Inaugural Flight Event Berlin: Berlin Tegel to New York JFK

Delta Air Lines Inaugural Flight Event Berlin: Berlin Tegel to New York JFK Berlin Tegel Airport, May 26, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren, ich freue mich, anlässlich des erneuten Delta-Direktflugangebotes von Berlin nach New York, heute bei Ihnen sein zu können. I am delighted to join you today to for ...
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“Quo vadis Arctic? Arctic Cooperation in Times of Global Change”

Arctic Council Handover Event: “Quo vadis Arctic? Arctic Cooperation in Times of Global Change” Berlin, May 22, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Welcome to our Embassy. Last week, the U.S. hosted the 10th Arctic Council Foreign Ministerial in Fairbanks, Alaska, at which Secretary Rex Tillerson handed over the two-year chairmanship of the Council to Finland. We ...
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Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity

Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity 114th AmCham Annual Membership Meeting Frankfurt, May 19, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon   Thank you, Bernhard Mattes, Eveline Metzen. Honorary President Fred Irwin. Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to greet the members of the American Chamber of Commerce at this your 114th ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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The Governors of Kentucky, South Dakota and Oklahoma Visit Germany

Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon welcomed Governors Matt Bevin from Kentucky, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota on their visit to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to hear from Embassy experts on German approaches to training and apprenticeships as they look to attract investment from Germany and other European countries to their states.  The governors ...
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Consular Outreach Day in Duesseldorf March 28, 2017

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Duesseldorf on March 28, 2017 and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. You must register in advance and services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This Outreach day is ...
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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 18-20, 2017! If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about ...
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Breakfast discussion with Paul Freedman

March 9, 2017. In cooperation with Polis180, we hosted a breakfast discussion with Paul Freedman, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia and election analyst with ABC in New York City. In his lecture, Professor Freedman provided an overview of the media’s role in the presidential election 2016. He focused on topics ...
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ITB Berlin

March 8-12, 2017. Over 200 U.S. exhibitors from 43 states exhibited in the Brand USA Pavilion during the largest travel and tourism show in the world, the 51st Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin. 169,000 visitors attended the five day show, with approx. 109,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers. On Friday the Chargé d’ Affaires ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen March 11, 2017 Media are reporting that police in Essen have closed the Limbecker Platz shopping mall in central Essen until further notice. There is ongoing police activity in the area. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen March 11, 2017 Media are reporting that police in Essen have closed the Limbecker Platz shopping mall in central Essen until further notice. There is ongoing police activity in the area. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Women’s History Month, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 28, 2017 U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C.  THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History ...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Visited Germany to Take Part in the 2017 Munich Security Conference

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence traveled to Germany to take part in the 53rd Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2017. During his address to the conference he reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe, outlined our priorities for the transatlantic alliance, and urged greater burden sharing by NATO allies. On the ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Bonn for G-20 FM Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  This was his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson participated in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings.  Secretary Tillerson also met with counterparts from the United Kingdom, ...
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Secretary of Defense Speech

Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Feb. 17, 2017 Thank you very much.  Thank you.  And excellencies and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. And thank you, Madam Minister, for your historically informed and stirring words.  They remind me of the legacy now shared ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in central Munich on February 17 – 18, 2017 on the margins of the annual Munich Security Conference held this year February 17 – 19, 2017: A demonstration and counter-demonstration regarding Bangladesh are expected to take place at Lenbachplatz on Friday, ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 ...
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Kent Logsdon visited the USA Pavilion at FRUIT LOGISTICA

On February 9, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visited the USA Pavilion at the 25th annual FRUIT LOGISTICA trade show in Berlin. FRUIT LOGISTICA has grown to the world’s largest trade show for fruits, vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, and associated equipment and services.  In 2017, the show attracted more than 70,000 trade visitors from ...
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Melanye Price in Berlin

Melanye Price, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University, visited Ernst-Reuter-Oberschule in Berlin-Wedding in honor of Black History Month. Together with the students, she discussed the challenges the first African-American president faced to become president of all Americans. At the American Academy Berlin, Professor Price also gave a teacher training seminar for teachers and ...
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Important Announcement

ALERT February 4, 2017 Important Announcement Executive Order on Visas: An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for ...
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Chargé d’Affaires hosted the U.S. Embassy’s intercultural celebration

The vision of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the vibrancy of Black History Month were alive at the U.S. Embassy’s intercultural celebration hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon and Cultural Affairs Officer Michelle Logsdon on February 2.  Approximately 100 distinguished German religious, government, and civil society leaders attended the event.  In ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen

Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke today by telephone with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen to introduce himself and exchange perspectives on defense security issues with one of our closest allies. The two leaders discussed the importance of the alliance between the United ...
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YTILI Fellowship

Apply Now! The 2017 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship Program application period opens on January 9, 2017 and closes on February 6, 2017 at 5:00 EST. Please review the YTILI Fellowship Program Overview & Selection Process document for a detailed description of the program, requirements and expectations, selection process and timeline. The 2017 YTILI Fellowship year will commence in May ...
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President Trump’s inaugural address

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of ...
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The Inauguration of the President

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Information on the 58th Presidential Inauguration is available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website. Related websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Inauguration 2017 on USA.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States of America White House  website (whitehouse.gov) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President Donald J. ...
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Atlantik Brücke Farewell Speech


Atlantik Brücke Farewell Speech Berlin, January 18, 2017 Ambassador John B. Emerson Thank you, Tom Buhrow.  And Friedrich, once again thank you for that warm welcome.  And I say “once again” because, in addition to the many times you and I have worked together and shared podiums over the past three and a half years, ...
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American Academy Farewell

Ambassador Emerson and his family visited the American Academy in Berlin (AAB) on the shore of Wannsee for a farewell dinner on the evening of Monday, January 9th.  After the meal ended, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chair of the Munich Security Conference and former German envoy to Washington, gave a warm introduction before Amb. Emerson started ...
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Obama’s Farewell Address

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN FAREWELL ADDRESS McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois January 10, 2017   THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) All right, everybody sit down. (Applause.) We’re on live TV here. I’ve got to move. (Applause.) ...
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Visa Clerk (NIV) (Peak Season) M07-17

For Public Dissemination   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: M 07-17 Date: January 11, 2017   Position Title Visa Clerk (NIV) (Peak Season) Location American Consulate General, Munich, Consular Section Open To U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) only Salary and Grade NOR Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR)– US $25,261 per year starting salary ...
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Computer Operator (LAN) FRA 05-17

For Public Dissemination   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: FRA 05-17 Date: January 11, 2017   Position Title Computer Operator (LAN) Location U.S. Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, Information Systems Center Open To US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies Salary and Grade NOR Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR)– US 35,364 $ ...
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Hanukkah Reception

On the evening of December 27, Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon welcomed 80 guests to a Hanukkah reception at the Embassy. Among them were Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli Ambassador to Germany, Volker Beck, Member of the German Parliament, Ramona Pop, Mayor and Senator for Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises, Gideon Joffe, Chairman of the Board ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Berlin Christmas Market Incident

This message updates the Emergency Message the U. S. Embassy in Berlin sent on December 19 informing U.S. citizens that a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz.  German media reports the Christmas market attack investigation continues and the perpetrator of the attack may still be at large.  In light of the on-going investigation, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Truck Incident at Berlin Holiday Market

U. S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz.  Police have surrounded the area.  U.S. citizens in Germany are encouraged to avoid the area ofBreitscheidplatz.  We urge U.S. citizens in Berlin to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Reading with Paul La Farge

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series in cooperation with English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Holzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum , the Picador Guest Professorship, Leipzig  University , and DAAD Reading with Paul La Farge Monday, January 9, 2017, 20:00 English Theatre Berlin , Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov Book tickets: +49 – (0)30 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de Paul La Farge, 2016/2017 Picador ...
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The President on the Administration’s Approach to Counterterrorism

MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida December 6, 2016 Thank you so much!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much, everybody.  Thank you.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Have a seat.  Well, thank you so much. Good afternoon, everybody.  I was just told that was going to be the last “Hail to the Chief” on ...
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Remarks by Obama and Merkel in a Joint Press Conference

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in a Joint Press Conference German Chancellory Berlin, Germany November 17, 2016   CHANCELLOR MERKEL:  (As interpreted.)  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be able to welcome today for the sixth time the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to Germany. In his ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Athens, Greece

Remarks by President Obama at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece November 16, 2016   PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Please, please have a seat.  Thank you.  (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Chicago! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Chicago — (laughter.) Hello, Greece!  (Applause.)  Yia sas!  Kalispera!  To the government ...
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2016-11-07 Election School Project

On November 7, 160 students representing 34 schools from Berlin (18), Brandenburg (9), Saxony (4), Saxony Anhalt (1) Lower Saxony (1), and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1) declared their election forecasts for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Ambassador John Emerson discussed the students’ results together with Bill Chandler at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin. At the same time, ...
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2016-11-10 Election Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: U.S. Presidential Elections Thursday, November 10, 2016 Bundespresseamt, Dorotheenstraße 84, 10117 Berlin Panelists: Prof. Irwin Collier, PhD (Freie Universität Berlin) Prof. Andreas Falke (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg) Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin) Kent Logsdon (Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Berlin) This program is part of the annual conference of the chapter of the Political ...
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2016 Transatlantic Venture Capital Event

Hosted by the U.S. Embassy Berlin with support from the Lester Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley “Series A” Venture Capital – Opportunities and Challenges in Germany and Europe (…and why it is important for the future of Europe and the United States) The October 13, 2016 Venture Capital event at the U.S. Embassy ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission visits Bar Convent Berlin

Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon visited American craft beer brewers and distillers on October 11th, 2016 at the Bar Convent Berlin (BCB). As one of the largest international trade fairs for the bar and the beverages industry, BCB offers an excellent opportunity for U.S. exhibitors to showcase their large variety of products and interact ...
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2016-10-21: Religion and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

STILL “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY”? RELIGION AND THE 2016 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS Das Religionspolitische Atelier an der Theologischen Fakultät   >>> Im Rahmen der Berliner Reden zur Religionspolitik findet am 21. Oktober an der Theologischen Fakultät ein religionspolitisches Atelier statt, das sich diesmal den amerikanischen Wahlen widmet. Ort: Raum 206 Zeit: 12:00 bis 18:30
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2016-12-12: Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series in cooperation with English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center and the American Academy Berlin English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov Book tickets: +49 – (0)30 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de ___________________________ Monday, December 12, ...
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Transatlantic Symposium on Innovative Approaches to Integration

How do you to ensure that refugees can adjust, integrate and thrive in communities so they become contributing members of society? That was the topic of discussion in Berlin on Sept. 29-30 at the Transatlantic Symposium on Innovative Approaches to Integration hosted by the U.S. Ambassador. To share the best integration practices from Germany and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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2016-09-14: Consular Outreach Day Stuttgart

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Stuttgart and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. Services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You must register in advance .
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Discover U.S. Beef

On August 30, the Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Meat Export Federation welcomed top restaurants chefs to great California wine and American beef at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on August 30, 2016. During the multi-course lunch the chefs learned that one of the best parts ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned in Koln/Cologne

The U. S. Embassy in Berlin informs U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Germany that five demonstrations are planned for Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Koln/Cologne, Germany. These demonstrations are reportedly in response to the attempted military coup in Turkey. The demonstrations are expected at the Deutz Wharf (Deutzer Hafen) starting at 3:00 p.m. ...
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Security Message Update on Munich Shootings

Munich police have announced a “Cautious All Clear” for Munich as of 1:26 AM local time, and that public transport service has resumed.  Air traffic at the Munich airport continues to arrive and depart as scheduled without interruption. Munich police believe that a single shooter was responsible for the shootings, and that the shooter is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert Europe

U.S. Embassy Berlin Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Alert Europe June 1, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terror Threat In Munich

U.S. Consulate General Munich Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terror Threat In Munich January 1, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Munich alerts U.S. citizens to information transmitted via Twitter within the last hour by the Munich Police of a terror threat in Munich.  According to Munich Police, all group gatherings and the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens in Germany to review the Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated ...
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Tom Leveen

As part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series fiction authorTOM LEVEEN read from his young adult novel Random (Ich hätte es wissen sollen, Hanser Verlag)Random to a full house of more than 160 Berlin high school students. Random is a story about effects of cyberbullying and teen self-discovery. Several Berlin high schoolers offered their reactions to ...
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U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2015

From September 24 to 27, 2015,we will host the annual Teacher Academy in cooperation with the  Amerikazentrum Hamburg . Conference venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut in Bonn ( www.gsi-bonn.de ) Topic:  “Immigration and Integration in the USA: A Current Debate.” We will discuss immigration reform and best-practices in integrating young adult immigrants and refugees into the school system. We will also ...
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Mercator Fellows Roundtable

Ambassador John B. Emerson hosted a roundtable with fellows from the Mercator College on International Affairs. Ambassador Emerson and the fellows engaged in a candid discussion of some of the current issues faced by the United States and the European Union and the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship. The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs ...
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Innovation for a sustainable future

Leading scientists and policy makers working on German and U.S. bioeconomy issues met “face to face” in the U.S. Embassy Berlin on September 22. Kent Logsdon, Deputy Chief of Mission, welcomed 60 parliamentarians, scientists, government and industry representatives, and journalists to the U.S. embassy on September 22, 2015, to start a dialogue between the U.S. ...
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Secretary Kerry in Berlin for talks with FM Steinmeier

During his visit to Berlin September 20, 2015, Secretary Kerry praised “Germany’s remarkable example to the world with respect to the Syrian refugee situation” and multilateral cooperation in achieving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program.  During a press conference after his meeting with Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, Kerry reiterated the ...
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Possible Border Crossing Disruption

This message is to inform United States citizens residing in or traveling to Germany that the ongoing refugee situation in the region may cause disruptions at some border crossings and on land transportation networks.  Official checkpoints may be set up on normally open border crossings with other countries, borders may be temporarily closed, or road ...
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U.S. Embassy Teacher Training Seminar

The new school year is upon us all, and we would like to remind you that “Going Green – Education for Sustainability” is going into its second year and will start again in mid September. Please join us at the following teacher seminar to learn more about the new website, updated materials and sign-up procedures. ...
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Favourites Film Festival Berlin showing “Havana Curveball”

The Favourites Film Festival is an audience festival, meaning that the films have previously inspired film festival audiences worldwide.  Simply put, the festival shows films awarded by an audience, selected for the audience. There are no restrictions concerning genre or running time: fiction films, documentaries, animated films, shorts or features are all eligible. The festival ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson ride their bikes through Wedding with Mutlu, MP

Ambassador Emerson and his wife explored the district of Wedding on bicycle upon an invitation of the Member of Parliament Özcan Mutlu.  With his visit to Wedding, Ambassador Emerson continues his tours through culturally and ethnically diverse districts of Berlin.  Mutlu MP:  “I am very pleased that Ambassador Emerson and his wife have accepted my ...
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Political Leadership from an Ambassador’s Perspective

Germany’s Political Leadership in Europe Botschafter Konferenz / German Chiefs-of-Mission Conference Berlin, August 24, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Thank you, Stephan Kornelius. Thank you, State Secretary Ederer, Mr. Kotthaus I had the privilege of attending the Botschafter Konferenz (BOKO) last year.  Thank you for inviting me back, and I look forward to sharing some ...
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CBYX in the Chancellery

On June 12, 350 American participants were guests of Chancellor Merkel at the Federal Chancellery. The Americans participated in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) and spent a year in Germany. Chancellor Merkel was visibly delighted to greet young people. The audience engaged with great enthusiasm when James Roldan, one of the participants, started singing, ...
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Going Green project recognized in “Land of Ideas” competition

The “Germany – Land of Ideas” association awarded to our project Going Green – Education for Sustainability the prize for “creative minds who confront the potential of the digital world with courage and curiosity and encourage innovation that paves the way for these developments.” The award ceremony took place at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Ambassador Emerson who greeted the guests ...
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Chef Flanagan and BWK Cooking students

A thoroughly multicultural encounter: Chef Chip Flanagan was a guest at the Kreuzberg Training Institute (BWK) . The culinary workshop was supported by the U.S. State Department to present the different traditions and styles of American cooking. Chef Flanagan, along with seven other students from BWK, prepared a typical dish from his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, called “Jambalaya.” ...
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2015 Independence Day Celebrations

This year, July 04 falls on a Saturday and will be officially observed on Friday July 03, 2015 . The U.S. Embassy in Berlin celebrates the Independence Day every year with a diplomatic event for invited guests only. Unfortunately not everyone can attend, but for those who cannot participate in person we have put together this Storify . Also check out TV Berlin YouTube Other celebrations Because ...
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Termine

Literaturhaus Frankfurt (siehe Consulate FB ) Mittwoch, 17. 6. 2015 20:00: reading arranged by the German-American Institute Heidelberg Dienstag, 23.06.2015 um 20:00 Uhr Backfabrik Clinker Lounge, Saarbrücker Straße 36a, 10405 Berlin In Kooperation mit Hanser Berlin und Buchbox Berlin Tickets/Info: www.backfabrik.de/clinker_loungeFoto-Galerie Thursday 07/02/2015 20:00: Reading at Peterhofkeller der Universität, Niemensstr. 10, 79098 Freiburg/Br. organized by Carl-Schurz-Haus / deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut ...
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Teju Cole on tour

Every Day Is For The Thief Teju Cole Fifteen years is a long time to be away from home. It feels longer still because I left under a cloud.   A young Nigerian living in New York City goes home to Lagos for a short visit, finding a city both familiar and strange. In a ...
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2015 Christopher Street Day Parade

June 27, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson This is the fifth year that the U.S. Embassy has participated in the Christopher Street Day Parade. My colleagues and I are very happy to be back. I have long said that the last, great civil rights challenge is achieving equality and non-discrimination of our LGBT community.  This ...
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Exposing Russian Disinformation

Berlin, June 25, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Guten Morgen.  It’s a pleasure to be here and see so many familiar faces in the audience.  Today’s conference in many respects represents the essence of the democratic process.  Today we want to discuss a problem that we have been struggling to resolve ever since the “little ...
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Europe in the 21st Century: Future of EU Integration and Transatlantic Free Trade

Berlin, June 25, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Professor Welfens, vielen Dank. Juergen Hardt, Reiner Hoffmann, Ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate this opportunity to join you today for a discussion of the future of EU integration and transatlantic free trade. Enacting the Marshall Plan in 1948, the U.S. Congress emphasized its support for economic cooperation ...
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Molly Antopol reading tour

Molly Antopol und “Die Unamerikanischen” Deutsche Stimme: Antje Traue Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg | Zur Veranstaltungs-Website Berlin Jun 17 Molly Antopol und “Die Unamerikanischen” | Zur Veranstaltungs-Website Freiburg Carl-Schurz-Haus, Eisenbahnstr.62, 79098 Freiburg Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2015, 20:00 Uhr https://de-de.facebook.com/events/899508113433738/?ref=5 Jun 18 Molly Antopol stellt vor: “Die Unamerikanischen” Moderation: Jakob Köllhofer deutsche Stimme: Jutta Wagner | Zur Veranstaltungs-Website Heidelberg Deutsch-Amerikanischen Institut, Sophienstr. 12, 69115 ...
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Redesigned I-20 and DS-2019 Form for Student Visa (F-, J- and M-Visa)

The U.S. Department of State has released redesigned forms I-20 and DS-2019 on June 26, 2015. All forms printed after June 26, 2015 will have the new format. Previously issued I-20/DS-2019 forms which have the former design will remain valid. Further information:  http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/Redesigned%20Form%20I-20%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf  (PDF) and  http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/M-1%20Form%20I-20%20SAMPLE.pdf (PDF Sample I-20 for M-Visa).
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Showcasing the American tradition of “a capella” for German youth audiences

On June 11, The Radcliffe Pitches, a 12-woman a Capella singing group from Harvard University, performed American music at the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange end of year event at the US Embassy in front of 400 guests. They sang several songs including the national anthem. Their presentation visibly won the audience including several German members of ...
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Corporate Responsibility 2015

Conference co-hosted by the Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ), the Federal Agency for Economic Cooperation (GIZ), AmCham Germany and Verantwortung Zukunft Berlin, June 11, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson  Social responsibility is a topic of great interest to me.  But it is the life work of my brother, Jed, who has been ...
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Atlantic Council’s “Next Generation”

What happens when 12 young Americans and Germans with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences come together to discuss the US-German relationship? – They identify challenges and offer solutions. They formulate a strategy and foster a debate from a “next generation” perspective. They give a new voice to a next generation of Americans and Germans between ...
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G7 summit

The G7 Summit 2015 in Schloss Elmau will focus on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security and development policy. Germany:  G7 Presidency June 08, 2015 FACT SHEET: The 2015 G-7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany June 08, 2015 Annex to the G-7 Leaders’ Declaration June 08, 2015 G-7 Leaders’ Declaration June 07, 2015 Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest on G-7 Summit Check out our U.S. Consulate in Bavaria
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Correcting the Record on Russian Propaganda on Trade

Letter to Der Spiegel (published in the print version June 6, 2015) Ambassador John B. Emerson The article “Auszeit vom Kalten Krieg” makes the false claim that United States companies are benefitting from sanctions imposed on Russia.  The authors base their assertions on questionable statistics from Russian sources.  I would like to provide missing pieces ...
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USTR Froman in Berlin for TTIP discussion with young leaders at German Economics Ministry

United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman traveled to Berlin today to take part in a lively discussion with young leaders, students and apprentices in an event that was hosted by the German Economics Ministry. The event was titled “The Transatlantic Partnership – Is this the sellout of European values ​​or a building block for ...
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Exhibit “Total Recall” of American film, video and photo artist Gretchen Bender at Schinkel Pavillon

The Schinkel Pavillon presents the monumental work by American artist Bender (1951-2004) in Berlin for the first time. Gretchen Bender’s work has only recently been re-evaluated in light of a recognition of her pioneering role. The exhibition allows a unique visual channel into the radical transitions of the 1980s, which – as in Bender’s work ...
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G7 finance ministers

The meeting of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors will take place in Dresden on 27-29 May 2015. Background: The meetings of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors take place several times a year, usually on the margins of the spring and annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: G7 Summit Demonstrations

The G7 Summit will be held from June 7-8, 2015, and demonstrations are expected in the area of Schloss Elmau, a resort facility in the Bavarian Alps between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald, Germany.  The summit is an annual meeting of heads of state and government from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, ...
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AmCham Germany Recognition Dinner

Berlin, May 7, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Vielen Dank, Bernhard. Jan Bayer, vielen Dank für Ihre Gastfreundschaft. Congressman Pittenger, special guests, welcome to Berlin. Andreas Povel, Fred Irwin, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to have this opportunity to recognize the work of the friends and supporters of AmCham Germany towards meeting the ...
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ACT UP – Making History

Am 4. Mai in München , am 8. Mai in Leipzig , und dazwischen auch in Berlin; Film und Diskussion mit Peter Staley: 1800-2100:          ACT UP – Making History – Film Screening of “How to Survive a Plague” and Discussion (in English) Venue:                 Humboldt University Berlin Dorotheenstrasse 24, Raum 1.101 / Ankündigung in Siegessäule Introduction: Prof. Andreas Kraß, Archive for Sexology Research Center, Humboldt University Berlin The film screening ...
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Best Defense Against Disinformation: Professional Reporting.

During his discussions with German media in Berlin May 6, 2015, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Doug Frantz emphasized the need for cooperation among the EU, Germany, and states bordering Russia to create a front line of defense against Kremlin propaganda.  In a panel discussion about countering disinformation, he said investigative reporters need access to ...
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Future Challenges

Bochum, May 6, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Herr Hellen, ich danke Ihnen für die Einladung, heute bei Ihnen hier in Bochum zu sein. What better place to discuss the future of our relationship than here at Bochum’s Jahrhunderthaus.  It symbolizes the importance of the past, the present, and the future of the unique industrial ...
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SRAP Feldman in Berlin

Amb. Dan Feldman visited Berlin to consult with German officials about the future of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, as well as other issues related to Afghanistan’s stability. During his consultations, Feldman met with the German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Amb. Michael Koch, National Security Advisor Christoph Heusgen, MoD Political Director ...
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Student Visa Applicants – Remember to Pay the SEVIS Fee Before the Visa Interview Appointment

Regulation requires all prospective F, J- and M students to pay the I-901 Student and  Exchange Visitor  Information System ( SEVIS ) fee in addition to the visa application fee (MRV fee0 before the  Department of State  can issue a visa.  All applicants must present proof of the I-901 SEVIS fee payment at the time of the visa interview. Please access ...
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XXX. Black International Cinema Festival

Das Black International Cinema Berlin ist ein interdisziplinäres und interkulturelles Film- und Videofestival, an dem Menschen verschiedener Altersgruppen sowie mit unterschiedlichen nationalen, kulturellen, ethnischen, sozio-ökonomischen und religiösen Hintergründen mitwirken.  Den teilnehmenden internationalen und insbesondere auch amerikanischen FilmemacherInnen offeriert das Festival ein jährlich stattfindendes Forum in Berlin/ für die Präsentation ihrer Produktionen. Der konstruktive Beitrag, den ...
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Memorial Ceremony at Dachau

Dachau, May 3, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Bundeskanzlerin Merkel, Ministerpräsident Seehofer, Dr. Hammermann, Herr Freller, Herr Dietz de Loos, Botschafter Lukens, meine Damen und Herren, One of my first visits after I arrived in Germany, as U.S. Ambassador, was to Dachau.  Nearly 40 years earlier, I had come to this place on my own, ...
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New Orleans exhibit “The Sound of a City”

New Orleans is one of the most important cities for the development of US American music culture. Its jazz, rhythm & blues, and other genres have influenced generations all over the world. In 2005, New Orleans was hit by one of the most devastating natural disasters in United States history, Hurricane Katrina. While the event ...
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Commemoration of the Meeting between Russian and American Soldiers at the End of WWII

Torgau, April 25, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Oberbürgermeisterin Staude, Staatssekretär Weimann, Botschafter Grinin, Botschafter Phillips, Exzellenzen, Mitglieder des Bundestages, Mitglieder des Stadtrates, meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren, es ist mir und meine Frau eine Ehre, Sie hier an diesem historischen Ort zu treffen. I would like to start by greeting and thanking the ...
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25th Anniversary of the Lesben- und Schwulenverband Deutschland

Berlin, April 25, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Vielen Dank, Herr Axel Hochrein. Frau Roth, Botschafterin Marko, sehr geehrte Mitglieder des Bundestags, meine Damen und Herren, liebe Freunde des Lesben- und Schwulenverbands Deutschland. es ist mir eine Ehre, hier zu sein. I would also like to introduce my wife, Kimberly, and our good friends, journalist ...
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G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting

Alongside the G7 summits, the G7 Foreign Ministers also meet on a regular basis to discuss foreign policy issues. The next meeting at the level of the G7 Foreign Ministers is to take place on April 14 and 15 2015 in Lübeck. Foreign Minister Steinmeier said: “The Hanseatic League is an example of how people ...
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2015 Global Entry Enrollment Events in April

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces Global Entry enrollment events in Germany in April, 2015. The Global Entry program allows expedited immigration and customs clearance into the United States for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Special enrollment events will be held April 13-17 at Munich Airport and April 20-24 at Frankfurt Airport. Those who wish to participate ...
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Farsi Speakers — Plan Ahead

The Non-immigrant Visa Unit in Frankfurt does not currently have a Farsi speaking officer. Applicants who are not conversant in either English or German are advised to apply for their visa at one of the visa processing posts designated to serve Iranian applicants (Yerevan, Ankara, and Dubai) or bring a Farsi-language translator. Iranian applicants who ...
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Amy Bloom reading at the English Theatre Berlin

RBB Moderator Jörg Thadeusz introduced American writer Amy Bloom and her new novel Lucky Us to a full house at the English Theatre Berlin.  Actress Milena Karas read from the German translation Wir Glücklichen (Hoffmann & Campe).  Amy Bloom’s portrayal of ordinary life in the United States in the 1940s captivated the audience, which included more than 60 Berlin area ...
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Ambassador Emerson visits School in Berlin-Lichtenberg

On March 10, 2015, Ambassador Emerson visited the Johann-Gottfried-Herder Gymnasium in Berlin-Lichtenberg, on invitation by Dr. Martin Pätzold, MdB. After being received with hot Brazilian beats from the percussion group “Bateria Brincadeira” and a welcome by some student participants in the school’s GAPP exchange with a partner school in Texas, he sat down for a ...
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International G7 Stakeholder Conference: Promoting decent work worldwide through sustainable supply chains

Eric Biel, Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs of the US. Department of Labor, travelled to Berlin to attend the G7 Stakeholder Conference “Promoting decent work worldwide through sustainable supply chains” on March 10 -11. The fire and collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April 2013 in Bangladesh has put the spotlight of the ...
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Ambassador Emerson hosted a screening of ‘Gringo Trails’, an eco-tourism documentary.

After the screening of the documentary ‘Gringo Trails’ there was a question and answer session with the two filmmakers and producers Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella discussing negative and positive impacts of tourism raising awareness for the issue. Make sure to watch the film before you pack your backpack! The film will also be available ...
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Teacher seminars

Ramona Curry, University of Illinois, Urbana: The U.S., Immigration and Diversity in the 21st Century Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 15:00-17:30 Annual Chemnitz Teacher Training Seminar in American Studies coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Berlin and the Consulate General Leipzig The U.S., Immigration and Diversity in the 21st century Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Teach about the USA Annual Rostock In-Service Training for English Teachers The ...
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Transatlantic Cooperation and the Crisis in Ukraine

Der stellvertretende US-Außenminister Antony Blinken traf sich in Berlin mit hochrangigen Regierungsvertretern und sprach dann vor Studierenden an der Hertie School Kurzlebenslauf Blinken (engl.) Veranstaltunges-Ort/Partner: Hertie School , Video Interview im DLF Berichte im Focus , T-Online Texte auf Deutsch zu Russland , TTIP , Ukraine etc. Ihr  Feedback via Facebook Tweets zur Veranstaltung
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Goldberg @ Impact Hub

Michael Goldberg @MGCleve @usbotschaft just arrived in and am excited to engage with entrepreneurs and students @ImpactHubBLN @thehertieschool and others 5:57 AM – 5 Mar 2015 Retweets 11 favorite Impact Hub Berlin @ImpactHubBLN Interactive talk tomorrow 7pm – how to build ecosystems? Join! http://goo.gl/CL99eQ  @betahaus @socialimpactlab @Sbootcamp 4:57 AM – 4 Mar 2015 Eventbrite Building Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystems The U.S. Embassy Berlin & Impact Hub Berlin invite yu to join us for an interactive conversation with Michael Goldberg and explore what it takes to create thriving entrepreneurial economies. “Do I… View on web
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Deputy Secretary of State visited Berlin

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Berlin March 4-5 to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues with a number of senior German government officials, including the Chancellor’s Director General for Foreign Security and Development Policy, Christoph Heusgen and Foreign Office State Secretaries Markus Ederer and Stephan Steinlein.  During his trip, he also held a meeting with ...
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Park Ranger

A United States National Park ranger, Ms. Allyson Gantt, from the Everglades National Park in Florida, will be visiting Germany from 2-7 March 2015.  The goals of Ranger Allyson’s visit are to inform the German public about the U.S. National Park system and its role in nature conservation and environment protection, to highlight environment-friendly tourism in the U.S., ...
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Reading by Tom Drury, English Theater Berlin

Tom Drury, currently the Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow at the American Academy Berlin, read from his 2006 novel The Driftless Area as part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series.  Felicitas von Lovenberg moderated the session and Helmut Mooshammer read from the German translation Das Stille Land, just published by Klett-Cotta in Germany.  Tom ...
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Cybersecurity

open lecture and a subsequent panel discussion hosted by the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on the topic of: Cybersecurity: How To Respond To Growing Threats on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 18:00 hrs at the ESMT – European School of Management and Technology Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin Speaker: Melissa Hathaway Senior Advisor, Project on ...
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A Dialogue with International Venture Capitalists

Much has been written about the hot startup hubs in Europe; from Berlin to London to Amsterdam to Dublin to Budapest. But what does Venture Capital truly think about Berlin and Europe as an investment opportunity, particularly for early stage startups? How can European entrepreneurs tap into the global VC scene? We have assembled a ...
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Transatlantic Business Forum

Ambassador Emerson today delivered welcome remarks on the importance of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (T-TIP) to small and medium-sized German businesses at the Transatlantic Business Forum 2015 in Berlin.  Other speakers were Sigmar Gabriel, the Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.  The conference was hosted by ...
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Ambassador Emerson invites Youth to Exclusive Advance Selma Screening

Days after the international premiere of Selma at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival—the Berlinale—the U.S. Embassy in Berlin organized an exclusive advance screening of the historical drama Selma at the Zoo Palast cinema on February 19. Nearly 250 students from Berlin-based schools and fellows of different organizations, such as the Hertie Foundation and the ...
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Projections of America

PBS INTERNATIONAL lädt ein ins Cosima Filmtheater am DIENSTAG, 10. Februar, 15.30 Uhr   Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der BUNDESZENTRALE FÜR POLITISCHE BILDUNG zeigen wir 70 Jahre nach seiner Berliner Erstaufführung im August 1945 einen Originalfilm der Projections of America-Reihe von einst: The Autobiography of a Jeep. Frau Emerson wird die Begrüßungsrede halten. Der Eintritt ist ...
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Berlinale reception

On February 10, 2015, Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson hosted a reception for nearly 350 guests in honor of the American ties to the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), one of the world’s leading film festivals, featuring over 400 films each year. The reception honored the German-American cooperation in the film industry with a focus ...
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Projections of America

PBS INTERNATIONAL invites you to an exclusive screening of PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA at the COSIMA Cinema on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, at 3:30pm. Mrs. Emerson will be delivering brief welcome remarks. The screening includes one of the original WWII propaganda films featured in the documentary – for the first time on a Berlin screen since 1945: ...
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2015 Munich Security Conference

One of the central topics debated at the 51st Munich Security Conference (MSC) was the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on Europe’s security architecture.  Adding some drama to the event was Chancellor Merkel’s and President Hollande’s February 4-5 visits to Kyiv and Moscow, with another round of talks in Minsk scheduled for February 11. ...
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Every Applicant Must Submit a Separate DS-160 Form

If several members of a family or group apply for a U.S. visa, a separate DS-160 form is required for each applicant, independent of age.  Applicants have two options: Fill out a new DS-160 form for each applicant; or Fill out an initial DS-160 form and follow the instructions on the “thank you” page at ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission James D. Melville, Jr. Inaugurates the Event Series “Worldwide Exile” in Honor of U.S. Journalist Varian Fry

On January 29, in cooperation with Lea Rosh from the Society for the Promotion of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission, James D. Melville, Jr. inaugurated an event series titled “Worldwide Exile.” In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Concentration and Labor Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Eberhardt ...
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Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council visits Berlin

Ambassador Keith Harper, Permanent U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, visited Berlin and met with German counterparts to discuss issues of common interest. Ambassador Emerson hosted a lunch in honor of Ambassador Harper with members of the Bundestag, members of the German government and leaders‎ of human rights NGOS. The lively discussions on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice of Demonstrations and General Security for U.S. Citizens in Germany

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates General in Frankfurt and Munich inform U.S. citizens in Germany of upcoming demonstrations in several German cities.  We take this opportunity to urge all U.S. citizens to be aware of the increased threat level in the region and to take appropriate personal security precautions. On Monday, January ...
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Ambassador Emerson visits Green Week

Ambassador Emerson visited the International Green Week in Berlin. Whilst there he paid a visit to the German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt to discuss T-TIP, Joachim Rukwied President of the German Farmers Union, and other important German agricultural representatives.  To finish off his visit the Ambassador visited the U.S. craft beer importer Derer Import GmbH. ...
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Intercultural reception to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day held at the Ambassador’s residence

Ambassador Emerson hosted an intercultural reception to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day (January 19) and the issues of tolerance, diversity, equal rights, and freedom for 170 distinguished guests from the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities, as well as German, Turkish and Arabic business, political and community leaders actively involved in integration.  The date of ...
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U.S. Embassy Berlin Supports 7th Unknown Pleasures – American Independent Film Festival, January 1 to 16, 2015

For 16 days, the 7th American Independent Film Festival will again present Unknown Pleasuresat the Babylon cinema at Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30 in Berlin-Mitte.  The festival aspires to screen largely underrepresented U.S. movies, which, however, account for an equally important American cinematography.  This is not only because these independent productions often lack budgets exceeding millions of U.S. ...
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Civil Rights Activism of MLK, Jr. and Leonard Bernstein

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a World Café event for 30 students from various schools in Berlin and Brandenburg to explore “Civil Rights Activism of MLK, Jr. and Leonard Bernstein.” The students discussed the topic with Jamie Bernstein accomplished narrator, writer and broadcaster and daughter of Leonard ...
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F-1 Visa – When to Apply?

Whereas applications for F-1 visa may be submitted at any time, the visa can only be issued up to 120 days in advance of the course of study start date. If you apply earlier, the passport will be returned to you and must be submitted again at a later date.  Students will not be allowed ...
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Joining Forces: In Frankfurt, Afghanistan – and the World

30 Bundeswehr soldiers of the Westerwald based Lazarettregiment 21 came to visit the Consulate on December 11.  Many of them have served together with American service members in NATO’s Afghanistan mission and were interested in learning about other areas of close German-American cooperation and about the role of Frankfurt’s Consulate General in the German-American relations.  ...
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Stefan Bachmann Excites High School Students

Swiss American children’s author Stefan Bachmann read to over 100 7th and 8th graders from Frankfurt high schools at Frankfurt Literaturhaus on December 8 from his latest novel “The What Not”.  The students were thrilled by his steampunk fairy tale about faeries and humans living in mutual suspicion and asked numerous questions on the story, ...
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Sharing the Spirit of Volunteerism

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day on December 5, Consul General Kevin C. Milas together with Consulate staff and family members as well as German and American business people from the neighborhood provided and served lunch for the children at Internationales Kinderhaus in Frankfurt.  The youth center offers free lunch and afternoon activities as ...
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Dr. Claude Fauquet spoke at Humboldt University about his fight against viruses affecting Cassava in Africa.

Dr. Fauquet gave a talk about the importance of Cassava in sub-Saharan Africa and how viruses destroy large parts of the production every year. In this video Dr. Fauquet talks about the fight against cassava viruses The USDA, working with the Department of State, scheduled a program for a speaker – Dr. Claude Fauquet, director ...
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Going Green Awards Ceremony

“Going Green” is a major national campaign geared at secondary schools and builds on experts, teacher trainings and web 2.0 innovative teaching tools. On December 5, 2014, Ambassador Emerson presented awards to more than 200 German high school students for their sustainability action plans at the final event of the U.S. Embassy Going Green Project ...
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Students Travelling Outside the U.S. – Have the I-20/DS-2019 Endorsed Before Travel and Make Sure Your Visa is Valid

 (December 3, 2014) Continuing students who are going to travel outside of the United States must see their foreign student advisor and obtain an endorsement of their I-20 or DS-2019 form. When returning to the United States, a continuing student/exchange visitor must present a valid SEVIS Form I-20 or DS-2019 with the endorsement showing that ...
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Both Sides of the Coin: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investment Banker in One

Erik Magdanz, a former entrepreneur and banker who is now a U.S. diplomat based in Berlin, spoke to 100 entrepreneurs, investors and business consultants on December 2nd at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.  Kimberly Martineau Emerson, a former Clinton Administration official, lawyer and civic leader from California, and wife of Ambassador John E. Emerson, kicked ...
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Mitglieder des Congress-Bundestags Forums besuchen die Botschaft

Botschafter Emerson traf sich heute mit Mitgliedern von zwei Bundestagsdelegationen, die im Herbst 2014 an einem Begegnungsprogramm in Washington DC und Kalifornien im Rahmen des Congress-Bundestag Forums teilgenommen hatten. Das Congress-Bundestag Forum ist ein vom German Marshall Fund und der Robert Bosch Stiftung initiiertes Programm, das junge, neugewählte Bundestagsabgeordnete mit ihren Amtskollegen im Amerikanischen Congress ...
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie

Ambassador John B. Emerson and his wife Kimberly lit the Christmas tree at Checkpoint Charlie on December 1, 2014. The annual tree lighting commemorates a 1961 event when a thousand Christmas trees were erected along the Berlin Wall to express solidarity with the people who lived in the former East Berlin. The illumination symbolizes hope, ...
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U.S. Embassy Literature Series Featuring Brittani Sonnenberg

American author and Berlin resident Brittani Sonnenberg read from her debut novel Home Leave at the English Theatre Berlin on December 1. She shared the experience of an expat family moving between countries and cultures and dealing with change, loss, and the search for a home. R. Jay McGill, American Academy, moderated the lively discussion and allowed the young audience ...
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U.S. Embassy Berlin Sponsors Minority Youth Leadership Workshop

The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor the 2014 Network Inclusion Leaders seminar held this week in Berlin, in cooperation with Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V., the Berlin-Brandenburg Migration Council, and the Integration Commission for Tempelhof-Schöneberg. The 4-day seminar aims to strengthen minority advocacy by supporting young leaders seeking to enhance diversity and inclusion, ...
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Global Cities Initiative

Munich, November 19, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Thank you, Pedro Miranda.  And I would like to thank Siemens for hosting this reception for the Global Cities Initiative delegation, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase – and thank you to all those here this evening who have taken the time to meet with ...
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What is the Impact of the Alleged Intelligence Disclosures on the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship?

Hanns Seidel Stiftung Munich, November 19, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson   Thank you, ProfessorMännle, Professor Meier-Walser.  When I arrived in Germany 15 months ago, I said that re-building trust would be one of my chief priorities.  I believe progress has been made and I welcome this discussion with Ambassador Ischinger, Dr. Janes, MdB Mayer, ...
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OSCE high-level event on combating anti-Semitism

During her November 13 visit to Berlin, Ambassador Power gave an opening speech before the OSCE’s 10th anniversary conference on Anti-Semitism . While there she heard from representatives of European Jewish groups and met with U.S. civil rights leaders. Amb. Powers also spoke with Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the margins of the event about Ukraine and Ebola. Distinguished government representatives and civil society partners spoke at the high-level commemorative ...
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Corporate Responsibility & Shared Values

Boston Consulting Group Berlin, November 13, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Frau Rauchfuss, Herr Gubelt, meine Damen und Herren, ich freue mich, heute Abend bei Ihnen zu sein. Das weltweite Engagement der Boston Consulting Group spiegelt sich in ihren Beziehungen zu Organisationen auf der ganzen Welt wider. Es freut mich sehr, heute Abend einige Ihrer ...
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Transatlantic Business Conference: The Transatlantic Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities Beyond 2014

Frankfurt, November 12, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Bernhard Mattes, Ulrich Grillo, this Transatlantic Business Conference is one of the milestone events  in the life of calendar of the German-American business community.  I would like to congratulate both of your organizations and the co-sponsors.  It is an honor to once again be invited to speak ...
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Lowenthal Reading in Berlin

Der aktuelle Picador Gast-Professor für Literatur an der Universität Leipzig, Michael Lowenthal, liest am 11. November 2014 in der PanAm Lounge, Berlin. Lowenthal behandelt Themen wie Homosexualität, Ehebruch, Familie und die Vielfalt jüdischer Kultur. Diese bestimmen auch Michael Lowenthals vierten Roman The Paternity Test, aus dem er am 11. November 2014 in der PanAm Lounge ...
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Lowenthal reading

As part of Mission Germany’s goal to promote understanding of American society, culture, and values, the U.S. Embassy Berlin Literature Series presented the Picador Guest Professor for Literature, Michael Lowenthal with a reading and talk at the retro chic Pan Am Lounge in Berlin. The event was in cooperation with the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum, the German ...
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25 YEARS AFTER THE “PEACEFUL REVOLUTION” – THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD:

The U.S. Embassy Berlin teamed up with neighboring institutions on Pariser Platz on November 2nd for a series of public events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As part of the series, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski hosted a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Melinda Crane, Chief Political Correspondent and Anchor ...
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Josh Elder in Germany

Josh Elder, an award-winning graphic novelist, founder of the nonprofit literacy organization Reading With Pictures , and “comics ambassador” for the U.S. Department of State, is coming to Germany. He will conduct workshops and discuss how comics and graphic novels can enhance student engagement. Frankfurt, 14-15 October: in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt and the English Theatre ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen US Consulate Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt informs U.S. citizens of protests announced to take place on October 11, 2014 in Duesseldorf. Local police are expecting between 13-15,000 protestors for the event, which will start at approximately noon (12:00pm) in the Duesseldorf neighborhood of Oberkassel and end at the state parliament (Landtag) building. These protests are being ...
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Assistant Secretary Nuland visited Berlin

Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, visited Berlin on October 8-9. During her visit, Nuland met with German government counterparts and met for consultations with the German-American Parliamentary Group of the Bundestag.  She took part in an in-depth discussion with a group of young leaders on the transatlantic relationship.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

On October 6, 2014, there was an unexpected demonstration in front of the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt on Giessener Strasse. Local police contacts indicate that there will be another demonstration today, October 7, 2014, from approximately 10:00-11:00 am with approximately 300 anticipated participants. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into ...
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I’ve Sent Additional Documents Requested by the U.S. Embassy/The Consulates General, but I Haven’t Received Any Acknowledgment. It Has Been Longer Tha

The Embassy does not routinely acknowledge receipt of documents. If your case is routine, processing time is approximately 10 working days from the date the missing document is received. Some cases may require additional processing or review, and you’ll be contacted once the outcome of your application is known.  Remember, we advise all applicants that ...
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California Walnuts Surprise the Audience

In the unique ambiance of the U.S. Embassy’s Quadriga Room, Javier de las Muelas presented the new California Walnuts Cocktail Collection on Monday. The prominent cocktail master and his Dry Martini team transformed crunchy walnuts into eight liquid essences. This resulted in an intriguing collection of cocktails featuring the unmistakable flavor of California walnuts. Ambassador John B. Emerson, as well ...
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30 US Distillers Hold Tasting with Ambassador John Emerson at US Embassy in Berlin

American distillers showcased their fine spirits products at a media briefing and American spirits tasting Oct. 6 hosted by U.S. Ambassador John Emerson at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.  At the event media previewed products from nearly 30 producers, including 24 small distillers, many of whom featured new brands for the first time in the ...
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Factory

Ambassador and Mrs Emerson were given a tour of Berlin’s newest startup incubator, “The Factory”. Simon Scheafer, founder of the Factory gave them the tour, which included presentations two of the startup companies and from Google and a visit to a week-long Google launchpad program for startups. The tour included visits to the twitter and ...
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Teacher Academy

Globalisierung ist ein spannendes Thema. Die U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2014 bietet motivierten Lehrerinen und Lehrern die Chance über den Tellerrand hinauszublicken und mit kompetenten Gästen und Experten das Thema „Challenges in a Globalized World: The U.S. Perspective” zu diskutieren. Melden Sie sich noch bis zum 15. Juli an und nehmen Sie an der U.S. ...
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Fall of the Wall Anniversary: Secretary Kerry in Berlin

“It was the difference between hope and despair, between light and darkness.” That’s how Secretary John Kerry recounted a memorable bike ride from West Berlin, through the checkpoints into East Berlin and back, while visiting the Berlin Wall Memorial. Secretary Kerry had been living in West Berlin as a boy when his father served in ...
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Roundtable discusses sustainability of agriculture, forestry and fisheries at the U.S. Embassy

An alliance of U.S. agriculture, fishery and forestry organizations met with industry leaders of the food supply chain in Germany on October 30, 2014. The roundtable discussion was held at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to exchange information and establish ongoing dialogue about production and conservation methods practiced along the food value chains and the ...
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Josh Elder

Josh Elder, an award-winning graphic novelist, founder of the nonprofit literacy organization Reading With Pictures , and “comics ambassador” for the U.S. Department of State, is coming to Germany. He will conduct workshops and discuss how comics and graphic novels can enhance student engagement. Frankfurt, 14-15 October: in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt and the English Theatre ...
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My Spouse/Partner is Not a Citizen of a Visa Waiver Country. Since I am, Can my Spouse/Partner Travel Visa Free as my Derivative?

Each person travelling must qualify for either the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) or for the appropriate visa, based on their own situation. It is not possible to derive status for visa free travel, and each person travelling must be in possession of a valid ESTA registration and meet all the requirements to travel under the ...
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Josuha Cohen at the English Theatre Berlin

Joshua Cohen, a visiting fellow at the American Academy this past September, read from his latest book Four Messages at the English Theatre Berlin as part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series.  Cohen’s book, a collection of short stories, raises issues such as internet privacy and how younger generations often underestimate the potentially adverse effects of their online presence. Well known talk show host and ...
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BDI Annual Meeting

Berlin, September 22, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Herr Grillo, vielen Dank für die Einladung zu Ihrem jährlichen Treffen. Ich bin erst seit heute Nachmittag aus Kalifornien zurück, aber es war mir wichtig, heute Abend hier zu sein. Wir arbeiten in vielen wichtigen Bereichen zusammen, und ich danke Ihnen für Ihr Engagement und Ihre Partnerschaft. ...
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Ambassador Robert E. Hunter on NATO and Ukraine

Video interview with Ambassador Hunter Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1993-98) Robert E. Hunter addressed German journalists at the U.S. Embassy, Berlin. Ambassador Hunter, who is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., firmly declared Germany to be our “central partner” in transatlantic relations. He explained Germany’s importance in addressing a ...
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A Taste of California

Ambassador John B. Emerson and Mrs. Kimberly M. Emerson hosted an evening of California cuisine and wine together with about 200 guests at their residence in Dahlem. The event featured Michelin star Chef Steve Litke of Farmhouse Inn restaurant in Sonoma County, along with live music by the Pearls of Berlin. This event offered a ...
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The U.S. Embassy Literature Series Fall 2014

In cooperation with English Theatre Berlin – International Performing Arts Center and Thalia Buchhandlungen Karin Slaughter, September  9, 19:30, Berliner Kriminal Theater Joshua Cohen, September 22, 20:00, English Theatre Berlin  Brittani Sonnenberg, December 1, 20:00, English Theatre Berlin Reading (in English only) Moderator: Dr. R. Jay Magill, Jr. Editor, The Berlin Journal and Web American Academy in Berlin Program as download  
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Karin Slaughter

Zweisprachige Lesung (Englisch/Deutsch). Dt. Stimme: Dietmar Wunder Moderation: Dr. Regula Venske im Berliner Kriminal Theater unsere Fotos & Videos von der Veranstaltung Livekritik: Fragen und Kommentare der Fans via Twitter http://www.etberlin.de/production/karin-slaughter/ http://www.livekritik.de/veranstaltungen/karin-slaughter-bittere-wunden/ vom Verlag: Infos zur gesamten Lesetour Euer Feedback via Facebook
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World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Berlin, August 24, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson It is an honor to join Mayor Wowereit, Dr. Felix Klein from the German Foreign Ministry, and Israeli Ambassador Hadas-Handelsman in welcoming the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust to Berlin. This is the first meeting of the Federation in Germany.  Stefanie Seltzer, the ...
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Ambassador Emerson meets Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

On August 21, Ambassador Emerson met a group of Executive Board members of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants.  The Ambassador had an opportunity to hear stories first-hand from survivors about being pursued and persecuted as children, making lives for themselves after World War II, and how these experiences ...
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I Have a Nonimmigrant Visa That Will Expire Soon and I Would Like To Renew It. Do I Need to Go Through the Whole Visa Application Process Again?

Yes, you will have to go through the whole visa application process each time you want to apply for a visa, even if your visa is still valid. There are some situations where a visa applicant may not need to be interviewed when renewing his/her visa. Information on the Visa Reissuance Program is available at
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Berlin U.S. Military Veterans Association in Berlin

The Berlin U.S. Military Veterans Association (BUSMVA) organized a week long reunion visit to Berlin. One important part of the week is the visit to the Allied Museum in Dahlem. BUSMVA was formed in 1998 and since met every year. Because traveling is not easy for many of the veterans and, of course costly, they ...
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Going to Bat for Kids – Sports Diplomacy in Frankfurt

During the school summer break, our consulate teamed up with various youth sports clubs in the Frankfurt region and supported their holiday sports activities for kids from August 4 – 14.  Consular officer Ladonna Sales and consulate intern Jack Stevens – athletes themselves – joined American coaches at an “American Sports Camp” under the patronage ...
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Transatlantic Trade: Business Opportunities And Job Creation

Deputy Assistant USTR Bryant Trick visits Stuttgart Deputy Assistant USTR Bryant Trick visited Stuttgart on July 21 to meet with representatives of important businesses and Baden-Wurttemberg’s state government to discuss the benefits of TTIP, offer an update on negotiations, and respond to questions about the agreement. Bryant Trick’s focus in the TTIP negotiations are sectoral ...
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Security Message: July 25th Demonstration March and Protests in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that several protests and a demonstration march are expected to take place in Berlin on Friday, July 25th, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Approximately 2,000 demonstrators are expected, although previous demonstrations have had a much larger attendance.  The route of the pro-Palestinian demonstration march entitled “Al Quds Day” ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Munich

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Munich at Orleansplatz on Saturday, July 26 starting at 1400 and concluding at Orleansplatz at 2030. The demonstration route is as follows:  Orleansplatz – Rosenheimer Platz – Rosenheimer Strasse – Gasteig – Innere Wiener Strasse – Steinstrasse – Preysingstrasse – ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is aware of demonstrations being planned in various German cities in coming days to protest Israeli actions in Gaza.  While German authorities expect these demonstrations to be peaceful, similar demonstrations elsewhere in Europe have turned violent.  We recommend that U.S. citizens pay attention to local news sources and avoid ...
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Allied Museum Exhibit Opening: “Tempelhof Airport – the American Story”

Berlin, July 8, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson  Frau Dr. Bavendamm; Ministerin Grütters; Herr Weiss; Excellencies; Colleagues; meine Damen und Herren – meine Familie und ich waren schon häufig im Alliierten-Museum . Ich möchte Ihnen und Ihren Mitarbeitern meine Anerkennung aussprechen. Ihr Museum dokumentiert auf einzigartige Weise die Geschichte der außergewöhnlichen transatlantischen Partnerschaft. Liebe Staatsministerin Grütters , ich ...
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United States Celebrates Its 238th Birthday

On July 4, the U.S. Embassy held its traditional Independence Day reception at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. The Ambassador of the United States of America, John B. Emerson and Kimberly Marteau Emerson welcomed 2,500 invited guests to enjoy an evening with musical entertainment by the American singer Ingrid Arthur and band, food and beverages, as ...
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American Ambassador Visits Berlin Zoo

Zoo/Tierpark Berlin and the Los Angeles Zoo sign a cooperation agreement. The Zoo/Tierpark Berlin and the L.A. Zoo have agreed to a joint Memorandum of Understanding to help better protect animals and to foster closer cooperation. U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson joined Dr. Andreas Knieriem, Director of the Zoo/Tierpark Berlin, and Tom LaBonge, member of ...
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Interview and Supporting Documents: What you Say Matters More Than What You Show!

Are you applying for a nonimmigrant visa and preparing for your interview, trying to decide which supporting documents to bring to justify your purpose of travel and ties to your home country? One of the common misconceptions regarding the nonimmigrant visa process is that an applicant’s documents are central to their application. While it’s always ...
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Celebrating Independence Day – in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Freiburg!

Consul General Kevin Milas and his wife Eileen welcomed more than 650 guests at the CG residence for Frankfurt’s official July 4th event on July 3rd. The guests represented local and state governments; media, cultural, educational, financial institutions; and companies in the region. In his speech, CG Milas stressed the importance of Independence Day in ...
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Cyber Bilateral consultations in Berlin

On June 26, the U.S. and German governments met in their latest round of Cyber Bilateral consultations to discuss a broad range of cyber issues. The U.S. Delegation was led by State Department Cyber Coordinator Chris Painter and included Coordinator for Communication and Information Policy Ambassador Danny Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, ...
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Germans and Americans Celebrate World Cup Soccer

The Consulate cosponsored a viewing of the United States-Germany World Cup soccer match at Magic Bowl, a bowling alley in Oberursel. The friendly and festive event was attended by Consul General Kevin C. Milas, alumni of the Embassy’s Parliamentary Partnership Program, legendary German sports reporter Rolf Töpperwien, and employees, families, and friends of the Consulate. ...
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A New Form of Violence Prevention: A Film Project, “West Side Berlin,” Celebrates Its Premiere

22 students from the Ernst-Schering-Schule in Berlin-Wedding transformed the musical, “West Side Story” into a short film over the course of six months. The production of the film “West Side Berlin” was the culmination of the West Side Story Project that began in 2011 and ran for over three years. During this time, students from ...
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Ambassador John B. Emerson Opens 36th Christopher Street Day Parade

On Saturday, June 21, Ambassador Emerson festively opened the 36th Berlin Christopher Street Gay Pride parade, which in 2014 attracted more than 500,000 visitors, participants, and spectators to the German capital. In his remarks, Ambassador Emerson highlighted the importance of ensuring the self-determination of sexual minorities and the value of diversity. Under the slogan “LGBT ...
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Film „Mission Blue“

Am 15. Juni luden Botschafter Emerson und seine Frau Kimberly zu der Vorführung des Films „Mission Blue“ und einer moderierten Diskussion mit dem Meereswissenschaftler Jeffrey Watters von der Nichtregierungsorganisation Ocean Conservancy ein. Die Veranstaltung brachte Vertreter diverser Umweltschutzorganisationen, Wissenschaftler, sowie Gesandte und Botschafter verschiedener Länder zusammen, um die großen Herausforderungen, wie Überfischung, Meeresverschmutzung und die ...
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Ranch to Fork Barbecue in Embassy Courtyard

Ambassador John B. Emerson hosted a barbecue on the topic of “How the U.S. Ambassador serves his beef” at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on June 5. Leading German beef distributors, restaurateurs, and press sampled some of the best beef produced in the United States, learned more about its production, and discussed opportunities for the ...
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GMF

On June 4, Ambassador Emerson gave opening remarks at panel discussion, titled “A Conversation on German-American Relations with Peer Steinbrück” hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America. Ambassador Emerson spoke about the importance of German-American relations and underlined the close friendship between the two countries. Furthermore, he talked about recent ...
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Ambassador Emerson Awards the 2014 Ambassador’s Grant for Young Researchers

The German Association for American Studies’ annual conference took place, from June 12-15, 2014, in Würzburg. During the conference, Ambassador Emerson awarded Ms. Christina Maria Koch the 2014 Ambassador’s Grant for Young Researchers. Ms. Koch is currently working on her dissertation project “Envisioning the Body in Graphic Medicine” at Marburg University. Ms. Koch’s dissertation discusses ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson Host Film Screening of “Mission Blue” on the Eve of “Our Oceans Conference”

On June 15, Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson hosted a screening of the film “Mission Blue” and moderated a follow-on discussion with marine scientist Jeffrey Watters of the non-government organization, Ocean Conservancy. The event brought together members of the environmental community, academics, scientists, and Ambassadors and officials from over a dozen countries, to discuss the significant ...
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Entrepreneurship MOOC

Ideas and Innovation Forum – To foster the spirit of entrepreneurship under the patronage of the Ambassador of the United States of America John B. Emerson Entrepreneurial spirit is a key driver of economic growth and success. It is not just about crafting the right economic policy; it’s about creating a climate in which ideas ...
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Connecting the Successor Generation through Graffiti Art

On the occasion of the annual International Meeting of Styles in nearby Wiesbaden, the American tagger Mario Gonzalez a.k.a. Zore and his two German counterparts Manuel Gerullis a.k.a. Yours and Sebastian Schmidt a.k.a RZM brought some of the atmosphere at the world’s biggest graffiti festival to the consulate grounds on June 11. In the run-up to the annual festival ...
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Don’t be Early – Do Not Arrive More Than 30 Minutes Before the Visa Interview Appointment

 Arriving earlier than your scheduled appointment time does not mean that you will be interviewed sooner.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants should arrive at the U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulates General no more than 30 minutes before their scheduled visa interview.  If you arrive earlier, you will not be  allowed to enter and will be required to remain outside. ...
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30 Years CBYX

On May 22, 2014, the U.S. Embassy and the German Bundestag celebrated 30 successful years of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX). To mark this anniversary, the Embassy and the Bundestag launched a full program of events that characterized the significant influence of the CBYX program in German-American relations. Ambassador Emerson hosted over 400 guests for ...
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NASA Administrator in Berlin school

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. met with students at the Gymnasium Tiergarten in Berlin on May 19 to talk about his experience in space and his work with NASA. Talking to a packed auditorium with approx. 250 students, Mr. Bolden shared fascinating photos and exciting stories of this space travels and of NASA’s various ...
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CNN commentator Paul Begala

On May 16, Paul Begala, CNN commentator and affiliated professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, conducted a press discussion with selected journalists interested in U.S. elections. Paul Begala, who is part of CNN’s political team that won an Emmy for its coverage of the 2006 elections and a Peabody Award for its coverage of ...
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XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin

The U.S. Embassy takes particular pride in being counted among the supporters of Berlin’s twenty-ninth edition of the Black International Cinema festival in 2014. Dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to the city of both West and East Berlin fifty years ago, this year’s festival will take place under the motto “Pathways to ...
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Ambassador Froman at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Ambassador Froman began his trip to Germany by participating in a bilateral meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin.  Ambassador Froman also gave remarks at a conference (T-TIP: Opportunities for Germany and Europe) at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Afterwards Ambassador Froman, E.U. Commissioner ...
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Celebration of Jazz Day

Am 30. April trat die  Ebony Big Band  in der  Werkstatt der Kulturen  auf – dieses Jahr zu Ehren von Dr. Martin Luther Kings West- und Ost-Berlin-Besuchs vor 50 Jahren. Als der international bedeutende Anführer der amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung am 13. September 1964 die  Eröffnungsrede  der Berliner Festwochen hielt, sprach er vor allem über die Bedeutung des Jazz für die friedliche Freiheitsbewegung. Photo Gallery ...
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Security Message: April 26th Demonstration March in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration march led by the extreme right-wing NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) against the “Kreuzberg situation” is expected to take place in Berlin on Saturday, April 26, between 12:00 noon and midnight.  Approximately 100 demonstrators are expected, along with numerous counter-protestors. Although the exact route has not yet ...
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Minus One Car

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin supports, in cooperation with the Fulbright Alumni Association, the environmental and sustainability project Minus One Car, which aims to raise awareness for everyone’s role in environmental protection. This project encourages people to use their bikes instead of cars, and to inspire other people to follow their lead. To achieve this, ...
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Colson Whitehead reading

On  Thursday April 24, 2014,  the renowned contemporary American writer Colson Whitehead gave a reading of his work within the context of the Distinguished  Du Bois Lectures at Humboldt-Universität  zu Berlin. He engaged in a lively discussion with the German author, critic, and journalist Wieland Freund. The event at the Audimax attracted faculty and students who appreciated the many insights this talk provided into ...
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Caution: Companies Offering Assistance in Obtaining U.S. Visa

Visa applicants are advised to be cautious in all dealings with companies that claim to offer any assistance in obtaining U.S. visas.  There are many websites which attempt to mislead customers and members of the public into thinking they are official U.S. government websites. Many may have a U.S. flag or picture of an official U.S. Government building ...
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Jonathan Lethem

THE US EMBASSY LITERATURE SERIES JONATHAN LETHEM reads from his new novel Dissident Gardens (Der Garten der Dissidenten, Klett Cotta Verlag 2014) at ENGLISH THEATRE BERLIN – Sunday, April 13 | 8pm Moderatorin: Barbara Wahlster. www.klett-cotta.de/autor/Jonathan_Lethem/789 «Schreiben ist immer politisch» – Jonathan Lethem im Gespräch Am Ac announcing the ETB reading via FB  / Am Ac video of previous reading SpOn: Kommunisten, Hippies, Occupy-Bewegung: Jonathan Lethem porträtiert in seinem neuen Roman mehrere Generationen linker Gegenkultur. Was die Aktivisten verbindet? Dass sie am Ende allein dastehen. www.facebook.com/lethem.books
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For Tolerance and Democracy – Consulate Teams up with Jewish Claims Conference and International Tracing Service

Deputy Principal Officer Charisse M. Phillips and Rüdiger Mahlo, Representative of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in Frankfurt, visited of the  International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on April 10.  ITS Director Dr. Rebecca Boehling, an American history professor on leave from the University of Maryland, and her team gave DPO Charisse Phillips and Rüdiger Mahlo a tour of the ITS facilities ...
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Diversity, T-TIP, and the Transatlantic Renaissance Tackled in Stuttgart

Consul General Kevin Milas and Alexander Whittington, Chief of the consulate’s Political and Economic Section, went to Stuttgart on April 8 for a key note speech and discussion on T-TIP and transatlantic economic ties to members of the American Chamber of Commerce and a discussion on diversity with Stuttgart’s Integration Commissioner and youth members of ...
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Beyond Diplomacy: Consul General Milas Addresses United Nations – in Mannheim

Consul General Kevin Milas addressed some 200 student delegates at the opening ceremony of the Model United Nations conference at the University of Mannheim on April 4. This mock United Nations conference is organized by the student participants in order to further interest in politics and diplomacy.  CG Milas gave insights about his diplomatic career ...
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Ambassador Emerson Celebrates 20 Years Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam with Over 100 Invited Guests and Guest of Honor John Turturro

In celebration of the 20th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam, Ambassador John B. Emerson invited over 100 guests to a reception in his residence in Berlin-Dahlem on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  The reception took place in attendance of U.S. film director, screenwriter, and actor John Turturro, whose new romantic comedy “Fading Gigolo”—starring Woody Allen, ...
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Where is My Passport? Passport Tracking Options

You can track the status of your visa and your passport through our Visa Service Provider. Go to http://www.ustraveldocs.com/de/de-niv-passporttrack.asp#ChecktheStatusofYourVisa You can check the status of your visa application any time at this website: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx You can chose one of two options to track the location of your passport: Instant: Enter your passport number in the given field ...
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Ambassador Emerson at the Opening of Hans Richter Exhibit in Berlin

Ambassador Emerson gave remarks at the opening of an exhibition of over 140 works by German-American artist Hans Richter at the Martin Gropius Bau for an audience of about 400 drawn primarily from Berlin’s cultural scene as well as Members of the Bundestag, Berlin Senate representatives, business people and friends of the Martin Gropius Bau. ...
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Middle East expert Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes

On March 20, Middle East expert Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes visited Berlin for a series of conversations on “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” She also met with a group of German journalists and shared her insights on Egypt, Tunisia, the Middle East Peace Process, and the crisis in Syria. Dr. Wittes said that ...
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Anthony Marra

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series at the English Theatre Berlin in cooperation with Suhrkamp Verlag A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Die niedrigen Himmel (Suhrkamp Verlag, March 2014; transl. by Ulrich Blumenbach and Stefanie Jacobs) Joanna Martin will provide interpretation into German Sign Language.   Thursday, March 20, 2014, 20:00, Main Stage Venue: English Theatre Berlin, Main Stage, ...
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Go-West California Wine Tasting

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson and Mrs. Kimberly Marteau Emerson opened the “Go-West California Wine Tasting” in Hamburg. Organized by the California Wine Institute, this event matched more than 200 German wine enthusiasts with representatives from over 100 Californian wineries. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Emerson emphasized the U.S. industry’s ...
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Annual International Meeting of the Financial Women’s Association

Berlin, March 17, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson It’s a pleasure to welcome the Financial Women’s Association to Berlin.  I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful city.  What a great location for your annual international conference.  Kimberly Weinrick, Stephanie Ackler, Katrin Dambrot, and to all those who made this conference possible, congratulations! Everybody here ...
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Justin Go

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series at the English Theatre Berlin in cooperation with Hoffman & Campe Verlag The Steady Running of the Hour (Simon & Schuster, February 2014) – Der stete Lauf der Stunden (Hoffmann & Campe in Germany, February 2014; transl. by Georg Deggerich) Moderator: Jörg Thadeusz.Benjamin Lebert will read from the German text. ...
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Ambassador Emerson Honors Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Candidates and Alumni

March 8, 2014. Ambassador Emerson hosted a reception in honor of current Arthur F. Burns Fellowship program candidates and alumni who have participated in this prestigious program over the past 26 years. Each year, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for 20 young German and American journalists to spend two months in ...
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“Going Green”

As part of the nationwide “Going Green” e-learning project , the U.S. Embassy launched a series of teacher training seminars to prepare secondary teachers for the work with their students on “Going Green” in the fall. U.S. experts John Dean, University of Versailles, Bologna-based Fulbright Professor Kevin Krizek, and Christianna Stavroudis, Greifswald University, prepared presentations on the history of the ...
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“In an Instant” – Photographs by Fred Stein at the Jewish Museum Berlin on Display until March 23, 2014

From November 22, 2013 to March 23, 2014, the Jewish Museum Berlin exhibits 130 black and white photographs within the exhibition “In an Instant,” among them street scenes of Paris and New York as well as numerous portraits, by Jewish German-born photographer Fred Stein. Following the National Socialists’ seizure of power, the lawyer and then-amateur ...
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Enterprising Women – Thriving Societies: From Princess to CEO

Deputy Principal Officer Charisse Phillips joined international women at the Cosmopolitan Club in Frankfurt on February 20th for a speech and luncheon discussion about the importance of women’s contributions to a country’s economy, empowering women, networking as well as educating and mentoring the next generation of women.  In her humorous and motivational speech, DPO Phillips ...
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Special Advance Screening of “The Monuments Men”

One day before the official German release date, the U.S. Embassy invited 700 high school students to an exclusive advance screening of “The Monuments Men” at the Delphi-Filmpalast am Zoo in Berlin. The movie, directed, written, and produced by George Clooney who also portrays one of the lead characters, previously premiered at the 64th Berlin ...
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Ambassador (ret.) Charles Ries on T-TIP

Working with US-EU, the European Policy Centre, and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Embassy Berlin organized a strategic speaker program on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) with Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International at the Rand Institute. Programs took place in Frankfurt on January 30, 2014 and in Berlin on February ...
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A Cinematic History Lesson – The Monuments Men and Their Role in Saving Europe’s Cultural Identity

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt joined forces with the Embassy in Berlin, the German Filmmuseum in Frankfurt , and the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt for a special history lesson in the Filmmuseum’s movie theatre for some 200 high-school students and other youth audiences from the Rhine Main region on February 18th.  Featuring the story of the allied group “Monuments Men” (FDR’s Monuments, ...
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