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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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2018-01-22: Holly-Jane Rahlens

Monday, January 22, 2018, 20:00 Venue:  English Theatre Berlin , Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov by January 15 Holly-Jane Rahlens reads from her novel “Infinitissimo” (published in German as Everlasting – Rowohlt 2012) “The I of my heart says hello to the you of yours.” The year is 2264. ...
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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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2018 Teacher Seminar: Education for Sustainability

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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Black History Month Roundtable Discussion 2018

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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apply now – 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

If you are between 16 and 18, are open-minded and committed to democratic ideals, possess strong interpersonal skills, and have good academic marks, you should apply to participate in the the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth. The four-week Institute will accommodate up to 45 European and ten American Fellows.  The program ...
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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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2016-10-21: 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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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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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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US-EU Organic Trade: High Standards and Big Opportunities

The United States Department of Agriculture together with the Organic Trade Association hosted a seminar at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin August 9, 2016. The seminar brought together key players from Germany and the U.S., the two biggest organic markets worldwide. The seminar showed that Germany and the United States have many organic market trends ...
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“Twenty-first Century Realism” – Ambassador Power in Berlin

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power’s Visit to Berlin, June 8-9, 2016 United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power traveled to Berlin June 8-9 to meet with German government officials, members of German civil society and refugees residing in Germany and to receive the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize , bestowed in recognition of “her determined pursuit ...
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June 28: Joshua Hammer Reading

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and most brazen smugglers. In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, ...
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Teacher Seminar – The US Presidential Election 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016, 9:30-15:30 Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastraße 28, 10785 Berlin Register at: IRCBerlin@state.gov by March 1, 2016 Program 9:30: Registration 9:45: Welcome and introductions Dr. Dennis-Jonathan Mann, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Jeremy Fowler, US Embassy 10:00-11:15: Workshop Teaching the U.S. Elections in the EFL Classroom: The U.S. Embassy Election Project 2016 Joannis Kaliampos, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg Coffee break 11:30-12:45: ...
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Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement: Teaching for Equity and Inclusion

U.S. EMBASSY TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR Black History Month LECTURE AND DISCUSSION – Fully Booked! Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement: Teaching for Equity and Inclusion Friday, February 19, 2016, 15:00-17:00 Venue: U.S. Embassy, entrance Behrenstr. (back entrance) Please register at: IRCBerlin@state.gov by February 15, 2016   Guest speaker: Dr. June Cara Christian, Southern Poverty Law Center, ...
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Terrorism Expert David Des Roches in Berlin

David Des Roches, Senior Military Fellow at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies, had a discussion with German journalists on January 25 on the topic “Homegrown and Foreign Fighters – Who Are They?”  Dr. Des Roches talked about the theory that a fighter will generally join Da’esh (otherwise known as IS or ...
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Going Green – Education for Sustainability

Going Green – Education for Sustainability ‘Going Green’ is an intercultural blended-learning project. German and U.S. students explore approaches to sustainable development in both countries collaboratively through a joint e-learning platform (Moodle). Materials are free of charge, include a pdf version and can be accessed through a registration process via Moodle. The project goal is ...
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Victoria Nuland at Berlin Security Conference

Victoria Nuland, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, visited Berlin November 16-17, 2015 to attend the Berlin Security Conference, where she delivered the keynote address on the importance of security cooperation as a pillar of the transatlantic relationship.  She also met with Christoph Heusgen, the Chancellor’s Director General for Foreign ...
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Gay Rights Activist Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage equality in the United States. In collaboration with U.S. Embassy Berlin, Wolfson spoke on October 9 at the Schwules Museum in Berlin about the history of the struggle for marriage equality and the legal battle that led to the June 2015 ...
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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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September 29, 2015: Tom Leveen

As part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series fiction author TOM 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Michael Lederer at the English Theater Berlin

Michael Lederer read from his new novel Cadaqués (PalmArt Press, January 2014) at the English Theater Berlin. This was followed by a discussion led by moderator Dr. Herbert Grieshop. Thomas Irmer read from the German text. Joanna Martin provided interpretation into German Sign Language.   Video of Reading (including sign language translation) Video interview with Michael Lederer  Your Feedback via Facebook
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Berlinale Reception

On February 8, 2014, Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson hosted an exclusive luncheon reception for nearly 300 guests in honor of the American ties to the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), one of the world’s leading film festivals, featuring over 400 films each year. The diversity and the broad spectrum of the 10 sections of ...
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Dinner Speech at VBKI

…what we do do – and that’s part of why I am here this evening – is exchange opinions, conduct research on economic and industry trends, and examine issues ranging from trade, investment, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Every Embassy has an economic unit, and working with the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor and Agriculture, ...
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Lecia Brooks

Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center, gave a fascinating account of the origins and nature of the early Civil Rights Movement. During her lecture tour which led her to Frankfurt, Münster, Bremen, Nürnberg and Freiburg, she also explained the aims ...
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64th Berlin International Film Festival: Roundtable on “LGBT Rights and Film”

On the occasion of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, Cultural Attaché Mrs. Katharina Göllner-Sweet hosted a discussion on “LGBT Rights and Film” on Monday, February 10, 2014. Participants included representatives of various film and LGBT cultural institutions—among them academics, film students and critics, the managing director of the Berlin Gay Museum, the media, Human ...
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Jeff Johnson on Tour in Germany

Jeff Johnson, an award-winning journalist, social activist, political commentator, and author, travelled to Germany, from December 14 to 19, 2013, to inspire the next generation of leaders as a speaker for the U.S. Embassy.  In Berlin, Jeff was a key note speaker inspiring participants in Network Inclusion Leadership Berlin Workshop (TILN), co-organized by the Integration ...
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Roundtable entitled “LGBT Rights as Human Rights”

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, Ambassador John B. Emerson and Mrs. Emerson hosted a roundtable on the topic of “LGBT Rights as Human Rights” at the U.S. Embassy on December 9, 2013.  Patricia Davis, Director of the Office of Global Programs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of ...
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California Wine Tasting at the Embassy

On December 5, 2013, Ambassador Emerson opened a tasting of California wines for German students from Geisenheim University. This event was proposed by Prof. Dr. Erik Schweickert, a former member of the German Bundestag and is currently a professor in the Department of Economics at Geisenheim University. Claudia Schug Schuetz from the California Wine Institute ...
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie

Ambassador John B. Emerson lit the Christmas tree at Checkpoint Charlie on December 2, 2013. 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, peace, and unity and ...
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U.S. Embassy Literature Series: A Book Harvest

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series featured four American writers at the English Theatre Berlin, our cooperation partner, this fall: In October, together with mare we brought Dina Nayeri to Germany to present her new novel A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (Ein Teelöffel Land und Meer, mare). The discussion with the lively author, moderated by ...
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“Broken Brushes” Art Exhibition in the Context of the Theme Year “Diversity Destroyed”

From November 8 to November 23, 2013, the Technical University of Berlin exhibited selected graphic prints of the Kopriva collection, Texas, Houston. On the opening night of the exhibition, TU Berlin’s president, Prof. Jörg Steinbach, welcomed the American art collector Gus Kopriva and acknowledged the 79 exhibits, some of them by renowned artists, such as ...
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Dr. Ann L. Phillips on Stabilization-Reconstruction Missions

Dr. Ann L. Phillips, foreign assistance analyst and consultant at the U.S. Institute of Peace, met with German journalists to discuss effective foreign assistance in stabilization-reconstruction missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti.  She outlined the lessons learned and suggested pragmatic remedies to increase the likelihood of future mission success. Video interview with Ann Phillips 
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Going Green in the USA

The Embassy of the United States of America in cooperation with LISUM cordially invites you to participate in a teacher seminar on Going Green in the USA Venue: U.S. Embassy, entrance Behrenstr. (back entrance) Date and time: Monday, October 28, 2013; 15:30-17:30 PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE BY 15:15 FOR CHECK-IN.  BRING A VALID I.D. FOR IDENTIFICATION AND, ...
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Ladies (and Gentlemen) of Hip-Hop in Berlin

The Embassy hosted  Michele Byrd-McPhee, a Hip-Hop dancer, choreographer and festival organizer.  Ms. Byrd-McPhee who gave a workshop at the Flying Steps Academy dance studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg, also participated in the Long Night of Libraries at Berlin’s City Library where she performed and gave an impromptu workshop engaging the audience. During the “open house” event, ...
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Exhibit “On the Trails of the Iroquois” at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Fearsome warriors and gifted diplomats – the Iroquois, originally domiciled in present-day New York state, successfully kept the European colonial armies at bay during the 17th and 18th centuries. At the same time, the formation of their influential intertribal confederacy inspired European intellectual history. The status of women in their society gave momentum to the ...
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Embassy Takes Part in Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is back again: Since October 9, many buildings in Berlin shine in spectacular colors. The U.S. Embassy is also participating again. This year, our contribution is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the famous speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. (“I have a dream”) and John F. Kennedy (“I am a Berliner”). Portraits of ...
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Preview of “The Butler”

One day before the official German release date, the U.S. Embassy invited 250 high school students to an exclusive advance screening of THE BUTLER at the Hackesche Höfe cinema.  The movie, directed by Lee Daniels, had been critically acclaimed in the U.S.  Among the invited guests were also teachers, film studies professors as well as ...
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US Embassy Election Project Received National “Piepho” Award 2013

The US Embassy Election Project 2012, a joint project of Leuphana University Lüneburg, eXplorarium Life e.V. Berlin, LISUM Berlin-Brandenburg and the US Embassy and its consulates, received the prestigious Hans-Eberhard Piepho Award  2013 for innovative teaching.  The award was presented at the annual conference of the German Association for Research and Foreign Languages in Augsburg ...
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A Musical History Lesson with American Musician Ami Yares Thrills Students in Berlin and Brandenburg

The American musician Ami Yares visited Berlin to hold a number of workshops at several schools in Berlin, Eisenhüttenstadt and Baruth. He was invited by the U.S. Embassy to teach students about the extent and the meaning of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ”The March on Washington ...
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Stolperstein Ceremony Commemorates Mildred Fish-Harnack and Husband Arvid Harnack

U.S. Ambassador John Emerson participated in a Stolperstein ceremony commemorating American born resistance fighter Mildred Fish-Harnack and her husband Arvid Harnack, both victims of the Third Reich. In the presence of members of the family- including Jilly Allenby-Ryan and her sister Nicole Hutchings, both grandchildren of Arvid Harnack’s sister, Inge Harnack – Berlin artist Gunter ...
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U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2013

“Global Challenges, Local Approaches: Teaching American Studies in the 21st Century” was the topic of this year’s U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy which took place in Lüneburg in cooperation with Amerikazentrum Hamburg and Leuphana University Lüneburg.  60 participants from 14 German states discussed global issues with leading experts and explored new ways of teaching English. The ...
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Gillian Flynn

U.S. Embassy Literature Series Gilian Flynn, Gone Girl   (Gone Girl – Das perfekte Opfer) On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Under ...
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Berlin Peace Wall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

In Berlin Mitte (Grosse Hamburger Strasse 25), students, artists, and guests participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Berlin Peace Wall.  The idea of creating the colorful mosaic wall came from New York-based CITYarts’ Executive and Creative Director, Tsipi Ben-Haim, and was sponsored in part by the U.S. Embassy.  The wall, including individually painted tiles ...
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Amerika Haus Exhibit

Open-Air exhibition 13 July 2013 – 15 September 2013 “Bourgeoisie, Swing and Molotov Cocktails Amerika Haus through the ages” Opening in presence of A/DCM Tom Miller. “At the beginning of the 1950s, US allies discussed the idea of building Amerika Haus on this site – to intentionally provide a counterbalance to the location’s Nationalist Socialist ...
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Observance at the Brandenburg Gate

The American Church in Berlin organized a small gathering on Wednesday, September 11, together with “Religions on the Path to Peace” (Religionen auf dem Weg des Friedens) at Pariserplatz, on the East side of the Brandenburg Gate across from the U.S. Embassy, for an inter-religious service of commemoration for the victims of 9-11 and and prayers for peace. The ...
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National Park Service Representative Gives Talk at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy welcomed John Keck, the Wyoming/Montana State Coordinator of the National Park Service (NPS) at a roundtable discussion with students, university professors, and non-profit organization representatives.  Having John at the Embassy on the eve of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, marked a forward-looking tribute to victims, survivors, and those who ...
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Exchange and Visitor Program Alumni Visit Embassy

Ambassador Emerson and his wife Kimberley invited over 100 alumni of our exchange and visitor programs to the Embassy to promote the State Department Alumni Network.  In his speech, the Ambassador emphasized the importance and uniqueness of each participant’s experience in the USA.  Now that they are back in Germany, alumni have the chance to ...
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Musikfest Berlin

Over 20 days, 24 events with 64 works by 25 composers can be experienced. A total of 20 orchestras, choirs and instrumental ensembles, and 25 solists from the USA, the whole of Europe and Berlin will be performing. The concerts will take place in the Berlin Philharmonie, its Kammermusiksaal and the Konzerthaus Berlin. Pittsburgh Symphony ...
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U.S. Embassy Takes Part in Wreath Laying in Honor of the Victims of the Berlin Wall

In a memorial ceremony at the Chapel of Reconciliation of the Berlin Wall Foundation on August 13, 2013, various dignitaries honored the victims of the Berlin Wall.  On that day fifty-two years ago, the GDR leadership had initiated construction of the Berlin Wall under the direction of Walter Ulbricht – originally with the goal of stopping the emigration ...
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“Nights of Ramadan” Cultural Festival 2013

On Saturday, July 27, Thomas Miller, currently Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, inaugurated the “Ramadan Nights Festival.” The program, organized by Piranha Kultur, is devoted to the main theme diversity and is therefore supported by the U.S. Embassy. It runs until August 12. During the fasting month, it is allowed to ...
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