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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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 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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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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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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Immigration is an opportunity – Ambassador tours Berlin district Neukölln

On August 16, the Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson, their three children together with the district mayor, Dr. Franziska Giffey, toured one of the most diverse districts in Berlin, Neukölln, where 40% of the residents have immigrant backgrounds. The tour showcased that Germany has historically accepted refugees from other countries displaced by war and that immigration ...
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Ambassador Emerson visits Wattenmeer National Park

Ambassador John B. Emerson, and Kimberly Marteau Emerson visit Wattenmeer July 21st to learn about environmental protection efforts and challenges at Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer. Kirsten Thiemann, station commissioner at Schutzstation Wattenmeer, explains how plastic bottles or old fishing nets pose a threat to marine life. Pollution is an acute threat to many aquatic species, damaging ...
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ITB – “The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show”

Yesterday, Ambassador Emerson visited the International Travel Trade Show (ITB). He met with representatives form the tourism industry and toured the U.S. pavilion among others.   ITB Berlin is celebrating its 50th year in 2016.  More than 175,000 visitors, including 113,000 trade visitors and 11,000 exhibitors from 180 countries are expected to attend this year. The ...
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Ambassador Emerson at the Schwarzkopf Foundation: Laudation for recipients of the Margot Friedländer Award 2016

On February 9, Ambassador John B. Emerson delivered a laudation at the award ceremony hosted by the Schwarzkopf Foundation for the recipients of the Margot Friedlander Award. Since 1971, the Schwarzkopf Foundation works to involve young people in politics and spark enthusiasm for European integration. The foundation´s mission is to support the development of young ...
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Ambassador registers for “EasyPASS Registered Traveler Program“

On Sunday February 7, US Ambassador to Germany John Emerson, Mrs. Emerson and two of their daughters, Hayley and Taylor Emerson, registered for the EasyPASS-Registered Traveler Program (RTP) with the German Federal Police at Tegel Airport in Berlin.  Following registration, the Ambassador and his family members were able to test EasyPASS’ e-gates, which they will ...
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Ambassador John B. Emerson visited FRUIT LOGISTICA

On February 4, 2016, U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson, together with his daughter Jacqueline Emerson, visited the USA Pavilion at the 24th 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.  Over the course of ...
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Meeting between Ambassador Emerson and Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Andrea Nahles

Ambassador John Emerson met with Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, on January 26, 2016 to discuss the shared challenges and opportunities of the increasing digitalization of the economy.  They also exchanged views and ideas related to the integration of immigrants in the labor market, and discussed the negotiations of the Transatlantic ...
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Concert in Honor of American Composer Paul Bowles

Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson welcomed American musical artists, soprano Julie Wyma Furlong, tenor Laurent Martin and pianist Irene Herrmann to their residence over the weekend to perform a house concert of American composer Paul Bowles (1910-1999).  An American expatriate well known for his novel The Sheltering Sky and translations of Moroccan authors, Paul Bowles was ...
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Speech by Ambassador Emerson at Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research

Short video of the visit As delivered. After Paris: Making Progress on Climate Protection in the USA, Germany, and Worldwide Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research Potsdam, January 13, 2016 Ambassador John B. Emerson Thank you, Dr. Schellnhuber. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is one of the world’s leading research institutions in the area of global environmental change.  ...
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Ambassador Emerson visits Emergency Refugee Shelter in Berlin

At the invitation of MdB Oezcan Mutlu, Ambassador Emerson and his family toured the emergency shelter run by Stadtmission Berlin. They met with several refugees and heard their stories about their long journey to Germany. The shelter is teaching German and the Emersons were happy to provide a couple of boxes of language workbooks to ...
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Ambassador Emerson Hosts Reception to Celebrate the Completion of Holocaust Archive Project

On Wednesday, November 19, Ambassador Emerson and DCM Logsdon hosted a reception to celebrate the completion of a 12-year project between the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Berlin State Archives. The museum and the archives had worked together to preserve and copy records from 1933-1945, an objective the museum pursues with archives across Europe. ...
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An Evening Dedicated to the Paris Climate Conference

As prepared for delivery. “An Evening Dedicated to the Paris Climate Conference” at the French Embassy Berlin, November 20, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Mr. Ambassador, Professor Lawrence, Professor Boucher, Ms. Fies, Distinguished Guests, Cher Philippe, thank you for inviting me to join the last in a series of programs that your Embassy has hosted ...
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The Importance of a Rules-Based International Order

The Importance of a Rules-Based International Order 14th Berlin Security Conference: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Firm Anchor in a Turbulent World Berlin, November 17, 2015 Ambassador John B. Emerson Vielen Dank, General Scherz, Uwe Proll, Ambassador Šedivý, Excellenzen, Kollegen, meine Damen und Herren, The theme that has been chosen for the 14th Berlin Security Conference, “Euro-Atlantic Partnership: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Emerson gives a lecture on “The American view of Europe”

On February 10, Ambassador Emerson gave a talk and afterwards took part in a lively dicussion with an audience of over 500 students on the current state of transatlantic relations. The event was sponsored by the Schwarzkopf Stiftung Junges Europa in cooperation with the Europäischen Commission in Deutschland and held in the Allianz Forum on ...
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The American View of Europe

Berlin, February 10, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Guten Abend.  Es ist mir eine Ehre mit Marie-Therese Duffy-Häusler und Botschafter Wolfgang Ischinger hier zu sein.  Und ich freue mich auf Sie alle. Good evening.  I appreciate the opportunity to join you this evening,and I am honored to be here with Marie-Therese Duffy-Häusler and Ambassador Wolfgang ...
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Ambassador John B. Emerson visited the USA Pavilion at the 22nd annual FRUIT LOGISTICA trade show in Berlin.

FRUIT LOGISTICA is the world’s largest trade show for fruits and vegetables.  Over the course of three days, the show attracted over 58,000 trade visitor from 130 countries.  Nearly 30 companies from the United States exhibited their products at the USA Pavilion, ranging from apples, pears, dates, pomegranates, pistachios, sweet potatoes, and dried fruits. Fruits and ...
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The United States and Europe: Indispensable Allies in a Changing World

Berlin, February 4, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Vielen Dank, Udo Marin.  Danke, Ambassador Richter.  Meine Damen und Herren, es ist mir eine grosse Ehre, mit den Mitgelieder vom VBKI (Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller) zusammen zu sein.  Besonders in dieser nicht ganz einfachen Zeit, ist es sehr wichtig, unseren Dialog über unsere vielen gemeinsamen ...
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Expanding Entrepreneurship: Capitalizing on German-American Synergies

John F. Kennedy Atlantic Forum ESMT European School for Management and Technology Berlin, January 27, 2014 Ambassador John Emerson Thank you, John.  Kimberly and I are thrilled to join you this evening to discuss a topic that, as Californians, we are very interested in – entrepreneurship and innovation.  In preparing to come to Germany, ...
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U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson visits International Green Week

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson and Mrs. Kimberly Marteau Emerson visited International Green Week for the first time. During their visit to the fair, Ambassador Emerson delivered the opening remarks at a roundtable organized by DuPont and the German agricultural industry association ‘Fördergemeinschaft Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft’ (FNL/ Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture) ...
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2014 Munich Security Conference Kickoff

Berlin, January 22, 2014 Ambassador John Emerson Wolfgang, vielen Dank für die Einladung zu diesem jährlichen Ausblick auf die Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz. Auch dieses Jahr erwarten wir wieder eine hochrangige Delegation aus den Vereinigten Staaten. For the 50th time, the Munich Security Conference will bring together Europeans and Americans, as well as leaders from beyond the ...
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CSU Klausurtag

Wildbad Kreuth, January 8, 2014 Ambassador John B. Emerson Es ist mir eine Ehre, hier in Wildbad Kreuth zu sein. Ich bin seit Ende August in Deutschland. Die Wahlen habe ich genau verfolgt. Ich möchte der CSU zu ihrem starken Ergebnis gratulieren, ebenso wie allen Mitgliedern – insbesondere aber den neuen Mitgliedern – der Regierungen, ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson Present Clothing Donation to Children’s Hospital

Ambassador Emerson and his wife Kimberly Marteau Emerson visited the Charité Universitätsklinikum Campus Virchow Tagesklinik für Kinder and presented a donation of 31 boxes of clothes collected during an embassy clothing-drive in honor of World Aids Day. Ambassador Emerson stated: “This is an issue that has touched us deeply personally with a number of friends ...
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BMW E-Mobility Event at E-Werk

Berlin, November 27, 2013 Ambassador John Emerson Vielen Dank, Nicola Brüning, und herzlichen Glückwünsch an BMW zum neuen i3. Thorsten Mattig, it is a pleasure to meet you.  I am very interested in hearing more about BMW i Ventures.   Two weeks ago, Kimberly and I visited BMW’s manufacturing plant in Munich.  We were very impressed, ...
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The Role of Communication in Leadership

Leipzig, November 21, 2013 Ambassador John B. Emerson Sehr geehrter Professor Pinkwart, ich möchte Ihnen und Ihren Kollegen an der Handelshochschule Leipzig für die Gelegenheit danken, auf dem jährlichen HHL-Forum zu sprechen. Bedauerlicherweise konnte ich nicht an der gesamten Konferenz teilnehmen. Die Themen, die Sie hier behandelt haben – von den Finanzmärkten und dem Unternehmertum ...
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Ambassador Emerson at the German Chapter of Women in International Security

On November 14, Ambassador Emerson attended a high-level transatlantic conference in honor of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the German chapter of Women in International Security (WWIS), hosted at the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin.  In his speech, he congratulated WIIS Germany on its 10th birthday and stressed that the focus on women’s ...
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Transatlantic Business Conference

Frankfurt, November 14, 2013 Ambassador John B. Emerson Thank you, Bernhard Mattes. Ulrich Grillo, State Secretary Herkes, Members of the AmCham and the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a pleasure and a privilege to participate in the seventh annual Transatlantic Business Conference.  I would like to thank the FAZ Institut, the Commerzbank, ...
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Ambassador Emerson at Stanford House

Ambassador Emerson spoke to a group of American and German students at the Stanford House in Berlin.  The Americans are Stanford University students studying abroad in Berlin this year and the German students are their paired language partners.  It was a great opportunity to highlight how educational exchanges strengthen ties between our two countries, and ...
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Atlantik-Brücke Dinner

Frankfurt, September 12, 2013 Ambassador John Emerson   Thank you, Jürgen Fitschen, for your kind words.  I would also like to thank the Deutsche Bank for its hospitality this evening. My wife Kimberly would have loved to be here but at this moment she is on an airplane to Los Angeles with our oldest daughter ...
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Opening of Amway Business Center Berlin

Berlin, September 6, 2013 Ambassador John Emerson Thank you, Michael Meißner Doug de Vos and the entire Amway team, congratulations on the opening of Amway’s first business center in Germany.  Amway is one of the largest private companies in the United States. It is a worldwide leader in direct selling, with more than three million ...
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Welcome Reception for the Emerson Family

U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson and Deputy Chief of Mission James D. Melville hosted an unforgettable welcome reception in honor of the Emerson family and the award-winning Emerson String Quartet at the Ambassador’s residence.  Not only did this event feature Emerson and Emerson, but it highlighted the common values that make the partnership between Germany ...
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Atlantik-Brücke Dinner

Berlin, August 26, 2013 Ambassador John B. Emerson Friedrich, thank you for that warm welcome.  We already feel that we have made many friends.  I can tell by looking around this room and seeing the smiles on your faces that we are going to make many, many more.  I want to thank everybody for the ...
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Ambassador-Designate John B. Emerson Arrives in Germany

Ambassador-Designate to Germany John B. Emerson arrived with his family in Berlin.  After introducing himself and his family he made brief remarks to the media: Excerpt from remarks: ” I am honored to soon begin my responsibilities as the Ambassador of the United States.  I look forward to presenting my credentials to President Gauck and to representing our ...
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Atlantik-Brücke Annual Meeting

Berlin, July 1, 2013 Ambassador John B. Emerson Vielen Dank. Heute ist ein wichtiger Tag für mich. Ich habe vor zehneinhalb Monaten das erste Mal bei der Atlantik-Brücke gesprochen.  Es war mein erster offizieller Termin als Botschafter.  Kimberly, unsere Töchter und ich haben uns gefreut, an diesem Abend so viele von Ihnen kennen zu lernen.  ...
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