Policies on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening (June 13, 2018)

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

Visit of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to Germany Berlin, June 12, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell Thank you Phil de Toledo, Howard Kohr, Lillian Pinkus, and Richard Fishman.  It is a privilege to welcome members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to Berlin.  Father Desbois, it is a pleasure to meet you. ...
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The 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: A Legacy Remembered

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


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

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

CDA Kent Logsdon Remarks: Aspen Institute Deutschland’s Conference on Artificial Intelligence March 14, 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen: Thank you for the opportunity to speak today.  When I was first approached by Rüdiger and Tyson about the possibility of speaking at this conference, I was intrigued.  Artificial Intelligence technologies are already positively influencing each of our lives and hold the promise to make ...
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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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Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club)

Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club) Berlin, November 13, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Ms. Lutter, thank you for your kind introduction, and thank you also to Mr. Schulz, for the invitation to join you this evening.  This summer, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of participants in the International Lions Youth Exchange to the ...
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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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Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy

Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy Berlin, October 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Britta Weck. Thomas Liljeberg-Markuse (Managing Director, FEZ-Berlin), Bernd Grospitz, (Assistant Director, FEZ-Berlin), Michael Kunsmann (Program Manager, FEZ-Berlin), I would like to thank FEZ-Berlin for your hospitality.  We have worked with you before.  It’s always ...
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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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Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest

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

Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration Freiburg, July 18, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Vielen Dank Friederike.  Ich möchte mich auch beim großartigen Team des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts bedanken, das sich so unermüdlich für den Erfolg dieses neuen Dancing-to-Connect-Projektes eingesetzt hat.  Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an Uta Schröder, die diese Veranstaltung koordiniert und organisiert hat.  Man ...
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World Refugee Day/ McDonald’s Award

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

Opening of the Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies at Hanover University U.S. Consul General Richard Yoneoka June 8, 2017 As prepared for delivery   Dear Dr. Strutz, (Vice President of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University at Hanover) Dear Prof. Dr. Birkle, (American Studies Professor at Philipps University Marburg and President of the German ...
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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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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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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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

Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Feb. 17, 2017 Thank you very much.  Thank you.  And excellencies and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. And thank you, Madam Minister, for your historically informed and stirring words.  They remind me of the legacy now shared ...
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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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President Trump’s inaugural address

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

In his guest lecture for Berlin’s Hertie School of Governance March 22, 2016, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Danny Russel provided clear views on some thorny policy issues –  international rules-based order in East Asia, freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, aligned U.S. and Chinese interests, and the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank.  ...
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Press Remarks by Secretary Kerry and German Foreign Minister Steinmeier

John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC February 29, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Well, Frank-Walter and I wanted to take advantage of Leap Year, the extra day in February, so we figured we’d get together once again. We are hardly, hardly strangers. We spent an enormous amount of time in Vienna, ...
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Press Availability at the International Syria Support Group

John Kerry Secretary of State Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura Munich, Germany February 12, 2016 Well, good evening, everybody. Let me start by thanking Foreign Minister Steinmeier and the people of Germany for hosting this important meeting of the International Syria Support Group on the margins of the ...
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Time for Action: T-TIP and Global Leadership

As Prepared for Delivery Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Munich Security Conference February 12, 2016 Munich, Germany Thank you. Since its first meeting over 50 years ago, the Munich Security Conference has changed in many ways. It has grown from what was called a “transatlantic family meeting” into a truly global gathering. Discussions ...
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President Obama Speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

February 03, 2016 Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others.  You’re an inspiration.  You’re going to be a fantastic doctor.  ...
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State of the Union Address 2016

President Obama’s final State of the Union January 13, 2016 Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I ...
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President Obama on Gun Control

Remarks by the President on Common-Sense Gun Safety Reform East Room 11:43 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Mark, I want to thank you for your introduction.  I still remember the first time we met, the time we ...
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Making America Safer for Our Children

Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House January 1, 2016 Happy New Year, everybody. I am fired up for the year that stretches out before us. That’s because of what we’ve accomplished together over the past seven. Seven years ago, our businesses were losing 800,000 jobs a month. They’ve now created jobs ...
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Statement by the President on the Paris Climate Agreement

Video STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT Cabinet Room  5:30 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  In my first inaugural address, I committed this country to the tireless task of combating climate change and protecting this planet for future generations. Two weeks ago, in Paris, I said before the world that we needed a strong ...
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Obama’s Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President praised our country’s resilience in the face of terrorism, and discussed how we will keep America safe.  Our military has been stepping up its campaign to destroy ISIL, and our airstrikes are hitting ISIL harder than ever before.  The President emphasized that we will continue to ...
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Tonight, we are all Parisians

Remarks at a Lighting Ceremony John Kerry, Secretary of State U.S. Embassy Paris, France November 16, 2015   AMBASSADOR HARTLEY: Welcome, everybody. I am honored and privileged to introduce you to a true friend of France and a person who has been fighting for freedom and liberty all his life, our Secretary of State John ...
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President Obama on the Attacks in Paris

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 13, 2015 Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just ...
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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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Increasing Support and Resources for LGBT Rights

Ladies and gentlemen, Let me first say thank you to our hosts, the German Development Agency and the German Lesbian and Gay Federation. State Secretary Gudrun Kopp, Axel Hochrein, the United States knows we can better advance our mutual goals by working with like-minded partners – and that is why we welcome and support Germany ...
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BMW E-Mobility Event at E-Werk

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, not only by the ...
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The Role of Communication in Leadership

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 bis hin zu Innovationen ...
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Transatlantic Business Conference

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, Deloitte and AmCham Germany ...
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Atlantik-Brücke Dinner

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 who is starting at Stanford ...
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Opening of Amway Business Center

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 Independent Business Owners.  Amway’s ...
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Atlantik-Brücke Dinner

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 wonderful warm welcome that ...
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