2018 DCM in Eisenhüttenstadt

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

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

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

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

Are you a young German entrepreneur looking to taking your commercial or social venture to the next level? Apply for the 2018 YTILI Fellowship Program, which will give 75 outstanding leaders from across Europe the chance to expand their leadership and entrepreneurial experience, and to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Applications are ...
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German Mayors from Düsseldorf, Essen, Münster, and Bonn Attend U.S. Conference of Mayors in D.C.

At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf, the mayors of Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, and Münster attended the 86th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on January 24 and 25, 2018. The four mayors were also part of an international delegation of experts and mayors from across the ...
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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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CdA Kent Logsdon and other Foreign Policy Experts Discuss State of Transatlantic Ties

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

10th Anniversary of the Graduate School of North American Studies at the Free University Berlin Anniversary Conference Theme:  The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations and Cross-Cultural Comparisons Berlin, October 20, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Professor Hoffmann-Holland, Ambassador Dion, Professor Haselstein, Professor Fluck, congratulations to you, the entire faculty and staff, the students and the ...
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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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Celebrating 25 Years of U.S. – German Diplomatic Exchange

On September 14, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kent D. Logsdon hosted a panel discussion, followed by a reception, at the U.S. Embassy in honor of 25 years of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship (TDF) exchange program between the German Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Department of State. Moderated by the executive director of the Aspen Institute in ...
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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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CBYX Finale 2017: 350 Young Americans in Berlin

The Embassy hosted its annual Berlin Day reception for the 350 American participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) on May 19.  The participants, who have spent the past year living with German host families, enjoyed speeches from Chargé D’Affaires Kent Logsdon and Member of Parliament Bernhard Schulte-Drüggelte, as well as the opportunity to ...
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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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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen

Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke today by telephone with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen to introduce himself and exchange perspectives on defense security issues with one of our closest allies. The two leaders discussed the importance of the alliance between the United ...
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2016 Transatlantic Venture Capital Event

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

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

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted more than 2,500 people at an Independence Day celebration July 1st at Templehof Field. The celebration marked America’s 240th birthday, and gave Americans in Germany and German citizens the chance to engage in the traditional American revelry and cheer surrounding the holiday. The crowd joined together for live music, dancing, food, ...
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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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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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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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Going Green

“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 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Berlin. The goal of the ...
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