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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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National Geographic Photo Exhibit

On July 11, 2013, National Geographic celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Willy-Brandt-Haus with an exhibition opening which highlighted the magazine’s most iconic photographs. The exhibit featured Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl,” as well as images that inspired environmental protection, scientific fieldwork, travel, and cultural awareness. Minister Counselor for Public Affairs and Acting Deputy Chief of ...
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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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Asian Film Festival Berlin (AFFB)

The AFFB defines itself as an interdisciplinary and transnational platform that provides networking and exchange for people from the fields of visual art, academia and politics concerned about the issues of gender, ethnicity and nation-building. The festival’s vision is to contribute to the diversification of the representation of Asian visual and sociopolitical culture in Germany/Europe. ...
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