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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 on September ...
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