Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017 THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Ambassador Ischinger.  Chancellor Merkel, Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I bring greetings on behalf of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.  In my still new capacity as Vice President, I am honored and humbled to have ...
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Youth Ambassadors 2016 Awards Ceremony

Thirty French and twelve American participants to the Youth Ambassadors for Community Service exchange program attended a reception at the George Marshall Center, on January 20, 2017. They shared their impressions on the program with Chargé d’Affaires Uzra Zeya and French representative (Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires) Kais Marzouki. During the ceremony, they received ...
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Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI) Fellows is now open!

Are you a young European entrepreneur looking to taking your commercial or social venture to the next level? The U.S. Department of State and the German Marshall Fund are proud to announce that the application window for the next generation of Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI) Fellows is now open! YTILI brings young European ...
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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, ...
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The United States support efforts against Cybercrime

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, contributed another  $250,000 (225,000 Euros) to the Council of Europe (COE) to support efforts under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.  This contribution aims to assist COE efforts in providing legislative drafting advice to developing nations and to support increased participation ...
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Protect Your Clients and Yourself from Data Theft: IRS Webinar

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Protect your clients and yourself from data theft” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT To register and attend this webinar, use the Protect your clients and yourself from data theft webinar link.  Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  This session will be ...
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They did it! Pilots complete their flight around the world in a solar plane

Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered only by the sun’s rays, touched down in Abu Dhabi on July 26 to complete its history-making flight around the world. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and fellow Swiss pilot André Borschberg. They hugged and pumped their fists in ...
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U.S. Consul General Attends Annual Remembrance Ceremony at France’s Only Nazi Concentration Camp

French Secretary of State for Veterans Affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini led the annual remembrance ceremony at the sole Nazi concentration camp on French soil June 26 at Strutof-Natzwiller west of Strasbourg in the Vosges mountains.  U.S. Consul General Amy Westling represented the United States, joining other members of the consular and diplomatic corps including representatives from ...
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D-Day Commemorations in Normandy

After a tribute to American soldiers at Pointe du Hoc, Jane D. Hartley , U.S. Ambassador to France participated to the international commemoration at Port-en -Bessin where she gave a speech honoring the veterans. “We must pass on to younger generations what these men have taught themselves the pain and sacrifice – is that unless ...
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Eurosatory 2016

Eurosatory is the world’s largest and most international land security and defense tradeshow.  2016 marks the 26th Eurosatory exposition since its establishment in 1967.  This year, over seventy countries are expected to be represented by high-level delegations and over 1500 worldwide vendors are expected. See our special page from the Office of Defense Cooperation
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2015 Youth Ambassadors Debriefing

On March 18-20, twenty-six participants of the exchange program Youth Ambassadors for Community Service met in Paris for the program’s annual debriefing weekend, or “Weekend of Reflection”. On March 18, the group attended a reception in their honor at the George Marshall Center, in presence of Deputy Chief of Mission Ms Uzra ZEYA and of ...
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Inaugurating Robert Capa Exhibit at Council of Europe

Consul General Amy Westling along with the Hungarian Ambassador to the Council of Europe (COE), Mr. Ferenc Robak, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary to the COE, Ms. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, inaugurated an exhibit on the life and work of Robert Capa at the COE on July 1.  A Hungarian-American who became one of the most famous war photographers ever, ...
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The 2014 winners of the Washburne Award

In 2014, for the third year in a row, The Washburne Award  for Innovation in Diversity honored a French firm and to an American firm operating in France. Congratulations to FedEx and Colas S.A., the 2014 winners of the Washburne Award ! The Washburne Award for Innovation in Diversity 2011 – The Embassy of the ...
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Gabin Saulnier Represents France in a State Department funded exchange program at Wake Forest University in North Carolina

A senior-year student from the Lycée Marc Bloch in Bischheim, Alsace, Mr. Gabin Saulnier –who just passed his baccalaureate – has left for North-Carolina.  Gabin participates in a four-week, State Department funded program called the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF). The BFTF, a program by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and ...
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Inno’Cup Jr Winners Announced in Grenoble

The Inno’Cup Junior science competition wrapped up on July 9 in Grenoble with the announcement of the three top teams including the winners of the grand prize trip to Silicon Valley. 14 teams were selected at their respective regional finals and were provided travel and housing while attending the final judging in Grenoble on July ...
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Ambassador Hartley’s Visit to Marseille

On July 1, Ambassador Hartley visited Marseille in order to welcome the USS New York and attend a ceremony held in honor of the firefighters killed during the 9/11 attacks in New York. She and Consul General Quesada met the U.S. sailors and marines on board, as well as the French marins-pompiers, who were also ...
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APP Lyon Meets with Albuquerque Students at the Birthplace of Manned Flight

On Wednesday May 27, visit to Annonay, Ardeche to participate in a meeting between students from Albuquerque’s Cueva and Cleveland High School Rio Rancho, and Annonay. Every two years, the schools organize visits around the theme of ballooning because Albuquerque holds the world’s largest annual hot air balloon festival and Annonay is the birthplace of ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Visit to France

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France, to meet with Foreign Ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to discuss shared regional priorities and security cooperation, as well as participate in Victory Day commemorations marking the allied victory in Europe. While in Paris, the Secretary also met with French Foreign Minister Fabius to discuss regional ...
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APP Rennes Talks About the Civil Rights Movement at Selma Screening

On April 13, 2015, Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost participated in the screening of the film Selma that the U.S. Consulate for Western France co-organized with the Gaumont cinema in Rennes, and the local chapter of “SOS Racisme” association. Prevost highlighted the 50th anniversary of the march between Selma and Montgomery. She also introduced the ...
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Symposium in Rennes

On April 10, 2015, in conjunction with the “Maison de l’Europe” and the World Trade Center (WTC) of Rennes, the U.S. Consulate for Western France organized a debate entitled “TTIP and Business”. Following introductions by WTC President Cécile Vignaud, Maison de l’Europe President Jeanne-Françoise Hutin and Consul Tashawna Bethea, keynote speaker Mitchell Moss gave a ...
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Talk on Franco-American Relations at Saint-Félix La Salle High School in Nantes

On April 3, 2015, Consul Tashawna Bethea and Public Affairs Specialist Prévost participated in an “American Day” organized by Saint-Félix La Salle high school in Nantes, starting with an inauguration on the American Revolution presented by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, in the presence of the Maison des Etats-Unis association.
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The Role of Public Diplomacy and Jazz Appreciation Month at Model United Nations Inauguration

Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost gave the keynote address on the importance of public diplomacy and international relations at the opening ceremony of the Model United Nations symposium at Rennes City Hall on April 1, 2015. The event was organized by the Institute of Political Science of Rennes. Prevost highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy ...
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Students from De la Salle High School Present their Work on the Roots of African-American Music

On March 20, 2015, the students from De la Salle High School in Rennes presented their work on the roots of African-American music, a year-long project they had developed in their English courses. The students gave thirteen short presentations in English at the Champs Libres cultural center. Their presentations covered the musical genres of hip ...
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Presentation on the Story of African-Americans’ Struggle for Equality

As part of Black History Month, APP Rennes’ Economic and Commercial Specialist Eric Beaty gave a talk on African-Americans’ struggle for civil rights to members of the France-Etats-Unis Association in Caen on March 4, 2015. Beaty began with Frederick Douglass and continued into the 21st century. In his remarks, he emphasized the respect for diversity ...
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Reaching out to Students at Nelson Mandela International High School in Nantes

On February 5, 2015, Consul Tashawna Bethea and Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost kicked off Black History Month with the inauguration of “Three Voices,” an exhibit designed by the students of LISAA, the graphic design school of Rennes, and dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” ...
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APP Lyon greets US University Students at American Corner Lyon

On February 24, Consul Stanger greeted U.S. University Students at the semi-annual “Welcome to Grenoble” event hosted by representatives of the French-US Grenoble Association and University of Grenoble. The students on their “semester abroad”, heard the Consul discuss the role of APP Lyon in the region concerning consular affairs, public affairs, reporting, and daily activities. ...
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In Footsteps of Benjamin Franklin

Consul General Evan G. Reade traveled to Fameck in Lorraine to meet with students at the Saint Exupéry high school.  While most of the time was spent interviewing eight fabulous candidates for the Bejamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute, he also talked to senior high school students about diplomacy, foreign policy and important domestic issues ...
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TTIP and visit to Clermont-Ferrand

Consul Stanger visited Clermont-Ferrand, principally to participate in a round table on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) held in front of 100 participants at the Auvergne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). Consul Stanger shared the podium with CCI President Isidore Fartaria, Jean-Marc Mignon—chief of international affairs for DIRECTTE Auvergne—and several owners of ...
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APP Rennes Supports Fulbright Commission Event in Caen

Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost introduced Dr. Sandra Babcock, a Cornell professor who currently holds the Fulbright/Toqueville chair at the University of Caen. In the presence of the Caen Law School Dean and the Fulbright Commission Director, Dr. Babcock presented her inaugural lecture on human rights legislation before an audience of forty law students and ...
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Consul Bethea Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy at the University of Cherbourg

At the request of the University of Cherbourg, Consul Tashawna Bethea addressed an audience of over 100 students and members of faculty at the Modern Language Department on November 20. Consul Bethea presented U.S. foreign policy as well as the processes that shape policy-making decisions. She also answered numerous questions, several of which concerned the ...
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APP Rennes Opens the American Movie Festival in Nantes

In partnership with the “Bonne Garde” cinema in Nantes, the Maison des États-Unis cultural center organized a movie festival featuring a popular American movie once a month for a six-month period starting with Brian de Palma’s Carrie. On November 4, Consul Tashawna Bethea joined Ma-Woury Cissé, City of Nantes Council member in charge of International ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Travel to Paris

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom on Monday, November 17th for consultations with his European counterparts and to brief government officials from the Middle East on the ongoing EU/P5+1 negotiations with Iran. On November 20, he traveled to Paris, where he had separate meetings with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud and French ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week with Monica Dodi

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the US Embassy in Paris organized a series of outreach programs with Monica Dodi, founder and managing director of the Women’s Venture Capital Fund.  Ms. Dodi has extensive experience in business in both the U.S. and France: she started four successful companies, was a co-founder of MTV Europe, the head ...
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TTIP Discussion at Ouest France Conference Center

Consul Tashawna Bethea and Commercial Specialist Eric Beaty participated at a TTIP roundtable discussion organized by Ouest France newspaper and Rennes’ Maison de l’Europe with an audience of journalists, friendship associations, graduate students and concerned citizens, Consul Bethea and Beaty spoke of the many benefits that both the E.U. and the U.S. stand to reap ...
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The United States Army Europe Band & Chorus: “America’s Musical Ambassadors in Europe!”

The U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg, in collaboration with the City of Strasbourg, the City of Maizieres-les-Metz, Americans in Alsace Association, and Lorraine-Etats-Unis Association was pleased to welcome the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus for two concert in Strasbourg and Maizieres-les-Metz on October 15 and 16, 2014. Based in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, the United ...
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U.S. Army Europe Band & Chorus Concert Band

The U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg was very happy to team up with Americans in Alsace Association and its Theater Group (ATG) and stage Seussical Jr. (by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty) Musical in Strasbourg. The mission of the ATG is to produce annual theater productions showcasing American themed plays and to offer theater instruction ...
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Thanksgiving Presentation to Nantes High School Students

On November 27, Econ/Commercial Specialist Eric Beaty presented a lecture on the origins of Thanksgiving at Blanche de Castille High School in Nantes. Beaty discussed the history of Thanksgiving and its significance for all Americans. The event gathered 100 high school students and faculty members, who asked questions on topics ranging from American history to ...
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Commemoration Ceremony at Arches, Lorraine

On 22 September, Consul General Amy Westling traveled to Arches to honor a fallen WWII pilot.  Just before the town’s liberation in 1944, an allied fighter jet was shot down overhead, killing its American pilot Ned Oscar Hunger, a second lieutenant of the 522 Fighter Squadron.  To show respect to the fallen pilot, the town ...
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70th Anniversary of Liberation of Nancy

Discours pour la cérémonie militaire de Nancy Monsieur le Préfet, Monsieur le Maire, Monsieur le Gouverneur Militaire, Monsieur le Commandant de la Base de Nancy, Mesdames et Messieurs les Autorités Civiles et Militaires, Mesdames et Messieurs, Dear fellow Americans, Chers amis, Tout d’abord, permettez-moi de vous remercier pour votre accueil chaleureux, Monsieur le Maire. Vous ...
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Congressman Charles B. Rangel to Paris

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Embassy Paris was pleased to welcome Congressman Charles Rangel, founder of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, which seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the U.S. Foreign Service.  The Rangel and Pickering Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to ...
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Dr. Lindsay Krasnoff Discusses Sports Diplomacy

Dr. Lindsay Krasnoff from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Historian talked sports diplomacy with over 100 students, professors and faculty members of Ecole Centrale Nantes engineering school. Dr. Krasnoff focused on the historical evolution of sports as an informal and formal tool of soft power, and how states have used and abused ...
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U.S. Agribusiness Companies at Agricultural Trade Show

Consul Tashawna Bethea, U.S. Embassy Agriculture Counselor David Salmon and SPACE President Denieul presided over a reception at the International Livestock Show, which gathered 100 representatives of both American and French agribusiness firms and business leaders in western France. All three emphasized the importance of building on the already robust agricultural and commercial ties between ...
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Inno’Cup Jr. Finalists Present Innovations at Consul General’s Residence

Three finalist teams from lycees in the Strasbourg area joined Consul General Amy Westling at the residence on July 1 to share videos of the innovations they presented at the Inno’Cup Jr final competition in Grenoble during July 8-9.  Attending with professors and supporters from the University of Strasbourg (Jardin des Sciences), each team demonstrated ...
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Interfaith IFTAR Dinner at CG Residence

Consulate General Strasbourg joined with religious representatives to celebrate Ramadan with an Iftar dinner at the Consul General’s Residence July 7.  Attendees included the President of the Grand Mosque of Strasbourg, the Grand Rabbi of Strasbourg, the President of the Regional Council of Muslim Faith, the Regional Council’s Protestant Pastor in charge of interfaith issues, ...
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The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, one of the biggest legal barriers to equal opportunity in America was toppled when President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the most sweeping civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction era. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in such areas as voting, public restaurants, employment, and education ...
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Commemorative Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery

Consul Bethea and Public Affairs Specialist Prevost represented the U.S. Embassy at a commemorative ceremony organized by the Saint-Germain-en-Laye – Winchester, MA sister city committee at the Normandy American Cemetery. Consul Bethea was a guest speaker at the commemoration, which honored the U.S. Veterans who had sacrificed their lives 70 years ago in Normandy. Also ...
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The Harvard Din and Tonics in Strasbourg

U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg was very happy to welcome the Harvard Din & Tonics for a wonderful concert at the Centre Culturel Marcel Marceau in Strasbourg on June 17, 2014.  The “Dins” are currently conducting a 10-week, 16-country tour sharing their form of entertainment with audiences around the world. The Harvard Din & Tonics ...
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Educating French audiences about The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

At the invitation of the Embassy of the United States of America, Federal Judge Diane J. Humetewa gave a series of conferences in Paris on the laws related to the protection and restitution of cultural artifacts from Native American tombs (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Public Law 101-601; 25 U.S.C. 3001-3013). In doing ...
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The AFS Ambulance Tour

To celebrate the centennial of WWI, the US Embassy France has partnered with American Field Service (AFS) Vivre SansFrontière– France to develop a project in honor of youngAmerican ambulance volunteers—the AFS Ambulance tour. This year not only marks the centennial of WWI but also of the American Field Service (AFS), the precursor to AFS Vivre SansFrontière – ...
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D-Day Commemorations

The last day of his  current trip across Europe  — President Obama traveled to Normandy, France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. After meeting with World War II and post-9/11 U.S. veterans, the President attended the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach. In his remarks, he paid tribute to ...
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CDA Zeya Opens the Deauville American Film Festival

CDA Zeya traveled to Deauville to open the 40th annual Deauville American Film Festival with a speech in front of 2,000 local officials and international film industry representatives. In her remarks, CDA Zeya emphasized the role of cinema in strengthening ties between both cultures and paid tribute to the late Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams. ...
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April Jazz Month: Lisa Doby Presents “Soul Survival”

The U.S. Consulate General was happy to collaborate with singer and songwriter Lisa Doby to bring her musical-conference “Soul Survival: The Birth, Expansion and Influence of African American Music” to the Courbet high school in Belfort, Franche-Comté. The presentation brought a musical backdrop and context to the history of Civils Rights in America from the ...
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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May. Consul General Amy P. Westling attended ceremonies at the Saint Mihiel American Cemetary and the Lorraine American ...
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La Gacilly Photography Festival Showcases American Artists

The largest outdoor photography festival in France is located in the town of La Gacilly. This year’s festival featured the United States through iconic and contemporary American photographers. The U.S. Embassy supported the Ansel Adams exhibit and the Public Affairs Officer and APP Rennes toured the festivial in support of strong cultural French and Americans ...
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The Elders visit the Embassy on April 23

Charge d’Affaires ad interim Mark Taplin welcomed former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and international champion of human rights Hina Jilani, both members of The Elders, to the Embassy April 23. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela, work to advance peace and human rights throughout the world. They are in Paris to promote ...
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U.S. Citizens Involvement in World War I

The U.S. Embassy in Paris organized on April 8, 2014 at the Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine, which was requisitioned on August 8, 1914 by the French Ministry of War for the American Field Service, a conference for 200 students on “U.S. Citizens’ Involvement in World War I.” Speakers included Chief Medical Officer Jean-Dominique Caron, Recruitment ...
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Lea Gilmore and Marc Borms: “Soul of a People or History of African American Music and Civil Rights”

In honor of the April jazz month, ConGen Strasbourg welcomed a blues, gospel and jazz singing civil rights activist Lea Gilmore to Strasbourg and Metz for three conference-concerts entitled “Soul of A People.”  Ms. Gilmore and her pianist Marc Borms spoke and sang on the history of African American music; civil and human rights; and ...
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Reception for Ukraine’s Youth

#UnitedforUkraine:  On April 2, Mark A. Taplin, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the United States Embassy in Paris,  Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Kupchyshyn, and Canadian Ambassador Lawrence Cannon met with young Ukrainians during a reception at the Hotel de Talleyrand (the George Marshall Center) in Paris.  Mark A. Taplin stated that: “What will move Ukraine forward is ...
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First Ever “Science Fair” Contest Winners Attend Solar Decathlon Europe

Winners of the American Science Fair for young women studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) took a field trip to Versailles to attend Solar Decathlon Europe. The trip coincided with the U.S. Embassy organized “American Day” where the Rennes team of future female scientists and engineers and the Director of International Relations of the ...
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Secretary Kerry Travel to Paris

Secretary Kerry visited Paris on March 29, 30 and 31 to hold meetings and discuss Ukraine with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. John Kerry, Secretary of State, Press Availability SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. I know it’s late, at least here. And I ...
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Greening Buildings in Strasbourg

Mark Ginsberg, a former Senior Executive and Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy who is currently working as a consultant on green buildings around the world, spoke on March 19 with engineering and architectural students and architects at Strasbourg’s Institute of Applied Sciences (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, or INSA). His talk addressed ...
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College Board Expert Demystifies U.S. College Application Process

Consulate General Strasbourg welcomed Michael Kabbaz, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to Strasbourg March 17 to talk about the U.S. higher education system and demystify the college and university application process for students and parents. Hitting several cities in Western Europe through a collaboration between his ...
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Secretary Kerry visits Saint-Briac-sur-Mer during 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Secretary Kerry visited Saint-Briac-sur-Mer for an official ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the town’s liberation and the renaming of the town’s main square after U.S. photographer Tony Vaccaro, a WWII veteran whose iconic images retraced his landing in Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Vaccaro’s most famous photo – “the Kiss of ...
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Visit to Haute Saone Department in Franche Comté

Consul General Evan G. Reade traveled to the towns of Gray and Champagney in Haute Saone, Franche Comté on Monday, February 10, 2014 to visit the Henry Fertet high school and Victor Schoelcher middle school. The Henry Fertet high school has a partnership with Charlottesville Albermale Technological Center (CATEC) and the students are preparing for ...
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President Hollande’s State Visit to the U.S.

Program of the Visit Monday, February 10 – Washington, D.C. (Paris + 6h) 14h30 Arrival of the French President 16h30 Visit to Monticello 20h00 Dinner with Christine LAGARDE, FMI Director, and Dr Jim YONG KIM, World Bank President Tuesday, February 11 – Washington, D.C. (Paris + 6h) 09h00 Welcome Ceremony and meeting of the two ...
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“Brothers in Arts” Jazz Symphonic Homage to the Soldiers and Citizens of D-Day

A full house of over 1,000 gave a rousing standing ovation to the world premiere of the Brittany Symphony Orchestra’s performance of a new orchestral and jazz influenced work composed by noted French and American composers in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Liberation of France. The OSB commissioned American composer Chris ...
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Secretary Kerry Travel to Paris

01/13/14  Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d’Orsay; Paris, France 01/13/14  Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi ; Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France Video 01/12/14   Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting ;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France 01/12/14   Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah ;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France Syria – Ministerial meeting of the eleven countries making up the Friends of Syria “Core Group” Paris Declaration of the Core Group, Paris, January 12, 2014 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Trip to France, Washington, DC, January 10, 2014  
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Breakfast with the students from Castilleja High-School

On Thursday, January 9, the Embassy hosted a breakfast with a group of female students from Castilleja High-School (California) who were on an intensive study tour in Paris entitled “Women and Immigration” organized by Studio Praxis organization.  The students actively participated in a lively discussion with Cultural Affairs Officer Jennifer Rasamimanana who shared her experience ...
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Celebrating the life of Benny Luke Jr. (1942-2013)

The U.S. Embassy in Paris continues its month-long celebration of Black History Month with a commemoration of the incredible life of Benny Luke Jr., as well as a tribute to the inestimable cultural contributions of African American expatriates in France. Born in Los Angeles in 1939, Benny Luke enlisted in the U.S. Navy until his ...
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