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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 entrepreneurs pursuing ventures to the

A red ribbon is displayed on the North Portico of the White House on Dec. 1, 2014, to commemorate World AIDS Day in Washington, D.C.

It’s World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2016 LEADERSHIP. COMMITMENT. IMPACT. December 1, 2016   Thirty-five years ago, since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, we have made tremendous progress to address HIV/AIDS in Africa and around the world with far greater urgency and action. However, there is still much work to be done. On World AIDS Day 2016, join the U.S. President’s Emergency

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Remarks by President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump after meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                         November 10, 2016 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP AFTER MEETING   Oval Office 12:36 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with President-elect Trump. It was wide-ranging. We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private


Get a sneak peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open September 24 in Washington, but wherever you are, you can take an early look now. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. President Obama will deliver remarks at

A model of the Juno spacecraft is seen at a news briefing, held before Juno enters orbit around Jupiter, on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. The Juno mission launched August 5, 2011 and will arrive at Jupiter July 4, 2016 to orbit the planet for 20 months and collect data on the planetary core, map the magnetic field, and measure the amount of water and ammonia in the atmosphere. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

‘Welcome to Jupiter!’ NASA’s Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

The Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit on Tuesday at 5:54 am, French time, after a journey of five years and three billion kilometers. The first space mission to operate a solar-powered spacecraft at Jupiter and the farthest solar powered spacecraft from Earth, Juno will seek to determine the planet’s atmospheric composition, particularly whether it contains water. Juno’s research will

Mme Uzra Zeya, Chef de Mission Adjoint represente l'Ambassade des Etats-Unis aupres du Maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo et la Ministre de la Culture Audrey Azoulay (Photo US Embassy)

Gay Pride 2016: “Stronger than Hate !”

In the spirit of love and tolerance, we were proud to march today in the #MarchédesFiertés2016. The group Inter-LGBT, defender of LGBTQ+ rights and organizer of the pride march, dedicated this year’s march to the victims of the tragedy in Orlando last month. Representatives of the U.S. Embassy wore black armbands in homage of our fellow citizens who fell victim

Carole King

240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America: Our singers and musicians

Our Guest of Honor : Carole King Since writing her first Number 1 hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” at age 17, Carole King has arguably become the most celebrated singer/songwriter of all time. Born in Brooklyn, King had her first Top 40 hit as a recording artist in 1962, but it was her 1971 solo album Tapestry, that took her

Les chefs entourent l'Ambassadeur Hartley et l'Ambassadeur Nix-Hines

Gastronomy celebrates the Franco-American Friendship !

For the 240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, Ambassador Jane D. Hartley hosted a number of the best French chefs, bakers, MOFs and artisans to cater the event. As a demonstration of French-American friendship, French cuisine served as its own kind of ambassador, representing the links that bring the two countries together. Many Michelin-star chefs,

Un des 200 exemplaires originaux de la 1ère édition des Constitutions des 13 Etats-Unis d'Amérique - 1783 (Bibliothèque de Blois)

240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America – The Constitutions

Three documents integral in the foundation of the United States were on display in the Ambassador’s residence thanks to the kind help of the Blois-Agglopolys Library and the agglomerate community of Blois. It contains the original and rare Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America (Philadelphia, 1781) ; the first French edition of the Constitutions des treize Etats-Unis de l’Amérique (Philadelphia

Concert at the George Marshall Center

African-American History Month 2016 in France : The Roots of American Music

The U.S. Embassy presented US soprano Nicole Taylor and pianist Daniel Ernst in a series of musical performances and interactive pedagogical concerts incorporating historical information about the birth, development, preservation of Negro spirituals in 19th and 20th century America. Learning and singing songs together, the artists engaged  youth, women groups and general audience in Paris, Rennes, Montauban, and Toulouse. Spirituals

Great Seal of the United States

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Toulouse

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and grew up in Atlanta, sister city of Toulouse.  A major figure in American history, Dr. King has also become a symbol of a unique friendship uniting Toulouse and the United States. Athough he never visited Toulouse, it was a fellow civil rights pioneer and family friend of Dr. King’s who first opened the

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