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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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