Media Literacy Training at the American Spaces in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona

Over the next two months, the network of American Spaces in Spain are organizing a series of media literacy workshops for high school students. The program teaches young people routines and tools to detect false information circulating on the Internet and on social networks in particular. The workshops also promote the responsible and ethical use ...
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Tools for Countering Disinformation

Disinformation is one of the main challenges facing democracies nowadays, according to Geysha Gonzalez, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Gonzalez was in Barcelona at the invitation of the Consulate on October 15, 16 and 17. While here, she held discussions on how citizens can counter false information through responsible journalism, fact-checking and ...
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American Space Barcelona Expands Its Activities to New Libraries in Barcelona’s Sant Andreu District

On the eve of its second anniversary, American Space Barcelona has received over 50,000 visitors and organized about 400 activities. American Space Barcelona (ASB) is excited to announce that it is expanding its activities and workshops to three new libraries located in the Sant Andreu District (Bon Pastor, Trinitat Vella-José Barbero and La Sagrera-Marina Clotet) ...
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Robert Riley, New U.S. Consul General in Barcelona

Robert Riley is as of August 23 the new United States Consul General in Barcelona.  Prior to arriving in Barcelona, Robert led the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus for two years, serving as Chargé d’affaires from 2016-2018. His other positions within the U.S. Department of State have included Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the ...
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English Teacher Training Workshop at the American Space Barcelona

Throughout the week of July 16, the American Space Barcelona, in collaboration with the Catalan Department of Education and the consulate general, hosted 20 English primary school teachers from the Barcelona area as part of a teacher-training workshop entitled “Digital Literacies: Incorporating the Maker Movement into the English Language Learning Classroom.“ Lorella Lamonaca, a U.S. ...
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American Space Barcelona Hosts Second Edition of #GirlsTech Summer Camp

During the first two weeks of July, students learned and explored basic concepts of augmented reality design and digital fabrication at the American Space Barcelona. Participants were able to create their own digital narratives based on an imaginary world with physical objects and audiovisual content, interacting with each other via different types of technologies. For ...
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#GirlsTech Summer Camp Arrives in Zaragoza

During the last week of June, the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona brought to Zaragoza Mission Spain’s successful #GirlsTech program, following previous editions in Madrid, Valencia, Santander, Barcelona and Girona. This initiative inspires and educates girls in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), giving them the necessary skills to succeed in these fields. Participants ...
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The Consulate General Supports Important Film Festivals in Barcelona

This U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona supported two film festivals this year sharing U.S. films. In March, it took part in the fifth edition of the Americana Film Fest, the one and only film festival in Spain totally devoted to American independent films. This month, the Consulate General also collaborated with the Barcelona Gay and ...
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U.S. Digital Artist and Educator Nettrice Gaskins Meets with the Education and Maker Community in Barcelona

The U.S. Consulate General invited Nettrice Gaskins, program manager at the FAB Foundation, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) educator and digital artist to participate in a series of workshops and speaking events in Barcelona, including the 4th International Education Conference – STEAMConf Barcelona. During her visit she met with educators, city officials, high ...
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Consulate General Barcelona Celebrates 100th Birthday of Nobel Prize Winner Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is widely credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing and introducing the concept of nanotechnology. To celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, Consulate General Barcelona collaborated with the Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Division (NanoSpace) of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication and the University of Barcelona to organize a series of ...
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Ambassador Buchan Presents His Credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra Maria Ubach

On Tuesday, April 3, Duke Buchan III presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, Maria Ubach, during his first official visit to the country, which highlighted the growing business opportunities between our two countries and the excellent bilateral relationship. Ambassador Buchan also met with the Prime Minister, Antoni Martí; the Minister ...
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Press Attaché David Connell’s Lecture on Public Diplomacy at the UAB

On March 19, the U.S. Embassy press attaché, David Connell, gave a talk on public diplomacy and the work of a press office of a diplomatic mission to 40 journalism students of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). David Connell explained them the structure of the State Department, how U.S. foreign policy is articulated and ...
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U.S. Illustrator and Writer of Children’s Books David Wiesner Inspires Youth in Barcelona

The consulate general collaborates for the first time with the FLIC Festival of Children and Youth Literature and Arts that took place in Barcelona on March 9-11. American illustrator David Wiesner was the keynote speaker of this well-known festival. Wiesner spoke about his creative process, his drawings, his imaginative characters and stories before a group ...
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Consul General Marcos Mandojana Visits the American Space Barcelona’s Booth at YOMO Barcelona

Thanks to the collaboration of the Barcelona’s Commissioner on Technology and Digital Innovation,  Biblioteques de Barcelona and the Consulate General, the American Space Barcelona had for the first time a booth at YOMO Barcelona: Youth Mobile Festival. This event, linked to the Mobile World Congress, aims to inspire young people to pursue education and professional careers ...
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MIT Digital Economy Expert Seth G. Benzell Discusses in Barcelona the Impact of New Technologies on the Economy

The Consulate General invited to Barcelona U.S. economist and researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Seth G. Benzell, who delivered a series of talks and lectures at influential economic and educational institutions reaching a broad array of audiences in the business, economic and academic sectors. His remarks at the Barcelona Graduate School ...
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Promoting the Expansion of the Technovation Challenge in Spain and Andorra

The consulate general organized a series of events to promote Technovation Challenge, the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship competition for girls, in Spain a Andorra. U.S. speaker Katie Morton from nonprofit Iridescent led a round-table discussion with educators, academics, U.S. tech companies and tech stakeholders from Barcelona to promote the expansion of this American initiative that ...
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High school students learn about the Great American Songbook from U. S. jazz expert Will Friedwald

Great American singers such as Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald were heard on November 21 at the Barcelona Music Museum thanks to a presentation on the Great American Songbook by writer and jazz expert Will Friedwald. The audience were 70 high school students from Rubí and Sant Vicenç de Castellet. Friedwald was invited by the ...
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U.S. entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt stresses the importance of women’s economic empowerment

On October 16 and 17, we invited to Barcelona U.S. entrepreneur and investor Ingrid Vanderveldt. During her visit, she met with women entrepreneurs and gave inspirational talks on the importance of women’s leadership in the global economy at the Barcelona Institut d’ Empreneduria, Barcelona Activa and IESE. She also presented her global women’s empowerment initiative: ...
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Exhibition of the U.S. photographer Susan Meiselas at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies with the collaboration of the consulate general

Fundació Antoni Tàpies will show until January 14th an exhibit on US photographer Susan Meiselas’ over four decades work imaging world conflicts and US society. The consulate collaborated in the exhibit organizing ancillary program, such as masterclass at the School of Communication and International Relations of Ramon Llull University and a guided tour of the ...
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The Consulate General Collaborates with the Etopia Technology and Art Center of Zaragoza

American visual artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée showcased part of his research in the Ebro river ecosystem in the exhibit ‘Postnaturaleza’ at Etopia Technology and Art Center. During his stay in Zaragoza, he took groups of students and families to the river to collect material and take pictures in order to create awareness on the ...
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#GirlsTech Summer Camp at the American Space Barcelona focuses on digital fabrication

During the first two weeks of July, 20 girls from Barcelona learned the basics of robotics and coding. This hands-on workshop introduced them to the world of Digital Fabrication. The #Girlstech Summer camp was co-organized by the consulate general in collaboration with the American Space Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University’s Department of Information and ...
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The consulate general arranges a one-week training workshop for Science teachers from Barcelona

Janet McNeil, K-8 Science Coordinator at Brookline Public Schools in Massachusetts, offered a one-week training  on “Weaving Science and Literacy” for 25 teachers who teach science in English, at the American Space Barcelona. She also delivered a talk on the latest innovations in science teaching and curricula in the U.S. at the Catalan Foundation for ...
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U.S. Independence Day celebration at the Consulate General

On July 5, 2017, Consul General Marcos Mandojana hosted at the gardens of the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona, the official reception to commemorate the 241 anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Local authorities and representatives of the consular district’s civil society attended this traditional reception. The Michelle Faber Quintet and ...
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Roundtable discussion at the consulate on the latest trends in social media and digital marketing in the U.S.

The U.S. Consulate General arranged a roundtable discussion at the consulate coinciding with the visit to Barcelona of Adam Gausepohl, CEO and creative director at PopShorts, a social media agency based in California. The event focused on the latest trends in digital marketing and social media strategies for organizations, and gathered a diverse group of ...
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#GirlsTech STEM Training Program Arrives in Barcelona and Girona

The U.S. consulate general in Barcelona will offer 40 scholarships to girls between 9 and 12 years old to participate in two summer camps devoted to digital fabrication and augmented reality. #GirlsTech arrives in Barcelona and Girona this summer after a great success in Madrid, Valencia and Santander. This is the U.S. Mission in Spain’s ...
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The Embassy and the Consulate Introduce the PACE Program in Spain to Promote the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Jane Elias, Program Manager of the Energy and Sustainability Division at the County of Sonoma in California, presented this American best practice to fund and improve energy efficiency in residential homes and commercial buildings. This model has been adopted by more than 2000 cities and 32 states across the United States. Together with the social ...
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Explaining the Success of U.S. MakerSpaces

CJ Lynce, Manager of the TechCentral department at Cleveland Public Library, was invited by the U.S. Embassy to lead a series of presentations and speaking events in Barcelona, Madrid and Cuenca on how makerspaces are transforming local communities in the U.S. and supporting skills development and entrepreneurship across the country. The embassy and the consulate general ...
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‘Connect-US’ talks in Tarragona

As part of our ‘Connect-US’ program to promote English teaching, we invited two Fulbright scholars to deliver two talks at two different high schools in Tarragona. Ian Shirley discussed solar energy at Institut Tarragona, while Cary Fontana explained the complex U.S. political and electoral system to 60 students at Institut Martí i Franquès.
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Consulate General Barcelona celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting an outreach event promoting science education for girls

The consulate general arranged the screening of the documentary Codegirl at the American Space before an audience of 150 high school students from Barcelona’s metropolitan area. Vice consul Hsiao-Ching Chang introduced the event while encouraged girls to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The documentary detailed the worldwide girls’ coding competition, ...
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Consulate General Barcelona arranges an urban farming workshop at the American Space Barcelona

Ilona de Jongh, a successful social entrepreneur and co-founder of the social enterprise Sprout by Design, offered two workshops on “Let’s Turn Trash into Treasure” for high school students from Sant Andreu’s district in Barcelona at American Space Barcelona. The objectives of the workshops were to teach students how to make compost in a small ...
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Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices participated in a round table discussion at the consulate

Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices, who came to Barcelona to participate in a conference organized by the University of New York, agreed to participate in a roundtable discussion on judicial independence organized by the consulate with representatives of the legal community in Barcelona including judges, prosecutors, academics, and attorneys.
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