Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM: Makers Meet Up at Makespace Madrid

Nettrice Gaskins is joining us as part of a speaker series in Spain to discuss techno-vernacular creativity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Dr. Gaskins’ model for techno-vernacular creativity is an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of cultural art and technology made by underrepresented ethnic groups for their own entertainment and creative ...
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The Embassy Collaborates with the First Edition of “Cine por Mujeres” International Festival

The Embassy supported the participation of Debra Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Women Make Movies (WMM), in the first edition of Madrid’s “ Cine por Mujeres ” International Festival, held on April 3-8. Zimmerman was a member of the jury and gave a workshop about WWM production assistance program and film distribution. As well, she visited two public high schools and ...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month and Honoring the Role of U.S. Women Film Editors in Movie History

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Embassy organized a film series to honor U.S. women film editors who shaped Hollywood’s classical montage style. Featured film editors included Dorothy Spencer (To Be or Not To Be, 1942), Viola Lawrence (The Lady from Shanghai, 1947), Barbara McLean (All About Eve, 1950), Adrienne Fazan (Singin’ in the Rain, 1952), and Dede Allen (Bonnie and Clyde, 1967). The screenings ...
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Unveiling of Mural Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Embassy’s Political Counselor Shelby Smith-Wilson took part in a moving ceremony on April 4 at the Colegio Antamira in Paracuellos de Jarama (outside of Madrid).  The ceremony involved the unveiling of a mural that the young students at the ...
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Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Pawel’s talk at University of Alcalá

Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Pawel, Fulbright scholar at Madrid’s Complutense University, gave a talk at the University of Alcalá on how Spanish became the most studied foreign language in American schools, overtaking German (the second most popular language before 1916) and French (the most popular until the  1970s).  The teaching of Spanish in the ...
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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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David Larson and Frank Talluto talk on U.S. policies and practices related to the environment

220 students from eight different bilingual schools of Granada gathered to hear presentations from Big Bend National Park’s Chief of Science and Resource Management, David Larson, and Frank Talluto, the U.S. Embassy’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Attaché. They delivered presentations on “US National Parks: a brief history and current resource management practices” and “Water ...
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US TECH Talks Series: videoconference roundtables co-organized with Spanish Assoc. MujeresTech

To raise the visibility of women experts from the United States on different topics of common interest for Spain and the United States, the U.S. Embassy and the association Mujeres Tech y Aliados are launching the program U.S. <TECH Talks>. U.S. <TECH Talks> will consist of a series of meetings conducted via videoconference between experts ...
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NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Badri Younes visits Madrid

Visiting Madrid NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation, Badri Younes,  visited the American Space at Madrid’s International Institute to address two groups of U.S. Embassy-funded Go American English! students for a talk entitled Scanning the Universe that included the latest updates on NASA’s current and future missions.   Mr. Younes told the students ...
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Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle’s presentation at Complutense University

Stewart Tuttle, the Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy, engaged with students from the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of Complutense University on February 28.  During his presentation, Mr. Tuttle described U.S. governmental policies on a wide range of international issues.  He also explained the role of the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section ...
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Brooklyn dancer Storyboard P is featured at Contemporary Art Museum CA2M during ARCOmadrid 2018

Brooklyn dancer Storyboard P is featured at Contemporary Art Museum CA2M during ARCOmadrid 2018, Madrid’s international contemporary art fair The United States Embassy partnered with the City of Madrid’s public contemporary art museum “Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo” (CA2M) to celebrate Black History Month by inviting U.S. African-American artist Storyboard P. Storyboard P, also ...
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Opening of Global Classrooms Conference

On Wednesday February 21st  Stewart Tuttle, the Embassy Counselor for Public Diplomacy delivered remarks at the Opening ceremony of Global Classrooms, held at the breathtaking  Asamblea de Madrid’s plenary chamber. A cornerstone of the Embassy’s mission to promote American English language training in Spain, Global Classrooms is a model UN conference in which students participate-entirely ...
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U.S. Embassy Consul Chris Richardson speaks on U.S. Civil Rights Movement

On February 20th,  U.S. Embassy Consul Chris Richardson spoke to a full house at the Casa de America in Madrid, reviewing the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.  Richardson, the co-author of a book on the subject, explored the legacy of slavery and segregation in U.S. society, before focusing on the leaders of the ...
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Remarks by Counselor for Management David Simons at the International Studies Foundation

On Tuesday February 13, as part of the U.S. Embassy Madrid Speaker Program, David Simons,  the Counselor for Management spoke to students of the Embassy-sponsored Go American English! program at the International Studies Foundation.  Simons explained what an Embassy is; its role in the diplomatic relations between two countries; and the full spectrum of political, ...
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Call for Applications: Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow!

Call for Applications: Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow! Attention European entrepreneurs: Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the ...
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Would you like to become a member of this group?

On December 21st 2017, most of the Spanish alumni of the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute Program gathered in Madrid to celebrate the 10th edition of this exchange program for youth.  The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program created in 2006 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth ...
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Roundtable: “Meet the Women Who are Transforming the World”

Roundtable: “Meet the Women Who are Transforming the World” Over 90 women attended the roundtable “Women Transforming the World” organized by U.S. Department of State Exchange Alumna Marta Fernández Herraiz, founder of  LesWorking , a professional network for LGBTI women.  Invited speakers for this event, which was hosted by the American Space Madrid, were human rights lawyer Violeta Assiego and Irene Milleiro, Managing Director of  Change.org ...
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Go American English! grantees visit Madrid’s Google headquarters

On December 21, 2017, the 22 current Go American English! grantees at the International Studies Foundation (FIS) got the opportunity to visit Google’s headquarters in Madrid.  Several volunteers guided them around their facilities at Torre Picasso, a skyscraper designed by famous American architect Minoru Yamasaki, that for many years was the tallest building in Madrid.  ...
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Statement of Duke Buchan, Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra

Statement of Richard Duke Buchan III Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Senate Committee on Foreign Relations September 27, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Murphy and Distinguished Members of the Committee. And another special thanks to you, Chairman Johnson for your personal introduction and for your support. It is a ...
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December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities Do you imagine dancing in a wheelchair? Full Radius Dance (FRD), a leading physically-integrated dance company from Atlanta, Georgia visited Spain last May to open the annual performing arts festival “ Una mirada diferente ,” organized by Centro Dramático Nacional. Full Radius Dance was founded in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, and its members are dancers with and without disabilities. Director Douglas Scott has created a ...
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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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Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny’s lecture on English Language

On Tuesday November 21st  and Wednesday November 29th,  Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny lectured at the “Escuela Oficial de Idiomas of Malaga” and the “Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Moratalaz” in Madrid, respectively, for audiences of adult English language learners.  The Escuelas Oficiales de Idomas –EOIs (Official Schools of Languages), a unique Spanish institution created in ...
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US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz participates in the celebrations marking the Andalusian Roma Day

On Wednesday November 22, US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz, Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco along with Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny, participated in the celebrations marking the Andalusian Roma Day  at the City Hall square in Granada. The commemoration was an opportunity to call attention to the history, ...
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US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz participates in a program on Human Rights and Education

US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz, Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco is in Madrid and Granada the week on November 20 to 25 invited by the U.S. Embassy for a program on Human Rights and Education.  On Monday November 20,  she participated  in workshop on Immigrant’s integration in the ...
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Dr. Joseph Wiemelt met in Seville with American English Language Assistants

Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, the English Language Specialist who is currently in Spain on a three weeks program co-sponsored by U.S. Department of State, the Junta de Andalucía, and the U.S. Embassy, met in Seville with the American English Language Assistants placed by the Junta in schools throughout the province.  On Friday November 10th  he delivered ...
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English Language Specialist Dr. Joseph Wiemelt will visit Seville, Cadiz and Malaga

In a program co-sponsored by Department of State English Language Office, the Junta de Andalucia and the Embassy, Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, an English Language Specialist selected by Georgetown University, will spend three weeks in three different cities of Andalusia (Seville, Cadiz and Malaga), delivering Teacher Training workshops for Spanish bilingual school English Teachers in the ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff’s remarks at the III Hispanic Heritage Forum

On October 10, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff provided opening remarks at the III Hispanic Heritage Forum (III Foro de la Herencia Hispana), organized by The Hispanic Council and hosted at Madrid’s Deusto Business School.  Since 2015, the Forum has been held to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) in the United States, in ...
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Road to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Ingrid Vanderveldt

Tech entrepreneur, media personality, investor and philanthropist Ingrid Vanderveldt, visits Spain to meet with Spanish entrepreneurs, women leaders and youth, in Madrid, Barcelona, and Santander.  These events will kick off a series of activities that will lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, annual gatherings aimed at creating an environment that empowers ...
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Go American English! Inauguration

Chargé Ben Ziff  hosted on October 5  at the International Institute the launch ceremony for Go American English!, a two-year microscholarship program that will provide a foundation of English language skills to bright 14 to 16 year old students from disadvantaged sectors of Madrid society through after-school English classes.  The event  concluded  with the screening ...
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Girl Rising Screening to celebrate International Day of the Girl

Girl Rising Screening: Join the Embassy, the City Hall of Daganzo, and Atalaya School to celebrate International Day of the Girl Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not.  And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film that has already been seen by millions. It’s also a movement for girls’ education.  Join us on Wednesday, ...
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Dr. Rupak Biswas, Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in California talks to students at the Complutense University

On October 3, 2017, Dr. Rupak Biswas, Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in California talked to students at the Computer Science Faculty from the Complutense University. Dr. Biswas when through the core competencies of the Center and how they contribute to every mayor NASA mission and initiative through their research.  He ...
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Mission Speaker Program travels to Almeria

On Friday September 22 and Monday September 25, as part of the Mission Speaker Program, Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny took more than 300 students of the Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso and Alhadra bilingual high schools in Almeria, on a virtual tour of Washington D.C. explaining the political, historical, and cultural significance of the city, ...
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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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Iftar at the residence of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Krishna Urs

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid hosted an Iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with members of Muslim communities in Spain at the residence of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Krishna Urs on June 22. Chargé Urs spoke about the importance of promoting democratic principles, as well as working to ensure religious tolerance and freedom of ...
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Inclusive Employment: Customized Employment for Those With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility council Cointegra , the Embassy invited businesses from Spain and the United States to a discussion with Beth Keeton, the Executive Director for The Center for Social Capital and Chief Operating Officer for Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. Keeton presented the “Personalized Employment” model, a support model designed for people with ...
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500 Spanish students receive a grant to study in the US or Canada

The Amancio Ortega Foundation hosted an event to celebrate the 500 Spanish students that received a grant to study and live in the United States or Canada for the 2017-2018 academic year. Approximately 10,000 students applied for the grant, which covers one hundred percent of the costs to complete a year of high school abroad. ...
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Bruce Hoffman participates in a roundtable sponsored by the Elcano Royal Institute

On July 5 at the American Space Madrid, Bruce Hoffman, the Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, participated in a roundtable sponsored by the Elcano Royal Institute about the evolution of jihadist terrorism since the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004. Professor Hoffman was joined by two Spanish terrorism experts ...
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“The Art of Startup Funding”: U.S. Entrepreneur Darren Spedale meets young social entrepreneurs at Teamlabs

U.S. entrepreneur Darren Spedale, co-founder of StartOut and founder of FamilyByDesign, spoke to young social entrepreneurs of Teamlabs —the only university in Spain which offers a degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation—. Spedale’s presentation “The Art of Startup Funding”, was included in the 2nd edition of the “Investment Preparedness Lab” organized by Teamlabs and U.S. accelerator for ...
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2017 World Pride Reception

In recognition of LGBTI month and in honor of the World Pride 2017 celebration in Madrid, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Kris Urs, hosted a reception at his residence. Actng Cultural Affairs Officer Ryan Matheny, along with the Chargé d’Affaires, recognized the work done by the city of Madrid to celebrate ...
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Isabel Gates participates at Aging 2.0

The World Health Organization projects that by 2050, the population of people aged 60 and older will reach almost 2.1 billion, more than doubling its size in 2015. The aging of the world population will bring with it significant social and economic shifts, as communities change to meet the needs of their changing demographics. In ...
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Access Microscholarship program graduation ceremony

More than 200 people gathered on June 20 at the American Space Madrid (International Institute) to attend the graduation ceremony of the 46 students who have successfully completed the program both at the Fundacion Tomillo and the Fundacion International Studies.  The event was presided by Christopher Quade, Acting Counselor for Public Diplomacy, Ryan Matheny, acting ...
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Spanish Fulbrighters on the verge of their American adventure

A group of Spanish students, scholars, and teachers who have been awarded Fulbright scholarships visited the residence of the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid for a traditional barbeque lunch as part of an orientation prior to their departure for the United States.  The Fulbrighters were welcomed by representatives of the Embassy, the ...
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“Personalized Employment, an Opportunity to Create Unique Situations” by U.S. expert Beth Keeton

The United States Embassy, in collaboration with the organization Plena Inclusión, participated in a seminar and workshops that offered best practices on Personalized Employment strategies so that people with complex needs can develop their employment prospects. Beth Keeton, the Executive Director for The Center for Social Capital and Chief Operating Officer for Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc., ...
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Design Thinking Workshop by women’s network LesWorking

The Embassy, hosted a Design Thinking workshop in collaboration with U.S. Department Exchange Alumna Marta Fernández, the founder of the LGBTI women organization  LesWorking .  The workshop was led by María José Jordá, a national and international expert on innovation and digital transformation. The LGBTI short film “Yo también” , directed by Sonia Sebastián , was also screened during the ...
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Highlighting LGBTI month #PrideMonth

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. You can consult the complete text here: https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/06/271626.htm . The U.S. Embassy joins the LGBTI Month celebration ...
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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute

Maria Jorge visited the U.S. Embassy on Monday June 12th to speak about her experience in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. The BFTF is a unique and exciting program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  45 students from over 30 ...
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City Lights film screening

The U.S. Embassy screened the Charles Chaplin film City Lights on Wednesday June 7th  in collaboration with the American Space Madrid. The talented musician and composer Sonia Mejias played the piano to accompany the silent film.  City Lights was first release in 1931 and tells the story about a tramp who falls in love with ...
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Turning Point Challenge: an entrepreneurship experience for young graduates

The Embassy welcomed ten participants from the fourth class of the “Turning Point Challenge,” a program that helps young entrepreneurs cultivate their innovative projects. The one-month program gives the opportunity for participants to engage in debates, workshops, and discussions in a co-working space, working among professionals who provide them with guidance. The participants’projects span a ...
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More than 90 girls from the GirlsTech program participate in a Makeathon

Last Saturday approximately one hundred girls between the ages of 9 and 12 participated in the GirlsTech Makeathon at the American Space Madrid. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Embassy, was created to encourage girls to explore the fields of technology and science. The girls were divided into small teams and given an ...
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Rebecca Senf introduces us to the world of contemporary North American photography

Rebecca Senf, the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and the Phoenix Art Museum, spoke about her experiences at la Escuela de Arte Diez, la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense, la TAI, and was a judge for Descubrimientos, a program organized by PhotoEspaña to help photographers develop professional ...
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Hidden Figures film showing

Around 100 students from public and charter bilingual schools attended yesterday a film showing of “Hidden Figures” at the International Institute’s auditorium, home of the American Space Madrid.  The film was introduced by ACAO Ryan Matheny Garrido who welcomed the audience and underscored that it is a story about how people—in this case women and ...
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Talk by Mission Speaker at IES Joaquín Araujo de Fuenlabrada

Mission Speaker Ryan Matheny Garrido took 50 students of the Joaquin Araujo public bilingual school in  Fuenlabrada on a virtual tour of Washington DC, explaining the political, historical, and cultural significance of the city, its buildings, monuments, and museums, as well as comparing and contrasting the city to other parts of the United States in ...
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Full Radius Dance Showcases U.S. Dance and Promotes Disability Rights Among Diverse Audiences In Madrid and Valencia

Full Radius Dance (FRD), a leading physically-integrated dance company from Atlanta, Georgia opened the annual performing arts festival “ Una mirada diferente ,” organized by Centro Dramático Nacional, at Teatro Valle-Inclán on May 26, and gave a second performance on May 27 followed by Q&A with the audience. FRD was the first U.S. company participating in the festival since its first ...
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Workshops for youth by U.S. jazz saxophonist Greg Osby

Renowned U.S. jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator Greg Osby offered workshops for youth at “Teresa Berganza” music conservatory in Madrid on May 23 and “Padre Antonio Soler” music school in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on May 24th.  At the conservatory, Osby worked with a group of eight students including one pianist, one drummer, and ...
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NASA: The intersection between science and art

Carlos González, the former director of the NASA Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex, and Tom Sachs, an artist from the United States known for his space-related exhibits and film, met at the American Space Madrid to discuss their respective careers. González explained how space telecommunication technology has changed over the years, while Sachs presented about ...
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The Deputy Cultural Attaché of the U.S. Embassy, Ryan Matheny, presented the dance company U.S. Full Radius Dance

The Deputy Cultural Attaché of the U.S. Embassy, Ryan Matheny Garrido, presented the U.S. integrated dance company, Full Radius Dance, that is currently in Madrid to participate in the Performing Arts Festival ¨A different look.¨ This is an event organized in collaboration with the National Dramatic Center, and has been presented today to the public. ...
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Statement by Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia

Madrid Conference on Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East: Protecting and Promoting Plurality and Diversity, May 24, 2017 On behalf of the United States government, I want to thank King Felipe VI, Foreign Minister Datsis and his co-convener Foreign Minister Safadi for hosting this important and timely meeting.  We appreciate Spain ...
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Writer and producer Terence Winter visits the U.S. Embassy in Madrid

Terence Winter, the renowned Hollywood writer and producer known for his work on The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and The Wolf of Wall Street, visited the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to meet with fourteen Spanish film students from various universities in Madrid. Winter discussed his own screenwriting career, fielded student questions, and advised students regarding their ...
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Annie Novak co-founder of a unique rooftop farm in New York

Annie Novak, a pioneer in New York urban gardening, participated in the conference “The Eco-Habitat City: Biodiversity in the Urban Environment.” Annie Novak, the founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program, participated in the roundtable, “The Eco-Habitat City: Biodiversity in the Urban Environment.” Other participants in the discussion included the architect ...
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Fulbright Alumni and International Visitors visit the Gloria Fuertes Exhibit–Centenary

The Gloria Fuertes Foundation invited the Embassy and a group of Exchange Alumni (participants in programs sponsored by the State Department, the Fulbright Program, and the International Visitors Leadership Program) to a tour guided by Paloma Porpetta, the President of the Gloria Fuertes Foundation and the curator of the Gloria Fuertes Exposition–Centenary. Gloria Fuertes, a ...
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Agreement of friendship

The Mayor of Miami and the representatives of the Spanish World Heritage cities (Cáceres, Avila, Baeza, Cuenca, Ubeda, Alcalá de Henares, Córdoba, Ibiza, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, y Toledo) signed an agreement of friendship at the U.S. Embassy to promote cultural, educational, and tourism exchanges.  The Chargé ...
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Mujeres en Música (Women in Music) roundtable and concert highlighted Memorial Day

A music initiative of contemporary works for classical piano and mezzo soprano with texts or themes inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and U.S. Women Composers such as composer Marga Richter, highlighted Memorial Day through the piece  “Sarah, do not mourn me dead”. Organized and led by members the New York Women Composers Association (USA) and ...
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Entrepreneurship Program Turning Point Challenge kicks off their 3rd edition

Francisco Camara, alumnus of the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), launched the program Turning Point Challenge to teach practical entrepreneurship skills to unemployed youth (under 30), with a different group of 10 students each month. The May edition kicked off at the embassy, where participants  discussed program goals, their expectations and what they’d like ...
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“Poetry and Science” presentations

Poetry and Science presentations by Alison Hawthorne Deming engage audiences in Madrid, Cáceres, and Mérida.  American poet and academic Alison Hawthorne Deming, Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, delivered presentations to packed rooms of high school students in Fuenlabrada and Cáceres, and to University of Extremadura students in Mérida and Cáceres during her speaker ...
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Encounter with award-winning American author Siri Hustvedt

More than 100 students with backgrounds in English philology and science attended a PD-organized encounter with award-winning American author Siri Hustvedt at Madrid’s Complutense University on April 25, 2017. In a conversation with students and two of the university’s English language and literature professors, Hustvedt stressed the importance of bridging the gap between the humanities ...
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“Concha Espina: Almost a Nobel”

Concha Espina’s significant links to the United States are broadly evident in the exhibit:  “A punto del Nobel: Concha Espina” (“Concha Espina: Almost a Nobel”) now being shown at the Complutense University’s María Zambrano Library in the context of the Week of Letters celebration.  This exhibit, the first of the “Women Nobel Prizewinners” activities to be ...
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Celebrating International Roma Day

To celebrate International Roma Day, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid is sharing this video that demonstrates the ways in which the American government supports the education of Roma, promoting tolerance and understanding of the discrimination Roma still face. Through the program depicted in this video – which supports acquisition of English language skills, we expect ...
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