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Special Advisor Knox Thames Attended the International Conference on Victims of Religious and Ethnic Violence in the Middle East

Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State, attended the International Conference on Victims of Religious and Ethnic Violence in the Middle East at El Pardo Royal Palace in Madrid. Co-hosted by Spain and Jordan, the conference included the participation of more ...
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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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