The Future of NATO 70 Years Later

On November 6, the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff and Marine Attaché Lt Col David Lawrence discussed the future of NATO with 100 political science students at Complutense University of Madrid during a one-day seminar co-organized by the Franklin Institute of the University of Alcalá.  The Embassy speakers noted NATO’s stabilizing effect on ...
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Go American English! Graduation Ceremony & Prom

On the evening of Tuesday June 11, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the graduation of 42 participants of our Go American English! conversation English program.  We were joined by the program implementers and Embassy partners, Fundación Tomillo, and the Foundation for International Studies.  Following the Access English Mircroscholarship Program model implemented by the same two providers ...
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Embassy Connects with U.S. Citizens at Town Hall

On May 29 the Deputy Chief of Mission and the Consul General met with U.S. citizens in Madrid for a Town Hall meeting. The audience members hailed from many different parts of the United States and included students, long-time residents, tourists, young professionals, and even a uniformed boy scout. A wide range of issues were ...
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Sefarad-Israel Center and the Embassy Collaborate on a Recital Paying Tribute to George Gershwin

On July 19, Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff spoke at the concert “Gershwin and Improvised Jazz”, an event organized by the Sefarad-Israel Center with collaboration from the US Embassy. Mr. Ziff emphasized the importance of Gershwin’s work in U.S. and musical history, and how glad the Embassy is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of ...
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CDA Benjamin Ziff’s Remarks at IN3 Opening, October 3, 2017

IN3 Opening October 3, 2017 La Nave, Villaverde, Madrid   Many thanks, Elena.  And thank you to Miguel for the warm welcome.  Distinguished guests, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, representatives from the public and private sectors, it is both an honor and a pleasure to join you for the third annual IN-cubed conference.  The U.S. Embassy is ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin G. Ziff at CESEDEN

Chargé d’Affaires Ben Ziff delivered remarks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Youth Mediterranean Dialogue organized by the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (COAJE) at the Spanish Center for National Defense Studies on Monday, September 11, 2017 Let me start by congratulating the Youth Atlantic Treaty Organization of Spain for your extraordinary work organizing this dialogue.  ...
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