Engaging and Supporting Future Leaders at Fundación Tomillo

Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Spencer Cryder spoke with 21 students participating in Fundación Tomillo’s “Oportunidad al Talento-Go American English!” a three-year program for high-performing students to develop their skills in public speaking, critical thinking, debating, researching, and academic writing.  Spencer gave a presentation about his experiences working across cultures and languages to achieve a common ...
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“Public Diplomacy in 2020” Presentation to University of Barcelona Students

Embassy Madrid’s Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) Spencer Cryder gave a presentation to Master’s degree candidates studying diplomacy and international relations at the University of Barcelona on February 7.  The talk engaged future diplomats and international organization leaders on how the U.S. Mission to Spain identifies target audiences and utilizes public audiences to advance U.S. ...
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Fulbright Mid-Year Seminar at University of Murcia

Embassy Madrid’s Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) Spencer Cryder delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Fulbright mid-year seminar at the Teatro Romea in Murcia on February 6.  Spencer discussed how the United States and Spain promote our shared democratic values and create bonds through educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges.  The 207 Fulbright grantees ...
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Orientation of ETAs Serving in Madrid

On September 26th, Spencer Cryder, the new Embassy Deputy Cultural Attaché, participated, along with representatives of the embassies of Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Germany and the British Council in the opening ceremony of the orientation session for more than 2,700 Language Assistants from different countries.  Mercedes Marin, the Comunidad de Madrid’s Director General for Bilingualism and ...
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