Commercial Service To Introduce American Publishers at Book World Prague 2018

Commercial Service Prague will introduce American publishers to the Czech market at Book World Prague 2018 on May 10—13. The U.S. companies are seeking Czech partners interested in publishing the American books in the Czech language. Representatives from CS Prague will be available at the Fair’s Business Center for business discussions. List of participating American ...
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Ambassador King Celebrates Earth Day By Planting Linden Tree

Ambassador Stephen King was pleased to recognize Earth Day, on Sunday, April 22nd, by helping plant a linden tree at the Kapral Mill Scout Environmental Education Center in Moravian Karst near Brno. The linden tree is one of hundreds of the so-called Trees of Liberty being planted with U.S. Embassy support around the Czech Republic ...
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Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Pet Products at FOR PETS Fair in Prague

U.S. Embassy Commercial Service Prague Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. pet products market at the FOR PETS fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation is targeted at Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. To register for the presentation ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces New Call For Proposals

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to announce a new call for proposal to provide support for artistic and cultural performances, non-governmental organization (NGO) projects and educational projects whose aim is to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American culture and NGO practices in the Czech Republic. U.S. Embassy Prague invites institutions, ...
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The Embassy Hosts the Annual IVLP Alumni Reunion

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joann Lockard hosted the International Visitor Leadership Program/ IVLP Alumni reception at the Chief of Mission Residence on September 13. The annual event reunites alumni of IVLP programs and future participants. IVLP Club President Ivana Sabatova highlighted the successful U.S. Embassy-IVLP Alumni Club Young Entrepreneur Fellowship Program launched last year ...
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Soldiers from Nebraska National Guard Train with Czech Partners

Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard spent a great week with the 31st CBRN Regiment in Liberec the end of June. The soldiers were hosted by Regimental Command Sergeant Major Dolozim and his Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. They discussed and shared tactics, techniques and procedures for site exploitation, decontamination operations, equipment incorporation and NCO development.
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Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith Visits Brno

On May 18—19, Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith paid an official visit to Brno. Her two-day trip started at the Matyas Lerch Gymnasium where she addressed more than 100 students in an interactive presentation on U.S.-Czech relations, human rights issues, security and economic partnership between the two countries. She then met over lunch with Deputy Supreme ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Anti-Corruption Special Grant Competition

April 26 – As a part of its grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to announce a special competition to provide support for anti-corruption projects which aim to promote good governance, citizen activism, transparency, and in general work towards ending corruption in the Czech Republic. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith Visits the Václav Havel Library

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith visited the Václav Havel Library and met with its Director Michael Žantovský on March 7. They discussed the library’s work in promoting the legacy of Václav Havel, its programming and role in contemporary Czech society, as well as plans for the centennial celebration of the founding of Czechoslovakia.
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U.S. Embassy Prague Announces 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Grant

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy is proud to announce our second grant competition focusing on advancing women’s progress toward becoming full and equal participants in society. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that aim to promote gender equality, remove barriers to leadership opportunities and combat stereotypes, including by ...
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Czech and U.S. Officials Launch Defense Acquisition Management Course

Deputy Minister Daniel Koštoval, Head of Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defense, and LTC Mike Cushwa, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy in Prague were present at the beginning of Principles of Defense Acquisition Management Course. The two weeks course organized by International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM ) was launched today at American ...
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U.S. Fulbright Grantees Share Experiences at Annual Conference

Over 40 U.S. Fulbright grantees, who teach or conduct research at Czech and Slovak universities and high schools, attended an annual Fulbright conference in Trencianske Teplice in Slovakia on January 29-February 1. The conference was an opportunity for them to share their experiences on the Fulbright program  and to discuss their future plans for the ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Joins the “Short Trousers For Václav Havel”

The staff at U.S. Embassy, Prague, again proudly join Vaclav Havel Day, marking the death of the first Czech President on December 18, 2011. This year we honor Vaclav Havel’s legacy by remembering his words, which express the values that we Americans share with the Czechs. The “Short Trousers For Václav Havel” initiative marks the ...
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The Embassy Opens New e-Auction of Used Property

The U.S. Embassy Property team would like to announce that another e-Auction of surplus property (office and residential furniture, equipment, appliances, etc.) has started. The e-Auction will end on Friday, December 9. All money should be sent within December 12-14, 2016 and items collected on December 19 (9-12 a.m.) and December 20 (1-3 p.m.). Only ...
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U.S. and Czech Soldiers Practice Together the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield

National Guard soldiers from Nebraska and Texas spent time recently with the 4th Rapid Deployable Brigade in Zatec to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures for the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield or IPB. Soldiers from the Brigade and subordinate battalion S2, or intelligence offices, discussed the steps in the IPB process and conducted practical exercises ...
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The Embassy Hosts Dialogue Erbil-Prague

Young people from the Czech Republic and Iraq exchanged ideas during a virtual dialogue hosted by U.S. Embassy Prague, together with the Association of International Affairs (AMO) on November 1.  The two groups discussed topics including culture and architecture, the future of Iraq, the movement of refugees and the shared responsibility of young people in ...
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The State of Czech-U.S. Relations Twenty-Five Years after the Velvet Revolution

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6 PM Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mirror Hall, Loretánské nám. 5, Praha 1 As delivered Dobrý večer (Good evening) to everyone! I want to thank Daniel Lošťák for his introductory remarks; and I want to say great minds think alike, because I’m going to be echoing some ...
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Are You a Community Leader? Apply Now for Community Solutions Program!

Are you working to improve your local community by addressing global challenges – from gender discrimination, to climate change, to corruption, to youth employability? If so, apply now to the Community Solutions Program, a fully funded four-month fellowship, giving an opportunity to improve your leadership and management skills through online coursework, face-to-face training, and hands-on ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Hosts Reception for Major Cooper and Czech LGBTI Leaders

U.S. Visitor Major Clarke Cooper met with Czech LGBTI leaders and described how the US military changed to give LGBTI soldiers full and equal rights. Great discussion about the recent Czech Constitutional Court decision expanding adoption rights, changes in public attitudes, and next steps in the effort to end discrimination.
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U.S. and Czech Soldiers Conduct Training On CBRN Response Procedures

Four soldiers of the Texas Army National Guard, the 436th Chemical Company based in Laredo, participated in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Site Response exchange with the Czech Republic’s 31st CBRN Regiment, headquartered in Liberec, at the Vyskov Military Training Academy on July 18—22. Over the course of a week the two units ...
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Ambassador Schapiro and U.S. Embassy Team Celebrate Prague Pride Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Prague was proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which took place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme was “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective was to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. The U.S. Embassy organized several ...
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The Embassy Announces America Through Your Eyes Photo Contest

The U.S. Embassy Prague announces America Through Your Eyes Photo Contest to engage with young audiences visiting the U.S. How to participate: To participate in the competition, contestants will send one photo by October 31, 2016 together with the registration form to PraguePhoto@state.gov . Minimum acceptable dimensions are 1.500 pixels width or height. Maximum acceptable dimensions ...
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Czech Soldiers Complete MRAP Training at the U.S. Training Area in Germany

Twenty-Four (24) soldiers from the Czech Land Forces completed the CATC Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) 101 Course in Hohenfels Germany from 11-15 July 2016. Soldiers received classroom and hands-on instruction on basic vehicle operation, vehicle controls and indicators, vehicle troubleshooting, and vehicle maintenance. The soldiers also participated in vehicle rollover training utilizing the HMMWV ...
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The U.S. Airmen Share Experiences in Military Fire and Rescue Domain

The Office of Defense Cooperation and the Czech Logistics Agency held in June an exchange to open cooperation within the Military Fire and Rescue domain. The three day exchange was held at Kbely Air Base but also included a trip to Pardubice to observe the “show me what you can” military fire fighter competition. The ...
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U.S. Army Cadets Take Training in the Czech Republic

28 U.S. Army Cadets from across the United States to include Guam and Puerto Rico completed on June 25 a three week exchange with the Czech Land Forces for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program. U.S. Army Cadet Command states that the Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural ...
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Texas Guardsmen Partner with Czech Engineer Regiment

14 Czech Land Forces engineers from the 15th Engineer Regiment in Bechyne traveled to Fort Hood Texas and partnered with the Texas Army National Guard ’s 551st Multi-Role Bridge Company from El Campo Texas and the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division to execute a combined Wet Gap Crossing on Lake Belton on June 21. Czech soldiers were able ...
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Ambassador Schapiro’s 240th Independence Day Remarks

Prague, June 29, 2016 Speaker Hamáček, Cabinet members, distinguished colleagues and guests, vítám vás všechny. Welcome to you all. Tamar and I are so happy to have you here to celebrate Independence Day. Before we start, I want to acknowledge the terrible events in Istanbul over the last 24 hours. Our sympathies are with all those ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Celebrates 240th Independence Day

On Wednesday June 29, Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger hosted a reception marking America’s Independence Day on July 4. Among the distinguished guests was the president of the lower parliamentary chamber, Jan Hamacek, Vice Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Chief Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President Hynek Kmonicek, diplomats, and many others. ...
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Young Czech IT Specialist Attends Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Prague, June 21 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce that Dita Prikrylova will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California, the United States. She will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders ...
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Ambassador and His Wife Host Iftar Dinner

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger hosted an Iftar dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence on the evening of June 20th to recognize and celebrate Ramadan, a time which is sacred to more than a billion Muslims all around the world. Ramadan is designed to bring self-purification through self-restraint and good deeds. Acts of ...
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The Ambassador Discusses Integration of Refugees With Czech Officials

On June 20, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador Schapiro met with Czech officials who traveled to the U.S. on the International Visitors Leadership Program(IVLP) project for V4 countries entitled Integrating Refugees through Community Outreach. The selected Czech participants included: Ministry of Interior officials Pavel Dymeš and Jan Kepka, Member of Parliament ...
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Statement by Ambassador Schapiro on the Occasion of World Refugee Day

Prague, June 20 – World Refugee Day is a time when we reflect on the millions of men, women, and children around the world who have been displaced from their homes because of hardship. Today, we honor their resilience, their courage, and the dedication of those who come to their aid. As a child of ...
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Embassy Marks World Refugee Day

The U.S. Embassy in Prague marks the World Refugee Day celebrated on June 20 to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees around the world. As the largest refugee resettlement country in the world, the United States would like to highlight on this day that refugees have for many years positively contributed ...
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U.S. Embassy Representative Honors Legacy of Anthropoid Paratroopers

U.S. Embassy Prague Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation LTC Stephanie Bagley participated in a commemorative ceremony at the Church of Cyril and Methodius in Prague on June 18 commemorating the brave act of resistance by Czechoslovak paratroopers who assassinated Acting Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, together with ...
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Regional Military Police in Olomouc Learn From U.S. Partners Biometric Program Management

Members of the Czech Military Police and Army National Guard Soldiers from Texas and Nebraska shared from May 30th to June 3rd their experiences on Biometric devices recently at the Regional Military Police Command headquarters in Olomouc in a coordinated effort with the Office of Defense Cooperation, US European Command and US Army Europe. The ...
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The Czech Fulbright Commission Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Fulbright Commission celebrated on June 10 its 25th anniversary with a conference entitled From Aid to Cooperation co-organized under the auspices of the Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek, Minister of Education Kateřina Valachová (represented by Deputy Minister Stanislav Štech) and Ambassador Andrew Schapiro. On the occassion of the anniversary, the Czech government officially announced ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Launches a New Fund for Women’s Empowerment

Prague, June 10 – The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the launch of a new fund for women’s empowerment to promote the U.S. Government’s global goal of supporting women and their progress toward becoming full and equal participants in society. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that aim to advance women’s political ...
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Partners From Nebraska and Texas Share Methods For Army Recruiting

The Office of Defense Cooperation , through the State Partnership program with Nebraska and Texas, organized a seminar on methods for success in Army Recruitment. The seminar explored all aspects of recruitment, including marketing and recruiter management strategy. The event was hosted in Brno and included a visit to the Moravian and Prague Recruitment Centers, where the Czech military is ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Welcomes Czech Junior Ambassadors to the U.S. Embassy in Prague

The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Prague organized an all-day Junior Ambassador Day event on June 8, in collaboration with the Rotary Club, featuring 20 Czech students and their senior Rotary sponsors. The selected participants spent a full day at the U.S. Embassy and the American Center meeting with various representatives from Embassy offices, including ...
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U.S. Expert on Refugees Discusses Best Practices in Resettlement and Integration

Ali Al Sudani, Director of Refugee Services in Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, visited the Czech Republic from May 16-27. Mr. Al Sudani spoke to Czech NGOs, government officials, university students, and the Czech media about best practices in refugee resettlement and integration in the United States, and in Texas in particular. “… In the ...
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Operational Planning Exchange Provides Czech Army Officers Knowledge of the U.S. Military

The Office of Defense Cooperation conducted a combined exchange for Operational Planning with Officers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) of the Czech Military in May. The event was hosted by the University of Defense in Brno and included instructors from the Marine Corp Command and Staff College as well as soldiers from Texas and Nebraska as part of the State Partnership ...
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U.S. Army Convoy Crosses Czech Republic and Conducts Joint Training with Czech Army

The U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) will participate in Saber Strike 16/Dragoon Ride II from May 27 through June 22, 2016. Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia. The convoy demonstrates NATO member shared commitment to security, ...
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U.S. Embassy’s American Center Hosts “End of Season Party” Featuring Student Band ‘Trmi©kus’

The U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center hosted a concert on May 24 to celebrate the end of its programming season. “As we celebrate our accomplishments this season, I am pleased that the American Center and our American Spaces in Brno and Pilsen have been used extensively to promote cultural exchange, English language, mutual understanding and our ...
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PlayWisely CEO Presents Unique Early Age Development Method in Prague

On May 19, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett opened a seminar which featured PlayWisely’s early age child development system. Patty Hannan, PlayWisely founder and CEO, discussed the science behind the system with an audience of over fifty Czech pediatricians, teachers, patient groups’ representatives, and speech therapists. PlayWisely was introduced to the Czech market in ...
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Ambassador Schapiro and His Wife Visit the Vysočina and South Moravia Regions

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro spoke with teachers and students of the Higher School and Secondary School of Veterinary, Agriculture and Nursing Třebíč, met with Mayor of Třebíč Pavel Janata and his colleagues and toured UNESCO historical sights May 17-18. The Ambassador also met with the South Moravian Community Foundation in Moravská Nová Ves with whom he ...
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U.S. Embassy Diplomat Pays Homage to Roma Victims in Lety Concentration Camp

U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission James Merz participated on May 13 in the ceremony paying homage to Roma victims of the Lety concentration camp that existed during the Second World War in woods near the city of Pisek in South Bohemia. “Those people were sent to Lety and later to other concentration camps ...
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U.S. Computer Engineer Speaks at Pilsen Talks

Tufts University Associate Dean and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Karen Panetta gave the keynote address at Pilsen Talks on May 12 on “Engineering Robotic Applications for Humanity.” During her two-day stay in the Czech Republic, Dr. Panetta also spoke with Czech women leaders about entrepreneurship and ways of attracting more women to ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits České Budějovice

On May 11th, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited České Budějovice , the capital of South Bohemia. With Deputy Mayors Petr Podhola and Jaromír Talíř, he discussed economic and transportation issues, but also culture and sports in the city. The Ambassador Schapiro also visited a traditional Czech producer of colored pencils – Koh-i-noor , where he said: “We all know ...
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Embassy Participates in Liberation Commemorations in Western and Southern Bohemia

As every year since 1990, U.S. diplomats have been proud to participate in celebrations held by some fifty municipalities across the western and southern part of Bohemia commemorating the World War II liberation by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George S. Patton. During the communist era, the U.S. role in the ...
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World War II Liberation Commemorations Culminate in Pilsen

From May 5-8, the Liberation Festival in Pilsen celebrated the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the region from Nazi oppression by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George Patton. On Friday, May 6, the commemorations culminated in Pilsen. U.S. and Belgian veterans, members of government, and local politicians, and other guests gathered at the General ...
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Embassy Representatives Attend Liberation Events in Zhůří and Klatovy

Economic Officer Noah Woodiwiss and Political Specialist Helena Markusova delivered remarks to mark the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Zhůří and Klatovy on May 5th. Ten American soldiers from the 90th Infantry Division were killed in Zhuri in the last days of the war while liberating the Czechoslovak people and ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates U.S. Air Force WWII Pilots

Major Adam Knox represented the U.S. Embassy at the commemoration event that took place near the Konopistě Chateau in the Benešov District on Friday, April 22nd. The event honored nine U.S. Air Force pilots who were shot down during their mission over then Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and who the Nazi’s subsequently executed without ...
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U.S. Defense Attaché Attends Liberation Commemoration Events in Western Bohemia

On Saturday, April 23, Defense Attaché Mark A. Wootan visited liberation commemoration events in Cheb and in Pilsen-Křimice. In Cheb, he attended a ceremony dedicated to the memory of U.S. soldiers of the 97. Infantry Division of the U.S. Army who liberated the town. In Křimice, Col. Mark Wootan together with Mayor Vít Mojžíš participated ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits City of Kadan with Successful Roma Integration

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro joined Minister for Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Jiri Dienstbier during a visit to the city of Kadan in Northwest Bohemia on April 22. Together with officials from the Agency for Social Inclusion, they met representatives of the local socially excluded area in Prunerov populated predominantly by Roma, and a vocational ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Hosts STEM Workshop Participants

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro hosted a reception for participants of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Study Abroad Capacity-Building Workshop organized by the Fulbright Commission on April 19.  The workshop, organized with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Study Abroad Branch, brought together 70 Czech and U.S. educators and staff focused on STEM with the goal ...
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Czech Senior Non-Commissioned Officers discuss Professional Development with State Partners

From April 4-7, 2016, the Czech Military hosted Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) from their State Partners in Texas and Nebraska. The exchange discussed professional development, structured self-development, NCO leadership, management and military education . Over 30 senior NCOs from across the Czech Military attended seminars and exchanges over the three days. Additionally the team met ...
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U.S. Embassy Cleans Petrin Hill In Prague

In celebration of Earth Day, U.S. Embassy volunteers, led by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, participated in the “Clean up the World, Clean up the Czech Republic” project on April 18. About 30 Embassy staff collected garbage of all kinds on a forested slope of Petrin Hill in central Prague. In the end, almost 50 bags were ...
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The U.S. Embassy’s American Center Presents STEM!

The U.S. Embassy organized an afternoon program on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education on April 6. It included two panel discussions – the first on how to attract more young women to STEM educational and career fields, and the second on the pathway from STEM research to a start-up business. The day also ...
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Regulatory Compliance Associates Advises Czech Healthcare Companies

On April 13, 2016, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett opened a seminar on regulatory and compliance procedures for Czech manufacturers presented by Regulatory Compliance Associates (RCA), and their partner company Eiikon LLC. Czech healthcare companies gained insights on how to navigate requirements for regulatory and FDA pathways and funding from EU initiatives as well ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Participates in Junior Achievement Event

Chargé d’Affaires Steve Kashkett participated on April 14 in the opening of a Junior Achievement (JA) event highlighting the efforts of hundreds of Czech student entrepreneurs who have created small business that produce innovative products. Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Tony Jones also served as a “secret judge” in the competition for the best entry. This ...
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Embassy Supports Robotics Workshop for Kids

Klub Beztíže in Prague’s neighbourhood of Žižkov hosted a robotics workshop lead by Christian Gjørret, founder of the Prague’s Café Neu Romance robot performance festival. The idea of a robotics workshop for youth came from the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and the workshop was opened by Erin Kotheimer, the Cultural Attaché, and Noah Woodiwiss from its ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

Prague, April 7 – On the occasion of International Roma Day on April 8, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro joined three fellows participating in the Embassy-sponsored Roma Fellowship program, AraArt International Roma Day Events Coordinator David Tiser, and Slovo 21 Roma Fellowship Coordinator Denisa Horvathova in a video reaffirming our commitment to ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Briefs Czech Students on Embassy Operations

On April 7, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett met a group of 34 Charles University law students and briefed them on Embassy operations. The students, who are members of the local European Law Student Association (ELSA) branch, were interested in learning more about the daily operations of a U.S. Embassy, the State Department, and ...
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Embassy Officer Discusses with Students in Břeclav, Southern Moravia

U.S. Embassy Prague Political Officer Pepijn Helgers visited the Trade Academy (Obchodni Akademie)in Breclav, Southern Moravia on March 23 where he spoke to a group of some 100 students about “life as a diplomat”, the U.S. Presidential Election Process and current U.S. foreign policy. During his visit to Breclav he also met with the Mayor ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Roma Fellowship for Future Roma Leaders

Prague, March 11, 2016 — The U.S. Embassy Prague has launched 9-month fellowships for five Roma university students and graduates through the “Roma Fellowship” program. The program is being implemented by the NGO Slovo 21. The goal of the Roma Fellowship program is to give the fellows an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills ...
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Counselor for Public Affairs Speaks at the Prague Student Summit

Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo spoke on April 1 to over 400 students and distinguished guests at the opening ceremony of the 21st Prague Student Summit organized by the Association for International Affairs . In his remarks, Counselor Castillo said, “I commend the Association for International Affairs for bringing such an impressive group together to explore the intricacies ...
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U.S. Embassy Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and the Environment

Prague, March 30 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague will undertake a number of projects and programming activities during the month of April focusing on science, technology, engineering, and the environment (STEM). In cooperation with local partners, the Embassy will present the following events during the month of April. March 30 – June Local NGO TEREZA will open ...
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Ambassador Schapiro and His Wife Visit the Czech Technical University

On March 23, 2016, Ambassador Schapiro and Ms. Tamar Newberger visited the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University. During the visit, Professor Michal Pěchouček and members of the individual research teams presented their research projects and their results, including intelligent data analysis, robotics and intelligent transportation ...
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Czech Technical University To Cooperate With University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cultural Attaché Erin Kotheimer attended the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Czech Technical University on March 21, 2016. The MOU signed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Rector of Czech Technical University Petr Konvalinka will include cooperation in water science and engineering and enable ...
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An Evening with the Theatre Presents New Playwrights

Four new Prague-based playwrights presented their new short plays in English on March 17 following a seven week playwriting course taught by U.S. Embassy Cultural Attaché Erin Kotheimer. Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare company Guy Roberts and Company Manager & Co-CEO Jessica Boone, as well as Public Affairs Counsellor Ray Castillo and Assistant Cultural ...
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Study in the U.S. Advice now available in Brno and Pilsen

Prague, March 18 — The U.S. Embassy in Prague, in partnership with the Moravian Land Library in Brno and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, is proud to announce the opening of two EducationUSA Reference contact points at the InfoUSA (Brno) and U.S. Point (Pilsen). EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of ...
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U.S. Air Force Europe Conducts Training in Brno

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation coordinated the Inter-European Air Forces Academy (IEAFA) conducted by the U.S. Air Forces Europe . The two-week course was hosted by the University of Defense in Brno and its mission was to support the Czech Air Force and the military education development of their officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. The graduation of 21 airmen from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Brno

During his two-day visit to Brno on March 9 and 10, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the Brno Mosque and met with members of the local Muslim community, including the Chairman of the Centre of Muslim Communities, Muneeb Alrawi. The two discussed the importance of tolerance, inclusiveness, and building bridges of mutual understanding among faith communities. Ambassador Schapiro ...
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Ambassador’s Wife Visits Honeywell CZ Laboratories in Brno

Tamar Newberger, wife of U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, visited Honeywell CZ laboratories in Brno (HTS) on March 7. As a software expert, scientist, and promoter of science and technology among young women, Ms. Newberger spoke about her career as a software engineer. She shared her experience of working with large corporations as well as with ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Brno Mosque To Express Support for the Muslim Community

U.S. Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro met with Muneeb Al Rawi, Head of the Islamic Foundation of Brno, to express U.S. support and solidarity for the Muslim community here and around the world. The two discussed the importance of tolerance, inclusiveness, and building bridges of mutual understanding among faith communities. Ambassador Schapiro said “”I received a ...
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U.S. Expert Discusses in Prague and Brno Women in the Electoral Process

U.S. Embassy Prague invited expert on American elections Jessica N. Grounds to Prague and Brno for eight presentations focused on women’s political participation and the U.S. presidential election process held on March 1-4 in Brno and Prague. In Brno, Jessica Grounds spoke with students from Masaryk University about her experience in developing grassroots campaigns while ...
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New SpaRitual Showroom Opens in Prague

On February 11, 2016, SpaRitual held the opening ceremony for their new showroom at the hotel Smaragd in Prague 5. U.S. Commercial Service representatives participated in the opening in support of the American company. “Slow Beauty for a Fast World” is the SpaRitual company philosophy behind their luxury range of multi-purpose vegan spa products and ...
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Good Governance at the Municipal Level and Transparent and Accountable Institutions

Members of the International Visitor Alumni Club organized a panel discussion entitled Good Governance at the Municipal Level and Transparent and Accountable Institutions at the American Center on February 29. The speakers discussed methods employed by government to encourage transparency and ensure responsibility to the public, as well as the important the role played by ...
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Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo Visits Pilsen

Counselor for Public Affairs (PAO) Ray Castillo traveled to Pilsen February 25.  He spoke to a group of 80 high school students in their sophomore and junior year.  Afterwards,  PAO Castillo visited the University of West Bohemia to speak with 40 students studying science and technology about his previous background working as a public affairs ...
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U.S. Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2016 — The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Procter & Gamble Rakona in Rakovnik

On November 20, 2015, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Procter & Gamble Rakona in Rakovnik. The Ambassador was briefed on Procter & Gamble’s operations in the Czech Republic and had an opportunity to tour the factory. Procter & Gamble was one of the first U.S. companies to invest in the Czech Republic in 1991. With 550 ...
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