U.S. Embassy Participates in Prague Pride Week

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is a proud supporter of the Prague Pride Festival and Pride activities taking place August 7-13 throughout the city. We stand in solidarity with human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the country to ensure LGBTI persons live with dignity, respect, and freedom. As part of Pride Week ...
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Czech & American High School Students Discuss Human Rights

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the American Center of the U.S. Embassy hosted an interesting discussion on human rights with a group of Czech and American High School students in their respective countries. Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer welcomed the students and opened the discussion. Political Human Rights Officer Julianne Parker, Political Specialist Helena ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

In recognition of International Roma Day on April 8, the U.S. Embassy in Prague celebrates the rich Romani culture with several events this week. To kick off the activities, the U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center will host a special film screening of “Gypsy Caravan,” on April 4 at 6 p.m. From April 5-8, the Romani flag will fly in front ...
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Embassy Participates in Conference on U.S. Foreign Policy

“It takes a government to turn statements into policy,” pointed out Dr. Schuyler Foerster, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University, at a conference on U.S. Foreign Policy, organized by Metropolitan University in Prague on March 31. The conference was open to students and the general public. Several distinguished speakers from the U.S., ...
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Experts Discuss Roma Inclusive Education at the American Center

On February 22 at the American Center, the Czech IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) Alumni Club coordinated a panel discussion on Roma inclusive education and related topics. The panelists – Advisor to the Minister of Education Monika Šimůnková, Community Organizer and Member of the Coordination Committee of Parents for Inclusion in Ostrava Miroslav Klempár, IQ ...
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American Theatrical Expert Presents Project Exploring Fears of Difference

U.S. Embassy Prague is pleased to announce that seasoned American theater director, playwright, and actress Jessica Litwak will present a multi-city project in the Czech Republic exploring the fear of difference and the impact of changing communities. New York City-based Jessica Litwak will present her socially engaged theater project in Prague, Brno, České Budějovice, Pilsen, ...
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President Trump’s Inaugural Address Live-streamed at the Embassy’s American Center

The Embassy hosted a President Trump’s inaugural speech viewing party at the American Center on Friday, January 20 for local students and the general public. Before the oath and the inaugural speech, Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo kicked off the event by emphasizing “an essential feature of democracy in the United States is the ...
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The Embassy Awards the Winners of the “America Through Your Eyes” Photo Contest

The winners of our annual photo contest “America Through Your Eyes” were awarded by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro at the American Center on November 30. The Ambassador presented certificates and prizes to winners of three categories: National Parks (Michal Hynek, Denali National Park, Alaska), Cities (Adam Kahánek, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan at night, New York City) ...
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American Center Holds “Entreprelooza” In Support Of “Global Entrepreneurship Week”

U.S. Embassy’s American Center held its second all day “Entreprelooza” conference in support of “Global Entrepreneurship Week” on November 15 in Prague. During the conference, some of the topics included: the role of women entrepreneurs and innovators in academia, and the experience of immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as their role as drivers of innovation and ...
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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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Start your exciting entrepreneurial journey with the U.S. Embassy Prague!

We kindly invite you to participate in “Young Entrepreneur Fellowship Program” which will lead you through the process of transforming your entrepreneurial ideas into a real project. The program will consist of four-monthly educational workshops which will be held on Saturdays starting November 2016 — February 2017. Workshops will be based on “Smithsonian Entrepreneur Incubator” ...
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Audiobook “My American Beauty” Commemorates 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Actress Bára Hrzánová, photographer Antonín Kratochvíl, and architect Jiří Boudník helped to launch an audiobook “My American Beauty” by Czech journalist Veronika Bednářová at the American Center during a program commemorating 15th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks. “My American Beauty” is a unique collection of short stories and newspaper reports, which bring a fresh ...
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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. 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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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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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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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. 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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U.S. Fulbright Scholar Meets Romani Musicians in Brno

Deputy Cultural Attaché Tony Jones and U.S. Fulbright Scholar Derrais Carter visited the Roma Museum in Brno and met with a group of talented Romani musicians working with Mr. Gejza Horváth. Dr. Carter discussed the the influence of African-American music during a Black History Month program at the Roma Museum. In the United States, February ...
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The Moravian Land Library and the U.S. Embassy to Continue their Cooperation

On February 8, Deputy Cultural Attaché Tony Jones signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Moravian Land Library representatives in Brno, Czech Republic. The MOU agreement extends the cooperation between the Moravian Land Library and the U.S. Embassy in Prague until 2018. The U.S. Embassy in Prague will continue to bring more interesting American ...
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Czech University Representatives Discuss Business Incubation

The U.S.-Czech Republic University Incubator Alliance met at the American Center on February 1 to exchange views and discuss ways of further promoting innovation and business incubation within Czech Universities. U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Electrical Engineering Martin Margala led the discussion, which also focused on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education conference  to take place at the University of  Massachusetts Lowell in ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Announces Winners of “America Through Your Eyes” Photo Contest

On January 26, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro presented awards for the three winning photographs of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Through Your Eyes” photo contest. First place was awarded to Pavel Mares for his picture “Nebraska Sunset; ”second place was awarded to Tomas Vaverka for his photograph “In the Sky,” and third place was awarded to Iva ...
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Winners of the SPUSA Essay Contest Awarded at the American Center

Deputy Cultural Attaché Tony Jones welcomed to the American Center in Prague the winners of the 23rd Annual English-Language Essay Contest organized by the Society of Friends of the USA (SPUSA) Education Center. For more than 20 years, the SPUSA Education Center has organized a creative writing contest in English on a particular theme in the Czech Republic. This year’s theme ...
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The Embassy Celebrates Thanksgiving Day with Pecan Pie Cooking Contest

The U.S. Embassy conducted a Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Cooking contest on November 24th at the American Center. Nineteen bakers participated in the contest, competing for the “Best Pie” and “Most Creative Pie” awards. Diana-Company provided 300 grams of pecans free of charge to each contest participant. Seven judges, including famous Czech Chef Ondřej Slanina, tasted ...
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Similarities and Differences in Czech and American Entrepreneurial Cultures

Two prominent Czech economists – Pavel Kohout and Aleš Michl – presented a discussion on entrepreneurship on November 4 at the American Center, in coordination with the Czech IVLP Alumni Club. The two compared Czech and American Entrepreneurial Cultures and discussed economic trends driving new business. During the interactive and lively discussion they discussed legal ...
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U.S. Embassy Continues to Cooperate with University of West Bohemia

On September 14, U.S. Embassy Cultural Attaché Erin Kotheimer and Vice Rector of University of West Bohemia Ladislav Čepička renewed the Memorandum of Understanding to continue cooperation to maintain the U.S. Point at the University. The U.S. Point opened in 2013 and offers printed and electronic resources, English language programs and educational advising to students, as well as ...
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American Center Hosts Conference “Compatibility of the Position of a Judge with other Activities”

On 28th April, 2015, the American Center of the U.S. Embassy in Prague hosted a conference “Compatibility of the Position of a Judge with Other Activities” organized by the Union of Judges of the Czech Republic. The conference was opened by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro together with Minister of Justice Robert Pelikan and President of the ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Opens Renovated InfoUSA in Brno

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the South Moravian capital Brno on April 14. He began his visit by opening the renovated American Space called “InfoUSA” at the Moravian Land Library. The event marked the 10th anniversary of the space that currently contains more than 1500 books, magazines and a multimedia collection. “A principal objective of the ...
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The American Center Hosts Discussion on President Havel’s Visit to the U.S.

On February 12, the American Center hosted a panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the first visit of President Havel in the U.S. The event was opened by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro who reminded in his opening remarks the great response that President Havel’s speech had in the U.S. Congress and the U.S. media. Marta Smolíková, Director of ...
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American Center Hosts the 27th International Youth Leadership Conference

On January 7, 2014, the American Center hosted sessions of the 27th International Youth Leadership Conference. Over 50 university students from around the world attended. The International Youth Leadership Conference is a weeklong forum on world politics, international relations, law, media, business and global economy and is coordinated by Civic Concepts International. It brings together ...
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