CDA Mike Dodman’s Independence Day 2022 Remarks

Vážený pane předsedo Senátu, vážení členové vlády, vážení hosté, kolegové, dámy a pánové. Mám dnes tu čest vás zde přivítat, abychom společně oslavili 246 let od vyhlášení americké nezávislosti. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to be here with us. Let me start by recognizing the terrific work of the Color Guard from Marine Security …

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An XDR Ecosystem to Meet Tomorrow’s Security Challenges

On June 16, Chargé d’affaires Michael Dodman hosted a seminar focused on cybersecurity entitled “An XDR ecosystem to meet tomorrow’s security challenges” which discussed the challenges we face today as well as solutions for prevention and protection from attacks. The keynote speakers included Paul Vitchock, U.S. Embassy Cyber Attaché; Bryan O’Shea, Regional Director for Commercial …

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Splunk Opens Center of Excellence in Prague

Charge d´Affaires Michael Dodman joined San Francisco based IT company Splunk at the launch of its new Center of Excellence in Prague. Drawn to the creative potential in the Czech Republic, the U.S. firm will create new jobs to leverage the region’s wealth of technical talent. Chargé d´Affaires Michael Dodman congratulated Splunk on their decision to set up in …

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Cyber Security in a Time of Real Threat

U.S. Embassy U.S. Commercial Service in cooperation with Palo Alto Networks organized a seminar entitled “Cyber security in a time of real threat”. Chargé d´affaires Michael J. Dodman opened the seminar with President Biden´s words from his March 21 statement: “Make no mistake, we are witnessing unprecedented times. We have never faced the aspects of war …

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Chargé d´affaires Michael J. Dodman

Ambassador Dodman assumed duty as Chargé d’affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on March 29, 2022. Ambassador Dodman served most recently as the Acting Chancellor of the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University.  He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 2018 to February 2021, …

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Chargé d’affaires Bachus Supports Women in the Beer Industry

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus visited the Proud microbrewery in Pilsen, one of the Czech breweries participating in the 2022 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. The international project, featuring pink rain boots as its distinctive symbol, celebrates women in the beer industry and supports their professional development and education. The …

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Our Strength is our Unity: Putin Chose War. We Remain United with Ukraine. – CDA Jennifer Bachus

This is a dangerous moment for Europe and for freedom-loving people around the world.  By launching his brutal assault on the people of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has also committed an assault on the principles that uphold global peace and democracy.  But the people of Ukraine are resilient. They’ve had a democracy for decades, and their …

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There is No Need to Fear Russia. Russia Does Not Decide About NATO’s Borders – CDA Bachus with Czech Daily Denik N

Almost a year has passed since Ambassador Stephen King left Prague. It is typical for ambassadors who are not career diplomats to finish their tours when the administration that appointed them changes— in this case, the Trump administration.  The United States has not yet nominated a new ambassador, but as Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus told …

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Chargé d’affaires Commends Czech Diplomat for Assistance in Syria

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus presented Daniel Sladkovsky, First Secretary at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his commitment and courage as leader of the United States interest section in Damascus, Syria. From 2016 to 2021 Mr. Sladkovsky managed operations for more than 100 local U.S. government employees protecting U.S. Embassy property and supporting consular …

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CDA Bachus Presents Annual Human Rights Award to Prominent Human Rights Activists

On December 8, Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus presented the U.S. Embassy’s annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award to prominent human rights activists Gwendolyn Albert, Elena Gorolová, and Deputy Ombudsperson Monika Šimůnková for their tireless efforts to secure compensation for victims of forced sterilization between the 1960s and 2012. The Czech Republic passed compensation legislation …

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SentinelOne Opens New R&D Center in Prague

On October 14, Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus along with Minister of Foreign Affaires Jakub Kulhanek welcomed Silicon Valley-based cyber security firm SentinelOne for a ceremony to celebrate the launch of their new research and innovation center in Prague. The site will ultimately employ 300 people and will house product development functions to augment existing teams in the …

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Breast Cancer 2030: Post-Covid Challenges for the Oncology Flagship

On October 5, the U.S. Embassy celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by organizing a seminar “Breast Cancer 2030: Post-Covid Challenges for the Oncology Flagship”. The seminar attracted the very top Czech oncology opinion leaders. The panel discussion was prepared in cooperation with the Medical Tribune and featured Adam Vojtěch, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic; Zdeněk Kabátek, Director …

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Embassy Welcomes Novavax Leadership to Prague

On September 16, Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus hosted a reception for U.S. biotech company Novavax during a recent visit of the company leadership from United States -Frank Czworka, Senior Vice President, Global Sales; Brian Rosen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy;Kelly Cappio, VP for Policy & Government Affairs and their team. Chargé Bachus remarked, “I applaud …

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The Embassy participated in ceremonial opening of new UPS facility in Tuchomerice

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus and Christina Sharkey, Commercial Counselor, participated in the ceremonial opening of UPS’s new Prague package sorting and delivery facility in Tuchoměřice. Jennifer Bachus mentioned in her remarks: “UPS has made a smart bet on the Czech Republic. You can see the upward trajectory of this country, you see the growing export potential, and …

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Innovation for Life: Changes in Modern Therapies Accessibility in the CR

On September 1, Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus hosted the seminar “Innovation for Life: Changes in Modern Therapies Accessibility in the Czech Republic. ” The event featured a panel discussion with representation from key Czech healthcare sector stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, insurance companies, medical societies, Association of Innovative Pharmaceuticals, the Czech Society for Pharmacoeconomy, and patient organizations.  …

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GE Healthcare: Every Image Tells a Story Roadshow

Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus took part in GE Healthcare’s “Every Image Tells a Story Roadshow” as part of GE’s efforts to raise awareness of timely medical screening via a truck tour across Europe. GE presented its most advance medical imaging innovations, which help with early cancer detection and provide rapid diagnosis. On July 23 Bachus …

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U.S. Embassy Prague Marks 245 Years of U.S. Independence

Official Independence Day Reception Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jennifer Bachus First and foremost, I want to thank Czech and American healthcare workers and other first responders who served on the frontlines of the pandemic these last 16 months. Both of our countries made great sacrifices and took extraordinary steps to protect and care for our …

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Chargé d’affaires Bachus Opens American Library and Cultural Center in Ústí nad Labem

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus, Ústí nad Labem Region Governor Jan Schiller and former NHL goalie Michal Neuvirt opened a new American library and cultural center at the North Bohemian Research Library in Ústí nad Labem. “We are very much looking forward to working with the people of the Ústí Region through the North Bohemian Scientific …

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Remarks by Chargé d´affaires Bachus on the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation by the U.S. Army

Ladies and Gentlemen, For the second year, we commemorate this important moment in European, Czech, and American history in the shadow of a global pandemic. We pause today to pay respect to the brave men and women – Americans, Czechs, and many others – who fought together 76 years ago to defeat Fascism. Today, we …

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DCM Kelly Adams-Smith Welcomes New U.S. Participants of the Fulbright Program

Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Adams-Smith welcomed new U.S. participants of the Fulbright Program, greeted the program’s alumni, and acknowledged the achievements of the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Commission is a Czech-American governmental organization founded with the mission to enhance educational, scientific and cultural exchanges through scholarship programs and advising and information services.

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The Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted the traditional Independence Day reception at the Ambassador’s residence in Prague on June 28, where she welcomed hundreds of respected guests from all walks of life. “As a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, Americans are not united by a common race or religion or ancestry. In some parts …

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Independence Day 2017 Remarks

Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Chief of Mission Residence Dear Ministers, your Excellencies, distinguished colleagues and guests, vítám vás všechny. Welcome to you all. We are so happy to have you here to celebrate our Independence Day. America is a big, diverse country. As a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, …

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Chargé d’Affairs Hosts Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted the annual Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony at the Ambassador’s Residence on June 22nd. Junior Achievement is a global organization (its Czech branch was founded by Tomáš Baťa in 1992) which connects the world of business and education. About 15,000 students participate in Junior Achievement financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness …

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Chargé d’Affaires Hosts Iftar Dinner

Members of the Czech Muslim community along with Czech NGO and government representatives attended an Iftar on June 19 hosted by Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith in honor of Ramadan, a time which is sacred to more than a billion Muslims all around the world. Guests discussed religious tolerance, the significance of Ramadan, and the need …

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U.S. Embassy Prague Congratulates Police on Successful Completion of English Language Course!

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted on June 9 a closing ceremony for the Embassy Prague’s Police English Project which has been conducted from 2013 to 2017 in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic. The program has trained more than a hundred police men and women from Prague’s Districts One, Six and …

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The Embassy Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Grants

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith announced on June 7 the four winners of the U.S. Embassy’s second annual Fund for Women’s Empowerment. This fund is aimed at advancing gender equality, removing barriers to leadership opportunities for women, and combatting violence against women. Ms. Adams-Smith stressed: “The United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals …

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The Embassy Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith opened on May 26 a conference “Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan”, dedicated to the historical significance of the Marshall Plan, which created a bridge across the Atlantic. As a part of the conference, the speakers at the conference also examined the current challenges to the transatlantic cooperation. …

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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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Charge d’Affaires Attends Wreath Laying Ceremony at Lety Memorial

On Saturday, May 13, Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated in the traditional commemorative ceremony honoring the Romani victims of the Holocaust at the site of the Lety Memorial. The event, organized annually by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust, brought together survivors of Nazi camps and the relatives of victims who perished …

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Chargé d’Affaires Opens GLOBE Games in Moravske Budejovice

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith opened GLOBE Games in Moravske Budejovice on May 11th. This year GLOBE celebrated its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic and welcomed more than 250 students and teachers from around the country as well as teams from Belgium and Slovakia. The Chargé d’Affaires also attended some great student presentations. The GLOBE …

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Chargé Adams-Smith at Rockwell Automation’s New Office Grand Opening

Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated on May 10 in the grand opening of the new Rockwell Automation Headquarters & Customer Training and Research & Development Center in Prague. The ceremony was opened by Rockwell President and CEO Blake Moret and Thomas Donato, President of EMEA. In her remarks, Ms. Adams-Smith noted: “Congratulations, Rockwell Automation’s success …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Young Czech Entrepreneurs

Acting counselor for Public Affairs Erin Kotheimer served as a jury member of the University of Life Sciences’ “Demo Day” startup competition organized by the Point One incubator on May 10, 2017. The jury chose the project AFRICAHOP, a project focused on breeding snails in Africa, as the winner. The first runner-up was DOGSIE, a …

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U.S. Embassy Will Commemorate Liberation in 1945

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will commemorate the 72th anniversary of the end of World War II and of liberating the country from Nazi oppression. American diplomats will travel to the regions to participate in events organized by locals commemorating the liberation of western and southern parts of Bohemia by the U.S. Third Army led …

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