U.S. Military Decision Making Process Training

From July 9-12, members of the Nebraska and Texas National Guard participated in a State Partnership event with the 7th Mechanized Brigade “Dukelska” in Hranice . The event focused on ways of working with the information obtained from the battlefield environment and incorporating them into the U.S. Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). This process allows ...
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Presidents Wilson and Masaryk Celebrated Independence Day in Prague

Prague, June 29  – U.S. and Czechoslovak Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (portrayed by actors from the Prague Shakespeare Company) celebrated the 242th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America at a reception hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Prague. Presidents Wilson and Masaryk, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Stephen King celebrated not only ...
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Czech delegation at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington

On June 20 – 22, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service Prague and the Central Bohemia Government jointly led a delegation to fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. This was the first delegation of Czech companies to attend the Summit.  During the event, delegates had the opportunity to learn about the U.S. investment climate and to ...
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Johnson & Johnson New Offices Inauguration in Prague

On June 12, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Steven B. King delivered congratulatory remarks at the official opening of the new Johnson & Johnson office in Jinonice.  Ms. Erin Champlin, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Services, was the featured speaker at the opening ceremony which attracted Czech and international officials, community representatives as well as Johnson ...
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Ambassador King Delivers Remarks at CEELI Meeting

Ambassador King delivered welcome remarks at the CEELI Institute’s Annual Meeting this morning.  The Institute’s Annual Meeting brings together board members, judges, lawyers and other experts to discuss rule of law issues and provides the Institute with an opportunity to review its efforts and programs.  This year the participants will also discuss threats to rule ...
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Principles of Defense Acquisition Management Course

Principles of Defense Acquisition Management is a topic of the two week course for the Czech Army and Czech Ministry of Defense representatives. Czech Deputy Minister of Defense Daniel Kostoval and Office of Defense Cooperation Chief LTC Michael Cushwa made the opening remarks at the American Center. The course is led by experts from U.S. ...
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Keller Williams, a New U.S. Real Estate Company Enters the Czech Market

U.S. Ambassador Steve King participated in the launch of Keller Williams Czech Republic , a new U.S. real estate company entering the Czech market. Keller Williams Czech Republic is a master franchisor of Keller Williams International. Around 150 real estate professionals and other guests participated in the launch event that was held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador ...
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Participate in Our Recruitment Event!

Would you like to pursue a professional security career at the U.S. Embassy? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our Recruitment Event. Event Information Date: July 12 ,2018 Time: 5pm until 8pm Place: American Center, Tržište 13, Praha 1 We are looking forward seeing you there! For more information about the event or ...
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The Embassy Commemorates the 76th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in May, ...
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Ambassador King Visits Teplice

Visit to Gymnazium Teplice was a success – Ambassador King was impressed during his meeting with students and his visit to the school’s bio-park and the town of Teplice. On his way to Teplice, he visited SSI Technologies in Přestanov. The company is based in Ambassador King’s hometown in Janesville, Wisconsin and has been operating ...
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Ambassador King Visits Mlada Boleslav

Support for innovation and economic cooperation between Czech and U.S. companies was one of the main topics discussed during today’s meeting between Ambassador King and Mayor of Mlada Boleslav Raduan Nwelati. Ambassador King’s trip to Mlada Boleslav would not be complete without a visit to the ŠKODA AUTO Museum and Factory.
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Command Senior Leaders of V4 Countries, SPP States and NATO Meet in Vyskov

Twenty four top enlisted leaders from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Texas, Nebraska, NATO School and NATO ACT presented and discussed a wide range of NCOs related topics, such as future development of NCO Corps, mutual cooperation in the area of education and training, challenges connected with the management of enlisted force and sharing ...
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Ambassador King Launches the Harley Davidson “Czech-American Challenge” Smart-Phone Application

Ambassador Stephen King participated in Harley-Davidson’s press conference to highlight the upcoming 115th H-D anniversary festival to take place in Prague in July. The conference also launched the “Czech-American Challenge” smart-phone application that U.S. Embassy Prague developed in conjunction with Harley Davidson Prague , which features information on locations in the Czech Republic of importance in the U.S.-Czech ...
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Czech and U.S. Army Soldiers Exercise Together in Nebraska

On May 23, the Nebraska Air and Army National Guard partnered with USAF and Czech Air Force personnel to develop procedures for loading MI-171 helicopters onboard US transport aircraft.  The event involved loading a Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 on the flightline of the Nebraska Army National ...
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Counter Improvised Explosive Device Route Clearance Exchange

Members of the Texas National Guard’s, 111th Engineer Battalion and the Czech Republic’s 15 Engineer Regiment took part in a Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Route Clearance exchange from 14- 18 May 2018. The event was designed to share and enhance the U.S and Czech Republic’s knowledge on current ISIS and Taliban Tactics, Techniques and ...
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Ambassador King Commemorates Victims of Roma Holocaust in Lety

On Sunday, May 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King attended the annual commemoration ceremony for the Romani victims of Nazism at the Lety Memorial. The gathering is traditionally organized by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust in the Czech Republic (VPORH), which brings together former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps who are Romani, ...
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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary David de Falco Visits Prague

On May 10–11, U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary David de Falco visited Prague to take part in the 4th round of the U.S.-Czech Economic and Commercial Dialogue that was originally launched in 2010. The topics focused on business development and trade promotion – mainly in the areas of energy, aerospace, digital economy ...
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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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U.S. Diplomats Discuss in Prague and Brno Situation of Roma in Europe

Representatives of nine U.S. embassies from the region and representatives of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Helsinki Commission met in Prague and Brno last week to discuss current situation of Roma in the region. The representatives shared best practices, policies and projects that help to successfully integrate Roma people into major society ...
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Ambassador King and City of Prague Sign Agreement in Support of Underserved Communities Students

On April 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Prague in support of U.S. Embassy Prague’s Baruv Fellowship Program for students from underserved communities. The City of Prague has agreed to host a Baruv Fellow for nine months, providing training and paying the participant a monthly stipend. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Again Supports Civil Society NGO Market

The U.S. Embassy proudly supported and participated in the annual “NGO Market” non-profit fair at Forum Karlin in Prague on April 11. About 250 NGOs from various fields including human rights, culture, environment, volunteering and education were given the opportunity to present their activities to a broad cross-section of the public, to establish new partnerships, ...
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Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Features NHL Exhibition Celebrating its 100th Birthday

Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame situated at Harfa Mall in Prague was officially expanded yesterday by a new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of NHL. The ceremony was attended by famous former and current Czech ice hockey players, including Dominik Hasek, Martin Rucinsky and Petr Nedved, and also U.S. Ambassador Steve King and Canadian ...
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U.S. Commercial Service brings business mission of U.S. “Smart Cities” companies

From March 14 – 16, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service Prague worked with the Business Council  for International Understanding (BCIU) to bring to Prague a unique business mission of  U.S. companies active in Smart Cities arena. Five U.S. companies – Mastercard, Microsoft, Viasat, Visa, Winncom Technologies – participated in the mission. Mission participants had an opportunity ...
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Californian Wines Bring The Sun To Prague

On March 15, 2018, selected industry professionals sampled a diverse selection of reds, whites, and sparkling California wines at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Stephen King. The wine tasting event organized by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Embassy in coordination with a local wine importer (Jan Ecer, Californian Wines company ) featured 117 different wines from 28 wineries. Several winery representatives traveled to ...
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Countering Disinformation Special Grant Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce a special grant competition for projects seeking to counter malign influence and harmful effects of disinformation in the Czech Republic. Competitive projects will focus on increasing public awareness, strengthening critical thinking skills, expanding digital literacy, media literacy and developing electronic tools and resources to counter disinformation. ...
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Embassy Collaborates with Harley Davidson on “Czech-American Challenge”

Klasik moto, the local licensee of the Harley Davidson company, collaborates with U.S. Embassy Prague on the upcoming “Czech-American Challenge” smart-phone app through a public-private partnership agreement signed on March 5 in Prague with Ambassador King. The interactive app will highlight the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech relations along with the 115th anniversary of Harley Davidson, ...
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Consular Services in Ostrava, March 20, 2018

Dear Americans in Czech Silesia and Moravia: The U.S. Embassy in Prague is coming to Ostrava! Passport/American citizen services staff will be on hand to provide many of the same services we provide in Prague. You can save yourself a trip! We can: Take applications to: Renew your passport or your child’s passport Issue a Consular Report ...
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Ambassador King Visits Brno

As a part of his mission to engage with the Czech people and learn more about the Czech Republic, Ambassador Stephen King made his first multi-day trip to the country’s second largest city, Brno. During his three day visit, the Ambassador met local technology companies, and spoke to students, civil society activists, and local politicians. ...
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GE Aviation and Czech Technical University Announce Enhanced Cooperation

On February 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King delivered remarks at a press conference celebrating the establishment of a new and cutting edge, collaborative agreement between GE Aviation and the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT). The agreement between GE and ČVUT will support the Czech aviation industry and further U.S.-Czech business and educational ties. In ...
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Velvyslanec King Enjoys His First Trip to Brno

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King really enjoyed his first trip to Brno. He and Mrs. King attended the concert of Wynton Marsalis and his amazing big band, which was hosted by JazzFest Brno. Besides traditional jazz songs performed in modern arrangements, the Marsalis orchestra premiered a new piece based on Antonin Dvorak’s Humoresque in Brno, which ...
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American Center Hosts Discussion on the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech Relations

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech relations in 2018, the American Center hosted a discussion with the Institute for Politics and Society on U.S.-Czech relations January 24. Counselor for Public Affairs Joann Lockard welcomed guests and the distinguished panelists to the event, stating: “The United States is extremely ...
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Environmental NGO Tereza Presents Globe Star Awards 2018 at the American Center

Tereza, NGO which focuses on environmental education awarded the Globe Star Awards 2018 to three students teams at the American Center on January 29. Globe Star Awardees are students who work actively on improving environment, they cooperate with scientists in collecting data from natural environments and create new projects with students from other schools. The ...
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Four Companies Collaborate with the Embassy on the Baruv Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy on January 24 entered into four Public-Private Partnerships with The International School of Prague, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Czech, Red Hat Czech, and Vodafone Czech Republic to collaborate on the Baruv Fellowship Program, a program that since 2015 has provided placements in private companies, non-profit organizations and government for talented university students with ties ...
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U.S. Ambassador King Visits Bell Helicopter, Affirms Support for Offer of Bell Helicopters

U.S. Ambassador Steve King conducted his first official visit to a U.S. company in the Czech Republic by touring Bell Helicopter’s Customization and Delivery Center at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague today. Ambassador King remarked that Bell’s commitment to providing economic opportunities for both the Czech Republic as well as the United States is ...
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Join U.S. Embassy Prague’s New Youth Advisory Board!

Ambassador Stephen B. King is pleased to announce the inauguration of U.S. Embassy Prague’s Youth Advisory Board. We are launching this important new advisory board as we commence our celebration of the Centennial of U.S.-Czech diplomatic relations in 2018. U.S. Embassy Prague seeks to recruit up to 15 youth members to serve one-year volunteer terms ...
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Embassy Launches Timeline to Celebrate a Century of U.S.-Czech Relations

To commemorate 100 years of friendship between our two nations, the U.S. Embassy in Prague, in partnership with the creative agency MARK/BBDO , is launching an interactive online centennial timeline to showcase historical milestones in the U.S.-Czech relationship. This year marks a special occasion – the Centennial of the founding of Czechoslovakia and the establishment of ...
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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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Happy Holidays!

We wish you a Happy Holiday season and all the best in 2018! We look forward to celebrating with you the centennial of your independence and our great relationship. Enjoy our holiday video about the Good King Wenceslas! Ambassador Stephen King explains in this video that the famous Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” is based ...
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Celebrating One Hundred Years of U.S.-Czech Relations

In 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Prague will celebrate one hundred years of bilateral relations between the United States and the Czech Republic. It was U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and his administration that proved instrumental to Tomas Garrigue Masaryk’s project to form a new and independent Czechoslovak state in 1918. Masaryk and other prominent Czechs ...
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The Embassy Donates Blood to Central Military Hospital

On December 12, the Embassy employees participated in the blood drive held regularly at the Embassy in partnership with Central Military Hospital in Prague. Sixteen American and Czech employees donated 7 liters of blood. Through this donation, the U.S. Embassy community responds to the need for blood at Czech hospitals.
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Čeněk Růžička Receives A. G. Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King presented yesterday the 2017 Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Roma activist Čeněk Růžička. “Čeněk Růžička is the recipient of our award for his tireless advocacy of Roma Holocaust victims and his decades-long struggle for a dignified memorial ...
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Ambassador King Decorates Czech Baseball Teams

Ambassador Stephen King hosted a reception in his residence to celebrate the achievements and development of Czech baseball. Young athletes, along with their families and friends, were the main guests at the event. At the ceremony, the Ambassador and representatives of Czech baseball and University Sports Associations acknowledged the successes of the “under 12” team ...
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Economists Discuss Challenges For Czech Economy After Elections

The Czech IVLP Alumni Club coordinated a panel discussion on Economic Development after the elections in the Czech Republic with Chief Economist of the Czech Banking Association Eva Zamrazilová, IVLP Alumnus and Executive Director of the Currency Committee of the Czech National Bank Tomáš Holub, and Chief Economist of the Cyrrus Company Lukáš Kovanda on ...
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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Toys & Games at FOR TOYS Fair

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Service Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce on October 19 new trends in the U.S. toys & games products market at the FOR TOYS fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during ...
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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. HORECA Trends

U.S. Embassy Commercial Service Prague Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. HORECA products market at the FOR GASTRO & HOTEL fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. U.S. ...
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Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Has Started

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2018 Diversity Visa lottery. The Department grants 50,000 immigrant visas through this program each year to foreign citizens who have applied and qualified. Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October ...
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Graduation Ceremony for Afghan Air Force Pilots in Pardubice

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Army Attaché Colonel Roger Bowman attended the graduation ceremony for 22 pilots from the Afghan Air Force in Pardubice, Czech Republic on Wednesday, 27 September. The officers are the fourth class of Afghan pilots to have completed the 15 month Flight Training Program run by the Czech state company LOM ...
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Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Visits Planetarium

Former NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger visits Czech Planetarium to talk Life in Space. Dottie met with hundreds of Czech students and accompanying teachers to talk about her experiences as an astronaut and working at the International Space Station. Answering questions about space, posing for photos, and signing autographs, Dottie was thrilled also to share her ...
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The Embassy Supports the Women’s Congress

Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer gave remarks on Saturday, September 23 at the Women’s Congress in Prague. U.S. Embassy Prague supports projects such as the Women’s Congress that are aimed at encouraging women’s leadership in society and strengthening gender equality. The theme of this year’s Women’s Congress “Women and the Public Space,” featuring discussions ...
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The Manhattan Firefighters Memorial Commemorates Victims of the 9/11

The Manhattan Firefighters Memorial in Liberec commemorated victims of the 9/11 attacks on September 16. Fifty firefighters, policemen and paramedics participated in the competition. Regional Security Officer Hunter Martin supported them and also awarded the winning teams. At the price giving ceremony, Mr. Martin thanked for the support and appreciated enthusiasm and friendly atmosphere. The ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visits NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. Embassy Prague Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith visited the military equipment show NATO Days in Ostrava on September 16. She met Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky and greeted crews of U.S. B1 and B52 strategic bombers and the KC 135 tanker aircraft. She also discussed with Bell Helicopter representatives the participation of UH-1Y Venom helicopter ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Victims of 9/11 at Prague Monument to New York Firefighters

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith joined Prague firefighters, Prague 1 Mayor Oldrich Lomecky, other officials, and the public, including many visitors from the U.S., in Kampa in downtown Prague on September 11 to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks, including 343 firefighters who died while trying to save lives. “Despite the horror ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorated 9/11

The U.S. Embassy in Prague illuminated the Embassy’s Gloriette pavilion with two columns of light to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The two beams was lit up on Monday, September 11 at 9.00 p.m. The illumination was inspired by the Tribute in Light, placed next to the site ...
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Roma Fellows Meet at the American Center

U.S. Embassy Prague’s Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer spoke with this year’s cohort of Roma Fellows to discuss their fellowship experiences within organizations throughout the Czech Republic this year. The Fellowship program, led by Czech NGO Slovo 21, enables young Roma university students and recent graduates to gain professional experience during a 9-month long ...
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The U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker Participates in Ample Strike 2017

A U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker and two B1 strategic bombers participated in a refueling operation over Southwest Bohemia on September 4 as part of the Ample Strike 2017 NATO exercise. The KC-135, which belongs to the Nebraska Air National Guard, took off from Pardubice Airport and met up in the altitude of 22,000 feet with the ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Air Battle over the White Carpathians

On August 29, 1944, forty-one U.S. airmen lost their lives in the Air Battle over the White Carpathian mountains . U.S. Embassy’s Management Officer Jennie Young joined Governor Jiří Čunek, national and local politicians and citizens of Slavičín, Rudice, Šanov, and Přečkovice in commemorating the fallen soldiers and the bravery of local people who helped the survivors of the battle. Very special ...
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Visit U.S. Commercial Service booth at World of Beauty and Spa Prague

Seven U.S. cosmetics brands are seeking Czech importers/distributors for their products during World of Beauty and Spa Letňany on September 8 – 9, 2017. Come to booth B66 to see what these U.S. companies have to offer: BROCK BEAUTY Company representatives from Brock Beauty a www.hairfinity.com  will be at the show to discuss opportunities with potential Czech partners. ...
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Civil Society Development in the Czech Republic in 2016

The Association of Public Benefit Organisations presented the findings of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index for the Czech Republic (CSOSI) at a press conference held at the American Center on August 1. CSOSI was developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and for the past 20 years was applied in 29 countries ...
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Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index for the Czech Republic

The Association of Public Benefit Organisations presented the findings of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for the Czech Republic at a press conference held at the American Center on August 1. CSOSI was developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and for the past 20 years was applied in 29 countries ...
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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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J-1 Alumni Network Members Meet at the American Center

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ray Castillo welcomed J-1 Alumni Network members at an Independence Day-themed celebration hosted at the American Center on July 10. Ray Castillo urged the alumni to use the J-1 Network as means to stay connected with the U.S. Embassy. Approximately 3,600 Czech students travel to the United States on J-1 ...
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President Trump Announces His Intent to Nominate Stephen King to U.S. Ambassador’s Post

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Stephen B. King of Wisconsin to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic. Mr. King is a prominent public servant and businessman who successfully acquired, built, and sold a specialty chemical manufacturing business and founded a family investment ...
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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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Commercial Counselor Visits Technology Center Pisek

On Monday, June 26, U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Counselor Helen Peterson, Commercial Specialist (CS) Luda Taylor and CzechInvest representative Eva Bartonova visited Technology Center Pisek (TCP) to learn about the city of Pisek Smart Cities platform that includes Cloud Services and the Internet of Things (IOT) technologies. TCP, an leading-edge Czech advanced technology center, supports ...
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UH-1Y Helicopter Presented in Prague

On the occasion of the visit to Prague by Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy International Programs (NIPO), and Richard Harris, Vice President for International Military Sales at Bell Helicopter, a press conference was held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador on June 16 to present the unique attributes and ...
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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 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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Czech IVLP Alumni Club Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The Czech International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Club celebrated its fifth anniversary of its founding on May 15 at the American Center in Prague. IVLP Club President Ivana Šabatová led this special conference and networking event, which was attended by many prominent, accomplished IVLP alumni, and graduates of the U.S. Embassy-IVLP Club Young Entrepreneur ...
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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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Commercial Service To Introduce American Publishers at Book World Prague 2017

Commercial Service Prague will introduce American publishers to the Czech market at Book World Prague 2017  on May 11-14. 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 publishers (additional publishers will ...
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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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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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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Addresses Participants of Prague Student Summit

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ray Castillo addressed on April 7 more than 300 Czech students, who were participating in an educational program  “Prague Student Summit ” organized by Association for International Affairs. Ray Castillo stated, “the U.S. Embassy Prague is excited to support Prague Student Summit, as many of the participants are future leaders and diplomats for the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Congratulates Participants of Student Company of the Year Project

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated on April 5 in opening the trade fair of the Junior Achievement Student Company of the Year project. The Chargé congratulated participants of the competition on their successes, but also reminded them — by citing Nelson Mandela’s words, „I never lose. Either I win, or learn“ — that successes in ...
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The Embassy Donates Blood to Central Military Hospital

On April 5th, the Embassy employees participated in the blood drive held annually at the Embassy in partnership with Central Military Hospital in Prague. Twenty five American and Czech employees donated 11 liters of blood. Through this donation, the U.S. Embassy community responds to the need for blood at Czech hospitals.
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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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Embassy Co-Organizes Seminar about Doing Business in Texas

The “Doing Business in the USA:  Focus State: Texas” seminar, for Czech businesses, was held on March 27, 2017.  The seminar included presentations on business methods and trends in the Czech Republic and the U.S.  Investing in the U.S. was a featured topic and highlighted the high-profile SelectUSA Investment Summit that will be held from June 18-20, 2017 ...
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Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Exchange Maintenance Information with Czech Air Force

Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Air National Guard units partnered with the Czech Air Force to participate in a subject matter expert exchange of maintenance information March 20-23, 2017, at air bases in the Czech Republic. The maintenance exchange was part of a state partnership program between the Texas and Nebraska Air National Guards and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Meets RFE/RL’s Regional Reporting Fellows

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith met on March 28 with four journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine who are participating in a Regional Reporting Fellowship managed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, with support from U.S. Embassy Prague. The RFE/RL Regional Reporting Fellowship contributes to the professional development of aspiring journalists in Eastern Partnership countries in support of media ...
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NATO Mission: U.S. 2nd Cavalry Transits through Czech Republic

A convoy which was part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission transited through the Czech Republic last weekend. It was conducted based upon the conclusions of last year’s NATO summit in Warsaw to strengthen military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance – in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. On Saturday, the convoy divided into seven parts and ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Meeting with J-1 Alumni Network Leadership and J-1 Agencies

U.S. Embassy Prague hosted a meeting with the J-1 Alumni Network Leadership and J-1 agencies to discuss opportunities for J-1 private sector exchange alumni from the Czech Republic. Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer distributed information on the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund through which J-1 alumni can compete for funding up to $25,000. Consular Chief Nikolas Trendowski provided information ...
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NYS Collection New York Eyewear Opens A New Kiosk in Prague

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Commercial Service representative Veronika Novakova attended the opening of the new NYS Collection New York Eyewear kiosk at OC Novy Smichov in Prague. NYS Collection offers the latest in today’s fashion eyewear. The company was founded in 1986 by two young entrepreneurs. Today NYS Collection sunglasses are sold in more ...
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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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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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Eiikon LLC Presentation on Healthcare Savings

On February 15, 2017, Joey Lawrence, Eiikon LLC CEO, conducted a seminar on identifying and implementing healthcare savings through international direct purchasing. Partner company Regulatory Compliance Associates representative Eric Januszewski complemented the Eiikon presentation with information on regulatory issues and certification in the U.S. market. Commercial Counselor Helen Peterson delivered opening remarks. Eiikon, LLC, is ...
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Embassy Supports Workshop for Young Czech Journalists

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Ray Castillo met on February 13 with 20 Czech journalism students from all over the country, who are participating in a U.S. Embassy-sponsored “Tools and Tactics for Identifying Fake News and Propaganda” course organized by local Czech NGO Transitions. As a follow-up to the successful Prague Tech Camp last ...
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Czech Marshall Center Alumni Meet at the American Center

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cushwa, Chief of the Office of Defence Cooperation, attended a meeting of 50 Marshall Center Alumni and guests that took place on February 8, 2017 in Prague. The Czech Alumni met to establish the Czech GCMC (George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies) Alumni Association that ...
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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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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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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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Ambassador Schapiro’s Farewell

As I’m getting ready to finish my time as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, I want to reach out and thank each and everyone of you who have sent nice comments, letters, photographs and even songs to me and to my family. We will always remember and treasure the time that we have ...
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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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Ambassador Schapiro Awards Media Prize at the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards

U.S. Ambassador Schapiro attended the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards on December 10, where he awarded the media prize to Czech Television reporter Richard Samko. In his remarks, Ambassador Schapiro emphasized: “When the media cover cases of exclusion and discrimination, exposing these human rights violations, it increases awareness and understanding from the public, decreasing tolerance for these practices.” Before ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Offers the Foreign Service Officer Test

The U.S. Embassy Prague will offer the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) in the American Center on the following dates: · Thursday, February 2nd –– afternoon session (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) · Friday, February 3rd – morning session (09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Registration for the FSOT opens Wednesday, December 15th. Visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/ for ...
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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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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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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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U.S. Representatives Attend Dinner Marking Thanksgiving of 1945 in Cesky Krumlov

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and U.S. military commander in Europe Ben Hodges attended a dinner in Cesky Krumlov on November 21 in remembrance of the U.S. army’s Thanksgiving Day dinner in 1945. The dinner was served in the Ruze (Rose) hotel, which also hosted the dinner for the U.S. liberators on November 22, 1945. The meals ...
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The National Guard Commanders from Texas and Nebraska Discuss in the CR Military Cooperation

The National Guard commanders from Texas and Nebraska Major General John F. Nichols and Major-General Daryl L. Bohac visited the Czech Republic from November 1 to 6 as part of their Senior Leader visit and support for the State Partnership Program. The program of the began with a meeting with the first deputy Chief of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions on November 3-4, 2016. He spoke to students at Palacky University Law School, Jiri Wolker Gymnazium in Prostějov and at the University of Ostrava. Students were interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy priorities, as well as the U.S. presidential election process. Ambassador Schapiro ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Participates in Export Control Conference in Prague

The Governments of the United States of America, Canada, and the Czech Republic co-sponsored the 15th International Export Control Conference, entitled “Strategic Trade Controls: Active Participation in Interagency Partnerships and International Alliances” in Prague from November 2-4, 2016. The conference aimed to advance the ability of governments around the globe to employ strategic trade controls ...
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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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Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe Visits the Czech Republic

Commanding General U.S. Army Europe Ben Hodges met with Czech journalists after serving as the key note speaker at the 2016 third annual Combat Engineer Conference (CEC) in Prague on November 2. The General discussed what the U.S. Army Europe is doing to support the security environment in Europe, and praised the U.S.-Czech military cooperation.
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U.S. Speaker Discusses Role of Minority Voters

As part of the Embassy’s 2016 presidential election programming, U.S. speaker Prof. Ricardo Ramirez visited the Czech Republic Oct 17-19 to discuss the importance and growing role of minority voters in the upcoming 2016 presidential race. Focusing specifically on the Latino voting bloc, Prof. Ramirez spoke on voting patterns, the significance, and the priorities of ...
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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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The Embassy Supports the 2016 SIGNAL Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to support the 2016 SIGNAL festival for the third year in a row by helping to bring innovative American artist Zachary Lieberman to the Czech Republic. His playful interactive installation “The Reflection Studies” on Cihelna Street gives the SIGNAL visitors on October 13-16 an opportunity to explore and ...
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American Diplomat Presents Award at the Renewable Decade Competition

Economic Officer of the U.S. Embassy Noah Woodiwiss presented an award on October 13 at the Renewable Decade competition organized by the Czech Solar Association and the Alliance for Energy Self-Sufficiency. The Renewable Decade Awards recognize innovative projects utilizing renewable energy in the Czech Republic. Noah Woodiwiss presented the award for the best start-up idea. ...
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The U.S. Teams Participate in International Shooting Competition in Pilsen

The 14th edition of the international shooting competition “Cup of Active Reserves of the Czech Army Chief of General Staff” held from October 7 to 9 at an army firing range in Pilsen-Lobzy has been the traditional match between Czech active reserves (AZ) and reservists (backups) of foreign armies. The 14th year was attended by ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Meets the Čhavorenge Choir

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro attended a performance of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Čhavorenge choir at the Rudolfinum on October 7. The Ambassador greeted the members of the choir and the choirmistress Ida Kelarová after the concert. The members of Čhavorenge come from Roma communities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A grant of the ...
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Czech-U.S. Nuclear Cooperation at Rez Nuclear Research Institute

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro participated at a September 27 event presenting the results of a test of molten salts in the nuclear reactor in the Rez Nuclear Research Institute (UJV) just outside Prague city limits. The test was conducted under a memorandum of understanding for scientific cooperation between Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and ...
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Military Exercise Ample Strike 2016 Took Place in North of Bohemia

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTACs) from the Czech Republic and Texas Air National Guard 147th ASOS conducted a six day exchange covering the roles and responsibilities of JTAC Instructors or Supervisory Forward Air Controllers (SupFac). The exchange was embedded as part of Ample Strike 2016 which allowed for a more realistic exchange during live controls ...
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U.S. Strategic Bombers Top Attraction at NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. strategic bombers B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress belonged among the top attractions at this year’s NATO Days at the Ostrava International Airport this past weekend. U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, who visited the air show together with U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Mark Wootan on Saturday, greeted crews of the bombers and several other aircraft that ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Visits Liberec to Observe the Manhattan Rescuers Memorial 2016

Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Adams-Smith visited Liberec on Saturday, September 10 to observe the Manhattan Rescuers Memorial 2016, an event organized each year by both voluntary and professional firefighter corps to honor those who lost their lives or were injured during the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The DCM witnessed firefighters and other ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Victims of 9/11 at Prague Monument to NYC Firefighters

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro joined Prague firefighters, Prague 1 Mayor Oldrich Lomecky, other officials and the public in Kampa in downtown Prague on September 11 to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks, including 343 firefighters who died while trying to save lives. “I remember the memorials that popped up at every firehouse ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorated 9/11

The U.S. Embassy in Prague illuminated the Embassy’s Glorietta pavilion with two columns of light to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The two beams was lit up on Sunday, September 11 at 9.00 p.m. The illumination was inspired by the Tribute in Light, placed next to the site ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Pardubice Airfield

On August 31, U.S. Ambassador to the CR Andrew Schapiro, Czech Ambassador to the U.S. Petr Gandalovic, Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovsky and other guests visited the airfield in Pardubice. The main goal of the visit were the joint exercises of our and foreign soldiers that have been taking places at the base. The delegation ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Antonín Čermák Elementary School in Prague 6

On September 1, Ambassador Schapiro visited Antonín Čermák Elementary School in Prague 6, named for a Czech American who became the 44th Mayor of Chicago. Along with school Principal Petr Karvánek and Prague 6 Mayor Ondřej Kolář, Ambassador Schapiro greeted the new first graders and their families as they arrived for their first day of ...
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U.S. Diplomat Talks about Presidential Election Process

Political-economic counselor Jim Merz participated in a discussion with Czech Television prime-time newscaster and former U.S. correspondent Michal Kubal about the upcoming U.S. presidential elections at the Summer School of Journalism in Havlickuv Brod, Vysocina Region. Mr. Merz introduced the complexity of presidential elections in the United States, explaining in detail the differences from the ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Supports Prague Pride Festival 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which will take place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme is “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective is to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. 130 events are planned ...
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Regional Federal Benefits Unit Available at the American Center

The regional Federal Benefits Unit will be available to discuss individual cases and answer questions on Social Security and other federal benefits at the American Center in Prague, Tržiště 13 on Monday September 12 , 9.00-11.30am, 1-4pm Tuesday September 13, 9.00-11.30am, 1-4pm Wednesday September 14, 9.00 – 11.30am, 1-4pm Thursday September 15, 9.00-11.30am Please email us at ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Panel Discussion on Central European Gas Markets

On Monday, July 25, the Political-Economic and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion “Central European Gas Markets.” The panel was comprised of Jitka Holubcová of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Kehr of Net4Gas, and Martin Jirušek of International Relations and Energy Security Program at Masaryk University. The discussion was ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Panel Discussion “The Path to a Sustainable Energy Future”

On Wednesday July 27, the Political-Economic and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion “The Path to a Sustainable Energy Future.” The panel was comprised of Miroslav Kundrata of the Partnership Alliance, Simona Kalvoda of the Czech Green Building Council, Pavel Zamyslicky of the Ministry of Environment, and Marek Lang of ...
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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 awareness and foreign language proficiency ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Diplomats Help Czech High School Students with English Classes

Diplomats from the Political-Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Prague helped students studying English at the High School for Students with Visual Impairments in Prague 5. Three officers, a Czech-American assistant and the Section’s Political Counselor voluntarily prepared five non-traditional English conversation classes for the summer term. Political Officer Alexander Barrasso started the project ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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U.S. Embassy Prague Co-organizes Conference on Topical Security Issues

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the U. S. Embassy in the Czech Republic, and the Prague IIR Institute conducted a seminar “Euro-Atlantic Security: A Pre-Warsaw Assessment” in Prague 29 February-1 March. Over 60 senior security officials and experts from the Czech Republic, ...
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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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Try U.S. Cosmetics at the World of Beauty and Spa Fair in Prague!

U.S. Commercial Service Prague inaugurated the U.S. Beauty Brands Club in the Czech Republic at the Fall 2015 World of Beauty and Spa Fair. Information and short videos highlighting participating cosmetics brands can be found on U.S.Commercial Service Prague website . Are you interested in trying new and established U.S. beauty products? Visit the World of Beauty and Spa Prague Fair, at Letnany Fair Ground from March 11 – ...
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Exchange Programs Alumni Share Their Experiences from the U.S.

NGO Slovo 21 Project Managers Martina Horvathova and Michal Miko led a roundtable at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center on March 24 to discuss their recent experiences on the U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program Political Action For Civil Rights which took place in Alabama, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.  While on the program they studied ...
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U.S. Diplomats Visit Center for Visually Impaired in České Budějovice

On February 17, political officer of the U.S. Embassy Alex Barrasso visited Tyflokabinet, a non-profit organization for visually impaired in Ceske Budejovice. The organization provides social services designed to improve lives of the visually impaired and increase their independence by special trainings, selecting adequate equipment and helping clients to secure funding for the equipment. The ...
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U.S. Experts Share Experiences Combating Corruption with Czech Prosecutors

At the request of the Czech Prosecutor General, the U.S. Embassy Prague brought four U.S. experts to the Czech Republic to share U.S. experiences combating corruption and exchange information and views on our different legal systems. Over 120 Czech and Slovak prosecutors, police, and judges participated in the program at the Judicial Academy in Kromeriz ...
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Ambassador’s Wife Visits Burn Center in Prague

While visiting the Vinohrady Hospital Burn Center, Tamar Newberger, Ambassador Schapiro’s wife, discussed the high quality of health care provided by the facility. She said: “This state-of-the-art Burn Center, staffed by caring professionals, is a perfect example of the technological capabilities of the Czech Republic and the extraordinary dedication that Czechs bring to the work ...
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Czech TV Reports from USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier

The Czech Television Middle East crew visited on February 13 and 14 the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier deployed in the Persian Gulf.  The 333 meter-long vessel is the flag carrier of the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet and a key element of the Inherent Resolve operation. The television crew had a unique opportunity to cover the ongoing air strikes against ...
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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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Ambassador Schapiro Discusses Philanthropy and Civic Engagement in the Czech Republic

Ambassador Schapiro discussed on January 27 further development of philanthropy and civic engagement in the Czech Republic with awardees and partners  of the Via Bona Award for philanthropy. Among the guests there were Via Bona awardees such as Mr. Vojtěch Sedláček, the initiator of the Roof First project or Mrs. Zdenka Wasserbauerová from the Czech National Marrow ...
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Military Maintenance Operations Exchange Program Increases Czech-U.S. Defense Cooperation

The Czech 14th Logistics Regiment, 142nd Maintenance Battalion and the U.S. Army Europe 21st Theater Support Command, conducted a Unit Maintenance Operations Workshop in Klatovy, Czech Republic at the Garrison of the 142nd Maintenance Battalion from 19 to 21 January, 2015. The exchange was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Prague Office of Defense Cooperation to increase cooperation with the ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Lerner Discusses Exchange Programs with Young Czechs

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange Robin Lerner met with young people at the American Center on January 22 during her visit to Prague to discuss the State Department’s Exchange Visitor Program (EVP), which annually brings more than 3,700 Czech citizens to the United States to work, study and teach. Participants discussed their experiences ...
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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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Ambassador Schapiro Attends Unveiling of Jan Palach Memorial

On January 16, Ambassador Schapiro attended unveiling of Jan Palach Memorial designed by U.S. architect with Czech roots John Hejduk, who was inspired by David Shapiro’s poem “The Funeral of Jan Palach”. The new monument in memory of Jan Palach, the student who set himself on fire in protest against public apathy to the Soviet-led ...
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UPS Cargo Flights Shows Potential Benefits of Mutual Czech-U.S. Trade

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro attended United Parcel Services’ (UPS) inauguration ceremony at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague on January 12, 2016, to mark the global logistics, freight, and supply chain services provider’s now daily cargo flights from Prague to its hub in Cologne, Germany. The Ambassador noted that “UPS is the first U.S. airline that operates ...
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Transparency and Accountability Social Media Campaign

January 21, 2016 — Today, the Embassies of Canada , Korea , Norway , the United Kingdom , and the United States are launching a six week social media campaign on transparency and accountability. This campaign continues our long term joint efforts on transparency and accountability . Our goal is to share our countries’ experiences in combating corruption. Each week will be dedicated to a different corruption-related theme. ...
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Toys for Tots Make Christmas Wishes Come True

Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Prague Detachment distributed Toys for Tots  at the community center of the NGO Společnou cestou in Prague-Chodov on December 23rd. 29 boys and girls, aged several months to 16 years who live with their parents in safe housing received new toys from the U.S. Embassy Prague personnel. The U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program began in 1947 ...
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Czech YouTuber Documents Ambassador’s Day

Young Czech YouTuber Freescoot spent the day with Ambassador Andrew Schapiro to learn about the Ambassador’s daily routine at home and at work. Freescoot shares this experience with you on YouTube in his latest vlog, where he describes what he thinks of the Ambassador’s job, shows unique shots from the Ambassador’s residence and raced with Ambassador ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Joins “Short Trousers For Vaclav Havel”

The U.S. Embassy Prague joins the “Short Trousers For Václav Havel” initiative to honor his legacy on December 18, 2015. “Short Trousers For Václav Havel” initiative marks the anniversary of the death of Václav Havel (December 18, 2011), the country’s first post-communist president, by rolling their pants up to remember Václav Havel’s first inauguration to the presidency in December 1989, when ...
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U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Visits the 73rd Tank Battalion in Praslavice

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Sheryl Lyon met with the 73rd Tank Battalion in Praslavice, Czech Republic. She was hosted by CSM Petr Kruzik, Czech Land Forces Command Sergeant Major. Overall purpose of the visit was to understand how their military operates and how she can help if necessary with any initiatives their military may ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports the 5th Roma Spirit Award

The 5th annual Roma Spirit Award ceremony which took place to mark International Human Rights Day on 10th December to recognize and support advocates of improvement of the situation of Roma in the Czech Republic, awarded individuals and institutions in five categories. The first place in the category Company-Employer supporting projects on social assistance and ...
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Marie Gottfriedová Receives Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 9 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Marie Gottfriedová, Director of the elementary school in Trmice, for successfully implementing and advocating for inclusive education in the Czech Republic. “As the ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Czech Universities

Between November 19 and December 4, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited six Czech universities and spoke to more than one thousand students and teachers across the Czech Republic. The visits included the Czech Technical University, the Technical University in Liberec, students of the Department of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague, Universities in ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Johnson & Johnson Global Business Solutions Center

On October 27, 2015, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Johnson & Johnson GBS Center in Prague. The Center supports finance, IT, HR and procurement functions for the EMEA region and it is one of only five Johnson & Johnson centers worldwide. It was founded in 2006 and employs almost 400 people, more than half of total ...
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NGO Handbook in Czech For Download Right Here!

A Czech translation of the NGO Handbook is available for download on this page. The handbook was released in 2012 by the United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs. It offers an insight into the principles which are key when setting up an NGO: how to formulate well the vision and mission of ...
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Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo traveled to Brno, Prostějov and Olomouc

Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo traveled to Brno, Prostějov and Olomouc from November 3-6.  He spoke to students at an elementary school in Brno and visited a total of three high schools while in Brno, Olomouc, and Prostejov. He also gave a lecture on U.S. foreign policy at Brno’s Masaryk University with students studying ...
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Brookings Expert Pifer Discusses Ukraine and Russia in Prague

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Senior Fellow at the  Brookings Institution Steven Pifer discussed Ukraine and U.S. – Russia relations on a U.S. Embassy –sponsored Speaker Program from October 18-20 in Prague. While in Prague, Pifer held various discussions with Czech think tanks, Russian/Ukraine experts, and journalists covering Russia/Ukraine in the Czech Republic.  Additionally,  he spoke ...
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USA Pavilions Present U.S. Food Products at Anuga Show 2015

The Foreign Agricultural Service representative at the U.S. Embassy in Prague participated in the world’s biggest food and beverage show “Anuga” in Cologne, Germany from October 10-13, 2015. Over 165 U.S. companies participated in seven USA Pavilions. USA Pavilions at Anuga featured a wide range of food products from across the United States, including nuts, dried beans and lentils, ...
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U.S. Embassy Participation in the President Wilson Monument Handover Ceremony

Deputy Chief of Mission Steven Kashkett participated on October 7th at a ceremony to transfer custody of the Woodrow Wilson Monument to the City of Prague. At the ceremony organized by the American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), Lord Mayor Adriana Krnáčová accepted the monument on behalf of the City. Deputy Chief of Mission ...
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Ambassador Schapiro’s First Year in the Czech Republic

September 30, 2015 “Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to travel all across the Czech Republic, meeting not only with government officials, but also with students and educators, faith leaders, civil society groups, businesspeople, and representatives of the Czech military. I’m happy to say that I have now been to all fourteen regions ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Participates in the IIR’s 7th Annual Czech Foreign Policy Symposium

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Steven Kashkett delivered the keynote address for the Institute of International Relations’ (IIR) conference on “Czech Foreign Policy: The Future of the Global Order,” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s Czernin Palace on September 23. In his remarks, DCM Kashkett underlined our strong bilateral cooperation with the Czech Republic in ...
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Manhattan Rescuers Memorial Competition Commemorates 9/11

The Manhattan Rescuers Memorial competition held annually in Liberec honors the first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001. On Saturday, September 12, forty two-member teams of Czech firefighters, policemen and paramedic rescuers participated in the competition, which included a climb to the top of the building ...
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U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Meets NATO Secretary General in Prague

As part of U.S. Army Europe’s Dragoon Crossing, troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Prague. Stoltenberg, on an official visit to the capital, was accompanied by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Jihlava

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Jihlava on September 2, 2015. The program included a discussion with Mayor Rudolf Chloupek and his deputies at the historical Town Hall, a tour of the famous Jihlava Underground, and a working lunch with regional leaders. Ambassador Schapiro also met with groups of young people and their parents at ERKO club, ...
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The U.S. and the Czech Republic Cooperate in Nanotechnologies

On September 2nd, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett hosted a special ceremony in Prague for the signing of a collaborative agreement between The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University, and the Institute for Nanomaterials, Technical University of Liberec. The agreement provides for a formal cooperative relationship between the two institutions in the areas of ...
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Press Attaché Daniel Ernst Lectures at Summer School of Journalism

On Saturday, August 22, Press Attaché Daniel Ernst discussed transatlantic relations in the 21st century with students from the Summer School of Journalism in Havlickuv Brod, Vysocina Region. Mr. Ernst discussed current opportunities and challenges in U.S. – European transatlantic ties, as well as U.S.-Czech bilateral relations and current events around the world. The Summer ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Political Officer Nathan Webber Paid Homage to Roma Victims at the Hodonin Concentration Camp

On Sunday, August 23rd, Moravian Roma community members, including several Roma holocaust survivors, gathered at a memorial at Hodonín u Kunštátu to commemorate Roma who died at the Nazi internment camp in 1942 and 1943. Romani men, women, and children suffered inhumane conditions in the camp while waiting to be transported to Auschwitz. Only a ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Steve Kashkett Kicks Off Prague Baseball Week 2015

On June 23,  Chargé d’Affaires Steven Kashkett was the honored guest at the Eagles Stadium in Prague 4 where he threw out the first pitch for the 34th Prague Baseball Week. Jan Bagin, the tournament founder welcomed Kashkett and the Deputy Mayor of Prague 4 Zdeněk Kovářík to the field for brief remarks before the ...
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The Embassy Commemorates Victims of Lezaky Massacre

U.S. Embassy Prague representatives attended a commemorative event held on Sunday, June 21, for the victims of Ležáky. Political Officer of the U.S. Embassy Prague Alex Barraso, his wife Brenda and daughter Valeria laid a wreath at a monument to all inhabitants of the village, who were executed by Nazis after the assassination of leading ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Nuland Visits Prague for Strategic Dialogue

On June 18, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visited Prague, met with senior Czech officials and civil society representatives, and led the U.S. side in the U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue, an annual meeting to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues, including NATO issues, the situation with Russia, support of the Ukraine, TTIP, ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Prostějov

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the combined Elementary and High School in Prostějov which is currently hosting a young American English Teaching Assistant Trishia Mudd. He visited at the invitation of Headmaster Rostislav Halaš, who was one of several Czech representatives in a Fulbright exchange for school administrators several years ago. Under his leadership, and thanks ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Commemorates Victims of Lety Concentration Camp

On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro attended the annual commemoration ceremony for the Romani victims of Nazism at the Lety Memorial. The gathering is traditionally organized by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust in the Czech Republic (VPORH), which brings together former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps who are ...
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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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Convoy of Liberty Arrives at the Embassy

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Embassy in Prague hosted the Convoy of Liberty on Friday, April 24. The Embassy employees welcomed the Convoy dressed in historical costumes from the 1940’s, enhancing the festive atmosphere of the commemorative event. See the pictures on Flickr . A convoy of thirty historical vehicles, which ...
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