World Bee Day

World Bee Day: Honoring the Buzzing Powerhouse Workers of our Ecosystem World Bee Day, celebrated annually on May 20th, provides an opportunity for the special acknowledgment and education of the important part bees as a species play in building connections throughout our global ecosystem. Around the world, over 20,000 types of bees exist across six …

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Sally Ride – Breaking Gender Barriers

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, has often held a special place in women’s history. She is a trailblazer and role model for young girls, especially those interested in STEM. Sally Ride – Breaking Gender Barriers Born and raised in Los Angeles, she developed a passion for science and sports at …

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Women’s History Month

A History of Women’s History Month March marks Women’s History Month, an annual observance dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the contributions, struggles, and achievements of women throughout history in the United States and abroad. The initial roots of the month can be traced back to the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and was initially …

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Bridging the Gap of Cultural Unfamiliarity

Last year, during our visit to Mary in Turkmenistan, my wife and I discovered an interesting opportunity at Mary’s American Corner, one of four American Spaces supported by the U.S. in the country. While exploring the ancient Silk Road site of Merv, we learned more about the American Corner there, which aims to promote mutual …

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Ghana Invites More Ghanaians to Study in America

US Embassy in Ghana Expands Outreach, Invites More Ghanaians to Study in America In the past academic year, U.S. colleges and universities saw a nearly 32 percent increase in Ghanaian students, making Ghana one of the top 25 countries in the world for sending students to the United States. To accommodate the growing interest, the …

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Social Media Playbook – December

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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Social Media Playbook – November

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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US Speakers – December

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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US Speakers – October

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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US Speakers – August

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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Faces of American Spaces – Abeer Abdel Maksoud

Faces of American Spaces – Abeer Abdel Maksoud  Abeer Abdel Maksoud  Newsletter copy  We sat down with Abeer Abdel Maksoud, associate information service specialist at the American Corner in Cairo, during a recent training visit to Vienna. We are excited to share what Abeer had to say during our Q&A (questions and answers) session with …

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Empowering Equality and Human Rights in Indonesia

Empowering Equality and Human Rights and Serving as a Secured Platform for Minorities in Indonesia  As part of June celebrations of Pride Month, @america hosted impactful events to advance equality and human rights in Indonesia. The first program, held on May 31, was a podcast-style discussion on healthcare equality tuned into by over 600 participants …

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Faces of American Spaces – Alfredo Giraldo

Faces of American Spaces – Alfredo Giraldo We sat down with Alfredo Giraldo, American Spaces program specialist in Peru, during a recent training visit to Vienna. We are excited to share what Alfredo had to say during our Q&A (questions and answers) session with him. Alfredo has been working at the U.S. Embassy in Lima …

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US Speakers – July

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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American Spaces Tradecraft Connection Inspires Cross-Border Collaboration

American Spaces Tradecraft Connection Inspires Cross-Border Collaboration In April, two participants in PY351, the American Spaces Tradecraft course in Vienna, Austria, met and conceived of a joint program at their respective spaces.  Adriana Alvarez from the ASICANA Binational Center in Santiago del Estero, Argentina and Mariia Ocheretiana from America House Kyiv, Ukraine shared ideas and …

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Meet Your American Spaces Coordinator

Learning for All  Meet your American Spaces coordinator: Altynai Arstanbekova, from the American Corner in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. We sat down with Altynai Arstanbekova, a coordinator at the American Corner in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, during her recent training visit to Vienna. Altynai has been a coordinator with American Spaces for four years – we’re excited to share …

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US Speakers – June

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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US Speakers – May

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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Proposal Call – AFS

Worldwide Call for Proposals for the 2024-2025 American Film Showcase Program Cycle The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Cultural Programs Division has announced the call for proposals for the 2023-2024 program cycle of the American Film Showcase (AFS). AFS is a cultural exchange program that promotes U.S. foreign policy goals by providing access …

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Discussions on Grants

Conversations on Funding Opportunities The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) in Congo regularly organizes information sessions for the public about grant opportunities from the U.S. government. On this occasion, they decided to expand these sessions to include contacts from Civil Society and the business sectors who were interested in applying for grant funding. In March, they …

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Kamenge English Club with American diplomat

AC Kamenge English Club with American diplomat On February 24, 2023, Lori Du Trieuille – USAID Burundi – visited and spoke at the American Corner Kamenge on the topic of “The Harlem Renaissance 1919-1939.”  Lori showed different African Americans who participated in the African American movement in Harlem. During the Great Migration (1910-1930), nearly 750,000 …

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Zoom Booth Unveiled! Madagascar Opens New American Corner

Zoom Booth Unveiled! Madagascar Opens New American Corner Ambassador Pierangelo delivers remarks at Antananarivo opening ceremony. The American Corner Antananarivo ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the ambassador and the university president.  To broaden public engagement in the capital, Mission Madagascar opened a new American Corner at the University of Antananarivo (AC Tana) on February 10.  Ambassador …

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American Spaces Ghana Celebrate Women’s History month with Film Festival

American Spaces Ghana Celebrate Women’s History Month with Film Festival American Spaces Ghana, Goethe-Institut Ghana, and Alliance Française Accra jointly organized the Women in Motion Film Festival March 8-17, 2023 to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.  The festival brought eight nights of films and panel discussions about women and their role in society and politics to venues …

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US Speakers

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to …

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