Independence Day Celebration

To celebrate America’s 242nd birthday, Ambassador George Glass and Ms. Mary Glass hosted a traditional Independence Day reception at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. The U.S. Marine Guards marched their colors, and Portuguese band “Radio One” provided non-stop entertainment. This yea️r’s theme was “Country-Western.” Among the distinguished guests were Portuguese politicians, academics and foreign diplomats. ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and President Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic Before Bilateral Meeting Foreign Policy Issued on: June 27 Oval Office  PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the President — and highly respected, I must say — President of Portugal with us.  We have a tremendous ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point at Praça de Luís de Camões. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on June 21, 2018 beginning at 19:00 p.m..  The group intends to protest U.S. border policies.  Additional demonstrations in other major cities in Portugal may also be planned. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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U.S. Embassy Funds Participation in Women2Women

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy will be funding the participation of three young Portuguese women in the Women2Women (W2W) conference, which will take place in Boston, from July 19 to July 28. After a competitive selection process, the Embassy is going to take Eduarda Gameiro, from Torres Novas, Inês Sá from Mirandela, ...
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Conference “The U.S. and Portugal: a partnership for prosperity”

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation ( FLAD ), hosted the conference “The United States and Portugal:  A Partnership for Prosperity – Energy Security, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Engagement” at the Gulbenkian foundation in Lisbon. The one-day conference was opened with remarks by U.S. Ambassador George Glass, ...
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My J-1derful Trip Official Photo Contest Rules

My J-1derful Trip Official Photo Contest Rules     Contest Sponsors [1] My J-1derful Trip is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Lisbon (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The contest will enhance connections between the United States, U.S. Embassy Lisbon, J visa holders, and the Portuguese community by engaging J ...
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J-1 Photo Contest

All J-1 students! We want you to share your trip!!! Enter our J-1 Photo Contest 2018-2019!  Please share a high resolution photo of you and your friends living the American dream! The best photo will be framed and displayed in the waiting room and the winner will have the opportunity to attend an event with ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

A demonstration is expected to take place near the Embassy’s main entrance on Avenida das Forças Armadas beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 10, 2018. The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem. After 2:45 p.m., the main entrance of the Embassy will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Consular appointments at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ...
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American pianist Pauline Yang in Portugal

American pianist Pauline Yang to played a series of concerts sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Portugal April 25-29.   Ms. Yang’s concerts at the Centro Cultural de Cascais, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Queluz Palace and as part of the Terras Sem Sombra program in Ferreira do Alentejo.  The unexpected venue for the concert in Ferreira do Alentejo, at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon. Event:  Demonstration on events in Syria expected to take place on April 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Additional demonstrations in Portugal may also be planned. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution ...
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Together in a Technological Mission

On April 5, several groups of students participating in the Mentes Empreendedoras Bootcamp — Powered by the US Embassy experienced diversified technological moments! The Technological Mission activities that they were challenged to do were definitely very interesting and fun projects, that all of them accomplished with enthusiasm and a true team spirit. To support the ...
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How an Embassy works explained to secondary school students

On March 20 and 22, 2018 two groups of 12th grade students from, respectively, Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho in Figueira da Foz and Escola Secundária da Amadora visited the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon to learn about its role and daily activities. Both groups were welcomed by Assistant Public Affairs Officer Meg Young who ...
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Public Affairs Officer talks about Multiculturalism at Vila Nova de Santo André

On March 21, 2018 the Public Affairs Officer, Todd Miyahira and Fulbright Educational Adviser, Dorian Rosca, spoke to a group of 11th and 12th graders at Padre António Macedo secondary school, in Sines area, about Multiculturalism in the USA and how to study in the U.S.  Mr. Miyahira also highlighted that March is Women History Month ...
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Primary elections

Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at  FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the ...
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Promoting School Outreach Program at the Futurália Educational Fair

Between March 14-17, 2018 the Fulbright organized, Education USA booth was, as in previous years,  part of the largest educational fair in Portugal, Futurália.   The fair reached more than eighty thousand visitors this year.  The Embassy, in collaboration with Fulbright Commission and the American Corners Portugal, took this opportunity to promote study in the U.S., ...
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Women 2 Women Conference

Deadline: April 16, 2018   The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon is pleased to announce a fully funded exchange opportunity for young women, ages 14-19.  This summer the Women2Women conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States, July 19-28, 2018. All participants’ costs will be supported by the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.  Applications are ...
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Empowering Young Women Conference

On March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), hosted the EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN conference  at the Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa in Lisbon.  Ambassador Glass opened the conference underscoring the U.S., “commitment to women’s empowerment and gender equality extends beyond ...
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Alumni Small Grants Program

Competition for Alumni Small Grants Program for 2018 is closed. Thank your for your interest.   The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Lisbon announces its Alumni Small Grants Program for 2018 to support Alumni-led outreach initiatives. Proposals for 2018 should focus on Youth.  Successful project(s) will focus on: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Innovation ...
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The Importance of Learning English explained to a group of students in Amadora

On February 28, 2018 Elizabeth Llovet, a U.S. State Department Gilman Scholar spoke at Escola Secundária da Amadora about the Importance of Learning English  Ms. Llovet is an American university student participating in a prestigious State Department funded exchange program and selected Portugal as her destination country.  In her talk Ms. Llovet focused on the importance ...
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Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program visits U.S. Embassy

On February 26, 2018 a group of working professionals from the Indiana Agricultural Leadership’s Study Abroad Program visited the Embassy to learn in detail how an American Embassy works and to gain an understanding of the general economic, trade, cultural, political and social environment existing in Portugal and Spain. This group was welcomed by the Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, ...
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Multiculturalism in the USA explained in Silves

On February 23, 2018 Political Officer, Roshni Nirody and Fulbright Commission Educational Adviser Dorian Rosca presented at the Escola Secundária de Silves, a public secondary school very close to the Algarve region, in the South of Portugal. More than 200 students ranging from 10th through 12th grades participated in this session, and a few were already ...
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Portuguese students from Loures visit the U.S. Embassy

On February 22, 2018 a group of 12th graders from the Escola Secundária Dr. António Carvalho de Figueiredo in Loures visited the Embassy to learn more on the US Diversity, namely to know about MLK and the US Civil Rights Movement. Taking the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, Meg Ryan, the Embassy Assistant Public ...
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Public Affairs Officer celebrates Black History Month in Santarém

On February 16, 2018 Public Affairs Officer, Todd Miyahira together with the Educational Adviser, Ricardo Sequeira and American Public Affairs Intern, Russel Choules, spoke at Dr. Ginestal Machado high school to a group of 11th graders, about multiculturalism in the USA  and opportunities to study in the U.S.   The speakers addressed the value and importance ...
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American Consul in Porto

 Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Porto on March 1, 2018 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to make ...
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Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) in Portugal

The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, visited Portugal on February 2, 2018. The General was received by the Portuguese Minister of Defence, Professor Doutor Azeredo Lopes, and the Chief of General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces, General Artur Pina Monteiro. Minister Azeredo Lopes, his director of Policy Nuno Pinheiro Torres, ...
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Inauguration of American Shelf at ES São João da Talha

On February 2, 2018 the Office of Public Affairs within the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a visit to Escola Secundária de São João da Talha, near Lisbon, to talk about MLK and the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate Black History Month. Assistant PAO, Meg Young spoke to an audience of almost 130 students (10th/11th/12th ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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About the Importance of Human Rights Nowadays

On January 29, 2018, U.S. Diplomat Roshni Nirody visited the Escola Secundária da Póvoa de Lanhoso and spoke to a group of 11th and 12th graders, about The Importance of Human Rights Nowadays. The students attentively followed her presentation and participated asking very pertinent questions on such a topic demonstrating their strong language ability and ...
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Civil Rights and US Diversity explained at Vergílio Ferreira high school

On January 29, 2018 Meg Young, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, visited Vergílio Ferreira high school in Lisbon and spoke to a group of  approximately 85 11th graders, on the topic of the Civil Rights Movement and US Diversity. English teacher, Rogério Alves, noted how he appreciated having a U.S. diplomat engage ...
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SiPN Winter Group of university students visit the Embassy

On January 12, 2018 a group of 28 university students from the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) winter program visited U.S. Embassy, Lisbon to learn about what an Embassy does and current priorities for the Mission. These students came from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island School of Design.  They were welcomed by ...
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Herro Mustafa at Salesianos in Estoril

On January 19, 2018 Deputy Chief of Mission, Herro Mustafa spoke to a group of 11th  and 12th  graders at Salesianos do Estoril.  Ms. Mustafa was greeted by  Prof. Hugo Carvalho, the cordinating teacher, and Prof. Nelson Silva, as a member of the school board and Head Representative of Secondary students as well as two ...
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Bentley University-MBA program students at the US Embassy in Lisbon

On January 16, 2018 a group of 34 students from Bentley University -MBA Program visited the U.S. Embassy, Lisbon  namely to learn about what an Embassy does and current priorities for the Mission.  They were welcomed by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Herro Mustafa who explained the overall structure of the Embassy and the Mission’s key priorities. ...
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Students from Mealhada learn about Multiculturalism and Study in the USA

On January 10, 2018 Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira visited Escola Secundária da Mealhada to talk about Multiculturalism in the USA. He was accompanied by Dorian Rosca from Fulbright Commission who discussed opportunities to study in the USA. Approximately 120 students participated in this session and offered excellent and engaged questions to both speakers on ...
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Ambassador Glass Visited Madeira

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal George E. Glass conducted his first official visit to Madeira from January 6-9, 2018.  During his stay, Ambassador Glass met with Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government of Madeira, and José Lino Tranquada Gomes, President of the Regional Legislative Assembly of Madeira.  At both meetings, Ambassador Glass discussed ...
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Portuguese Students from Fundão visit the US Embassy in Lisbon

On January 8, 2018,  POL/ECON Officer, Roshni Nirody welcomed a group of students from Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão to U.S. Embassy, Lisbon. This group of 14 12th graders came to the Embassy to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  Ms. Nirody explained her work at the Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Suspicious Package in Lisbon Metro

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon alerts U.S. citizens that local authorities discovered a suspicious package at the São Sebastião metro station (intersection of blue and red lines) in Lisbon. The metro station and the area have been evacuated. The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the São Sebastião metro station area until local authorities ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem-Related Demonstration in Lisbon

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the Praça Dom Pedro IV in Lisbon beginning at 6:00p.m. on December 15, 2017.  The event called “Jerusalém é Palestina!” will take place demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the United States’ recent announcements regarding Jerusalem.  Portuguese law enforcement authorities anticipate there will be approximately 50 people. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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38th Portugal-U.S. Standing Bilateral Commission

The Portugal-United States Standing Bilateral Commission (SBC) held its 38th Session on December 14, 2017 in Lisbon to discuss recent developments in bilateral relations and jointly explore opportunities to renew and further strengthen this longstanding Trans-Atlantic relationship. The Commission underlined the strategic nature of the centuries-old alliance between Portugal and the United States and the ...
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USS Ross in Lisbon for the 700th anniversary of the Portuguese Navy

On December 11th and 12th, 2017 the U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS Ross, hosted U.S. Ambassador George Glass and his wife Mrs. Mary Glass as well as visits from high school and university students, and their teachers.  USS Ross is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 71) from the U.S. Navy and can operate in any ...
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United States Forest Service Experts in Portugal

United States Forest Service ( USFS ) experts will be visiting Portugal this week, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s continued efforts to support Portugal in the aftermath of the wildfires that hit Portugal this summer. With its elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization, the USFS aims to sustain the health, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: White House Announcement on Jerusalem

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Lisbon reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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US Diplomat gives talk on Human rights in Alpiarça

On December 6, 2017,  POL/ECON Officer, Mark Gul visited Agrupamento de Escolas José Relvas in Alpiarça, a small town in Santarém District approximately one hour from Lisbon, and spoke to a group of eighty students, mostly 11th and 12th graders about Human Rights in Modern Days Diplomacy. Mr. Gul was received by the English teacher, ...
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United States-Portugal Joint Statement on Energy Cooperation

Senior U.S. and Portuguese officials welcomed increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) cooperation between our two countries during bilateral discussions at the World LNG Summit. The Port of Sines received the first U.S. LNG shipment to Europe in 2016 and has continued to be the number one European destination for U.S. LNG. U.S. LNG exports support ...
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Study in Portugal Network students visit the US Embassy

On November 27, 2017 a group of eight American students who were participating in the Fall program of the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) visited the Embassy in Lisbon to learn about its role and main initiatives. For the majority of them this was a very unique experience since they had the opportunity to learn ...
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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

Competition for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute 2018 is closed. Thank your for your interest.   Deadline: February 11, 2018 The U.S. State Department, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon are pleased to announce a summer institute for young Americans and Europeans. The initiative is named after ...
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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Official Opening of the American Corner at the University of Lisbon

On November 15, the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters (FLUL) opened a brand new expanded American Corner space on the ground floor of the library at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters. The new space was jointly inaugurated by Ambassador George Glass and Dean Farmhouse Alberto, and is located in one of the ...
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Ambassador Glass: strengthening ties and cooperation with Portugal

On October 31, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, George Glass, was the keynote speaker at a lunch-conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal in partnership with the American Club of Lisbon, and the Portugal-United States Friendship Association (AAPEUA). In his speech the Ambassador outlined his priorities, namely: deepening the historic friendship between Portugal ...
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Friendship, Prosperity, and Security – Deepening the U.S.-Portugal Relationship

(As prepared) Good afternoon and thank you so much for such a wonderful introduction. Before I get into my formal speech, I want to start off by reiterating my deepest sympathies to all the victims and communities in Portugal that have been affected by fires.  My home state of Oregon, unfortunately, has also experienced the ...
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Statement by Ambassador George Glass

In response to the recent and tragic wildfires around Portugal, the United States is supporting the Portuguese Red Cross and Caritas with a total of $50,000 from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. These funds will support recovery efforts and assist victims. I know that money alone will not replace all that was lost.  ...
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Madeira Lace Fashion Show at the Ambassador’s Residence

On October 23, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, George Glass, hosted a reception at his residence. The event featured U.S. Fashion Designer Jeff Garner and the presentation of his collection “Atlantico,” which incorporates craft lace embroidery from Madeira. The President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, was also present at the event.  This program ...
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American Consul in Madeira

This visit is being postponed. Watch this space for a notice when a new date is set. Thank you. Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira, on October 31, 2017 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire-related demonstrations throughout Portugal

October 21, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in ten of Portugal’s districts on October 21, 2017. The majority of gatherings will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Portugal Group Against the Fires will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the management of ...
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Remote Year group at the Embassy

On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon welcomed a group of professionals who are living in Lisbon for approximately 5 weeks, and are participating in the Remote Year program. This group of professionals participating on this program are working and living abroad for a year.  They have reached out to request a briefing ...
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American Embassy and FCT sign grants to support FCT-Nova programs

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT-Nova), on October 17, Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira and Dean Fernando Santana signed two grants to support programs hosted at FCT-Nova . One of the grants will support FCT Challenge 2018 edition.  FCT Challenge is a competition for pre-university students fostering ...
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Diversity Visa 2019: New Registration Dates

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Wildfires in Portugal

The United States reaffirms its unwavering support for Portugal and its people during these difficult days.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of this tragedy, their families, and their communities.   The courage and dedication of firefighters, first responders, and all others who are committed to saving lives and protecting property is inspiring.  The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central and Northern Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of a large number of ongoing wildfires in central and northern Portugal.  On October 16, the Portuguese government declared a state of public disaster (situação de calamidade pública) for all districts north of the Tejo River, in response to the hundreds of wildfires being reported.  According to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Ophelia

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens that Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia is expected to make landfall near the Azorean islands of Santa Maria and São Miguel at approximately 12:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued an orange alert for wind and a yellow advisory ...
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Admiral says new NATO “Hub” to address challenges to the South

U.S. Embassy, Lisbon – Admiral Michelle Howard, commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, discussed key aspects of the recently-opened NATO Strategic Direction South Hub with Ambassador George Glass, Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, and various other political and military guests here today. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced ...
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Commandant of the Marine Corps Highlights Strength of U.S.-Portuguese Military Ties

General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, visited Portugal on October 3, 2017 to meet with Portuguese military leaders and attend briefings with the staff Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) in Lisbon.  During his trip, he met with the Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva ...
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American Chamber of Commerce Tribute Dinner

Boa noite! What a wonderful evening it has been. Thank you so much, Sofia for that wonderful introduction and to the American Chamber of Commerce for organizing and hosting this event. I want to start off by recognizing President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.  Your Excellency, thank you for being here tonight and for your constant ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Portuguese Minister of Defense José Alberto Azeredo Lopes

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Portuguese Minister of Defense José Alberto Azeredo Lopes on September 12, 2017, at the Pentagon. Secretary Mattis highlighted Portugal’s value to the United States and NATO as a longstanding, reliable ally. He thanked the minister for continued support in NATO’s security efforts along its southern flank, and discussed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Media Message Regarding Terrorist Threat Contains False Information

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that a false report regarding a terrorist threat in Portugal is being circulated on social media.  A message, which appears to be circulating primarily on WhatsApp, states that “embassy and police personnel” have confirmed that there are terrorists in Lisbon, and that commercial centers, hotels, and all ...
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American Consul in Porto

Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Porto on September 20, 2017 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to make ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Cancellation of Portuguese Immigration and Border Services Strike

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that the Portuguese Immigration and Border Services (SEF) strikes scheduled to take place today, August 24, 2017, and tomorrow, August 25, 2017, have been cancelled.  The Ministry of Internal Administration and SEF were able to reach a compromise that resulted in the cancellation of the strike.  All ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Immigration and Border Services 48-hour Strike

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that strikes are expected to take place at every international airport in Portugal for 48 hours beginning at midnight on August 24, 2017 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2017.  The Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) will be striking with the stated purpose of ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the  2016 International Religious Freedom Report.  This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right. This law calls for the government to, quote, “[Stand] for ...
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Junior Achievement Company of the Year Challenge Winners at the Embassy

As part of their prize, Dinis Pereira (17), Leandro Macedo (16) and Natacha Macedo (18), winners of Junior Achievement Portugal ’s Company of the Year Challenge, met with Chargé d ‘Affaires Herro Mustafa and Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira for lunch at the Embassy. The three second-year students in the Multimedia Professional Course, at the Martins Sarmento Secondary ...
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USS James E. Williams visit open to press

The U.S. ship USS James E. Williams is visiting in Lisbon and a guided press tour will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30. USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) is a guided missile Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ship, in the United States navy. For more information on the ship or crew: http://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg95/Pages/default.aspx Media outlets interested in ...
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“Living in Space,” featuring former NASA astronaut Daniel Tani

At the invitation of the American Embassy Lisbon, and in partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, former NASA astronaut Daniel Tani was in Portugal from July 6 to 10 for talks and meetings with students and faculty members. The lecture he gave at the American Corners of the universities of Aveiro, FCT-Nova and IST was ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Remarks on the 241st July 4th Celebration

Good evening, dear Colleagues from the United States Embassy, Members of the Portuguese Government; Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces; Deputies of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Members of Strike Force NATO and the U.S. Military; Portuguese and American friends. I would like to express my profound appreciation for ...
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The Chargé at the Estoril Political Forum

On June 28, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa attended the 2017 Estoril Political Forum, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Meeting in Political Studies and the 20th anniversary of the Catholic University’s Institute for Political Studies.  The Chargé was honored to chair the George Washington Memorial Lunch at the conference, during which she was ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central Portugal

Embassy of the United States of America Lisbon, Portugal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central Portugal June 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of an ongoing, large wildfire in central Portugal that has already impacted the town of Pedrógão Grande in the Leiria district, 156 kilometers northeast of Lisbon. ...
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U.S. Army, Marines, Indiana and Wyoming National Guard Participate in Portuguese Army exercise ORION 17

More than 200 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Marines of the SPMAGTF-CR-AF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa), as well as the Indiana Army National Guard Long Range Surveillance Company and airmen and C-130s from the Wyoming Air National Guard, ...
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FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by U.S. Embassy comes to an end

As part of our ongoing partnership with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology through the American Corner program, on June 7, the Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa awarded the first prize to the winning team of the 2017 edition of the FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by U.S. Embassy. FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa on her first visit to FCT-Nova

On June 5, as part of our ongoing partnership with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT) through the American Corner program, the Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited FCT and gave a talk entitled “Pursuing the American Dream”.  Ms. Mustafa spoke about her life story beginning as a child refugee from Iraqi-Kurdistan who came ...
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In her first trip to Madeira Herro Mustafa highlights interest in greater collaboration

On her first official visit to Madeira, Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, met with the Portuguese Republic’s representative to Madeira, Irineu Barreto, as well as the Regional Assembly Vice-President Miguel Sousa, and President of the Regional Government Miguel Albuquerque.  This first official visit is based on “the interest and respect ...
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Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Visits Lisbon

Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, LTG (ret) Terry Wolff visited Lisbon on May 14-16, 2017, and met with government officials, and delivered remarks at two different events on the Coalition’s efforts to defeat ISIS. At Georgetown Club Portugal’s Annual Meeting on May 15, jointly organized with the U.S. Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Papal visit to Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that Pope Francis is expected to visit Fatima, Portugal on May 12-13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appearances at Fatima.  The Vatican has announced the Pope will arrive at Monte Real airbase near Leiria at 16:20 on May 12, and depart from Monte Real at ...
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Two American speakers, two topics: video capture and augmented human interaction

Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook and a specialist in computational photography, computer vision and computer graphics, visited Portugal for a series of presentations at the Embassy’s American Corners. The visit included sessions at Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, Technical Institute and the University of Aveiro . Mr. Cabral discussed his ongoing work on the Facebook Surround ...
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Chargé d’Affaires on the importance of Transatlantic Relations

Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, participated as the keynote speaker on May 4 at a luncheon conference entitled “Transatlantic Relations After President Trump’s First 100 Days” hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal. While speaking to an audience of members of the American Chamber of Commerce, Chargé Mustafa ...
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Transatlantic Relations After President Trump’s First 100 Days

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa’s Remarks to Amcham Boa tarde a todos. Good afternoon to everyone. It is wonderful to be here with all of you today.  The American Chamber is such an important institution in countries worldwide.  Throughout my Foreign Service career I have been a champion of the work our chambers do.  You are ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa to speak about “Transatlantic relations after the first 100 days”

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will be the keynote speaker at the next American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal luncheon, which will take place on May 4, at 12:30, at the Marriott Hotel. As the Trump administration completes its first 100 days, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will examine the primary policy issues on transatlantic relations between ...
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Iowa International Writing Program

Competition for the University of Iowa International Writing Program 2017 Fall Residency is closed. Thank your for your interest.   The U.S. Embassy Lisbon is accepting applications from Portuguese writers to be nominated for the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) 2017 Fall Residency. The IWP is the oldest and largest multicultural writing residency ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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31st APPI Conference, on “EFL Assessment: work in progress”

The 31st edition of the APPI annual conference was held at ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon, between April 28 and 30, 2017. Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, at the opening session spoke about the programs and offers the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State provide to teachers and learners of English.  In this year’s session the ...
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Professor Ethan Johnson at the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies

“The election of President Donald Trump falls squarely in line with U.S. politics and culture” according to Portland State University Professor Ethan Johnson, key-note speaker at the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA), held at the University of Minho in Braga, April 27-29, 2017. Sponsored by the American Embassy Lisbon, Professor ...
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SUSI Alumni from Cal State University Chico State Reunite in Madeira

A group of 37 U.S. Government-sponsored Alumni from 30 different countries around the world who participated in the SUSI Secondary Educators Program at California State University, Chico gathered on the Island of Madeira, April 23-25 for a follow-up workshop.  The workshop reinforced skills the Alumni learned during their time studying abroad and application of those ...
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NASA scientist Jared Espley gives presentations on Juno mission

NASA scientific coordinator Jared Espley toured Portugal meeting with many enthusiasts and giving presentations entitled “Exploring Jupiter and its moons”. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Its beautiful storms and cloud belts are magnificent natural displays of art. But beneath these clouds, we have very little knowledge of how Jupiter works. We ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Airport Strikes April 13-17

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs all U.S. citizens that, per local media, Portuguese airport security employees are planning a strike that will begin at 12:01 a.m.  Thursday, April 13 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 17.  Airport authorities have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports during these times to seek or ...
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Congressional Visit Highlights Importance of Bilateral Cooperation

Republican Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) led a bipartisan delegation of nine U.S. members of the House of Representatives on a visit to Portugal on April 10-12.  The delegation met with Embassy staff, parliamentary leaders, top government and private sector figures, and NATO personnel to discuss U.S.-Portugal cooperation on mostly energy but also defense and security ...
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NASA Scientist in Portugal to talk about Jupiter and its Moons

The U.S. Embassy has invited NASA planetary scientist Jared Espley to visit Portugal between April 17 and 21 for a series of presentations on “Exploring Jupiter and its moons.” With a PhD in Physics from Rice University, in Houston, Jared Espley works at the Planetary Magnetospheres Lab at NASA Goddard and at NASA Headquarters he ...
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Congressman Steve Scalise Leads Delegation on Energy Cooperation

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (Republican, Louisiana) is in Lisbon leading a bi-partisan delegation of nine members of Congress on a three day visit to Portugal.  The delegation will meet with Embassy staff, parliamentary leaders, top government and private sector figures, and NATO personnel to discuss U.S.-Portugal cooperation on energy and defense and security issues. Steve ...
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EducationUSA College Fair and Futurália Reception

The Embassy, in partnership with EducationUSA and Fulbright Portugal , hosted a reception on March 31st in honor of seven visiting U.S. universities to highlight their presence and facilitate contact with Portuguese education stakeholders and participation at the U.S. college fairs in Lisbon and Porto. Coordinated by EducationUSA, the universities showcased their academic programs across Portugal beginning ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa at the Portuguese Air Force Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Portuguese Air Force Academy  (AFA) in Sintra, meeting with Academy officials, receiving a short tour, and addressing a group of Academy cadets. This is the third Portuguese military academy where Ms. Mustafa has spoken, following successful engagements at the Escola Naval and Academia Militar. Ms. Mustafa met with Academy leadership and exchanged gifts ...
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American Corner project inaugurated at the University of the Azores

Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, inaugurated the newly renovated American Corner space at the University of the Azores . This space, at the university’s library, provides new resources to be used by students. This was her third official visit to São Miguel and the second as Chargé. On the occasion Ms. Mustafa noted that the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit to Military Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Military Academy in Amadora on 15 March where she was greeted by Major-General João Botelho Vieira Borges, the Commandant of the Academy.  The Chargé delivered a speech to an audience of approximately 120 students and staff focusing on immigration, perseverance and leadership. Following the presentation, the cadets and Chargé Mustafa engaged ...
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Chargé’s Attendance at Exercise Real Thaw 2017 DV Day

The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa participated in the REAL THAW 17 Open Exercise Day held at Beja Airbase, Portugal on March 14.  Chargé Mustafa attended a briefing on the exercise, visited with Portuguese military leadership and U.S. troops, and viewed a demonstration of the simulated exercise. REAL THAW is an annual Portuguese Air ...
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Connect to Success workshops in celebration of International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Embassy partnered with the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) to organize two days of Connect to Success (C2S) workshops for women entrepreneurs and women business owners that focused on developing key business skills. On March 10, the Embassy and FLAD offered a workshop on “How to Pitch to Investors”, ...
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Embassy Statement on Lajes

Concerning questions generated by recent reporting in Diário Insular, the U.S. Embassy reiterates its enduring commitment to Lajes Air Base #4and its strong cooperation with the Portuguese government and the Azorean authorities on all issues related to Lajes.  Recent articles in your publication allege that the United States is currently reducing personnel at Air Base ...
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Consular Staff will be in Madeira on April 6, 2017

The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira on April 6, 2017, to provide consular services and host a Town Hall for U.S. citizens to meet with the community and discuss crisis preparedness. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular ...
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Study Abroad Portugal – Three Days, Three Cities, Four Events

From March 4-7, the U.S. Embassy, Office of Public Affairs, partnered with EducationUSA in Portugal, located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, to participate in the fourth edition of the Study Abroad Portugal fair, the largest information fair for Portuguese students wishing to study abroad.  The fair offers an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers ...
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U.S. Armed Forces participate in annual REAL THAW Exercise

U.S. military personnel will participate in REAL THAW 17, a Portuguese-led, large joint and combined forces exercise, which will take place from March 5 to 17, 2017 in Beja, Portugal.  REAL THAW 17 will develop and integrate realistic interoperability tasks both in the air and on the ground between multinational units. Aside from Portugal and ...
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Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXECUTIVE ORDER By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and ...
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Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT:       Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among ...
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School outreach in Funchal

On March 6, 2017 Assistant PAO, Meg Young visited Escola EB 2,3 Dr. Horácio Bento Gouveia in Funchal, Madeira Island to talk about “Multiculturalism in the USA.” The 9th graders offered excellent and engaged questions and showed a particular interest in the differences among various U.S. States. At the end of the session and with ...
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Toys for Refugees

On March 3rd, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Herro Mustafa, paid a visit to the National Immigrant Support Centre (CNAIM) in Lisbon.   Pedro Calado, the High Commissioner for Migration, welcomed the Chargé, political officer Mark Gul, and two members of the Embassy Lisbon Marine Security Guard Detachment. Herro Mustafa, herself a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Women’s History Month, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in ...
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European Refugee Resettlement and Integration Workshops Kicked-off in Portugal

In cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the U.S. Embassy held a three-day workshop on refugee resettlement and integration in Lisbon on February 21-23, 2017 at the official residence.  This was the first of ten workshops to be held in Europe, part of the European Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance (EURITA) funded by the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires and Agricultural Attaché Promote Agricultural Trade

On February 10, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa, Agricultural Attaché Rachel Bickford, and Acting Political-Economic Counselor Ben Rockwell spent an “Agricultural Day” visiting and meeting with several agricultural partners, businesses, government representatives and stakeholders.  The tour and the resulting meetings allowed Chargé Mustafa and Ms. Bickford to reinforce the already strong U.S.-Portugal bilateral agricultural relations, and ...
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Speaker Françoise Hamlin talks about Black History Month

As part of Black History Month and our overall migrant/refugee outreach, the Embassy brought African-American and African expert Françoise Hamlin to Portugal from February 13-14, to speak on the rethinking the Civil Rights Movement. In particular, the importance of history; how the mass movement for civil rights is defined in the U.S. and how the ...
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Escola Secundária da Mealhada visited by an American Diplomat

On February 14, 2017, American Embassy Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, visited Escola Secundária da Mealhada to talk about U.S. Diversity. She was accompanied by Dorian Rosca from Fulbright Commission who was also invited to explain to this group of students about the possibility of continuing their studies in the USA. The 100 11th grade students ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit to Naval Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Naval Academy in Alfeite on February 8, met with the Rear Admiral António Manuel Henriques Gomes, the Superintendent of the Academy, and spoke to an audience of approximately 100 attendees on leadership. Following the presentation, the cadets and Ms. Mustafa engaged in question and answers on leadership and current U.S. policies and presented ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Welcome Remarks to State Department Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Trump honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the heritage and achievements ...
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Registering to Vote for Local Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

EXECUTIVE ORDER The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 27, 2017 Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of ...
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Urgent Notice

Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or ...
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Exhibition by U.S. artist Sherry Wiggins in Alentejo

The exhibition by U.S. artist Sherry Wiggins, “Reencontrado-a / Meeting Her Again”, opened on January 28 in a ceremony held at the Palace/Museum dos Marqueses de Praia e Monforte, in Estremoz. The event began with music by a young saxophone player, Marina Pereira, from the University of Évora. The Museum Director, Hugo Guerreiro, congratulated Ms. ...
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Connect to Success (C2S) Student Presentations

From January 19 to 27, the Embassy team joined FLAD in attending a series of final student presentations to women entrepreneurs by groups of student consultants from the five Universities participating in the Connect to Success (C2S) MBA/Masters Consulting Program, including Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics , Nova School of Business and Economics , Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Porto Business School and the Faculty of ...
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Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Aeronautical and Maritime SAR Agreement

Ambassador Sherman and Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes met January 19 at São Julião Fort in Oeiras to discuss the full spectrum of the U.S.-Portugal bilateral security and defense agenda.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Sherman and Azeredo Lopes signed the Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Lisbon on January 20 and 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that two potentially large demonstrations focusing on U.S. politics will occur at the end of this week.  On January 20, a vigil will take place at Largo do Carmo at 17:00.  On January 21, a demonstration is scheduled to take place in front of the ...
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The Inauguration of the President

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Information on the 58th Presidential Inauguration is available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website. Related websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Inauguration 2017 on USA.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States of America White House  website (whitehouse.gov) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President Donald J. ...
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Ambassador Robert Sherman Bids Official Farewell to Portugal

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman bid an official farewell to Portugal on January 13 in a lunch-conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, the Portugal-United States Friendship Association, and the American Club. The theme of the conference was “Confidence Restored – A Bright Future for Portugal and the U.S.-Portugal Relationship.”   This ...
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Ambassador Robert Sherman’s Economic Capstone Remarks

Boa tarde a todos. Good afternoon to everyone. Anne, Mariana, Sofia, Antonio, thank you so much for the very poignant and overly generous introduction.  It’s proof of what I’ve learned the last three-years — there are no more kinder, warmer, or sweeter people, anywhere on the face of the Earth, than here in Portugal.  And ...
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Ambassador Sherman visits NRP Arpão

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert A. Sherman visited the Portuguese submarine NRP (Navio da República Portuguesa) Arpão on January 11, 2017 in one of his final official engagements with the Portuguese military.  The Ambassador’s video with the Portuguese Fuzileiros went viral after the Portuguese won the Euro Cup in 2016, but this visit with the ...
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Robert Sherman Last Visit to the North of Portugal as U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman traveled north to Porto and Vale de Cambra on January 8-9 on his last official trip to the north of Portugal. During the visit to Porto, the Ambassador visited the University of Porto Rectory, the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, the Serralves Museum , met with mayors of several northern ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Message Announcement

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that effective January 10, 2017 security messages that relate to demonstrations or strikes, explosive device/suspicious packages, and weather-related events will be posted on the Embassy website .  This information is reflected in our Country Specific Information for Portugal . For further information about security in Portugal: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and Portugal’s Country Specific Information . Enroll ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas  – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services  – ...
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The U.S.-Portugal Relationship: Past, Present, and Future

Good afternoon! Thank you for the introduction, President Nuno Botelho, and thank you very much to the Commercial Association of Porto for hosting this wonderful event. It is a pleasure to be back in the beautiful Porto region, truly one of my favorite places in Portugal. For the past nearly three years, it has been ...
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Statement by Ambassador Robert Sherman On the Death of Former President Mario Soares

Today the United States Embassy joins Portugal and Portuguese people around the world in mourning the death of a great statesman, former Prime Minister and President, Mário Soares. Mário Soares was a remarkable individual who relentlessly put his country first and fought for the cause of democracy and human rights. History books tell us how, ...
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Departure of Ambassador Robert Sherman and Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer

Ambassador Sherman will depart Lisbon on January 20, 2017, as is customary for all political ambassadors upon the beginning of a new U.S. administration.  Deputy Chief of Mission Herro Mustafa will assume duties as Chargé d’Affaires until a new ambassador is appointed and arrives into Lisbon. Reflecting on his almost three years in Portugal, Ambassador ...
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Portugal and the United States: Partners for a Changing World

Muito obrigado, Pedro, for your kind introduction. My heartfelt appreciation as well to the audience who braved Lisbon winter weather to be with us today for this important event. Although, being from Boston, I can tell you, any winter where you can still play golf is not a real winter! I would like to extend ...
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Conference: Portugal and the United States – Partners in a Changing World

On December 7, the University of Lisbon’s School for Higher Social and Political Studies (ISCSP) hosted the conference “Portugal and the United States: Partners in a Changing World”, an event sponsored by the Office of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa which included the U.S. Embassy and the Luso-American Foundation, FLAD , as partners.  The opening session speakers were President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman and Professor Alice Trindade from ...
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Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO will be in the Azores to support WOBs

Embaixatriz and entrepreneur Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO António Raposo de Lima will visit the Azores again next week to further promote Connect to Success , the program founded by the U.S. Embassy that aims to support women-owned businesses (WOBs) and promote gender equality in the corporate world. Last October, U.S. Embassy, the Luso-American Foundation for Development ...
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Junior Achievement Leaders for a Day

As part of the overall youth and entrepreneurship outreach, the Embassy sponsored Junior Achievement’s Leaders For A Day initiative. On November 22nd, 26 youths shadowed business leaders, including U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman, benefiting from the experience of their working day. At the end of the day, students and leaders exchanged their experiences on career and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets. This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Speed Networking on Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship

The U.S. Embassy Lisbon organized its second speed networking event for USG exchange program Alumni in Portugal along with various local business leaders on November 16, 2016.  The event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week. This speed networking event was focused on connecting and networking among alumni and business leaders whose main focus is entrepreneurship, ...
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Explosives Used in Recent ATM Robberies

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that since October 5, 2016, we have received reports that an unknown group of still at large criminals have robbed four ATMs using explosives: two in Lisbon, one in Cascais, and one in Alfragide. All of the attacks have occurred between 1:00 – 5:00 a.m., and none of the ...
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Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Portugal and the United States

International students in the U.S. top one million for the first time More U.S. students came to Portugal for study abroad Strong growth among students in STEM fields in both directions The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by ...
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The U.S. Elections Speaker

As part of our overall elections outreach, the Embassy brought Nicholas Kralev to Portugal from November 2-10, to speak on the impact of the American elections, both presidential and congressional, on U.S. foreign policy. “Nobody really knows, not even Trump himself, knows what will happen”, according to American foreign policy expert, Nicholas Kralev. Adding that, “life is ...
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Mission to Mars Launched at the Ambassador’s Residence

Ambassador Sherman hosted a reception at his residence on Thursday November 3, in honor of the launch of the National Geographic series MARS.  The reception was co-hosted by Vera Pinto Pereira, Senior Vice-President of Fox Networks Group Iberia.  Emmet Fletcher from the European Space Agency presented on the work of ESA. MARS is a six-part TV event which premiered on ...
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National Geographic Channel: Launch of MARS Series

Boa tarde a todos! I am so excited to be co-hosting this event with the National Geographic Channel to celebrate the launch of their innovative new series MARS.  Thanks to Vera Pinto Pereira Senior Vice President of Fox/National Geographic, Iberia and your whole team for being such a great partner and working with us on tonight’s event.  I ...
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FCT Fab Lab Inaugurated

On October 28, Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT-Nova) inaugurated the “FCT Fab Lab – Powered by U.S. Embassy” as an expansion of the American Corners program at FCT-NOVA. The Fab Lab concept was developed at MIT through a course named “How to do (almost) anything,” and  Labs consist of a set of digital fabrication tools for rapid ...
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Portuguese Airports Security Strike

Media is reporting that airport security employees in Portuguese airports are planning a 24-hour strike on Thursday, October 27th. Although no specific times have been indicated, it appears that the strike will begin at 12:01 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on October 27th. Airport authorities in Portugal have advised customers flying out of Portuguese ...
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Study Abroad Portugal – Three Days, Three cities

From October 21 – 23, the U.S. Embassy, Office of Public Affairs, partnered with EducationUSA in Portugal , located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, to participate in the third edition of the Study Abroad Portugal fair, the largest information fair for Portuguese students wishing to study abroad.  It offered an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to learn first-hand ...
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Startup Challenge Winner Announced

The shortlist of startups who participated in the Startup Challenge consisted of startups competing for prizes which will give the winner the best conditions to be successful in the U.S., including the opportunity to showcase their solutions at the Microsoft booth at the Web Summit , one year membership at a Boston accelerator, flights to Boston, and legal assistance ...
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Women Entrepreneurship: Connect to Success Orientation Sessions

On October 14, the Connect to Success team traveled to Porto and Coimbra to announce the women owned businesses selected to work with teams of student consultants in the MBA/Masters Consulting Program.  In Porto, an orientation was held at UPTEC for students from the Porto Business School (PBS) and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP) for the women owned businesses with which they had ...
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Workshops for WOBs in the Azores

The U.S. Embassy and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) promoted a series of “Connect to Success” workshops for women entrepreneurs, between October 7 and 10, in the Azores. Connect to Success founded by the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with FLAD, aims to support women-owned businesses and promote gender equality in the corporate world. The program already has close to ...
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Editor-in-chief of PCMag.com visits Portugal

Dan Costa, editor in chief of PCMag.com and Senior Vice President of Content for Ziff-Davis, participated in a series of talks on new journalism, big data, and smart homes.  Mr. Costa believes that the information circulating on social networks and via a person’s digital “finger print” creates various ethical, informational and privacy issues. Mr. Costa discussed ...
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Taxi Protest in Lisbon Monday, October 10

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that a taxi protest is scheduled to take place in Lisbon on Monday, October 10 beginning at 8:30. Six thousand taxi drivers are expected to conduct a slow march from Parque das Nações to São Bento. We anticipate fewer available taxis and congested traffic. Please allow for ...
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Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer on gender equality

Kim Sawyer, the wife of Ambassador Robert Sherman, was invited to be one of the four panelists on “Women in Entrepreneurship and Engineering” at the Frontiers Initiative before an audience of 40 people. The Frontiers Initiative is a “space” created at the Nova University Faculty of Science and Technology library that includes a panel discussion three to four times a year, and ...
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U.S. Elections: The race to 270

The U.S. presidential elections will be decided by the swing state according to U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman.  On October 3rd Ambassador Sherman spoke to 450 students from the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon , St. Julian’s , St. Dominic’s and Oeiras International School at the CAISL auditorium.  He explained that the presidential candidate that obtains at least 270 electoral votes will become the next president of the ...
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Kim Sawyer at the Inspiring Women conference

Stanton Chase Portugal organized on September 28 its seventh HR Lunch under the theme “Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership.” Kim Sawyer, entrepreneur and wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, delivered the keynote address at the Inspiring Women conference. During this event, there were also debates on new trends in gender management and women’s presence in leading positions in companies. ...
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U.S. Cyber Policy – Now and Moving Forward

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and a warm Bem-Vindos a Lisboa! I’m Robert Sherman, the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, and it is truly a pleasure to be with you all this morning as you begin the three-day Secure Logistics Through Cyber workshop and summit. Please allow me to begin by offering my warmest gratitude to ...
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Ambassador Sherman Opens Cyber Logistics Summit

Ambassador Sherman participated in the opening panel that inaugurated the “Secure Logistics through Cyber” conference held in Lisbon September 19-21. With cyber experts from 11 countries, both in government and academic circles, the US European Command (EUCOM)-funded conference focused on cyberspace perspectives relating to global supply chain protection, international considerations and current unity of effort ...
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Opening of the Queer Film Festival and Premier of the play Orlando

Boa noite a todos.  I would like to thank Queer Film Festival director João Ferreira, and playwright André Murraças for the invitation to speak after this beautiful and emotional tribute to the 49 individuals killed in the June 12 massacre in Orlando. I was in my hometown of Boston when I heard about the horrific ...
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“This is America” Brings the American Experience to Lisbon

On September 16 Ambassador Robert Sherman officially opened the 3rd edition of “This is America” and announced the launch of the U.S. Embassy- Microsoft Startup Challenge ( http://www.buyusa.gov/portugal/ ).  “This is America” was organized by the American Chamber of Commerce and designed to showcase American culture and businesses.  The event took place at the Parque das ...
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The Ambassador in Vila Pouca de Aguiar and Marão

On September 16, Ambassador Robert Sherman paid an official visit to Vila Pouca de Aguiar, which is known as the nation’s granite capital.   The Mayor of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Alberto Machado, wanted to acknowledge the Ambassador’s support of Portugal’s national soccer team during the Euro 2016 games and presented him with a granite table ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Queer Film Festival

The American Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, was invited to be a guest speaker at the opening night of the Lisbon Queer Film Festival which featured the world-premier of the play Orlando, by André Murraças which honored the victims of the June 12, 2016 massacre in Florida. The Ambassador addressed an audience of over 850 people, ...
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Bragança Welcomes Ambassador Robert Sherman

During his visit to Bragança, the U.S. Ambassador explained that he would like to encourage foreign companies, especially U.S. businesses, to invest in the region. In his opinion, there are excellent investment opportunities, especially for those who seek a place that is environmentally-friendly and offers sustainable opportunities. Ambassador Sherman noted, “It seems to me that ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Farmers Affected by Fires

After the wild fires that struck Portugal this summer, the United States is providing some disaster relief assistance to those affected by the fires. Through the U.S. Office of Disaster Assistance, the Embassy donated $50,000 to support the work of various NGOs including Caritas which is using the funds to provide feed for farmers who ...
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Update on Forest Fires in Madeira and North of Portugal

Lisbon emergency officials still report forest fires in some regions of the country, although the fires are being contained by Portuguese authorities. The National Civil Protection Authority ’s (NCPA) national emergency plan is still in effect and the current state of alert is yellow. U.S. citizens contemplating visits to Portugal in the immediate future are advised to remain attentive ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Forest Fires in Madeira and North of Portugal

Lisbon emergency officials still report forest fires in some regions of the country, although the fires are being contained by Portuguese authorities. The National Civil Protection Authority ’s (NCPA) national emergency plan is still in effect and the current state of alert is yellow. U.S. citizens contemplating visits to Portugal in the immediate future are advised to remain attentive ...
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U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Admiral Michelle Howard Visits Lisbon

Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, visited Lisbon on July 19, and met with U.S. and Portuguese leaders, received briefings on the current state of military affairs in Portugal, and also participated in the NATO Maritime Expeditionary Operations Conference in Oeiras. ...
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U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Visits Portugal

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Portugal, stopping in the Azores and Lisbon, for two full days of meetings with Portuguese defense leadership, July 11-12. During the visit they discussed the U.S. continued commitment to maintaining Lajes Field, the transfer of F-16 aircraft to NATO partners, exchanged ideas and concerns on ...
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John Williamson Speaks about Video Games and Education

At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and in partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, John Williamson, an advocate for STEM education, visited Portugal to deliver a number of lectures on the use of video games and how they can keep students —especially girls and other underrepresented groups—interested in STEM subjects, Science, ...
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Ambassador Sherman Visits Beja Air Base

Accompanied by the Defense Air Attaché Col. Glenn LeMasters and Political Officer Mark Gul of U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Ambassador Sherman made a visit to the Beja Air Base where he was received by Col. José Gaspar, the Commander of Air Base 11. The Ambassador and accompanying staff were briefed about the air base mission and ...
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Ambassador Sherman: Scientific Diplomacy is the Path to a Better World

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman spoke at the “Science and Technology for the Atlantic” conference on July 4 in Lisbon where he discussed how scientific diplomacy is the way to create a better world. According to the Ambassador, “the world’s challenges can only be solved by science,” involving multiple partners, including governments, industries and ...
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Independence Day Reception

In celebration of Independence Day, the American Ambassador to Portugal and Mrs. Kim Sawyer held a garden party reception in the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. A diverse crowd of Portuguese from the local political, business, cultural and academic community, as well as international guests, accepted the invitation to come and celebrate the ...
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Independence Day Celebration

Good evening. Boa tarde. Ministro Mário Centeno, Ministro Manuel Caldeira Cabral, e outros membros do Governo Português; Membros das Forças Armadas de Portugal; Deputados da Assembleia da República; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Representatives of Strike Force NATO, and members of the U.S. Military; Commander Stefan Walch and the leadership team of ...
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Cutter Barque EAGLE Returns to Funchal

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque EAGLE visited Funchal for four day, arriving on June 23, 11 years after its first visit to the island. The EAGLE, “America’s Tall Ship,” was built in 1936 and their stop in Madeira was part of the celebration of the ship’s maiden voyage. The EAGLE was open to public ...
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LGBTI Flag-Raising Ceremony

(remarks delivered by PAO Mark Pannell) Friends and colleagues, Bem-vindos à Embaixada dos Estados Unidos da América. Unfortunately, the Ambassador’s return flight was canceled and is unable to be here today. He passes his sincere regrets for not being here to participate personally at such an important event and wishes us all the best on ...
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“FCT-NOVA Challenge” Competition Award Ceremony

On June 6, Ambassador Sherman participated in the award ceremony of the first edition of the “FCT-NOVA Challenge” on the campus of FCT-Nova University. The Embassy was a sponsor for this national competition which sought to increase secondary school students’ interest science and engineering. The competition also promoted engagement between students, teachers and researchers. A ...
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Ambassador Sherman in the Sintra Strategic Entrepreneurial Council Meeting

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman participated in the Sintra Strategic Entrepreneurial Council meeting. In his remarks on “Bilateral Commercial Ties in the 21st Century” he spoke of one of his main priorities since arriving in Portugal: the relevance of economic diplomacy on entrepreneurship given the current economic situation. He highlighted some of the measures ...
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Ambassador Sherman at Texas-EU Business Summit 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, was one of the featured speakers at the Texas-EU Business Summit held May 10 in Austin, Texas, the topic this year was “Access to Trade, Investment and Innovation.” It was the 5th edition of an event designed for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals. Texas is the largest ...
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Kerry Kennedy Visits Lisbon to Promote Speak Truth To Power Project

Kerry Kennedy, writer, human rights activist, and President of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights center, was in Lisbon to promote the ‘Speak Truth To Power initiative,’ that uses experiences of people from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. The ‘Speak Truth To Power:Voices From Beyond the Dark’ play ...
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David Drubin in Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon supported the visit of Prof. David G. Drubin, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, to participate in the “1st Small Meeting on Endocytic Trafficking and Signaling – SMETS1”, jointly hosted by the University of Minho and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. As part of his ...
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U.S. Speaker Lottie Baker at APPI Conference

The Embassy supported the participation of Lottie Baker, Visiting Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy Graduate School of Education & Human Development, The George Washington University, as a keynote speaker and presenter at the 30th annual conference of the national Association of English Teachers (APPI). The conference was held in Aveiro, April 22-24, and the theme ...
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Bilateral Military Training with U.S. Marines and Portuguese Fuzileiros

U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit ( 26th MEU ) and Portuguese Fuzileiros jointly conducted a bilateral training exercise this week near Lisbon, Portugal. The Marines are embarked on the USS OAK HILL (LSD-51) in Lisbon conducting a port visit from 16-20 April. On April 18, U.S. Marines attended a ceremony commemorating the Portuguese Fuzileiros ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Kim Sawyer Visit the Azores

Ambassador Sherman and his wife Kim Sawyer decided to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the Azores. While on Terceira they met with the Mayors of Praia and Angra do Heroísmo, Roberto Monteiro e José Álamo de Meneses respectively, where they discussed the business incubators in both cities. While in Terceira, they visited the Angra do ...
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Aric Rindfleisch on 3D Printing and MakerSpaces

In association with the American Corner network and other partners, the American Embassy Lisbon organized the visit to Portugal of Aric Rindfleisch, executive director of the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first maker lab located in a business school. Prof. Rindfleisch spoke at a series of engagements related to 3D printing discussing the origins of this ...
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Ambassador Sherman’s Visit to Marinha Grande

Ambassador Robert Sherman visited on March 30 Moldiject’s facilities and factory. Moldiject and its owner Salomé Trigo are members of the Embassy’s Connect to Success program and are currently participating in the Corporate Mentoring Program, being mentored by Siemens Ambassador Sherman visited as part of a trip to Marinha Grande to highlighted how TTIP will ...
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EducationUSA and Embassy Participate in Futurália in Lisbon

EducationUSA in Portugal, located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, and the U.S. Embassy, partnered with American Corners from the universities of FCT-Nova, IST and FLUL, to participate in Futurália , the largest educational and job fair in the country that annually attracts up to 50,000 students, parents and teachers. Representatives from ten U.S. colleges and universities ...
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International Week Military Academy

Two cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA) arrived in Lisbon during March spring break for the Foreign Academy Exchange Program (FAEP), in the first exchange program between the United States Military Academy (West Point) and Portugal’s Army Military Academy (Academia Militar). Later this spring, two Portuguese Military Academy cadets will be hosted at ...
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Recital de Piano em Honra do Dia Internacional da Mulher

Para celebrar o Dia Internacional da Mulher, a Embaixada Americana em Lisboa convidou Virginia Eskin para dar um recital de piano na residência oficial do Embaixador. Virginia Eskin é uma pianista com uma longa associação à música clássica e uma grande defensora da música executada por mulheres, o repertório americano de 1900, compositores do Holocausto. ...
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Piano Recital in Honor of International Women´s Day

To celebrate International Women´s Day, the U.S. Embassy invited Virginia Eskin to play a piano recital at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. Ms. Eskin is a pianist who has a long association with classical music, and has championed music by women, l900 American repertoire, Holocaust composers, and created the Ragtime Project on the KOCH label – ...
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Ambassador and Embaixatriz at WOW Conference

To celebrate the role and impact of Women in Business and Leadership, Ambassador Robert Sherman and Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer attended a gala dinner organized by The Women Of Wisdom (WOW) Conference. The dinner was preceded by a fashion show of Portuguese designers and culminated in recognition awards by two different organizations. Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer presented ...
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Ambassador Sherman at IBM’s Innovation Ecosystem Kickoff Meeting

Ambassador Robert A. Sherman spoke on March 2 at IBM’s annual/kick off meeting entitled “Innovation Ecosystem” that included approximately 100 of IBM Portugal’s top business partners, an audience composed of CEOs and other board members of IBM’s top business partners. Members of IBM’s board of directors, António Raposo de Lima, President, António Cerejeira, HR, Lara ...
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Ambassador Sherman Hosts Presentation of TAP’s New Routes to U.S.

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman hosted at his residence in Lisbon the presentation of TAP’s two new routes to New York at JFK International Airport, starting July 1, and Boston airport, starting June 1. Ambassador Sherman highlighted the “tremendous potential” of the new routes and said they can bring more tourists, investors and American ...
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U.S. Government Representatives Meet with ANIVEC

U.S. government representatives were in Porto on the 24th and 25th of February, and visited ANIVEC, the National Association of Clothing Manufacturers, to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Caroyl Miller, Deputy Textile Negotiator U.S. Trade Representative, William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative and Benjamin A. Rockwell, Economic Unit Chief at ...
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MOU Signed Between Portuguese Naval School and the U.S. Naval Academy

On February 16, the Superintendent of the Portuguese Naval Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Portuguese Naval School (Escola Naval) and the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), which covers the exchange of Escola Naval cadets and USNA midshipmen, as well as instructors and curriculum. The USNA Superintendent will sign the MOU when the ...
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U.S. Marines, Diplomatic Security and Portuguese Law Enforcement Collaborate in Embassy Reinforcement Rehearsal Exercise

U.S. Marines from the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) unit located in Moron, Spain, as well as training representatives from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service participated with the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon in a three-day crisis response exercise, February 8-10, 2016. This was an opportunity for a small contingent of the ...
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Farm to Table IVLP Press Conference

Liz joined the Director of the School of Home, Hospitality and Tourism, Filipe Rocha, for a press conference on Tuesday, January 27th, at the school to talk about the Farm to Table program and to wish the participants a great trip. The current program which includes Azorean participants in the food and wine industry is ...
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Visit to the Museu da Emigração Açoriana

Consul Liz Konick enjoyed a tour of the Museum of Azorean Immigration in Ribeira Grande on January 7th. Rui Faria, chief of the municipality’s programs for youth and culture, provided wonderful background to the development of the museum and many of the artifacts on display Konick highly recommends visiting this interesting museum. There is excellent ...
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New Year’s Reception

On January 6th, Consul Liz Konick had the pleasure to join the President of the Regional Government, Vasco Cordeiro, two former presidents and many members of the regional government for the annual New Year’s reception at the palace. The Consul said in her new year’s toast that although she and her husband had only been ...
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Terceira Hosts U.S.-Portugal Meeting of the Standing Bilateral Commission

The 34th session of the Portugal-U.S. Standing Bilateral Commission was held in Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores and brought a delegation of U.S. government officials from Washington, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, and elsewhere, as well as the Portuguese delegation, to address a range of political, economic, military and strategic issues. The Commission reviewed ...
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Embassy Lisbon Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Connect to Success

Embassy Lisbon commemorated Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with an event promoted through Connect to Success, the program launched by the U.S. Embassy in 2014 to strengthen women-owned businesses and promote gender equality in the corporate world. The event was co-hosted by the Luso-American Foundation and Doubletree by Hilton. Cristina Ferreira was the special guest at this ...
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Ambassador Robert Sherman Discusses Energy Security in Portugal

U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman participated in the “Economic Development and Energy Security: strategic challenges” conference organized by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), during which he noted that Europe’s dependence on natural gas from Russia is a threat to the European Union’s energy security: “As we know, Russia used the supply of oil and natural gas ...
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Ambassador Sherman at Seminar on NATO

On November 18, U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman participated in a seminar organized by the Portuguese Institute of International Relations at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IPRI-NOVA) and the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD), entitled “Portugal, NATO and the New Arc of Crises.” The seminar analyzed the evolution of the strategic environment faced by the Alliance, challenges ...
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Barcelos Hosts Seminar to Discuss TTIP with Ambassador Sherman

Barcelos’ city council and Portuguese company Gestão, Tecnologia e Inovação S. A. (GTI) organized a seminar called “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – Impact on the textile, clothing and shoe sectors.” U. S. Ambassador Robert Sherman and Francisca Lucena e Vale from the Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP) were also present at this ...
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Ambassador Sherman Visits Coimbra

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman was in Coimbra for the first time to visit Mayor Manuel Machado. At the meeting, the Ambassador said the technology produced in Coimbra is among the best in the world and highlighted that he would like to bring investors to the city and help boost jobs and revenue. Sherman ...
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Ambassador Sherman at FLUP

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, visited the Faculty of Letters at the University of Porto (FLUP) for a conference on “The Importance and Power of Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Spirit.” This conference was part of the American Corner, a partnership established between the U.S. Embassy and FLUP that provides free access to an extensive ...
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A Visit with Mayor of Ponta Delgada

Consul Liz Konick enjoyed her first official meeting with Ponta Delgada’s Mayor, Jose Manuel Bolieiro on November 12th. During their meeting, she toured the beautiful historical building and office. “The art collection in the municipal office is a wonderful representation of the history and traditions in Ponta Delgada”.
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Consular Outreach and Visit to Madalena Mayor

On November 5th and 6th Consul Liz Konick visited the islands of Terceira, Faial, and Pico. In Pico, she had the pleasure of meeting the Mayor of Madalena, Jose Antonio Marcos Soares. The U.S. Consulate plans visits to other island quarterly for U.S. Citizen services. Thank you to Mayor Soares for his welcome and for ...
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Trident Juncture 15 Successfully Concluded in Portugal

Trident Juncture 2015, NATO’s largest exercise in over a decade, which took place in Spain, Italy and Portugal, comes to an end today. The exercise demonstrated NATO’s interoperability, transparency, strength and capacity to bring together many Allied and partner nations and organizations to respond to a wide range of security challenges. While on board the ...
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First Speed Networking at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy Lisbon organized a speed networking event for the first time for USG exchange program alumni in Portugal on November 6. Based on the format of speed dating, speed networking is specifically designed to allow participants to exchange information face-to-face and build contacts in a short amount of time. Alumni not only walked ...
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Study Abroad Portugal

On October 30-31, the Office of Public Affairs partnered with FCS and EducationUSA to mark its presence in the brand new and exclusive Study Abroad Portugal education fair in Lisbon. The Embassy’s booth was visited by around 300 students and parents who sought information on how and where to study in the United States. EducationUSA, ...
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Meeting with Regional President Vasco Cordeiro

Consul Liz Konick met with Regional President Vasco Cordeiro on October 19th. Thank you to President Cordeiro for the warm welcome to the Azores and Ponta Delgada. During the meeting the two discussed the role of the Consulate in Ponta Delgada, the impact of increased tourism to the region and other issues that the U.S. ...
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U.S. Marines, Portuguese Fuzileiros and STRIKFORNATO Conduct Combined Amphibious Assault in Pinheiro da Cruz

On October 19 and 20, as part of the TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 exercise, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), Portuguese Marines (“Fuzileiros”), and the United States Marines Corps demonstrated cooperation and interoperability as they conducted a Combined Amphibious Assault simulation exercise at the Pinheiro da Cruz training range in Portugal. On October 19, the ...
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FLAD Conference in the Azores

The Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) in cooperation with the National Science Foundation (NSF) held a conference on “Science and Society: Bioethics in Debate” on Thursday, October 15. The conference was part of a cycle of conferences “30 Years of FLAD – Three Decades of Development: Science, Economics and Politics. Deputy Chief of Mission, John ...
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Reaching for New Horizons with Alice Bowman

As part U.S. Embassy Portugal’s speaker’s program Mission Operation Manager (MOM) of NASA’s New Horizons mission, Alice Bowman, visited the Azores and spoke to audiences at the University of the Azores and at the Astronomical Observatory of Santana (OASA). Bowman, the first woman MOM, captured her audiences’ attention with the story of the New Horizons ...
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NASA Mission to Pluto Operations Manager in Portugal

The American Embassy in Lisbon hosted Alice Bowman, NASA Mission Operations Manager (MOM) for the NASA’s New Horizon’s mission to Pluto. Ms. Bowman visited Porto, Braga, Aveiro, Lisbon, Reguengos de Monsaraz, and Ponta Delgada sharing her experience as the leader of this incredible mission to reach new horizons. As Ambassador Sherman said when he introduced ...
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U.S. Education Mission Visits Portugal

This week an education mission organized by the Commercial Section of the Embassy in close cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal and Education USA , visited Portugal, allowing those who are interested in pursuing an education in the U.S. to talk directly with representatives from various American universities. On Monday, the universities who are ...
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U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Admiral Mark Ferguson in Lisbon

Admiral Mark Ferguson, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, visited Lisbon on September 22-23, and met with U.S. and Portuguese leaders, toured local military installations and facilities, and received briefings on the current state of military affairs in Portugal, as well as on preparations ...
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U.S. Air Force Celebrates Its 68th Anniversary in Monsanto

Ambassador Robert Sherman and Defense Attaché Colonel Glenn B. LeMasters hosted a reception in Monsanto on September 21 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. General José Antonio Magalhães Araújo Pinheiro, Portuguese Air Force Chief of Staff, was among several VIPs who attended the reception. We were also honored to have the ...
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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Today, August 6th, in Lisbon, the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic signed the Agreement to reinforce tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The Agreement was signed by U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman and Portuguese State Secretary for Fiscal Affairs Paulo Núncio. The signing of the Agreement ...
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BGI 6th Edition Grand Finale

The Public Affairs Officer of the American Embassy Lisbon, Mark Pannell, gave a keynote speech to open the closing session of the 6th edition of BGI – Building Global Innovators, an integral part of the MIT Portugal program. The event took place on July 31, at ISCTE’s Grand Auditorium, focusing on the important role that the ...
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Embassy Lisbon Supports Food Bank

In November 2014 the U.S. Embassy in Portugal accepted a donation of more than 6,000 used books. The Embassy worked with the American Embassy in Mozambique to distribute most of the books to Maputo public schools. Still, there were many books that were either in poor condition or were out of date and not wanted ...
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U.S. Embassy Staff Meet with Portuguese Entrepreneurs

On July 16, 2015, four entrepreneurs met with Public Affairs Officer Mark Pannell and Foreign Service Officer Caron De Mars for an orientation session about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kenya July 25 and 26. Vera Colaço and Ana Salcedo Guimarães of Manifesto Moda; Cristina Martinho of Acquawise Consulting; and Emília Simões of Last2Ticket ...
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2015 Fulbright Grantees Reception

On July 15, the American Embassy in Lisbon held a reception in honor of new Fulbright scholarship grantees traveling in 2015. Ambassador Sherman congratulated the scholars and delivered a certificate to each one. The Fulbright Commission Board members and staff as well as next year’s awardees attended the event, among others. This served as an ...
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U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in Portugal

On his first official visit to Portugal, the United States Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by President Cavaco Silva, and met with Prime Minister Passos Coelho. Secretary Moniz was a keynote speaker at a conference focusing on “The New Energy Challenges” which ...
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Tyler DeWitt: “Science Can Be Fun!”

In partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, the American Embassy Lisbon promoted the visit to Portugal of microbiologist Tyler DeWitt for a series of talks at Porto, Aveiro, FCT-Nova and IST universities as well as at ExpoLab, in the Azores. DeWitt’s presentation was entitled “Psst: Hey, you want some of this DNA?” A PhD ...
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Independence Day at Embassy Lisbon

On July 3, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, and his wife Kim Sawyer held a ceremony at Embassy Lisbon to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of the United States. At the end of his speech, Ambassador Sherman made a toast with Madeira wine and highlighted the strong historical and cultural links between ...
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Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening. Colleagues from the United States Embassy; Members of the Portuguese Government; Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces; Deputies of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Members of Strike Force NATO, and the U.S. Military; Commanding Officer of the USS Fort McHenry and the Commander of the embarked Marines; ...
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Embassy Holds Ceremony to Honor LGBT Pride Month

The Embassy held a ceremony today to commemorate Gay Pride Month that was attended by politicians, diplomatic community, members of civil society, academia and the press. The ceremony included a raising of the Rainbow Flag jointly with the U.S. “stars and stripes” flag up the Embassy’s iconic flag pole. After the ceremony, attendees were invited ...
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Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Thank you for joining me here to celebrate Pride Month! In his June 1st proclamation, President Obama reiterated the U.S. commitment to ensuring equal rights for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community throughout the world. We are not truly equal until every person is afforded the same rights and opportunities — ...
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Message on Systems Issues from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ...
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Embassy Lisbon Partnership in Entrepreneur Exchange Web Chat

Embassy Lisbon, in partnership with American Corner@FCT-NOVA, served as an anchor post for a live worldwide web chat on the theme, “Raising Capital: Trends and Innovations” hosted by ECA Alumni Division. The program, part of the “Entrepreneur Exchange” series, featured a Portuguese and an American expert. The Portuguese participant, Sandra Correia, an IVLP alum and ...
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U.S. Embassy Leads Life Sciences Mission in Portugal

The Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a Life Sciences Trade Mission to Portugal on June 1-3, 2015 that included stops in Lisbon, Coimbra, Braga and Porto. The American delegation was led by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Craig Mello. The mission focused on increasing cooperation and creating synergies between U.S. and Portuguese ...
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From Massachusetts to Embassy Lisbon

On May 15, a group of students from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth visited the American Embassy Lisbon for a briefing on how an embassy works. These students are currently studying in Portugal under the API UMass in Lisbon program at ISCTE. Ambassador Sherman welcomed the guests. After hearing about how a mission is led and managed, including ...
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Students from Babson College at the U.S. Embassy

On May 11, 2015 the Embassy hosted a group of students from Babson College, Massachusetts, who are currently taking the course “Spain/Portugal Start-up Strategy” about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the two Iberian countries. This visit allowed the students to know a little more about the Embassy as a whole and, in particular, the different section ...
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Embassy Lisbon Supports Translation Prize

Embassy Lisbon once again supported Catholic University’s annual Prémio Traduzir, an event that recognizes outstanding works of translation by Portuguese high school students throughout the country. This was the 16th edition of the competition and had around 1,000 participants. The American Embassy supported the initiative with gifts of an I-Pod Shuffle and books to the ...
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Spelling Bee Finale

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the Association of Portuguese English Teachers (APPI) and the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, hosted English Spelling Bee competitions for teams of 9th and 10th graders from public schools around the country. Regional Spelling Bees were held in Ponta Delgada, Angra do Heroísmo, Porto, Braga, Aveiro, Setúbal, Lisboa, Madeira, Faro, ...
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Special Tour of USS Anzio

In coordination with the U.S. Navy and representatives of the USS Anzio, the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy organized a guided tour of the navy cruiser for students and users of the American Corner at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) on May 9. The USS Anzio anchored off the coast of Lisbon for a three-day visit, ...
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Multiculturalism and Music at Amadora School

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, and following a request from Amadora High School, the Office of Public Affairs organized a combined event at the school’s Open Day, on April 29. The event took place in the school’s main atrium before over 180 students, and began with a presentation on Multiculturalism and Music, presented by ...
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Kathleen Graves at the 29th APPI Conference

The Office of Public Affairs in Lisbon supported the visit to Portugal of Prof. Kathleen Graves, Associate Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan, during the period of April 28 – May 2, 2015. On April 28 and 29, Kathleen Graves made a well-attended presentation, respectively, at the University of Aveiro and Faculty ...
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Embassy Lisbon Hosts Briefing on Climate Change

The Embassy proceeded its outreach program to secondary schools this academic year by hosting 40 students from the Castro Verde Secondary School on April 28, 2015. At the school’s request, the PAO spoke about the role of the Public Affairs Office as part of the main topic: The Role of an Embassy. After his participation, ...
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CSI Portugal 10th Year Anniversary

On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Container Security Initiative (CSI), the Portuguese Tributary and Customs Authority, and U.S. Embassy Lisbon celebrated 10 years of collaborative efforts in a reception at the Ambassador’s residence. CBP, the Portuguese Customs and U.S. Embassy worked together to implement CSI, which became operational in the ...
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Embassy Lisbon Hosts Secondary School Students

On April 21, 2015 a group of 10-12th grade students of Avelar Brotero Secondary School, in Coimbra, visited the Embassy for a briefing on The Role of an Embassy to learn how a diplomatic mission functions. Public Affairs Officer Mark Pannell greeted them and briefly explained the role of the Office of Public Affairs while ...
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Cultural Entrepreneurship Speaker Alice Loy in Portugal

Cultural Entrepreneurship expert Alice Loy, Head of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, visited Portugal from April 13 through April 20 for a series of lectures on several Portuguese universities, as well as multiple visits to start-up incubators and entrepreneurial centers in São João da Madeira, Aveiro, Porto, Lisbon and Azores. Open to the public ...
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Military Exercises with Fuzileiros and Marines

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) conducted a bilateral training exercise with Portuguese Fuzileiros near Lisbon, Portugal during the week of April 6. The goal of this training was to strengthen U.S. military relations with our Portuguese partners, while enhancing U.S. capabilities. This is the second of such training and ...
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Embassy Lisbon Supports APEAA 2015 Meeting

The Office of Public Affairs in Lisbon supported the participation of Richard Zimler at the annual Association of Anglo-American Studies (APEAA) meeting which took place at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, between 26-28 March. This year’s event focused on “(Re)Shaping the Humanities: New Forms of Representation, New Ways of ...
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International Poetry Day Commemoration

Celebrating the International Poetry Day, in a partnership between the American Corner Azores and the Department of Languages and Modern Literature of the University of the Azores, a poetry recital was held. The event had the participation of both University faculty and students with poetry from 23 different authors in six different languages, including English. ...
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Talk on International Security at Salesianos

At the request of Salesianos do Estoril’s History teachers, U.S. Embassy RSO Nick Fanelli, accompanied by an RSO intern and OPA intern, gave a talk on International Security and Terrorism topics to 150 10th-12th grade students. Students demonstrated a remarkable interest in these subjects and engaged thoroughly in Q&A.
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Inaugural Session of “Bridging the Atlantic”

The inaugural session of the “Bridging the Atlantic” project was held at the University of the Azores, under the theme of “Health Care in the United States: the healthcare system and the role of community health”. Guest speaker was Dartmouth faculty teacher, Maryellen Brisbois. Participated in the session Azorean Regional Government officials as well as ...
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Study in the USA Promoted at Futurália 2015 Education Fair in Lisbon

In partnership with Fulbright, EducationUSA, American Corners, and nine U.S. colleges and universities, the Embassy organized the pavilion “Destination USA” at Futurália 2015 between March 11-14 to promote studying in the USA to prospective Portuguese students. Futuralia is the largest education and employment fair for young people in Portugal, each year attracting nearly 50,000 Portuguese ...
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Embassy Offers Connect to Success Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs at Católica Lisbon

On March 7, the first edition of Connect to Success Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs was held to highlight International Woman’s Day (Sunday March 8). The Embassy’s Office of Public Affairs partnered with Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics to organize the workshops held on the School campus. The National Associations of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), ...
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Embassy Launches Connect to Success MBA/Masters Consulting at Ambassador’s Residence

On March 6, Ambassador Robert Sherman and wife Kim Sawyer, with the participation of the Minister of Education and Science Nuno Crato, hosted a reception at their residence to launch the Connect to Success MBA/Masters Consulting Program. The launch of this component of the Embassy’s women entrepreneurship program was timed to also highlight International Women’s ...
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Ambassador Delivers Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy at ISCTE-IUL

U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman spoke on “U.S. Foreign Policy: Responsible Leadership, Strong Partnerships and New Challenges” to over sixty ISCTE undergraduate and graduate students of the International Relations, Political Science and History departments, as well as to some members of the press. “Whether it’s a tsunami, a threat by ISIS, or an Ebola epidemic, when ...
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Ambassador Participates in Press Availability on Iberian Suite Festival

U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman joined State Secretary for Culture, Jorge Barreto Xavier, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Luis Campos Ferreira and Spanish Ambassador Eduardo Junco to participate in a press availability to highlight the festival “ IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix ” to be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, March 3 – 24, 2015. More than ...
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Fulbright Commission Agreement Signature

The United States Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, and the Portuguese Minister of Education and Science, Nuno Crato, signed the U.S.-Portugal Fulbright Commission Agreement today in the presence of the Fulbright Commission board and representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education and Science. The Agreement provides for several bilateral educational exchange programs.‎ More ...
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DAS Julieta Noyes in Lisbon

On February 10, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Julieta Noyes visited the American Corner – Digital Innovation Center at NOVA University’s Faculty of Science and Technology and was briefed on the project of the new Fab Lab which will have the support of the American Embassy in Lisbon. Ms. Noyes met with Dean Prof. ...
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Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Rep Christina Sevilla in Lisbon

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christina Sevilla stopped in Lisbon on February 2-4 to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). During her stay in Lisbon, Christina also participated in a roundtable to debate TTIP with academics and journalists, and met with Portuguese government officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AICEP, and the ...
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Exhibition “Sonnabend | Paris – New York” in Lisbon

Ambassador Robert Sherman attended, on February 5, the inauguration of the exhibition “Sonnabend Paris – New York” at the Arpad-Szenes Vieira da Silva museum, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. On display until May 3 will be works by American post-war artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Jones, Robert Rauschenberg, or Roy Lichtenstein , and others. ...
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Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Rep Christina Sevilla in Lisbon

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christina Sevilla stopped in Lisbon on February 2-4 to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). During her stay in Lisbon, Christina also participated in a roundtable to debate TTIP with academics and journalists, and met with Portuguese government officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AICEP, and the ...
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Ambassador Sherman in Seminar on TTIP

On January 30, Ambassador Sherman was a guest speaker at a Seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its impact on the textile, apparel and footwear sectors which took place at the AvePark – Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, in Guimarães. This event was hosted by the Mayor of Guimarães, Domingos Bragança, ...
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Ambassador Sherman at INL

Ambassador Sherman visited the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga on January 29. INL is the first fully international research organization in Europe in the field of Nanoscience, Nanomedicine, and Nanotechnology, with at least 200 researchers and 100 PhD students from around the world. Ambassador Sherman met with the director, and researchers for briefings ...
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Writer Patricia Portela Encourages Students to Read

From 1984, Anna Karenina, Harry Potter, Montaigne and John Cage, to her own works – novelist, playwright, artist, and exchange alumna Patricia Portela promoted reading to secondary school students in Madeira during her “Let’s read for pleasure!” talk on January 26-27. Patricia spoke on how her love of reading turned her into a writer and ...
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American Chamber of Commerce Portugal and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon hosted the first meeting of the newly created Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal. Eighteen U.S. companies with operations in Portugal attended the event. The Embassy and the American Chamber will be regularly featuring the great initiatives and meaningful ...
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Quorum Ballet Dance Company Performs “Rights”

On December 20-21 at Recreios da Amadora, the Quorum Ballet Dance Company, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Lisbon, showcased a performance of “Rights,” which included the powerful piece that addresses the theme of human trafficking for the commercial sex and organ trade. “Rights” is choreographed by Donald Byrd, a choreographer with the renowned Seattle-based ...
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Human Rights Day Talk in the North of Portugal

The Assistant Public Affairs Officer of American Embassy Lisbon was the invited speaker to talk to a group of 11th graders at the Secondary School of Póvoa do Lanhoso about International Human Rights Day. There was time to engage all the participants in a brief discussion about the rights of women and children, as well ...
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Alumni Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship Development

In partnership with IES Social Entrepreneurship Institute, Fulbright, and the American Corner at University of Porto Faculty of Letters, Embassy Lisbon organized an alumni professional development workshop on social entrepreneurship which was attended by a diverse group of alumni from around the country. The workshop especially provided alumni with the tools to develop initiatives that aim ...
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Thanksgiving Briefing at Eugenio dos Santos School

U.S. Embassy made two presentations about Thanksgiving at Eugenio dos Santos school, in Lisbon. The topic was the history of the holiday and its importance to American culture. The first briefing had the added plus of being the first time the students in that session had heard a native American English speaker in person. The second ...
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Thanksgiving Cooking Demo and Dinner at FCT-Nova

U.S. Embassy Lisbon’s Office of Public Affairs and Embassy community family members teamed up to present a Thanksgiving Dinner cooking demonstration and dinner at the American Corner of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova. Guests included FCT-Nova’s faculty, staff, students, and exchange alumni. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the traditional American menu.
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“Connect to Success” Launches its Corporate Mentoring Program

On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19, the Embassy announced the start of its first “Connect to Success” corporate mentoring program. Applications from potential mentees had come from all kinds of different sectors, including textile, recruitment and coaching, architecture, law, digital marketing, language training and translation services, food industry, and information technology, among others. Following an ...
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MD Anderson Delegation in Portugal

At the invitation of the American Embassy Lisbon, a delegation from MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, visited Portugal the week of 17-21 November led by the center’s President, Ronald dePinho. The delegation participated in a joint Conference on Gastric and Hereditary Cancer held at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine on November ...
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International Education Week in the Azores

During International Education Week 2014, Embassy Lisbon in partnership with the American Corner Azores and Fulbright Portugal promoted a visit by the Embassy’s Information Resource Director and the director of Fulbright Portugal to several schools in the Azores to give sessions on E-Library and Study in the United States. The sessions helped to highlight the ...
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Ambassador at FLAD Mid-Term Election Night Watch

Ambassador Sherman attended the Mid-Term Election Night Watch at the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) on November 4, election day in the United States. FLAD President, Vasco Rato, hosted the event, during which Ambassador Sherman and FLAD Senior Fellow Lara Alameh spoke about the mechanics and importance of the mid-term elections. The event was well ...
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US Embassy Lisbon Employees Help Build a House

As a yearly event, a team of Embassy staff and family members volunteer to help build or renovate a home for a disadvantaged family in Portugal. This year, the team went to Braga in early October to help build a home for a family through Habitat for Humanity. Rain or shine, the volunteers gladly performed ...
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Red Ribbon Week Presentation at CAISL

On October 17, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the U.S. Embassy Lisbon gave a drug prevention awareness presentation to 110 middle and high school students at Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (CAISL) as part of DEA Red Ribbon Week, which is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program in the United ...
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Ambassador Sherman Visits Sines

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, paid a first visit to the port of Sines on October 15. Received by Eduardo Bandeira, Director of Sines port authority, the Ambassador was briefed about the characteristics and potential of the port of Sines platform to welcome new American investors, as well as the direct channels that link ...
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Mars Curiosity Engineer Engages with Students

In association with the American Corner network and other partners, American Embassy Lisbon organized a speaking tour across Portugal for the Mars curiosity mission flight engineer, Bobak Ferdowsi, reaching out to hundreds of high school/ secondary students, researchers and the media in the Azores, Lisbon, Aveiro, Porto and Braga. At every stop of his tour, ...
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Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)

The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) was launched by the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) on October 7, 2014. SiPN seeks to provide a flexible study abroad program in Portugal for U.S. students. The program provides semester and summer-long study options, as well as internships. Speaking at the presentation, Ambassador Robert A. Sherman, emphasized that “The program ...
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Ambassador Sherman at the Launch of ABC Justice

Ambassador Sherman joined alumni, the staff of the Portuguese Association for the Protection of Victims (APAV) and students on September 24th to launch the web site of ABC Justice at Casa Pia. ABC Justice is an alumni-led project that won an Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) grant in 2013 to launch a sustainable and creative public information ...
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Ambassador Sherman Begins TTIP Campaign in Alentejo with Harley Ride

On September 21-22, Ambassador Sherman kicked off a series of travels through Portugal in a campaign to raise visibility of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). On September 21, the first day of the trip, the Ambassador joined over 300 Harley-Davidson riders in an annual ride, this year beginning in Évora and stopping in ...
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Embassy Donates Baseball Equipment to Madeira School

On September 19, U.S. Vice Consul visited Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia in Madeira to talk to 11th and 12th grade students about the importance of sports in education. This outreach event included the donation of baseball equipment to the school and interview with local media, in which the vice consul highlighted the contributions that ...
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“Connect to Success” Launched Self-Certification Process

“Connect to Success”, a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, which aims to strengthen the Portuguese economy by supporting the growth of women owned businesses (“WOBs”), introduced its self-certification process and MBA consulting initiative on September 15 at the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD). Once certified, WOBs will be eligible to apply to participate in any of ...
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Outdoor Screening of American Films

In coordination with the city and the movie initiative called ‘Fitas na Rua’ the embassy organized outdoor screenings of iconic American films free of charge in iconic locations across the city of Lisbon. In this activity, the film Sabrina, directed by Billy Wilder, was screened in the courtyard of Vila Maia, a small working class ...
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Embassy Supports Walk & Talk Azores 2014

In partnership with Consulate Ponta Delgada, the Embassy supported an American presence at the Walk & Talk International Public Art Festival in the Azores, as well as provided general support for the cultural event. The fourth edition of the Walk & Talk festival was held from July 18 through August 3 on the island of ...
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GEP Delegation in Portugal

The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation that visited Portugal from July 14-17, 2014. The delegation included prominent, highly successful entrepreneurs and investors in the technology, finance, marketing, real estate and gourmet food industries. The eleven entrepreneurs traveled throughout Lisbon, Aveiro and ...
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Reception for New Portuguese Fulbrighters

The Embassy, in coordination with the Fulbright Commission, hosted a reception for the new outgoing Portuguese Fulbrighters. Fulbright alumni and commission members were also invited to the event. Ambassador Sherman congratulated the honorees on their accomplishments and wished them continued success.
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Christopher Emdin Demystifies Math Teaching

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, the American Corners in Portugal welcomed Professor Christopher Emdin, the co-creator of the #HipHopEd media movement and the author of the recently released, award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation. Currently an Associated Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Bem-vindos e boa noite. Welcome and good evening. Members of the Portuguese government Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces Deputies of the National Assembly Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community Colleagues from the United States Embassy and the US Military; and Our Portuguese and American Friends: Kim and I are thrilled to be ...
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Independence Day Celebration

To celebrate America’s 238th birthday, Ambassador Robert Sherman and Ms. Kim Sawyer hosted a traditional Independence Day reception at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. The U.S. Marine Guards marched their colors, and the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band’s “Touch N Go” Rock Ensemble provided non-stop entertainment. Among the distinguished guests were Portuguese politicians, ...
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GEP Portugal

July 14-17, 2014 The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship by catalyzing and coordinating private sector and U.S. Government programs to support entrepreneurs around the world. GEP was launched in April 2010 at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. It was then reinforced by the positioning of ...
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Disquiet in Lisbon

The 4th annual Embassy-sponsored Disquiet Literary Program started in Lisbon on June 29 and runs for two weeks until July 11. This festival brings over 90 American authors to Lisbon. It is an event that allows the interaction between American and Portuguese authors via various workshops, lectures, and readings which leads for meaningful cultural exchanges.
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American Club Lunch

Anne, thank you for your introduction. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the President of the American Club of Lisbon, John Scott Johnson, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, José Joaquim Oliveira, and the President of the Portuguese American Friendship Association, Antonio Neto da Silva. I want to thank you ...
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Estoril Political Forum – George Washington Memorial Luncheon

Admiral Nuno Vieira Matias and Executive Director Anne Taylor –muito obrigado to both of you! Thank you very much for the gracious invitation to speak at today’s George Washington Memorial Luncheon. It’s befitting that today’s luncheon is named after our first President, an American general who led my country’s revolution. It is fitting because our ...
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Embassy Officer Speaks at FCT TEDx

DEA Special Agent David Tyree was invited to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL) to speak at its June 20th TEDx event, “Be Positive.” The TEDx Program holds conferences around the world to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation around “ideas worth spreading.” David spoke about the ...
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American Professor Robert Lieber at Tertúlia Diplomática

Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, visited Lisbon on June 17th to be the guest speaker of the monthly debate organized by Tertúlia Diplomática at one of the oldest bookstores in the city, Livraria Ferin. Professor Lieber told the audience about his book, “The American Era: Power and Strategy for ...
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APAO Moderates Fulbright Forum 2014

The Fulbright Commission held their annual forum where Fulbright alumni talked about their professional and personal development experiences as well as their exchange experiences in the U.S., all within the context of leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal enrichment. Susan Mann, Global Director of Learning and Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (in Portugal under the Fulbright ...
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A/S Economic and Business Affairs Visits Fábrica de Startups

The Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Charles Rivkin, and U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman spent the morning of June 4 at startup incubator Fábrica de Startups speaking to Portuguese entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and journalists about the value of entrepreneurship and the potential benefits of a new trade agreement between the EU and the ...
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Bruce Lewenstein at AC@Aveiro

In partnership with the American Embassy, the Centro Ciência Vivaand the American Corner of the University of Aveiro organized a seminar under the topic “Learning Science in Informal Environment.” The key speaker was Professor Bruce Lewestein of Cornell University. A discussion on Science Communication, Deficits, Dialogues, and Deniers then followed, including the lively participation of ...
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Ambassador Sherman at FCT

Ambassador Robert Sherman and Public Affairs Officer Virginia Staab visited the American Corner of the Faculty of Science and Technology-NOVA facilities including the Digital Fab-Lab and their recent exhibition on dinosaurs. Before the visit, there was a brief talk by FCT-NOVA’s Dean, Professor Santana, Professor Moura and YDreams CEO, Professor António Câmara.
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West Point Cadets at Bento Carqueja School

On May 13, 2014, several West Point cadets spoke to a group of students at Escola EB 2,3 Bento Carqueja in Oliveira de Azeméis. The talk gave the cadets, who are currently studying at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, an excellent opportunity for them to talk about their experience as students learning Portuguese and ...
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English Translation Prize Ceremony at Católica

The “Prémio Traduzir” award ceremony took place on May 5, an initiative launched by Universidade Católica 15 years ago which recognizes the best translation from different languages into Portuguese submitted by secondary school competitors. The American Embassy has been one of the sponsors of the prizes for English translation for the last several years. The ...
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Spelling Bee @ 28th APPI Conference

The Office of Public Affairs in Lisbon participated in the 28th annual conference by holding a workshop on “Become the Beemaster: Organizing your own English spelling bees.” During this session, in addition to demonstrating a mock spelling bee for participating teachers, participants learned how to prepare, plan and host a spelling bee event at their ...
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Embassy Organizes Tours of USS Mount Whitney

The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, USS Mount Whitney, was in Lisbon ahead of its participation in a Mediterranean Sea drill. The USS Mount Whitney amphibious command ship arrived in the Portuguese capital on April 28 and departed en route to the island of Menorca for training exercise. The Embassy and the American Corner@IST-UTL coordinated with ...
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American Professor Patricia Szasz at the 2014 APPI Conference

Professor Patricia Szasz, Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education, Monterey Institute of International Studies, was in Portugal to talk at the 28th APPI Conference which took place in Porto between May 1 and May 3. The title of this year’s Conference was: “Language & Culture – ...
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Assistant Secretary Nuland Traveled to Lisbon

On April 27, Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland traveled to Lisbon, where she met with senior Portuguese government officials to discuss the range of issues on the bilateral agenda and with parliamentarians. Victoria Nuland joined a panel discussion at the Portuguese Catholic University on Women in Leadership, Young Entrepreneurs, Youth Unemployment and the Transatlantic Trade and ...
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Embassy Team Joins APCOI for Fruit Hero Award Ceremony

Embassy Officer Scott Hartmann, IRC assistant Teresa Roque and Embassy Intern Cameron Desonia attended an award ceremony for the “Fruit Heroes” project, a campaign to promote healthy living, healthy diets and fight childhood obesity that the Embassy has supported. This initiative comes on the heels of last year’s Fulbright Brainstorms on Childhood Obesity which brought ...
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Embassy Lisbon Earth Day Celebration

The American Embassy celebrated Earth Day with a tree planting ceremony featuring Ambassador-designate Robert Sherman. The children of Mission employees lined up to help the Ambassador in this endeavor. In his remarks, Ambassador Sherman evoked the origins of this worldwide event launched by an American congressman 44 years ago, the meaning of a simple gesture ...
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Speaker of the House John Boehner Visits Portugal

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner accompanied by a congressional delegation was in Portugal between April 17 and 20. Boehner was received with honors at the Portuguese parliament by the speaker Assunção Esteves and met with members of several parliamentarian committees. Meetings with Portuguese Prime Minister Passos Coelho, Vice-Prime Minister ...
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Multicultural Education American Speaker in Portugal

In light of the growth of Portugal as a multicultural society, the Embassy brought over Prof. James Banks, a renowned expert in multicultural education and diversity to engage with key figures in government, the educational sector and academia in Portugal. Prof. Banks and Deputy Chief of Mission John Olson met with key Portuguese stakeholders regarding ...
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Ponta Delgada Staged Third Inter-School Spelling Bee

On April 4, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon together with the U.S. Consulate in the Azores sponsored an inter-school, English-language Spelling Bee event for Portuguese public school students in the 9th and 10th grades. The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulate partnered with the Universidade dos Açores; the American Corner@Universidade dos Açores, and the Portuguese ...
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Hip Hop Explained to Students in Alpiarça

On April 1st, Embassy Officer Durwood Young was at Escola Básica e Secundária José Relvas in Alpiarça to speak to an audience of 11th graders about Hip Hop in the USA. The topic of this presentation was very well received by the students who had a chance to learn more about a theme with which ...
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FCS Leads Portuguese Business Delegation to Texas

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal organized a Business Development Trade Mission to the United States, from March 23 thru March 28. This trade mission gave Portuguese businesses the opportunity to explore new business opportunities with U.S. companies. The program covered a number ...
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Entrepreneur Jamail Larkins in Portugal

In association with the American Corners, local schools and a number of other partners, the Embassy put together a traveling speaking program to highlight the excellence in the aviation sector in the United States, the inspiring bio of young African American entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast Jamail Larkins, as well promote entrepreneurship and young people to ...
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Chargé Visits Sines Refinery

On February 20, Chargé d’Affaires John Olson visited Sines refinery where he met with officials from the Port of Sines and GALP’s oil refinery. With a distilling capacity of 10.9 million tons a year, or 220,000 barrels a day, the Sines refinery is one of the largest in Europe. In the course of this visit, ...
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