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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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