Embaixatriz Glass Joins U.S. Service Members in Community Service Projects in Lisbon

On November 13, over thirty service men and women from the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Forrest Sherman and Embaixatriz Mary Glass participated in volunteer activities throughout Lisbon.  During their free time, the sailors emphasized the important values of citizen engagement and service. Service members from the USS Harry S. Truman conducted activities in Monsanto Park and at ...
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International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2018 International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology We welcome the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. Precision biotechnology innovations, such as gene editing, will help our farmers and ranchers and others around the world to increase productivity and promote plant and animal health. The ...
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American Band Matuto in Portugal

At the invitation of the American Embassy in Lisbon, the American band Matuto did a five-city tour of Portugal from October 28 thru November 3, 2018, with concerts in Ponta Delgada, Coimbra, Porto, and Braga to support and strengthen the connections between Portuguese and U.S. creative communities.  Matuto’s style of music, which combines Brazilian forró and ...
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Ambassador Glass meets with Minister of National Defense Cravinho

Today, U.S. Ambassador George Glass held his first meeting with Minister of National Defense João Gomes Cravinho.  The Ambassador congratulated the Minister on his new position and pledged to work closely with him to further strengthen our security relationship.  The Ambassador welcomed the Portuguese military’s active participation in important NATO, EU, and UN missions around ...
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Important Notice for Overseas Voters

Important Notice for Overseas Voters who cannot access state election websites October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from foreign ...
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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo released the State Department’s new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report
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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 November 15, 2018 to provide the following consular services (by appointment only): U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to make an appointment for a consular service , ...
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David Brumley on the Future of Cyber-Autonomy

In light of the Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Embassy brought to Portugal Dr. David Brumley for a series of lectures on “The Future of Cyber-autonomy.”  Dr. David Brumley is a full professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the CEO and co-founder of ForAllSecure, a company creating cybersecurity tools that automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities.  An expert ...
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Embassy Lisbon Supports Translation Prize

On October 1, the American Embassy once supported the “Prémio Traduzir“, an annual event at the Catholic University that aims to recognize the outstanding works of translation by Portuguese high school students throughout the country. The 19th edition of the competition included participation from about 900 students from 90 schools across the country. The Embassy ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Regional Meeting of American Ambassadors

On September 17 and 18, Ambassador George Glass and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon hosted 15 U.S. Ambassadors and other high-level U.S. government officials at a Western Europe Chiefs of Mission Meeting.  The group discussed a range of issues, including strengthening the transatlantic Alliance, countering hybrid threats from Russia, and promoting European energy security.  Ambassador ...
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Firefly Aerospace CEO in Portugal to talk about “Newspace”

At the invitation of the American Embassy in Lisbon, Thomas Markusic, rocket scientist and CEO of the privately owned aerospace company Firefly Aerospace , which develops vehicles for commercial launches into orbit, was in Portugal from July 13-17. The Embassy took him on a seven-city tour, which included great stops in Porto, Aveiro, Dark Sky Alqueva in ...
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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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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

J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program Photo Contest Winner 2018, Jorge Fernandes Lopes de Sousa: “We often have the chance to enjoy the scenic views that the state of California has to offer. We are grateful for the opportunity that the J-1 visa granted us.” The winning entry was just one of many outstanding photos we received ...
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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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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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American Consul in Madeira

 Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira, on May 9, 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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