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Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs in Lisbon

On July 18, Carl C. Risch became the first Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs to visit Portugal.  During his trip, Assistant Secretary Risch met with officials from Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss bilateral cooperation on Consular issues and to express his appreciation for the strong partnership between our two countries. Assistant ...
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Catherine Havasi MIT AI Scientist in Portugal

The U.S. Embassy invited Dr. Catherine Havasi to Portugal for a series of lectures on “Practical Natural Language Processing.” Dr. Havasi, a technology strategist, AI researcher, and entrepreneur, currently serves as a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab. Her work at MIT has spanned the fields of computational creativity, transfer and meta learning, natural ...
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Terras Sem Sombra Festival Reinforces Strategic, Historic U.S.-Portugal Relationship

In 2019, for the first time as the nation of honor, the United States funded four concerts by top American artists at the Terras Sem Sombra Festival (TSS). TSS celebrates the Alentejo region’s music, heritage, and biodiversity. With the aim of sharing the cultural and environmental legacy of the region, the festival highlights everything from ...
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NASA’s Chief Scientist Discusses the “Forever Frontier”

Dr. James B. Garvin, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Scientist, travelled to Portugal to participate in the Global Exploration Summit (GLEX) in Portugal.  In addition to his participation in the summit, he also delivered his presentation, entitled “Space: Enabling our Forever Frontier,” to more than 150 secondary school students attending summer schools, as well ...
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Cutter Barque Eagle Visits de Azores

A sister ship of the Portuguese school ship NRP Sagres, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived in in Praia da Vitória, Terceira island, Azores on July 3 for a three-day visit. The ship was open to public visitation during the first day. On July 4, Eagle was the venue for ...
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