A webinar discussing the means of enhancing cultural cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States on the Illicit Trafficking

On October 28, the Antiquities Coalition, in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and the U.S. Department of State and Embassy of the U.S. to the Kingdom of Bahrain, held a webinar titled “Strengthening Bilateral Ties in the Fight Against the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property”. This public session was preceded by a …

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U.S. Embassy Manama Holds Town Hall Meeting With American Citizens

On October 27th, Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi and Consular Section Chief Katie Collins organized a Town Hall meeting for American citizens living in Bahrain. The event was attended by 100+ guests, who received useful travel, consular, and bilateral relationship information from CDA Nardi and Consular Section staff. All U.S. citizens in Bahrain are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler …

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Discover America Week Webinar Explores Investment Opportunities in Sustainable Energy

As part of Discover America Week 2021, and in partnership with the Bahrain Sustainable Energy Authority and American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), the U.S. Embassy hosted a virtual presentation on emerging investment opportunities in solar, wind, and waste-to-energy projects. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi delivered welcome remarks highlighting the emerging investment opportunities …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Promotes The first Hilton in Bahrain in A Move To Celebrate The Spirit of American Hospitality on The Island

As part of Discover America Week 2021 activities, and in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited the newly inaugurated Hilton Garden Inn Bahrain Bay, a part of the American Hilton hotel chain. Hotel General Manager, Manuela Brode welcomed CDA Nardi and took her on a tour showcasing the hotel’s charming …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Attends Papa John’s Pizza Community Outreach for Children from the Royal Humanitarian Foundation

In celebration of Discover America Week 2021, and the 15th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited Papa John’s branch at the Jawad Dome in Barbar where she was greeted by Jawad Business Group Chairman, Faisal Jawad and Vice Chairman, Karim Faisal Jawad. On this occasion, Jawad Group and Papa John’s Pizza organized …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Visit to Tamimi Markets Promotes American Products in Bahrain

As part of Discover America Week 2021, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited the Tamimi Markets in Mall of Dilmunia, Muharraq, where she was welcomed by Tamimi Markets General Manager, Bobby Rajendran, who also took the CDA on a tour of the American products on prominent display.  On this occasion, CDA Nardi commented, “I am …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Visits Chili’s to Promote American Food Franchises in Bahrain

In celebration of Discover America Week 2021, and the 15th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited Chili’s new outlet in Juffair Square where she was welcomed by the Managing Director of the Abdulla Yousif Fakhro Group, Adel Fakhro and his wife Mrs. Mona Al-Moayyed and the Managing Director of …

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Lulu Takes Shoppers on American Exploration in ‘Discover America’ Fest

October 03, 2021 – Manama Lulu Hypermarket’s popular annual Discover America Week festival began at the Dana Mall this morning (Editor: October 03, 2021) with the roar of a posse of iconic Harley Davidson bikes parading into the mall. The inauguration of the annual celebration of American products was led by U.S. Embassy in Bahrain’s …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Discover America Week October 3-7, Celebrating 15 Years of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

OP-ED By Margaret Nardi, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires to the Kingdom of Bahrain Each year, we are delighted to celebrate Discover America Week to highlight the contributions of American goods, services, and products to our lives.  This year’s Discover America Week is special because it marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement …

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We Celebrate Diversity

By CDA Margaret Nardi U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires In this second year of the battle against Covid, when so many are feeling a sense of isolation and loss, it is important for us all to continue to reach out and support one another. The U.S. Embassy values the opportunity to do this internally by recognizing …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Second Virtual Ramadan Youth Gathering

Alumni of cultural and educational exchange programs attended the U.S. Embassy’s second virtual youth gathering, hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi. The participants engaged with CDA Nardi in a question-and-answer session on the values and traditions of the holy month of Ramadan. They also discussed how COVID-19, and Bahrain’s preventative measures, affected the tradition of …

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A Message of Peaceful Coexistence and Togetherness

By: Margaret Nardi Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States Ramadan in Bahrain is always a joyous time when this country’s culture of peaceful coexistence and friendship among all communities is on display through festive gatherings and important rituals.  The spirit of reflection and generosity is shared by Muslims and their neighbors throughout …

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Message by the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Margaret Nardi on the 20th Anniversary of the National Action Charter

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the leadership and the people of Bahrain as they commemorate the 20th anniversary of the referendum on the National Action Charter.  February 14, 2001 marked a new chapter for Bahrain. The constitutional referendum represented a cornerstone for promoting social, economic and political development. This important occasion is an opportunity to recognize the …

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U.S. Embassy Highlights International Education Week & Global Entrepreneurship Week

By Margaret Nardi, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires For the past two decades, the U.S. Department of State, alongside the U.S. Department of Education, has celebrated International Education Week (IEW) every November to promote the benefits of international education and exchange programs in more than 100 countries around the world. This year, from November 16-20, the …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Showcases U.S. Manufacturing Technology with WestPoint Home Company and UPS

As part of Discover America Week 2020, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited WestPoint Homes’ production plant inAl-Mazara’a Industrial Parkto highlight US manufacturing technology and the success story of the company’s investments in Bahrain.  WestPoint Home re-tooled one of its production lines to produce life-saving face masks and donated many of them to the public …

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US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Visits the American School of Bahrain to Highlight U.S. Technology in the Education Sector

As part of Discover America Week 2020, U.S. Embassy Bahrain Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited the American School of Bahrain (ASB) and was welcomed by the school’s Founding Director, Dave McMaster, who took her on a tour of the new school building and its state-of-the-art-facilities. “At the U.S. Embassy we support American style education on …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kicks-Off Discover America Week 2020 in Lulu Hypermarket at Juffair Mall

Lulu Hypermarket’s popular annual Discover America Week festival was inaugurated at Lulu Hypermarket Juffair Mall by Ms. Margaret Nardi US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Along with Lulu Group International Director Mr. Juzer Rupawala. The Hypermarket has organized an American retail window with a wide variety of American products with an attractive 30% discount promotional offer on …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits American Mission Hospital During Discover America Week

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States Ms. Margaret Nardi visited the American Mission Hospital as part of Discover America Week, held from the 21st to the 27th of October 2020. Ms. Nardi was received at the hospital by Corporate CEO Dr. George Cheriyan and Group CEO Ms. Julia Tovey, and was …

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Chargé d’Affaires Visits Bahrain School and Highlights U.S. Technology in the Education Sector

As part of Discover America Week 2020, U.S. Embassy Bahrain Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi visited the Bahrain School. She was welcomed by both its Elementary and Middle/High School principals who took her on a tour of the school buildings and facilities, showcasing the various innovative and creative U.S. technologies used by the school teachers and …

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The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) Highlights “American Technology In Education”

Riffa, Bahrain: The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) hosted a hybrid event on October 21, 2020, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, the American Chamber of Commerce, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s 2020 Discover America Week. The event was held on the University’s 75,000 square meter, state-of-the-art …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Discover America Week: October 21-27

By Margaret Nardi, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires to the Kingdom of Bahrain Each year, around this time, American embassies the world over celebrate Discover America Week to highlight the contributions of U.S. goods, services and products to our lives.  This year’s Discover America Week kicks off in Bahrain on October 21. Every year Discover America …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi Regarding Beirut Explosion

“Our hearts go out to the Lebanese people as they deal with the aftermath of last Tuesday’s tragedy.  We salute the Kingdom of Bahrain for its generous assistance.  The United States is joining with the global community in sending humanitarian assistance to help the Lebanese people.” Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi

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American Universities Visit Bahrain

On Monday, February 24, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi opened the International Student Network (ISN) College Fair 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel.  Admissions representatives of more than ten American universities met with students, parents, and school counselors, providing information on academic programs, financial aid opportunities, the admissions process, and American campus life.  The …

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Chargé d’Affaires Meets Returning Students From The Embassy’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

On September 18, Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Nardi met with recently returned students from the Embassy’s Global Undergraduate Exchange program. Ali Al Banna and Razan Al Humaid were enrolled at a U.S. university in the United States and had an opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and exposure to U.S. academic and classroom …

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International Student Network Fair Features 12 U.S. Universities in Bahrain

On February 24, 2019, Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona opened the International Student Network university fair. The fair featured over 12 U.S. university representatives that provided students with information about their institutions, academic programs, application process, financial aid, and American campus life.  Public Affairs Officer Karin Ehlert and Education Advisor Samar Hasan were also present at the fair …

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U.S. Missoula Children’s Theater Preforms The Classic Play Pinocchio

On August 4, Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT), in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, performed the classic play, “Pinocchio,” in front of a packed house at the Nakhool Tent.  Charge’ D’affaires  Ms. Aimee Cutrona attended the opening and thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and …

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Education Fair Highlights Quality and Diversity of U.S. Universities

On October 30, 2017, Chargé d’affaires Aimee Cutrona opened the US Educational Group university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from 28 American colleges and over 350 prospective students and parents attended the fair and learned about the university admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and campus …

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West Virginia University and Royal University of Women Celebrate International Women’s Day

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Aimee Cutrona met with students from the Royal University of Women and West Virginia University on Monday, March 6.  The students from West Virginia University were in Bahrain to debate the Royal University of Women students in honor of International Women’s Day. On March 8, International Women’s Day, the West Virginia …

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Chargé Cutrona Speaks to Leadership Class at Arabian Gulf University

On February 26, Chargé d’Affaires Aimee Cutrona visited the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) to speak with the “Leadership for the 21st Century” class conducted by Dr. Robert M. Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.  Last spring, Boston College signed an agreement with AGU to deliver a PhD in Innovation Management and, …

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