Ambassador Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell Hosted a Coffee for Women Bahraini Artists

Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell, hosted a Coffee for Women Artists to thank them for lending their artwork during the holy month of Ramadan and to highlight the friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the meeting, Ambassador Siberell recognized the talented female Bahraini artists, whose paintings were ...
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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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American Intern Works With Museum Experts at Bahrain National Museum

When Crista Lee-Ann Cagney arrived in Bahrain on January 2018 to begin her six-month internship at the National Museum, she settled in right away with her new colleagues.  “Making acquaintances was delightful; everyone here is so kind and warm, so I felt right at home working at the museum,” she reports.  As a second year ...
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American Ambassador’s Wife Hosts Ladies Ramadan Majlis

Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell, hosted a Ramadan majlis for ladies in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan and the friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the majlis, Mrs. Siberell recognized a group of talented female Bahraini artists, whose paintings were showcased on the walls of the residence.  Bahraini artists featured in the exhibit included Zakeya ...
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U.S. Embassy and Isa Cultural Center Renew MoU – April 3

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and Isa Cultural Center Executive Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  The event highlighted the importance of increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of Bahrain and the United States.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Siberell, presented 190 audiobooks to the American Corner’s new technical ...
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Ambassador Siberell Hosts The Mary McBride Band

On April 2, Ambassador Justin Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell hosted a musical reception featuring the American rock ‘n roll ensemble, “The Mary McBride Band.”  The band includes Mary McBride, Jon Spurney, John Kengla, Armistead Wellford, and Mark Stepro. The ensemble, which was in Bahrain to perform at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ ...
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U.S. Ambassador Marks Women’s History Month

On March 15, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a dinner for Bahraini and American women in celebration of Women’s History Month.  Ambassador Siberell praised the contributions of women to Bahraini and American society.  The dinner was attended by American filmmaker Robin Hauser, who is in Bahrain to screen her award-winning documentary, “CODE:  Debugging the Gender Gap” which explores ...
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American Author, Siobhan Fallon, Visits Bahrain – January 8 – 10

Author Siobhan Fallon, award-winning American novelist, visited Bahrain and was welcomed by local writing and reading enthusiasts with whom she shared her personal journey on the road to becoming a published author.  She met with the Bahrain Writers Circle, the American Women’s Association, the American Cultural and Education Center, as well as students at Al ...
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Joseph Namy Participates in the “Nest” Manama Winter Festival

American Artist, Joseph Namy, visited Bahrain from November 12 to November 16 as part of the Al Riwaq Winter Art Festival, the NEST, and presented his dance and music installation. The performance and installation was meant to be a kind of choreography for the Adliya neighborhood, as a way to address erasure and development in ...
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American Museum Intern Gains Experience at the Bahrain National Museum

Jenna Julien arrived in Bahrain in July 2017 to begin a six-month internship with the Bahrain National Museum.  After completing her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Visual Art, with Art History Minor at Azusa Pacific University and her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from New York University, Jenna wanted to build her skills ...
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Ambassador Siberell reopens the American Art Space at the Al-Riwaq Art Gallery

On December 12, American Ambassador Justin Siberell officially reopened the newly remodeled American Space at the Al Riwaq Art Gallery in Adliya.  The Ambassador honored Bayan Kanoo, Al-Riwaq Art Space director and art visionary who is at the forefront of the Bahraini art scene.  Ambassador Siberell spoke of the partnership between the Embassy and the ...
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American Businesswoman Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan Talks Entrepreneurship

  American Businesswoman Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan visited Bahrain as part of Manama Entrepreneurship Week 2017, held under the patronage of H.E. Sh. Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa.  Manama Week aims to promote sustainable development and social entrepreneurship and to foster an environment highly conductive to entrepreneurship and innovation, in order to achieve continual development, sustainability ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Ladies Ghabga

The U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona hosted a Ghabga for ladies to celebrate Ramadan and the friendship between the Bahrain and the United States.  During the ceremony, Ms. Cutrona paid tribute to the vital role that women play in Bahraini society.  Female government officials, academics, journalists, exchange program participants, and NGO representatives ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Ramadan Iftar for Bahraini Youth

On Monday, June 5th, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the Iftar, Ambassador Roebuck recognized a number of the U.S. Embassy exchange programs participants, and also participants in the Crown Prince Scholarship program who ...
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Filmmaker T.C. Johnstone Visits Bahrain

In cooperation with the American Film Showcase, the U.S. Embassy hosted a visit by award-winning American documentary filmmaker T.C. Johnstone April 10-13, 2017.  T.C. Johnstone is a multi-award winning documentary film director and producer. He has produced and directed multiple features and short documentaries as well as narrative films including the award winning film “Rising ...
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Filmmaker Griffin Hammond Teaches Aspiring Bahraini Filmmakers

  In cooperation with the American Film Showcase, the U.S. Embassy hosted a visit by award-winning American documentary filmmaker Griffin Hammond February 26-March 2.  During his visit, Hammond gave a number of presentations on documentary filmmaking at schools and universities, including the University of Bahrain and the University College of Bahrain.  He also gave a ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Home Distinguished IVLP Alumni

On January 4,  U.S. Embassy Manama hosted a small dinner in honor of recently returned 2016 alumni of the International Leadership Visitor Program (IVLP).  Launched in 1940, the IVLP program helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through ...
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Student Leader Program Alumna Maryam Marhoon Shares Her Experience

  On December 21, Student Leader Alumna Maryam Marhoon gave a presentation on her experience in the Student Leader Program at the University of Bahrain.   Maryam attended  Portland State University in Oregon, as part of the summer 2016 Student Leader Program. The MEPI Student Leaders Program is a fully-funded six to eight weeks of intensive ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s visit to Beit Al-Quran Museum

On November 14, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited the Beit Al-Quran Museum, a multi-purpose complex dedicated to Islamic arts and culture.  Dr. Abdul-Latif Kanoo, Founder and Chairman of Beit Al Quran, gave Ambassador Roebuck a tour of the museum, showing him the museum’s magnificent collection of Quranic manuscripts and Islamic art.  Ambassador Roebuck expressed his ...
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The Bahrain National Museum Welcomes Chef Emily Luchetti

On October 27, the Bahrain National Museum, Darseen Café, and the U.S. Embassy hosted an open discussion between American Chef Emily Luchetti and Bahraini Chef Bassam Alalawi.   Museum Director Khalifa Ahmed Al-Khalifa and Public Affairs Officer Tom Tanner opened the event, each noting the strong collaboration between the U. S Embassy and the National Museum.  ...
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Chef Emily Luchetti Teaches her Desserts

On October 26, U.S. celebrity pastry chef, Emily Luchetti, put on a public cooking demonstration at the Movenpick Hotel.  During the demonstration, Chef Emily, who was introduced by U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck, prepared one of her famous desserts and distributed samples to the audience. The event took place as part of the activities to mark ...
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