Ambassador Siberell: Bahrain Leading the Way to Combat Human Trafficking

Opinion editorial By: Justin Siberell U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain On Thursday at the United States Department of State, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, an annual publication documenting the efforts of 187 governments in combating human trafficking. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking ...
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Remarks By Ambassador Justin Siberell At The National Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Justin Siberell Celebration of 242 Years of Independence for the United States of America April 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel, Manama, Bahrain   Good Evening.  Your Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Rashid al Khalifa; Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to this ...
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Embassy Offers, “How To Do Business in the United States” Seminar

On Monday, February 12, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and BIBF, held a seminar entitled “How to do Business in the United States.”  The seminar, held on the BIBF campus, included speakers from the U.S. Embassy, Washington, D.C., and across the region.  The speakers gave tips ...
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Ambassador Siberell Addresses AmCham

On January 30, Ambassador Justin Siberell attended a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and addressed AmCham members. In his remarks, Ambassador Siberell lauded the strong Bahraini-U.S. economic relationship and hailed the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which has more than doubled bilateral trade since it came into force in 2006. ...
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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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United States Contributes To The International Businesswomen’s Forum

At the Second International Businesswomen’s Forum and B2B Exhibition, which took place November 13-15, Political Economic Counselor Anne Bennett delivered remarks and introduced a video message by Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of the Pinnacle Group and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. The Forum, organized by the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society and themed, “Global Business Trends ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Recognizes Social Media Management Project

  The Bahrain Social Media Club, in cooperation with the U.S.-based National Institute of Social Media (NISM), the Embassy of the United States of America in Bahrain, and in strategic partnership with Tamkeen, hosted a three-day program entitled, “Social Media Management Project for the Public and Private Sector” August 15-17.  The project included a series ...
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Children’s Program at the National Library To celebrate US Independence Day

To celebrate Independence Day, English Language Fellow Jesse Conway and Muna D. Abdmohammad, coordinator of the American Corner at the Bahrain National Library, invited the children of Bahrain to take part in a cultural exchange program. Children from ages 4 – 12 participated in coloring activities, learned about the history behind the flags of Bahrain ...
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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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Ambassador Roebuck Celebrates Second Annual AmCham Bahrain Golf Tournament

On April 14, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted an awards dinner at his residence following the Second Annual American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Bahrain Golf Tournament, AmCham Bahrain’s largest annual fundraiser.  The dinner included roughly 200 guests, most of whom played in the golf tournament earlier that day.  The dinner was catered by the Four ...
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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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Bahrain Welcomes Chelsey Green and the Green Project

  In collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the U.S. Embassy welcomed Chelsey Green and the Green Project to Bahrain.  The band took part in BACA’s annual Spring of Culture festival.  On March 17, Chelsey Green and the Green Project delighted the audience at Bahrain’s Culture Hall. Chelsey Green and the Green ...
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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. Ambassador Donates Books and Computer Equipment to Ras Romman Community Center

  On Wednesday February 22, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited Ras Romman Community Center where he donated a collection of books for the center’s library and a 3D printer for the center’s technology programs.  The books included classic American literature – including William Faulkner, Ambassador Roebuck’s favorite author – and books on art and design ...
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American Photographer Rinzi Ruiz Visits Bahrain

From  November 27 to December 1, American Street Photographer Mr. Rinzi Ruiz visited Bahrain as part of “The Nest” arts festival organized by Al Riwaq gallery.  As part of the festival, Mr. Rinzi offered a photography workshop, “Zen Street – A Walking Meditation.”  In this workshops, Mr. Ruiz offered practical techniques for taking photographs and ...
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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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U.S. Ambassador visits Coca-Cola Bottling Facility in Bahrain

  On October 24, Ambassador William Roebuck toured the local Coca-Cola manufacturing facility, hosted by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bahrain.  The visit was part of this year’s Discover America Week activities.  Ambassador Roebuck was accompanied by Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt, Vice President of American Chamber of Commerce, and was briefed on Coca-Cola’s key role ...
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Discover America Week 2016 – City Center Tour

  As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2016 in Bahrain, American Ambassador William Roebuck toured a number of U.S. brand outlets at the City Center Mall yesterday.  While meeting the staff at the outlets, Ambassador Roebuck spoke about the highlights of the long history of America’s commercial relationship with ...
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Chef Emily Luchetti hosted by the Bahrain Institute for Hospitality and Retail

Yesterday, visiting American celebrity pastry chef Emily Luchetti was hosted by the Bahrain Institute for Hospitality and Retail, where she conducted a cooking class for undergraduate chef students and gave a talk on how she started her career as a chef.  Over fifty-five students attended the two classes.  Chef Emily Luchetti is currently on a ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Launches “Discover America Week”

U.S. Ambassador William V. Roebuck addressed the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain’s monthly luncheon on October 19. Ambassador Roebuck used the speech to inaugurate the U.S. Embassy’s 2016 Discover America Week programming, highlighting the schedule of events, and urging all attendees to participate in the festivities. In his speech, Ambassador Roebuck said, “This year’s ...
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U.S. and Bahrain Cooperate on Cybersecurity

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the U.S. Embassy in Manama hosted a viewing session for the U.S. Department of State-organized Cyber Security Webinar on October 18. The webinar entitled “How to Create a CERT” was designed to assist America’s foreign partners in developing a Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) for preventing, investigating, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Honors Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities President Shaikha Mai

On October 18, Ambassador Roebuck hosted a dinner in honor of the President of the Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, for her dedication to the arts and cultural preservation in Bahrain. Attendees included prominent members of the Bahraini cultural, education, media, and arts community. In his opening remarks, ...
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Student Leaders Return from the United States

On August 23, Acting Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Cultural Affairs Specialist Janan Shaikh Abdulla met with the 2016 MEPI Student Leaders returnees. The students shared their academic and cultural experience in the United States. The students described the six-week program as an opportunity for them to learn about leadership and prepare to be ...
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Pre-departure Orientation for the 2016 [YES] Program

On August 3,  a representative from the U.S. embassy and AMIDEAST – Kuwait met with a group of Bahraini students, participating in the 2016-2017 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program. The YES program is a program of the U.S. Department of State that provides outstanding secondary school students the opportunity to spend one academic ...
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Global Coach Basketball Summer Camp in Bahrain

From July 27-31, Embassy Manama, in coordination with NBA Champion Sam Vincent and in support of Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA), sponsored the Global Coach basketball summer camp in Bahrain.  The camp lasted for 5 days, and it involved more than 70 boys aged between 10-16 at the ALBA Club facility. The activities included basketball drill stations, ...
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PAS Participating in 2016 Bahrain Summer Festival

As part of the annual Bahrain Summer Festival organized by the Bahrain Authority,  the U.S. Embassy in Manama showcased two American movies Balto and The Muppet Show at the Kids Cinema dome in Nakhool Tent.  Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson attended the opening of the American movies and presented the children with coloring and ...
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W2W Pre-Departure Orientation

On July 14, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Cultural Specialist Janan Shaikh Abdulla met with Bahraini females students participating in the Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W). W2W is a global leadership conference for young women. The program provides the opportunity to learn, network and acquire the leadership and professional development skills that will ...
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U.S. Embassy Joins In Girgaoun Fun

On the evenings of June 15th, 19th& 20th, Embassy Manama participated in Girgaoun events with local societies and NGOs in celebration of the Mid-Ramadan tradition.  These Girgaoun events took place in coordination with the Parents Care Society, Alsanabel Orphan Care Society, and Bahrain Mobility International, along with our partners, the Rotoract club, the Turkish Cultural ...
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Student Leader Predeparture Orientation

On June 20, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Cultural Specialist Janan Shaikh Abdulla met with six Bahraini students participating in a Student Leaders Exchange program.  The Student Leaders program is a fully-funded, six-week, intensive leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students.  The program will take place in various U.S. host institutions, ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Annual Youth Iftar

U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck and Mrs. Ann 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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Ambassador Roebuck Addresses Budding Entrepreneurs

On May 16, 2016, the Youth Pioneer Society held the closing ceremony of their “The Chance 2016” program, which encourages young entrepreneurs to develop their own unique business ideas, providing training and mentorship by local entrepreneurs and experts on topics such as market studies, business plans, and presentation skills.  The Youth Pioneer Society is a ...
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EducationUSA and U.S. Student Visa Session at Isa Cultural Center

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the U.S. Embassy held an information session for students interested in learning about higher education in the United States and U.S. student visas at the Isa Cultural Center.  During the session, students received information on university admissions, financial aid, student visas, and U.S. government exchange programs. For more information on ...
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Fulbright Gathering 2016

On May 3, 2016, eight Bahraini Fulbright students participating in the 2016 Fulbright Graduate Scholarship program met with Fulbright Alumni.  During the meeting, the Fulbright Alumni shared information on the program’s objectives, academic life in the United States, and American culture in general. The eight Bahraini students will study at American Universities throughout the United ...
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EducationUSA participates in the Bahrain Exhibition for Training and Education Pre Employment

EducationUSA opened its booth at the Bahrain Exhibition for Training and Education Pre-Employment on May 2, 2016. Over two days, EducationUSA representatives provided information to thousands of prospective students, parents, professionals, and educators at all academic levels who are interested in pursuing their education in the United States.  EducationUSA representatives also provided information on U.S. ...
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Professor Lott’s Visit to Bahrain

Prof. Bret Lott, award-winning American novelist and Director of the Creative Writing Department at the College of Charleston visited Bahrain from April 24-28.  A guest of the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Prof. Lott conducted writing workshops at Ibn Khaldoon National School, Al-Raja School, the Bahrain Bayan School, the Royal University for Women and the University ...
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Embassy Participates in the 16th Annual UoB Careers Fair

The EducationUSA office participated in the 16th annual University of Bahrain Careers Fair.  The booth provided thousands of prospective students, professionals and educators with information about academic programs in the United States, including the application process, financial aid, student visas, and American campus life. The booth also provided information about U.S. Government scholarships and exchange programs.  
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U.S. Speaker Cameron Kashani speaks at the B to B International Businesswomen’s Exhibition and Forum

Post Manama invited U.S. Speaker Ms. Cameron Kashani, Advisor at Bixel Exchange Accelerator, LA Chamber of Commerce and Godmother of Silicon Beach,  to speak at the B to B International Businesswomen’s Exhibition and Forum  The event was organized by the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society, from March 28-30, 2016.  Ms. Kashani spoke at the Role of Youth and ...
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Nasser Al-Zayani at Ibn Khaldoon National School

On February 28, Nasser Al-Zayani, a Bahraini/American Artist visited Ibn Khaldoon National School to deliver a talk to International Baccalaureate art students. The talk revolved around the process of Nasser’s work and how it is shaped to a final piece of artwork.  Mr. Al-Zayani also discussed his career path as an Artist and how can ...
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Ambassador William Roebuck attends the Jr. NBA Draft 2016

On February 26th, Ambassador William Roebuck attended the first Draft Event for the new Jr. NBA Basketball league at Zain Basketball Arena.  Ambassador Roebuck stressed the Embassy’s support for the program and the benefits to young Bahranis of developing mental and physical wellness through playing basketball. The Jr. NBA Basketball League is the first collaboration ...
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Entrepreneurship Salons: “Challenges of Youth Entrepreneurs”

On Wednesday, February 24th, IVLP Alumna Hoda Sangoor, CEO of Venus International, held the first of a series of seminars on entrepreneurship.  This seminar focused on the challenges that young entrepreneurs face in Bahrain.  Academics, MPs, and business leaders attended the discussion.  The session was led by three speakers:  Dr. Ghassan Aouda, President of the ...
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Embassy-Sponsored Artistic Workshop

Embassy Manama sponsored an exhibition and workshop by artist Sinan Hussien at Al-Riwaq Art Space.  Hussien took part in a one-month long project that in Adliya, a vibrant location for artists and art lovers alike.  Hussein also opened a solo exhibition titled “Hîjj” that included 27 paintings and was attended by members of the Bahraini ...
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National Geographic Bee Championship

On January 13, U.S. Embassy Economic and Commercial Officer, Christiaan De Luigi opened the National Geographic Bee Championship held at the Bahrain School.  All students in fourth through eighth grade student were eligible to participate.  After completing their in-class qualifying test, 10 finalists and 5 alternates moved on to the championship competition level to compete ...
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DPAO Speaks at AIESEC Event

On January 17, Deputy Public Affairs Office (DPAO) Joslyn Mack-Wilson spoke at AIESEC open launch program event.  The event was an opportunity for AIESEC Bahrain to introduce its 2016 programs and activities to its various stakeholders.  DPAO Mack-Wilson highlighted the U.S. Embassy’s partnership with AIESEC since the beginning of the organization 10 year ago.  DPAO ...
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Ambassador Hosts a Coffee for the Recipients of CPISP

“On December 10, Ambassador Roebuck hosted a coffee at his residence for the recipients of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) 2015 scholarships studying in the United States of America.  Ambassador Roebuck welcomed the scholars and their parents, praising their academic excellence and wished them continued success.  He also praised HRH Crown Prince Salman ...
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Award-Winning American Performer Works with Young Bahraini Musicians

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, Malja Art Space hosted a workshop featuring the American band, the Gina Chavez Trio, entitled, “Writing the Universal Language of Music.” The workshop was an introduction into the art of songwriting in two sections:  rhythm/movement and melody/rhyme.  Members of Malja youth group and young musicians attended the workshop and ...
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American Artist Displays Her Work at Nadine Gallery 4th Annual Exhibition for Bahraini Female Artists “Boxes”

In collaboration with the Capital Governorate and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, Nadine Gallery organized the 4th annual art exhibit for Bahraini female artists entitled “Boxes” on Tuesday, November 24th at the Isa Cultural Center.  The opening of the art exhibit was attended by Us Ambassador William Roebuck and H.E. Capital Governor Shaikh Hisahm Bin Abdul Rahman ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Kicks Off America Week at Lulu Hypermarket

On Thursday evening, November 19, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck officially kicked off America Week at the Lulu Hypermarket in Hid.  Ambassador Roebuck thanked the President of Lulu Bahrain, Mr. Juzer Rupawala, for organizing “this wonderful celebration of American culture, commerce, and cuisine,” and he pointed out that many of the products stocked by Lulu are ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Addresses the Graduating Class of George Washington University’s Engineering Management Program

On Saturday, November 21, Ambassador Roebuck addressed the graduating class of George Washington University’s Masters in Engineering Management program, a joint degree program that is hosted by Ahlia University in Bahrain.  Speaking alongside Ahlia University founder Dr. Abdullah Al Hawaj,  George Washington University’s Chairman of the Engineering and Management Department Thomas Mazzuchi, and George Washington’s ...
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Dr. William Baker Promotes Entrepreneurship in Arts

Dr. William Baker, seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster and Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy & Education at Fordham University visited Bahrain November 8-13 to speak on entrepreneurship in the arts.  Dr. Baker, who also teaches the only business course at the Julliard School in New York, gave a series of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Al-Raja School

As part of the U.S. Embassy activities to mark the International Education Week, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited Al-Raja School. He was welcomed by school Principal Joshua Perkins and Chairman of the Board Basem Al- Saie.  During the visit, Ambassador Roebuck visited the high school biology lab where he observed students as they work in ...
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Special Representative Meets Bahraini Business Leaders

The Scott Nathan, the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, visited Bahrain on November 11.  On the eve of the Tenth Anniversary of the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Mr. Nathan visited two companies that have taken advantage of the FTA through selling and producing products in the American market – ...
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Women’s English and Entrepreneurship Program

On the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015, ILC Training and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain announce the launch of a new Women’s English and Entrepreneurship program this week.  This nine-month program will provide 16 Bahraini women with the skills and knowledge to become competitive players in local and global markets.  The courses will include English ...
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Discover America Week

The U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, along with its many commercial partners, celebrated “Discover America Week” October 17-24, 2015.  During the week, U.S.-affiliated companies highlighted the diversity of America’s commercial presence through promotions, discounts and events celebrating American food, leisure, shopping, sports, tourism and more.  Events included the Ritz-Carlton’s annual Aquathlon race, where Ambassador Roebuck, along ...
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USEG Hosts a University Fair in Bahrain

The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) hosted a university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from over 40 American colleges and universities.  Over 400 people attended the fair and learned about the university admissions process, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and campus life. Ambassador William V. Roebuck and ...
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Bahraini Access Students Ready for Success

On October 7th, Sixty-two young Bahraini students graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program hosted by the American Cultural and Educational Center in a ceremony at the Bahrain Society of Engineers Hall in Juffair.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Mr. William V. Roebuck, honored the students who successfully completed a two-year program of rigorous study of ...
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Dr. Cavanaugh Speaks at the “Towards Digital Empowerment in Education” Conference

The U.S. Embassy in Manama in collaboration with the Ministry of Education invited Dr. Terence Cavanaugh, associate professor in department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Instructional Technology at the University of North Florida to share his expertise with students and educators in Bahrain.  Dr. Cavanaugh participated in the “Towards Digital Empowerment in Education” conference from ...
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Blinken Meets with U.S. Exchange Program Alumni

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with a group of Bahrainis who have participated in U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs at Al-Riwaq Art Space. Deputy Secretary Blinken expressed his appreciation for their participation, lauding the exchange programs as an important tool in strengthening US-Bahrain relations for current and future generations.    
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English Access Students Learn about an American City

On September 5th, American diplomat Caryl Tuma visited the American Cultural and Educational Center for a presentation to English Access Program students about her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  During her visit, Ms. Tuma talked about topics such as Pittsburgh’s history as an industrial center, the city’s famed sports teams, local foods and products including world-famous ...
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Student Leaders Return from U.S Exchange Program

On September 13th, Public Affairs Officer Tom Tanner hosted a lunch for 8 young Bahrainis who went on a U.S.-Government exchange program for student leaders. The students shared their experiences in the United States and spoke about how much they learned about the U.S. culture and society, as well as engaging with their American peers ...
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American Soccer Coach Sari Rose Conducts Clinics and Workshops with Bahraini Youth

U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck attended a soccer clinic conducted by the Director of Coaching for the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, Sari Rose, at the Venus Sports Club.  Over 15 young female soccer players attended the clinic to learn new soccer techniques and to develop their skills.  Noting the enthusiasm for the program, Ambassador Roebuck ...
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YES Student Ready To Go On Their Exchange Program

On August 16th, Chargé d’affairs TimPounds and Public Affairs Officer Tom Tanner congratulated 15 students on being selected to participate in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. The YES program is a fully-funded program that offers secondary school students the opportunity to spend one academic year in the United States. Recipients will live with host ...
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English Language Teachers Summer Camp

English Language Specialist Mindy Visser conducted a two-week intensive teacher training program for English Language teachers at the Ministry of Education in Bahrain.  Throughout the program, participants explored techniques for vocabulary development, building strong readers, and developing reading materials for the classroom.  Ms. Visser focused on the value of extensive reading for developing reading fluency ...
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English Classes for Library Staff

On June 30th, twenty-five members of the library services and management staff at the Isa Cultural Center and National Library took part in a ceremony marking their participation in a course taught by English Language Fellow, Daniel Hatfield.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, William V. Roebuck, honored the participants, who successfully completed the two-month program focusing on ...
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Student Leader Exchange Program

On June 15th, Ambassador William V. Roebuck and Public Affairs Officer Brad Niemann met with 8 Bahraini students participating in a Student Leaders Exchange program.  The program will take place in various U.S. host institutions, from June 29 to August 7, 2015. During the pre-departure orientation, the students were encouraged to be proactive in the ...
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Teachers Teach Other Teachers Using Embassy Materials

On May 19th, Mrs. Khadija Alhayki from the Regional English Language Office led a workshop for local English teachers on using interactive language-development activities in the classroom.  The workshop was organized by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  During the session, Mrs. Alhayki and teachers from the audience demonstrated ...
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Ambassador Visits Fashion Factory

U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck recently visited the MRS Fashions facility in Riffa to highlight Bahraini companies that benefit from the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Bahrain.  The Ambassador toured the factory and participated in a discussion about clothing manufacturing in Bahrain under the FTA. His visit to the factory underscored the strength of the ...
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Teachers Use Literature to Teach English to Young Adults

On May 12th, a local English-language teacher presented a workshop on using literature for young adults in the English as a Foreign Language classroom.  The workshop was organized by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  The presenter explored themes and activities offered in a publication of the ...
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FLTA Alumni Tell Their Stories

On May 6th, three Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) alumni led a panel discussion on the FLTA Program for a group of interested applicants.  The FLTA Program is an exchange program which sends local teachers to the United States to teach Arabic and enroll in college-level courses.  The panel discussed the application process and challenges, ...
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Access Students Practice Creative Writing

On May 4th  and 5th, Mrs. Khadija Alhayki from the Regional English Language Office led writing workshops for groups of students from English Access Programs in Bahrain. The classes were designed to enhance and encourage creative writing among the students, and Mrs. Alhayki used several interactive activities that were very productive and fun to do. Over thirty ...
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Ambassador’s Honors Bahraini Women

On the evening of May 4, 2015, Ambassador William V. Roebuck along with Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Timothy Pounds hosted a ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of a creative writing workshop for Bahraini women conducted by the University of Iowa’s International Writers Program. The event was attended by the students ...
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Basketball Clinic for Students

The US Embassy sponsored a two-day basketball clinic for Bahrain School students on April 14 & 15, 2015.  Former National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion and current Manama Club Coach Sam Vincent and former Women’s National Basketball Association WNBA Champion Kedra Holland-Corn conducted the clinic, which was attended by over sixty students aged 11-14 years.  The ...
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Students Visit the Embassy

On Monday, March 23, the U.S. Embassy hosted a group of 20 students from the Royal University for Women and West Virginia University.  The WVU students visit Bahrain each year as part of the strategic partnership between the Royal University for Women and West Virginia University. Public Affairs Officer Brad Niemann met with the group ...
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English Language Specialist Focuses on Reading, Technology, and the Internet

English Language Specialist, Dr. Thomas Robb, conducted a series of workshops that targeted English Language teachers, teacher trainees, and students. During the workshops, participants explored techniques for maximizing the use of technology in TESOL, using the Internet to supplement learning outside of the classroom, and the value of Extensive Reading to facilitate greater contact with ...
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English Language Specialist Conducts a Series of Workshops

English Language Specialist, Dr Donna Brinton, conducted a series of workshops that targeted English Language teachers, teacher trainees, and students. During the workshops, participants explored techniques for maximizing the use of English in class, motivating learners, encouraging participation in speaking activities and bringing text books alive.  Dr. Brinton focused on simple and practical activities that ...
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International Student Network (ISN) Visit to Bahrain

On March 7, 2015, the International Student Network (ISN) visited Bahrain to meet with students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from 14 American colleges and universities who met with students interested in studying in the U.S. Over 500 people attended the fair and learned about the university admissions process, ...
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Ambassador Hosts a Reception for Educators and Students

U.S. Ambassador William V. Roebuck hosted educators and students from the United States and Bahrain for a reception at the Ambassador’s residence on March 1, 2015.  The Ambassador, who himself taught English earlier in his career before becoming a U.S. diplomat, began the event with remarks on the importance of learning foreign languages and praised ...
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U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Visits Bahrain

On Feb. 22, U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Kelly R. Welsh visited Bahrain for various meetings focused on entrepreneurship.  In a roundtable discussion hosted at the Capital Club, Bahraini business leaders shared with General Counsel Welsh their experiences as entrepreneurs, the support their and other Bahraini organizations provide to foster entrepreneurship in Bahrain, and ...
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Bahraini Youth Science and Technology Expo

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Benson, Naval Support Activity Bahrain Public Affairs More than 25 students from the Creativity Private School in Bahrain attended the first Bahraini Youth Science and Technology (BYSAT) Expo on board Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Feb. 17. The expo displayed different types of commercial technology utilized by the ...
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Smartphone Photography Exhibition

The U.S. Embassy’s Smartphone Photography Exhibition “Bahrain in the eye of the beholder,” held on February 5th, 2015, was one of the first exhibitions to feature the use of Smartphones as a medium of work. The exhibition provided an opportunity for Bahrainis from across the country to showcase 23 photos of their work and to ...
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Registration Open for 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Summit Offers Global Investors Information on How to Grow Their Businesses in the United States Registration is now open for the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit, to be held March 23-24, in the Washington, D.C. area.  The Summit will showcase investment opportunities from every corner of the United States to investors from around the world, while high-profile ...
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Music Program for Bahraini Girls

On Saturday, January 10th, the US Embassy and Inspire Music Academy kicked off a music program for Bahraini girls.  Building off of the success of the Embassy’ annual “Music Camp for Girls,” this weekly program will provide free lessons and practice space to female musicians looking to start a band.  The program works to match ...
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Documentary Film Screening and Workshop

In coordination with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Embassy in Manama supported a film screening and documentary film making workshop with the “Mawane” independent art project.  Chad and Jaime Fredrichs, two American documentary filmmakers, visited Bahrain to show their film “The Pruitt Igoe Myth” and lead workshops with local filmmakers. The film attempts ...
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