Cultural Connections through Art: U.S. Ambassador Hosts Art in Embassies Reception and Highlights American Artists

On November 7th, Ambassador Justin Siberell and his wife hosted a reception and an art exhibit in honor of visiting American artist Bernadette Jiyong Frank.  The exhibit displayed pieces of her artwork, along with a collection from the Art in Embassies Program. Representatives from the Bahraini artists, educational, business, and diplomatic communities attended the event.  ...
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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on October 27, 2018, at the Guadaybiya Palace to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Bahrain. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues. The Secretary thanked his Majesty for hosting him during the IISS-chaired ...
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Lili Gil Valletta’s Participation in Manama Entrepreneurship Week

U.S. Embassy Manama invited Ms. Lili Gil Valletta to be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Manama Entrepreneurship Week on October 21. The opening night featured a number of panel discussions covering new global business trends, culture, entrepreneurship, and financial resources for start-ups. Lili presented a keynote presentation on “Cultural Intelligence” and how to integrate ...
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The BIBF Receives U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell at the BIBF premises to discuss existing relationships, and aspects of cooperation between the Institute and the U.S Embassy in the training and education field. During the visit, the Management presented a comprehensive overview about the various training programs and development initiatives ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits American Mission Hospital

As part of the Discover America Week events, Unites States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited the American Mission Hospital on October 16. The American Mission Hospital traces its origins back to 1893 and the establishment of the Arabian Mission by the Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  American physicians began ...
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Ambassador Siberell Highlights American-Made Products at Lulu Hypermarket Juffair

On October 15, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited Lulu Hypermarket (Juffair Mall branch) to highlight American-made products in Bahrain as part of Discover America Week – a celebration that runs from October 14-24. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Juzer Rupawala, Director of the Lulu Group, and other Lulu Hypermarket staff. Ambassador ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Travel to Manama

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Manama, Bahrain from October 12-13, 2018.  The Deputy Secretary met with senior officials to discuss critical regional and bilateral issues, including counterterrorism cooperation and countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence.  He also engaged with U.S. Embassy staff, as well as with representatives from the business community ...
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Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! An op-ed by the U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain

Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain The United States enjoys an extremely robust relationship with the government and people of Bahrain. Ours is a long-standing, mutually-beneficial partnership that allows each country to enhance the other’s strengths and capabilities. Our partnership is built upon an enduring ...
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American Universities Visit Bahrain

On Monday, October 1, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell opened the U.S. Educational Group (USEG) University Fair at the Bahrain Sheraton Hotel.  Admissions representatives from 25 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 fair was attended by over 400 people interested in ...
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International Student Network (ISN) Visits Bahrain

On September 25, 2018, the International Student Network (ISN) visited Bahrain to meet with students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from over 10 American colleges and universities who met with students interested in studying in the U.S. Over 400 people attended the fair and learned about the university admissions ...
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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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Sports for Healthy Living in Youth

On July 21, ten American sports and health professionals from the United States traveled to Bahrain to participate in Youth City 2030. The Promoting Healthy Living exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges through the Sports Diplomacy division. The goal of the exchange program is to explore programs ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Visits Bahrain

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Andrew Peek visited Bahrain on July 9 for meetings with Bahraini officials.  Please see the following links for the media interviews DAS Peek conducted while in Bahrain: BNA interview English: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/848642 BNA interview Arabic:  http://www.bna.bh/portal/news/848610 BTV interview: https://youtu.be/irRX65HGsZo?t=1189  
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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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U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell Attends Basketball Camp at Alba

On July 2, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell attended the awards ceremony of the Global Coach Academy Basketball Camp at Alba Club.  The Global Coach Academy Basketball Camp, led by former NBA basketball player Sam Vincent, seeks to use the sport of basketball to teach important life skills to Bahraini youth.  The ceremony was also attended ...
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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 Hosts Youth Iftar

On May 21, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell 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 event, which took place at the Downtown Rotana Hotel in Manama.  Ambassador Siberell congratulated a number of outgoing U.S. Embassy-sponsored exchange program participants, as well as the Crown Prince International Scholarship Program participants who will be ...
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Ambassador Siberell Presents AWA Ambassador’s Award

On May 14, the American Women’s Association (AWA) held its annual awards ceremony at the Movenpick Hotel.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell and his wife, Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, attended the event, and Ambassador Siberell presented the AWA Ambassador’s Award to former AWA president Lia Wright.  Ambassador Siberell noted that the AWA has played a vital role in the Bahraini-U.S. partnership.
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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Hosts the American Community In Bahrain

On April 30, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa hosted the American Community in Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa were also in attendance. U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell led the representatives of the American Community in Bahrain.  These representatives included ...
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American Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

On April 17, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay. The event was attended by Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, who was deputized by HRH the Prime Minister, as well as Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa ...
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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. Educational Expert Karen Bauer Visits Bahrain

EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator Karen Bauer visited Bahrain to discuss EducationUSA programs from March 20-22, 2018. During her stay, Ms. Bauer visited the Crown Prince International Program Advisor, The Bahrain Bayan School, Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Al Raja School, and the Bahrain Education and Training Exhibition (EDUTEX). Ms. Bauer also participated in a live chat to give ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Cutrona Visits Arabian Gulf University

On March 26, Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona visited the Arabian Gulf University to talk to mid-career executives on Leadership for the 21st Century.  This course is part of Boston College’s Memorandum of Understanding with Arabian Gulf University to deliver a PhD in Innovation Management. The program is designed to help early and mid-career executives understand the ...
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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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US Defense Secretary Visits Bahrain

On March 14-15, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Bahrain. He was greeted by Minister of Defense Affairs Lieutenant-General Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma and U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell.  During his visit, Secretary Mattis met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and ...
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Bahrain And U.S. Hold Environmental Cooperation Meetings

On March 7 at Bahrain National Museum, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America held the inaugural meetings of the Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation under the United States-Bahrain Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation and the Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs under the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.  Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, ...
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Ambassador Siberell participates in the Opening of the Zwemer Clinic

On March 5th, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell took part in the grand opening of the new Zwemer Clinic at the American Mission Hospital (AMH).  The clinic was named after the American missionary Samuel Zwemer who co-founded AMH over 100 years ago.  The new clinic is designed to serve those in financial need. The U.S. Embassy is proud of the long history of service and compassion that have ...
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U.S. Ambassador Concludes Discover America Week 2018

Ambassador Siberell concluded Discover America Week 2018 on Thursday February 15, with some American BBQ at the Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House at the Best Western Olive Hotel in Juffair. The Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House is a success story of the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Discover America Week 2018 highlighted the strong economic relationship between Bahrain and the ...
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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 the MEET ICT Bahrain Opening Ceremony

On February 13, Ambassador Siberell joined HE Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, HE Minister of Youth and Sports Hisham Bin Mohammed Al Jowder, and BTECH Chairman Ubaydli Ubaydli to open the 2018 MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Conference at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center. During his speech, Ambassador Siberell noted the strength ...
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Discover America Week 2018 Beach Clean-Up

The American Embassy in Manama, in cooperation with AECOM, kicked off Discover America Week 2018 with a beach clean-up on Saturday, February 10.  U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell, along with staffers from the embassy, AECOM, and others participated in the event.  Around 75 volunteers helped in cleaning up Nurana Beach.
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Success Story of U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell along with Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani visited West Point Home to celebrate a fantastic United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement success story as part of the Discover America Week 2018. The American home textile company has invested more than $160 million in Bahrain since the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade ...
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Discover America Week 2018 OP-ED

By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain It is a pleasure to announce the opening of Discover America Week 2018. Discover America is a weeklong celebration of American commerce and culture, including food, leisure, shopping, sports, tourism, and more. The relationship between Bahrain and the United States runs strong and deep; it ...
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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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President Trump Meets Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

On November 30, President Donald Trump welcomed Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the White House. During his successful trip to Washington D.C., Crown Prince Hamad also met with Vice President Mike Pence and signed an agreement for Bahrain to purchase U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft.  Crown Prince Salman also met U.S. Secretary of ...
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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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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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U.S. Universities Representatives visit Bahrain to Recruit Students

On October 30, 2017, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson, Educational Advisor Samar Hasan, and Vice Consul Sarah Grebowski participated in the Gulf EDU Tours university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from nine American colleges and universities including Ohio State University, Michigan State University, ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Honors the American Women’s Association of Bahrain

The American Women’s Association (AWA) hosted its annual Service Awards Program on May 15 to recognize outstanding members who have volunteered their time, talent, and enthusiasm towards the fulfillment of AWA goals.  Ambassador Roebuck attended the ceremony and presented the “Ambassador Award” to Ms. Naz Hussain in recognition of her outstanding commitment to service.
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English for Journalism Massive Open Online Course

The U.S. Embassy in Manama is happy to announce the second facilitated launch of  the English for Journalism Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera.  Through the MOOC, learners will obtain the English language skills needed for a career in modern journalism. The course explores print, broadcast, social and digital ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Opens Film to Start “Discover America Week”

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona welcomed guests to the Domain Hotel and Spa’s weekly movie night on Tuesday, October 18.  Attendees were treated to a viewing of the classic American film, “Sabrina,” as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week festivities.  During brief remarks, Ms. Cutrona highlighted the role America’s film industry ...
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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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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Opens Film to Start “Discover America Week”

  U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona welcomed guests to the Domain Hotel and Spa’s weekly movie night on Tuesday, October 18.  Attendees were treated to a viewing of the classic American film, “Sabrina,” as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week festivities.  During brief remarks, Ms. Cutrona highlighted the role America’s film ...
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A Message from U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck On the Occasion of Eid Al-Adha

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the people of Bahrain for a happy Eid al-Adha and to congratulate all those performing Hajj. On this most holy of days, millions of Muslims around the world, including from Bahrain and the United States, join in this pilgrimage and offer alms to honor Abraham’s sacrifice.  ...
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