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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in New Delhi

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in New Delhi

    “To pursue prosperity at home, both our nations must uphold a just, inclusive, and secure order,“ Secretary Hagel at the Observer Research Foundation, August 9, 2014

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  • Sec. Kerry's Remarks with Minister Sushma Swaraj

    Sec. Kerry's Remarks with Minister Sushma Swaraj

    The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. Of course, delivering on the potential of this moment is the key. The words are easy; it’s the actions we need to take that will really define the relationship in the days ahead.

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  • Sec. Kerry meets Minister Arun Jaitley

    Sec. Kerry meets Minister Arun Jaitley

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker pose with Indian Minister of Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, India, before a meeting as part of a Strategic Dialogue between the two countries on July 31, 2014.

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  • Secretary Kerry in New Delhi

    Secretary Kerry in New Delhi

    Secretary Kerry with Students at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi before a string of meetings as part of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue on July 31, 2014.

  • Sec. Kerry Travels to New Delhi for Strategic Dialogue

    Sec. Kerry Travels to New Delhi for Strategic Dialogue

    Secretary Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on July 31.

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  • Acting U.S. Consul General, Kolkata visits the National Library (State Dept)
    Acting U.S. Consul General, Kolkata visits the National Library

    On Thursday, July 17, Acting U.S. Consul General of Kolkata, David Good, accompanied by the Director of the Kolkata American Center, J. Joria, Consular Chief Wendy Kennedy, and the Director of American Center Library visited the National Library. The Consul General toured both the heritage building and the library and expressed his amazement at the extent of the collections. The Consul General also met with the Director General of the National Library, Dr. Y.P. Rajendra Kumar, who spoke on the history of the National Library.  

  • Consul General Helen LaFave visits University of Kalyani
    Consul General Helen LaFave visits University of Kalyani

    Consul General Helen LaFave enjoyed her visit to the University of Kalyani in the Nadia District of West Bengal. She met with Vice Chancellor, Professor R.L. Hangloo, gave a speech to students, scholars and faculty on the U.S.-India education partnership, inaugurated a World Book Day exhibition, and visited with a number of departments. She enjoyed this opportunity to see more of West Bengal and catch up with the Vice Chancellor, who she first met while working in Chennai years ago. 

  • Kolkata’s environmentally conscious students celebrates Earth Day
    Kolkata’s environmentally conscious students celebrates Earth Day

    We are so impressed with Kolkata’s environmentally conscious students! Students from New Horizon High School, Bidhannagar Government High School, Patipukur Pallisree Vidyalaya and Sir Sysed Group Schools came to the American Center to perform plays they have been working on with Banglanatak.com and Earth Day Network. The students have been learning about environmental issues and also performed the plays in their neighborhoods to educate others about protecting our environment. These future leaders inspired all who watched them!  

  • USAID Deputy Director Katherine Stevens moderated a panel discussion at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce
    USAID Deputy Director Katherine Stevens moderated a panel discussion at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce

    Consul General Helen LaFave and Political/Economic Officer Gaurav Bansal welcomed USAID Deputy Director Katherine Stevens to Kolkata. She moderated a panel discussion at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce with industry and civil society representatives on corporate social responsibility (CSR) yesterday. The program brought together NGOs, development experts and company representatives to network and discuss the scope of CSR activities.  

  • Consul General and American Center Director’s radio messages on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Consul General and American Center Director’s radio messages on gender equality and women's empowerment

    Consul General Helen LaFave and American Center Director Joanne Joria recorded messages on gender equality and women's empowerment to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. These were aired by radio stations in Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Siliguri, Gangtok, Guwahati and Shillong on March 8.  

  • Mariachi band Flor de Toloache
    New York City’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache performs at Kolkata

    New York City’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache had a busy day here in Kolkata! After a workshop with students at Sri Sikshyatan School and a music therapy session with kids at MENTAID, they came to the American Center to perform to a captivated audience of 200 music fans. The band members had a wonderful time meeting the students, children, and diverse community members here in the City of Joy and hope you all enjoyed their unique music style! 

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