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  • U.S. Embassy Launches Hindi Website

    U.S. Embassy Launches Hindi Website

    The launch of the U.S. Embassy’s website in Hindi is “another step forward towards linking us even deeper to India’s cultural heritage,” said Ambassador Powell.

  • Enhancing joint Capabilities to Fight

    Enhancing joint Capabilities to Fight

    "Our two nations are committed to fighting terrorism and working to make life safe for all," Ambassador Powell, April 3, 2014

  • U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

    U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

    The Energy Dialogue highlights ongoing engagement in the areas of civilian nuclear energy, electrical grid and power generation cooperation, energy efficiency, oil and gas exploration and investment, expanding markets for renewable energy technologies, and addressing barriers to clean energy deployment.

  • Remarks by Assistant Secretary Biswal

    Remarks by Assistant Secretary Biswal

    “We want to work with India, trade with India, invest in India, innovate with India and grow with India.” Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal

    ALSO:  Video
  • 2014 International Women of Courage Awards

    2014 International Women of Courage Awards

    For fearless advocacy on behalf of victims of acid attacks and for bringing hope to survivors of gender-based violence and disfigurement, we name Laxmi a Woman of Courage.

    ALSO:  Photos

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  • Ambassador Powell Announcement

    U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced in a U.S. Mission Town Hall meeting March 31 that she has submitted her resignation to President Obama and, as planned for some time, will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of May.

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  • 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! 

  • Access Graduation Ceremony 2013(State Dept)
    Access Graduation Ceremony 2013

    American Center hosted the 2013 English Access Graduation Ceremony in association with Sir Syed Group of Schools. Participants who successfully completed the two year course were awarded certificates by visiting RELO Diane Millar and the Deputy Director. The participants put up an impressive show that comprised a collage display, public speaking, and staging of two short plays highlighting important social issues. 

  • Zeenat Rahman, Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues, Department of State,  with some of Kolkata’s women journalists from print and electronic media.
    Zeenat Rahman, Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues, Department of State, with some of Kolkata’s women journalists from print and electronic media.

    Zeenat Rahman Special Adviser to Secretary of State, John Kerry for Global Youth Issues and Director, Office of Global Youth Issues met with some of Kolkata’s young women journalists from print, TV and radio for an interactive session focusing on youth engagement, women's empowerment and transcending the urban-rural divide in public policy. 

  • Country Public Affairs Officer, Walter Douglas, engages with IVLP and Fulbright members(State Dept)
    Country Public Affairs Officer, Walter Douglas, engages with IVLP and Fulbright members from Kolkata and the northeast

    The Country Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Walter Douglas, engaged in a lively discussion with some of the leading members of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs from Kolkata and the northeast. The conversation provided a deeper insight into the new emerging face of the east and the various changes which now define this part of the country. As the leaders of change, the group provided varied perspectives on how to deal with some of the most imminent concerns in Kolkata and the northeast, and the challenges they faced in their journey. It was an interesting discussion on how they adapted their exchange experience in the U.S. to the particular environ in this part of the country and their role in ushering in a developed East. 

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International Women of Courage are Honored in Washington, D.C.

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