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    Jahrkhand CM & CG LaFave at Anti-TIP 4 Conclave

    Shri. Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of #Jharkhand and Ms. Helen LaFave, U.S. Consul General, Kolkata called for an united action to combat #humantrafficking, not just in #Jharkhand but across the globe. They committed to cooperate and work with all stakeholders to draft a comprehensive plan of working together.

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  • CG LaFave inaugurates 4th Anti-TIP Conclave

    CG LaFave inaugurates 4th Anti-TIP Conclave

    U.S. Consul General, Helen LaFave inaugurates the 4th Anti-TIP Conclave “Working Together to Combat Human Trafficking” in Ranchi.

  • Ambassador Verma at the special session

    Keynote Address by Ambassador Richard Verma

    The United States’ Asia policy and India’s Act East policy can work in complementary ways to increase regional trade and growth.

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    Scholars discussing environmental issues

    A panel of eminent scholars discussed the plethora of issues that transcend India’s national boundaries and affect Southeast Asia.

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    Panel discussion on regional trade links

    A panel of experts explored the prospects of boosting regional trade links at the Building Pan Asia Connectivity conference.

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    I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time.

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  • AFCP 2015 music CD release in association with Bangla Natak
    AFCP 2015 music CD release in association with Bangla Natak

    U.S. Consul General Helen LaFave released music CDs to mark the successful completion of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2015 project on the preservation of Bangla folk music implemented by the project recipient Contact Base on March 24th at the American Center in Kolkata.The program comprised of presentations on the project, remarks by Consul General LaFave,and live performances by the folk artists.It was a most enjoyable musical evening 

  • “Books, Beers and Darts :  Read the Books and hit the Bullseye”
    “Books, Beers and Darts : Read the Books and hit the Bullseye”

    The American Library,in partnership with the All India Darts Association (AIDA),hosted “An Evening with Books,Beers and Darts” on March 20th at the American Center.The participants enjoyed meeting new friends and also the opportunity to review some of the Library’s newest materials.  

  • Celebrating Diversity
    Celebrating Diversity

    U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs)introduced the concept of “Black History Month” to the Access students from Sir Syed Group of Schools on February 6. Students learned about the rich history of African Americans and how Martin Luther King and other activists were inspired by the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence during the Civil Rights Movement. The lesson celebrated the true spirit of diversity and tolerance that allows us to value the inherent dignity in every human being irrespective of color, caste, gender or creed. 

  • The contemporary dance workshop at the Lincoln room by Movement Exchange
    The contemporary dance workshop at the Lincoln room by Movement Exchange

    The contemporary dance workshop at the Lincoln room by Movement Exchange from San Francisco introduced participants to the beauty of powerful movement interpreting music , rhythm, emotion and space. A great way to challenge our familiar ways of thinking and seeing, and brings our attention to new ways of noticing the world around us. Kudos to the dance diplomats for such a fantastic display of cross cultural creative expression!! 

  • Mr. Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Mr. Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Mr. Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), engaged with students from the departments of political Science and economics at St. Xavier’s College - Kolkata. He reiterated the fact that the U.S.-India relationship is at the center of the U.S. vision of a stable, prosperous Asian future. Later he met with senior industry leaders at an event hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) where the discussion focused on the scope for pragmatic economic cooperation between the two countries, especially in the sectors of infrastructure and clean energy.  

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