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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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  • 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 R.T. 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! 

  • 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. 

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