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  • Finance Min. Jaitley meets Treasury Sec. Lew

    Finance Min. Jaitley meets Treasury Sec. Lew

    A U.S. delegation led by Treasury Secretary Lew and an Indian delegation led by Finance Minister Jaitley met on February 12 for a series of comprehensive discussions.

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  • Chalein saath saath; forward together we go

    Chalein saath saath; forward together we go

    Through a series of high-level visits and dialogues, the U.S and Indian governments are working actively to implement President Obama’s and Prime Minister Modi’s mutual commitment to strengthen and deepen U.S.-India cooperation in every sector for the benefit of global stability and people’s livelihoods.

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  • Amb. presents credentials to Pres. Mukherjee

    Amb. presents credentials to Pres. Mukherjee

    President Mukherjee received credentials from U.S. Ambassador to India Rich Verma at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan, January 16, 2015.

  • Secretary Kerry at Vibrant Gujarat 2015

    Secretary Kerry at Vibrant Gujarat 2015

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ahmedabad on January 10 to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Ambassador Verma Arrives in New Delhi

    Ambassador Richard Verma Arrives in New Delhi

    The U.S. Mission to India announces the arrival of Ambassador Richard Verma on January 2, 2015 in New Delhi. He will continue the U.S. Mission’s work in advancing the U.S.-India strategic partnership.

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  • Statement by the President on the Attack in France

    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.

  • Joint Statement: India-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue

    The 3rd India-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue was held in New Delhi on November 17, 2014. It was Co-Chaired by Shri Satya N. Mohanty, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry for Human Resource Development, India and Mr. Richard Stengel, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

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  • Teaching for the 21st Century: Overcoming the False Dichotomy between Language and Literature
    Teaching for the 21st Century: Overcoming the False Dichotomy between Language and Literature

    Regional English Language Officer Diane Millar ,from the New Delhi Embassy, led a session at the Lincoln Room for the city’s vibrant ELT community. Titled, ‘Teaching for the 21st Century: Overcoming the False Dichotomy between Language and Literature’, the session provided an opportunity for participants to discuss and explore some of the key challenges that English teachers in India face in 2015. The session began with a comparison of the actual needs of students and the current curriculum and went on to examine notions such as competency based education, skills-based education and traditional education based on a canon.  

  • 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.  

  • Dance for Revolution
    Dance for Revolution

    The American Center partnered with Kolkata Sanved and St. Xavier’s College to host ‘Dance for Revolution’ featuring activist-playwright Eve Ensler, U.S. Consul General Helen LaFave, musician Tanmoy Bose, survivors, and hundreds of youth leaders. The evening resonated to the loud beating of drums and inspired performances by the students who pledged to strengthen the worldwide fight against gender based violence. Ms. Ensler’s powerful performance of ‘My Body, My Revolution’ urged everyone to walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to violence against women. Dance indeed is a powerful tool for transformation.  

  • The American Library hosts engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation
    The American Library hosted engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation

    The American Library in Kolkata hosted over 125 engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation. The students received a tour of the facilities and services available to them. A U.S.-India Education Foundation representative was also present to provide them information on educational opportunities in American universities. Students were thrilled to see the extensive STEM holdings.  

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