ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)

ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)   The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is proud to partner with the NGO Democracy Lab to launch ParaShoot, a short film challenge open to professional and first-time filmmakers throughout Georgia who want to use film to improve their country. The goal of the marathon is to ...
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African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry visits Tbilisi (April 30)

African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry visits Tbilisi (April 30)   TBILISI, April 30, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to bring African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry to Tbilisi as one of the judges for Opera Crown, the first international voice competition in Tbilisi, Hosted by the Opera and Ballet State Theater and partially sponsored ...
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Black History Month (February 20)

Ruby Bridges The picture shows a 6-year-old Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. Marshal Charles Burks as she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. She became the first African-American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the American South. Ruby’s parents were torn about whether to let her attend the all-white school, ...
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Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Stem Legacy Exhibition (December 22)

Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Stem Legacy Exhibition (December 22) Q-n about the event Elizabeth Rood: The United States Embassy is pleased to join with our Georgian partners in opening this exhibit, which features examples and photographs of the achievements of Georgians in science, technology, engineering, and innovation in the past.  And looking forward towards Georgia’s future, it will be even ...
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Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack visits Georgia (October 3)

Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack visits Georgia (October 3) The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the visit of Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack, best known for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Fight Club 2 and American Gods.  David Mack is also the creator of his own best-selling series of graphic novels, Kabuki.  ...
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Edward Curtis photo exhibition (September 12)

Edward Curtis photo exhibition (September 12) Opening Date: September 20, 2017  Closing Date: October 20, 2017 TBILISI, GEORGIA —The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of works by noted 20th century photographer and ethnographer, Edward Curtis. Curtis mounted expeditions for over 30 years and documented the cultures and ...
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Public Affairs Officer Courtney Austrian’s Remarks to Media at Gelati Onsight Session (March 30)

Public Affairs Officer Courtney Austrian’s Remarks to Media at Gelati Onsight Session (March 30) Question about the event Courtney Austrian: The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation was established in 2001 to help preserve culture around the world.  The first grant into Georgia was made in 2001. In the time since then, there have been 16 ...
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Joint Statement of the 2016 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (January 9)

Joint Statement of the 2016 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (January 9) Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 9, 2017 The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission’s Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges met December 19 in Tbilisi to advance cooperation in the areas of public outreach, ...
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Education Fest featuring a blues band from the U.S. (September 28)

Education Fest featuring a blues band from the U.S. (September 28) U.S. Embassy will host an Educational Festival in Koda, Telavi, Akhmeta and Tbilisi from October  1st – 5th. During the festival the Embassy is proud to present a concert by the U.S. blues band, Matuto. U.S. Embassy Educational Programs staff will be on hand ...
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The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia (September 16)

The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia (September 16) TBILISI, September 16, 2016 –  U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, together with San Diego State University – Georgia, are proud to welcome NASA engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia Monday, September 19, 2016, for a series of public lectures and workshops on America’s civilian space program and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Nicholas Berliner welcomed members of the Marneuli Youth Center at the U.S. Embassy (September 11)

On September 11, Chargé d’Affaires Nicholas Berliner welcomed members of the Marneuli Youth Center at the U.S. Embassy. The youth brought an art exhibit of their own works that they graciously dedicated to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Afterwards, the youth spoke with U.S. diplomatic personnel about the events of September 11th where ...
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U.S. Embassy Officials and American Musicians Talk About the Success of “America Days” in Georgia (June 5)

On June 5, Cultural Attaché James Dewey and Press Attaché Dan Hastings held a press conference at Tbilisi’s Press Club to promote the grand finale of America Days.  The culmination of the four city, weeklong celebration across Georgia culminates on Saturday, June 6, in Tbilisi, at Rike Park, from 4:00 to 10:00 pm.  Dangerflow, the renowned ...
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Jazz legend Ron Carter and Ambassador Norland join Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs to celebrate International Jazz Day (April 30)

On Thursday, April 30th, 2015, Ambassador Richard Norland joined the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in welcoming legendary bassist Ron Carter and his Golden Striker Trio to Georgia for this year’s International Jazz Day concert.  Dr. Carter, recognized worldwide for his virtuosity and his willingness to engage students, not only performed ...
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U.S. Speaker Jason DaSilva inspires disability access mapping activity in Tbilisi (April 25)

As part of Embassy Tbilisi’s efforts to erase the stigma of people with disabilities and help the disabled lead fuller lives, Public Affairs invited filmmaker Jason DaSilva to discuss his film “When I Walk” and introduce ways to help the disabled.  As part of the program, on April 25 Mr. DaSilva and Public Affairs partnered ...
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DCM Nicolas Berliner and filmmaker Olga Zhgenti meet with American Corner students (April 17)

To highlight Women’s History Month in March, we asked students from our American Corners to submit mini-documentaries on inspiring women leaders in their communities.  Last Friday we invited all the students to the embassy where they met with Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner and filmmaker and professor Olga Zhgenti, who discussed careers in film ...
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Cultural Affairs Officer discusses public diplomacy on live TV show (March 25)

Cultural Affairs Officer James Dewey spoke in Georgian about his experience writing a week-long entry to Freedom Diary, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s book project, on Rustavi 2’s live morning show.   This is the ninth edition of the book and includes the weekly thoughts and opinions of 52 authors – the people from various professions living ...
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Embassy officers Eric Han and Maciej Luczywo discuss American diversity in TV interview (February 20)

On February 20 Embassy officers Eric Han and Maciej Luczywo appeared on Georgian Public Broadcasting’s program “Our Morning” to discuss ethnic diversity in the U.S., in connection with African-American History Month.  Speaking in Georgian, the two discussed the contributions of African-Americans to American society and culture.  Han and Luczywo also shared their personal experiences growing ...
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Ambassador Norland attends Polish – American Event (February 13)

On Friday, the Ambassador attended a conference sponsored by the Embassy of Poland all about volunteerism and educational programs at Georgian museums.  The Ambassador paid tribute to the uniquely Georgian-Polish-American aspects of the project given the support of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.  The project was implemented in Georgia by NGO Georgian Arts and Culture Center ...
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Celebration of African-American History Month at Tbilisi American Corner (February 12)

On February 12, the US Embassy and Tbilisi American Corner organized a discussion with youth and university students on African-American History in the United States.  The event kicked off a series of activities planned to commemorate National African-American History in the United States, which is celebrated every February.  Ambassador Norland introduced Embassy colleagues Jamal Lewis ...
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