CDA Elizabeth Rood Participated in School Ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Kvemo Kartli (September 20)

CDA Elizabeth Rood Participated in School Ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Kvemo Kartli (September 20) Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCA-Georgia, Georgian government senior leadership, and members of the local authorities in a ceremony dedicated to the reopening of two schools in Kvemo Kartli, Georgia: Rustavi # 4 and Gardabani #4 Public Schools.  In her address to guests, Chargé d’Affaires ...
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CDA Rood together with Millennium Challenge Corporation COO, San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation COO and San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi (September 19) Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood joined San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCA-Georgia, and Georgian government senior leadership to welcome 230 rising freshmen at San Diego State University in Georgia, a top U.S. university ...
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A New Academic Year in newly reconstructed schools in Adjara Region (September 17)

A New Academic Year in newly reconstructed schools in Adjara Region (September 17) On September 17, A/DCM Jeffrey Reneau participated in the inaugural ceremony marking the reconstruction of the public school in Dzentsmani, Adjara Autonomous Republic. US EUCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program provided funding for a complete renovation of Dzentmani and partial renovation of Zeda-Kvirike public schools ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs visits Georgia (July 10)

Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs visits Georgia (July 10) Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs arrived in Tbilisi for an official two-day visit. During her visit, A/S Royce met with the Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, and distinguished alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchange programs and cultural assistance beneficiaries. ...
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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony (July 10)

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony (July 10) Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau congratulated graduates of the National Security and Public Policy Advanced Program organized by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and welcomed a new cohort last night by saying “You are building the institutions of ...
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SABIT Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Residential and Commercial Construction” program announcement

SABIT “Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Residential and Commercial Construction” program announcement   If you work in residential or commercial real estate development or construction projects, we are seeking applicants for head engineers, construction managers, financial decision makers, and building material suppliers and distributors to participate in an upcoming  Special American Business Internship Training ‘s (SABIT’s) ...
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Civic and Tech through English Language (CTEL) Conference held in Batumi (May 20)

Civic and Tech through English Language (CTEL) Conference held in Batumi (May 20) On May 19-20 PH International hosted the U.S. Embassy funded Civic and Tech through English Language (CTEL) Program Final Conference in Batumi. The conference aimed at sharing the lessons learned and best practices accumulated throughout the program and gathered over 120 English ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the Fulbright Scholarship Launch Reception (May 1)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the Fulbright Scholarship Launch Reception (May 1) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood:  One of the most important things any country can do to invest in its economic development is [to invest in] the education of the future generation, and we’re very pleased that for many years now the United ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program (April 30)

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program (April 30) TBILISI, April 30, 2018 – On Tuesday, May 1, Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Bank of Georgia CEO Kakha Kiknavelidze, will announce the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program at a U.S. Embassy reception beginning ...
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Inaugural Ceremony for the Dmanisi Youth Medical Education Center (April 26)

Inaugural Ceremony for the Dmanisi Youth Medical Education Center (April 26) On Wednesday, April 25th, the U.S. EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a newly constructed medical facility for youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Dmanisi, Georgia. The project inauguration ceremony was attended by two Georgian Members of ...
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Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial skills in Georgia

Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial skills in Georgia   Application Deadline: 27 April 2018 Ilia State University with the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University in California, U.S.A. are looking for innovative and dedicated beneficiaries for the entrepreneurial training program, which is part of the U.S. Embassy in Georgia program PAVING THE WAY ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remark to Media at Akhaltsikhe School N1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (December 13)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remark to Media at Akhaltsikhe School N1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (December 13) Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly: It is a real honor for me to participate in the opening of this school.  It is both an honor and a pleasure.  I think this is the most exciting thing that I do as an ambassador because this is all ...
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NASA Astronaut Heide Piper Promotes Female Empowerment (November 29)

NASA Astronaut Heide Piper Promotes Female Empowerment and Careers in Science as Part of the U.S. Embassy’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (November 29)   Heide Piper, NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain from Minnesota, will visit Georgia December 2-8 as the second speaker in the U.S. Embassy’s 16 Days of Activism ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the IBSU American Studies Conference (November 20)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the IBSU American Studies Conference (November 20) Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly:  Well, I think this is the third year I’ve participated in the opening of this very important, if not the most important, American Studies Conference; at least one of the most important American Studies Conferences in ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Comments to Media at the Book Donation Ceremony for the National Parliamentary Library (November 17)

Ambassador Kelly’s Comments to Media at the Book Donation Ceremony for the National Parliamentary Library (November 17) Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly:  This is gift from the Embassy—it’s over 1,000 books and of course we are very grateful to the National [Parliamentary] Library for hosting this collection.  This additional donation will update their collection; ...
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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at State Sokhumi University (November 6)

DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at State Sokhumi University (November 6) Q-n about the event DCM Elizabeth Rood:   It is an honor for me today to visit Sokhumi State University and to have the opportunity to meet with the rector and to meet students from  the law faculty and the political science faculty.  It is ...
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Space Hackathon registration open now! (October 18)

Space Hackathon registration open now! (October 18)   The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is proud to announce the launch of Space Hackathon – a nationwide completion for Georgian youth.  This hackathon is meant to inspire new ideas about space and encourage interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. Distinguished former NASA astronaut Heide ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s media engagement at the Voyager anniversary event , Tech Park Georgia (September 25)

Ambassador Kelly’s media engagement at the Voyager anniversary event , Tech Park Georgia (September 25) Ambassador Kelly:  I would like to thank Tech Park for inviting me to participate in this very important ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecraft.  It is a very significant anniversary because Voyager is the only human-manufactured vehicle to actually go beyond ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at the SDSU Convocation Ceremony (September 11)

Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at the SDSU Convocation Ceremony (September 11) Q-n:  What does having such a high-level university in Georgia mean to the country? Ambassador Kelly: Well I think this is a very unique university.  This is the only university in the region which has an American curriculum and grants an American degree.  ...
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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s comment to the media on the sidelines of the Conference on School Management and Leadership (September 9)

DCM Elizabeth Rood’s comment to the media on the sidelines of the Conference on School Management and Leadership (September 9) DCM Elizabeth Rood:  I am very pleased to meet and greet the school directors and educators who are here today for this year’s conference on School Leadership and Management.  The United States’ Government’s Millennium Challenge ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at MCC Annual Report Event (February 22)

Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at MCC Annual Report Event (February 22) “We are going to preview the progress in the Millennium Challenge Corporation program to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Georgia.  It is one of our most significant investments—it is worth about $140 million.  We have invested that much because we ...
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7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference (January 27)

7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference (January 27) The U.S. Embassy was proud to help organize the recent 7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference, this year titled “Breaking boundaries with Technology and Innovation in the Classroom.”  Hosted by the International Black Sea University, this conference brought together over 180 English Language ...
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7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference

7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference U.S. Embassies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine 7th SOUTH CAUCASUS REGIONAL ELT CONFERENCE “Breaking boundries with technology and innovation in the Classroom” January 27-28, 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM CALL FOR PARTICIPATION U.S. Embassy Georgia is pleased to announce the 7th South Caucasus Regional English Language ...
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Ambassador Kelly Meets with Children and Volunteers at the Weekend School in Mestia (October 16)

Ambassador Kelly Meets with Children and Volunteers at the Weekend School in Mestia (October 16) On October 16, Ambassador Kelly visited with the children of the Weekend School in Mestia and met with representatives of the NGO Together for Real Changes (TRC).  TRC is a Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) and peer-to-peer model created to bring ...
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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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MCC supports refurbishment of public schools in Shida Kartli region (September 28)

MCC supports refurbishment of public schools in Shida Kartli region (September 28) On September  28, the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy CEO Nancy Lee and Ambassador Kelly participated in ribbon-cutting ceremony at a rehabilitated public school in the Shida Kartli region. MCC is funding the refurbishment of up to 100 schools to improve ...
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Millennium Innovation Award Kick-Off Celebrates Student Excellence in STEM (September 21)

Millennium Innovation Award Kick-Off Celebrates Student Excellence in STEM (September 21) On September 21, Ambassador Ian Kelly and Minister of Education Alexander Jejelava and Pawel Smalinsky, CEO of GeoCell cheered the start of Georgia’s third Innovation Challenge.  We welcome GeoCell’s participation in this innovative project to promote the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines ...
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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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Ambassador Kelly congratulates newest graduates of GFSIS Training Program

On July 26, the Ambassador participated in the graduation ceremony of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) National Security and Public Policy Training Program. In his remarks, Ambassador Kelly emphasized the training program’s importance in furthering Georgia’s progress in its efforts toward Euro-Atlantic integration.  He also discussed how the U.S. government has ...
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Ambassador Kelly meets with FLEX exchange program alumni

Ambassador Kelly welcomed 80 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program alumni who spent the past year at high schools across the U.S. and living with American families. The FLEX program, implemented in Georgia by American Councils, sent more than 1,000 Georgian high school students to the United States over the past 23 years. FLEX alumni have ...
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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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