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  • Tim Bennet at the Consulate (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Tim Bennett from the Trans-Atlantic Business Council visits Barcelona

    Tim Bennett, Director General & CEO of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council spent two full days in Barcelona explaining the nature of the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its main objectives to different types of audiences. A diversity of roundtable discussions were held at the Consulate to promote a better understanding of the TTIP. Tim Bennett met with academics, economists, politicians, journalists and youth with the objective of promoting a positive understanding of this important U.S. –EU agreement. 

  • Consul General with members of the Grup set Foundation (Photo:  U.S. Consulate in Barcelona)
    "The Paradigm of Entrepreneurship" book presentation

    On December 10, Consul General, Tanya C. Anderson, and Grup Set Foundation presented the book “The Paradigm of Entrepreneurship” a compilation of presentations and discussions of the 10th Seminar on civil society held at ESADE in 2013. Business representatives, local entrepreneurs, and academics attended this book presentation ceremony that took place at the consul general’s residence. 

  • Dustin Ellis at the school Infant de Jesus (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Gilman student discusses the importance of geography with high school students

    Gilman student Dustin Ellis volunteered three talks to high school students in Badalona and Barcelona during the first week of December. This talks are part of the Consulate’s Connect-US program through which U.S. Fulbright and Gilman students and scholars volunteer their time to promote American English language and culture. After asking students to draw a map of the world, Dustin reflected on how geography, the place where one lives, can shape one’s perspective on the world and discussed the way geography influences history and international conflicts. 

  • Tricia Bacon with graduate students from UPF (Photo: U.S. Consulate Barcelona)
    American University Professor speaks to UPF students

    Tricia Bacon, Professor at the American University and expert on counterterrorism, gave a lecture to 25 students of the Masters in International Journalism at the Pompeu Fabra University on November 19. Bacon gave an overview of the current status of ISIS and Al Qaeda and discussed how terrorist groups worldwide create alliances for diverse reasons.  

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  • The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday December 26, 2014

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