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  • Fire Film Festival (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    The Consulate General collaborates with FIRE!! Gay and Lesbian Film Fest

    For the second year, the consulate general has been a major sponsor of FIRE!! Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. This year, as the festival marked its 20th anniversary, six American films were featured, including the documentary Regarding Susan Sontag. The consulate invited its director, Nancy Kates, to participate in its premier on July 4th. 

  • TEDx Barcelona Women (Photo: U.S. Consulate Barcelona)
    Promoting social entrepreneurship in Barcelona with Unreasonable Institute founder Daniel Epstein

    Daniel Epstein, a young award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of Unreasonable Group, was invited by the consulate to participate in TEDx Barcelona Women and other speaking events engaging emerging social entrepreneurs at the Impact Hub Barcelona and entrepreneurship students from the Master of Science in Management at Pompeu Fabra University. At the TEDx event, Daniel focused his talk on the Girl Effect Accelerator, an initiative developed by the Unreasonable Institute and the Nike Foundation which empowers girls and invests in startups run by young women and girls that can have a real impact in their lives.  

  • Joseph McBride with Chris Welles Feder (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    The Consulate General celebrates Orson Welles's centenary

    Joseph McBride, Professor of Film at San Francisco State University and a renowned scholar on Orson Welles was invited by the consulate to participate in a two-day seminar, organized by the Film Archives in Barcelona, around the filmmaker’s centenary. This seminar featured international speakers including American scholars as well as actors and artists who had worked with Welles. Joseph McBride participated in a session with Welles’s daughter Chris Welles Feder during which they talked about Orson Welles’ multifaceted career in film, radio, and television. In addition to this event, the consulate also organized a talk with students from the School of Film and Media Studies of Pompeu Fabra University. 

  • Shaun Donnelly at the CIDOB (Photo:U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona)
    Shaun Donnelly opens CIDOB’s seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

    On May 27, 2015 Shaun Donnelly, Vice President of Investment and Financial Services at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), gave the keynote speech at the international seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) that took place at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). Donnelly highlighted the strategic importance of the TTIP for the EU and the U.S., an agreement meant to create jobs and growth. This one-day seminar provided in-depth information on the main issues being negotiated under TTIP. 



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