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    Ambassador James Costos closes Foro Aragón Empresa 2014 -- Ambassador James Costos delivered the closing remarks at the award ceremony of Zaragoza’s Foro Aragón Empresa, which recognizes business excellence.

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  • Hugh Forrest at the CCCB in Barcelona (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Innovation and Privacy in Future Generations

    Hugh Forrest, director of the South of Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival in Austin, was in Barcelona on November 4 where he gave a talk at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) . He discussed the relation between innovation and privacy, and how this relationship can improve technological innovation. South of Southwest is considered one of the most important events in the fields of music, film and interactivity. The SXSW Interactive Festival showcases some of the world’s most innovative thinkers in the fields of digital creativity and cutting-edge technologies.  

  • Ashley Khan at the Music Museum in Barcelona (U.S. Consulate General)
    Jazz author Ashley Kahn inspires students at the Music Museum in Barcelona

    Noted jazz author, reporter and producer Ashley Kahn participated in a series of talks in Barcelona in the context of the 46th edition of the Barcelona International Jazz Festival. Over one hundred high school students attentively followed Ashley Khan’s remarks on the essence of jazz and its place in the world of music. Through John Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme,” Kahn pointed out how in one piece, one could find the whole history of jazz, and how through its influences jazz finds a way to stay modern and different. He also participated in the lecture series the Festival organized together with the network of public libraries of Barcelona on the world of jazz. 

  • USS Phlippine Sea. Port of Barcelona (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    USS Philippine Sea stops in Barcelona

    USS Philippine Sea is returning to Mayport, Florida from a nine-month deployment in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibilies supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperations efforts. The USS Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. 

  • SSV Corwith Cramer (photo: U.s. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Ambassador Costos visit to the SSV Corwith Cramer

    U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra James Costos toured the tall ship SSV Corwith Cramer from the S.E.A. Semester study abroad program, which offers American students of all majors the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying various courses related to environmental studies and leadership development. Ambassador Costos met with the students and learned about the different research project they are working on during this semester. 


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  • The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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