News from the Consulate
The first edition of TEDxBarcelona devoted to education featured as a keynote speaker Nicholas Carlisle, founder and executive director of the NGO based in San Francisco No Bully. The Consulate sponsored his participation in this unique event, in which he shared his personal experience and how it led him to dedicate his professional career to eradicate bullying in schools. During his visit to Barcelona, Carlisle met with representatives from the regional and local government, NGOs and academics and introduced the innovative method of the so-called Solution Teams. Carlisle also gave a talk at Casal Lambda on LGBT bullying.
A group of 60 undergraduate Political Science students from Pompeu Fabra University visited the three ships that currently make up the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (USS Vicksburg, HMCS Fredericton and TCG Turgutreis) coinciding with its port visit to Barcelona on January 15. Students were highly impressed by how allied countries actually cooperate under NATO on a daily basis to guarantee peace and stability in the region.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Barcelona on January 14 for a port visit and to prepare to join forces with France’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group for a short period of combined exercises. Local media outlets attended a press conference with Commander, SNMG2, Rear Adm. Brad Williamson.
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.
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