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Events 2015


  • Poet Robert Pinsky at the UB (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Poet Robert Pinsky at the University of Barcelona

    U.S. Poet Robert Pinsky did a poetry reading and delivered a lecture to American literature students, professors, and general audience at the University of Barcelona on March 9. Three times Poet Laureate, Pinsky answered the diverse questions posed by the audiences and read some poets of his latest book published in Spain “Ginza samba.” 

  • DCM Kris Urs and the consul general Tanya C. Anderson at the MWC2015 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Deputy Chief of Mission and the consul general visited the Mobile World Congress 2015

    On March 2 and 3, a delegation from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, led by its Deputy Chief of Mission, Kris Urs, together with U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, Tanya C. Anderson, visited the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. This year over 370 American companies and four states (Georgia, Illinois, Washington and Idaho) were present at this important global event showcasing cutting-edge products and services in the field of mobile technologies. 

  • Jim Bird with other officers from the consulate (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    The Consulate General hosts an event for law enforcement officers from the consular district

    On March 3rd, the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona hosted an event for 295 police officers and authorities from throughout the consular district (Catalonia, Aragon, and Andorra). Consular Chief Ramon Menendez-Carreira delivered welcome remarks. The keynote speaker was Jim Bird, ex-FBI agent with 31 years’ experience. During his tenure, Mr. Bird worked as the Legal Attache at the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico engaging in hostage negotiation with Mexican drug cartels; and later as an investigator, he worked on corruption cases in Puerto Rico. Mr. Bird has trained hundreds of officers throughout his career.  

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of andorra, Gilbert Saboya, and U.S. Ambassador, James Costos (Photo: Government of Andorra)
    Extension of the U.S.-Andorra Fulbright Program

    Ambassador Costos signs the Memorandum of Understanding to extent the U.S.-Andorra Fulbright Scholarship program. During his trip he also visited an Andorran high school in Ordino and met with the American Fulbright Teaching Assistants. 

  • Nicholas Carlisle (Photo: U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona)
    No Bully founder, Nicholas Carlisle, keynote speaker at TEDxBarcelonaED

    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.  

  • UPF students at the USS Vicksburg (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    UPF undergraduate students visit SNMG 2

    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.  

  • USS Vicksburg (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    NATO’s SNMG2 Arrives in Barcelona for a Port Visit

    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.