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Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau

  Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau assumed her duties as U.S. Consul General in Belfast in September 2018. The U.S. Consulate General was established on May 27, 1796 by the first American President George Washington, and is the second oldest continuously operating U.S. Consulate in the world. Ms. Trudeau’s most recent assignment was Lahore, Pakistan, where she served as the U.S. Consul General. Prior to her role in Pakistan, she served as the Department of State’s Director for Press Operations and as a Department spokesperson in Washington, D.C. Ms. Trudeau’s other assignments include serving as the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in…

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Chargé Yael Lempert Keynote Address at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Global Trade Conference

So my main message to all of you listening today is that if your company wants to invest in the United States, we at the U.S. Embassy are here, we’re ready and willing to help – and you know where to find us. Chargé Yael Lempert Keynote Address at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Global Trade Conference June 23, 2021   Chargé Lempert:   Hello everyone and thank you to the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce for inviting me today. I wish that I could have actually been there in Birmingham. But as the vaccine continues to roll out at an incredible rate, hopefully we’ll be able to have these…

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Speech at Virtual Book Launch of “A Vote for Women” Celebrating the 100 year Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Last week, Chargé Yael Lempert joined the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative ( @2020centennial )  for their virtual book launch of “A Vote for Women” to mark the 100th anniversary of the Flag of United States 19th Amendment & women’s suffrage.  Chargé Lempert’s remarks are below. Chargé Yael Lempert Speech at Virtual Book Launch of “A Vote for Women” Celebrating the 100 year Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment St. James’s House London, United Kingdom March 31, 2021   Chargé Lempert:  Good evening to everyone here in the UK – and good afternoon to all of you tuning in from America. I am absolutely delighted to join you all…

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Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” Speech

Chargé Yael Lempert Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” Speech March 05, 2021   Chargé Lempert:  Greetings from London! I’m Yael Lempert, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in London. And it is a real honor to be part of the celebrations today. 75 years have now passed since Winston Churchill stood up in Fulton, Missouri, with President Truman by his side, and gave one of the most famous speeches of the 20th century. It’s difficult to imagine what was going through the minds of the young students of Westminster College sitting in the audience that day. I’m sure they were incredibly excited. After all, it…

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Ambassador Johnson’s Farewell Statement

It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the UK. Before I return to the United States next week, I invite you to join me as I share my parting thoughts and memories of our Special Relationship. Ambassador Johnson’s Farewell Statement As delivered January 15, 2021 After four incredible…

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Statement from U.S. Ambassador to the UK, Robert Wood Johnson

Wednesday was a dark day for the United States. Like you, I watched the horrible scenes from Washington with profound concern and sadness. What happened at the Capitol does not represent who we are or what we stand for as Americans. Those who participated and engaged in criminal acts should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of our law. The United States Congress has certified the election, and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States on January 20. I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and stand ready to do whatever is needed during this transition to ensure the U.S.-UK relationship remains the cornerstone of…

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Principal Officer Leandro Rizzuto – Hamilton/Bermuda, 2018-2020

Mr. Rizzuto is past Chairman of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). He was Director of North American Beauty Events LLC from 2005-2018, the producer of Cosmoprof NA – Americas largest B2B Beauty Show – as well as the creator and publisher of “Style Source Magazine,” which became the global leader in beauty industry publications. For over 30 years he helped build his family’s business, Conair, into one of the largest private companies in the United States and introduced over 1,000 new products. At Conair, with offices in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, he was Senior Vice President for Professional Global Business Units. He increased sales from $25 million to…

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Peckham Rye Park Tree Planting Ceremony

U.S. Embassy, London December 15, 2020 171/20 @USAinUKPress   On Monday 14 December, Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson participated in a tree planting ceremony to support the revival of the American Garden in Peckham Rye Park. The United States Embassy has provided a grant to purchase ten American trees, that will be planted as part of the revival project. Ambassador Johnson and Harriet Harman QC MP jointly planted a “Green Mountain” sugar maple tree. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said: “The American Garden in Peckham Rye Park is a living symbol of the  Special Relationship.  The Embassy is very proud to be planting these American species of trees for everyone to enjoy.”  …

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DelicioUS! – A New Platform for all things American Food

U.S. Embassy, London November 24, 2020 163/20 @USAinUKPress   Berlin, November 19, 2020: DelicioUS! – United in Quality a new platform to connect American food and agricultural products with retail, hospitality and food enthusiasts across Europe launches today. DelicioUS! tells the story behind a variety of high-quality U.S. products available on the European market. It provides…

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A Thanksgiving Message from the Ambassador

This Thanksgiving message from U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson was publishing online on November 23, 2020 on The American. 2020 has been a tough year. The global pandemic has affected all of us, in one way or another. We have lost loved ones. We have missed funerals and weddings, birthdays and births, and now, perhaps, Thanksgiving too. And we have missed each other – our family, our friends, our co-workers. But it’s in the toughest moments that we find we have the most to be grateful for.  As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said earlier this year: “In testing times, we often observe that the best of the human spirit comes to the fore.” That is what the Thanksgiving story is…

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