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Biography of Susan A. Wilson, former Principal Officer Consulate General Edinburgh

Susan Wilson was the Principal Officer for the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom from August 2015  to July 2018. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she most recently served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey, where her two main priorities were encouraging the internal peace process in Turkey’s volatile southeastern region, and working to alleviate spillover effects in Turkey from the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. She also served as Assistant Public Affairs Officer in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and as Vice Consul in Kingston, Jamaica. Prior to joining the State Department, Susan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jizzak, Uzbekistan, and also taught…

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Biography of former Belfast Consul General Daniel James Lawton

CONSUL GENERAL LAWTON Dan Lawton assumed his duties as Consul General in Belfast in July 2015 and departed Belfast July 2018.  Most recently, he was the Deputy Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to returning to Washington in summer 2013, he served as the Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Athens (2010-2013), the Deputy Political Counselor in Caracas (2006-2009), and the Political-Military Officer in Copenhagen (2002-2006). He has also served in Lima, Karachi, and Mexico City and completed separate State Department assignments as the Country Officer for Cyprus and Sri Lanka. Dan…

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U.S. Takes First Steps Toward Embassy Relocation

U.S. Embassy London Press Release 02 October 2008   Meeting the challenge of providing a modern, open and secure American diplomatic facility in London, the U.S. State Department today signed a conditional agreement with the real estate developer Ballymore to acquire a site in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area in Wandsworth for the construction of a new Embassy. “This has been a long and careful process,” said Ambassador Robert Tuttle, who has led the search for a new site. “We looked at all our options, including renovation of our current building on Grosvenor Square. In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable Embassy…

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Ambassador Johnson’s Remarks to the Pilgrims of Great Britain

“Maintaining the strongest possible cooperative relationship across the transatlantic community is important for everyone, including the United States. It is in everyone’s interest that Brexit be transparent, smooth, and orderly. But whatever the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU, Britain should know you will have a strong and reliable trade and investment partner in America.” Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson Remarks to The Pilgrims of Great Britain September 12, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) AMBASSADOR JOHNSON: It is truly an honor to speak to this distinguished group. I can think of no better place for my first speech as the American ambassador to the United Kingdom than…

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Visits of Presidents of the United States to the United Kingdom.

Below is a list of all visits by Presidents of the United States to the United Kingdom. The most-current copy of this table is always located on the official website of the U.S. Embassy in London. Please contact the Webmaster if you believe this list to contain an error. Useful Sites The Presidents of the United States of America, a page at the White House web site, also lists former Presidents, with their dates in office, plus links to individual biographical information, “fun facts”, “fast facts”, texts of inaugural addresses, and links onward to presidential libraries. The Office of Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration maintains a network of presidential libraries and materials project.…

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Remarks by President Obama in Farewell Address

Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift.  But it’s really just a piece of parchment.  It has no power on its own.  We, the people, give it power.  (Applause.)  We, the people, give it meaning.  With our participation, and with the choices that we make, and the alliances that we forge.  (Applause.)  Whether or not…

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Ambassador Barzun’s Thanksgiving Day Address 2016

Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun St. Paul’s Cathedral London, UK November 24, 2016   Happy Thanksgiving. What a joy to be here. Here we are. Nearly 400 years since English pilgrims explored distant shores and shared that first feast of Thanksgiving with native Americans in Massachusetts. And now here — back in England where those habits…

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A Labor of Love

Ambassador Barzun’s Thanksgiving Day address St. Pauls Cathedral 27 November 2014 (As prepared for delivery) Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The last time I saw so many American faces was when Brooke and I were hosting our first Fourth of July Party at Winfield House. And I have to say, it felt a little strange celebrating Independence Day here in England. I mean, independence from…you know who. And there were lots of Brits there of course. But a British friend said: “Don’t worry.  We celebrate July 4th here too.  Only we call it Thanksgiving.” Good one. Brits are very sporting about getting through that distinctive American holiday. And they tend to enjoy…

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DCM Dibble’s Remarks at a Gala Event marking the 20th anniversary of the Study USA Program

DCM Dibble 17 October 2014 (As prepared for delivery) DCM DIBBLE: Thank you very much for a typically warm welcome to Belfast.  I always enjoy coming here and it’s great to be back again. What an honor to be with you; and to be able to offer my congratulations in person to all of you this evening on 20 years of the Study USA program. When it first got going back in 1994, everything looked a bit different.  I for one certainly did. And Northern Ireland was a very different place, of course.  But the momentum for peace was already beginning to build. Away from public gaze, many groups and…

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Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Dibble

Elizabeth Dibble was the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in London from 2013-July 2016. From 2011 – 2013 she was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which manages U.S. relations with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.  From 2010 – 2011 Ms. Dibble was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where her portfolio included managing U.S. relations with the European Union and Western Europe. As Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 2008 to 2010 Ms. Dibble was the chief operating officer for the 800-person U.S.…

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