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Visits of Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom

Full details of the Secretary of State’s travels are posted on the Department’s website. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Past Visits by Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom 15 October 2016 John Forbes Kerry Secretary Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom, on January 16 where he met with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. They…

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Internships

There are currently no Internship opportunities at the American Embassy in London. However, the U.S. Commercial Service and the State Department may offer their own internship opportunities. U.S. Commercial Service Internship The U.S. Commercial Service has an active internship program with placements available throughout the year. Applications are also accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis, however, please ensure to apply well in advance of the desired start date. Completed applications must first be processed at our office, and all acceptances are then subject to a security clearance process, which has a 90-day lead time. For full details and instructions on how to apply, please visit the U.S. Commercial…

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U.S. embassies and Consulates

How can I obtain a list of addresses and telephone numbers for all U.S. embassies and consulates around the world? Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts Guide for Business Representatives lists the contact details for all United States embassies and consulates worldwide, with the names of key officers. In addition www.usembassy.gov provides a list of websites for all United States embassies, consulates and virtual posts. How can I obtain a list of addresses and telephone numbers of foreign country embassies and consulates in the U.S.? Foreign Consular Offices in the United States This is compiled by the U.S. Department of State with the full cooperation of the foreign missions in…

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Olympic Bell

  London Olympic Opening Ceremony’s Historic American Connection Oscar winning director Danny Boyle’s plan for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony includes the ringing of a giant bell that will dwarf London’s other famous bell; Big Ben. But, what many people watching will not know is the more than 250 year old relationship between the Olympic Bell and its American cousin; the Liberty Bell. Our digital media team visited the Whitechapel Bell Foundry and spoke with Managing Director Alan Hughes:

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Ambassador Barzun’s remarks at De Montfort University Graduation Ceremony

Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun De Montfort University Leicester, UK 15 July 2015 AMBASSADOR BARZUN:  Pro-Chancellor Professor Harris, Vice-Chancellor Professor Shellard, distinguished guests, parents, family, friends—and, most of all, students. It’s such an honor to be with you—to share this special day with you all. Inevitably, this ceremony is bringing back memories of my own graduation—way, way back in 1993. Just about the time most of you were born. From what I remember, the only question any grown-up asked me that day was, “So what are you going to do now?” I could see in their eyes that they wanted a strong declarative sentence: “I will… be an attorney.” “I start……

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks with Ambassador Barzun

19 June 2015 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited to the UK in June 2015. He had a chat with Ambassador Matthew Barzun about opportunities for UK students with NASA, the UK’s involvement in space and NASA’s plans for the future, including plans for British Astronaut Tim Peake: 22 May 2015 Rugby World Cup 2015 – A Welsh Message  (YouTube)  Continuing his Welsh lessons,

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Ambassador Barzun’s remarks at the unveiling of Miya Ando’s 9/11 artwork at the Olympic Park, London

17 March 2015 Ambassador Barzun was at the unveiling of New York artist Miya Ando’s 9/11 artwork at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London. The artwork is made from the wreckage of the Twin Towers. (As prepared for delivery) Ambassador Barzun:  Peter, thank you for having this artwork commissioned, created and finally consecrated here today. It was, I know, hard work and – let’s be honest – frustrating work. But.  Ultimately.  It worked. And for that I, the Embassy, and the entire American community in the UK is most grateful. … How great to see all you young people here. I meet a lot of people about your age on…

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Security Doesn’t Mean The End of Digital Privacy

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun The Sunday Times 15 February 2015 (This article originally appeared on the UK’s Sunday Times website) The defining challenge for American leadership in the world can perhaps be summed up by one word, balance. It is the overriding consideration on every big global issue confronting us as we weigh the merits of our response and the course of action we take. Nowhere is this more true than on issues related to cybersecurity. In an increasingly networked world the internet presents at once enormous opportunities and significant vulnerabilities. The example of Sony’s film The Interview is a perfect illustration. A cyberattack perpetrated by North Korea exposed the…

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