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Senator Richard Durbin Visits Lithuania

    Senator Richard Durbin Visits Lithuania

    On May 26th, Senator Richard Durbin visited Lithuania to meet with Lithuanian government leaders and discuss U.S.-Lithuanian cooperation in fields of security and energy, as well as new ways to expand bilateral economic ties.

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  • Under Secretary Stengel Visits Vilnius

    Under Secretary Stengel Visits Vilnius

    On May 18th, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visited Vilnius to discuss dynamic and close ties between Lithuania and the U.S. During the visit, Under Secretary also talked to ISM students about strategic communication and role of social networks in the modern world.

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  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    On May 17th, U.S. Embassy Vilnius marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) by flying the rainbow flag at the Embassy building. The IDAHOT is an annual event celebrated internationally to counter homophobia and raise awareness of the human rights discrimination faced by LGBT individuals.

  • U.S. Soldiers Welcomed at Lithuanian Parliament

    U.S. Soldiers Welcomed at Lithuanian Parliament

    On May 8th, a group of U.S. soldiers visited Parliament of Lithuania for an unofficial meeting with parliamentarians in order to mark Victory in Europe Day as well as underline strong NATO partnership and collective defense commitments.

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  • Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits Lithuania

    Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits Vilnius

    On April 16th, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visited Lithuania to discuss international and regional security challenges, arms control, nonproliferation, NATO and bilateral security cooperation issues.

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  • #McCarthyMonitor: American Diplomacy Across #Lithuania
    #McCarthyMonitor: American Diplomacy Across #Lithuania

    Ambassador McCarthy (May 1): "A key part of American Diplomacy is outreach. Gone are the days when formal interaction with governments made up the bulk of our contact work. Today, we must and do speak with students, associations, NGOs, civic groups, businesses, entrepreneurs and leading thinkers."  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • #McCarthyMonitor: #TTIP - Most Discussed Topic on Social Media in Lithuania?
    #McCarthyMonitor: #TTIP - Most Discussed Topic on Social Media in Lithuania?

    On April 16th, Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy published a guest post by social media expert and trainer Eric Schwartzman on #McCarthyMonitor blog, which examines the most popular topics on Twitter and other social media in the region.  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • Ambassador's Article on Russian Disinformation
    Ambassador's Article on Russian Disinformation

    Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy (April 15): "Today the political technologist’s pen can be as great a threat as the soldier’s sword. And in case we forget, the Lithuanians will be there to remind us." 

  • American and Lithuanian Students Share Experience on Radio
    American and Lithuanian Students Share Experience on Radio

    On April 12th, students from Georgetown University and Vytautas Magnus University hosted their first transatlantic radio broadcast. Two student-run, internet streaming campus radio stations organized live radio talk show for students to discuss American and Lithuanian stereotypes, student life on a campus, experience working at the radio station and much more.  Audio »

  • Ambassador McCarthy's Lecture on Transatlantic Global Challenges at Vytautas Magnus University
    Ambassador McCarthy's Lecture on Transatlantic Global Challenges at Vytautas Magnus University

    Ambassador McCarthy (April 10): "We (United States and Europe) share common values and common objectives. Together we can shape the solutions and help others. We are global leaders and must be engaged." 

  • U.S. Members of Congress Visit Lithuania
    U.S. Members of Congress Visit Lithuania

    On April 2nd, U.S. Congressional delegation led by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry visited Lithuania to meet with President Dalia Grybauskaite and Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas, as well as visit the rotating U.S. troops currently based in Rukla.   Photo Gallery »

  • Congressman John Shimkus Visits Lithuania
    Congressman John Shimkus Visits Lithuania

    On March 9-11th, Congressman John Shimkus visited Lithuania to meet with Lithuanian government leaders and participate in events dedicated to commemoration of the 25th anniversary of restoration of Lithuania's independence.  

  • U.S.-Lithuania Partnership
    U.S.-Lithuania Partnership

    Secretary Kerry (March 9): "Lithuania is setting the example by increasing their defense spending and by assisting at the same time in other efforts that we have, not just within NATO but elsewhere."  Video »

  • Ambassador McCarthy Observes Live Fire Exercise
    Ambassador McCarthy Observes Live Fire Exercise

    On March 4th, Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy, joined by a group of Ambassadors of NATO countries, observed a Bilateral Platoon Live Fire Exercise conducted by Lightning Troop and Lithuanian forces at Pabrade Training Area.  Photo Gallery »

  • Embassy Officers Judge English Language Public Speaking Competition
    Embassy Officers Judge Public Speaking Competition

    On February 20th, 2015, Vice Consul Jillian Schmitt and Political-Economic Secretary Sam Schmitt attended National Public Speaking Competition at LCC International University in Klaipėda. More than 30 students, ranging from ages 16-18, from 15 various cities throughout Lithuania that were competing to represent the country in the international competition. 

  • Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to NATO Visits Lithuania
    Deputy Chief of US-NATO Mission Visits Lithuania

    On February 19-20th, Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission to NATO Lee Litzenberger visited Lithuania to assure consistent cooperation and commitment of Lithuania, U.S. and other countries within NATO.  Photo Gallery »

  • Secretary Kerry on Lithuania's National Day
    Secretary Kerry on Lithuania's National Day

    Secretary Kerry (February 16): "The ties between our nations are deep, and our cultures are intertwined. As NATO allies, we are committed to freedom, democracy, and human rights." 

  • Authorization of the Use of Force Against ISIL
    Authorization of the Use of Force Against ISIL

    President Obama (February 11): "Today, my administration submitted a draft resolution to Congress to authorize the use of force against ISIL. I want to be very clear about what it does and what it does not do."   Video »

  • Munich Security Conference
    Munich Security Conference

    Vice President Joe Biden (February 7): "President Putin has to make a simple, stark choice: Get out of Ukraine or face continued isolation and growing economic costs at home."  Video »

  • U.S. National Security Strategy
    U.S. National Security Strategy

    On February 6th, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice presented President Obama’s National Security Strategy, which outlines the president’s foreign policy vision and priorities as well ascommunicates America’s priorities to its allies around the world.  Video »

  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing
    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    On February 4th, Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified on his nomination to be Secretary of Defense and answered the questions of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.  Video »

Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

  • Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

    On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Deborah A. McCarthy as Ambassador to Lithuania.

#McCarthyMonitor Blog

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U.S.-LT Alumni Sharing Ideas

  • U.S.-LT Alumni Sharing Ideas

Expo Milano 2015 / American Food 2.0

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Global Innovation through STEM

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Global Innovation through Science and Technology

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