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  • Reception in Honor of ExCEL Students

    Reception in Honor of ExCEL Students

    On July 12th, Ambassador Derse hosted representatives of businesses, government agencies and educational institutes, as well as ExCEL student exchange program participants at a reception in honor of her Lithuanian-American exchange initiative ExCEL.

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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    On June 27th, a large group of diplomats, government officials, businessmen, culture and media representatives gathered at the Ambassador's residence to celebrate 236th anniversary of the U.S. Independence Day.

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  • Multinational Military Exercise BALTOPS 2012

    Multinational Military Exercise BALTOPS 2012

    On June 1-16th, forces from 12 countries participate in the largest multinational maritime exercise this year in the Baltic Sea. In its 40th year, BALTOPS aims to improve maritime security in the Baltic Sea through increased interoperability and cooperation among regional allies.

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  • U.S. Embassy Presents Lithuanian Military Cadets with U.S. Scholarships

    Lithuanian Cadets Presented with U.S. Scholarships

    On June 5th, Ambassador Derse presented full scholarships to two Lithuanian military cadets to attend U.S. Military Service Academies. Ambassador stressed that she sees cadets "as part of the framework on which Lithuania’s future peace and success is being built."

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  • Opening of Nuclear Security Center of Excellence in Medininkai

    Opening of Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence

    On June 4th, Ambassador Derse participated in the official opening of the Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security at the Border Guard School located in Medininkai which will strenghten Lithuania’s contribution to the international fight against nuclear smuggling.

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  • Welcome Home Ceremony in Panevėžys

    Welcome Home Ceremony in Panevėžys

    On May 29th in Lithuania’s 5th largest city Panevėžys, Ambassador Derse attended and spoke at the welcome home ceremony for the 14th rotation of the Lithuanian PRT stationed in Ghor Province who have just returned from their six month rotation in Afghanistan.

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  • Visit of U.S. Military Cadets
    Visit of U.S. Military Cadets

    On July 16th, 19 U.S. military cadets, 2 military cadre and 2 civilian English Directors of Instruction came to Lithuania to participate in a cultural and language training program sponsored by the U.S. government. 

  • Opening of Transparency International Summer School on Integrity
    Transparency International Summer School on Integrity

    On July 9th, PAO Jonathan Berger visited Mykolas Romeris University to participate in the opening of Summer School on Integrity organized by Transparency International. The U.S. Embassy has supported the Summer School since its inauguration 3 years ago.  Photo Gallery »

  • Playing Basketball with the USA U17
    Playing Basketball with the USA U17

    July 2nd was a day to remember for the USA basketball team under 17 and young Lithuanian children. On their day off during the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, in Kaunas, Lithuania, the USA team visited and orphanage in Kaunas to spend a few hours with more than 30 kids.  Video »

  • Embassy Vilnius Marks Global Economic Statecraft Day
    Embassy Vilnius Marks Global Economic Statecraft Day

    On June 14th, Embassy Vilnius marked GESD with a series of events and activities. Ambassador Derse hosted a roundtable discussion with journalists, Embassy Economic/Commercial staff, staff from the local American Chamber of Commerce, Invest Lithuania, Investor’s Forum and focussed on areas of mutual interest and how to move the economic relationship forward over the next year. 

  • Reception in Honor of the Honorary Consuls of Lithuania
    Reception in Honor of the Honorary Consuls of Lithuania

    On June 12th, Ambassador Derse hosted the honorary consuls of Lithuania to the United States to discuss the bilateral relationship and issues of common interest, including the Embassy’s high school exchange program, ExCEL. 

  • Opening of Rimas Čiurlionis Art Exhibit in Palanga
    Opening of Rimas Čiurlionis Art Exhibit in Palanga

    On June 8th, Ambassador Derse attended the opening of Rimas Čiurlionis art exhibit at the Ramybe gallery in Palanga. “Rimas is a fantastic reflection of the strong person-to-person connections that the United States and Lituhania share,” the Ambassador said.  Photo Gallery »

  • Reception for ASSIST Exchange Students
    Reception for ASSIST Exchange Students

    On June 7th, U.S. ambassador to Lithuania Anne Derse, Cultural Attache Nina Murray, and Educational Affairs specialist Rasa Baukuvienė attended the joint reception for returning ASSIST exchange students and those about to depart to the U.S. schools. Six students will participate in the program in 2012/13 academic year. 

  • Young Americans Dance Workshop in Lukšiai
    Young Americans Dance Workshop in Lukšiai

    On June 7th, Diana and Jason Costa and Justina Daukšaitė participated in the opening ceremony of the Young Americans Dance Workshop in Lukšiai. The Young Americans is a non-profit organization that conducts music education and performance workshops around the world 

  • Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium Students Visit the U.S. Embassy
    Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium Students Visit the U.S. Embassy

    On June 6th, a group of 25 students from Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium visited the U.S. Embassy. Political/Economic officer Justin Heung and Cultural Attache Nina Murray spoke about their careers in the U.S. Foreign Service as well as American culture, studies at American high schools, and famous American Lithuanians. 

  • Panel Presentation on "Power of International Educational Exchange"
    Discussion on "Power of International Educational Exchange"

    On June 5th, U.S. Embassy together with Global Lithuanian Leaders and the American Councils for International Education, sponsored a panel discussion on educational exchanges at ISM University. As Ambassador Derse stated during the discussion "we live in an inter-connected world, where it is critical for young people to have open minds and open hearts".  Video »

 


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    On July 24, 2009, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Anne E. Derse as Ambassador to Lithuania.

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