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Cultural Affairs Officer Dedicates New American Collection at IBSU (May 7)

Cultural Affairs Officer Dedicates New American Collection at IBSU (May 7)

 

CAO James Dewey with IBSU American Studies Students and Professors. Photo: State Dept

CAO James Dewey with IBSU American Studies Students and Professors. Photo: State Dept

U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) James Dewey participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated to the opening of new American Collection at International Black Sea University (IBSU).  Many of the books were donated by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, including English-learning material and books about U.S. history, culture, and literature.  The collection also included several books translated into Georgian through the U.S. Embassy’s Book Translation Program.  The donation highlights the International Black Sea University’s important role in the country as a great educational resource for all Georgians.  The University—and its vibrant American Studies program—is a valued partner of the U.S. Embassy and has often supported various Embassy events over the years.

 

U.S. Embassy Celebrates African American History Month with International Black Sea University (February 14)

U.S. Embassy Celebrates African American History Month with International Black Sea University (February 14)

 

U.S. Embassy representative Bruce Moore (standing) speaks to students and faculty at the International Black Sea University.  (Seated from left to right at the table: Erin McCoy, Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, and Paula Escobar.) Photo: State Dept

U.S. Embassy representative Bruce Moore (standing) speaks to students and faculty at the International Black Sea University. (Seated from left to right at the table: Erin McCoy, Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, and Paula Escobar.) Photo: State Dept

In its continuing celebration of African American History Month, U.S. Embassy representatives Bruce Moore and Erin McCoy, as well as State Department-sponsored Senior English Language Fellow Paula Escobar, met with American Studies’ students and faculty at the International Black Sea University (IBSU).  After Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, IBSU Dean of Humanities, welcomed students, Erin McCoy shared a presentation on painters of the Harlem Renaissance.  IBSU Professor George Shaduri, an expert on African American poet Langston Hughes, linked Hughes’ poetry to blues and jazz.  Bruce Moore shared a presentation on African American Secretaries of State, and Paula Escobar presented on notable African American women from Harriet Tubman to Michelle Obama.

Chief of Political and Economic Affairs talks with IBSU students (March 17)

Chief of Political and Economic Affairs talks with IBSU students (March 17)

 

Chief of Political and Economic Affairs Victoria Taylor with IBSU students. Photo: State Dept

Chief of Political and Economic Affairs Victoria Taylor with IBSU students. Photo: State Dept

Chief of Political and Economic Affairs Victoria Taylor talked to International Black Sea University (IBSU) international relations students on U.S. foreign policy and U.S. support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. Victoria highlighted Georgia's role in the International Security Assistance Force mission as the largest non-NATO contributor of troops in Afghanistan. Other topics covered during the discussion were Prime Minister Garibashvili’s visit to Washington, the situation in Ukraine, and the U.S. government's support in solving regional conflicts, including through the Geneva International Discussions.

Senior English Language Fellow Paula Escobar, met with American Studies

U.S. Embassy Celebrates African American History Month with International Black Sea University (February 14)

 

U.S. Embassy representative Bruce Moore (standing) speaks to students and faculty at the International Black Sea University.  (Seated from left to right at the table: Erin McCoy, Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, and Paula Escobar.) Photo: State Dept

U.S. Embassy representative Bruce Moore (standing) speaks to students and faculty at the International Black Sea University. (Seated from left to right at the table: Erin McCoy, Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, and Paula Escobar.) Photo: State Dept

In its continuing celebration of African American History Month, U.S. Embassy representatives Bruce Moore and Erin McCoy, as well as State Department-sponsored Senior English Language Fellow Paula Escobar, met with American Studies’ students and faculty at the International Black Sea University (IBSU).  After Dr. Tamar Shioshvili, IBSU Dean of Humanities, welcomed students, Erin McCoy shared a presentation on painters of the Harlem Renaissance.  IBSU Professor George Shaduri, an expert on African American poet Langston Hughes, linked Hughes’ poetry to blues and jazz.  Bruce Moore shared a presentation on African American Secretaries of State, and Paula Escobar presented on notable African American women from Harriet Tubman to Michelle Obama.

 

2012 Embassy Events | Embassy of the United States Georgia

Ambassador Bass Discusses Modern Diplomacy with IBSU Students (April 20)

 

Ambassador John R. Bass at International Black Sea University. Photo: State Dept

Ambassador John R. Bass at International Black Sea University. Photo: State Dept

Ambassador Bass visited International Black Sea University, IBSU where he met with Dr. Sevcet Ercan Tunc, IBSU Rector; Dr. Giuli Alasania, Vice Rector; and other members of the IBSU administration. After meeting with the IBSU management, the Ambassador delivered remarks to IBSU students and professors, followed by a question and answer session for attendees. The event was open to press.

The U.S. Embassy has enjoyed a productive cooperation with IBSU for many years. A number of the university’s faculty members and students have successfully participated in different U.S. Government-funded academic exchange programs, such as the UGRAD and U.S. Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program. 

In his remarks that the Ambassador Bass made at IBSU, he discussed the challenges of modern diplomacy, impact of globalization on a contemporary world and an importance of fast developing technology and social media. Q& A session included questions on Georgia’s integration in NATO, regional geopolitics and prospects of conflict resolution, role of superpowers and the way it shapes modern politics. At the end, to answer one of the students’ questions regarding the best advice for a successful career, Ambassador Bass emphasized the importance of a good motivation and dedication to a job. He noted that an ability to share worthwhile ideas, a credit for a good work or a new initiative is also a prerequisite to success. 

Embassy News 2014 | Embassy of the United States Georgia

Cultural Affairs Officer Dedicates New American Collection at IBSU (May 7)

 

CAO James Dewey with IBSU American Studies Students and Professors. Photo: State Dept

CAO James Dewey with IBSU American Studies Students and Professors. Photo: State Dept

U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) James Dewey participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated to the opening of new American Collection at International Black Sea University (IBSU).  Many of the books were donated by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, including English-learning material and books about U.S. history, culture, and literature.  The collection also included several books translated into Georgian through the U.S. Embassy’s Book Translation Program.  The donation highlights the International Black Sea University’s important role in the country as a great educational resource for all Georgians.  The University—and its vibrant American Studies program—is a valued partner of the U.S. Embassy and has often supported various Embassy events over the years.

Press Releases 2012 | Embassy of the United States Georgia

Ambassador Bass to speak at International Black Sea University (April 18)

On Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m., Ambassador John R. Bass will visit International Black Sea University (IBSU) for a meeting with university administrators and to interact with students. The Ambassador will meet with Dr. S. Ercan Tunc, IBSU Rector; Dr. Giuli Alasania, Vice Rector; and other members of the IBSU administration.

The Ambassador will deliver remarks to IBSU students and professors, followed by a question and answer session for attendees.  Among other topics, Amb. Bass will discuss the soon-to-be released International Human Rights Report and why the United States supports human rights around the world.

The U.S. Embassy has enjoyed a productive cooperation with IBSU for many years. A number of the university’s faculty members and students have successfully participated in different U.S. Government-funded academic exchange programs, such as the UGRAD and U.S. Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program

Ambassador Norland’s Press Statement about Ongoing Developments (November 5)

Ambassador Norland’s Press Statement about Ongoing Developments (November 5)

This is obviously an important time in the life of Georgia’s democracy. There are some important meetings happening still today. And I know all the diplomats in Tbilisi, the international community, Washington is following all of these closely. Obviously the composition of Georgia’s cabinet and government is a matter for Georgians to decide. However, at a time of regional turmoil and domestic economic challenge what Georgia needs the most is stability, unity, demonstrated commitment to due process and the rule of law, and public confidence in democratic institutions. We urge all parties to work towards these goals and focus on future for the country that is firmly anchored in Euro-Atlantic institutions. It would not be appropriate for the United States to take a position on specific ongoing investigations, but the number and scope of prosecutions of former and current officials raises legitimate concern that the judicial system is being used in a politicized way, or for political purposes. We urge the government to take steps to dispel these perceptions.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us!

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us!

“Believe in Me” Invitation Poster

“Believe in Me” Invitation Poster

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and IBSUinvite you to a free movie screening of
“Believe in Me” to be followed by a discussion withAmy Diaz, Political Officer, U.S. Embassy

Date & Time:  Friday, March 22nd, 1pm
Address: IBSU Auditorium, 2nd building, 3rd floor.

US Analyst Gives Lecture to International Relations Students at the International Black Sea University (October 28)

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On October 28, Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute, delivered a lecture on US/NATO Relations with Russia and Its Implications for Georgia at the International Black Sea University (IBSU).  American Studies and International Relations Department students and professors attended the lecture, followed by a lively Q&A discussion. The program was hosted by the U.S. Embassy Speaker Program.

 

US Diplomats Discuss US Foreign Policy with GIPA and IBSU Students (November 20)

 
US Embassy Press Attaché Dan Hastings (third from left) with students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and International Black Sea University (IBSU). Photo: State Dept

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On November 20, the U.S. Embassy hosted international relations students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and International Black Sea University (IBSU) to a lecture on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific region and U.S.-China relations.  The lecture, delivered by Press Attaché Dan Hastings, was the second session of a six week-long course on US