Visit of the U.S. Department State’s Regional Public Engagement Specialist

Carla Higgins, Regional Public Engagement Specialist, visited Croatia for the first time last week. Carla covers seven countries in the region, including Croatia, where she provides expertise and support for our American Corners. During her visit, she met with American Corner Zagreb assistants who briefed her about their programs and activities.
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Diversity Visa 2020 Program – Applications Open

Online registration period for the DV-2020 Program will last from noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Applicants have to submit entries for the DV-2020 program electronically at  dvlottery.state.gov  . There is no cost to register for the DV Program. Do not wait until the ...
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3 Croatian Female Front-Runners Travel to the U.S.

Three Croatian female front-runners in fields of STEAM education, journalism and women’s entrepreneurship – Maja Mačinko Kovač, Dora Kršul and Dijana Kobas Dešković visited the Embassy on October 11. All three will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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Ambassador Kohorst Participates in Day of Big Plans Conference

Ambassador Kohorst participated in Lider magazine’s annual Day of Big Plans conference on September 26. In his one-on-one session with Ivana Dragicevic, Ambassador Kohorst spoke about U.S.-Croatian relations, the business and investment climate in Croatia, the potential for additional U.S. investments in Croatia and diversification of energy supply in Europe.
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Ambassador Kohorst Welcomes Members of Croatian-American Parliamentary Friendship Group

In September, Ambassador Kohorst hosted a reception with members of the Croatian–American Parliamentary Friendship Group and discussed how to improve Croatia’s relationship with the U.S. and strengthen U.S.-Croatia legislative ties.
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Fulbright Schuman program – Grants for EU Citizens

The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Awards are available to candidates from any of the Member States of the European Union to study, ...
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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Attends U.S.-Adriatic Charter Meeting

During his July 12-13, 2018 visit to Zagreb, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis attended the U.S.-Adriatic Charter Defense Ministers meeting, co-chaired by the Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krsticevic and Montenegrin Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic.  In Zagreb on July 13, 2018.
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Director of Jasenovac Memorial Center to participate in State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program

Ivo Pejakovic, Director of the Jasenovac Memorial Center will participate in the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) next month. During his pre-departure orientation at the U.S. Embassy Zagreb on July 10, Pejakovic learned about the specific objectives for the project “Human and Civil Rights for Marginalized Communities”.
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First gathering of International Visitor Leadership Program participants

Embassy Zagreb hosted the first ever reception for a group of International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst greeted the group, and Public Affairs Officer Wylita Bell thanked participants for advancing mutual understanding. In Zagreb on June 27, 2018
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Ambassador Visits American Corner Zadar

On June 5, Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst and Ms. Shelley Allen, visited the American Corner Zadar. Milko Belevski, American Corner Coordinator and Doroteja Kamber-Kontić, Library Director, gave a tour of the Corner and described their programs and activities to promote American language, culture and values. During the visit, high school students and participants of the ...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends opening of Transnational Organized Crime Regional Workshop

U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions, U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst and Minister of Internal Affairs Davor Bozinovic attended the opening of the Transnational Organized Crime Regional Workshop hosted at the Police Academy in Zagreb May 24. Chiefs of Police and Chief State Prosecutors from six regional countries were also in attendance.
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Arrives in Zagreb

On May 23, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was greeted plane-side by U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst. During his May 23-25 visit, Attorney General Sessions will discuss bilateral and international law enforcement and judicial cooperation and discuss ways of further strengthening the close law enforcement relationship between the United States and Croatia. This is ...
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U$850,000 Donation to International Sava River Basin Commission

The International Sava River Basin Commission on May 18, 2018 held a Donation Ceremony, commemorating an $850,000 donation from the U.S. Government. At the donation ceremony Ambassador Kohorst highlighted importance of the donation which will help Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia react faster to Sava River floods in order to prevent the loss ...
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Embassy hosts Law Students

On May 8, 2018, Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst met with 20 Croatian law students, members of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) from the University of Zagreb, who wanted to learn more about the American legal system and American culture. Students also talked to Defense Attaché Robert Mathers, Political Officer Daniel Carroll and with the ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Zagreb, Croatia May 3, 2018

Location: All of Croatia Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst

April 14, 2018 The precision strikes by U.S., French, and British Forces were focused on crippling Syria’s chemical weapons capability and deterring their future use, consistent with U.S. and our allies’ policy on Syria. The chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime violate its obligations under Security Council resolution 2118 and the Chemical Weapons Convention and ...
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Are Private Schools Better than the Public Ones?

Sarah Groen, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, visited the Gornjogradska High School in Zagreb and delivered a lecture on “The Education in the U.S.” to a group of the American Studies program students on December 19. The students were interested in learning more about the U.S. schools. What subjects are mandatory at the high schools in ...
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Mayor of Krk Visits the Embassy

Mr. Darijo Vasilić, the Mayor of Krk, and Mr. Čedomir Miler, Deputy Mayor, visited the Embassy on December 12. They met with Sarah Groen, Acting DCM, Wylita Bell, Public Affairs Officer and with representatives from the Economic section. The guests described the situation on the island of Krk, mentioning tourism, the LNG terminal and a ...
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European Travel Alert (November 16, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Ogulin Wants To Come Closer to the U.S. Department of State

A group of 60 high school students together with the Mayor of Ogulin visited the Embassy on November 28 and was welcomed by Doug Jones, Chargé d’Affaires. The group also met with other Embassy representatives. They had a chance to talk about exchange programs to the Public Affairs chief Wylita Bell, about visas to the ...
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DV-2019 Program: Registration Period Opens on October 3, 2017

The annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available each year by random selection 50,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.  Eligibility to apply for this program is determined by a person’s place of birth, not citizenship.  Interested individuals can only register for the program during ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Zadar Area

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to Croatia of flash flooding along the Dalmatian coast, including in and around the city of Zadar. According to the Croatian Directorate for Protection and Rescue, rain and flooding are ongoing and are causing disruptions to traffic, electricity, water, telephone and internet systems. Local authorities recommend ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Forest Fires on Dalmatian coast near Split

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to Croatia of a number of forest fires across coastal regions of Croatia, most notably in the area between Omis and Split. According to the State Administration for Protection and Rescue, efforts to control the fires are still ongoing and may be complicated by high ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY THE U.S. EMBASSY June 29, 2017 We are aware of the decision issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the instruction of the Arbitral Tribunal in the arbitration between the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia. ...
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Can I Study in the U.S.?

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, visited the island of Korcula and delivered lectures on “The U.S. Holidays” at the high schools in Blato and Vela Luka on May 31. The students were interested in pursuing their education in the U.S., they also asked about the gender equality, health insurance, gun control, green card and visas. Mr. ...
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Croatia’s Most Famous Tree Grows on U.S Soil

Ambassador Noyes, Mayor Jasmin Krizmanić and other guests from Gornja Stubica planted an offspring of the most famous tree in Croatia – the Gupčeva Lipa – in front of the Embassy on April 27 to celebrate both the Green Week and the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations US Croatia.
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California Special General Election Scheduled for June 6

The State of California will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. A primary election was held on April 4, 2017, with no candidate receiving more ...
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Have you ever celebrated New Year’s eve in NYC?

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, spoke about American holidays with a group of high school students, teachers, the mayor, and other town officials in Buzet on March 30.  After the lecture, students asked numerous questions such as: How many times have you celebrated Thanksgiving in Croatia? What is the difference between the American and Croatian ...
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South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Fulbright Program competition

Fulbright Program competition for academic year 2018-2019 is open from March 11 to May 12, 2017 Nature of Grants All Fulbright grants are research only. Grant benefits vary according to the provisions of the program of each participating country. All Fulbright grants include limited accident and sickness insurance and maintenance grants provided by the Department of State. Air fares for grantees are provided by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs. ...
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United States Repudiates Neo-Nazi March

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Public Affairs Section Zagreb, Croatia ______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                                                                          February 27, 2017   United States Repudiates Neo-Nazi March   Zagreb, Croatia – The U.S. Embassy rejects, in the strongest terms, neo-Nazi and pro-Ustasha views expressed during the demonstration of a few people in Zagreb on Sunday.  We condemn ...
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Grants Program

U.S. EMBASSY ZAGREB – PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Women’s Entrepreneurship Grants Program   U.S. Embassy Zagreb is opening a call for creating a website and Facebook page that lists scholarships, programs, loans, grants and mentoring opportunities for women entrepreneurs of all ages.  Through this program, the Embassy invites non-profit and non-governmental organizations from ...
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Georgia Special Election Scheduled for April 18

The State of Georgia will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the 6th Congressional District to replace Tom Price who was confirmed as the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. This district consists of parts of northern Atlanta and parts of surrounding counties such as Cobb, Fulton, and Dekalb. Overseas citizens ...
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California Special Primary Election Scheduled for April 4

The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election ...
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Why Are American Corners Important?

Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes joined the American Corner staff and host library directors from 5 American Corners – Zagreb, Zadar, Osijek, Vukovar and Rijeka at a retreat in Osijek on February 10.  American Corners are important partners of the Embassy and we work together on the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), English ...
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Is Living in Alaska Difficult?

A group of elementary school students who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s presentation about Alaska at the Public library in Gajnice learned about Alaska’s glaciers, volcanos, wildlife, whales, bears, moose and  about salmon and fishing industries. The students were interested in Jessica’s native town and her school. They also wanted to know where young people ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Alumni Grants Program 2017

U.S. Embassy Zagreb is opening a call for Alumni Grants for 2017.  Through this program, the Embassy invites alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities to apply for funding for small-scale projects, workshops, seminars and/or to bring an U.S. expert for a seminar, workshop or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, ...
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Etsyonica @ Amosfera in Split

The US Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with the Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and Amosfera, organized a workshop on Etsy, the online platform where local one-business owners can sell creative products in their virtual shops. The workshop was run by Ema Juretic, Etsy shop owner. In Split, on October 21, 2016
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Etsyonica @ StepRi

New series of workshops held by Etsy shop owner, Ema Juretic, and organized by the US Embassy Zagreb in partnership with Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and StepRi, started in Rijeka on October 19, 2016. The workshop has helped local entrepreneurs to banish the fear from starting an online shop.
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Will Immigration Policy Change With New President?

Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered another lecture about U.S. elections to high school students at the American Corner Zagreb on October 12, 2016. Students were interested in the role of debates, in differences between Presidential candidates, if Hillary Clinton had an advantage because she is a woman and if immigration policy will change with the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 2 Soccer Match in Zagreb “High Security Risk”

U.S. Embassy Zagreb informs U.S. citizens that local police have designated the soccer game scheduled to take place between Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split at Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium at 5:00pm, October 2, 2016, a “high security risk”game. Due to the rivalry between the two clubs and large number of visiting fans, the Zagreb Police Department ...
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Jazz with US in Vrbnik

Workshop Jazz With US supported by the U.S. Embassy Zagreb and held by Lela Kaplowitz, Croatian jazz singer, included opportunities to highlight the American origins of jazz, educate kids about its unifying powers, and showcase its continued artistic evolution. In Vrbnik, on July 11, 2016
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Dubrovnik’s Future Jazz Lovers

Under the Embassy’s June 22 outreach program “Jazz with US”, led by Croatian jazz artist Lela Kaplowitz, jazz as an American music form was introduced to Dubrovnik’s newest generation. The program offered a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through its history, rhythm, movement, songs, improvisation and play.
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Copyright, Media Ethics, Liberty & Privacy discussed at LIDA

US Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with American Corner Zadar, sponsored the participation of Aram Sinnreich, an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, as a guest speaker at the “Libraries in Digital Age 2016” (LIDA) international library conference in Zadar on June 13-17, 2016. Sinnreich’s contribution focused on the intersection of culture, law and ...
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Ambassador Noyes Greets Political Science Students

Zagreb University’s Political Science students visited the U.S. Embassy on May 25, 2016. They were welcomed by the Ambassador, who answered their questions about current political and economic issues. During their visit, the students also met with American diplomats and talked to the Marines about their lives in Croatia.
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Etsyonica: All the Tools You Need to Start Your Own Etsy Shop

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, helped audience at Etsyionica workshop at the American Corner Zadar to banish fear from starting a creative business. The workshop was held by Etsy shop owner, Ema Juretic, and organized in partnership with the Croatian Association of Independent Professionals. In Zadar on May 19, 2016
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How Do Movies Portray America?

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, together with Kelly Ireland, Hollywood-based field producer for the Emmy-nominated daytime TV program “The Doctors”, met with a group of 15-year old students from Brezovica at the American Corner Zagreb. They discussed various aspects of life in the U.S. including the differences between the U.S. and Croatian schools and whether ...
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Postponement of Meeting of Foreign Ministers

The Embassy of the United States confirms that the only reason for the postponement of Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Foreign Minister Kovač was mutual scheduling conflicts. The relationship between the United States and Croatia remains strong. The United States and Croatia mutually agreed to reschedule this bilateral visit on another date.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned in Zagreb: May 1 10:00

The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb informs U.S. citizens residing in Zagreb, that police have informed the U.S. Embassy of two protest walks and a demonstration planned to start in front of the workers’ hall on Kresimir Square and proceeding down Subiceva Street via Kvaternikova Market to the main stage at Maksimir Park beginning at 10:00am  on ...
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JazZoo : International Jazz Day celebrated at Zagreb Zoo

International Jazz Day 2016 celebration culminated with JazZoo, workshop on jazz hosted by the U.S. Embassy, Zagreb Zoo and Joe Kaplowitz, American jazz musician. At Lion’s Rock, lions’ winter home at the Zoo, kids learned about jazz rhythm, sound, styles and history of jazz. The workshop finished with a joint jazz performance. In Zagreb, on ...
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Toddler Story Time

Today was the American Corner Zagreb’s first Toddler Story Time. Sondra Williams read out loud and played with the little ones who came to visit. Reading to toddlers is a great foundation for later independent reading and they learn that books are special. Today’s event was the first of a series of monthly programs.
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Cody Brown on an American’s Life in Croatia

Best-selling author and political science professor Cody McClain Brown has continued with presentation of his book, “Chasing a Croatian Girl: A Survivor’s Tale” at the American Corner Zagreb. He compared his living in the U.S. with his life in Croatia, including the important role of ”punica” and the danger of “propuh”. Audiences asked if “punica” ...
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American Corner Zagreb Celebrates Women’s History Month

Stephanie Olson, American professor, delivered a lecture on “Women’s Work in the U.S. – World War to Cold War” at the American Corner Zagreb on March 30, 2016. Professor Olson described images and roles of women in the United States from 1920s to the 1960s.The audiences learned about difficult jobs women performed in factories during ...
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Celebration of Women’s Contributions to Economy at Economic Faculty Zagreb – Yes We Can

With the goal of promoting March as the Women’s Month, the U.S. Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with the University of Zagreb Economic Faculty library, invited Elizabeta Planinić , Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, to share her experiences and dispell myths about entrepreneurs with Economic Faculty students and professors. In Zagreb, March 24, 2016
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Yes We Can – Woman Entrepreneur talks at First Croatian Entrepreneurial Nest

First Croatian Entrepreneurial Nest at Stjepan Radić Elementary School in Brestovec Orehovički hosted a U.S. Embassy supported local lecturer, Elizabeta Planinić, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. She spoke about the importance and benefits of youth entrepreneurship programs at elementary school level to local teachers and students. In Brestovec Orehovički on March 23, 2016
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Yes We Can : Encouraging Risk-Taking and Entrepreneurship in Sisak

The U.S. Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with Croatian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Elizabeta Planinić, presented Ms. Planinić’s business success to high school students in Sisak. She also explained how to create an environment which supports young women entrepreneurs in tough times. The event took place at the Economic School in Sisak, on March ...
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Zagreb Oldest School Comes to the Embassy

Gornjogradska gimnazija students visited the Embassy on March 15. They were welcomed by Margaret Nardi, Chargé d’Affaires, who spoke about American tourists and investors in Croatia. In addition to learning about the structure and the role of the Embassy, students had a chance to talk to representatives of the Public Affairs Office, Political Section, as ...
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How Often Can You Spot Orcas?

A group of geography students who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s presentation about Alaska at the American Corner Zagreb learned about Alaska’s salmon and fishing industries, the beautiful and eerie northern lights, and the Alaska’s Big Three – bears, moose and whales. The students also wanted to know whether Alaska has all four seasons (yes!), ...
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High School Students Learn About U.S. Elections

Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered another lecture about U.S. elections to high school students at the First Private High School in Zagreb on March 10, 2016. During the presentation, students were very active which contributed to the dynamic of the presentation. Students were interested in the role of social media during elections and in the ...
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Karlovac Youth Enjoy Alaska

Did you know that of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, 17 are in Alaska? The young people who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s talk at the Karlovac’s Library for Young People do! Jessica answered questions about how Alaska has changed over the years, what it’s like to live near wild animals like ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY THE U.S. EMBASSY August 12, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb is deeply disturbed by the reported murder of Croatian citizen Tomislav Salopek by an ISIL-affiliate.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the people of Croatia.  If confirmed, ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb

We understand that several media outlets have published a story claiming that U.S. Marines detained Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Evelin Tonković and Head of the Office for Special Security Željko Renić on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb.  This story is completely untrue.  No such incident occurred. The U.S. Embassy values its ...
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Summer Work and Travel Presentation

Pozivamo vas na prezentaciju programa Summer Work & Travel u Osijeku, Rijeci i Zagrebu na kojima ćete saznati sve o dobivanju J-1 vize i uvjetima za sudjelovanje u programu. Konzul i predstavnici sponzorskih agencija u Hrvatskoj (CCUSA, Vikingtravel) odgovorit će na sva vaša pitanja. Svi su dobrodošli a posebno studenti i apsolventi dodiplomskih i magistarskih ...
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