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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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