Message to U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message, July 6, 2020 (NAPLES)

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message, July 3, 2020 (MILAN)

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message, July 2, 2020 (FLORENCE)

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message, July 1, 2020 (ROME)

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, June 25, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories. On June 11, the Italian government released a decree that introduces updated health measures including travel restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.  Please visit the website of the Italian Ministry …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy, June 24, 2020

A sit-in demonstration is planned for June 24, 2020 at 6 pm in front of the U.S. Consulate General Milan to protest racism and classism. The event is expected to attract approximately 100 participants. While the demonstration is expected to remain peaceful, police will be in attendance. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic near the Consulate General …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, June 18, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  On June 11, the Italian government released a decree that introduces updated health measures including travel restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.  Please visit the website of the Italian Ministry …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, June 12, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Rome, Consulates General in Milan, Naples and Florence, and Consular Agencies in Venice, Palermo and Genoa will resume limited regular passport processing on June 17.  Please note that although some passport processing centers in the United States have resumed operations, customers may still encounter significant delays in receiving their passports.  Travelers with an immediate travel …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Florence, June 6, 2020

A demonstration by “Firenze Antifa” is expected to take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 beginning at 3:00 pm and lasting until at or about 5:00pm. The march protesting Italian policies with regard to COVID-19 restrictions  is expected to draw nearly 1,000 protestors.  Marches are currently banned under public health rules, and police will be …

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Demonstration Alert (2): U. S. Consulate General Florence, June 6, 2020

A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 beginning at 7:30 pm and until about 8:30pm. the organization. “Women’s March Florence, Italy” is hosting a silent protest titled “Italy stands with Black Lives Matter” next to the U.S. Consulate General in Florence.  Local reports say that there may be as many …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, June 3, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, May 27, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, May 20, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, May 14, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, May 6, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Persons who are considering travel to Italy should be aware that they are subject to travel restrictions by the Italian government.  The Italian Foreign Ministry has issued English-language guidance for the latest health decree that went into effect on May 4, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 29, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 22, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 10, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. Please review and follow the health decrees issued by the Government of Italy, including the need for social distancing, restrictions on movement outdoors, and the requirement to carry a self-certification document along with proper identification.

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020

Passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19.  They are no longer printing non-emergency passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad received from overseas U.S. embassies and consulates.  U.S. embassies and consulates are still able to print emergency passports.  If you have an immediate need to travel and have a …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 3, 2020

International commercial flight options currently exist in Italy. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights in Italy at this time.  

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 2, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 1, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 31, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 30, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 27, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Direct flights to the United States are available through Alitalia, which currently has one direct flight per day.  Book flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020

U.S. Mission Italy has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departurefrom any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 12, 2020

Due to reduced staffing that went into effect March 11, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Consulates General Milan, Naples, and Florence. The CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to Italy and State Department currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel. See CDC information regarding high-risk traveler …

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Global Health Advisory, Bureau of Consular Affairs, March 11, 2020

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Italy and recommends that individuals follow Italian official health guidance and avoid government-designated affected areas. American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Italy. Due to staffing limitations, only emergency visa services are available. On March 8, 2020, the Government …

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Travel Advisory: Updated Travel Advisory for Italy February 29, 2020

Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures. There is an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Italy. Many cases of COVID-19 have been associated with travel to or from mainland China or close contact with a travel-related case, …

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Travel Advisory: Updated Travel Advisory for Italy February 28, 2020

There is an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Italy. Many cases of COVID-19 have been associated with travel to or from mainland China or close contact with a travel-related case, but sustained community spread has been reported in Italy.  Sustained community spread means that people have been infected with …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, February 23, 2020

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Italy and recommends that individuals follow Italian health official guidance and avoid government-designated affected areas.  Due to reduced staffing levels, the U.S. Consulate General in Milan has suspended routine visa services until March 2, 2020.  Both routine and emergency American Citizen Services will continue at …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy, February 7, 2020

Location: Italy Event:  Since January 30, 2020, the Italian Ministry of Health has confirmed three cases of Novel Coronavirus in Italy.  On February 5, 2020, Italian public health officials implemented mandatory thermal screening at all Italian air and maritime ports of entry in response to the recent Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Travelers should be prepared for travel …

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Pasta Cooking Presentation

The Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Rome organized a Pasta Cooking Presentation in honor of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to raise awareness about the quality and value of U.S. durum wheat.  The presentation highlighted the various levels of protein that impact the color, texture, and consistency of pasta …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beginning at 3 PM,various environmental protection groups plan a large demonstration to highlight the importance of climate change and pollution to the Italian government. The demonstration is sponsored by various groups. Due to potential security concerns, the police may limit foot and vehicle traffic in or near the areas of the demonstration.

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, March 8, 2019

Approximately 5,000 participants will gather on Women’s Day.  The movement called “Not One Less” is protesting for women’s rights.  The march will follow the route of:  Piazza Duca D’Aosta (Stazione Centrale), Via Galvani, Via Gustavo Fara, piazza San Gioachimo, Via Galileo Galilei, Via Montesanto, Piazza della Repubblica, Via Tarchetti, Via Manin, Piazza Cavour, Via Manzoni, …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, March 2, 2019

Approximately 50,000 participants will gather for the “People First” demonstration promoted by various organizations, associations, NGOs, and trade unions protesting against the Italian government’s fear and discrimination of peoples and against general themes of racism and fascism.  This demonstration is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 between 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, December 19, 2018

There will be a march/demonstration today beginning at 16:00 when approximately 200 street market workers will gather at Bastioni di Porta Venezia to protest against the future “Area B,” an area where it will be impossible to access with polluting vehicles.  Demonstrators will follow this route:  Viale Majno, Viale Bianca Maria, Viale Regina Margherita, Viale …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

During the holiday season security measures in Italy remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by …

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Milan, Italy on November 16, 2018

There will be a march/demonstration beginning at approximately 9:30 am, sponsored by COORDINAMENTO DEI COLLETTIVI STUDENTESCHI (Student Associations) of Milan and province and by the Social Centers Cantiere and Lambretta against the Italian Government and immigration policy. The organizers expect approximately 1,000 to 1,500 participants.

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration/March in Rome, Italy on Saturday, November 10, 2018

A march on November 10 beginning at Piazza della Repubblica, ending at Piazza di Porta San Giovanni.  The route will take the marchers through Via Delle Terme, di Diocleziano, Via Giovanni Amendola, Via Cavour, Piazza dell’Esquilino, Via Liberiana, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Merulana, Viale Manzoni and Via Emanuele Filiberto.

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Demonstration Alert: Public Transportation strike in Italy on October 25-26, 2018

There will be a transportation strike throughout Italy impacting train service from 9:00 pm Thursday, October 25 through 9:00 pm Friday, October 26. City transportation services will also be affected throughout Italy, although some cities may offer limited transportation. For example, Rome city transportation will be striking on October 26 from 8:30 am to 5:00 …

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USDA-Endorsed USA Pavilion at TUTTOFOOD 2019

The USDA recently announced its endorsement of the USA Pavilion at TUTTOFOOD 2019 in Milan, Italy, scheduled May 6-9 at Fiera Milano.  While 2019 will mark the seventh edition of TUTTOFOOD, this will be the second with a USA Pavilion, and the first with the USDA’s official endorsement.   Exhibiting at TUTTOFOOD provides US exporters with …

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Location:  Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy (Please see attached map). Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on September 30, 2018, beginning at 1:30 PM and ending on or around 5:30 PM. The Police expect approximately 25,000 participants. A group sponsored by the “Democratic Party” in response to Italian government policies will hold a …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, September 5, 2018

This summer Italian health authorities have identified at least 123 human cases of West Nile virus in parts of northern and central Italy.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. While most infected people develop no symptoms, approximately 20 percent develop fever and other symptoms.  In less than 1 percent of …

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U.S. Implementation, Oversight and Enforcement of the EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic.

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Intervento della Console Generale all’inaugurazione del corso di American Studies

Gli Stati Uniti hanno bisogno di Paesi amici e partner stretti, come l’Italia. La sicurezza e la prosperità dei nostri due Paesi sono strettamente collegate. Lavorando insieme possiamo affrontare meglio le minacce alla sicurezza e alla prosperità e promuovere i nostri valori democratici. In tempi di incertezza politica, diventa ancora più importante preservare e incrementare …

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Ischia G7 Interior Ministers’ Meeting – U.S. Delegation: Elaine C. Duke

Elaine Duke became the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 31, 2017. She was previously sworn in as the seventh Deputy Secretary of DHS on April 10, 2017. Prior to her appointment, Acting Secretary Duke was the principal of Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC, where she provided acquisition and business …

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Statement by the U.S. Secretary for Agriculture at the G7 Agriculture Press Conference

Thank you Minister Martina for your hospitality and for all the preparation that went into the last few days; it’s been a pleasant and productive environment in which to conduct these conversations and very candid discussions among ourselves. I think I share with my colleagues here that the sector which we are involved – food, …

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary for Agriculture Sonny Perdue at G-7 Session two

I think the topic today ‘empowering and developing rural areas and enhancing cooperation among ourselves,’ really ties in with the message yesterday. I don’t know really how you can develop rural areas without empowering farmers and I think again as we focus on those interrelationships there, our rural areas are only going to be developed …

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary for Agriculture Sonny Perdue at G-7 Session one

I’d like to thank Minister Martina and his excellent display of why we are all here.  Obviously it’s my first time visiting you all, and I look forward to getting to know each of you personally in my role of Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. Dealing with empowering farmers I think certainly is a challenge for all …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Lab. – U.S. Delegation: Martha E. Newton

Martha E. Newton was named Deputy Undersecretary of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on September 1, 2017. Deputy Undersecretary Newton’s appointment marks a return to the Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), where she served as Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs from 2002-2006, leading the formulation of international economic, …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Lab. – U.S. Delegation: Mark A. Mittelhauser

Mark Mittelhauser was named Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs on January 16, 2012. In this position, he helps to lead the Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ efforts to promote worker rights and strengthen livelihoods globally. Prior to this position, Mittelhauser directed the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Labor Affairs and was an …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Sci. – U.S. Delegation: Rebecca Kaiser

Rebecca Kaiser joined the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) in 2015.  She came to the National Science Foundation (NSF) from NASA, where she was a special advisor for Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships, reporting to the NASA Administrator and an executive-in-residence at American University.  Prior to that, she held several positions with NASA, including …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Ind. – U.S. Delegation: Ted Ullyot

Ted Ullyot is a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he heads up the firm’s Policy & Regulatory Affairs group. Ted’s professional background is a mix of Silicon Valley and Washington DC. He was General Counsel of Facebook from 2008 to 2013, a tenure that included the Winklevoss litigation, taking the company public, …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Ind. – U.S. Delegation: Dyan Gibbens

Dyan studied engineering, instructed skydiving, and learned to fly at the US Air Force Academy. While serving as an Acquisitions Officer managing stealth nuclear cruise missiles, a type of unmanned aircraft, she earned her MBA. Dyan then managed Air Force One and Global Hawk UAS engineering and logistics. Her Ph.D. research in UAS/drones, RFID, wireless systems, …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Ind. – U.S. Delegation: Tucker Balch

Tucker Balch is a former USAF fighter pilot and now professor at Georgia Tech where he teaches courses in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Finance. He is also Chief Scientist at FinTech startup Lucena Research, Inc. Lucena is an investment software firm that focuses on Machine Learning and Big Data solutions for hedge funds and large …

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Turin G7 Ministerial Ind. – U.S. Delegation: Kirk Borne

In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly …

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Cagliari G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Elaine L. Chao

Secretary Chao comes to the U.S. Department of Transportation with extensive experience in the transportation sector. Early in her career, she specialized in transportation financing in the private sector. She began her executive career in public service working on transportation and trade issues at the White House. She then served as Deputy Maritime Administrator, U. …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency On February 17, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the 14th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most recently, Pruitt served as the Attorney General for Oklahoma.  Almost immediately upon taking office, he worked with his Democratic counterpart in Arkansas to reach …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Lincoln Ferguson

A fourth generation Oklahoman, Lincoln Ferguson currently serves at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as Senior Advisor to the Administrator for the Office of Public Affairs. Lincoln is the primary spokesman for the Administrator and fulfills the duties of speech writing and operating social media platforms as well as coordinates all media inquiries. Prior …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Sarah Greenwalt

Ms. Greenwalt currently serves as the Administrator’s Senior Advisor for Water and Cross-Cutting Issues, advising on critical, sensitive matters pertaining to Agency programs on water initiatives and managing both internal and external Agency policy development and rulemaking efforts on major Administration water policy issues. As her title reflects, she also serves as a senior advisor …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Samantha K. Dravis

Samantha Dravis currently serves as Senior Counsel and Associate Administrator, Office of Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Office of Policy is the primary policy arm of EPA, providing multi-disciplinary analytic skills, management support, and special expertise in the areas of regulatory policy and management, environmental economics, strategic environmental management, and sustainable communities.

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Mark Kasman

Mark Kasman is Director for Regional and Bilateral Affairs in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs. In this role he manages EPA’s relationships with every country around the world. Previously, Mark served as EPA’s Senior Advisor for Asia-Pacific and Europe Programs. On loan from EPA in 2003-2005, Mark served as …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Jane Nishida

Jane Nishida is the Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA), having previously served as the Director of the Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs within OITA. In her current capacity, she leads EPA’s international and tribal portfolios, and is responsible for the full range of EPA’s environmental policy development …

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Bologna G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Mandy Gunasekara

Mandy Gunasekara joined the Environmental Protection Agency in March and serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. Previously, Mandy served as Majority Counsel for Chairman Inhofe during the 114th Congress and for Chairman Barrasso during the 115th Congress on the United States Senate Environment and Public …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in Taormina, Italy, before the start of the G7 Summit. In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, the two leaders reaffirmed their shared resolve to cooperate to the fullest extent possible to counter …

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble

Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble of Germany. Secretary Mnuchin and Minister Schauble discussed further collaboration on shared economic interests between the United States and Germany, as well as multilateral economic and finance issues involving Germany’s G-20 presidency. Secretary Mnuchin stressed the importance of the EU …

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso

On Friday, 12, May U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso of Japan. Secretary Mnuchin and Minister Aso discussed further collaboration on shared economic interests between the United States and Japan. Secretary Mnuchin thanked Minister Aso for Japan’s strong partnership and stressed the importance of the …

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan

​BARI, ITALY – Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan of Italy. Secretary Mnuchin and Minister Padoan reviewed recent economic developments in the Italian, European and global economies. The Secretary congratulated Minister Padoan on Italy’s successful presidency of the G-7.

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Bari G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Steven Terner Mnuchin

As Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Mnuchin is responsible for the executive branch agency whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity and stability at home and abroad. He is also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and …

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Bari G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Janet L. Yellen

Janet L. Yellen took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014, for a four-year term ending February 3, 2018. Dr. Yellen also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen …

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U.S. Department of State and Smithsonian Partner on Emergency Cultural Heritage Work in Iraq

Nimrud, located about 20 miles south of Mosul, was under the control of ISIS until November 2016. During the city’s captivity, many important historical sites and artifacts were damaged or destroyed. The project builds on the Smithsonian’s work at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage in Erbil, Iraq which was established …

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U.S. Vote at the UN on the Destruction and Trafficking of Cultural Heritage by Terrorist Groups

The policy of the United States government is clear: the unlawful destruction or trafficking of cultural heritage is deplorable – we unequivocally oppose it, and we will take all feasible steps to halt, limit, and discourage it. Over the past two decades, we have seen damage to and destruction of our shared cultural heritage on …

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Florence G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Alyson L. Grunder

Alyson Grunder is the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Policy in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). She oversees the Bureau’s Alumni Affairs, Collaboratory, Public-Private Partnerships, Policy and Evaluation divisions as well as ECA’s Cultural Heritage Center, and ensures that ECA programs are aligned with and advancing White House and Department of State …

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Florence G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Maria P. Kouroupas

She oversees the technical and administrative support requirements of U.S. implementation of the 1970 UNESCO Convention the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This includes support for the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, a statutory committee appointed by the President of the United States.

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Florence G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Catherine P. Foster

Dr. Catherine P. Foster is Senior Cultural Property Analyst for the Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She administers several international treaties for the protection of cultural property against pillage and trafficking with countries in Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

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Florence G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Aviva Rosenthal

She has more than 20 years of diverse experience in government, business and the non-profit sector. At OIR, Aviva manages a vast portfolio of strategic partnerships between the Smithsonian Institution and international governments, foundations, NGOs, and other organizations, as well as ongoing collaborations between the Smithsonian and various U.S. federal agencies including the U.S. Department …

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Florence G7 Ministerial – U.S. Delegation: Raymond Villanueva

Raymond Villanueva is the Director for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Office of International Operations. In this position, Mr. Villanueva is responsible for a budget of more than $160 million and the operational oversight of 66 offices in 49 countries and 8 Department of Defense liaison officers with over 400 personnel. Mr. Villanueva has more …

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