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U.S. Embassy Announces Annual Fulbright Fellowship Program

Riga, May 21, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for academic year 2015-2016. The Embassy encourages all qualified students and scholars to apply. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Annual Humphrey Fellowship Program

Riga, May 21, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s competition for the Humphrey Fellowship Program for the academic year 2015–2016. The Embassy encourages all qualified candidates to apply. The Humphrey Program provides mid-career Latvians with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in a specialized ...
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U.S. Secretary of Army to Visit Latvia

Riga, May 19, 2014 – The U.S. Secretary of the Army John H. McHugh will visit Latvia from May 19 to 20. This visit is part of a larger regional visit, which also includes stops in Estonia and Lithuania. While in Latvia, Secretary McHugh will meet with Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vējonis and Brigadier ...
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U.S. Embassy to fly Rainbow Flag on May 17-18 for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Riga, May 16, 2014 – To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), the U.S. Embassy in Riga will fly the rainbow flag at the Embassy building May 17 and 18. IDAHO is an annual event observed internationally to counter homophobia and raise awareness of the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender ...
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U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel to Visit Latvia

Riga, May 13, 2014 – Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel arrives in Riga today for an official visit. During his visit, Under Secretary Stengel will meet with Latvian government officials, media professionals and U.S. Government program alumni, participate in a town hall meeting at Riga Stradiņš University, and ...
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