Op-Ed by Ambassador Earl R. Miller in Observance of U.S. Labor Day

From Michigan to Bangladesh and Everywhere in Between, Labor Matters  By U.S. Ambassador Earl R Miller   I grew up in the labor movement.  I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, a city so famous for producing automobiles it was called “Vehicle City.”  As the capital of the U.S. automobile industry my home state …

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Op-Ed on Countering Human Trafficking by Ambassador Earl R. Miller

From the National to the Upazilla: A Concerted Effort to Fight Human Trafficking By Earl R. Miller, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh   My first event as United States Ambassador in Bangladesh was to attend the official launch of Bangladesh’s 2018-2022 launch of the National Plan of Action to fight human trafficking back in December 2018.  …

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U.S. Government Provides $100,000 in Relief Assistance to Flood Victims

On Saturday, August 24, Ambassador Miller traveled to Ashtamir Char, Kurigram District, to announce the contribution of $100,000 from the government and people of the United States to the people of Bangladesh affected by flooding in the region. The contribution, implemented through CARE Bangladesh, will provide assistance to over 4,900 people from more than 1,200 …

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Deputy Coordinator for the Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism Visits Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism John T. Godfrey visited Bangladesh August 18-19 to discuss with Government of Bangladesh (GOB) officials and other partners counterterrorism and countering violent extremism (CT/CVE) priorities in Bangladesh and the region, and cooperation with the United States in these areas.

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Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons Visits Bangladesh

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond visited Bangladesh August 3-6 to engage Government of Bangladesh (GOB) officials and partners to discuss ways to combat trafficking in persons and encourage measurable progress in implementing the recommendations in the Department of State’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

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Public Designation, Due to Gross Violations of Human Rights, of Burmese Military Officials

Today, the Department of State is publicly designating the following individuals and their immediate family members for the named individuals’ responsibility for gross human rights violations, including in extrajudicial killings in northern Rakhine State, Burma, during the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya:

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Apply Now for The FLTA 2020-21 Program!

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program for 2020-21.  The primary goal of the FLTA program is to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities, while providing teachers of English and related fields with the opportunity to refine their skills, …

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2020-2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Announcement

The Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Embassy, Dhaka is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of …

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USAID Funded Cyclone Shelter Inaugurated in Patuakhali

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Mr. Zakir Hossen, MP, and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Derrick Brown jointly inaugurated a new multi-purpose cyclone shelter in Mirzaganj Upazila of Patuakhali District today. This new cyclone shelter, located at the Uttor Jhati Bunia Government Primary School, can accommodate approximately 1,800 people during a cyclone and will …

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Apply for The Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2020-21!

The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce this year’s Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which provides several grants for a fully-funded master’s degree in the United States.  Preferred candidates include younger faculty from Bangladeshi universities, junior to mid-level employees of research organizations, think tanks, NGOs, and professionals from the public and private …

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Ambassador Visits Rajshahi

Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller visited Rajshahi March 27-29 to promote U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, economic engagement, and law enforcement cooperation in the region.  Ambassador Miller inaugurated the new American Corner at Varendra University, reviewed U.S.-supported cultural preservation work at the Varendra Research Museum, presented certificates to students in the English Access Microscholarship …

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Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2018

Bangladesh’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government, but in fact, most power resides in the Office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party won a third consecutive five-year term in an improbably lopsided December parliamentary election that was not considered free and fair, and was marred by …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

United States Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh Message for U.S. Citizens Town Hall Meeting in Dhaka with the Ambassador  March 7, 2019 The American Citizen Services (ACS) Section of the U.S. Embassy invites U.S. citizens to a Town Hall meeting for a discussion on issues that affect U.S. citizens in Bangladesh.  The Honorable Ambassador Earl R. Miller …

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Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The United States Contributes Over $105 Million to The 2019 UN Joint Response Plan

Today the United States is contributing $45.5 million to the UN World Food Program in support of the Rohingya refugee crisis.  This is in addition to the $60 million announced at the 2019 UN Joint Response Plan (JRP) launch in Geneva on February 15.  This brings the total U.S. contribution to the 2019 JRP to …

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Application for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is Open Now!

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI), brings international primary and secondary teachers to the United States for a semester-long professional development program at a U.S. host university and to observe and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues. …

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Ambassador Earl Miller Meets with The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) Business Leaders

The strength of the U.S. private sector is one of our country’s core competitive advantages.  I am proud that the United States is the single biggest market for Bangladeshi exports and the largest investor in Bangladesh.  U.S. companies are bringing some of the best and most innovative technologies to this country.

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Application is Open for SUSI Scholars Program 2019 !

The U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals.  The deadline for applications is Sunday, January 6, 2019.  A description of each Institute is given below.  For the application form and further details, please visit the …

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Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) For Secondary School Educators Program FY 2019 is Open Now!

The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators program, which will take place in summer 2019.  The SUSI program is a five week exchange program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

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Application for The Community College Initiative Program is Open Now!

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program for academic year 2019-20.  The CCI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This in a non-degree program but students will earn credits for two semesters upon completion …

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Application Open for Global UGRAD Exchange Program -2019

Global UGRAD is an intensive academic program with a purpose to provide undergraduate student leaders with in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions by engaging in substantive academic exchanges at colleges and universities across America. This program will provide full scholarships to outstanding students from countries – including Bangladesh – for one semester …

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Application for Community Solutions Program is Open Now!

The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides the best and brightest community leaders, ages 25 to 38, from around the world with an intensive, professional development exchange program that includes a substantive hands-on learning experience in the United …

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U.S. Provides $156 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Support the Rohingya Crisis Response in Bangladesh

During October, 2018 United Nations ministerial-level meeting on Burma, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those in Burma and Bangladesh who have been affected by the Rohingya crisis.  This additional funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the Rohingya crisis to nearly …

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Documentation of Atrocities in Northern Rakhine State

The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), with funding support from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), conducted a survey in spring 2018 of the firsthand experiences of 1,024 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. The goal of the survey was to document atrocities committed against residents in Burma’s northern Rakhine …

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2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Announcement

The American Center, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka is pleased to announce the 2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar awards.  These awards are primarily six-to-nine month research grants, beginning in September 2019.   One-to-two semester lecturing grants are also available.  Lengths of grants may be adjusted based on the availability of funding.  Fulbright Visiting Scholar awards are offered to experienced …

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EducationUSA Pre Departure Orientation Fall 2018

EducationUSA at the American Center and Ambassador Marcia Bernicat organized a Pre-Departure Orientation for Bangladeshi students going to the U.S. this Fall for higher studies!  Great facts: Bangladesh became a top-25 sending country for international students studying in the United State. Bangladesh now ranks ninth in the world for the number of students studying at the graduate level …

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Third Cotton Day held in Dhaka

COTTON USA held a Seminar and a dazzling Fashion Show in Dhaka to celebrate the third Cotton Day in Bangladesh. Cotton Council International (CCI) introduced in 2016 the observance of Cotton Day to celebrate US Cotton as well as Bangladesh being the largest manufacturer and exporter of cotton apparel products. Over one hundred spinning mills, …

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Ambassador Bernicat Inaugurated The Tony Roma’s Restaurant in Gulshan

Ambassador Bernicat inaugurated the first Bangladesh branch of the U.S. based steak and ribs chain restaurant Tony Roma’s in Gulshan, Dhaka. With Bangladesh’s economy growing, American companies will keep on continuing to be its partners – mentioned Ambassador Bernicat. The restaurant was introduced in the country by Food Chain Asia Ltd.

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Important Notice Regarding Changes in Visa Collection Center

With effect from January 17th, 2018, Passport pick-up and Submission locations are being changed to as mentioned below. When your passport is available at the pick-up location you will receive an email and an SMS that your passport is “Ready for Pick Up”. For more information, please visit:http://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-niv-passporttrack.asp#LocationsandTimings

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Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw Leads Delegation to Burma and Bangladesh

Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will lead a delegation to Burma and Bangladesh October 29-November 4 to discuss ways to address the humanitarian and human rights concerns stemming from the Rakhine State crisis and improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons in Burma, …

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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program 2018-19

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program for academic year 2018-19. The K-L YES program is a high school exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is administered in Bangladesh by …

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2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Announcement

The American Center, U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the 2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar awards. These awards are primarily six-to-nine month research grants, beginning in September 2018. One-to-two semester lecturing grants are also available. Lengths of grants may be adjusted based on the availability of funding.

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Ambassador Bernicat visits the Kashimpur Prison

On July 27, 2017, Ambassador Bernicat became the first Ambassador to visit a prison in Bangladesh, as she spent most of the day at Kashimpur Prison. At the invitation of Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin, the Inspector General of Prisons, Ambassador Bernicat was able to take a two hour tour of the prison’s facilities, speak …

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why …

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Chargé d’Affaires Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez attends the exhibition “Threads of Change”

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez attended the exhibition “Threads of Change: Celebrating the Lives of Garment Workers” in the Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka. The exhibition showcased photographs by the internationally acclaimed photographer Alison Wright, reflecting the lives of Bangladeshi workers from the apparel industry.

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“You Are Welcome Here” Op-ed by Ambassador Bernicat

I want to congratulate all students in Bangladesh who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States. Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields around the world, and you should be proud of the invitation …

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Op-Ed on The Economic Impact of Gender Based Violence (GBV)

No country can afford gender-based violence (GBV). In Bangladesh, the costs of GBV are estimated at 2.1 percent of the country’s GDP. Each day, violence stops a girl from going to school and prevents a woman from taking a job, compromising their future and the economic and social development of their communities. Survivors are left …

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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks on the Nari Uddug Kendra Grand Gala Celebration Ceremony to Award “WOMEN LEAD WORLD” Honor

I am so pleased to be with all you this evening as we celebrate Nari Uddug Kendra’s accomplishments. For 25 years – a quarter century! – Nari Uddug Kendra has devoted itself to promoting gender equality and human rights and by fostering the personal and political empowerment of women and girls.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement

The American Center U.S. Embassy Dhaka   Awarding Agency: Department of State, U.S. Embassy Dhaka Funding Opportunity Title:  The American Center Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:  FY2017-APS-001 Funding Opportunity Type:  Initial Announcement CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Key Dates: Applications may be submitted between January 15, 2017 and August 31, 2017 Date …

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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Releases Music Video to Celebrate 4 Million Facebook Fans

The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh is releasing a music video Nache Ey Mon featuring U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, singers Pritom Hasan and Tahsan, cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz and others on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The video filmed in and around Dhaka celebrates the embassy’s Facebook page gaining four million fans.

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Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom David N. Saperstein In Dhaka

David N. Saperstein, the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, will travel to Bangladesh this week. While in Bangladesh, Ambassador Saperstein will discuss religious freedom with government officials, civil society representatives, and a range of leaders representing both majority and minority religious communities.

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Op-Ed “Bangladesh Leads on Migration Discussions”

People do not make the decision to leave their homes lightly, but sometimes circumstances compel them to move. Many Bangladeshis leave home to pursue opportunities in the wider world. And tensions, conflict, and discrimination inside neighboring Burma have, over the years, led people from that country to flee across its borders into Bangladesh, Thailand, China, …

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Ambassador Bernicat Visits Khulna

On December 1, U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski visited USAID’s Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition, Globally (SPRING) Activity in Bagerhat District.

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New USAID-Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief Project Launched

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDM&R) inaugurated Nobo Jatra, its new five-year Food for Peace project in Khulna. Implemented by World Vision Bangladesh in collaboration with the World Food Program and Winrock International, the USAID Nobo Jatra project will improve food …

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Notice to Foreign Media on How to Cover the 2016 Elections

The U.S. Embassy is happy to provide the following information from the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Centers (FPC): There are no official credentials to cover the 2016 elections, either local or presidential. Each of the 50 states has their own regulations regarding elections and electoral procedures. For information on how to access polling …

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Ambassador Bernicat visited Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

On October 20, Ambassador Bernicat visited the capital’s Bait Ur Rouf Mosque and was impressed by the innovative architecture, which provides both ventilation and natural lighting and creates a wonderful community space and place of prayer. Architect Marina Tabassum has been selected for the “2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture” for designing the mosque.  

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Professional Fellows Program on Economic Empowerment

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma is partnering with the U.S. Department of State, the Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) at BRAC University in Bangladesh to host a five-week professional exchange in the United States that includes a professional fellowship placement at an American small business organization.

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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program 2017-18

The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program for academic year 2017-18. K-L YES is a high school exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program is administered in Bangladesh by the International …

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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed on October 9 & 11 on the Occasion of Columbus Day and Durga Puja

The U.S. Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center, will be closed on Sunday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 11 2016, on the occasion of Columbus Day, an American holiday, and in observance of Durga Puja, a Bangladeshi national …

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Call for Entries: EMK Small Grant 2017

The EMKCenter will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts to individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, youth engagement, entrepreneurship related projects and arts in Bangladesh.

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Seminar on “Women, Politics & Power”

The American Center Dhaka organized a seminar titled “Women, Politics & Power” on September 22, 2016. Katie Croake, Chief of Party for Democracy International; Silja Paasilinna, Bangladesh Chief of Party for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems; and Ambassador Nasim Firdaus, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Alliance for Women’s Leadership (BDAWL), offered analysis and insights …

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Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Dhaka and New Delhi

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on August 29 to highlight the longstanding and broad U.S.-Bangladesh relationship. Secretary Kerry will meet with government officials to discuss our growing cooperation on global issues. He also will focus on strengthening our longstanding bilateral partnership on democracy, development, security and human rights.

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“Road to the White House” Facebook Chat on Social Media in Campaigns

Join us for our August 16 election chat on Social Media in Campaigns at 7 pm. The chat will feature Chris Talbot, the founder and President of Talbot Digital, and an expert on digital marketing in politics. His firm provides online communications and media strategy, message development and implementation, social media management, online advertising, tracking …

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