DHAKA, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 – Friday evening, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center). Joining the Ambassador were supporters and partners from academia, arts, business, civil society, the diplomatic community, and alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs.
The EMK Center opened in September 2012 with the mission to engage, inspire, connect and empower Bangladeshis of all ages to better themselves, their communities and our world. Since its inauguration more than 320,000 visitors have visited the EMK Center to create, innovate and collaborate through technology, cultural performances and exhibitions, workshops, and learning experiences of all kinds. In her remarks Ambassador Bernicat said:
“Together we have created a space for collaboration between Bangladeshis and Americans, a space where we can explore our commonalities and difference. But most importantly, we have created a space where we can share culture, ideas, and opportunities that I believe make Bangladesh, the United States, and the world a better, more caring and richer in- every-sense place to live.”