Julia Taft Refugee Fund Awards Grant to the African Media Association Malta

In a symbolic signing ceremony on July 16, Chargé d’Affaires Gwendolyn S. Green awarded the U.S. Department of State’s 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund Grant to the African Media Association Malta (AMAM).  The $25,000 fund will support AMAM in its efforts to provide media training to budding African journalists.  The training will enhance the African …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Ambassador’s Nominee for Women of Courage Award

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Green, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy, ​​paid tribute to Ms. Umayma Elamin Amer, President of the Migrant Women Association Malta, as the recipient of the “Ambassador’s Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State’s Women of Courage Award.”  The award to Ms. Amer combined the Embassy’s commemoration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, …

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Chargé d’Affaires Mark Schapiro in Live Q & A with Malta’s Future Leaders

On July 22 we hosted a LIVE Q & A with Chargé d’Affaires Mark Schapiro in collaboration with the National Youth Council (Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ), the University’s Students’ Council (Kunsill Studenti Universitarji), and Malta Model United Nations Society.  Representatives of these three youth organizations asked CDA Schapiro questions about his three years in Malta, U.S. …

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U.S. Sports Envoys in Collaborative Program with Special Olympics Malta

U.S. Embassy Valletta, in partnership with Special Olympics Malta, welcomed U.S. Olympic Swimming Champion Donna de Varona, U.S. Special Olympics Swimming Coach Michele Carmichael, and U.S. Special Olympics World Games double-silver medalist Swimmer Alec Heuermann and his mother Candace Capron. While in Malta from October 22-25, the Sports Envoys led educational presentations and swimming clinics …

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Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

U.S. Embassy personnel met with students during Freshers’ Week on campus at the University of Malta between Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4. Throughout the week, Embassy staffers spoke to young, enthusiastic students in Malta about their experiences studying in the United States and advised them on the steps they need to take when …

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U.S. Embassy Malta and Malta Financial Services Authority Co-host the Second Financial Integrity Forum

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to host the second iteration of the Financial Integrity Forum. The Forum brought together major financial institutions, private sector leaders, and key government financial regulators to discuss public-private information sharing. Sharing financial intelligence enables financial institutions, supervisory authorities, and law enforcement agencies to make …

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MaltMUN Discusses Ego Vs. Leadership: Restoring the Balance

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, the Malta Model United Nations Society organized its fifth annual conference September 13-15, 2019.  The theme was “Ego Vs. Leadership:  Restoring the Balance,” focusing on how leadership styles influence foreign policy. Over fifty Maltese and international youths simulated debates in the United Nations Committees and drew up resolutions on …

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Microsoft Malta-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Award

The U.S. Embassy and Microsoft Malta are proud to announce the launch of the Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award #NextGenMalta. The Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award will identify and support Malta’s next generation of entrepreneurs as they turn a vision into a marketable, practical solution to real world challenges. The young innovators will …

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Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Malta

In June we welcome Visiting Speaker Mohamed Geraldez to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Malta.  During his two-day program, Mr. Geraldez delivered presentations at two events co-hosted by Malta Enterprise focused on the “Entrepreneur’s Life Hacks” and “Growing and Scaling Your Company.”  We organized our third key event with local organization, WomenOnIT, which aims to …

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‘A Better Future’ For Victims of Sexual or Gender Based Violence

On April 15, the U.S. Embassy and Migrant Women Association Malta (MWAM) presented the results of MWAM’s ‘A Better Future’ project serving migrant survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV).  The U.S. Department of State awarded $25,000 to MWAM for the project through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. MWAM’s 18-month project created and implemented a …

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American Astronaut Inspires Maltese Students

The U.S. Embassy, together with the Ministry of Education’s Directorate for Quality & Standards in Education, Microsoft Malta, Integrated Marketing Services Ltd., and the Astronomical Society of Malta (ASM) hosted Space Week April 2-4, 2019. The goal of Space Week was to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers among students, particularly …

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U.S. Embassy honors “Ambassador’s Nominee for Women of Courage” Award

During a reception to celebrate International Women’s Day, Mark A. Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, paid tribute to Dr. Lara Dimitrijevic as the U.S. Embassy’s Nominee for the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.  The U.S. Embassy selected Dr. Dimitrijevic as the recipient of this award because of her exceptional and courageous …

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Malta-U.S. Alumni Association Celebrates Exchange Programs

On March 26, Mr. Mark Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America, welcomed Maltese individuals who have participated in U.S. Government exchange programs throughout the past fifty years.  Among the alumni are government and political leaders, members of the judiciary, members of Parliament, members of the media, educators, scientists, medical …

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Black History Month Celebrations

We concluded our celebrations of Black History Month with two public outreach events. Our Regional Security Officer met with University of Malta sociology and anthropology students and discussed how military and government service can improve race relations within communities.  We also partnered with Malta’s National Youth Council and the Malta Model United Nations Society to …

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Digital Video Conference on U.S. Political System and the Mid-Term Elections

We organized a digital video conference on February 20 with the University of Malta’s International Relations Department and former U.S. Democratic Congressman Martin Frost and former U.S. Republican Congressman Scott L. Klug.  Approximately 50 academics and political science students engaged with the two speakers in discussions on the U.S. electoral system, voting trends, the democratic …

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The Robby Marshall Quartet Brought Jazz to Malta

Californian jazz musician, Robby Marshall, delivered a masterclass and concert with his European-based quartet at a local live music venue in Malta on February 9.  We are proud to have supported these musicians with a grant.  Robby Marshall is regarded by peers as an innovative voice in the L.A. jazz scene, and his quartet is …

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