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The world recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, a day to heighten awareness about the physical, psychological and emotional harm women face worldwide.

The U.S. Department of State sees tackling violence against women as a human rights imperative. Violence threatens women’s and girls’ safety, and it sets barriers to their potential for prosperity or filling leadership roles.

On December 2-4, the U.S. Embassy in Greece, in partnership with the Benaki Museum and the British Council, will present the 10th International CoMuseum Conference. The event will take place in a digital format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen and the Ambassade de France/Institut Français de Grèce, and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Municipality of Athens, and the Municipality of Thessaloniki. The CoMuseum is supported by Uni Systems as a Strategic Sponsor, and Microsoft as a Major Sponsor.

According to the Open Doors 2020 survey findings, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), a growing number of Americans are choosing Greece as a destination for study. Greece welcomed a total of 5,834 U.S. students during the 2018/19 academic year, marking an increase of 11.7% compared to the previous year. Thousands of Greek students chose the U.S. for their studies, with a total of 2,489 Greek students studying in U.S. academic institutions during the 2019/20 academic year.  Greece moved up two places and is now ranked 12th globally for study abroad destinations for U.S. students (it was ranked 14th in 2019, and 17th in 2018), with 5,834 U.S. students studying in Greece for the 2018/19 academic year, compared to 5,223 the previous year.

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, the U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki, and the Greek Energy Forum invite you to join a webinar on "Facilitating an Investment-Friendly Regulatory Environment to Promote Energy Security and Diversification" with Colette D. Honorable, a Partner with Reed Smith LLP and former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The alumni community of the FLEX exchange program organizes a creative writing competition with the theme:

✏️ "Write a fictional story that emphasizes the importance of International Education."

In view of the International Education Week which aims at mutual understanding between the countries and due to the strong experiences that the FLEX graduates gained by staying and going to school for a year in the USA. FLEX community invites students aged 14-18 to share their thoughts on International Education.

 

When Americans stream into polling places November 3, the presidential election will be the main attraction. But Election Day in the United States will give voters the chance to weigh in on so much more.Leaders will be chosen at the federalstate and local levels. And policy decisions will be put directly to a vote under a ballot initiative system that allows citizens in many states to decide on questions that can affect their daily lives.

The CoMuseum International Conference is organising a series of digital conversations entitled Leadership in Challenging Times with local and international experts from museums and other cultural organisations. The digital conversations will take place in September and October 2020, and will be convened by the CoMuseum main partners: the Benaki Museum, the British Council and the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy.

Managing Museums | 29 October 2020, 17.00–18.00 (Greek time)

Curated and hosted by Dr George Manginis, Academic Director of the Benaki Museum

That's where Zoohackathon comes in. From Nov. 6-8, teams competing virtually in regional and single country Zoohackathons will develop innovative technology solutions to combat wildlife trafficking. The top three winning teams from each regional Zoohackathon will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges to compete for the 2020 global prize.U.S. Embassy Paris is organizing this year #Zoohackathon! We’re looking for university students and young entrepreneurs/professionals to participate in this virtual event to develop technological solutions to help end wildlife trafficking and the illegal trade in wildlife products. #ZH2020 https://www.facebook.com/ScienceDiplomacyUSA/ : @ScienceDiplomacyUSA

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