Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at Google Hub Launch

Mr. Rector, Mr. Minister, Your Excellencies, It is a great pleasure to be here today to launch of Google’s Digital Workshop for Developers here at the University of Bucharest. It is a great chance to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship, education, and innovation. Initiatives like this workshop are crucial in developing talent in Romania. It’s ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Abigail Rupp at CEE Forbes Forum

Good morning, Mr. Minister Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. We have a lot of anniversaries to celebrate: Forbes 100, this year the 100th anniversary of Romania’s unification, and last year we also marked 20 years of the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership. And a big piece of ...
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Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Abigail Rupp at Fondul Proprietatea Investor Days

Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Ambassador Noble, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here on this year’s Fondul Proprietatea Investor Day. This gathering is a chance for us every year to see how far we have come, and to look toward the future and the immense potential that it holds for ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Abby Rupp, on the Occasion of Memorial Day Ceremony

Mr. Nicolae Nasta, distinguished guests, And, especially, veterans and their families: This weekend across the United States, family and friends will gather for picnics, excursions, and backyard barbeques as the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer.  And while these gatherings are familiar social events for Americans, it is important to remember what Memorial ...
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Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Abigail Rupp at Innovation Labs Demo Day

Organizers and sponsors, judges, guests, students, innovators, It’s a great chance to be here for the final evening of Demo Day to learn more about the journey that you all have been on for the past few months. I am going to start by mentioning something that I brought with me today that represents innovation, ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at “Romania 100 – Diplomacy and Mission” Anniversary Meeting

“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia Good morning. Mr. Rector, honored officials, Alba Iulia local and central government’s representatives, Your Excellences from the diplomatic corps, honored guests, It’s a pleasure to be here today, in the city of Alba Iulia, to celebrate the centennial of modern Romania.  I mention, with a bit of humility, ...
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10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca

Remarks By Deputy Chief Of Mission Dean Thompson At The 10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca December 11, 2016 Bună ziua, Vă mulţumesc foarte mult pentru prezenţa dumneavoastră aici, la Biblioteca Judeţeană “Octavian Goga” Cluj, pentru a sărbători împreună 10 (zece) ani de la înfiinţarea American Corner Cluj-Napoca. We couldn’t have celebrated this important anniversary ...
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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the Innoteque Conference

Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador, speakers, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is really a great opportunity to be here today and I want to open by offering Ambassador Klemm’s regrets that he couldn’t be with you this morning to the opening due to some changes in his travel plans, but he will be back this afternoon ...
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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the University Of Agricultural Studies and Veterinary Medicine

Honorable Rector Sorin Cimpeanu, Honorable Education Minister Dumitru, His Excellency Ambassador Saint-Paul, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, esteemed guests, teachers and students, It is my pleasure to be here today to congratulate the Faculty of Biotechnology on its 20th anniversary and to celebrate the progress and advances Romania has achieved in agriculture through biotechnology. Biotechnology ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Diversity March

It’s been nearly two weeks since nearly 50 people were slaughtered in Orlando.  And that is nowhere near enough time for healing or for moving beyond the terrible realization of that day’s events.  The memories of those who were lost will, above all, live on in the minds and the hearts of their loved ones long ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Innovation Labs Demo Day

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  I want to thank the Innovation Labs team for inviting me this evening.  It is my honor to be here tonight and it is my pleasure to offer some words of encouragement during this graduation ceremony.  I look forward to seeing some of the teams present their ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at Entrepreneurship Event

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  Minister of Education Adrian Curaj, Minister of Labor Dragos Pislaru, it is a pleasure to have you here.  Thank you for attending the U.S. Embassy and TechLounge’s 2016 Entrepreneurship Evening, a celebration of Romanian entrepreneurship and innovation. President Obama believes in the power of entrepreneurship, and we ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Elie Wiesel Institute 10th Anniversary

Bună dimineaţa Daţi-mi voie să le mulţumesc foarte mult lui Alexandru Florian şi Institutului „Elie Wiesel” pentru că mi-au oferit ocazia de a vă vorbi astăzi. I would also like to say hello to my friend, Radu Ioanid, who is joining us from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. And I want to say ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Seminar on Computer Crimes Against Children

Inspector General Tobă / Deputy Inspector General Spiridon, Colleagues from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Romanian National Police, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m honored to be with you this morning and welcome you to a specialized training program designed to improve investigative skills and raise awareness about the various cyber threats ...
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Romanian And American Volunteers Clean Up Beach In Mamaia

Around 300 volunteers took part in a beach clean-up in Mamaia. The event was organized in observation of the International Coastal Cleanup Day by the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest in partnership with the Navy League of the United States – Romania Council. International Coastal Cleanup Day, held annually on 19 September, raises awareness of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Regional Conference on Counter Terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of Justice hosted a three-day regional conference Best Practices to Address the Eastern Mediterranean Terrorism & Foreign Terrorist Fighter Threat in Bucharest from September 15-17. Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Dean Thompson and Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu opened the event which was held in Bucharest. The conference featured judges, prosecutors, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at the August Entrepreneur of the Month Event

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests, thank you for joining us here today as we announce the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month for August 2015. I would like to thank both Modpack System for opening their fine facilities, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at Expert Forum Seminar “How Are We Fighting For The Rule Of Law In The Region?”

Good afternoon and thank you to Expert Forum for inviting me here today. It’s an honor to be speaking, along with these distinguished Ambassadors, to the very people who are transforming judicial and law enforcement systems in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It’s been 25 years since the fall of the iron curtain and rise of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at the Conference on the Strategic Partnership in Education and Economics

Thank you very much for your kind welcome and this excellent opportunity to address key members of our government in both the executive and legislative branches. There will be many topics under discussion today, among which is the critical issue of how our countries can strengthen economic ties under the auspices of our bilateral strategic ...
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