As the year comes to a close, all of us at the Embassy of Liechtenstein are very thankful for everyone who has supported our mission either directly or just with your continued interest in our country and Liechtenstein-US relations. We wish you all the happiest of holidays and a successful 2018! Click here for some holiday recipes!
On October 25 the Embassy of Liechtenstein, in cooperation the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), held a panel discussion on human trafficking titled “Ending Modern Slavery.” The discussion featured remarks by US Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee who serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
On November 1 Dennis Houston began his post as Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein in Houston, TX. It marks the first time the south-central region of the United States is covered by a Liechtenstein honorary consulate. The consular district of the new consulate will encompass the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world’s leading dental companies, supplying high-quality products to dentists and dental technicians, and a global leader in the manufacturing of ceramic teeth and prostheses. November 20-21 Ambassador Kurt Jaeger visited the North American headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent in Amherst, New York. Ambassador Jaeger was received by the company’s top leadership including CEO Bob Ganley.
On September 18, the think tank Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein launched a roundtable series on security and gender challenges. The Gender, Peace, and Security series provides a forum for bringing together a diverse group of experts and policymakers to advance gender considerations in security policy discussions.
On October 23, Martin Frommelt became the first Liechtenstein artist to display his work at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C. Curator Jonathan Bober was delighted to add Frommelt’s Creation to the NGA’s graphic collection.
After a successful participation in the previous year, the Embassy of Liechtenstein decided to again engage in the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) for the current school year 2017/2018. The EAP is a partnership between DC Public Schools, Washington Performing Arts, embassies and other global entities. Its mission is to expose school children to international perspectives and cross-cultural lessons.
Kaiser’s Chophouse, in Sandy Springs, GA, just north of Atlanta, offers quality cuts of meats, superior ingredients, and a boutique wine and cocktail program. Growing up in Liechtenstein, the restaurant’s chef and co-owner fell in love with cooking in one of Liechtenstein’s most renowned restaurants.
During his soccer career Nicolas Hasler has played for Vaduz, Triesen, Balzers, and Eschen – all of them towns in Liechtenstein. Then he got a call from Toronto FC. One week later he left his home country and has been playing in North America's Major League Soccer (MLS), culminating in the December 9 win of the MLS Cup.
Although little known outside the industry, many of the world’s most spectacular roller coasters are designed and manufactured by a Liechtenstein company. Intamin currently holds the records for the world’s tallest and the world’s fastest coasters.