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Travel to Riga, Latvia


Riga, Latvia
June 2, 2008

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen P. Graffy visited Latvia. Read all about her travels as she gives a further glimpse of what public diplomacy is all about.  State Dept. photos        

Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy meets at the U.S. Embassy with Ambassador Larson, who not only served as an Iowa Senator but also served in Iraq, flying combat as well as spearheading humanitarian missions, June 2, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy meets at the U.S. Embassy with Ambassador Larson, who not only served as an Iowa Senator but also served in Iraq, flying combat as well as spearheading humanitarian missions.

The beautiful Bastejkalns Park is located a short distance from the embassy, June 2, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
The beautiful Bastejkalns Park is located a short distance from the embassy.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy attends roundtable meeting with young media professionals to discuss America's image among young Latvians, June 2, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy attends roundtable meeting with young media professionals to discuss America’s image among young Latvians.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy poses with a Russian-speaking journalist, a TV news reporter, a radio reporter, a young newspaper writer who covers U.S. politics, an intern from the embassy, as well as rock star Aigars Runcis, June 2, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy poses with a Russian-speaking journalist, a TV news reporter, a radio reporter, a young newspaper writer who covers U.S. politics, an intern from the embassy, as well as rock star Aigars Runcis.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy meets with Study, Work and Travel Agencies’ representatives, as well as the consul from the embassy to discuss what the impediments are for students interested in coming to the U.S., June 2, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy meets with Study, Work and Travel Agencies’ representatives, as well as the consul from the embassy to discuss what the impediments are for students interested in coming to the U.S.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy visits with the distinguished Director of the Latvian Institute, Ambassador Ojars Kalnins, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy visits with the distinguished Director of the Latvian Institute, Ambassador Ojars Kalnins.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy spends time with three newly-minted Foreign Service officers and an intern, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy spends time with three newly-minted Foreign Service officers and an intern.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy participates in roundtable discussion with Latvian High School Exchange students to hear firsthand about their experiences in the U.S., June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy participates in roundtable discussion with Latvian High School Exchange students to hear firsthand about their experiences in the U.S.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy participates in radio show with two young Latvians who had just returned from studying in the U.S., June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy participates in radio show with two young Latvians who had just returned from studying in the U.S.
College radio station, Radio NABA, interviews Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy and young Latvians about the differences in educational systems and culture, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
College radio station, Radio NABA, interviews Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy and young Latvians about the differences in educational systems and culture.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy reflects on the history of Latvia and its struggles during visit to The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy reflects on the history of Latvia and its struggles during visit to The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy ends her visit to Latvia with dinner with some of the country's eminent cultural leaders to discuss how to increase cultural ties, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy ends her visit to Latvia with dinner with some of the country's eminent cultural leaders to discuss how to increase cultural ties.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy chats with talented Latvian singer, Linda Leen, June 3, 2008. [State Dept. photo]
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy chats with talented Latvian singer, Linda Leen.
     



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