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Watercolor, Courtesy of the Engravings Collection, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

    Kindred Nations

    The Kindred Nations exhibit tells the story of the long and rich U.S.-India relationship across two centuries through historical images of remarkable people & experiences. It will be open from July 10 to Aug 6 at Lalit Kala Akademi and DakshinaChitra.

  • Consulate Joins Chennai’s LGBT Rainbow Pride March

    Consulate Joins Chennai’s LGBT Rainbow Pride March

    Consul General Phillip Min and U.S. and local staff joined the Chennai Rainbow Pride march Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Chennai in support of LGBT Rights. Great city, great cooperation, great parade -- all for a great cause!

  • Consul General Min Attends Chennai Iftar

    Consul General Min Attends Chennai Iftar

    “Ramadan is a time we're reminded of our oneness, and not of our differences.” Consul General Min & his wife Eun Young Lee joined Dr. Ameen for an Iftar in Chennai at the Government Madrasa E-Azam Mosque & Home for Poor Boys on June 27, 2015.

  • U.S. and In0dia Commit to a Future of Expanded Health Collaboration

    U.S. and India Commit to a Future of Expanded Health

    “The MOUs reflect the breadth and depth of our partnership, and the vast opportunities open to us when we formally join our institutions, our experts, our experience.” - Ambassador Richard R. Verma

  • U.S. Consulate Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month June 2015 (State Dept.)

    U.S. Consulate Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

    Consul General Phillip Min hosted a conversation with first and second generation immigrant U.S. diplomats that focused on multiculturalism, assimilation & hard work. Great audience dialogue helped make this an engaging event for everyone!

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  • U.S. Consulate Celebrates International Yoga Day
    U.S. Consulate Celebrates International Yoga Day

    Consul General Min and is excited to promote the United Nations first International Day of Yoga on June 21. Many U.S. and local staff practice yoga and our celebration includes urban yoga, a Facebook yoga chat and celebrations throughout South India.  

  • Chennai Business School Students Visit Consulate (State Dept.)
    Chennai Business School Students Visit Consulate

    U.S. Commercial Service hosted Chennai Business School students and gave them an overview of their U.S. & India business services. Students loved hearing about Commercial Officer John Fleming’s personal int'l business & diplomacy experiences. 

  • Poems for the Planet - Poetry event at the American Library, June 5, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Consulate Hosts Poems for the Planet

    Five local poets shared their poems on sustainability, development and nature for #WorldEnvironmentDay. PAO Ariel Pollock welcomed them, and a full-house audience, to celebrate how the arts and environment can work together for change. Audience members read their own eco-verses as part of our Open Mic session. 

  • All-India Student Visa Day Popular With Students
    All-India Student Visa Day Popular With Students

    Mission India welcomed over 4000 Indian students intending to study in the United States. In Chennai, EducationUSA and lots of student activities made the day fun and educational! 

  • IO Emily Fertik introducing the panels to the audience. (State Dept.)
    Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

    Panelists Suresh, Sam and Kirthi engrossing conversation touched on all relevant issues of the challenges faced by the activists and citizens to inform and engage the world with regard to safe-guarding the freedom of expression and human rights.  More »

  • Consul General Phillip Min welcomed Japanese Ikebana artists (State Dept.)
    Chennai Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

    Consul General Phillip Min welcomed Japanese Ikebana artists to a full house at the American Library for our Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration. In addition to demonstrations, the audience was treated to hands-on flower arranging demonstrations.  

  • Consul General Phillip Min helped dispose of electronic waste at the first Earth Day Consulate event, April 18, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Earth Day E-waste Collection Kick-off

    Consul General Phillip Min helped dispose of electronic waste at the first Earth Day Consulate event. Our ‘Green Team’ collaborated with local NGOs to dispose of e-waste at work and in the Consulate community. More #EarthDay initiatives to follow!  

  • Consul General Phillip Min officially opened the newly renovated American Library, April 7, 2015. (State Dept.)
    American Library Open for Business!

    Consul General Phillip Min officially opened the newly renovated American Library, hosting and answering questions from over 20 South India media outlets about our new services. We encourage people to Rediscover the new American Library and see how we’ve changed!  Video »

  • Ambassador Verma at Mysuru Palace, April 1, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Verma Discovers Mysuru

    ‘Cultural heritage is shared humanity,’ Ambassador Richard Verma, at the inauguration of Oriental Research Institute’s treasured renovated building in Mysuru. 

  • PAO Ariel Pollock at Selma Movie screening at Sathyam in Chennai, March 27, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Selma Movie Rocks Chennai

    Consul General Phillip Min, along with SPI Sathyam Cinemas & Paramount Pictures hosted the India premiere of award-winning film Selma in Chennai on March 27, 2015. Distinguished guests from the many sectors attended the film and red carpet reception. 

  • Human trafficking  advocate and social worker Tiffany Williams in Chennai, March 24, 2015 (State Dept.)
    #Humantrafficking Victim Services in Chennai

    Human trafficking advocate and social worker Tiffany Williams visited all-women police stations, NGOs & activists in Chennai and was especially impressed with rehabilitation programs for trafficking victims. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min and former National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan with the newly released CPPR publication, “Energy Security Challenges-Non-Traditional Security Planning in India. (State Dept.)
    US Rebalance Complements India’s Asia Policy

    The U.S. rebalance to Asia and India’s Act East policy are complementary approaches based on our shared democratic values and respect for the stability and prosperity, U.S. Consul General Phillip Min said at Kochi ‘U.S. Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region’ conference.  

  • PAO Ariel Pollock at M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, Feb 26, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Film Festival Honors Black History Month

    PAO Ariel Pollock and several Consulate Officers hosted a #BlackHistoryMonth Film Festival at M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women. Students loved the event and found the films and discussions educational and engaging! 

  • Aero India 2015
    United States Joins Aero India 2015

    Ambassador Verma opened the U.S. pavilion at Aero India 2015 on February 18, calling it the best of U.S. aviation and defense technology. Aero India showcases an impressive array of U.S. military ware and vendors.  

  • Ambassador Rich Verma Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Feb 19, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai

    Ambassador Rich Verma made a brief visit to Chennai after #AeroIndia2015. U.S. and local employees gave him a traditional Indian welcome and tour of the Consulate. 

  • U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min at TechCamp Chennai, Feb 6, 2015 (State Dept.)
    CG Motivates NGOs at TechCamp Chennai

    U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min gave an inspirational speech to 80 non-governmental organization attendees at TechCamp Chennai, saying “As internet penetration increases everywhere, more and more people have new ways of interacting, or simply making their voices heard.”   Photos »

  • Visa Officer Harvey at Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus, Feb 5, 2015. (State Dept.)
    Consular & EducationUSA outreach in Tamil Nadu

    Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus students were very interested in learning about the student visa interview process & how to apply to U.S. universities. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min at ‘Bhavan’s Naatya Utsav’ inaugural at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai, December 13, 2014 (State Dept.)
    It’s a Merry Marghazhi for Consul General Min

    Consul General Phillip Min is staying busy with Marghazhi events. He served as Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Chief Guest and presented a Lifetime Achievement award to dancer Alarmel Valli, and also inaugurated the Hamsadwani NRI musicians and dancers festival. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial (State Dept.)
    Inaugural Trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial to learn about India’s freedom struggle. Visits with business industry leaders, local secondary students and the Port Blair solar power plant rounded out his trip. 

Holiday Notice

  • The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, American Library and EducationUSA office will be closed Friday July 3, 2015 & Saturday July 4, 2015 in honor of America’s Independence Day. We will open again Monday July 6, 2015.

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