American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) is an independent American non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Czech Republic. AFoCR fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, civic and cultural institutions. Nationwide in scope, AFoCR is the voice of the American constituency that supports close and strong relations with the Czech Republic and its people.
AT&T is bringing it all together for its customers, from revolutionary smartphones to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. For more than a century, AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc. have consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care. Today, its mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else. AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc. are fulfilling this vision by creating new solutions for consumers and businesses and by driving innovation in the communications and entertainment industry.
The Augustinian Convent, dedicated to the Annunciation of the Lord and to the Apostle St. Thomas, was founded in Brno in 1356. Pope Benedict XIV promoted the Convent in 1752 to the rank of Abbey, which has since been subordinated directly to the General Prior of the Order. Hence, the Abbey in Brno forms an integral part of the St. Augustine Order and is governed by its constitutions and statues. The Augustinian Order has a long tradition of learning and education in the fields of arts and sciences. Gregor Mendel was the Abbot of the Order in the years 1868-1884 and the Mendel Museum, located in the Abby's premises, is dedicated to his legacy.
Bistro Bohem is Washington, DC’s newest and most lively hangout, which is located in the historic U Street / Shaw Neighborhood, just a mile north of the White House. It is unique to the area, offering flavorful Eastern European cuisine in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere.
The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) constitutes of 54 public research institutions with over 8,000 employees. Its primary mission is to conduct basic research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. This research, whether highly specialized or interdisciplinary in nature, aims to advance developments in scientific knowledge at the international level, while also taking into account the specific needs of both the Czech society and national culture.
The Czech Center New York (CC NY) is a meeting place for Czech and local culture, a place where artists and professionals, Czech and non-Czech alike, can get to know each other and talk about their work, and produce work together, when the chance presents itself. Though of course our focus is on contemporary Czech artists, we are open to any idea that addresses current cultural or social themes, and are committed to the support of new international projects.
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. It is a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of its research, scholarship, faith and service.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.
The village of Hyncice in the region of Silesia in the Czech Republic is the birthplace of the father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. He was born there on a farmstead on July 20, 1822. In 1965, a memorial to this world renowned genius was unveiled in the house of his birth. In 2007, a museum dedicated to Mendel was opened after the reconstruction of the farm. Its purpose is to acquaint visitors with the region and its exhibition focuses on Mendel's life's journey. In addition to touring the museum, guests are welcome to stay in the hostel, which serves as a base for cycling around the picturesque region and is a popular location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Moreover, many seminars and training camps, especially for children and young adults, are held there as well.
Javlin is a premiere provider of data integration software and solutions for mass data processing. The company of over 50 dedicated and very specialized individuals is squarely focused on the business of managing these complex data solutions from small, medium to large. They pride themselves in delivering the best price and performance of any company in the industry. In addition to being a technology solutions provider, Javlin offers both data integration consulting services and custom software development to deliver solutions quickly and affordably to customers of all sizes.
The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
Masaryk University in Brno ranks among the most important educational and scientific institutions in the Czech Republic as well as the recognized universities of Central Europe. Masaryk University has long been placed in the world's best universities' rankings, QS TopUniversities. Since its establishment in 1919, it has continued to grow and now consists of nine faculties with more than 300 branches and collaborates with leading scientific institutions.
The Mendel Museum of Masaryk University promotes the heritage of Gregor Johann Mendel, directly in the original premises of the Augustinian Abbey in Brno, Czech Republic. For almost 42 years on this property, the posthumously recognized father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, lived and conducted his universally renowned scientific experiments, mostly with peas.
The museum’s current exhibition, Gregor Johann Mendel - the Story of a Humble Genius, presents him as a brilliant scientist as well as the man he was. The exhibit also explores Mendel´s range of knowledge in the fields of meteorology, beekeeping, and plant bree
In 1923, the Czechoslovak government decided that Czernin Palace would be alloted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of which were dispersed in several places in Prague. State rooms of Czernin Palace host many significant negotiations, and serve for the purposes of multiple conferences and sessions. It is not by accident that it was here where the Warsaw Treaty was dissolved at the beginning of 1990s.
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The National Film Archive (NFA) is one of the ten oldest film archives in the world. The NFA's function is collection, preservation, scientific processing, and using of audiovisual archival materials which document national film production, genesis and development of film art, life of the Czech nation and important world events. At present, the NFA takes care of more tha 150 million film meters, 600 thousand photographs, 30 thousand posters, and 100 thousand advert materials.
The Avalon Theatre has been a cornerstone of northwest Washington DC since the theater opened in February 1923. In April 2003, the Avalon became a nonprofit theater operated by The Avalon Theatre Project. As an independent, nonprofit theater, the Avalon offers exciting and diverse programming that includes outstanding first-run commercial films, independent and foreign films, documentaries, film festivals, and special programs for families and seniors. The Avalon Café opened in April 2009 in one of the theater’s retail spaces and will enhance the movie-going experience with outstanding food and beverages.
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. The Garden informs visitors about the importance and fundamental value and diversity of plants, as well as their aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological significance. With over a million visitors annually, the USBG strives to demonstrate and promote sustainable practices. The U.S. Botanic Garden is a living plant museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. www.USBG.gov
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. It operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc.
Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va., Volkswagen Group of America brings vehicles to the U.S. that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and eco-conscious automobiles that are competitive and set world standards in their respective classes. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a 1,000-strong dealer network.