All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise. Remember to bring your ID with you. Members of the media are welcome to attend public events at the American Center. However, if you intend to being in still or video cameras, please contact the Media Team at least 24 hours in advance so we can determine whether the speaker is comfortable and, if so, request security access for your equipment. Please note that not all speakers will want to be filmed and interviewed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
|Jan. 5, 10:00 – 11:00||AC Students News||AC Interns|
|Jan. 6, 2:00 – 3:00||What a Photograph Can Tell You||Geoffrey Hiller, Fulbright Specialist|
|Jan. 7, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 9: The Art of Negotiation – Facilitated Discussion #1. Register at https://goo.gl/GTyLVd||Nikki Nguyen|
|Jan. 8, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Jan. 8, 2:00 – 3:00||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Jan. 8, 3:00 – 4:30||Artist Talk: Really Queer or Queerly Real||Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Artist|
|Jan. 12, 2:00 – 3:30||How to Speak so that People Want to Listen||Bui Phuong Anh, EducationUSA Advisor|
|Jan. 12, 3:30 – 4:30||Consider a Career: Nuclear Inspection||Michael Farnitano|
|Jan. 13, 9:00 – 11:00||State of the Union Address Watch Party||U.S. Embassy Officers|
|Jan. 13, 11:15 – 12:15||Juggling Between Teaching, Performing and Family Life and a Concert of Contemporary Music||Music and Theater Arts Professors, Indiana State University|
|Jan. 13, 2:00 – 3:00||Meet and Chat with an American Author||Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Jan. 14, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 9: The Art of Negotiation – Facilitated Discussion #2. Register at https://goo.gl/GTyLVd||Nikki Nguyen|
|Jan. 15, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Jan. 19, 2:00 – 3:00||Debate Club: “Charter school is better than public school”||AC Interns|
|Jan. 19, 3:00 – 4:30||Journalists’ Views on Vietnam’s COP-21 Commitments: Experiences and Hopes||Guest Speakers|
|Jan. 19, 3:00 – 4:30||How to Integrate Sustainable Agriculture into Your Classroom?||Mandala Jason, YSEALI Fellow|
|Jan. 20, 2:00 – 3:00||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Jan. 20, 3:00 – 4:30||Perfect Spy X6: Journey from Book to the Making of a Dramatic Television Series||Larry Berman, Georgia State University, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis|
|Jan. 21, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 9: The Art of Negotiation – Facilitated Discussion #3. Register at https://goo.gl/GTyLVd||Nikki Nguyen|
|Jan. 22, 9:00 – 10:00||English Club and Resources for Your Future||American Center, EducationUSA Advisor, and Educational Exchange Programs|
|Jan. 22, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Bui Phuong Anh, EducationUSA Advisor|
|Jan. 22, 8:30 – 11:30 & 1:00 – 3:30||TET Gift Blood Drive 2016
Sign-up at https://goo.gl/C8QVMB by January 21st.
|U.S. Embassy and Vietnam National Institute of Hematology – Blood Transfusion|
|Jan. 25, 3:00 – 4:30||Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.||Sarah Bates and Thai Van Nguyen, YSEALI Fellows|
|Jan. 26, 10:00 – 11:00||AC Students News||AC Interns|
|Jan. 26, 3:30 – 4:30||From Idea to Book||Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Jan. 26, 2:00 – 3:00||English Pronunciation Workshop – Consonant Clusters in English||Eric Wenninger, English Language Fellow|
|Jan. 27, 2:30 – 4:00||How to Use Dance Therapy to Treat Autism and People with Special Needs
|Bui Tuyet Minh, Fulbright Alumnae|
|Jan. 28, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 9: The Art of Negotiation – Facilitated Discussion #4 (final). Register at https://goo.gl/GTyLVd||Nikki Nguyen|
Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Call it a conversation, or any one of this word’s synonyms – chat, colloquy, converse, dialog, discussion, etc. – this is an hour of informal talk and your opportunity to improve your English speaking and listening skills. An American host of the hour will introduce a topic and guide you through discussion around it. Come to chat and learn. Bring your friends and make even more friends!
American English Club
American Center Interns
Come join our American English Club to improve your English speaking skills and enhance your English vocabularies on variety of topics. This club is also a good chance for you to meet new friends and enjoy lot of fun games, discussions and activities.
AC Student News
American Center Interns
Adapted from the CNN Student News, this program encouraged participants to reflect on and discuss international issues, while using opportunity to sharpen English language skills, especially listening and speaking.
American Center Interns
The goal of the American Center’s Debate Club is to create friendly environment where anyone can express and freely debate their ideas on interesting current topics. So if you like to analyze facts, communicates openly, or just interested in debate please make your way to the AC to join our club.
Introduction to eLibraryUSA
Fridays, 11:00 – 11:30 am
eLibraryUSA is an online library with free access to 30+ up-to-date databases including researches, journals, books, articles, encyclopedias, films, photographs, magazines, topics and references for students, teachers, youth, businessmen and kids. Please come join in our orientation session to learn more about a plentiful and helpful resource of information, then you can register to get your own login account to access to eLibraryUSA from any Internet connection.
What a Photograph Can Tell You
January 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Geoffrey Hiller, Fulbright Specialist
Award-winning photographer Geoffrey Hiller is currently in Hanoi on a Fulbright fellowship. He has been a documentary photographer for over 30 years. He will present some of his work, including from Vietnam, share his experiences and discuss documentary photography.
Artist Talk: Really Queer or Queerly Real
January 8, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Artist
In this artist talk, Erin O’Brien will share her approach to art making and some examples of her artistic practice. Her work, while based in performance, is predominantly conceptual and experiential. Using food, humor, narrative and conceptual structures, O’Brien develops work that is invested in collective engagement, to further social justice and cultural understanding. For this talk she will highlight Queer identity and try to answer what’s Really Queer or Queerly Real about her work.
How to Speak so that People Want to Listen
January 12, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Bui Phuong Anh, EducationUSA Advisor
The human voice, one of the most romantic and beautiful instruments that we play, is a powerful tool. It could just capture the audience or even make people fall in love. However, there are a lots of people who have experienced that when they speak, people just don’t want to listen. Why is that? How can we speak powerfully to make change in the world? Please join us in this session to find out the tips for remarkable public speaking.
Consider a Career: Nuclear Inspection
January 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
What is the International Atomic Energy Agency? What does a Nuclear Safeguards Inspector do? How does one become an Inspector for the IAEA? Join our program to get answers and discuss ideas on emerging opportunities for Vietnamese in the Nuclear Field.
State of the Union Address Watch Party
January 13, 9:00 – 11:00 am
U.S. Embassy officers
President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 13, 9:00am Hanoi time (Jan 12, 9pm ET). The American Center will be live streaming the address. Come join us for the “watch party” and let’s talk about the President, address, politics in the U.S., upcoming elections, and more afterwards.
Juggling between Teaching, Performing and Family Life –
Followed by a concert of contemporary music for saxophone and cello by the Bro/Fowler Duo
January 13, 11:15 – 12:15 noon
Music and Theater Arts Professors, Indiana State University
Please join four Music and Theater Arts faculty from Indiana State University as they discuss the challenges and joys of balancing their teaching, professional musician, acting, and directing careers, along with their personal lives, followed by a concert of contemporary music for saxophone and cello by the Bro/Fowler Duo.
Journalists’ Views on Vietnam’s COP-21 Commitments: Experiences and Hopes
January 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Come join three Vietnamese journalists for a panel discussion “Journalists’ Views on Vietnam’s COP-21 Commitments: Experiences and Hopes.” As senior journalists covering environment related issues, the three journalists — Ms. Bui Bich Ngoc from VTV4; Ms. Phan Viet Anh from VN Express; and Mr. Lai Trong Tinh from VTC14 — will share their experience and views on climate change, a global issue of immediate concern. U.S. Embassy’s Officer Ms. Ali Davis will join the program in the Q&A session.
How to Integrate Sustainable Agriculture into Your Classroom
January 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Jason Mandala, YSEALI Fellows
The presentation will discuss a variety of effective ways to integrate sustainable agriculture education into existing curriculum at schools. This includes educational farm field trips, establishing and using school gardens as outdoor learning centers, and bringing food and nutrition education into the classroom.
The 5th U.S. Embassy Hanoi Blood Drive – TET Gift Blood Drive 2016
Time: January 22, 8:30 – 11:30 & 1:00 – 3:30
Venue: Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor Rose Garden Building, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi
Sign-up deadline: 08 a.m. January 21st, 2016
The Health Unit – U.S. Embassy Hanoi is working with The National Institute of Hematology – Blood Transfusion to organize the TET GIFT BLOOD DRIVE 2016. Donated blood is used to save lives. Many local hospitals receive the blood and use it to save lives of trauma victims, surgical patients, and patients with life-threatening blood diseases. The Blood Bank typically experiences a shortage of blood and blood products before and after the TET Holidays due to the shortage of blood donors whereas their patients can’t wait. PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY; GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE.
Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.
January 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Sarah Bates and Thai Van Nguyen, YSEALI Fellows
Over the past century, conservationists in the United States have achieved substantial success in recovering wildlife populations that were nearly extinguished from unregulated market hunting. This presentation will provide a brief history of U.S. wildlife conservation, the role played by nongovernmental organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, and observations about how the U.S. approach compares with wildlife protection efforts in Vietnam. The speakers are both participants in the U.S. State Department’s YSEALI professional fellows exchange managed by the University of Montana Mansfield Center.
English Pronunciation Workshop – Consonant Clusters in English
January 26, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Eric Wenninger, English Language Fellow
Do you want to improve your English pronunciation? Come to this workshop to learn about consonant clusters in English and strategies you can use to help you speak more clearly.
A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to People with Autism and Special Needs
January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Bui Tuyet Minh, Fulbright Alumnae, M.S. in Dance/ Movement Therapy
Children with autism are described as living in their own world,for they often shun social contact. The classification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a sickness, disease, or just a different way of being is still in question. Based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), poor social communication and restricted patterns of behavior and interests are two main diagnostics of ASD (DSM-5, 2013, p.50).
The workshop integrates the knowledge of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and the research of children with autism at Heartsong organization where I have been working as a Dance/ Movement Therapy intern. The workshop provides a brief overview of the research and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and how developmental and clinical perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) approach can bring benefit the clients.
From Idea to Book
January 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Alexander Yates, Novelist
American author Alexander Yates will present his newest novel, The Winter Place. He will also lead a discussion about how writers go from an initial idea to a finished, published book. Anyone interested in writing, publishing, or the creative process is encouraged to attend!