Upcoming Events for the Public at the American Center Hanoi in October 2019

American Center Hanoi’s Events for the Public

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.

All of the below events are open free of charge to the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.

***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE. Register HERE. You can also check out our Facebook page to see event schedule and click “Join” to register with us.***



December 7-13, 2019 Animation Storytelling Workshop: Feature Film Story and Pitch Development (PDF-146KB)
10/2/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 Panel Discussion: Combating Wildlife Trafficking U.S. Embassy
10/3/2019, 15:30 – 17:00 From Strangers to Familiars American Center
10/8/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 Presentation on data mobilization and how authorities can manage the risks of digitalization without hindering innovation Daniel Castro
10/18/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 American English Club: Air Pollution American Center
10/22/2019, 17:00 – 19:00 “Get-in-Tech Series Kick-off: An overview of AI/ML, Mobile Application Development, Data Science,
Modeling and Simulation, and Web Development”
Huynh Le Duy
10/23/2019, 15:30 – 17:00 Debate Club: Should the Government pay for undergraduate education? American Center
10/29/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 From strangers to familiars: Dream and Imagination American Center
10/31/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 Football watch party (PDF-101KB) Quang Than – ESL Teacher
10/31/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 English Speaking Workshop (PDF-95KB) Quang Than – ESL Teacher


Please Note:

  • All visitors to the American Center (AC) in Hanoi must ‎undergo additional security checks of their personal electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, fitness trackers, etc.). These new procedures are being implemented worldwide to enhance the security of U.S. Embassy buildings. Please note that these new security screening requirements, which includes powering on the equipment in front of the guards, will lengthen the ‎wait times for guests entering the AC. Guests should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to an event to ensure they can get through the screening procedures in time. We recommend you consider using the U.S. Embassy’s equipment and leaving your devices at home to shorten the screening time for all guests. In the meantime, if you plan to bring this or other electronic equipment to the AC, please allow more time for these new screening procedures. Thank you for your assistance and patience.
  • In the American Center (AC), we usually record, film and photograph our programs and activities to promote the AC and the work the U.S. Embassy does in Vietnam. We regularly use and post these images on our social media platforms. When participating in American Center programs, you provide your tacit consent for your image to be used in this way. If you prefer that your image not be used for non-commercial publicity reasons, please provide your request in writing to a staff member at the Help Desk. Thank you!

Panel Discussion: Combating Wildlife Trafficking
How serious is the problem of wildlife trafficking in Vietnam and worldwide? How do wildlife crimes affect Vietnam’s biodiversity? What can we all do to stop wildlife crime and protect endangered species?

To learn more and show your support for this important issue, please join the U.S. Embassy for remarks by Ambassador Kritenbrink, South African Ambassador Mpetjane Kgaogelo Lekgoro, and British Deputy Head of Mission Steph Lysaght an expert panel presentation and discussion on: Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

Time & Date: 15:00 – 16:30, October 2, 2019
Venue: The American Center, 170 Ngoc Khanh, Hanoi
Simultaneous English to Vietnamese interpretation is provided
Registration link (free): https://goo.gl/cNznmy

Presentation on data mobilization and how authorities can manage the risks of digitalization without hindering innovation

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Venue: American Center, U.S. Embassy, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi

While technological innovation is transforming the global economy and societies in which we live, it poses security threats and creates management-related challenges. Please join us for a presentation and discussion on data mobilization (moving data into clouds) and how authorities can manage the risks of digitalization without hindering innovation.
Our distinguished speaker is Mr. Daniel Castro, Vice President at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Director of ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation.
Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including privacy, security, intellectual property, Internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. In 2013, Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of the “top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.”
Consecutive English to Vietnamese interpretation will be provided. Open to local media attendance.

American English Club: Air Pollution

American English Club: Air Pollution

Debate Club: Should the Government pay for undergraduate

Debate Club: Should the Government pay for undergraduate education?