Upcoming Events for the Public at the American Center Hanoi

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.

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!

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.***


June 5, 16:00 – 18:00 Independent living for people with disabilities Bronwyn Troutman
June 6, 17:00 – 18:30 Leadership Training Series #6: Effective Planning: A 7-Step Formula Hoang Ngoc Bich
June 6, 17:00 – 18:30 MOOC 44: Marketing in a Digital World #3 Nikki Nguyen
June 10, 15:30 – 16:30 Revealing the Benefits of Space through Exploration Charles Bolden
June 13, 17:00 – 18:30 MOOC 44: Marketing in a Digital World #4 Nikki Nguyen
June 14, 14:30 – 16:00 Debate: Should motorbikes be banned in Vietnam? (PDF-6MB) AC Interns
June 14, 16:30 – 18:30 How to help your child at home with reading and writing? Hong Dinh
June 17 to June 21, 13:30 – 16:30 Coding Camp: Programming with Pharo (register here https://bit.ly/2WeWjb2) USTH Fablab students
June 17, 16:30 – 18:30 How to help your child to become problem solver? Hong Dinh
June 18, 17:00 – 18:30 Leadership Training Series #7: Managing Strategy Change Hoang Ngoc Bich
June 26, 14:30 – 16:00 Debate club: Should there be one a global language? AC Interns
June 27, 15:00 – 16:30 How to write a competitive grant proposal: learn from the experts! (Register here http://bit.ly/HNgrantproposalwriting )
Guest speakers
June 28, 17:00 – 18:30 Working Together to Save the Mekong U.S. Embassy
July 2, 17:00 – 18:30 Leadership Training Series #8: How to Improve
Workplace Performance
Hoang Ngoc Bich
Thursday 27/6, 11/7, 18/7 and 25/7 from 17:00 to 18:30 MOOC: English for Media Literacy (PDF-2MB)
Nikki Nguyen


Community Living Specialist, Summit Independent Living

Please come join our visiting U.S. expert Ms. Bronwyn Troutman on a session about independent living for people with disabilities. Ms. Troutman will introduce the independent living philosophy and the assistive technology act programs. There will also be a discussion on future collaboration around the courses “Living Well with a Disability” and “CommunityLiving Skills”. Participants will walk away with ideas on partnerships between universities and community organizations that benefit people with disabilities.

Revealing the Benefits of Space through Exploration

Do you ever dream of traveling to space? Come meet American Astronaut Charles Bolden, Jr.! He traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. In total, he was in space for more than 28 days. More recently, he was the head of America’s space agency, NASA. Come meet him personally at the American Center Hanoi on June 10 at 3:30 p.m. to learn more about his adventure, his vision for the future, and how the United States and Vietnam can be partners in space.

How to help your child at home with reading and writing?

some questions/topics will be covered are – how reading and writing are taught in America, some effective reading and writing strategies, how American parents help their children with reading and writing, what are Common Core State Standards and how they are applied in the classroom;

How to help your child to become problem solver?

Questions/topics to be covered are what is critical thinking, problem-solving as one of 21st century skills, how to train your child to be a problem solve.

Working Together to Save the Mekong

As the most downstream country in the Mekong Basin, Vietnam and its Mekong Delta faces a series of untenable risks that threaten the economic and physical viability of Vietnam’s rice bowl. Some of these risks include impacts from upstream dams, unregulated sand-dredging, and climate change impacts. However, Vietnam has an opportunity to smartly engage with its neighbors to promote solar, wind, and biomass investment as well as the smart siting of some less-impactful hydropower projects. Seizing this opportunity could transform Vietnam into a regional sustainability leader and help the region achieve a low-carbon, low-cost energy transition AND conserve the natural resource base of the Mighty Mekong River. This public panel discussion will demonstrate approaches for smarter basin-wide water-energy planning and incorporating renewables broadly throughout the Mekong Region. Panelists will also highlight the progress of the Mekong Basin Connect program, a collaboration between the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, IUCN, and the Stimson Center.

Dr. To Minh Thu, Director of the Center for Security and Development at the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.
Jake Brunner, Head IUCN IndoBurma Group
Brian Eyler, Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program Director and author of the Last Days of the Mighty Mekong
ason McInerney, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer, US Embassy Vietnam