January 2017

Events are open to the public free of charge. Please visit our Eventbrite or Facebook page to view event schedules. If you would like to attend, please arrive on time. For events that require registration in advance, a registration link will be provided in the announcement.

Note: ID card is required for entry.

January 2017

Conversation Hour
Time: Tuesday, January 3, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Montclair University + University of Oklahoma
Come practice your English, learn about what it’s like to live in the U.S and learn about U.S. culture! Join us for enjoyable and an interactive discussion with American students from the University of Oklahoma. Be ready to share your interesting experiences about Vietnam too!

How Vietnamese-American celebrate Tet in the U.S.
Time: Monday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:00pm
POC: Consulate Officers
Are you curious about how Vietnamese-Americans celebrate Tet in the U.S.? Join our interactive and informative session with a fantastic lineup of panelists from different backgrounds. Come have fun and practice your English

The 2017 Presidential Transition
Time: Tuesday, January 10, 2:00 – 4:00pm
POC: Jim Butterfield, Ph.D.,Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Between the election on November 8 and the inauguration of the new president on January 20, there is much work to be done to ensure a smooth transition from the one presidency to the next.  Appointments to the cabinet and other key posts are among the most important tasks, but there is much behind the scenes coordination that also takes place. The transition can be more challenging when the sitting president and the president-elect have different policy positions as is the case in 2017. This presentation will give an overview of the transition process in general and review some of the specific features of the current transition. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Film Screening: Selma
Time: Wednesday, January 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the Martin Luther King Day and enjoy a film screening of the movie Selma, a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for all Americans in 1965.  Bring your friends to enjoy this powerful film and learn about the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in the United States.

Tet Maker
Time: Thursday, January 12, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Do you want to create and bring home cool do-it-yourself Tet gifts? Tet is just around the corner, so come join us for an afternoon of fun and innovative activities, including designing “bao li xi,” making 3D “banh chung,” and enjoying the music and spirit of Tet. Bring your friends!

INFORMATION SESSION: Fulbright scholarship for Master’s study programs
Time: Friday, January 13, 10:0 – 11:30am
Have you heard of the Fulbright Scholarship program? Are you interested in pursuing a master’s degree at a U.S. university fully paid?  The Fulbright program is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs worldwide with the goal of increasing mutual understanding between the American people and people in other countries.  If you would like to learn about the program and how to apply, Fulbright Vietnam will hold an information session in Hochiminh City on January 13, 2017, from 10:00am to 11:30am, at the American Center, 8th fl., Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, District 1, HCMC. Please register to attend at this link:   https://goo.gl/ahzprb