All of the below events are open for 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.
***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE. Register here.***
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.
|Date and Time||Program||Speaker / Host(s)|
|Aug. 3, 3:00 – 4:30||American Culture at the Workplace||Navarre Freeman|
|Aug. 4, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 4, 2:00 – 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) (PG-13)||American Center|
|Aug. 5, 2:00 – 3:00||U.S. Supreme Court||Alexis Carter, Navarre Freeman, Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 5, 3:30 – 4:30||60 Minutes with the Press Officer||Lisa Wishman|
|Aug. 6, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Brad Powell|
|Aug. 6, 3:30 – 4:30||MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking (PDF 506 KB)- Facilitated Discussion #5 (last one)||Nikki Nguyen|
|Aug. 6, 4:30 – 5:00||Information Session for MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing (PDF 723 KB) and MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder (PDF 478 KB)||Nikki Nguyen|
|Aug. 11, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 11, 2:00 – 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: Into the Woods (2014) (PG)||American Center|
|Aug. 12, 2:00 – 3:30||MOOC 5 : Work Smarter, Not Harder (PDF 478 KB) – Facilitated Discussion # 1||Navarre Freeman and Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 12, 3:30 – 4:30||Anthropology’s Take on Evidence Based Medicine||Jordan B. Brandt|
|Aug. 13, 2:00 – 3:00||Film Show and Discussion: Why Binh Not Get Married||TPD|
|Aug. 13, 3:30 – 5:00||MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing (PDF 723 KB) – Facilitated Discussion # 1||Nikki Nguyen|
|Aug. 14, 2:00 – 3:30||MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder (PDF 478 KB) – Facilitated Discussion # 2||Navarre Freeman and Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 14, 3:30 – 5:00||Managing Your Career: Technology-Engineering/IT||Nguyen Vu Hung & Nguyen Thai Ha, USG Exchange Program Alumni|
|Aug. 17, 3:00 – 4:00||U.S. Air Force Pilot’s Perspective – A Glimpse into Air Force Academy Admissions and Becoming a Pilot in the U.S. Air Force||Timothy Rolling, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Aug. 18, 2:00 – 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (PG)||American Center|
|Aug. 19, 2:00 – 3:30||MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder (PDF 478 KB) – Facilitated Discussion # 3||Navarre Freeman and Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 19, 3:30 – 5:00||Debate Club||American Center|
|Aug. 20, 3:30 – 5:00||MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing (PDF 723 KB)- Facilitated Discussion # 2||Nikki Nguyen|
|Aug. 21, 10:00 – 11:30||American Comic Book Culture||Susan Tapia|
|Aug. 21, 4:00 – 4:30||MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking (PDF 506 KB) – Graduation Ceremony||Lisa Bess Wishman|
|Aug. 24, 3:00 – 4:30||Opportunity to Practice Listening and Speaking Skills||Fulbright English Teaching Assistants|
|Aug. 25, 2:00 – 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: Selma (2014) (PG-13)||American Center|
|Aug. 27, 2:00 – 3:30||American English Club||American Center|
|Aug. 27, 3:30 – 5:00||MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing (PDF 723 KB) – Facilitated Discussion # 3 (last one)||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.
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.
60 Minutes with the Press Officer
August 5, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Lisa Bess Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer
Would you like to know what’s in the U.S. news? Would you like to chat with the U.S. Embassy’s Press Officer Lisa Bess Wishman? If so, please plan to join her at the American Center on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30. Lisa, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, has served in Tel Aviv, Israel; Ottawa, Canada; and Washington, D.C. After having studied Vietnamese in Hanoi for 11 months, she assumed her position as the Embassy’s press officer in August 2014 and will remain in Vietnam through summer 2016. She looks forward to getting to know you better.
Having just returned from South Africa where she met with Operation Game Change (OGC) rhino partners, Lisa looks forward to sharing some stories and showing cool photos. Join her in this interactive discussion and get involved in saving rhinos and combatting wildlife trafficking.
U.S. Supreme Court
August 5, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Alexis Carter, Navarre Freeman, Susan Tapia
On Thursday August 5th, the American Center will host a presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest the court in the United States. This presentation will provide an overview of the Supreme Court’s history and procedure on how a case gets to the Court for review, as well as a special feature on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Movie Tuesdays @ AC
2:00 -5:00 pm
- August 4, 2015: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) (PG-13)
- August 11, 2015: Into the Woods (2014) (PG)
- August 18, 2015: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (PG)
- August 25, 2015: Selma (2014) (PG-13)
This summer, every Tuesday in July and August you will get to see some of America’s finest blockbusters at the American Center. Variety of genres for all to enjoy, ranging from cartoons to drama. Pick your favorites or come and see them all!
Anthropology’s Take on Evidence Based Medicine
August 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Jordan B. Brandt
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) has allowed for significant improvement in the delivery and outcomes of health care throughout the world. However, is it safe to assume that because a study performed on a medical technique in one area of the world was successful means that this technique may be applied in another part of the world? Jordan Brandt, a Brandeis University student majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy, Biology and Anthropology, will discuss some of the issues surrounding EBM. Drawing mostly on anthropology, this talk will examine the positive and negative components of implementing EBM in new settings, such as Vietnam, and some of the difficulties in ensuring they are executed effectively and with respect to the target population.
U.S. Air Force Pilot’s Perspective – A Glimpse into Air Force Academy Admissions and Becoming a Pilot in the U.S. Air Force
August 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Timothy Rolling, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Ever wonder what it takes to become a pilot in the U.S. Air Force? Join Major Timothy Rolling, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot in the U.S. Air Force, to learn about the difficult admissions standards and rigors of life at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Pilot Training.
American Comic Book Culture
August 21, 10:00 – 11:30 am
An introduction to the birth of comic books in the U.S. and the its ensuing incorporation into the daily lives of many Americans. The discussion will also feature a look into how several famous comic books and superheroes took on important historical and social issues throughout the decades.
Opportunity to Practice Listening and Speaking Skills
August 24, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Fulbright English Teaching Assistants
Excellent English proficiency is one of the most important keys to success. One of the best ways to improve your proficiency is by testing your skills with native English speakers. The American Center is pleased to announce a special two-hour session allowing you the opportunity to interact and practice English listening and speaking skills with 14 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants newly arrived from the U.S. During the session, you will participate in a variety of activities and games to practice and improve your English speaking and listening skills. Register for either the Pre-intermediate or Intermediate class according to your skill level. Sign up today to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!
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