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)|
|Dec. 1, 4:00 – 5:00||PEPFAR in Vietnam: 10 Years of Partnership||Christopher Detwiler, Vietnam PEPFAR Country Coordinator, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Dec. 2, 3:30 – 4:30||60 Minutes with the Press Officer||Lisa Bess Wishman|
|Dec. 3, 9:45 – 10:30||International Day of Persons with Disabilities||Cece Bell, Author|
|Dec. 3, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 8: Applying to U.S. Universities – Facilitated Discussion # 3||Nguyen Thanh Phuong, VEF|
|Dec. 4, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Dec. 8, 2:30 – 3:00||Introduction to eLibraryUSA||American Center|
|Dec. 8, 3:00 – 4:00||Presentation Tips for Public Speaking||Nick Thorpe, Policy Researcher, PanNature|
|Dec. 9, 2:00 – 3:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Dec. 9, 3:30 – 4:30||Small Steps to Giant Leaps: NASA Activities in Earth Sscience, Space Science and the Human Exploration of Space||Christopher Blackerby, NASA Asia Representative|
|Dec. 11, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Dec. 14, 2:00 – 3:30||Interviewing Skills||Emma Swift, ETA|
|Dec. 14, 3:30 – 4:30||Climate Change: Lessons Learned in the U.S.||Bui Bich Ngoc, Reporter/ Editor, Vietnam International Television, VTV4|
|Dec. 15, 3:00 – 4:30||Public Demonstrations: U.S. Law and International Best Practices||Anna Conley, Adjunct Professor, University of Montana School of Law|
|Dec. 16, 3:00 – 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Dec. 17, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 8: Applying to U.S. Universities – Facilitated Discussion #3||Nguyen Thanh Phuong, VEF|
|Dec. 17, 5:30 – 7:30||Documentary Film Screening and Discussion||American Center|
|Dec. 18, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Dec. 22, 3:00 – 4:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Dec. 23, 3:00 – 4:00||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Dec. 23, 4:00 – 5:00||Adolescent Health and Wellbeing||Colette Auerswald MD, MS|
|Dec. 24, 10:00 – 11:30||MOOC 8: Applying to U.S. Universities – Facilitated Discussion #4||Nguyen Thanh Phuong, VEF|
|Dec. 29, 3:00 – 4:30||Climate Change and Agriculture: Adaptation and Mitigation||Kate Tully, University of Maryland|
|Dec. 30, 2:00 – 3:00||American English Club||AC Interns|
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!
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.
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.
Join us in commemorating the World AIDS Day with this speaker program. United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Vietnam Country Coordinator Chris Detwiler will share successes of the ten years of collaboration, challenges on the way, and will discuss the future plans looking ahead to 2016.
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.
To honor the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are hosting a webchat at the American Center with Cece Bell, author and New York Times Best Seller of the children’s book “El Deafo.” Cece Bell’s book is a loose biographical account of her childhood, chronicling her hearing loss at a young age and living with her deafness. She uses the power of her hearing aid to be “El Deafo – Listener for All” to carve out for herself a place in the world and find real friendships. Ms. Bell will share her personal story, discuss the significance of her book, and highlight the importance of encouraging a better understanding of people and improving the lives of disabled people.
Public speaking is often cited as people’s number one fear. However, with enough practice and knowledge of presentation tips, public speaking can become second nature. Join us for a workshop on public speaking and on improving your presentation skills!
Join our exciting “spaceial” program to learn about NASA activities related to Earth science, human space exploration and space science. Chris will also discuss the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program – a worldwide hands-on science and education program promoting the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.
eLibrary-USA 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.
Come join us for a screening of Last Days in Vietnam, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the United States in 2015 in the Documentary category, followed by a discussion on the power of documentary filmmaking, storytelling in historical analysis. You will also have the opportunity to meet two Americans with first-hand experience of the events in the film as well as Saigon during that period.
Agriculture plays a crucial role in climate change and is at the forefront of the recent COP21 talks in Paris, France. Come learn more about the climate system, the role of agriculture in climate change, and what are our strategies for adapting to and mitigating climate change in agricultural systems.