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)|
|Nov. 2, 3:00 – 4:30||Environment, Ocean and You||Olivia Ries and Carter Ries, One More Generation|
|Nov. 4, 3:30 – 4:30||60 Minutes with Press Officer||Lisa Bess Wishman, U.S. Embassy|
|Nov. 5, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Austin Klemmer, U.S. Embassy|
|Nov. 5, 11:00 – 12:00||Creating Your Social Media Platforms to Promote Wildlife Conservation — Practical Workshop||Nadav Ossendryver, Founder of the “Latest Sightings“|
|Nov. 6, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Nov. 6, 2:00 – 3:30||American English Club||American Center|
|Nov. 6, 3:30 – 4:30||Using Social Media to Save the Planet’s Wildlife||Nadav Ossendryver, Founder of the “Latest Sightings“|
|Nov. 9, 3:00 – 4:30||Pronunciation Workshop||Eric Wenninger, English Language Fellow|
|Nov. 10, 3:00 – 4:30||Debate Club||American Center|
|Nov. 13, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Nov. 13, 11:00 – 12:15||Your Personal Brand and Your Future||Chaz Seale|
|Nov. 13, 3:00 – 4:00||Thanksgiving 101||Emma Hurt, Freelance Journalist|
|Nov. 16, 3:00 – 4:00||MOOC 6 (PDF 507 KB) Graduation & MOOC 8: Applying to U.S. Universities (PDF 529 KB) Information Session||American Center|
|Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:00||College Application Essay Writing||Emma Hurt, Freelance Journalist|
|Nov. 17, 3:00 – 4:30||Celebrate Entrepreneurship||Michael Trueblood, Steve Landman, Đặng Hồng Quang, Lê Quốc Việt, Tran Thi Thuy Trang|
|Nov. 18, 2:00 – 5:00||International Education Week: U.S. – Vietnam Joint Programs Mini Fair and Speech Contest
Register at: https://goo.gl/nBQru6
|EducationUSA Adviser and American Center|
|Nov. 19, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 8: Applying to U.S. Universities (PDF 529 KB) — Facilitated Discussion # 1||Nguyen Thanh Phuong, VEF|
|Nov. 20, 3:00 – 4:30||YSEALI Town Hall – Watch Party||American Center|
|Nov. 23, 10:30 – 12:00||Pitching and Fund-Raising Skills||Đỗ Tuấn Anh – CEO, Appota|
|Nov. 23, 2:00 – 3:30||Vaccine Development for a Crisis
& Why Can’t We Cure HIV
|Daniel Douek, M.D., Ph.D., Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA; Timothy Schacker, M.D., Director of the Infectious Disease Clinic, University of Minnesota|
|Nov. 23, 3:30 – 4:30||TPP and the Future of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific||Kurt Tong, U.S. Department of State|
|Nov. 24, 2:00 – 3:30||Tips for Interview Success||Fulbright Program Officials and Fulbrighters|
|Nov. 25, 2:00 – 3:00||American English Club||American Center|
|Nov. 27, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Nov. 27, 10:00 – 12:00||Panel Discussion: Women and Social Entrepreneurship||Tang Duyen Hong, Founder, Marine Gifts Social Enterprise|
|Nov. 27, 3:00 – 4:30||Debate Club||American Center|
|Nov. 27, 3:00 – 5:00||Panel Discussion: Startup in STEM Fields||Pham Hung, Founder and CEO, TechElite; Dang Hong Hanh, Eisenhower Alumna, Co-founder and CEO at VNEEC|
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.
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.
Creating Your Social Media Platforms to Promote Wildlife Conservation — Practical Workshop
November 5, 11:00 – 12:00 noon
Nadav Ossendryver, Founder of the “Latest Sightings“
This hands-on workshop will provide practical steps for developing powerful social media tools on Facebook, Tweeter, YouTube that help promote and advance the efforts for protection of world’s wildlife. Nadav developed the “Latest Sightings” app which lets users share incredible video content through the Latest Sightings YouTube channel that quickly become one of the top ten most viewed channels in South Africa. Come to take part in this workshop and learn how to develop your own tool to join the global effort to save the planet’s wildlife. Make sure you join us for WildFest at the Hanoi Citadel on Sunday, November 8. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the program starts at 6:00 p.m. To register for free tickets, visit www.wildfest.org.
Please come join our program with Nadav Ossendryver, Founder of the “Latest Sightings”. You will understand more how to use social media tools on Facebook, Tweeter, YouTube to help promote and advance the efforts for protection of world’s wildlife. His app “Latest Sightings” which lets users share incredible video content through the Latest Sightings YouTube channel that quickly become one of the top ten most viewed channels in South Africa.
Come to take part in this interesting presentation and share your thoughts how to join the global effort to save the planet’s wildlife. Don’t forget to join us for WildFest at the Hanoi Citadel on Sunday, November 8. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the program starts at 6:00 p.m if you got your tickets.
Do you want to improve your English pronunciation? Understanding the voice quality settings of English can help. Come to this workshop to learn about voice quality settings and how to speak more clearly.
Blurb: Mr. Chaz Seale is an experienced business leader from North Carolina, USA. He has extensive experience in large public corporations, small entrepreneurial companies and international non-profits. His expertise includes strategic planning, marketing and sales, national and international management, mergers and acquisitions, re-engineering, full financial responsibility, corporate culture, and nearly always, mentoring and team building. He used to be an advisor for a variety of companies, Vice-Chairman of endPoverty.org, SVP Investor and Community Relations and Advisor of IFG Capital. He will bring insights for young students the real meaning, significance of their personal brand, and approaches to build it.
Come learn all about American Thanksgiving. Why does it exist? What does it mean? What happens on this very American holiday?
Most people think the essay is the most difficult part of the college application. If you’d like some advice and ideas from someone who has been through it, please attend!
November 17, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
– Michael Trueblood, Economic Growth Office, USAID/Vietnam
– Steve Landman, CEO of caregointl.com; Founder of Lotus Impact
– Đặng Hồng Quang, Chief Representative, VinaCapital
– Lê Quốc Việt, CEO and Founder of MTV Santa Co. Ltd
– Tran Thi Thuy Trang, CEO and Founder of Domino English School, Entrepreneur Incubator Workshops Facilitator
Join us in celebrating the entrepreneurship in this special event. These experts will share with you some insights on entrepreneurship, why and how it is important, what it takes to start a business, and what fundamental traits it takes to be a good businessperson. Join them in discussion and ask questions on risks and failures, on what are investors looking for in start-ups, what their own experiences have been, and share your ideas about that brilliant opportunity you’ve been thinking about. This may be an hour that will inspire you to get started…
TPP and the Future of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific
November 23, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Kurt Tong, Department of State
Join us for a special program with visiting senior U.S. government official to learn about Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the importance of U.S.-Vietnamese economic ties in the Asia-Pacific region. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Kurt Tong will be talking about TPP and will focus on the geo-economic and strategic importance of the agreement to the United States, Vietnam and the region as a whole.
Come and join our talk show on “Tips For Interview Success” with the Fulbright Scholarship Program on Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 2015 at 14:00. Our speakers include officers from the Fulbright Program, members of the Fulbright interview panels and successful candidates over the years. You will get an insight into what to expect and how to prepare for a Fulbright interview. Please register to attend by filling out this form. Seats are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Don’t miss the chance!
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