Events for the Public
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 email@example.com. 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.
|Mar. 10 – May 7, Tues & Thurs, 1:30 – 3:00||NEW: Gender Equality and Leadership Program||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Jan. 29 - Apr. 28, 2015
||Development Cup: Student Video Contest
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2015
|Mar. 3, 3:00 - 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Mar. 4, 10:00 - 11:30||How to Master IELTS Speaking - Part 3||Dương Hồng Ánh, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi|
|Mar. 4, 3:30 - 4:30||60 minutes with the Press Officer||Lisa Bess Wishman, Press Officer, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 5, 10:00 - 11:00||Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People - Part 5
|Mar. 5, 3:00 - 4:30||Women Leadership: Maximize Your Strength and Be Ready to Lead||Kristine D'Alesandro, U.S. Embassy; Nguyễn Vân Anh, Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents; Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Yến, Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences; Tiffany Murphy, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 6, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Women's Day/Women in Vietnam||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 6, 2:00 - 3:00||U.S. Navy and the Vietnamese Coast Guard Working Together||Navy Special Operations|
|Mar. 6, 3:00 - 4:00||Managing Your Career: Careers in Medicine||David Duong, MPH, Harvard Medical School; Hà Phan Hải An, Hanoi Medical University; Nguyễn Thị Minh Ngọc, USAID/Vietnam’s Office of Health; Bùi Thị Thu Hiền, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|Mar. 10, 1:30 – 3:00||Gender Equality and Leadership||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Mar. 10, 3:00 - 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Mar. 11, 10:00 - 11:00||English Pronunciation Secrets||Brad Powell|
|Mar. 11, 4:00 - 5:00||Approaching Opportunities for Higher Education in the U.S.||David Duong, Harvard Medical School
|Mar. 12, 10:00 - 11:00|| Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People -- part 6
|Mar. 12, 1:30 – 3:00||Gender Equality and Leadership||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Mar. 13, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Gender Roles||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 13, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Should sports competitions offer equal prize value for men and women?"||AC Interns|
|Mar. 17, 1:30 – 3:00||Gender Equality and Leadership||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Mar. 17, 3:00 - 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Mar. 18, 10:00 - 11:00||English Pronunciation Secrets||Brad Powell|
|Mar. 19, 10:00 - 11:00||Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People -- part 7
|Mar. 19, 1:30 – 3:00||Gender Equality and Leadership||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Mar. 19, 3:00 - 4:00||Food and You: You're More Powerful than You Think||Robert Lucius, Asia Pacific Programs, Humane Society International|
|Mar. 20, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Marriage||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 20, 3:00 - 4:00||Managing Your Career: Medicine||Guess Speakers|
|Mar. 24, 1:30 – 3:00||Gender Equality and Leadership||Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker|
|Mar. 24, 3:00 - 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Mar. 25, 10:00 - 11:00||Intonation Secrets||Brad Powell|
|Mar. 26, 10:00 - 11:00|| Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People
|Mar. 27, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: April Fool's Day/Jokes||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Mar. 27, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Mar. 31, 10:00 - 11:00||Intonation Secrets||Brad Powell|
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy
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 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.
March 4, 1:30-3:00 pm
Dương Hồng Ánh - Fulbright Scholar; Lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Welcome to our third part of How to Master IELTS Speaking. English language proficiency ensures that you can study effectively in an English-speaking environment. But before you get there… how to overcome challenges in IELTS Speaking test? How to be confident and fluent in the test? How to express yourself eloquently? How to listen to yourself? Please come to this second session to get answers to these questions and hear tips on how to master the speaking skill in IELTS. After the presentation, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask question and take part in situation practice.
March 5; 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Moderator: Kristine D'Alesandro, Political Analyst, U.S. Embassy
- Nguyễn Vân Anh, Director, the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents
- Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Yến, Vice-Director General, Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences
- Tiffany Murphy, U.S. Embassy
Let these outstanding women wish you happy International Women’s Day! Come to the American Center to hear how they became the leaders they are today. Share your stories, discuss women who have had an impact on your life, and celebrate women everywhere!
March 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Navy Special Operations
Did you know that the U.S. Navy is collaborating with the Vietnamese Coast Guard to assist in protecting Vietnam and the region. Here’s your chance to find out. Join three visiting members of the Navy Special Operations Team to learn more about this new cooperation.
March 6, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- David Duong, MPH, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, Boston, MA
- Hà Phan Hải An, Director, International Cooperation Department, Hanoi Medical University
- Bùi thị Thu Hiền, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Nguyễn Thị Minh Ngọc, HIV/AIDS Care & Treatment Specialist, USAID/Vietnam’s Office of Health
Are you a working person or an undergraduate
student? What are you studying or doing? Do you want to plan for future
jobs? Have you ever
questioned if what you are studying can really help you reach your
dream? What do you need to do in order to manage your career and to be
successful both in work and life?
The “Managing Your Career” series organized by the American Center can help you understand more about your strengths and weaknesses, about job opportunities and trends and about ways to tackle future challenges. Please join us and learn from our guest speakers who are the leaders in their respective fields and who will share their insights, experiences and wisdom. Discussion sessions will be held on the first and third Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m., unless the AC is closed.
March 10 – May 7, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Rachelle Jacobson Le, Guest Speaker
The Gender Equality and Leadership Program is an eight week certification program for emerging leaders, that focuses on developing fundamental leadership skills and the paramount importance of gender equality. The series of seminars and discussions will be held twice per week. The program consist of three parts: open discussion sessions, closed group discussion sessions (limited to program participants - female-only sessions, male-only sessions, and combined sessions), and leadership sessions for program participants. Each participant will be able to join 16 seminars and will receive certificate at the completion of the program (participation in minimum 12 sessions is required).
Please regiter to participate in this program at https://creator.zoho.com/pashanoi/gender-equality-and-leadership#Form:Gender_Equality_and_Leadership. First five sessions are open to everyone, but if you would like to participate in an entire program and receive a certificate, please see more program info and registration details here (PDF-314KB).
Prior to moving to Hanoi, Rachelle Jacobson Le worked for a management consulting and training firm in the U.S. In this work, she helped to design and facilitate meetings, conferences and leadership trainings and developed resources to help individuals perform better in their jobs. Prior to this, she worked for an NGO that helped empower poor women to improve their lives through microfinance. Rachelle has a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in international studies. She enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and has a particular interest in gender equality.
March 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Robert Lucius, Asia Pacific Programs Humane Society International
In this presentation, our guest speaker will discuss relationships among personal food choice, national and global food trends, and their dietary implications for public health, climate change, the environment, animal welfare and global food security. You’ll learn why the food you eat matters in more ways that you realize, and how you can change the world with your chopsticks.
Events in 2014
Events in 2013
- Trace Effects - A collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.