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 take your ID with you.
|Dec. 3, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: "Children"||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Dec. 4, 3:00 - 4:00||Speaker Program: NASA's Current Missions and Future Plans for Earth and Space Exploration||Christopher Blackerby, NASA Asia Representative|
|Dec. 6, 2:00 - 5:00||PEPFAR's Video Contest Award Ceremony (at the American Club, 19 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi)||PEPFAR Vietnam
|Dec. 17, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: "Holidays"||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Dec. 17, 11:00 - 12:00||Spelling Bee: Preliminary Paper Test||The American Center|
|Dec. 17, 2:00 - 3:30||Speaker Program: American Football||Ray Powell, U.S. Embassy|
|Dec. 18, 2:00 - 3:00||Spelling Bee: Round 1||The American Center|
|Dec. 19, 2:00 - 3:00||Conversation Hour: "What is Healthy Music?"||Julian Goetz|
|Dec. 19, 3:00 - 4:30|| Soft Skills: How to Effectively Learn & Be a Better Student
This event is postponed until further notice.
|Michael Marshall, Guest speaker|
|Dec. 20, 2:00 - 3:00||Spelling Bee: Round 2||The American Center|
|Dec. 20, 3:00 - 4:30||CDC in Action: Pandemics and Outbreak Investigations||Jeffrey Partridge, CDC Vietnam|
|Dec. 24, 9:00 - 10:00||Conversation Hour: "Christmas"||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Dec. 24, 10:00 - 12:00||Spelling Bee: Final Round||The American Center|
|Dec. 26, 2:00 - 3:00||Conversation Hour: "What is the Next Big Thing?"||Julian Goetz|
|Dec. 26, 3:00 - 4:00||Soft Skills: "Workplace Communication: Productive Conflict"||Julian Goetz|
|Dec. 31, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: "New Year"||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM with Nicole Bright-Hardee
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Julian Goetz
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!
- December 3 - "Children"
Join us to have a conversation on Children. We will discuss everything from your childhood, your feelings about children, and ideas for raising children.
- December 17 - "Holidays"
Join us this week to discuss holidays celebrated in the United States and Vietnam.
- December 19: "What is Healthy Music?"
- December 24 - "Christmas"Join us this week to learn about how Americans celebrate Christmas and the meaning behind the holiday.
- December 26: "What is the Next Big Thing?"
- December 31 - "New Years"
Join us this week to learn more about American culture regarding New Years Eve and New Years Day.
December 4, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Christopher Blackerby, NASA Asia Representative
Christopher Blackerby, NASA Asia Representative based in U.S. Embassy Tokyo, will present an overview of current NASA research and exploration activities in earth science, space science, human space flight, engineering, medicine, aeronautics, etc. You will also have chance to learn about plans for the next steps in Earth and space exploration, and what qualities are necessary to work in the space business.
December 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Venue: American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Come join us at the U.S Mission's World AIDS Day video contest award ceremony. Ten first comers will be given a gift. Quiz with prizes will be organized. Refreshment will be served. U.S Ambassador David Shear will award contest winners. Come and join us to commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate the success of the video contest.
American Football – Trends and Traditions
Decceber 17, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Ray Powell, U.S. Embassy
Come to the American Center every second Wednesday of each month to learn about the unique tradition of American football. Embassy Officer, and football enthusiast, Ray Powell will talk about why this brand of football has become America’s favorite sport, and why its championship – the Super Bowl – is America’s most-watched television show every year. At the next session of this fun and interactive series, we’ll line up into offensive and defensive formations and talk about what the various players do. We will have some football game snacks for you to try!
December 20, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Jeffrey Partridge, CDC Vietnam
Chief of the CDC Vietnam Influenza Program will talk about how the CDC investigates outbreaks and his own experiences with outbreak investigations. Prior to special screening of the film Contagion, he will explain how this movie relates to CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program and CDC influenza and global health security efforts in Vietnam. The Contagion may seem more interesting as you better understand the plot documenting the spread of a virus accompanied by panic, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease and…. you need to see the movie for the “end”. As usual for movie afternoons, we will have soda and popcorn for you!
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.