Events for the Public
Notice: The American Center will be closed whole day Friday, September 19 for an internal event.
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.
|Sept. 3, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 8, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 8, 3:00 - 4:00||A View from America: Supporting Vietnam’s Efforts to Create a 21st Century Workforce||Eric Biel, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor|
|Sept. 9, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Goals||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Sept. 9, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Are Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Degrees Sufficient to Get a Job?"||AC Interns|
|Sept. 10, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 10, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 10, 4:00 - 5:30||Let's Rock the American Center||Georges Taino, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 11, 4:30 - 5:30||U.S. History: Battle of Baltimore||Leon R. Schwartz, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 12, 2:00 - 3:30||How to Master IELTS Speaking||Dương Hồng Ánh, Lecturer at Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNUH|
|Sept. 12, 4:00 - 5:00||American Car Culture||Dominic "Doc" Meyer, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 15, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 16, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Manners||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Sept. 16, 3:00 - 4:30||River Rehabilitation: The Solution is Not in the Water||Eric Pallant, Allegheny College|
|Sept. 17, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 17, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 18, 10:00 - 11:00||Over the Fear of Speaking English||Nguyen Phuong Anh, AC Intern|
|Sept. 18, 1:30 - 2:30||Running Like a Girl, Throwing Like a Boy: Gender and Sports in the U.S. (and Beyond)||Sherry Martin Murphy, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 22, 3:00 - 4:30||Sell the Product, Not Sell Yourself||Thao Griffiths, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 23, 2:30 - 4:30||Public Diplomacy – A Personal View||Wylita Bell, East Asia Pacific/Public Diplomacy Country Director, U.S. State Department|
|Sept. 24, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 24, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 25, 3:00 - 4:30||Perfect Spy X6: The Inside Story of Pham Xuan An||Larry Berman, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 26, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Would the Economy be Better Off Without State-Owned Enterprises?"||AC Interns|
|Sept. 26, 3:30 - 4:00||Introduction to AC's Services and Products||AC Interns|
|Sept. 29, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 30, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Birthdays||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
Tuesdays (except Sept. 23), 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nicole Bright-Hardee, Guest Speaker
September 12, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Dương Hồng Ánh - Guest Speaker, Fulbright Scholar; Lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
The language proficiency requirement is not a barrier to overseas study. It 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 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 opportunity to ask question and take part in situation practice.
September 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dominic “Doc” Meyer, U.S. Embassy
American’s love their cars (and trucks!) and “Doc” would know, he has owned over 30 cars in his life. We’ll talk about American car culture as how it relates to generations you and old as well as how car culture is different even by region. Talk to “Doc” about your favorite cars, it’s his favorite subject.
September 16, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Eric Pallant, Professor of Environmental Science, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Freshwater is the single most essential good for our well-being. However, rivers all around the world are facing so many threats such as climate change, agriculture, deforestation & sedimentation, sewage, industrial waste, urban runoff & impervious surfaces, and hospital waste. Please join this event to learn more about ongoing river rehabilitation projects in the U.S. and share your ideas for solutions for Vietnam’s rivers.
September 18; 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nguyen Phuong Anh, AC Intern
As second language learners, we all have to confront the fear of speaking English. How we would be able to come over it and improve our speaking proficiency? The answer is "Practice makes perfect". Come to join this session to get some effective ways to practice speaking, practice right the way and boost your speaking!
September 18; 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Sherry Martin Murphy, Guest Speaker
This talk examines the how gender segregation in sports creates and perpetuates widely-held beliefs about physical differences between men and women, and how equal access challenges everything we thought we knew. In the early 1970s it became illegal in the U.S. to exclude girls from high school and collegiate sports activities at institutions that receive government funding. In the four decades since, girls and women gained increased access to coaching and training in sports that were previously closed to them. The playing field is more level now than ever, with more girls showing they can compete with the boys.
September 22, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Thao Griffith, USG Program Alumna
Selling is an integral part of business process that creates the formal bond between customer/client and an organization’s products or services. It creates the contract. Conversely, some salespersons, often driven by their own competitiveness or the organization’s determination for winning, become too identified with the outcome and try to sell themselves. Join this program to understand and explore the subtleties of the selling process.
September 23, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Wylita Bell, East Asia Pacific/Public Diplomacy Country Director, U.S. State Department
What is public diplomacy, what are the objectives of the public diplomacy and how do we convey our message? Join this Speaker Program to get answers from a Foreign Service Officer with a concentration in Public Diplomacy. She will also be speaking about her public diplomacy jobs and sharing personal experiences. Come to the AC to participate and share your thoughts…. and receive the book - Diplomacy 101, translated into Vietnamese.
September 25, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Larry Berman, Guest Speaker
Larry Berman, the author of Perfect Spy X6, will discuss the updates that appeared in the new Vietnamese translation of the book - Điệp viên hoàn hảo. He will share stories about the legendary Pham Xuan An and also give updates on the script and production of the 32-episode dramatic television series that will air in Vietnam next year.
September 26, 3:30 - 4:00 pm
Are you curious about the American Center and its services and products? Please come and join our orientation session and learn more about our team members, our internship, and online database and print collection. Located at 170 Ngoc Khanh, we are serving everyone from all walks of life, free of charge. Please visit our website and register to become our members. Also be ready to bring your questions and suggestions to win a small prize from us.
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.