Lecture! “What is An American? National Identity”

Dr. Morris VogelWe are pleased to invite you to a fascinating lecture by Morris J. Vogel, a social historian and president of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, on Friday, September 4 at 7p.m. Dr. Vogel has published six books on the social history of American medicine, cultural history and urban history. He was a professor of history at Temple University for 30 years. Originally from Kazakhstan, Dr. Vogel became an American historian because he was curious about his own place in American culture, “always harkening back to what was a ‘real’ American and watching Americans evolve toward a generous and inclusive understanding of their national identity” (source). Come to his lecture on Friday to learn more about this topic!

Film Showings in the AMC Reading Hall

Ad for FilmsDear guests!

Starting September 1, the American Center in Moscow continues its film showings in the Reading Hall! Every day at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m., you will have a chance to watch documentaries and great classics! We look forward to seeing you in our cozy Movie Corner!

**Do not forget, that you can choose a movie from our collection and watch it in the AMC Reading Hall at any time!

Makers Friday: How to improve your photos

Photography workshopYou don’t need a great camera or a lot of technical skill to take interesting, awe-inspiring photographs for your blog or Facebook album. You just need to learn the simple Golden rules of photography.

During our workshop on Friday, August 28th, 6 p.m., we will cover such topics as:
– composition (Rule of thirds, “The magic 7″, image eye flow)
creative photography tricks
– photo-editing software (online editors and applications).
All you need is a camera (even your smartphone will do) and a creative eye.

To register for the workshop, please send an email to [email protected]. Please note that places are limited.

Workshop: How to Teach Entrepreneurship in Your Classroom “I Can Be an Entrepreneur”

Kids-Lemonade-StandHave you ever thought that teaching entrepreneurship can give students so many useful skills? If you feel positive about the idea, then come join our workshop “How to Teach Entrepreneurship in Your Classroom” on Monday, August 24 at 4 p.m. This time we will discuss the process of starting a business: we will talk about profit and loss, goods and services and try our hands in advertising!

Workshop “Internet & Mailing Systems”

InternetNo one can manage without Internet or mailing systems nowadays. These technologies are used in every area of our lives: from work issues to entertainment and communication. If you do not feel confident enough in using these on Mac computers, come join our regular workshop, which is this time dedicated to  “Internet & Mailing Systems”, on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. You will also know about Internet security and downloading rights.

Please, note that the workshop will be in Russian, and sign up is required. In order to sign up, please, write to [email protected]

SPECIAL LECTURE: Geographer of the U.S., Dr. Lee Schwartz

LeeSchwartzB* * ADDED EVENT: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 at 6:30P.M. * *

Dr. Lee Schwartz holds the position of Geographer of the United States, the head of all geographers in the U.S. and is responsible for providing guidance to all federal agencies on questions of international boundaries and sovereignty claims.  He is also the director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues.

Dr. Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in geography from Columbia University.

Come and learn what the chief U.S. Geographer does and why geography is so important. You’ll learn that geography is not just about mapping lines and boundaries; it includes many other important areas such as human rights and refugee issues, emergency response and climate change.