ACS Intercultural Forum: How We Educate - Similarities and Differences between Sweden and USA, Tuesday, September 26th
Join us for an evening at the Faculty Club of Stockholm University as the ACS Intercultural Forum Series looks at a subject of critical importance to both the US and Sweden: how we educate. The two educational systems are usually contrasted with one another as models on different ends of a spectrum, but what is less known is that they have often cross-pollinated. Our panel of experts leads a discussion about the differences and similarities between our two systems, how they have developed and interfaced, and also what the future prospects are for learning from one another.
Our monthly mixing, mingling and networking event, Third Thursday (or "3T" as regulars call it) is open to anyone with an interest in The American Club of Sweden. It's even a great opportunity for those considering membership to get to know our members and learn more about our club.
The Third Thursday of each month we gather at Hilton Stockholm (Slussen) from 17:30-19:30.
Please see americanclub.se for details about specific Third Thursday events.
Third Thursday Networking Mixers are held on the third Thursday of each month.*
As a rule, Third Thursdays are informal -- in the tried-and-true American fashion -- business cards, handshakes and a smile. American Club members and non-members are welcome and everyone is encouraged to bring guests.
No reservation necessary, just drop in. Non-members welcome!
Would you like to showcase your company, product or services at an upcoming Third Thursday? Let us know via americanclub.se/sponsors.
Change of an unprecedented nature is happening in the United States and the world. Values and ideas that have been regarded as traditionally American are being questioned so that the nation is asking itself: “Who are we?” With this, other nations of the world are forced to pose the same question of identity. Question marks hang over nearly every area of life: work, leisure and even family. How do we move forward together in a space that we are unfamiliar with, with people who may not share one or more of our views?
In many parts of the world, native peoples have long suffered forced relocation and ethnic cleansing. It was only in 2007 that the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, aimed at redressing injustices such as violent colonization and forced dispossession of lands and resources.
Over the past ten years many indigenous communities have made major steps. Perhaps most importantly, we've become more open to the vitality of indigenous cultures, as people around the world are learning from each other's experiences and struggles.
Ellacarin Blind & Bruce Lambert will discuss Sami & Hawaiian experiences of displacement. Bruce aims a mild focus on examples such as how visions of "the New World" and "discovery" can be confrontational, and how Native Hawaiian inheritance might be better administered. In contrast to many island communities worldwide, US Federal law in Hawai'i allows non-resident land speculation with gravely negative social costs. The US military footprint is also severe, including seven military golf courses on the island of O'ahu.
An evening where the bright lights and colors of creativity, passion and compassion shine at the darkest time of year! The American Club of Sweden, The American Women’s Club and Fryshuset team up to host “Black Room, Bright Tie” in Fryshuset’s “Klubben.”
The evening will feature entertainment from Fryshuset’s remarkable store of young talent, a welcome reception, a three-course buffet dinner, an assortment of great American music through the ages and a few fun surprises. Couples and friends won’t want to miss this very special holiday season evening with all proceeds going to Fryshuset.