CANCELED: Holiday Season Black Room, Bright Tie at Fryshuset, December 2nd

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 Program / Registration:

  • Where: Fryshuset’s Klubben at Mårtendalsgatan 6, Stockholm
  • When: December 2nd, 2017, 18.30-24.00
  • Dress Code: Cocktail dress, dark suits and bright ties!
  • Ticket Price and Purchase: 800 kr pp (member + first guest), 950kr pp (guests). 
  • RSVP November 15th 2017, tickets must be paid by November 20th 2017, sorry no cancellations or refunds.

  • Queries: events@americanclub.se

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 Sponsorship opportunities:

  • 5,000 kr Visibility at our web site, social media, invitation and during the event (including the possibility of a table at our welcome reception)

  • 10,000 kr Visibility at our web site, social media, invitation and during the event including welcome reception table + 4 tickets

  • 15,000 kr Visibility at our web site, social media, invitation and during the event including welcome reception table + 10 tickets

  • We can tailor sponsor packages, including special sponsorships in kind which would include beverages, flowers, décor, etc. 

Raoul Wallenberg Day, August 27th

Raoul Wallenberg is one of very few to have been named an Honorary American Citizen, the second after Winston Churchill, and was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for his deeds.

 The American Club of Sweden is proud to serve on the National Committee for Raoul Wallenberg Day. We encourage our members to check out the web site.

How can you be a difference-maker? Check out the Raoul Wallenberg Day web site for One Hundred Ways to Make a Difference!

ACS Intercultural Forum: How We Educate, Tuesday, September 26th


Detailed Synopsis:

Because of the disparities in size and political systems, direct comparisons between the two countries are very difficult. However, both systems can be seen as ‘models’, with particular strengths and weaknesses.

The historical development and political context of both systems has helped define their specific features. More Read More importantly for this discussion, Sweden and America have at various times adopted (or tried to adopt) aspects of each other’s educational system. Mutual interest in each other’s schooling began in earnest during the great Scandinavian emigration to America around the turn of the 20th century (about one-quarter and one-third of the population of Sweden). The resulting trans-Atlantic communication between families and communities led to inevitable comparisons and critiques of the various school systems.

Most recently, President Trump’s controversial Secretary of Education, Michigan millionaire Betsy DeVos, a radical proponent of school choice and for-profit public schools, has looked at Sweden’s “friskolor” as a possible model for US “charter schools”. Earlier, the Swedish “friskolor” introduced in 1992 during a conservative-liberal government in Sweden, had been impressed with the emerging ‘free choice model’ of charter schools in America during the Reagan and Bush administrations. During the 1930s President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his liberal Democrats introduced Social Security and other federal ’social safety net’ programs and were very interested in Sweden’s model of Social Democracy. Alva Myrdal returned to Sweden in the 1930s from the US impressed by the Progressivists and John Dewey’s “comprehensive school” where all students and educational programs were housed under one roof. She and others successfully worked to introduce this kind of centralized school system in Sweden. This mutual educational interest between the two countries has sometimes led to regrettable misunderstandings and sometimes to real innovations.

This educational ‘cross pollination’ will undoubtedly continue, so it is important to recognize and understand these educational influences, and look at them from multiple points of view, ranging from the political and economic to the sociological and pedagogical.

Panel:

Dag Blanck, Director Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University, Director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College

Russell Bradshaw, Associate Professor, Department of Middle & High School Education, Lehman College, City University of New York.(Retired 2016)

Elisabeth Hultqvist, Professor, Pedagogics, Stockholm University & University of Wisconsin, Madison

Moderator: Julie Lindahl, President, American Club of Sweden

 

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 18.00-19.30 panel discussion, 19.30-20.30 mingle and refreshments

Where: Faculty Club, Stockholm University, Frescativägen 22, Stockholm

Cost & Payment: 100 kr for members, 150 kr for guests, 50 kr for students. Cash (exact amount please) or Swish.

Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be invoiced 200 kr.

Inquiries: events@americanclub.se

Third Thursday Networking Mixer, August 17th

Price: Free for members; 50kr for guests/visitors

Registration and entrance to the event entitles you to a group discount exclusively available to Third Thursday participants on all food and drinks.  Drinks must be purchased individually at the bar.

Third Thursday networking mingles are hosted by The American Club of Sweden the 3rd Thursday of each month except July.  We welcome members, guests and prospective members to join us for handshakes and smiles.  No reservations are required: Just drop in and don’t forget your business cards!

Get directions to the hotel here. You should see signs or the Club banner when you enter.

Would you like to showcase your company, product or services at an upcoming Third Thursday? Let us know! Sponsorship is affordable and reaches a broad audience in-person and online.

Questions, or wish to learn more about sponsorship opportunities? Email us at 3T@americanclub.se