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The Importance of Sports in the American South

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to offer a 5-week Certificate Course in American Studies for students and instructors of Kyiv Shevchenko National University from any faculty or department. Classes will take place on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 pm at Taras Shevchenko University, 14 Shevchenko Blvd. Room 85 on Feb 28, March 14, and March 28. On March 7and March 21 the classes will take place from 2:00-3:00 pm at America House at 6 Pymonenko St. (Passports are required at America House entrance).

The language of instruction is English. Participants who attend at least four lectures will receive a certificate of completion from the U.S. Embassy at the final session.

On March 7 Matthew Werner will talk about the importance of sports in the American South. Matthew Werner is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, having served at the American embassies in Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, and Ukraine. Mr. Werner arrived in Kyiv in June 2016, and currently serves as the Counselor for Management Affairs at the Embassy. Mr. Werner was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, attended the 1996 Centennial Olympic games in Atlanta (as a spectator), and has watched pretty much every sport known to man, as well as actively tried to play competitive baseball, basketball, softball, football, soccer, and volleyball. The list of noncompetitive sports he plays is too long to print. He is a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves.

To sign up, please contact Dr. Olena Fomenko, Chair of Foreign Languages, Institute of Journalism: elena_fomenko@yahoo.com Cell: 050 330 0062

Please remember to bring your passport or driver's liscense.

📆Course Schedule:

📌February 28: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“The Business and Culture of Craft Beer in the USA”
by Tim Bugansky, American Citizen Services Chief

📌March 7: 2-3 pm, at America House, 6 Pymonenko St.
“The Importance of Sports in the American South”
by Matthew Werner, Management Counselor

📌March 14: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“Life in the Clouds: Paragliding Diplomacy”
by Ryan Reynolds, Consular Officer

📌March 21: 2-3 pm, at America House, 6 Pymonenko St.
“Life in the Bayou: Cajun Culture”
by Kristen Hamm, Regional Area Officer

📌March 28: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“Things Americans Do that You Might Think Are Strange”
by Brad Stein, General Services Officer

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