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Weekly Seminars

Wednesdays in the hotel boardroom at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted (and bolded)

Tuesday, March 19: Seminar, Halie Craig: Working on the Hill.

Wednesday, March 27: Seminar, David McKean, Chief of Staff for Sen. John Kerry, Ambassador to Luxembourg, Director of the JFK library, Author.    

Wednesday, April 3: Nick Eberstadt at the American Enterprise Institute.  We will meet there at 5:30, 1789 Mass. Ave, NW. (You may need to ask to leave work early)

Wednesday, April 10: Greg Craig, Democratic Party insider, legal counsel to presidents.

Wednesday, April 17: No seminar this week.

Tuesday, April 23: Alex Tilsley, Associate Director, Office of Policy Impact, Urban Institute with at 6:45, at the institute, 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Ms Tinsely has asked that you read one or more of the following essays in preparation for the meeting: 


Thursday, April 25 at 8 a.m.: Peter Baker NYT Chief White House Correspondent (in the hotel boardroom).

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30: Shelby Smith-Wilson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and various other roles in the Foreign Service since 1999. 

Changed: Thursday, May 9, 7:30: Jeff Eggers, Navy Seal, National Security Staff under Obama. 

Monday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Matt McGill, Supreme court litigator.

Wednesday, May 15, 5 p.m. Greg Lukianoff, Founder and CEO of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression), at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue (left of the Trader Joe's entrance near Eastern Market). 

In preparation for this seminar, please read this interview with Mr. Lukianoff, in which he makes some surprising comments about the ongoing campus protests against Israel. 

Wednesday, May 22: Opera (see outings)


*Events for which tickets have been purchased 

Sunday, March 24: Old Post Office Tower and Tidal Basin (cherry blossoms). Wear your walking shoes.  The earlier we go, the less likely there will be a long line. We will try to find "stumpy," the next victim of climate change. 

Tuesday, March 26, DC Alumni welcome the Interns, Cosmo Club, 2121 Mass. Ave., 6-8 p.m.

*Friday, March 29, Wizards v. Detroit Pistons, NBA basketball game, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 18, DC Alumni event: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St. NW.  (The Metro Center and Gallery Pl-Chinatown stops are both very close to the venue). Use the main entrance on G street and take the elevator up to the 5th floor event space. Feel free to arrive at 5:45 p.m. if Leo, Leela and Sonia would like to do a quick sound check.

*Friday, April 19, Nationals v. Houston Astros, with our sponsor, Principal Bill Rawson, 6:45 p.m.  

Saturday, April 20, 1:45, Smithsonian African American Museum.

Saturday, April 27, Two events!

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4:30: Around the World Embassy Tour

*Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. Metamorphoses, at the Folger Shakespeare Library theater, 201 East Capitol St. SE.

May 18, 11:30. Holocaust Museum.  Plan to spend at least 90 minutes walking through the museum, then meet me in the Museum coffee shop.  And save some time to watch the oral history videos in the theater at the end. Also, take a photo of one panel that you find particularly interesting and worthy of comment. I will meet you afterward in the coffee shop to discuss your panel. 

May 22, Opera. 6:15 Meet at JFK bust for the  6:30-7:00 30-minute pre-show lecture in the Opera House. Seating for the show: 7:20 p.m.