Events This Week

Contemporary Dance ExpositionCorps

The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to announce the upcoming performance Exposition Corps by outstanding Austrian choreographer and dancer Saskia Hölbling at the Austrian Embassy. With this solo she is pursuing the analysis of the subjectivity of the body itself. The body exhibition investigates dermal layers, cells of memory, while reflecting on physical identity. A short introduction will be provided by American dance critic George Jackson who will also moderate a discussion with Saskia after the show.
Saskia Hölbling created more than 20 pieces with her ensemble DANS.KIAS since its foundation in 1995. She is proud holder of the Prix d’Auteur du Conseil Général de la Seine-Saint Denis/Bagnolet for Do Your Desires Still Burn and the Austrian Dance Production Prize for Other Feature. Besides her own choreographies, she has worked repeatedly with other prominent artists such as Benoît Lachambre or Laurent Goldring. Wednesday February 1, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Embassy of Austria 3524 International Court NW Washington, DC Free of charge, RSVP requested under or (202) 895-6776 20008

gute aussichten: new german photography 2011/2012 exhibition (February 2- April 27)

Opening Reception Thursday, February 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Goethe Institut 812 Seventh Street NW Washington, DC 20001 RSVP: (202) 289-1200, ext. 165 or

“Germany’s most renowned competition for young photographers” – Spiegel Works by seven winners of gute aussichten 2011/2012, the eighth annual German competition for graduate photography students, come to Washington on the exhibition’s worldwide tour. Featuring Sebastian Lang, SaraLena Maierhofer, Johannes Post, Luise Schröder, Miriam Schwedt, Julia Unkel and Franziska Zacharias. gute aussichten presents a unique and far-ranging synopsis in terms of both the content and style of the works created by young photographers in Germany during the past 12 months. Individual image series are distinguished by their highly diverse aesthetic, formal and conceptual approaches, providing an insight into the multifaceted themes that form the focus of young artists’ interests today.

In this year’s selection of winners, ’edits’ proves to be a unifying link. According to curator Josefine Raab, “last year’s trend for treating the medium of photography both experimentally and playfully and lacking coercion also continued this year. The photographic legacy of schools influenced by the image has led young photographers to an imaginative exploration and expansion of their instrument repertoire. The construction of images, as ever, remains a major theme, with the total staging of image worlds moving into the foreground by using various means. The analysis of the political, societal, social and cultural themes of our time continues to be virulent and has … pushed the topics of narrative self determination and self-positioning into the background.”

The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law
Cordially invites you to a critical discussion of a newly-published book by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice:

"The Law of Counterterrorism"
Authors John Altenburg, Jr. former Fellow, International Assessment and Security Center Author of "Military Commissions” Jeffrey Breinholt National Security Division, Department of Justice Author of "The Revolution of Substantive Criminal Counterterrorism Law: "Material Support" and its Philosophical Underpinnings" W. George Jameson former Director, Office of Policy & Coordination, CIA Author of "Intelligence and the Law: Introduction to the Legal and Policy Framework Governing Intelligence Community Counterterrorism Efforts"

Commentators Jennifer Daskal Fellow, Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law

Stephen Vladeck Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Moderated by Marty Lederman Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Thursday, February 2, 3:15 p.m.

Hart Auditorium Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20002

Reception to Follow RSVP to

Artemis G. Kirk, University Librarian, Georgetown University, Thomas B. Wall, University Librarian, Boston College and the Georgetown University Library Associates

cordially invite you to the

Annual Casey-McIlvane Lecture


Professor Kathryn M. Olesko
Georgetown Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in German and East European Studies

Highlighting the Special Collections of Georgetown University and Boston College

Thursday, February 2, 2012 Reception 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Program 6:30 p.m. Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall Georgetown University

RSVP by January 30 to or 202-687-7446

Kathryn M. Olesko was educated in physics and mathematics as an undergraduate and then turned to history of science, European intellectual history and German history for her doctorate. Before coming to Georgetown, she taught at Clarkson University. She has held visiting positions at Cornell and Princeton, and was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin. She is Past Editor of Osiris and Past Associate Editor of Isis, the two major American journals for the history of science. Her awards include fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic Exchange Service, The Huntington Library, and Georgetown University. Her main research interest is the history of science and technology in western civilization since the seventeenth century, especially science and technology in Germany, science pedagogy, rationality in daily life, and quantification and measurement in science and daily life.

The Casey-McIlvane Endowed Library Lecture Fund was established in memory of Francis L. Casey, Jr., C’50, L’53, and in honor of the Reverend Donald W. McIlvane, F’46 through the generous joint gift of Nancy McIlvane Del Genio, F’82 and the late Roseanne McIlvane Casey, S’79.

The Georgetown University Library Associates are a group of Georgetown alumni, parents and friends dedicated to helping the Library shape the creation of knowledge, conserve culture for posterity and transform learning and research.

Illustration: Photograph of Francis Tondorf, S.J. at the Observatory. From the Georgetown University Library’s Special Collections Research Center.

Constellation Theatre presents Federico García Lorca's "Blood Wedding," directed by Shirley Serotsky 90 Captivating Minutes of Passion & Violence; Music & Ceremony! February 2 – March 4 PWYC Tix Available for Thursday and Friday, February 2 & 3. Show begins at 8:00 p.m. 1/2 of the tickets are available for purchase for $10 online at; 1/2 of the tickets will be sold at the door as Pay-What-You-Can. Box office opens at 7:00 p.m. Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon. Translation by Tanya Ronder. Source Theatre 1835 14th Street NW Washington DC 20009 Constellation Theatre Company: Visionary Design. Heightened Physicality. Epic, Ensemble Theatre.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington, DC 20008
Artifacts in the Museum's collection from the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg.
Donated by Elizabeth Durkee, IBM Corporation, Sheila C. Johnson, Peter Klappert, Edward Vebell, and Mira Wallerstein. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, photo by Lisa Masson.

This event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. RSVP by January 30 at Panelists Harold Koh Legal Adviser, US Department of State

Co-presented by

David Schefffer Former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, author of All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals William Shawcross Author of Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Moderator Michael Abramowitz Director, Committee on Conscience, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Since the Nuremberg trials of 1945–46, the world’s democracies have struggled to establish a legal infrastructure to hold accountable those responsible for genocide, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. Are the mechanisms they created up to the task today? Is justice finally being delivered to the perpetrators of wartime atrocities? What strategies will nations require to deal with a new generation of stateless violent extremists? Join our panel of leaders in the fields of international justice and diplomacy as they explore these questions and assess whether a lasting system of accountability for the most serious crimes is finally coming into place. This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Helena Rubinstein Fund.

Opportunities and Disappointments of the "Look North" Policy: Indian Strategies for Central Asia Thursday, February 2, 12:00-1:45 p.m. George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 1957 E Street NW RSVP: Marlene Laruelle, Research Professor of International Affairs, GW Sebastien Peyrouse, Senior Research Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University The rise of "regioness" is an important aspect of globalization, implying a potential geopolitical pluralism. Like other emerging powers, India calls into question the "eurocentrism" of international relations and suggests that foreign policy is impacted by the cultures of international actors. It projects its normative power and strategic culture into different regions, including Central Asia. With the expected American withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan's increasing fragility, and China's growing power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia

relations have become key to understanding the future of the Eurasian continent. But so far India has not been able to achieve the objectives that it defined in its "Look North" policy, caught in a dilemma between its would-be cultural capital and very concrete geopolitical disadvantages. Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies' Faculty Forum Series

"Diego Rivera in New York" conference February 2, 6:30 p.m. Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street NW Washington, DC, 20009 Free RSVP:

Join us for this fascinating conference by Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and the organizer of the Museum’s current exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition features pieces that Rivera made in the winter of 1931–1932 when The Museum of Modern Art inaugurated a major exhibition his work. Rivera, a forty five year old, openly Communist, Mexican artist, may have seemed an unlikely choice for the young Museum's second only retrospective, but the show was wildly popular. Rivera's international celebrity was based on his fame as a muralist. But murals, by definition fixed on site, were impossible to transport. In order to solve this problem, the Museum brought Rivera to New York from Mexico six weeks before the opening, and installed him in a makeshift studio space in an empty gallery. There he produced eight "portable" murals (freestanding fresco panels) which were featured in the show. Five of these monumental works are now on view at the MoMA´s exhibition, along with working drawings and related material. This eye-opening discussion will focus on Rivera's extraordinary commission for MoMA, as well as his ill-fated mural for Rockefeller Center. Together these projects provide a compelling perspective on the intersection of art making and radical politics in the 1930s.

Join us at Potenza for a weekly tasting and enjoy a variety of amazing new wines, paired with our artisanal cheeses.

Potenza Wine 15th & H Streets NW Thursday, February 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Italy vs. France vs. California
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Chateau de Boussargues Cotes du Rhone Bibbiani ‘Poggio Vignoso’ Chianti Vina Robles Red 4

Bibbiani Chianti on sale for $12.99 Boussargues Cotes du Rhone on sale for $13.99

Red 4 on sale for $14.99

What is Social Justice Philanthropy? February 2, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center Hudson Institute 1015 15th Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005 RSVP: "Social justice grantmakers aim to go one step beyond teaching a man to fish, to borrow an old saying. They ask why so few people in this man’s community can afford to own a fishing pole; why the county incinerator is being sited in his neighbourhood, befouling his pond rather than that of his wealthier townsmen; and why he’s being taught to fish when he’s more likely to earn a living wage as an accountant or engineer.” So wrote Albert Ruesga, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, in an effort to answer the question: what is social justice philanthropy? He notes that it draws on a number of traditions: the effort to combat structural injustice, to enforce universal human rights, to insure equal distribution of resources, to empower disenfranchised individuals and communities, and several others. We have asked a panel of experts to tackle this question, taking their bearings from Ruesga’s reflections on the question in the articles below. The panel will include Albert Ruesga of the Greater New Orleans Foundation; Christine Doby of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Thomasina H. Williams, formerly of the Ford Foundation; and University of Texas Professor Peter Frumkin. Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schambra will moderate the discussion. Program and Panel
11:30 a.m. - Registration, lunch buffet

12:00 p.m. - Welcome by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schambra 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion Christine Doby, Program Officer at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Peter Frumkin, Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas Albert Ruesga, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation Thomasina Williams, Former Program Officer at the Ford Foundation 1:10 p.m. - Question-and-answer session 2:00 p.m. - Adjournment

GFI Group

presents the
Quarterly Economic Roundtable Series - 4th Quarter with

Martin Regalia, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

February 2, 2011 Registration & Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00-10:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC 20006

Register today!
GFI Group and The National Chamber Foundation (NCF) are hosting the fourth event of a series of quarterly economic briefings led by Martin Regalia, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Regalia will deliver a keynote address based on GDP data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce from the previous quarter, before leading a panel of chief economists representing crucial sectors of the economy. The goal of these briefings will be to offer the business community better insight into the impact of policies on their industries as well as to offer solutions to potentially negative effects.

Other confirmed speakers include:   Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D.,President, American Action Forum David Crowe, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, National Association of

Home Builders Michael Gooch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GFI Group, Inc.

Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event. Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should fax or email a copy of the permission to Caroline Paik at or by fax at (202) 463-3129 prior to the event.

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February Exhibitions February 3-24, 2012

Opening Reception
Friday February 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Hillyer Art Space 9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 338-0680

Elizabeth Holtry:Toile de Jouy
Holtry's paintings depict animals that few people appreciate, such as hyenas, insects, and rats. Often wondering why is it that people advocate equality between humans, yet so freely discriminate in our opinions of animals her work addresses our prejudicial attitudes toward these animals. Holtry's inspiration also comes from an ongoing interest in the decorative arts and textiles.

David Myers: Confined:Visual Synonyms
Photography is a tool for Myers, that he uses to explore surroundings and better understand observations made along the way. Confined: Visual Synonyms, is an example of a portfolio of images materializing after working on a theme, unknowingly, for almost a year. The images are more than mere documentation; they have a clear sense of showing a perspective of what Myers saw in the camera's viewfinder. The work is therefore documenting underlying and not yet, well-understood preconceptions of zoos and aquariums, and our interaction with the animals housed within their confines.

Brian Kirk: Natural Reaction
Kirk is intrigued with the forces of nature. He considers himself a naturalist and a curious spectator of natural phenomena. The natural actions of wind, water, fire on the ever-changing earth hold a fascination for the artist. The cyclical forces play a role in his work; the ebb and flow of the tides, the changing stages of the moon, the emblazoned autumn leaves.

First Friday Openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood that is Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month galleries in our community open their doors to multitudes of art enthusiasts from all walks of life for simultaneous openings. We encourage all to join us for our openings

and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media.
International Arts & Artists Gallery Hours: 12pm - 5pm Monday, 12pm - 6pm Tuesday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm Saturday. Otherwise by appointment
International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A's services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, the Design Studio, the Cultural Exchange Program, and Membership Services for artists and the arts-interested public.

1314 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 463-0203

Foundry Feb Four
New Member Show (February 1-26)
presenting work by Linda Button, drawings and oil Lesley Clarke, acrylics Peter Loge, assemblage Edward Bear Miller, oil

Opening Reception Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Paintings by Linda Button explore the visual eloquence of Window Dressing through drawings and oil paintings that feature the multiple realities of mannequins and the reflections of pedestrians, architecture, sky, and bits of flora

Painter Lesley Clarke uses acrylics and found objects in complex abstract works focusing on emotion and conflict. Born and raised in Scotland, Lesley’s work invites the viewer into the larger experience of both the work and its construction.

Peter Loge works in assemblage, bringing together found objects and images to represent an idea of an object or emotion, rather than the object or emotion itself. Peter’s work shows reflection of the world as we imagine it to be.

Edward Bear Miller is an emerging artist whose recent oil paintings explore a range of subjects: mudes, portraits, cityscapes, the mountainous Adirondacks, and the parks and waterways of his native Washignton, DC. Miller applies his paint rapidly and generously, producing bold, clear images that break down into gracefully abstract brushwork as the viewer steps forward.

Dancing in the Dark
by Linda Button

Rust Belt
by Lesley Clarke

10:15 Saturday Night
by Peter Loge

Rock Creek in March
by Edward Bear Miller

February Members' Show
In addition to the Feb Four show in the main gallery, Foundry's Gallery 2 features member artists’ work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a group of talented artists, please be sure to visit Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale.

HOURS: Wed-Sun 12 - 6 pm

February 1 - 26, 2012

Opening Reception Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Avenue NW Washington DC 20001 Coast to Coast
by Carol Lopatin

Last Two Years
by Dina Volkova

Coast to Coast is not about capturing a moment, but studying and soaking up some of the differences in our expansive nation. Lopatin's large plein air paintings show the land in its natural state or its rural best.

Three themes can be clearly distinguished in Dina Volkova's "Last Two Years": roads, figurative works and associative abstractions.


Touchstone All Member Show

Love and other Cravings
50 Member Artists

Steve Alderton, David Alfuth, Chris Monette Appleton, Linda Bankerd, Gary Bergel, Harmon Biddle, Roberto Carvalho, Marcia Coppel, Charlie Dale, Mari DeMaris, Anthony Dortch Jr., Susan Feller, Betsy Forster, Lou Gagnon, Denise Graveline, Timothy Johnson, Leslie A. Johnston, Ai-Wen Wu Kratz, Harvey Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Paula Lantz, Emery J. Lewis, Carol Lopatin, Shelley Lowenstein, Rosemary Luckett, Mary H. Lynch, Kate McConnell, Pete McCutchen, JoAnn McInnis, Newton S. More, Bill Mould, Aina Nergaard -Nammack, Leslie M. Nolan, Nancy Novick, Mary D. Ott, Cheryl Parsons, Harriet Rosenbaum, Colleen Sabo, Rhona LK Shonwald, Rima Schulkind, Janathel Shaw, Charles St. Charles, Fred Tarr, Elena Tchernomazova, Tre, Mary Trent Scott, Dina

Volkova, Gale Wallar, Janet Wheeler, Cynthia Young Fifty artists whose work will be on exhibit use varied materials - oil, water media, photography, sculpture, clay, wood and metals - and color palettes that are as varied as their definitions of Love. GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat-Sun 12-5

Margaret Newton Bronzes Elizabeth Sampson Paintings

Rafael Gallardo Paintings

Guillermo Perdomo Sculptures

Friday, February 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Barbara Bennett

Q Street Fine Art
2015 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 255-2893

Contemporary Middle East and Arab American Artists
The Jerusalem Fund Gallery invites you to Suwarna An Exhibition of Photography (February 3- March 2)

Opening Reception Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave NW Washington, DC 20037 (202) 338-1958 Open to the Public - Free - No RSVP Needed

Metro: Foggy Bottom Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, or by appointment

The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that does educational and humanitarian work on behalf of Palestinians, particularly those living in the Occupied Territory and surrounding refugee camps. The Gallery is The Jerusalem Fund's cultural program. It promotes the work of artists from Palestine as well as from the Arab and Islamic worlds through art exhibits, book signings, film screenings, musical performances and workshops.

Looking Through by Walaa Abu Saed (12), from New Askar Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestine

Suwarna, meaning “our pictures” in Arabic, is an exhibition of photography taken by the participants in “Triple Exposure,” a public art project at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) in Nablus in the northern West Bank, in which Palestinian boys and girls, ages 10 to 16, use their cameras to capture their homes, neighborhoods, schools, friends, hobbies and daily moments of beauty. Tomorrow's Youth Organization (TYO) is an American, nongovernmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

Exhibition Dates(February 1-25) First Friday Reception: February 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Artist's Reception: February 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Closing Reception: February 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Studio Gallery 2108 R Street NW

solo show: LA BELLISSIMA Elizabeth Grusin-Howe "La Bellissima" features some of Elizabeth Grusin-Howe's beautiful screenprints of Italy. From the quaint streets of Florence to the dramatic piazzas of Venice, the screenprints are richly colored and stunningly alive. Grusin-Howe utilizes a mix of traditional screenprinting, metallic ink, and wax to create a dreamy landscape.

duo show: GLIMPSES OF SOLITUDE Sally Levie "Glimpses of Solitude" is a series of rich paintings by Sally Levie featuring winter forests, summers in France, and contemplative figures. Her winter paintings are pauses in silent forests; her summer paintings are warm breezes from lavender fields; her peaceful figures reside in dreamy spaces. duo show: MOMENTS: TAKING SHAPE Trish Palasik Trish Palasik explores the language of single moments in her new series of sculptures. Her gorgeously rendered figures capture fleeting moments, complete with emotion and narrative.

550 Challenge:
World Borderless by February 3, 2018

Friday, February 3, 2012 3:30-5:00 p.m. New America Foundation 1899 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 Book-signing event to follow.

The 550 Challenge - the world borderless by February 3, 2018 - promotes the expansion of Internet access to include everyone on earth by the 550th anniversary of Johannes Guttenberg's death. Gutenberg, who invented modern book printing, died on February 3, 1468 before the printing press got credit for ending the Dark Age and setting in motion 200 years of accelerated progress in art, literature, and learning known as the Renaissance.

The 550 Challenge seeks to realize the promise of the Internet as the basis for a Communication Renaissance. It will promote efforts to bridge the gap between government institutions designed in the context of a physical geography and the virtual, borderless nature of the Internet. The challenge of connecting everyone on earth to the Internet requires overcoming a long list of issues already engaging public and private sector initiatives. While there is no shortage of obstacles, it is not impossible.

Join us for a panel discussion, hosted by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, which formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations in addition to facilitating the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks. After the panel, we invite you to an hour-long book signing event for leading Internet and human rights activist Rebecca MacKinnon's new book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom.

Meet us via Twitter (@550Updates) and get the conversation started with #550.

Click here to read more about the 550 Challenge.

Featured Speakers Shalini Venturelli Professor, American University Rebecca MacKinnon (@rmack) Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation John Perry Barlow (@jpbarlow) Co-founder, EFF Moderator Daniel Berninger Founder, 550 Challenge To RSVP for the event, click on the red button or go to the event page:

For questions, contact Stephanie Gunter at New America at (202) 596-3367 or

Exhibition In cooperation with Conner Contemporary Art Die Vettern: Wir packen in unseren Koffer… / Packing our suitcase...

The art quartet DIE VETTERN (engl.: the cousins) was founded in 2009 by the visual artists Lina Vargas De La Hoz, Iris Christine Aue, Evi Leuchtgelb, and Christina Aistleitner. The four women were former classmates at the University of Performing Arts in Linz and friends with a curiosity for each other’s techniques. All of them are winners of various scholarships and/or prices. At the moment, the art quartet is working on a joint project entitled Packing our suitcase… (Wir packen in unseren Koffer…). This project is dedicated to the analysis of the everyday cultures that are prevalent in the cities of Linz, Vienna, and Washington, D.C. Christa Aistleitner was born in 1971 in Freistadt/Austria and lives and works in Tragwein. She defines the goal of her work as the offering of a new perspective on existing structures and phenomena. Iris Christine Aue was born in Vienna in 1983 and still lives and works there. She studied Art in Linz and Oslo. Evi Leuchtgelb was born in St. Pölten/Austria; she lives and works in Dunkelsteinerwald, Austria. Her work can be described as a mixture of photography, installation of art objects, (inter)action, and video material. Lina P. Vargas de la Hoz was born in Cartagena, Columbia and pursued her studies in Washington, DC and Linz, Austria. The main motif of her work is the concept of space located somewhere between our perception and our subjective interpretation of it.

Opening Reception Saturday, February 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Conner Contemporary Art 1358 Florida Avenue NE Washington DC 20002 Admission free, no RSVP required

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the U.S. In honor of the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rebellion of February 4th, 1992, Day of Dignity. Invites you to a presentation:



Opening remarks:

Ambassador Jorge Valero Vice Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations for North

America and Permanent Representative to the United Nations President of the UN Economic and Social Council · Presentation: Dr. Elías Eljuri President of the National Institute of Statistics of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Saturday, February 4, 5:00 p.m. Embassy of Venezuela Bolivarian Hall 2443 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 The presentaion will be given in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English. Please join us for a reception afterwards. RSVP to

Washington Printmakers Gallery

2nd Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition juried by Joann Moser, Senior Curator, SAAM

"Matoaka French Tool Press" by Catherine Cole

40 prints by BFA and MFA candidates from the greater Mid-Atlantic. Exhibition runs February 1-26 Opening Reception and Awards Announcement: Saturday, February 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Washington Printmakers Gallery Pyramid Atlantic Art Center 8230 Georgia Avenuew, 2nd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 273-3660 Hours: Wed - Thurs 12-6 pm | Fri 12-7 pm | Sat 10-5 pm | Sun 12-5 pm

Terry Taylor Education Programs Coordinator Reginald F. Lewis Museum 830 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202



Bill Dorsey: A Retrospective

Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, February 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from : January 14 - February 11, 2012
*Please note date of Closing Reception has been changed.


International Visions Gallery 2629 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

[GALLERY HOURS] Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm or by appointment


NOVA, Alexandria Campus 3001 North Beauregard Street Alexandria VA 22311 703.845.6156

Nancy McNamara – printmaking/collograph Leslie Nolan– acrylics on canvas Exhibit Dates: Meet the Artists & Opening Reception February 5-28, 2012 Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Featuring: Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:00 p.m. Featuring musical performance by Washington's Camerata Cost: Free GLENVIEW MANSION ART GALLERY Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, Maryland 20851


Washington Conservatory Faculty Spotlight Concert
A Celebration of Music
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 p.m.
Westmoreland UCC Church One Westmoreland Circle Bethesda, MD More information: 301-320-2770 or

No tickets - Donations at the door will support scholarships for deserving young students. A yearly audience favorite, this concert will feature a potpourri of winds, strings, piano, and voice, music by composers of many musical eras, and solo and ensemble performances. The Washington Conservatory is noted for its artist-faculty members who include winners of major competitions and who have performed with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Royal Philharmonic of London, Pan American Symphony. Performers include pianists Audrey Andrist, Bradford Gowen, Maribeth Gowen, Dionne Laufman, Jaewon Lee, Ilya Sinaisky, Haskell Small; Marty Nau, saxophone, Wayne Wilentz, jazz piano, violinist Kevin Jang, cellist Drew Owen, clarinetist Suzanne Gekker, French hornist Doug Quinzi, flutists David Lonkevich, Virginia Nanzetta, soprano Nancy Almquist, baritone Aurelius Gori; Irish musicians Keith Carr, bouzouki, Tina Eck, flute, Mitch Fanning, fiddle, Jesse Winch, bodhran.

About the Washington Conservatory Pay-As-You-Can Policy It is very simple: we believe that everyone, regardless of financial situation, deserves to hear outstanding live music. And we believe in the honesty of our audiences. Some can pay $40 to $100, as they do in major area venues. Some can pay much less. Everyone hears the same world-class concert. Seating for concerts is on a first-come basis.

Washington Conservatory of Music One Westmoreland Circle Bethesda, Maryland 20816

Washington Conservatory of Music | One Westmoreland Circle | Bethesda | MD | 20816

Salon Contra: Jacqueline Levine Creative Culture: Art Promoting Youth Empowerment February 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Artist Jacqueline Levine will kick off this Kickstarter campaign at Salon Contra. A successful campaign will fund her effort to help youth create art that promotes individuality and confidence through bold color and character. RSVP at We will send the venue address to all who RSVP.

Careers in International Anti-Money Laundering
A Free Program presented by ABA Section of International Law International Anti-Money Laundering Committee Monday, February 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Center for Strategic & International Studies 1800 K Street NW Room B1B Washington, DC 20006 Register: A panel representing a broad spectrum of practitioners who are focused on anti-money laundering issues will present to law students, new grads and those just interested in learning more about careers in AML. Panelists will share how they arrived at their present positions, what helped to get them there, the type of work they do and what they wish they'd known in law school related to AML careers.

Truman Butler, Wells Fargo Senior Counsel, BSA Section & AML Compliance  Bruce Zagaris, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP  Stephanie Brooker, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia  Danielle Camner Lindholm, BAE Systems  Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Navigant CI  Michael Buffardi, Special Advisor for Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Regulatory Policy & Programs Division, FinCEN

In Cooperation with Washington Foreign Law Society; Young Professionals in Foreign Policy; George Washington University; Georgetown University Law - Asia; American University Washington College of Law Business Law Program and International Legal Studies Program; ABA Law Student Division; ABA Law Student, LLM & New Lawyer Outreach Committee (SIL); ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee (SIL)

IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard on the Global Economy in 2012 Monday, February 6, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 RSVP:

2012 has the markings of a difficult year. The future of the euro is inscrutable and Europe is likely already in recession. Growth is slowing in the major emerging economies, and the recovery in the United States remains slow

and fragile. Should the euro crisis deteriorate further and the global economy slow to a crawl, numerous countries, including some of the world’s largest, may resort to asking for help from the International Monetary Fund. Olivier Blanchard will participate in a conversation with the Institute for International Finance’s Philip Suttle and Carnegie’s Uri Dadush on the issues raised by the IMF’s latest economic forecasts. Carnegie’s Vikram Nehru will moderate.

Obsolete Law: Does Government Need a Spring Cleaning? Common Good and the Bipartisan Policy Center invite you to attend a morning forum on the problem of obsolete law on Tuesday, February 7 in Washington, DC. The forum will include a moderated discussion with: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) Followed by a discussion with experts, including: E. Donald Elliott, Yale Law School Richard R. Buery, Jr., The Children’s Aid Society William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution Philip K. Howard, Common Good Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget James R. Maxeiner, University of Baltimore School of Law Ryan McConaghy, Third Way Alan B. Morrison, The George Washington University Law School As government officials and candidates in the 2012 election talk about ways to cut government spending, trim deficits, create jobs, control healthcare costs, and improve education and infrastructure, the role played by obsolete law needs to be addressed. Forum participants will discuss how laws, regulations, and mandates from years past prevent officials and everyday Americans from making choices for today. Panelists will also consider proposals for reform, including sunset provisions. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Discussion begins promptly at 9:00 AM. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 To RSVP, please e-mail your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to

This event is the first in a Common Good series titled: “Start Over 2012: A Bipartisan Forum Series”

The State of the European Union Tuesday, February 7, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lehrman Auditorium The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington DC 20002-4999 RSVP:

As Europe faces its biggest financial crisis since the 1930s, the European Union is in a state of turmoil. The European single currency, the euro, is threatening to unravel as several of its members struggle to deal with massive debts, huge budget deficits, high unemployment, low growth and declining investor confidence. The future of the entire "European Project" itself is now in question, as the grand vision of the EU’s architects begins to crumble. As Lady Thatcher remarked in her book Statecraft, "that such an unnecessary and irrational project as building a European superstate was ever embarked upon will seem in future years to be perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era.” Please join our distinguished group of Members of the European Parliament, who will address the momentous changes now taking place across the Atlantic as well as the implications for the future of Europe and the transatlantic alliance with the United States. More About the Speakers Derk Jan Eppink MEP (Belgium) Vice-Chairman, European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR) Geoffrey Van Orden MEP (United Kingdom) Vice-Chairman, European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR) Jan Zahradil MEP (Czech Republic) President, Alliance of European Conservatives & Reformists (AECR) Hosted By

Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.

Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom

Singapore Conference Wednesday, February 8, 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies 1800 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006 RSVP:

The CSIS Southeast Asia program is pleased to invite you to participate in a Singapore Conference on February 8, 2012, with a select and high level group of experts and senior policy officials at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The conference will bring together several ministers from Singapore’s new cabinet and other Singaporean and U.S. Officials, thought leaders, business executives, and journalists to discuss a range of issues from the political changes taking place in Singapore to cooperation between our countries on regional and global priorities. The Singapore Conference will focus on five key themes:

1. Assessing Singapore’s politics and foreign policy 2. Strengthening trade partnerships and constructing a framework for growth in the Asia-Pacific 3. Bolstering security cooperation in Asia 4. Educational partnerships and preparing students for the 21st Century economy 5. Defining a strategic cooperation for the 21st century

The conference is organized at a vital moment for both the United States and Singapore. The center of gravity for American foreign policy, national security, and economic interests are being realigned and shifting towards Asia. The United States is thinking more strategically about the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia in particular. Singapore has been a vital partner of the United States with extensive linkages from trade and investment, sustainable environmental policy, to security and political ties. American officials, business leaders, and civil society leaders and the new Singaporean leadership value this opportunity to discuss these issues, and the conference has been designed to meet that need. I hope that you will be able to join us and provide you insights and input to enrich this important and timely discussion. Please note that all of the keynote speeches will be on the record. However, the panel discussions that follow will adhere to Chatham House Rule. Agenda: 8:30 a.m. - Registration of Participants 9:00 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks Ernest Bower, Senior Adviser & Director for Southeast Asia, CSIS The Hon. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador, Embassy of Singapore 9:15 a.m. - New Directions: Singapore Politics and Foreign Policy Moderator: Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor & Director for Southeast Asia

Keynote Speech: Minister K. Shanmugam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Panel Discussion and Q&A Speakers: Ashok Mirpuri Singapore, Ambassador to Indonesia Janadas Devan, Director of Institute of Policy Studies Stanley Roth, Vice-President, International Government Relations, Boeing Stapleton Roy, Former US Ambassador to Singapore & Director of Kissinger Institute for Chinese-US studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center 11:00 a.m. - Strengthening the Trade Partnership: Recovery through Growth in the Asia-Pacific Moderator: Carla Hills, CEO, Hills and Co Introductory Comments: Minister S. Iswaran, 2nd Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore Panel Discussion and Q&A Speakers: The Hon. Charlene Barshefsky, Chair, International Trade, Investment and Market Access Practice, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Jeffrey J. Schott, Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics Ng How Yue, Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore Ong Ye Kung, Deputy Secretary-General, National Trade Union Congress, Singapore 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon: Building Security Partnerships in Asia Moderator: Dr. Michael Green, Japan Chair, CSIS Keynote speech: Chee Wee Kiong, Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Panel Discussion and Q&A Speakers: The Hon. Richard Armitage, Former Deputy Secretary of State Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence and former Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Command BG Gary Ang, Deputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Defence, Singapore Barry Desker, Dean of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University Major-General (NS) Ng Chee Khern, Director of the Security and Intelligence Division (SID), Singapore 2:00 p.m. - Partnerships in Education: Preparing Students for a 21st Century Economy Introductory Comments: Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, Singapore Joanne Weiss (invited), Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Education Panel Discussion and Q&A Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University 
 Jessica Kehayes (invited), Director of Education and Chief of Staff Education Department, Asia Society

Susan Fuhrman (invited), President of Teachers College, Columbia University and President of the National Academy of Education Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Singapore 3:30 p.m. - Coffee Break 4:00 p.m. - Defining a 21st Century Strategic Partnership Moderator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University Peter Ho, Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic Futures & Senior Fellow, Civil Service College Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State Discussion and Q & A 5:30 p.m. - Reception

Power, Inc. The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead Wednesday, February 8, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036-2103 RSVP:

Foreign Policy magazine and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host the launch of David Rothkopf’s newest book, Power, Inc. The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead. Rothkopf will present his book, which traces the changing relationship between public and private power and looks at the implications of the rise of great private actors and the weakening of many states.

A panel discussion will follow with Robert Hormats, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment; and Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Quest (Penguin Press, 2011) and The Commanding Heights (Free Press, 2002). Ed Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times, will moderate.

Lecture & Book signing, "LOST Washington, DC" by Author John DeFerrari

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street NW Free

Come listen to author John DeFerrari discuss his recently published book LOST Washington, D.C. based on his blog, the Streets of Washington. Mr. DeFerrari will also talk specifically about one of the stories in his book - the Key Mansion in Georgetown, home of Francis Scott Key. LOST Washington, D.C. was published by The History Press in Fall 2011. The Washington Post review noted that "books such as DeFerrari's push us to look up from our devices and enter a past that is not virtual, but part of a living city." DeFerrari's talk will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing. For assurance of having your own book that evening, advance purchase is available. Books will be available for purchase during the evening if not pre-sold out. Reservations and book sales at suggested. For additional information,, or 202-337-2288

Intercepting Democracy: Colombia’s Intelligence Service vs. Civil Liberties Thursday, February 9, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Lunch served 12:00-12:15 p.m.) National Endowment for Democracy 1025 F. Street NW Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20004 RSVP: Despite a longstanding commitment to elections and civilian rule, Colombia’s democracy continues to be challenged by widespread violence from a decades-old civil war that has claimed thousands of lives and has forcibly displaced millions of people. Upon assuming power, President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) implemented a “democratic security policy” that aimed to weaken illegal armed groups and bring peace to the country; the downside of these policies was widespread violations of human rights.

President Uribe’s government repeatedly accused human rights organizations, NGOs, and journalists of being “advocates of terrorism,” and many were subjected to smear campaigns, threats, and persecution from the state. One government agency that persistently breached the rule of law was Colombia’s intelligence service, the Department of Administrative Security (DAS), which engaged in illegal surveillance of human rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, judges, and even government officials and has now been disbanded by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. In his presentation, journalist and human rights activist Hollman Morris will recount the illegal actions undertaken by the DAS and discuss issues of political responsibility and the consequences for individual victims, civil society, and the state of democracy in Colombia. Mr. Morris will propose recommendations for addressing past abuses and reinforcing respect for the fundamental rights of citizens. Brandon Yoder will provide comments. About the Speakers: Hollman Morris is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist from Colombia. In his coverage of Colombia’s internal armed conflict, Mr. Morris has documented numerous cases of human rights abuses and helped hold accountable those responsible for these crimes. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Morris directed “Contravia,” a weekly television program that seeks to provide a voice to victims of human rights violations and bring to light new information about the Colombian conflict. Mr. Morris is co-director (along with Juan José Lozano) of the documentary film Impunity (2010). He has also been featured in the 2008 documentary “Temoin Indesirable” (“Unwanted Witness”), which exposes the dangers faced by investigative journalists amidst the ongoing violence in Colombia. Mr. Morris has won widespread international recognition for his work. He is the recipient of the prestigious Human Rights Watch 2007 Human Rights Defender Award, as well as a 2005 Hellman/Hammett grant for his courageous journalism in the face of political persecution. More recently, Mr. Morris received the 2010

Chavkin Journalism Prize and the 2011 Nuremberg International Human Rights Award. Prior to his ReaganFascell Democracy Fellowship at NED, Mr. Morris was a Nieman Fellow (2010) at Harvard University. Brandon Yoder is a program officer for Latin America and Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy.

"Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil" A Conversation with Timothy Mitchell Wednesday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 George Washington University The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20006 There will be a reception following the event. RSVP at: Timothy Mitchell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University Timothy Mitchell will discuss his new book, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, in which he describes a complex story, arguing that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely on revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. A limited number of books will be available at no cost to GW students. Sponsored by The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the screening of the documentary film Cuba's Hope, followed by a discussion with Jordan Allott, executive producer, and Simon Panek, founder and executive director of the Czech non-governmental organization People in Need, on February 7, 2012, at 6:30 pm. The event is part of the Embassy's project: Freedom of Expression in the Contemporary World, dedicated to Milos Forman and Vaclav Havel, running from February-May 2012. Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW Washington, DC 20008 RSVP to, or 202/274-9102 by February 6, 2012 Light refreshments and mojitos will be served after the discussion.

About the film: In 2008, Fidel Castro handed over control of Cuba to his younger brother, Raul. Since then, people around the world have predicted significant changes in the lives of the Cuban people― especially in the lives of young Cubans. While hope springs eternal, the Cuban government's continued use of laws that violate basic standards of international human rights makes it almost impossible for citizens to openly voice their desires for change. Despite the obstacles, many young people in Cuba risk their lives to work for a better, more just future. In the spring of 2011, Livio, an independent librarian and Cuban youth leader, visited five people: a blogger, a student, a professor, a journalist and a musician; the film depicts their stories. Jordan Allott Jordan Allott is founder and executive producer for In Altum Productions, a Washington, DC, based film and video production company. Through In Altum Productions, Mr. Allott has produced and distributed documentary projects with themes ranging from Catholic spirituality and mountain climbing to Cuban and American politics. In 2010, Mr. Allott and In Altum Productions released Oscar's Cuba, a 60-minute documentary about imprisoned Cuban human rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize finalist Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet. The acclaimed documentary has been screened across Europe, the United States, and South America, including during a 20-stop university tour. Members of Congress, ambassadors and mayors of the U.S. and European cities hosted additional screenings. Mr. Allott's work has been seen globally on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), CNN International, Telemundo, and Univision and has been featured by media outlets globally, including the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. Mr. Allott has also written opinion pieces for the Washington Times, the American Spectator and Catholic World Report. Additionally, Mr. Allott's work has screened at several film festivals across the United States and Canada, including the Washington, DC Independent Film Festival. Mr. Allott is a 2012 National Review Institute Washington DC Fellow. Mr. Allott was born in Reading, England, received a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in McLean, Virgina. Simon Panek Simon Panek was a prominent student leader of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in former Czechoslovakia, and he worked for President Vaclav Havel in the 1990s. Currently, he is the director and one of the founders of People in Need (PIN), a Czech non-governmental organization. PIN focuses on relief aid and development cooperation, as well as human rights and democracy promotion abroad. The organization also administers social integration programs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and provides informative and educational activities. PIN is one of the largest organizations of its kind in post-communist Europe, and has administered projects in thirty-seven countries over the past 20 years. Panek has worked in Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Kosovo, Burma, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Haiti and another 20 countries in which People In Need is involved.

Freedom of Expression in the Contemporary World The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the project Freedom of Expression in the Contemporary World, which is dedicated to lifelong friends and symbols of the fight for democracy and freedom: the renowned Czech film director Milos Forman and former Czech and Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel. Running from February-May 2012, the project incorporates documentary screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions, and lectures focusing on freedom of expression particularly in Burma, Belarus, and Cuba.

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012-Milos Forman The project is a prelude to the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012-Milos Forman which will take place September-October 2012. The festival will celebrate Oscar-winning, Czech director Milos Forman's 80th birthday, the best of Czech cinematography, and the accomplishments of the transatlantic film industry, featuring over 30 films and events in prestigious venues throughout the Washington area. In addition, the festival will incorporate concerts, lectures, exhibitions, and theatrical performances related to film, photography, and/or the multimedia realm.

Remembering Refugees: Stories from the 1947 Partition of India from Mumbai, and Beyond Thursday, February 9, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 George Washington University The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20006 RSVP at: Kavita Daiya, Associate Professor of English; Director, M.A. Program in English, GW As many scholars from Hannah Arendt to Zygmunt Bauman have noted, migration is the defining feature of our era, and the refugee is an extreme instance of this. The Partition migrations of India in 1947 are part of this remarkable history of the 20th century, turning twelve million people into refugees within nine months. How did these refugees narrate their voluntary or forced migration? How did they rebuild their lives, remember their past, and re-imagine their identities in the new Indian nation? What are the cultural and political legacies of the 1947 Partition experience for ideas about citizenship, ethnic nationalism, and secularism in postcolonial India? Drawing on the accounts of refugees and their descendants settled mostly in and around Mumbai, this talk explores the impact of the Partition on the cultural negotiation of citizenship, rights, and secularism in contemporary India. Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 5:00-8:00 p.m. 901 Restaurant & Bar 901 9th Street NW RSVP:

Join the Occasions, Inc. & OI Travel Collection team on February 9, 2012 for an evening of networking with some of the DC area's top business professionals.
Bring plenty of business cards!


Jacqueline Levine's The Temptation
(February 10-March 16)

Opening Reception Friday, February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Flashpoint Gallery 916 G Street NW (202) 315-1310

Artist Jacqueline Levine's work ranges from the imagery of Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights to the distorted scale and perspective in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The exhibition, The Temptation, will transform Flashpoint Gallery into an immersive installation. A cast of characters takes the form of large-scale, figurative sculptures that derive their stylistic influences from primitivism to pop and surrealism to low-brow.

Flashpoint Gallery is generously supported by The Washington Post Company. Hotel Helix is Flashpoint’s 2011-12 Hotel Partner. Marvin is CuDC’s 2011-12 Wine Partner. American Airlines is the official airline of CuDC.

POSE II and Catherine Koch Opening Reception Saturday, February 11, 7:00-11:00 p.m. The Fridge

Rear Alley 516 1/2 Eighth Street SE Washington, DC 20003 Free and open to the public. This exhibit will consist of new paintings on canvas by legendary "concretealchemist" and world-renowned muralist POSE II (aka Maxx Moses), as well as a select collection of giclé prints of photographs of Mr. Moses' murals by worldrenowned photographer Catherine Koch. Artist workshop and artist talk to be announced soon. Exhibit on view through Thursday, February 23, 2012

Waverly Street Gallery 4600 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 951-9441
Entrance and parking on Waverly Street. One block from Bethesda Metro station.

23 + 23
Waverly Street Gallery’s 4th Annual Invitational Show
(February 7-March 3) Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception Friday, February 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Waverly Street Gallery presents its February 2012 invitational show. The annual invitational show has proved to be exciting and popular events offering a bounty of artistic expression. For the fourth year, the 23 member artists of invite 23 other artists to exhibit their work alongside the Gallery artists. 23 + 23 will feature nationally and locally in almost every medium - painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber and ceramics. With 46 artists' works on media and styles will be available for the public to enjoy.

For the quilt lovers among you, a show of thirty-nine quilts by Washington area masters of the craft inspired by the Joanna the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

S. Rose Red and White Exhibit at

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk Saturday, February 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Off Rhode Studio
downstairs at Art Enables 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, DC 20018

Distinguished Women in International Affairs: Laura Holgate Monday, February 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 George Washington University The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20006 RSVP at: Laura Holgate, Senior Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council Sponsored by the Nuclear Policy Talks and the Distinguished Women in International Affairs series, which is presented with the generous support of Jack and Pam Cumming

Catalin Florescu, Inka Parei & Erwin Uhrmann lecture and discussion Tuesday, February 14 7:30-9:00 p.m. Embassy of Austria 3524 International Court NW Washington DC 20008 Admission free, RSVP required: or (202) 895-6776

Presented as part of the Zeitgeist Series - a Contemporary German-Language Literature Series:

Erwin Uhrmann (Austria), Inka Parei (Germany), and Catalin Dorian Florescu (Switzerland) will read and discuss their work on an evening dedicated to emerging authors in contemporary German literature. Catalin Dorian Florescu was born in Romania in 1967. Later, he and his parents escaped Romania and immigrated to Switzerland where he now lives and works. For his first two novels, Florescu was awarded the Anna-SeghersPreis. His most recent novel Jakob beschliesst zu lieben, of which he is going to read some excerpts, was published in 2011 and won the Swiss Book Prize. Inka Parei was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1967. She studied sociology, political science, sinology and German studies, and currently lives in Berlin. Parei has been awarded several prizes, including the Hans Erich Nossack Prize and the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Inka Parei will present her latest work Die Kältezentrale. Erwin Uhrmann, born in 1978, lives in Vienna. He studied political science and communication science in Vienna, and founded the art-club Kunstwerft. He has published art commentaries for magazines and catalogues, and works for the privately financed Essl Museum. Erwin Uhrmann will read a passage from his literary debut Der lange Nachkrieg.

The excerpts will be read in both German and English. The writers will introduce and discuss their work in English. Norbert Bärlocher, Counselor, Embassy of Switzerland, will guide through the evening. The event will be concluded with a Valentine’s Day reception with Austrian, German and Swiss delicacies provided by the Goethe-Institut, Embassy of Switzerland and the American-Austrian Cultural Society.

Middle East Policy Forum: Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible? Thursday, February 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 George Washington University The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20006
RSVP at: Despite twenty years of peace negotiations, persistent obstacles on both sides continue to prevent an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. In addition, the potential international intermediaries are preoccupied with domestic issues: the upcoming presidential election in the U.S. and the struggle in Europe to aver financial collapse. Without a third-party involvement, can the two parties (Israel and Palestine) achieve peace alone? Gershon Baskin is the founder and chairman of the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information. He will address these topics and discuss the secret direct back channel of negotiations that he initiated and conducted between the Government of Israel and Hamas for the release of the kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilead Schalit, who was held in captivity in the Gaza strip for 5 years and 4 months.

The Middle East Policy Forum is presented with the generous support of ExxonMobil.
Sponsored by Institute for Middle East Studies

Opening Reception February 16, 6:00 p.m. OAS' Art Museum of the Americas 201 18th Street NW

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) February 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Keck Center 500 Fifth Street NW Room 100 Registration and Photo IDs required

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) presents D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region. DASERs provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This series is organized in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Program
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check in 6:00 to 6:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event. 6:10 to 7:10 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each) Shih Chieh Huang, artist, New York City Lynne Parenti, curator of fishes and research scientist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Barbara Stauffer, chief of temporary exhibitions, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Bertram Ulrich, liaison multimedia and curator, Art Program, NASA, Washington, D.C. 7:10 to 7:45 p.m. Discussion 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Reception

Leonardo fosters collaborative explorations both nationally and internationally by facilitating interdisciplinary projects and documenting and disseminating information about the intersection of art, science, and technology. DASER's sister program, LASER, is based in San Francisco.

CAG Georgetown ARTS Show 2012
The talent of Georgetown resident artists will be on view this year at the 3rd Annual Georgetown Art Show at House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, for five days, spanning the President's Day Weekend, from Thursday, February 16 thru Monday, February 20. Sponsored by the House of Sweden and free to the public, the show will launch with an opening reception on Thursday, February 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. CAG's (Citizens Association of Georgetown) unique show of more than 30 Georgetown artists will include painting, photography, prints, sculpture, 2D and 3D mixed media. While some works will be for display only, many will be for sale. Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ulysses Marshall: The Journey of Hope (February 16-March 17)

Opening Reception Friday, February 17, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

International Visions Gallery 2629 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

"The Journey of Hope", acrylic and paperdoll on canvas, 36x48

[GALLERY HOURS] Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm or by appointment

The Miller Center at the University of Virginia invites you to a Presidents Day event in our Washington, DC office. Three of our outstanding scholars will illuminate historical context for the 2012 election to kick off our Lessons of 2012 theme for the upcoming year. They will offer historical comparisons to issues likely to be prominent in this year's race and provide an overview of the wealth of materials related to

presidential history available in our archives.

Join us for fascinating dicussions and a reception:

Monday, February 20, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Miller Center 801 17th Street NW Suite 202 Washington, DC 20006

**Space is limited, so please reply to Shirley Burke at by Thursday, February 16 if you plan to attend.**

AGENDA 4:00 pm – 4:05 pm WELCOME Governor Gerald L. Baliles, Director & CEO, Miller Center; Governor of Virginia (1986-1990) 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm THE MODERN PRESIDENCY AND PARTISAN RANCOR President Obama’s political difficulties have not merely been due to poor leadership or the stubborn rates of unemployment. In large part, they follow from structural dilemmas that would affect any president. Modern presidents are caught between two competing responsibilities. First, they assume the responsibility, rooted in the Progressive and New Deal eras, to transcend partisanship and meet the profound challenges of managing the welfare and national security states. At the same time, they confront a polarized climate arising from the cultural struggles of the 1960s that pits Democrats and Republicans in a battle over what the objectives of government should be – a raw and disruptive party politics that requires presidents to pronounce party doctrine, raise campaign funds, mobilize grassroots support, and campaign on behalf of their partisan brethren. Sid Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics and Director of Democracy and Governance Studies, Miller Center

4:25 pm– 4:45 pm PRESIDENTIAL RECORDINGS Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations.Using these once-secret presidential recordings of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, the presentation will reveal episodes in each of the administrations that touched on the matters of foreign policy that have engaged presidents over the last two administrations and will likely emerge as concerns during the upcoming presidential campaign. Marc Selverstone, Associate Professor and Director of Presidential Studies, Miller Center 4:45pm – 5:05 pm WILL THE SUPREMES DECIDE THE 2012 ELECTION? APPLYING HISTORY TO CURRENT CASES The US Supreme Court will decide the Obamacare case in the midst of the 2012 presidential race. Presidential oral histories provide context for this crucial ruling and how the candidates might approach it, and future Court appointments, in the campaign. Barbara Perry, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor, Presidential Oral History Program, Miller Center –










The Miller Center is releasing new materials and has reorganized our existing resources to make them widely accessible to provide context to the election of 2012. Michael Greco, Director of Information and Support Services, Miller Center

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm WINE AND CONVERSATION

Archives in Wartime: From WWII to the Invasion of Iraq February 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m. 5th Floor Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004-3027 RSVP: A photo ID is required for entry to the building.

From the first days of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States forces seized official government records created by Saddam Hussein’s regime and exploited them for valuable military intelligence. Millions of pages of these Iraqi state records were then transferred to the United States for further research. Digital copies were even made available to scholars, providing a wealth of new insights into the recent history of Iraq and Saddam Hussein’s regime. Yet their continued storage and use in the United States remains controversial. The Iraq National Library and Archive has repeatedly demanded the immediate return of all archival material captured during the war, arguing that these records are an inalienable part of Iraq’s national heritage. Negotiations have dragged on as it remains unclear if Iraq is truly ready for these records, which document decades of suppression and abuse, and contain the names of both informants and targets, perpetrators and victims alike. The seizure of these Iraqi records is not without precedent, as archives are routinely captured by enemy forces during wartime. “Archives in Wartime” will feature a panel of expert archivists and historians who will discuss the current dispute over the Iraqi records within this larger historical context, examining the complex political questions at stake, as well as the tangled legal, historical, and archival issues which arise when state records are captured by invading forces. Event Co-sponsor: Cold War International History Project

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