Unpacking Islamophobia with a Diverse Expert Speaker Panel

HKS DC Council hosted a robust and thoughtful conversation on manufacturing bigotry in the context of the recent rise in Islamophobia. PEPCO Edison Gallery hosted the Council in their beautiful gallery space in Chinatown for which we are grateful. Participants enjoyed the art work at the event. The Islamophobia discussion was driven by additional powerful insights from the LGBT and Japanese American communities, a former White House official and was moderated by writer Wajahat Ali, also a former Al-Jazeera host who framed an intellectually stimulating session. Councilor Ruma Samdani welcomed guests and shared her personal motivation for organizing the event. Panelists' expert commentary were

Unpacking Islamophobia with a Diverse Expert Speaker Panel

HKS DC Council hosted a robust and thoughtful conversation on manufacturing bigotry in the context of the recent rise in Islamophobia. PEPCO Edison Gallery hosted the Council in their beautiful gallery space in Chinatown for which we are grateful. Participants enjoyed the art work at the event. The Islamophobia discussion was driven by additional powerful insights from the LGBT and Japanese American communities, a former White House official and was moderated by writer Wajahat Ali, also a former Al-Jazeera host who framed an intellectually stimulating session. Councilor Ruma Samdani welcomed guests and shared her personal motivation for organizing the event. Panelists' expert commentary were

Councilors Gather Downtown to shape the future of our community

Want to get involved? Is now the right time to give back a little to your HKS alumni community in DC? ​ After our April meeting on the second Monday of the month, the HKS DC Alumni Council hosted an Open House Happy Hour at Flight Bar, 777 6th Street, NW with complimentary drinks for those alumni from all programs and years considering standing for election to the Council. ​ Nominations for the HKS DC Alumni Council Election 2017 opened in April and close on April 19th at midnight. ​​ ​ We apologize to our Jewish friends that this event fell on an important holiday. We therefore extended the nomination deadline from 12th until 19th to ensure everyone is included and given opportunity to ask

Councilors Gather Downtown to shape the future of our community

Want to get involved? Is now the right time to give back a little to your HKS alumni community in DC? ​ After our April meeting on the second Monday of the month, the HKS DC Alumni Council hosted an Open House Happy Hour at Flight Bar, 777 6th Street, NW with complimentary drinks for those alumni from all programs and years considering standing for election to the Council. ​ Nominations for the HKS DC Alumni Council Election 2017 opened in April and close on April 19th at midnight. ​​ ​ We apologize to our Jewish friends that this event fell on an important holiday. We therefore extended the nomination deadline from 12th until 19th to ensure everyone is included and given opportunity to ask

DC alums inspire next year's HKS cohort

HKS alums joined on April 4th to recognize over 40 HKS new admits from the DC-area who attended the event. Jayme Johnson, President of the HKS DC Alumni Council, welcomed guests to the event at Microsoft's amazing venue adjacent to the DC Convention Center. Matt Clemons, Director of HKS Admissions and event host, congratulated attendees on their admittance to the School and acknowledged alums also in attendance from the MPP, MPP/ID, MPA, Mid-Career and Executive Education programs. He highlighted HKS' broad span of visiting national and international leaders who engage HKS students on diverse topics; visiting leaders go beyond presenting to students and also engage them through dialogue. Sym

DC alums inspire next year's HKS cohort

HKS alums joined on April 4th to recognize over 40 HKS new admits from the DC-area who attended the event. Jayme Johnson, President of the HKS DC Alumni Council, welcomed guests to the event at Microsoft's amazing venue adjacent to the DC Convention Center. Matt Clemons, Director of HKS Admissions and event host, congratulated attendees on their admittance to the School and acknowledged alums also in attendance from the MPP, MPP/ID, MPA, Mid-Career and Executive Education programs. He highlighted HKS' broad span of visiting national and international leaders who engage HKS students on diverse topics; visiting leaders go beyond presenting to students and also engage them through dialogue. Sym

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