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Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Original music combines with poetry written by women from a wide range of French-speaking countries and regions to create a work that explores themes of identity, love, sensuality, and creativity. Part of the 2015 Francophonie Cultural Festival.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:45 PM

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rising Arab Spring, Western pundits have hailed the triumph of democracy. But its promise has been tough to realize in many parts of the world. Learn why this is happening and what should be done to smooth democracy’s path, with historian Charles Ingrao.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piemonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session three of a six-session course.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:45 PM

In this evening seminar, learn the fascinating story of Kemal Ataturk, Turkey’s first president, who changed the face of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. Relying on a theme of governance by science and reason rather than by dogma and religion, he dragged a predominately illiterate and lethargic society into the 20th century.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session four of a six-session course.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Meet the husband-and-wife team behind the downtown DC spot that has generated lots of buzz since it opened last spring. They’ve planned a special dinner with a menu designed around the tastes of authentic dishes you’d find in a Thai street market.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session five of a six-session course.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session six of a six-session course.

 

 

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