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Drinking the Past: Re-creating Ancient Brews

This evening, archaeologist Patrick E. McGovern leads a sensory journey back in time as he recalls adventures in China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Peru and Mexico, and other locales, in search of “liquid time capsules.”

Date
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The Origins of Wine Civilization: From Ancient Vines to Modern Expressions

In a unique 2-day event, international experts in the culture, history, science, and production of wine explore the link between the wines we enjoy today and the earliest of wine-making traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Caucasus. An opening reception, panel presentations, a lunch featuring dishes from these wine regions and complementary pairings, and a concluding Grand Tasting enhance the experience.

Date
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Origins of Wine Civilization: From Ancient Vines to Modern Expressions Grand Tasting

The concluding event in a 2-day exploration of the origins of wine civilizations, the Grand Tasting offers opportunities to meet winemakers from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Caucasus and to sample products from their vineyards.

Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
From Idea to IPO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success

Successful Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur Danielle Tate provides an informative look at the basic tenets of entrepreneurship, drawing on the stories of real entrepreneurs for illustration.

Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
An Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture
4-Session Evening Course

Art historian Lawrence Butler highlights examples of Islamic art and architecture from the 7th century to today that embody its defining spiritual, luxury, and princely themes. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.