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Inside the World of Diplomacy
Take a rare opportunity to hear first-person stories from men and women whose careers are spent in diplomatic Washington when you spend a day at the American Foreign Service Association and the U.S. Department of State.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Treasures from Turquoise Mountain
Spend a fascinating evening immersed in the Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan exhibition, including its spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy. Try your hand at the art forms in the exhibit, and mingle in a light reception provided by Tortoise and Hare.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM
All Things Italian
All-Day Tour
Celebrate the heritage and cultural influence of Italy as reflected in sites throughout Washington. A private tour of the Embassy of Italy is part of a delightful day filled with great paintings, sculpture, architecture, gardens, food, and song.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM
All Things Italian
All-Day Tour
Celebrate the heritage and cultural influence of Italy as reflected in sites throughout Washington. A private tour of the Embassy of Italy is part of a delightful day filled with great paintings, sculpture, architecture, gardens, food, and song.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM
The Many Cuisines of China
Skip the General Tsao’s Chicken. Cookbook author and illustrator Carolyn Phillips opens the door to the regional delights of Chinese dining that you’ve never known about when she offers an overview of the sweeping variety of cuisines within the country. Then shift from big to bite-sized as she shares tasty insights on dim sum’s traditions.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Cultural Heritage Sites of China
From the grand splendor of the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace to the serene beauty of the gardens of Suzhou and the grand tombs of Ming and Qing dynasty rulers, spend a day with art historian Robert DeCaroli as he introduces spectacular places in China that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Madagascar: A Lost World, Found
RESCHEDULED: Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, had managed to keep its secrets for 40 million years. Among them were plants and animals that had evolved in isolation since the days of the dinosaurs. Edwin Smith, a biologist at the National Zoo, delves into some of Madagascar’s storied mysteries and explores the possibilities of the island’s future as human civilization expands across the once-isolated home of its unique plant and animal species.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:45 PM