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Community Calendar March 2009

A selection of this month’s GW events—neighbors welcome!

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Through April 3
Exhibition: Hebrew Printing in Ukraine
Gelman Library
2130 H Street, NW
The Gelman Library’s Special Collections Research Center
hosts an exhibition of rare books from the I. Edward Kiev
Judaica Collection. Free and open to the public.

Through March 23
Exhibition: Unforgotten: Slave Quarters and other African American Sites
GW Virginia Campus
20101 Academic Way
Paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanábria, B.A. ’59, will be on
display at GW’s Virginia Campus in Ashburn. Free and
open to the public.

Wednesday, March 4, 12–1:30 p.m.
Tackling the Student Debt Crisis: Affording Graduate
School in Today’s Economy

Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
GW’s Graduate School of Political Management is
partnering with Rock the Vote to discuss receiving a
graduate education in today’s economy. The panel
discussion will frame the is­sue and give the audience a
practical skill set, including how to budget and become a
policy advocate.

Friday, March 6, 12–4:45 p.m.
History, Memory, and Politics: A Symposium on the
20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and Its
Legacy, 1989-2009

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, State Room, 7th Floor
The peaceful demise of the Berlin Wall beginning on Nov.
9, 1989, symbolized for many the end of the Cold War.
How is the wall treated as a site of memory? Is there a
consensus in Germany on understanding the place of the
Berlin Wall and the division of Germany in German
history? How do the practices of commemoration in
Germany fit in to broader European practices of
commemoration in the 21st century? These questions and
many others will be addressed in this half-day symposium.
For more information, call (202) 994-6432. RSVP to
ieresgwu@gwu.edu. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 11, 4–5:15 p.m.
Inequality and Poverty in the Global Economy:
Impact of Rising Food Prices

on the Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
This lecture, given by Quentin Wodon, adviser and
program manager at the World Bank, focuses on the likely
impact of these adverse shocks on poverty, inequality, and
human development and what policies would be most
successful in protecting the poor and vulnerable. RSVP to
iiep@gwu.edu. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
GW Band Clinic
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
GW will host a recruitment clinic with music groups from
Wyoming, Pa. Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 23, 6–9 p.m.
Reading: Michael Chabon
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
A reading by Pulizer Prize-winner Michael Chabon,
introduced by Edward P. Jones, Wang Visiting Professor in
Contemporary English Literature. This event is sponsored
by GW’s Department of English. Free and open to the
public.

Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Performance: Egidius Vocal Quartet: Early Music
Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
This event is sponsored by GW’s Department of Music.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
The Kalb Report: Down to the Wire: Journalism in
Crisis

National Press Club
National Press Building, 13th floor
14th and F streets, NW
Journalist and moderator Marvin Kalb is joined by CNN
President Jon Klein, National Public Radio President
Vivian Schiller, Associated Press President Tom Curley,
and Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibarguen. The
Kalb Report
is produced by GW’s Global Media Institute,
Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, and the National Press
Club and is underwritten by a grant from the Ethics and
Excellence in Journalism Foundation. For free tickets, visit
kalb.gwu.edu or call (202) 994-6463. Seating is first come,
first seated.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
The Future of the Internet and Politics
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Panelists include Aaron Myers, B.A. ’00, political
consultant specializing in online communication; Mark
Soohoo, deputy internet director of John McCain’s 2008
campaign, and Joe Rospars, new media director for Barack
Obama’s 2008 cam­paign. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 25, 4–5:15 p.m.
Inequality and Poverty in the Global Economy:
Rising Food and Fuel Prices: Addressing the Risks to Future Generations

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
Led by World Bank chief economist Ariel Fiszbein, the
discus­sion focuses on the likely impact of the financial
crisis and rising food and fuel prices on poverty, inequality,
and human development, and what policies would be most
successful in protecting the poor and vulnerable. Free and
open to the public. RSVP to iiep@gwu.edu.

Wednesday, March 25, 6–8 p.m.
10th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Mustafa V. Koç, chairman of the board of directors of Koç
Holdings, will speak on “A Corporate Responsibility
Tradition: Creative Approaches, Rewarding Outcomes.”
Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 27, 12–2 p.m.
Spring Colloquium: Psychology Lecture
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Dr. Roger Frie will provide an educational lecture on topics
within the field of psychology. Sponsored by GW’s Depart­
ment of Psychology. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m.
Performance: The Splendor of the Harpsichord
Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
This event is sponsored by GW’s Department of Music.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Jil Aigrot: The Voice of La Vie en Rose
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Singer Jil Aigrot brought Edith Piaf to life in the 2007 film
La Vie en Rose. Tickets available for $20–$35 at the Lisner
Box Of­fice, TicketMaster Outlets, or PhoneCharge at
(301) 808-6900.

Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Spring Chamber Music for Strings and Piano Concert
Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
This event is sponsored by GW’s Department of Music.
Free and open to the public.


 


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