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The AFLSE Washington, D.C. chapter compiles a bimonthly Community Bulletin, which can contain information on job openings, queries from those alumni looking for a job; apartment/house-share listings; need for participants in sports; advertisement of academic lectures; and other news relevant to the D.C. AFLSE community.


Upcoming Events

The International Policy & Economics Lecture Series (IPE) features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

AFLSE DC IPE Lecture Series:
May 28, 2008 - Dov Zakheim , Booz Allen Hamilton
February 26, 2008 - Michael Chertoff , Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
January 31, 2008 - Marc Grossman , (retired) Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, State Department
October 23, 2007 - Joel Brenner , National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence
July 11, 2007 - Margaret McCown , Senior Analyst, National Defense University
June 27, 2007 - Steven Payson , Chief, Special Studies Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
May 30, 2007 - Anthony Elson , Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science
April 25, 2007- Dennis McBride , President, The Potomac Institute
March 28, 2007 - Dr. Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

(Please click on link for details on each event.)


Winter Tea

Come in out of the cold and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation with fellow alumni!

AFLSE members, friends, recent grads, and future students are all welcome!

400 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004


Friday, February 8th
6:00 - 9:00 pm

We will be in a back room - look for the LSE signs.

For questions, please contact Laura McElwain, email: lauramcelwain2003@yahoo.com


If you have any suggestions for events we could incorporate in the future, or about current events please email:

Laura: lauramcelwain2003@yahoo.com

Recent Events

Holiday Party
December 15, 2007

The Washington, DC chapter holiday party was held in the Metropolitan Lounge of Bistro Napoleon, owned by our fellow alum Omar Popal.


Bon Voyage Afternoon for New LSE Students
July 28, 2007

All bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., and general course students and their parents were welcome, and of course LSE alumni and friends were encouraged to attend.


The London School of Economics discussion on
A Changing Turkey and US-Turkish Relations
May 7, 2007

Pub Quiz
March 6, 2007


An evening with Zhou Wenzhong
Zhou Wenzhong is the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States, and an LSE alumnus (1975).
February 7, 2007

Chapter Holiday Tea
December 3, 2006

Tell Your Story In 7 Seconds or Less: 7 Steps to a perfect elevator speech
October 26, 2006

Bon Voyage Afternoon for New LSE Students
Special thanks to Joy Dunkerley for hosting this year's Bon Voyage Afternoon for new LSE students.
July 22, 2006
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Special Briefing
Brazilian and Latin American Investments in the US: Regulatory & Enforcement Issues
July 18, 2006

Wine Tasting and Auction
Was held at the French Embassy.
April 29, 2006

Powerful Leadership in Perilous Times Conference
March 24, 2006

Emerging Markets: Mania or Mainstream?
Featuring Gary N. Kleiman
February 22, 2006
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Book Presentation
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein (LSE '67) talked about her newest book,
“Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency”.
February 1, 2006
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Holiday Party
December 11, 2005
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Cosmos Club
November 17, 2005

A celebration of music, dance and culture to benefit COANIQUEM Burned Children Foundation
October 29, 2005

Joint LSE-SAIS Policy Discussion:
"Energy and Climate Change:
Prospects for International Dialogue"

September 27, 2005

Elizabeth Smith Brownstein (LSE '67) talk on her new book; Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency
September 17, 2005

Fundraiser for Whitman-Walker Clinic
August 19, 2005
AFLSE DC Chapter would like to thank Havana Village management and staff, as well as Leon for contributing their time and resources to the effort of helping raise money for the Whitman Walker Clinic. Also, thanks to those LSE Alumni who came out to dance!
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Bon Voyage Evening for New LSE Students
July 24, 2005
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Conference on The Future of Portfolio Diversification
June 28, 2005

“Noche de Baile” Fundraiser for Mary’s Center at Havana Village.
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For more information about Mary’s Center, visit http://www.maryscenter.org
June 3, 2005

AFLSE Annual Careers Evening
March 21, 2005

Northern Virginia Networking Event
February 2, 2005

Wine Tasting
February 1, 2005

Holiday Party
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October 2004
British Embassy Reception: The Ambassador, Sir David Manning, hosted a reception at the British Embassy for the AFLSE this past Friday. Sir Howard Davies, the Director of the LSE, spoke at the reception, noting positive academic and program changes at the LSE.

D.C. Chapter Annual Dinner: The D.C. Chapter of the AFLSE hosted a rooftop reception overlooking the White House and Washington Monument and dinner on Saturday night, at the historic Hotel Washington. The dinner’s featured speaker was Stanley Fischer, President of Citigroup International, and former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. He was introduced by Clara Montanez, lead co-chair of the D.C. Chapter, and Vice President of UBS Financial Services. Dr. Fischer expounded upon his views on globalization and the importance of LSE education in his own life and research. He was accompanied by Rhoda, his wife of 40 years.

Clara Montanez, DC Chapter Leader, makes presentation to Stanley Fischer, speaker and guest of honor.
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Walt McMahon and Ben Burkemper, two chapter leaders from the Mid-West, who had flown in for the weekend events, enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
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