October/November Newsletter

Dear alumni and friends, I would like to bring to your attention the following changes in the AFLSE executive: our new co-chairs will be Cecily Raynor and Pietro DiSciascio. Olga Chistyakova will continue with the AFLSE as treasurer. We are looking for a new Happy Hour coordinator as well as for two new program coordinators. As a program coordinator you will manage one event,for example the happy hours, that need not be monthly ones. This is a great way to be invloved and meet fellow LSE grads. Please contact Pietro, pietrodisc@gmail.com, or Cecily, cecily.raynor@gmail.com, if you are interested.

We have the following three events scheduled for you in October/Novermber in addition to the happy hour:

Graduates of the Last Decade
are cordially invited
on

The National Gallery of Art
Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 20, 2007
2:00 - 5:00pm

$30 per person/ $20 AFLSE members
Space is limited. To sign up, please click here.
(Sign up ends October 18th.)

For questions, please contact the LSE Foundation: 212.433.1115


About the hunt:
You’ll discover art in an entirely new way on this scavenger hunt, a whirlwind tour of the best of the National Gallery of Art. You won’t need to know anything about art or the museum, but you’ll come away with a list of works you want to see again. Highlights include an eye-popping saint, Rip Van Winkle, the remarkable Stow Memorial, America’s only painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and a shark attack against a guy named Watson (no relation, we hope).

Watson Adventures (http://www.watsonadventures.com ) will lead us on this whirlwind hunt of one of the Nation’s most notable museums. We hope you will join us for informal drinks after the hunt (location TBD).

Frequently asked questions:
How does the scavenger hunt work? What are we looking for?
You are not collecting objects, but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions about the places you visit and sights you see. No previous knowledge of a hunt location is necessary, but you will discover a lot of cool things and fascinating facts. You hunt on a team of two to six people. Each person receives a set of clues and questions, and sometimes the team receives a map. You have a limited amount of time—two hours—to answer as many questions as possible. You earn points for each correct answer, and the team with the most points wins!

How small can my team be? Do I need to have a team?
We never force anyone to join a team—except that we do not let people hunt solo. If you want to hunt as a duo or a trio, that’s fine. If you would like to join up with other people, we’ll help you meet kindred spirits at the start. We find over and over that people who are game for joining others and meeting new people end up really hitting it off. (Consider how much you already have in common: You’re excited about a scavenger hunt, you have an interest in this particular hunt location, and you think meeting new people will be fun.) For some reason, these “pick up” teams win more often than other teams.

How big can my team be?
The hunt is played on teams of two to six people. Teams must stick together. You can have a team larger than six people, but you won’t be eligible to win the hunt, because your team will have an unfair advantage.

Joel F. Brenner is the National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence.

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

Event Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 at 6:30pm

  
   
Joel F. Brenner
 
Admission is free.

Please click here to RSVP for the Joel Brenner lecture.

Lecture topic:
The Role of the National Counterintelligence Executive

Location: 1248 36th Street, NW Washington, DC, the corner of 36th and N Streets. The event is being held in the conference room on the main floor (it can been seen as you enter through the main door).

Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 to last until 8:00 PM

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.

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

For questions, please contact: Pietro DiSciascio pietrodisc@gmail.com

Ambassador Marc Grossman (retired) Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, State Department.

The IPE series features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

Event Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 6:30pm

  
   
Marc Grossman
 
Admission is free.

Please click here to RSVP for the Marc Grossman lecture.

Lecture topic: "What Future for Turkey?"

The location is to be announced.

Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 to last until 8:00 PM

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.

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

For questions, please contact: Pietro DiSciascio pietrodisc@gmail.com



Washington, DC: GOLD Event - Scavenger Hunt at the National Gallery of Art
Saturday, 10/20/07 at 2:00pm

LSE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) are cordially invited to a Scavenger Hunt at the National Gallery of Art.


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