San Francisco AFLSE Newsletter for March 2008



 The ISA (International Studies Association) will host its annual conference in San Francisco this month, and a good number of LSE International Relations faculty will attend.

 The LSE Foundation is moving forward with plans for a panel discussion and a reception for SF alumni for this.  Although some details still need to be worked out, the firm details are as follows: 


LSE Faculty Panel Discussion 

"Anti-Americanism and Transatlantic Relations after 20 January 2009"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 


Location TBD.  (The Foundation will ask an alumnus to host this discussion at his/her office).


I hope to see you there!




On the lighter side:

A published author, Damian McNicholl, contacted me regarding a novel that he is writing.   Set in London, it involves an American graduate student attending the LSE, studying Comparative Politics.  Mr. McNicholl is looking for LSE graduates of the late nineties/early 2000s to answer some questions about London and LSE life for an American graduate student (social gatherings, course selection, thesis deadlines, exams).

Mr. McNicholl came to the US in the Nineties, practicing Law in New York, but turned to writing full-time.  His first novel, A Son Called Gabriel, was published by CDS Books in 2004 and will be published this month in the UK.

As a token of his appreciation, Mr. McNicholl will give anyone helping him in this endeavor a copy of his debut novel.  He can be contacted on:

Tel. (610) 294-9469



Save the date in April: 

A local alumna, Sandie Stringfellow, requested that I make you all aware of this wonderful opportunity.  

She works at a non-profit called BUILD, whose mission is to provide real-world experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities to excel in Education, lead in their communities and succeed professionally.   These students are currently preparing for the Business Plan Competition, to be held at Stanford University Graduate School of Business in May 2008.  

BUILD needs judges to assess these business plans.  The judges will watch 4-5 brief team presentations.  After each presentation, the judges will have the opportunity to ask direct questions of the team and will then score the presentation based on content, clarity and professionalism.

The event is on Thursday, April 17th

Menlo College


Dress code is business casual.


Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Sandie directly, at 



And finally, our First Mondays: 


AFLSE San Francisco: First Mondays
Monday, 06/7/10 at 6:30pm

LSE alumni, recent grads, future students, and friends are always welcome!

The first Monday of each month LSE alumni in the San Francisco area meet at 6:30pm.

[go to article]

Cheers, Augi

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