AFLSE National Newsletter for May, 2010

Sign up now for the reception for the LSE Director, Sir Howard Davies, on Wednesday, July 21st in Washington DC (rescheduled from the date previously advertised).

Meanwhile, many activities are scheduled for May:  In Boston and Washington, DC, LSE alumni are invited to join those of other universities to watch the British General Election returns on May 6th, while the Women's Foreign Policy Group meets for a reception at the Croatian Embassy;  in New York City, Lloyd Feinstein will be presenting a rescheduled career seminar on May 13;  Washington, DC alums are invited to join the Hands-On DC Work-A-Thon on May 15, while those in Los Angeles are invited to a charity ball, and Chicago alumni are invited to a talk by Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on May 24th. 

Of particular interest in May is the talk by Thandika Mkandawire, LSE Professsor of African Development, in New York City on May 17.   He will address many of the challenges facing African countries.

Congratulations to David Levering Lewis (PhD '62) on being awarded a National Humanities Medal in a recent White House Ceremony, and to Dan Griswold (MSc '97) on the recent publication of his book on globalization.

See below for details of all the items mentioned, and LOGIN to for information on the many chapter "happy hours" and news of other events as they are posted.

AFLSE Washington, DC: Reception in Honor of Howard Davies, LSE Director
Wednesday, 07/21/10 at 9:00pm

Sir Howard Davies, Director of the LSE, will attend a reception to be held in the British Embassy Rotunda hosted by Nicolas Hailey, Counsellor Politics, Economics and Communications Group.

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Boston: British Election Returns Party
Thursday, 05/6/10 at 5:00pm

AFLSE Boston Chapter, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom cordially invite you to our election returns party.

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Washington, DC: LSE Alumni/British Universities UK Election Day Mixer
Thursday, 05/6/10 at 9:00pm

The AFLSE DC chapter is pleased to invite you to UK general election happy hour mixer, to be held at One Lounge in Dupont Circle.

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Washington, DC: Women's Foreign Policy Group Evening Reception and Program
Thursday, 05/6/10 at 9:00pm

LSE alumni and friends are invited to the Women's Foreign Policy Group's Celebration of Women Diplomats.

This reception, held at the Embassy of Croatia, will highlight the achievements of women ambassadors and other diplomats.

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New York City: Career Seminar - Positioning Yourself in a Difficult Market
Thursday, 05/13/10 at 9:00pm
Beta Gamma Sigma has graciously invited AFLSE members to this career seminar. This event was rescheduled from March 11th due to illness.

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Washington, DC: Hands On DC Work-a-Thon
Saturday, 05/15/10 at 12:00pm

The DC chapter of LSE Alumni and Friends will be sending a team of volunteers to participate in the Hands On DC Work-a-Thon.

Friends and family welcome.

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Los Angeles: Charity Ball with The Ivy Plus Society
Saturday, 05/15/10 at 10:00pm

The Ivy Plus Society (TIPS) invites LSE alumni and friends to join other Ivy-type business school alums at their first annual Spring Charity Ball at Evo in Los Angeles.

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New York City: A Talk on the Challenge of African Development
Monday, 05/17/10 at 9:30pm

Thandika Mkandawire, LSE Professor of African Development, will speak on Running While Others Walk: The Challenge of African Development.

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Chicago: Talk and Reception
Monday, 05/24/10 at 9:00pm

LSE Alumni and friends are cordially invited to a reception in honor of Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago.

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LSE Alumnus Honored with National Humanities Medal
Wednesday, 04/21/10 at 11:02am

Congratulations to David Levering Lewis (PhD, 1962), distinguished historian, who was awarded a 2009 National Humanities Medal.

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LSE Alumnus Dan Griswold Publishes Book on Free Trade
Tuesday, 04/27/10 at 3:50pm

Daniel T. Griswold (MSc 1997) puts forward a spirited defense of free trade which tells the under-reported story of how a more global U.S. economy has created better jobs and higher living standards for American workers.

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