LSE Chicago May-June Newsletter: Roger Thurow Presents; Royal Ascot Day Races; UK Pension Seminar



AFLSE in Chicago Presents 3 Upcoming Events in May - June

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Upcoming LSE Events:

Monday, May 24th
Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago

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

When: Monday, May 24th at 6:00pm

Where: Schopf & Weiss LLP, One South Wacker Drive, 28th Floor, Chicago

Reception to follow.

Space is limited. Register and purchase tickets: online at AFLSE.org
(www.aflse.org/store.html?event_id=1266)
*Tickets are $20 per person/$10 for AFLSE members*


About the Talk:

Roger will address the global hunger problem as it relates to the 25,000 people who die every day of hunger, malnutrition and related diseases. The presentation will discuss how ending hunger through agriculture development is becoming the great populist cause -- and singular achievement -- of this decade.

About Roger Thurow:

After three decades at The Wall Street Journal, Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy in January 2010. For 20 years, he served as a Journal foreign correspondent, based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century – along with 10 Olympic Games. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues was also honored by the United Nations.

Thurow and Kilman are authors of the recent book, ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. In 2009, they were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.

Schopf & Weiss LLP| For information about Schopf & Weiss LLP, click here. For Directions, click here.




Other Upcoming Events:

Thursday, May 13th
UK Pension Transfer Seminar and Drinks - Unlocking your ‘frozen’ UK pension – Kestrel International (USA) Inc.


You are cordially invited to a seminar hosted by Kestrel International (USA) Inc., www.kestrelint.com , which will consider the issues expatriates face when they move overseas and leave their pensions behind in the UK. During this seminar Daniel Dane, President of Kestrel International (USA) Inc., and Toby Ricketts of award winning Margetts Fund Management Ltd, will discuss:

How to minimize the restrictions and maximise the benefits available with UK pensions.

New 'QROPS' legislation allowing qualifying pensions to be transferred to non-UK jurisdictions for tax efficiency purposes.

30 Margetts Fund Management Ltd will provide an insight into their award winning portfolio management skills and their views on global markets.

When: Thursday, May 13th at 6:30-8pm (Registration 6-6:30pm).

Venue: The Mid America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive 80th floor, Aon Center, Chicago, IL 60601

A drinks reception will follow the seminar
RSVP: charles.cockerton@kestrelint.com




Friday, June 11th

Traditional Ascot Day at the Arlington International Racecourse with the British-American Business Council and British Airways.

To coincide with the UK's Royal Ascot Day, the BABC Chicago cordially invite AFLSE members and friends to join them for the Traditional Ascot Day at Arlington International Racecourse.

This year's celebration is scheduled as follows:

When and Where: 2:00 - 7:00pm at the Arlington International Racecourse, Governor's Room, 2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL

Program:
2:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails
2:30-2:45 pm - Welcome
3:00-4:30 pm - Dining
3:00-7:00 pm - Fun horseracing
5:00-6:00 pm - Women's best hat contest, and grand prize raffle drawing

Tickets are available to AFLSE members until June 4th, 2010. AFLSE Member/BABC Member: $150 before June 4 (non-member price $175) AFLSE Member/BABC Member Table for 8: $1200 before June 4 (non-member price $1275).

Click here for more details, ticket purchase and event registration.
(http://www.babcc5.eventbrite.com).

Ticket includes:

* cocktails & buffet lunch in private Governor’s Room; * great networking with fellow members and guests; and enjoy the women’s best hat contest and exciting raffles;

* elegant yet relaxed venue…perfect for client entertainment

* full day of fun horseracing—enjoy an electric atmosphere as your horses race down the home stretch;

* complimentary roundtrip bus transportation from the Wrigley Building to Arlington Park (if you’d rather not drive!)

(Map of Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL)

Origins of Ascot Day

Queen Anne was the founder of the Ascot course, and she is remembered by the opening race of the four-day spectacular, the Queen Anne Stakes. The monarch, an equestrian sport fan, was taking a carriage ride through the forest near Windsor Castle in 1711 when she came upon a clearing that looked perfect for racing.

The area close to the village of East Cote was bought at a cost of just £558 and she ordered it to be prepared for racing. And so the Royal racecourse played host to its first race on 11 August that year with 'Her Majesty's Plate of 100 guineas. Click here for more Colorful History.

Today, the centerpiece of Ascot’s year, Royal Ascot is the world’s most famous race meeting. More than 300,000 people visit the racecourse during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s most popular race meeting, and the event still continues to grow each year. Royal Ascot is an internationally renowned sporting and social occasion, where tradition, pageantry and style all meet in a glorious setting against the spectacular backdrop of top class thoroughbreds and world famous jockeys competing for some of the highest accolades in horseracing. The quality of the horseracing is simply outstanding, with over £3 million in prize money on offer and a total of sixteen Group races, including at least one Group One event on each of the five days.

The action on the track is matched only by the fashions on display, with a colorful array of outfits and hats, making this one of the most sophisticated and elegant events in the summer calendar. Ascot Day with the British-American Business Council, Chicago is a British-American Business Council, Chicago event.

For questions or if you would like to become involved in helping to plan Chicago events, please email Margo Rocklin at: Chicago@aflse.org



AFLSE Website
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Chicago: Talk and Reception
Monday, 05/24/10 at 6:00pm

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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Chicago: Ascot Day with the British-American Business Council, Chicago
Friday, 06/11/10 at 2:00pm

To coincide with the UK's Royal Ascot Day, the BABC Chicago cordially invite AFLSE members and friends to join them for the Traditional Ascot Day at Arlington International Racecourse.

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