WDCSA Newsletter – June 2002

Membership Renewal for Current Members (for a limited time only) (link takes
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Washington DC Stanford Association June 2002 Newsletter

Calendar of Events – click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

June 2, Sun. Book Club – Bee Season
June 4, Tue Prof. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
June 5, Weds.  Prof. Stephen Krasner
June 6, Thurs. Evening at Phillips Collection
June 13, Thurs. Canoe lessons and picnic
June 20, Thurs. International Careers brown bag
June 29, Sat. Appalachian trail work & hike
July 7, Sun. Book Club – Being Dead
July 13, Sat Baltimore Orioles game
July 15, Mon Movie on The Mall
Aug. 10-18 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sept. 1, Sun. Some Like it Hot at Wolf Trap
June 2, 5, 18, 23, July 24 Modern Drama Discussion Group


Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Assistant Professor of Law 

Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Remarks: 6:45 p.m.

The Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C. cordially invites you to a discussion on “Post-September 11 Law Enforcement.”

Hear Stanford Professor Cuéllar’s perspectives on the relationship between fighting money laundering & disrupting criminal finance, shaped by his experience in international and criminal law, and as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary (Enforcement) at the Treasury Department.

Price: Free (courtesy of Michael A. Fitzpatrick JD ’93 and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld)
Location: Akin Gump, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., 10th Floor
Metro: Dupont Circle (Circle exit), one block south on New Hampshire, near 20th & O St. 

RSVP by Friday, May 31 by phone (650-723-2730), mail (Office of Alumni Relations
Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305-8610), email (alumni.relations@law.stanford.edu) or fax (650/725-9786) with name, class year,
guest(s), phone number (work or home), e-mail (work or home). Space is limited to the first 20 who reply.

Dialogue with Political Science Professor Stephen Krasner
Wednesday, June 5
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Ever wondered how the study of Political Science in the “ivory tower” relates to the real world of foreign policy decision making in Washington? Come hear renowned Stanford Professor Stephen Krasner talk about the relevance of academia to the policy making process in a unique seminar style event on Wednesday, June 5, from 7:30-9pm. Dr. Krasner is currently on leave from Stanford on assignment to the State Department and National Security Council.

Stephen Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform at SIEPR (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research). 

His research interests focus on international political economy, sovereignty, and international relations theory. Some of his recent publications include: Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy (Princeton University Press, 1999) and Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics, co-editor with Peter J. Katzenstein and Robert O. Keohane (MIT Press: 1999).

Price: Free
Location: Stanford in Washington House – Weinz Room, 2661 Connecticut Ave. NW. 
Metro: Across the street from the Woodley-Park Zoo/Adams Morgan stop on the Red line.

Please RSVP to David Arulanantham: dparul@stanfordalumni.org or 202-305-9817. Space is limited so please reply early.

An Artful Evening at the Phillips Collection
Thursday, June 6
5:30 p.m.

Beth Turner, Senior Curator of the Phillips Collection, will be providing WDCSA members with a guided tour of the Phillips’s upcoming exhibit opening June 1. Meet Beth in the entrance lobby of the museum at 5:30 p.m. (The 
Phillips Collection will be open from 5 to 8:30) 

“Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism” 

The exhibit features over 140 vintage photographs by Weston (1886-1958), a Californian who has been hailed as the quintessential modern photographer. Weston was keenly aware of the developments in all the arts, especially contemporary painting and sculpture. His photographs will be juxtaposed with paintings and photographs by other modern artists of the period who Weston knew and/or admired (photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Tina Modotti, and his son Brett Weston, as well as paintings by Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Willem de Kooning.) 

Location: 1600 21st Street, NW (one block west of the Q Street exit at Dupont Circle Metro on the Red Line) 
Admission: $5 (free for Phillips Collection members) 
Parking: Discount parking (for non-members) at Embassy Row Hilton (one block away on Massachusetts Ave.); after 5 pm present your Artful Evenings ticket stub at the garage. 

After the tour, spend the evening wandering through the amazing permanent collection, enjoy jazz music and a cash bar with light refreshments; socialize in the galleries; and browse the Museum Shop. To RSVP, please 
contact Jennifer Bond at 202-223-0604 or e-mail JenniferSueBond@msn.com 
For further information on the exhibit, see

Canoe Lessons and Picnic 
Thursday, June 13 
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Stanford alumni for a canoe class held from 6:30 p.m. (sharp) to 8:00 p.m. at Swains Lock on the C & O Canal in Potomac, Maryland. The class covers canoeing at all levels on a particularly beautiful stretch of the C & O Canal. A “communal picnic” (bring stuff to share) will follow. 

Directions: From the Beltway, take Exit 39W onto River Road, heading west toward Potomac. Go 5.5 miles on River Road and turn left on Swains Lock Road. Drive to the end and park (sometimes quite difficult). Please allow extra time to drive in rush hour traffic.
Cost: $2/person (for canoe, paddle, lifejacket, and lessons).

For more details, contact Jim Finucane (301) 365-3485 before 9 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Discussion group on Nonprofit Careers in International Affairs and Foreign Policy
Thursday, June 20
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Ever wondered what it is like to work on international issues and what types of organizations or jobs exist in this sector? Or, just interested in networking with like-minded peers? Join a discussion with young alums who approach international issues from different angles. This informal discussion will feature: Angela Kim ’99 (Campaign for U.N. Reform), Regine A. Spector (Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Studies Program), Kate Capposella ’01 (Women In International Security) and Andrea Chartock ’97 (Citizens Democracy Corps). The event is to be held in the offices of Campaign for U.N. Reform, 418 7th Street,
SE (on the Hill).

Directions: From the Eastern Market metro, walk about a block south on 7th St. and 418 is on the left. If you are facing the Capitol, you’ll take a left on 7th. Walk down the staircase in the front to the basement.
Food: BYO lunch or purchase from Eastern Market, Tortilla Cafe, or Prego, which are north from 7th St. A Bread & Chocolate is on the corner of Penn and 7th.

Space is limited – Please RSVP to Lisa Dawe: ldawe@welfaretowork.org

Appalachian Trail Work Trip and Rose River Canyon Hike
Saturday, June 29
8:00 a.m.

We will spend a couple of hours working on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in the Northern Section of Shenandoah National Park, followed by a circuit hike down the Rose River Canyon in the Central Section of Shenandoah National Park. The service trip portion will be an inspection of a short section of the AT including carrying out modest repairs (clipping of vegetation). The Rose River Canyon is spectacular and offers great swimming opportunities. Bring a lunch, liquids to drink, and a swimming suit & towel (optional). Meet at the Oakton Shopping Center at 8:00 a.m. to form carpools. Please contact Jim Finucane (301) 365-3485 before 9 p.m. for reservations. 

Baltimore Orioles Game
Saturday, July 13
7:00 p.m.

WDCSA has purchased a block of 25 tickets for the Baltimore Orioles v. Oakland Athletics. Tickets are $17 each (a $3 discount off regular price). Please contact Tom Hwang at 410-884-3533 for more information. To RSVP, send your check, payable to WDCSA, to Tom Hwang at 5647 Columbia Rd. Apt. 304, Columbia, MD 21044 and include if you would like to carpool with someone. On game day, if you need to contact Tom Hwang, call 800-264-5552 (cell)

Post-game celebrants can visit the Inner Harbor near Camden Yards or the Power Plant entertainment district.

Directions: Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway to Baltimore. This will turn into Russell St. and end at the stadium. Parking is available in the vicinity. A quicker route is I-95 to Baltimore, exit on I-395 to downtown, exit on Martin Luther King Blvd. Take MLK and make a right turn on Pratt St. Parking is available in the vicinity. 

Several alums plan to visit Ft. McHenry before the game. (It is open between 1-5 p.m.) Experience daily life of War of 1812 soldiers through presentations by the Fort McHenry Guard. Dressed in replica clothing of the early Nineteenth Century, the Guard conducts drills, barracks activities, artillery and musket firing demonstrations and civilian activities. The fort can be reached by car and is also a very scenic, water taxi ride away from the Inner Harbor.

Directions to Ft. McHenry: The park is three miles southeast of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and just off I-95. From northbound or southbound I-95, take exit 55 to Key Highway. From Key Highway, turn left on Lawrence Street and left on Fort Avenue. Proceed one mile to the park.

Free Movies on the Mall This Summer – "Screen on the Green”
Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.

Screen on the Green is a free outdoor movie event that runs every Monday from July 15-August 15 on the grounds of the Washington Monument. WDCSA will be meeting as a group for a picnic and viewing of “On the Town” on Monday, July 15. Meet at the Mall exit of the Smithsonian metro at 6pm (look for someone in a Stanford shirt), or look for a bouquet of red and white balloons on the grounds of the Washington monument. This will be a potluck dinner, so please bring something to share with 6 people. Call Marisa at 202-271-9501 for more details or to help locate our group on the monument grounds if you arrive late.

Legg Mason Tennis 
Saturday, August 10 –
Sunday, August 18

The WDCSA has 4 box seats (first 10 rows next to the court) to the following sessions of the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW. (prices are per ticket): 

Monday, August 12, 4 p.m. $26
Tuesday, August 13, 4 p.m. $30 (2)
Wednesday, August 14, 4 p.m. $34
Thursday, August 15, 4 p.m. $38
Friday, August 16, 1 p.m. $41

The prices shown below are approximately 25% lower than the price for single box seats, and there is no service charge. Additionally, we expect to get one onsite parking pass per session, which we will allocate by lottery should more than 1 person purchase the 4 tickets for that session.

Please email dcstanalum@aol.com or call Bill at (703) 486-0952 if interested or send check , payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

“Some Like it Hot” – with Tony Curtis
Sunday, September 1, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap

We have approximately 15 front orchestra tickets remaining. There will be an optional pre-performance, bring-your-own Stanford picnic.

Tickets are $41, which represents a $4 discount. Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Tickets and information about the pre-performance picnic will be mailed at least 3 weeks before the performance date.

Alumni Book Club Meetings
Sundays, June 2, and July 7

The D.C. Stanford Alumni Book Club is open to any Stanford alumnus or friend interested in discussing and sharing ideas about good literature. Our upcoming schedule is as follows:

June 2: Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
July 7: Being Dead by Jim Crace

Bee Season
by Myla Goldberg 
Nine-year-old Eliza Naumann, an otherwise indifferent student, surprises herself and her family by winning first prize in her school spelling bee. The story and family dynamics evolve as Eliza, her preferred older brother, her religious scholar father, and her thieving mother deal with her new gift.

Being Dead
by Jim Crace
Lying in the sand dunes of Baritone Bay are the bodies of a middle-aged couple. Jim Crace’s sixth novel is neither murder mystery nor pulp fiction–indeed, the killer is perhaps the least important character. Please contact Marisa at
mbfitzgerald@air.org or (202) 332-4826 for more information, including times and locations.

Modern Drama Discussion Group

The Modern Drama Discussion Group discusses plays over dinner with a guest speaker, and also attends theater performances at a discount. Upcoming events include
the Sunday, June 2 performance of Stanford alum Warren Leight’s
Side Man in Baltimore ($16); the Wednesday,
June 5 audio performance of The Heidi Chronicles at Voice of America in SW DC ($24); a Tuesday, June 18
dinner-discussion of
Y2K, a play about cyberterrorism with computer-security scholar and Georgetown professor Dorothy Denning (free; dinner optional);
the Sunday, June 23 performance of Thornton Wilder’s classic
Our Town at the new Round House Theatre in downtown Bethesda ($22); and a Wednesday, July 24 dinner-discussion of the apocalyptic sci-fi comedy
Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. (free; dinner optional). For more information call 202-484-8303 or go to