WDCSA Newsletter – December 2002

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Washington DC Stanford Association December 2002 Newsletter

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An Evening with Prof. Philip Zimbardo
Wednesday, December 11,
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
National Press Club, Main Ballroom
529 14th Street, NW (at the corner of F Street),

Please join the Washington, DC Stanford Association and the Stanford Alumni Association for an evening with Stanford Psychology Professor Philip Zimbardo.

“Evil in the World and Terror in Our Nation: Transforming Vulnerabilities into Resilience”

Directions: http://npc.press.org/abouttheclub/maps.shtml,
Metro: Metro Center

Cost: $20 for WDCSA members and young alumni (undergrad ’98 to ’02), $25 for all others.  

RSVP accompanied by payment required by December 6, 2002.

Make checks payable to:
3000 Spout Run Parkway #B-605
Arlington, VA 22201
Please include your name, class year and guest names

Questions? Contact Charles Hokanson ’93, AM ’93 at 703-351-1091

About the Talk:
On September 11, 2001, the devastating terror attacks plunged the United States into grief and horror. Many find it inconceivable that an organized group would want to kill thousands of innocent people. This talk focuses on the psychology of evil and how ordinary men and women can be induced to commit sadistic behaviors.

About the Speaker:
Philip G. Zimbardo has been Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for over thirty years. He has authored more than 200 articles and has received numerous awards for writing, teaching, and research. The most recent of these awards include the Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Teaching Award for Northern California (1998), the Robert Daniels Teaching Excellence Award, APA Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (1999), and an APA Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to psychology for the Discovering Psychology video series (1994). He is currently President of the American Psychological Association.

Hope you’ll join us for this special event!

Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 15,
6:00PM – 10:00PM
Stanford in Washington,
2661 Connecticut Ave, NW,
Washington, DC

Please come join your fellow Stanford Alumni for an evening of great conversation, good food, and fun entertainment and caroling at the Annual Washington, DC Stanford Alumni Association Holiday Party! This is a great opportunity for you to catch up with old friends and also to come meet some new ones.

Cost: $22 per Person 
RSVP accompanied by payment required by December 7, 2002. 

Make checks payable to: 
7340 Barbour Court 
Falls Church, VA 22043 
Please include your name, class year and guest names 

Metro: The SIW House is located across Connecticut Avenue from the Woodley Park/National Zoo metro stop.

Driving: From Virginia, take the Memorial Bridge, exiting right at the Lincoln Memorial onto Rock Creek Parkway. Take the Connecticut Avenue exit. Go straight through the stoplight at the top of the hill. The next light is Connecticut Avenue. Make a left. The SIW house will be on your right.

From Maryland, take 495 to the Connecticut Avenue exit. Go south on Connecticut Avenue. The SIW house will be a couple miles down on your left.

Questions? Contact Jie Wang ’92 at 703-645-0719

Modern Drama Discussion Group December Events

Alison’s House Discussion
Tuesday, December 3,
Pan Asian Noodles,
2020 P St., NW
Washington, DC,
Dupont Circle Metro

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (www.footlightsdc.org) discusses plays over dinner with a guest speaker and attends theater performances at a discount. On Tuesday, December 3, Cornell professor J. Ellen Gainor (“Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics 1915-1948”) will lead a discussion of
Alison’s House (1930), a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson, and written by Susan Glaspell, once widely known as “the mother of American drama”
(New York Post). Call 202-898-4825 or e-mail gruenberg@footlightsdc.org

A Delicate Balance performance
Sunday, December 15,

The MDDG will attend a performance of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance
(1966), in which an aging suburban couple must decide whether to expand their household to accommodate their best friends, who flee a terror they cannot define. Tickets are $16 and include a post-show discussion. The performance takes place at Everyman Theatre, 1727 N.
Charles St., Baltimore. For tickets, free transportation to the theater, or information about the post-performance dinner, call 301-897-9314 or e-mail
rlarkin@footlightsdc.org. For general information go to

Sunday, December 15th

Join the DC Stanford Alumni Book Club! At our next meeting we will discuss Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way
. (Location TBA) We meet one Sunday of every month, usually the second Sunday. Members select the books. We have over 30 members on the group list, and usually have 5-8 people at the meetings. It is always a surprise because it is rarely the same group. There is a wide range of ages, and not everyone is an alumni. We usually have a potluck at someone’s home or pick a restaurant/coffee shop. There are usually no more than 2-3 emails a month, aside from special times like nominations periods. Use the link below to join:

For more information, contact Olivia Samad: 202-545-8471, or ros@law.georgetown.edu