Things To Do | March 2016

By Woody Wilson| March 18, 2016

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– Upcoming WISH Events –

The Secret to Having a Killer Resume

March 23rd, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill

Speaker, Alex Kress, will share his knowledge on the do’s and dont’s of resumes and how to effectively present your work experience!
RSVP to events@internsdc.com.

– See What’s Happening Around D.C. – 

The Refugee Crisis – Historical Perspectives from Europe and North America Mar 17, 1:30pm – 6pm
The half-day symposium will look closely at five cases from the period between the 1940s to the late 1990s: (1) the German expellees after the Second World War; (2) decolonization migrants to France, the Netherlands, and Portugal in the 1960s and 1970s; (3) the 1956/57 Hungarian refugee crisis in Europe and North America; (4) Salvadoran refugees in the United States in the 1980s; and (5) refugees to Western Europe and North America during the Yugoslavia Wars in the 1990s.
Free
Dupont Circle Metro

DC Fashion Week’s Fashion Industry (St. Patrick’s Day) Networking Party Mar 17, 6pm – 10pm
The largest fashion industry networking party in Washington is hosted by DC Fashion Week. The event will feature a special Swimsuit,  Jewelry & Accessory  & Next/Gen Designer Fashion Show. Fashionable dress is suggested. Meet Bloggers, Models, Designers, Photographers, Journalists, Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Clothing Stylists, Modeling Agents, Buyers, Retailers & Fashionistas.
Free
Farragut North Metro

Environmental Film Festival: Written on Water Mar 20, 4pm – 6pm
Filmmaker Merri Lisa Trigilio’s modern western, Written on Water, shows how farmers’ heritage of independence collides with the reality of groundwater decline. Against the harsh landscape of the High Plains, innovators in places like Olton, Texas fight to keep their towns alive. In Olton and other communities sharing the Ogallala Aquifer, the reality of groundwater decline impacts the legacy of self-reliance that first turned the High Plains into a fertile dreamscape. A reception and discussion with the filmmakers follow the screening.
Free
Metro Center

China’s Authoritarian Economic Model: Temporary Hiccup or in Terminal Decline? Mar 21, 12pm
Hudson Institute will host a discussion about the near- and long-term viability of this authoritarian economic model with two leading experts on China’s political-economy: Leland Miller, president of China Beige Book International, and Hudson Senior Fellow Dr. John Lee. Hudson Senior Fellow Eric Brown will moderate the discussion.
Free
Metro Center

Terrorism, Women, and Violent Extremism: The Missing Links Mar 21, 12pm – 2pm
Please join us for a roundtable discussion on terrorism and violent extremism. How has this challenge changed over time and how effective have our policy responses been? How do gender dynamics affect the root causes of violent extremism and terrorism? Are the current policy initiatives on Women and Countering Violent Extremism effective or do they reinforce gender stereotypes?
Free
Dupont Circle Metro

China as a Responsible Stakeholder? A Decade Later Mar 22, 1:45pm – 4:45pm
This conference will bring together an expert panel to identify and assess areas where China challenges the existing international order and offer recommendations for a U.S. response to reinforce the pre-existing security and economic architecture in the Asia-Pacific. Light refreshments will be served.
Free
Judiciary Square Metro

State of the District Address Mar 22, 5:30pm – 7pm
The Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser will host this year’s State of the District Address that support key initiatives and programs for residents of the District of Columbia. This address will focus on topics that encourage safer, stronger communities, healthier living, world class education, job growth and other opportunities.
Free
Waterfront Metro

Decision 2016: Inside the Presidential Debates Mar 22, 6:30pm – 8pm
This SMPA Silver Anniversary event will present the inside scoop on the 2016 Presidential Debates including the constraints of the debate format, how to make them better, the role of social media and public involvement. The expert panel is comprised of the professionals who ensure the debates engage the candidates and serve the public: co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry, and  ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent (and former debate moderator) Martha Raddatz.
Free
Foggy Bottom Metro or Farragut North Metro

Race for the White House Screening and Panel Mar 31, 7pm – 8:30pm
Join SMPA for an exclusive screening of the CNN Original Series Race for the White House: Kennedy v. Nixon, narrated by Kevin Spacey. With a special panel featuring: Dana Bash (CNN’s chief political correspondent, responsible for covering the activities of both the U.S. House and Senate), Amy Entelis, (executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, overseeing CNN Original Series, CNN Films, and the recruitment and development of all CNN anchors and correspondents), & Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Managing Director at the Rock Creek Group.
Free
Foggy Bottom Metro or Farragut North Metro

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