Things To Do – April 2016

By Woody Wilson| March 31, 2016

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WISH Things To Do

– Upcoming WISH Events –

Network at Night: Sponsored by GWU Graduate School of Political Management

March 31st, 6pm – 8pm
WISH Ballroom on Capitol Hill

Learn how to break into the Washington job market, craft an eye-catching resume, and network with potential employers! GWU Graduate School of Political Management’s Dr. Steven Billet, Program Director and Associate Professor for the Master’s in Legislative Affairs will be joined by several of GWU’s accomplished alumni who hold prominent positions in congressional offices, PR firms, and non-profit agencies around Washington D.C.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served! RSVP to

– See What’s Happening Around D.C. – 

International Pillow Fight Day Apr 2, 3pm
On International Pillow Fight Day, massive pillow fights breakout in cities around the world. Check out the pillow fight that will take place in Washington, DC on the National Mall!
Smithsonian Metro

So, you want to be a Chief of Staff Apr 4, 12pm – 1pm
Are you eager to affect real change on Capitol Hill? Curious about what it takes to lead a team to political victory? Join AFF for: “So, you want to be a Chief of Staff?” Experts will share tips, insights, and their personal path to success. Lunch will be provided, however you must RSVP to be guaranteed a spot!
Capitol South Metro

A Special Screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” Apr 7, 3pm – 6pm
A powerful documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the United States, between 1966 and 1971. Featured guest stars Heather Booth and Mary Jean Collins will be present to answer questions about their role in the women’s movement and the development of the film.  A reception will follow the event and light refreshments will be served.
Judiciary Square Metro

The Future of the European Union Apr 8 10am – 11:45am
What is the future of the European Union? The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe, a new book by former American diplomat Todd Huizinga, dissects the core of the European Union. On April 8, Hudson will host a book discussion on challenges facing the EU, which Huizinga describes as a “soft utopia.”
Metro Center

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America & the Struggle for Mastery in Asia Apr 8, 4:30pm – 6pm
There may be no denying China’s growing economic strength, but its impact on the global balance of power remains hotly contested. Political scientist Aaron L. Friedberg argues that our nation’s leaders are failing to act expeditiously enough to counter China’s growing strength. He explains how the United States and China define their goals and reveals the strategies each is now employing to achieve its ends.
Dupont Circle Metro

Radicalization, Conflicts, and the Role of Property Rights Apr 11, 4pm – 5:30pm
Grievances regarding who controls land, resources, and water have led to conflicts around the world, yet the issue of land and property rights is largely missing in U.S. strategy today.  Land tenure and resource rights expert Karol Boudreaux will discuss the relationship between property rights and radicalization, and what the U.S. can do to help other nations secure property rights for their people.
Dupont Circle Metro

Sri Lanka – Understanding Conflict Apr 11, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
In January 2016 sixteen Johns Hopkins SAIS students spent ten days in Sri Lanka interviewing leaders, and members of international organizations and members of the community in Colombo, Mannar and Jaffna. The objective of the trip was to gain a deeper understanding of the roots of the Sri Lankan conflict. Students will discuss their findings and present their report.
Dupont Circle Metro

Red Meet: CHC Professional’s Networking Happy Hour Apr 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Network with your fellow young professionals at Capitol Hill Club’s Professional’s Happy Hour! Mingle with premier Washington Lobbyists and Chiefs of Staff! All are welcome to attend and help grow CHC’s Junior and Future Resident Members of the Club. In honor of the Club’s 65th Anniversary, CHC is offering 65¢ Beers! RSVPs Requested.
Capitol South Metro

Why People Spy Apr 15, 6pm
Why do people spy? In this lecture, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) representatives will discuss the concept of spying and the reasons people do it. This will be a rare, interesting opportunity to understand spying, and will hopefully prove informative for the audience in a variety of ways.
Dupont Circle

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