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Upcoming Events:

Senator Joe Lieberman '64, '67 LAW

The Yale Club is honored to welcome Senator Joseph Lieberman as its inaugural speaker for 2004-05. Senator Lieberman is a 1964 graduate of Yale College and a 1967 graduate of Yale Law School. He has served the people on Connecticut for more than 30 years, as State Senator from 1970 until 1980, including serving as Majority Leader from 1974 until 1980, and as Attorney General from 1983 until 1988, where he took on polluters of Connecticut's environment, went after deadbeat dads by strengthening child support enforcement, and earned a strong reputation as a defender of consumers' rights.

Senator Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate in 1988, scoring the nation's biggest political upset that year by a margin of just 10,000 votes. Six years later, he made history by winning the biggest landslide victory ever in a Connecticut Senate rate, drawing 67 percent of the vote and beating his opponent by more than 350,000 votes. In 2000, Senator Lieberman was elected by another overwhelming margin to a third term.

Senator Lieberman became a national figure of eminence after serving as the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2000. In January he announced his candidacy for President, to "preserve and sustain the vitality of the American Dream."

Senator Lieberman is one of Congress's most influential voices on security issues. He was the Senate's leading champion of legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, to better protect the nation from terrorist attacks. Senator Lieberman is Ranking Member and Former Chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for assuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Government. In addition, he is a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Armed Services Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

Please join Senator Lieberman and the Yale Club for lunch on September 23rd!

    Date: Thursday, September 23
    Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
    Where: Room 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, 1st & C Streets, NE
      Members & Guest Price $30   Non-Member Price $35


William H. Taft, IV '66

From the diplomatic corridors to the political campaigns, US foreign policy is being widely debated. Current hot topics in foreign policy and international law - ranging from the global war on terror to the war in Iraq to the doctric on pre-emptive self-defense, from controversy in the Middle East to nation building in Afghanistan, and from the trial of Saddam Hussein to human rights issues - will be among those addressed by William H. Taft, IV, 1966 graduate of Yale College.

Mr. Taft has served as the Legal Advisor to the Secretary of State since April 2001. In this capacity, he is the principal adviser on all legal matters to the Department of State, the Foreign Service and diplomatic and consular posts abroad. Before joining the Department of State, Mr. Taft had been a litigation partner in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office; prior to joining Fried Frank, he was the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Acting Secretary of Defense, and General Counsel for the Department of Defense.

    Date: Wednesday, September 29
    Time: 6:30 PM Reception with wine and cheese; 7:00 PM Presentation and discussion
    Where: The University Club of Washington, 1135 16th Street, NW, Governors Room, 2nd Floor
      Members & Guest Price $35   Non-Member Price $40

Appropriate business attire is required at the University Club.

Ambassador James R. Lilley '51

Ambassador Lilley will discuss his newly published book, China Hands, a memoir of his career as a CIA Officer in Asia during the Cold War and, subsquently, as a diplomat serving as the de facto US Ambassador to Taiwan in the early 1980s and as Ambassador first to South Korea and then to China during the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. This book, which has been favorably reviewd by critics, begins with his childhood growing up in China. After graduation from Yale in 1951, he joined the CIA and served in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong with the mission to learn as much as possible about mainland China, including training guerrillas and dropping agents into the mainland. His insider accounts of US-China relations during the Nixon years through Tiananmen Square are fascinating, particularly his letter to President George H. W. Bush warning about imminent violence that was intercepted and went unheeded by the Washington diplomats.

Ambassador Lilley, who is now a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is a fascinating speaker and a great storyteller, and his book is a real adventure story with many incidents and events never previously reported. Ambassador Lilley will be happy to answer questions and also to sign copies of China Hands, which will be available for purchase at the event.

    Date: Wednesday, October 13
    Time: 6:30 PM Reception with light hors d'oeuvres, 7:00 PM Presentation and discussion
    Where: Marriot at Metro Center, 775 12th St NW
    (discounted valet parking available)
      Members & Guest Price $30   Non-Member Price $35


Yale President Richard Levin, PH.D. '74

The Yale Club of Washington and the Association of Yale Alumni invite your and your guests to a reception in honor of Yale's 22nd President, Richard C. Levin, '74 PhD. President Levin, beginning his second decade as Yale's President, is the longest serving Ivy League president, and is recognized as one of the leaders in American higher education.

President Levin has committed Yale to a multi-billion dollar renovation and building program. He has also thrust Yale onto the world stage with his Global University initiative and related efforts. Most recently, he served as a member of President George W. Bush's ('68) commission on the September 11 terrorist attacks. Please join us for this chance to learn about life at Yale today and what promises to be a lively event.

    Date: Wednesday, October 20
    Time: 6:00 PM - Reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine or beer; 7:00 PM - President Levin's remarks followed by questions and answers.
    Where: Jones Day Law Firm, 51 Louisiana Ave. NW
      Young Alumni (Classes of 2000-04) and guests $25 Members & Guest Price $35   Non-Member Price $40

Nearest Metro Stations: Union Station (five blocks) and Judiciary Square (three and one-half blocks). Colonial Parking available on New Jersey Avenue between Louisiana Ave and D Street NW for a flat rate of $13.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Potomac Boat Club
3530 Water Street NW
Potomac Boat Club

Hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar - Hosted by the MIT Club of Washington, DC

Please join us for one of our most picturesque and unusual events. As you would expect, the Potomac Boat Club has expansive views of the river and the Rosslyn skyline. Come celebrate the beginning of fall by watching the sun go down and the city light up. Come make new friends or catch up with old ones! A bit out of the way but well worth the trek. It will be a great event come rain or shine!

Prepaid Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "MIT Club of Washington" to Cynthia Cole, 3624 Norton Place NW, Washington, DC 20016, by Monday September 27, 2004. Note your school on check.

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 for ALL email to Cindy by September 28, and walk-ins, if available.

Pre-reservation is strongly recommended as space is limited. Saves time at check-in, as well.

Directions:The Boat Club is under the Whitehurst Freeway near the Key Bridge.
By Metro:: From Rosslyn or Dupont Circle take the Georgetown Metro Connection bus to 34th or 33rd & M Streets. Walk down the hill, across the canal and down to the river then turn right. From Foggy Bottom take the Georgetown Metro Connection bus to Wisconsin & K and continue along K to Water Street. The 30-36 and 38B buses also go to Wisconsin & M. The Boat Club is a 20 minute walk along K St. from Foggy Bottom.
By Car:: From downtown follow K Street west until it becomes Water Street. From points north take Wisconsin Ave. to the river. Turn right onto Water Street. The Club is on the left just before the stone archway of the aqueduct bridge. On-street metered and lot parking are available along K and Water Streets.

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Please visit the Ivy Singles Website for more information.

For information:
Mail the new Yale Club Liaison to the Ivy Singles, Robert Cole.

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