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Washington Performing Arts Society Gala ........................

EDITOR'SLETTER ......................................................................

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FYIDC SOCIALCALENDAR Can't-miss events ...................... INSIDER'SGUIDE Agriturismo, the return of a jazz institution and more ................................................................ POWERHOURWashington's top mixologists share their most spirited cocktails .....................................................................................  POWERLOOKDressing for success .............................................  POWEREATSDeals get done here ...............................................  POWERACCENTSClassic watches ...........................................  WHO'SNEXT An enviro star shines ..........................................

National Portrait Gallery Opening ......................................

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools 15th Anniversary ........ The Folger Gala ...................................................... National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala .................. CNMC's Monte Carlo Night ......................................

LIFEOFTHEPARTY Fashion for Paws ................................................................ PARTIES PARTIES PARTIES .................................................. WL-SPONSOREDEVENTS Fundraiser for Japan ...................................................  Norman Scribner's 75th Birthday ................................  WL-EXCLUSIVEEVENTS

POLLYWOOD The Woodrow Wilson Awards ..............................................

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Jones New York Power Women Luncheon ..............................  Celebrating the Phillips ............................................... 

POINTOFVIEWLVMH's Leading French economist Jacques Attali on microfinance and Bernard Arnault on corporate responsibility .......................................................................................... 

Book Party for Nick Galifiniakis ................................. 

SPECIALREPORTGaddafi's defiant moment ..........................

Cocktail Party for After Dark @ THEARC.....................

Vital Voices 10th Annual Global Leadership Awards ............. 

American News Women's Club Honors Diane Rehm .........

WOMENWARRIORSNot just a "wife of"............................... 

DC Jazz with Eliane Elias .................................................

CAUSECELEBSam Waterston on climate change ............

Georgetown University Diplomatic Ball ........................... 

CHARITYSPOTLIGHTFight for Children's Joe Robert ...

TTR Sotheby's Cocktail Party .....................................

HOLLYWOODONTHEPOTOMAC"The Conspirator" premieres here ..........................................................

Roerich House Reception ............................................

'Postmistress' Book Party .............................................

'Divinely by the Dozen' Book Party ...............................

National Wildlife Federation 75th Anniversary ..................... Jason Wu's Fall 2011 Collection ......................................... DIPLOMATICDANCEBlue Blood and Batiks ..............

LIFESTYLES HIGHSTEPPINGFASHIONPolo's softer side ................

Sen. Scott Brown's Book Party ............................................

JEWELRYICONPaloma Picasso ................................ 

Rima Al-Sabah's Birthday ..........................................

GLITTERATIShowstoppers.........................................

INMEMORIAM Michael Maccoby remembers Sidney Harman .................................................................

TRENDREPORTBridal fashion and beauty products that work twice as hard ............................................................ BEAUTYProducts that work twice as hard ....................... 

SPECIALFEATURE THEPOWER Washington's heavy hitters .......................

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POWEROFTRUTHHighlights from the Ridenhour Prize Awards .................................................................................................... 

MYWASHINGTON Diane Rehm's favorite places ........... 

SUBSTANCEANDSTYLEInfluential and stylish Washingtonians ..................................................................................... 

INSIDEHOMES Interior designer Barry Dixon's Elway ....... HISTORICALLANDSCAPES Virginia wine.......................... FURNISHINGS Retro style for modern al fresco relaxing ........

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POWERBROKERS The area's top Realtors ............................

Kennedy Center Spring Gala ......................................

RENEWS Hot names in homeownership ...................................

AROUNDTOWNBrief encounters of the artistic kind ...........

OPENHOUSE Luxurious listings ..............................................

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OVERTHEMOONA storied golf club made modern............

Alzheimer's Association's National Gala ........................

CELEBRITYMOMENTSViva Domingo......................

ONTHECOVER Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault at The Woodrow Wilson Awards (Photo by Tony Powell). THISPAGEFrom the top: Harvey Weinstein and Sec. Hillary Clinton at The Woodrow Wilson Awards (photo by Tony Powell). Spring Fashion Shoot (Photo by Gary Landsman). Inside Homes gives you a glimpse inside internationally renowned interior designer Barry Dixon's Warrenton manor (Photo by Joseph Allen).

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& Style”: here’s no question that Styl Sen. Scott Brown, Indonesian AmbasWashington is a town sador Dino Djalal, Jonathan Silverstein and John Berry; and our “Women of Substance & Style”: dripping with power. But it’s Berry not just the kind that comes Gina Adams, Lisette Bishins Sanchez, Pandit Wright and Dee Dee Myers. from the White House or Capitol Hill. Wrig That would be far too easy. Indeed,, SSpeaking of style, photographer Gary Landspower – and much more interestingly, y, man and a most talented crew of fashion arbiinfluence – derive from a number of ters took on freezing temperatures to produce fashion shoot that explores polo’s sources. Business and finance are important nt a stunning st romantic side. (Don’t miss the behind-thespheres, but wealth alone does not ensure re rom scenes video on our website.) Readers also the ability to make a major mark. Media, dia, sc won’t want to miss our interview of famed philanthropy, education and the arts are part art w jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, whose of the formula as well. je With that in mind, our annual Power Issue ssue ddown-to-earth style is reflected in her once again examines the people who have aapproachable and classic designs for Tiffany drow the Woo agley at man Bernard B y & Co. Rounding out our lifestyle coverage clout. We revisit a number of familiar names ames c n a and N Chair e Seiwert honoring LVMH k a J is an exclusive peek into interior designer of course, those who – even after many years wards Allen) Wilson A hoto by Joseph (p . lt Barry Dixon’s elegant, yet comfortable – continue to maintain positions of eminence nence u a rn A Vitginia home, Elway Manor.With beautiand authority. But there are plenty of newer Allen, it’s sure to inspire some spring personalities as well, those with potentiall to fill ful photos by Joseph J those venerable shoes some day, or forge their own paths. With the help updates of your own. This month’s social coverage features many exclusive events, most of a knowledgeable committee and our staff, we’ve compiled a list that reflects the depth of power and influence in the Washington area and notably the Woodrow Wilson Awards, attended by a Who’s Who of beyond. Speaking of which, we are especially fortunate to have con- Washington and beyond. We were also happy to support our friends tributions from two particularly powerful men: LVMH Chairman and at CityZen, who brought some of the town’s top chefs together to CEO Bernard Arnault and France’s leading economics thinker, Jacques raise funds for those affected by the earthquake and subsequent nuclear danger in the Land of the Rising Sun. You’ll also find coverage of the Attali, in this issue. Beyond the names and faces, there is also power in ideas and in Kennedy Center’s festive spring gala, the National Museum of Women words. A paramount example lies with the Ridenhour Prizes, which in the Arts benefit, the World Wildlife Federation’s 75th anniversary and award those who speak out – at great personal peril – against cor- the Alzheimer’s Association’s gala, among others. Finally, we wish to note the passing of the renowned Sidney Harman. ruption and injustice. Now in its eighth year, the awards cast light on brave whistleblowers whose achievements are often overshadowed by Longtime friend Michael Maccoby’s insightful tribute tells us much the media’s focus on trivial and salacious headlines. Real-life heroes about a man who was not only passionate about his work, but about beyond our shores whose words ignite change for whole communities people as well. were also the center point of the 10th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards. I was thrilled that young women from so many countries were honored at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Nancy R. Bagley After a hiatus of several years, we are pleased to bring back our SubEditor in Chief stance and Style Awards. The honorees perfectly blend into this issue’s theme with power and more than a little panache. Look beyond their Readers wishing to contact Nancy Bagley can email her lofty job titles and you’ll discover that they also work hard to make the at editorial@washingtonlife.com nation’s capital a better place to live. Hats off to our “Men of Substance

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JOSEPHALLENis one of Washington’s most versatile photographers. His subjects include the business elite, national celebrities, weddings and portraiture. His work regularly appears in local, national and international publications. He photographed this issue’s Inside Homes feature. 2

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CEO of the French conglomerate LVMH, the largest luxury-products company in the world. In this issue, he shares his thoughts on the social responsibilities of business. 3 JAQUESATTALIis a French economist, scholar and author known throughout the United States for his book “Noise: The Political Economy of Music.” He contributes his thoughts on how microfinance makes a major difference in poor rural areas of the world.

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4 JAMESCORNWELL is creative director and resident hair and makeup artist for PR at Partners Salon and Tim Coburn Photography. He also co-hosts Fashion BS, a fashion and lifestyle podcast. He styled this month’s fashion editorial.

TONY POWELL is a composer, choreographer and visual artist who has been described as “a master of more artistic trades than one can shake a stick at,” in the Washington Post. He photographed this month’s Substance and Style feature.

5 ROLANDFLAMINI was the Washingtonbased chief international correspondent at United Press International until 2006. He also worked as the foreign correspondent and World section

9 JOEROBERT is chairman and CEO of J.E. Robert Companies. He profiles the Fight for Children’s Fight Night in this month’s Charity Spotlight.

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10 KIKI RYAN is a Los Angeles native and University of California/Berkeley graduate who has been covering the Washington social scene since her arrival in 2007. After co-writing the Washington Examiner’s “Yeas and Nays” gossip column, she helped launch Politico’s “Click” in 2009, where she served as nightlife reporter through 2010. Currently a freelance writer and commentator, Ryan writes for MSNBC/MSN’s BLTWY.com blog and CBS News and appears weekly on TBD/News Channel 8’s “TBD Trends Show.” She contributes to “Women Warriors” with a piece on Gail Huff and Lucy Calautti. 11 ZANE VERGEE is an anchor for CNN World Report’s London bureau. She previously worked for World News from London and “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. Vergee contributes to Vital Voices’ 10th Anniversary coverage. 12 SAMWATERSTON has served on Refugees International’s board of directors since 1986. Celebrated for his gifted work on stage, screen and television, he became interested in refugees after playing the leading role in “The Killing Fields,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Waterston has played district attorney Jack McCoy on the popular NBC series “Law & Order” for 16 seasons.

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MAY REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL DINNER Celebrate 32 years of Refugees International’s lifesaving advocacy at its anniversary dinner honoring former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.The evening will include his being interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and special honors given to those who work to improve the lives of displaced people around the word. The Mellon Auditorium; 6:15 p.m. general reception, 7 p.m. dinner and program; tickets starting at $400; cocktail attire; contact Ellie Stamatopoulos 202-8280110 ext. 227, ellie@refugeesinternational.org.

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FIGHTFOR CHILDREN’S SCHOOLNIGHT Come to an evening of Caribbean-inspired fun, with live music by Ziggy Marley, a cocktail party, silent auction, food and dancing. Hosted by Steve Chenevey of Fox 5, School Night raises money for Fight For Children’s Quality Schools Initiative. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center; 6:30 p.m.; individual tickets $350; contact Simon Jackson, simon.jackson@ fightforchildren.org.

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OPERABALL It can be argued that this ball tops them all. After dinner at over 25 embassy residences throughout the city, guests converge for drinks and dancing. This year has the added wow-factor of honoring the incomparable Placido Domingo. Chancery of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; 9:30 p.m.; blacktie; contact 202-295-2449 or specialevents@ dc-opera.org.

Kurosh, Darius and Cyrus Nesseri at the 2010 Refugees International Dinner (Photo by Tony Powell)

WASHINGTONBALLET ROCK’N’ROLLBALL Dance with the dancers at the company’s annual benefit, its largest annual fundraiser and the highlight of the Spring social season. Embassy of the Russian Federation; 7 p.m.; sponsor tickets start at $1000; black-tie; Contact Elizabeth Early eearly@washingtonballet, 202-3623606 ext. 123.

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PHILLIPSCOLLECTION GALA Dine amid museum masterpieces then dance in neighboring Anderson House’s beautiful ballroom at the Phillips Collection’s annual gala. Proceeds support education programs that provide lifelong learning experiences for more than 90,000 children, teachers and families every year across the BALL ONTHE country. The Phillips Collection; 6:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $1,000; black-tie; call 202-387-2151 ext. MALL More than 800 guests will 311, events@phillipscollection.org. gather in a tent constructed amid the Mall’s iconic TEACHFORAMERICA monuments at this GALA Join Teach for black-tie affair. It America at their inaugural includes a seated D.C. Region Gala to learn more about how dinner, dessert you can help ensure all children have the buffet, live music opportunity to attain an excellent education. Kit Johnson and and a silent Mandarin Oriental; 6:30 p.m.; tickets start at Johe Cottone at 2010’s auction. The $500; business attire; contact Megan Gibbons, Ball on the Mall National Mall at megan.gibbons@teachforamerica.org. (Photo Tony Powell)

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THEARC’S‘NIGHTOF BROADWAYSTARS’ See a great show and help open doors for homeless youth. The evening’s show is hosted by renowned composer and lyricist Neil Berg and features a spectacular review by some of Broadway’s biggest stars. Proceeds benefit Covenant House Washington. THEARC Theater; 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:15 p.m. performance, 9 p.m. champagne/dessert reception with the stars; For more information and to reserve tickets, www.THEARC.org

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FRIENDSOFTHE NATIONALZOO ‘ZOOFARI’NIGHT Join Friends of the National Zoo at their annual Zoofari Night extravaganza. The evening includes food and cocktails, live music, animal encounters and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit a variety of National Zoo programs. National Zoo; 6-8:30 p.m.; $150 members, $200 non-members; call 202-633-4470. THPREAKNESS STAKES Join equine enthusiasts to drink mint juleps, play croquet, enjoy Bocci ball and of course, watch our local version of the biggest horse race around. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md.; starting at 11 a.m.; call 410- 542-9400.

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OUTSTANDINGINTHE FIELD Following in the footsteps of the beloved Agriturismo farm holidays in Italy, Outstanding in the Field is a self-described “roving culinary adventure” that takes the farm-to-table concept back to its roots: dining at actual farms around the U.S. and abroad. Set in agrarian landscapes that inspire culinary experimentation, a celebrated local chef serves diners who get to commune with like-minded oenophiles and gourmets while enjoying a meal as close to the source as possible. This foodie tour stops at local farms from Queens, N.Y., to Rioja, Spain, with tickets in the $200-$250 range. For more information go to www.outstandinginthefield.com

FOODIEAPPAND WEBSITELAUNCHES Tired of asking, “Where should we go tonight?” Use entrepreneurs Winston Bao Lord, Reg Stettinius and Sam von Pollaro’s Venga, a new mobile app and website that gives exclusive offerings on restaurants, bars and happy hours. By building an A-list of favorite places, Venga alerts you to cool foodie events in your area and will alter routine with features like Rutbuster, which suggests new things you haven’t tried based on restaurants and bars you already like.Venga also has an Editor’s List for top picks from chefs, food bloggers and celebrities so you can find new hot spots, get directions, make reservations and alert your friends, all from within the app. For more information go to www.govenga.com

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ELIETAHARI OPENING A private cocktail party with Vogue Magazine benefiting The Arc recently kicked-off what promises to be a complete shopping experience at Elie Tahari’s first freestanding boutique in the Washington, D.C. area. The Tysons Galleria store carries mens and womens lines, including the accessories for which the clothing designer is so famously known. Famed Italian architect Nicoletta Canesi designed the elegant space. For more information go to www.elietahari.com/blog/tag/tysons-galleria/

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After much red tape, the beloved D.C. jazz and blues club HR-57 reopened on April 15 at its new home, 816 H Street NE. Named for the 1987 House Resolution that proclaimed jazz “a rare and valuable American treasure,” the club left the high rent 14th Street NW corridor in favor of cheaper space and a more diverse neighborhood. Ticket prices to lively jazz and blues acts that play Wednesday through Saturday remain reasonable at around $10-$12 a performance, and the much-loved BYOB policy still allows you to relax with your favorite drink for a corkage fee of only $3 per person. For more information go to www.hr57.org

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Salute the talent and flavors of American winemakers and chefs during the Park Hyatt Washinton’s exclusive culinary series focusing on the region’s freshest ingredients. From June 2-5 you can choose from five-course winemaker dinners, local wine and cheese tastings, a “Taste of America” fourcourse dinner, barrel wine and whiskey tastings and a Chef ’s Farm Table dinner served picnic-style on Blue Duck Tavern’s garden terrace. For more information email masters.phwashington@hyatt.com or go to www.mastersfoodandwine.com

Going Rogue

BLAGDENALLEY NEWCOMER With James Beard award-winner R.J. Cooper at the helm, Rogue 24, a new and intimate restaurant featuring a namesake 24-course fine dining experience, kitchen stage and 14-seat exclusive salon, will open this Spring in Shaw district. Acclaimed mixologist and power bartender Derek Brown will work with Cooper to lead an avant-garde cocktail program with unique libations crafted at a spirit station and finished tableside. For more f ggo to www.rogue24.com information

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ANDTHEY’REOFF! The Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase will be run on May 7 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. The hats and gloves of Gold Cup are as time-honored as the derby itself, and the race is one of the largest and continually held sporting events in the Washington metropolitan area. There’s plenty for both equine enthusiasts and more casual observers to experience, including tailgate picnics, hat contests, Jack Russell Terrier races and lots of vendor booths for afternoon shopping. For more information go to www.vagoldcup.com

Modern Furniture

SLEEKLINES The first district location of CB2, a modern home furnishings chain by Crate & Barrel, has opened its doors in time to showcase a Spring 2011 collection at 3307 M Street NW in Georgetown. The line features fun and modern pieces with eco-inspired flair, like the FSC-certified wood and metal Lotus Armless Chair and an ultra-modern Peekabo console made from transparent acrylic. Benefiting from a long-standing relationship with Creativity Explored, a nonprofit visual arts center for artists with developmental disabilities, CB2 also sells many colorful rugs and pillows designed by CE artists. Formosa Tray Table c/o CB2. For more information go to www.CB2.com

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Whether it’s the power or the politics, it comes as no surprise that Washingtonians drink more per capita than any other city in the U.S. We asked three of the city's most venerable mixologists to create a “power” cocktail for us to see what makes them game-changers.

ADAMBERNBACH BARMANAGER Proof and Estadio While he’s had visibility in the area for many years, Adam Bernbach’s Tuesday night cocktail sessions at his former home, Bar Pilar, catapulted him to another level of stardom. Patrons and local bartenders alike raved about his drinks’ intense artistry and unusual ingredients. Now the bar manager at both Proof and Estadio, Bernbach enjoys experimenting with curious ingredients like Chinato, an Italian dessert wine from Barolo. He likes to turn the rulebook on its head by employing more botanical gins and whiskeys as mild backing notes.

ADAM'S POWER COCKTAIL THE KANO, named for Judo founder Kano Jigoro, is a Sercial Madeira-based cocktail with Cocchi Americano, lighter in alcohol with a dash of flowery gin to perforate the texture. Adam imagines modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ordering one up at the bar.

DUANESYLVESTREMIXOLOGISTBourbon Steak Winner of the inaugural Quill Cocktail Competition at the Jefferson Hotel, Duane Sylvestre has already proven himself to be to ahead of the pack, even in comparison to his craft cocktail peers. Inspired by a range of forces that includes local Todd Thrasher of PX and Kevin Diedrich of Burritt Room in San Francisco, Sylvestre feels most rewarded when someone tastes one of his cocktails and looks pleasantly puzzled.Vermouth, he says, has gotten a bad rap.

DEREK BROWN CO-OWNER The Columbia Room at The Passenger Easily the Godfather of the local cocktail scene, Derek Brown’s dry martini was named the best in the United States by GQ magazine. Don’t let his trendy accolades fool you. Brown is a self-proclaimed nerd and history buff who finds equal inspiration in the ghosts of libations past and present. Affectionately calling his hero Jerry Thomas, a pioneer of the mid-1800s American bartending scene, “The Professor,” Brown likes to stick to the classic definition of the cocktail: sugar, bitters, spirits and water.

DEREK’S POWER COCKTAIL THE CLASSIC DRY MARTINI made with gin, vermouth, and orange bitters between 29-31 degrees Fahrenheit. Derek pictures the everyman channeling JFK sipping this in the early hours of the morning.

DUANE’S POWER COCKTAIL THE M AND PENN, named for the Georgetown almost-intersection where movers and shakers meet. It’s made with Applejack, orange bitters, sweet and dry vermouth and Cointreau. Sylvestre pictures George Washington, who acquired the recipe for “cyder spirits” from the young Robert Laird, drinking his version of the then-general’s favorite spirit.

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s the head of a successful box manufacturing company that does $42 million in sales annually, former investment banker and Harvard Business School grad Paul Centenari has plenty on his plate. In addition to overseeing 200 employees in Maryland and Connecticut, Centenari is also an adventure junky/athlete. “Elizabeth lets me take a week every winter to go heli-sking in British Columbia. I used to do triathlons until my body fell apart. So every June I swim 4½ miles across the Chesapeake Bay with 700 others. For elite swimmers, it’s a race, but for a select few like me, it’s a near drown.” As such, he keeps his style “casual and business chic.”

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RESTAURANT NORA FLORIDAAVENW As the District’s first certified organic restaurant, Restaurant Nora has always been ahead of the pack. With 95 percent or more of the menu items produced by certified organic growers and farmers, chef Nora Poullion has enjoyed a steady following of environmentalists and politicos for years. www.noras.com.

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A RAMMY Award power spot nominee, The Source’s chef, Wolfgang Puck, is just as big a celebrity as many of the media and political luminaries who dine here. With a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu featuring Asianinspired delights, this often-praised restaurant in the Newseum is a great spot to catch news anchors and producers after hours. www. wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3941

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 CONNECTICUTAVENW Artfully combining clean lines with comfortable charm, the 10-year-old restaurant's elegant new interior perfectly complements Chef Todd Gray’s modern cuisine. A locavore’s dream, Equinox focuses on seasonal ingredients for seasoned power players. POWER FACT: Michelle Obama took First Lady of Mexico Margarita Calderon here for chicken and chopped salad in March. www.equinoxrestaurant.com.

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The open staff pantry and kitchen of this grand but warm restaurant attract just as much attention as the food. The names of the “purveyors” of the rustic cuisine are exhibited proudly on the menu, which changes regularly. POWER SIGHTING: President Barack Obama took First Lady Michelle Obama here for their anniversary last year. www.blueducktavern.com.

THEPALM   THSTNW Easily the biggest power lunch scene in the city, The Palm is as well known for killer ribeye as it is for sightings of lobbyists and big league politicos. It is the restaurant of choice for everyone from George Bush Sr. to Bill Bennett and James Carville. www.thepalm.com.

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ill Byrne helped President Obama win in Michigan but chose not to take an administration job when he got to Washington. The Vassar honors graduate was soon running one of the fastest growing and most innovative civic engagement organizations in the nation. Its mission: to give low-income people a real opportunity to work in a new clean energy economy. Byrne, 27, and his DC Project “think + action tank” are busy galvanizing community interest in weatherization, increasing economic savings and environmental benefits, and putting local residents to work in new green jobs. WHAT DOES DC PROJECT DO? We focus on energy efficiency upgrades for homes and buildings that create work for people in need.

WHO’S NEXT Will Byrne Executive Director, The DC Project PHOTO BY JOSEPH ALLEN

HOW DID YOU GET ORGANIZED? It started as a bunch of crazy young people – three Obama field staffers and a forest fire fighter – with an interesting idea to create opportunity for people who have been locked out of the economy. We built upon the campaign’s outreach methods and applied them to drive growth in the clean energy economy and local marketplace. ITSOUNDSLIKE“LABOHEMEGOESGREEN” We were sweating bullets, all of us packed into a tiny room with no real jobs. I slept on a couch in the office. Now we have a 20-person staff and a $1.4 million budget. WHATISTHEECONOMICINCENTIVETOMAKE ITWORK? An upgrade may cost a couple of thousand dollars but people will soon see 25-to-30 percent savings on their utility bills. On average, it pays for itself after about two years. WHATISTHEGREENJOBSCONNECTION? We deliver projects to businesses so they can grow and then make sure they employ local residents, especially the chronically unemployed. We’ve created 37 jobs so far. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO CREATE SO MUCH INTEREST? We’ve changed the messenger. We use social media and hold neighborhood energy meetings that allow community leaders to play a validating role in going green, instead of relying upon traditional marketing campaigns run by utility companies and businesses in the past. WHAT COMES NEXT? We are starting up “Groundswell” to replicate our model and focus on other cities that need help. DESSERTQUESTIONPRESIDENTOBAMASAID “INSULATION IS SEXY?” DO YOU AGREE? He made community organizing sexy, so I’m going to trust him on this one.

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Gen. Colin Powell, Alma Gildenhorn and David Rubenstein

Matt McCormick, Chad Hoeft and Lyn and Mark McFadden

Adrienne Arsht with Conrad and Ludmila Cafritz Trevor Potter and Jacqueline Mars

Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Kara Kennedy

KENNEDY CENTER SPRING GALA

Mack McLarty, Janet Napolitano and Donna McLarty

Michael Kaiser Ann Walker Marchant and Ned McNeal

The Kennedy Center PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Jean Kennedy Smith

Sidney Harman

HONORING AN IMPRESARIO Patrons knew they would be celebrating an extraordinary evening even before they came to honor Michael Kaiser for his 10 years as the Kennedy Center’s president. David Rubenstein noted that his first order of business as board chairman was to make sure Kaiser stayed on for four more years of superior arts programming, to say nothing of balanced budgets. An astounding $2.8 million was raised for programming, arts education and outreach programs with Rubenstein vowing to replace Carnegie Hall as the must-stop venue for performance artists. BILL OF FARE The evening began with a reception on the Roof Terrace followed by dinner and a star-studded concert with singer Barbara Cooke, opera diva Renee Fleming, American Ballet Theatre principals Cory Stearns and Paloma Herrera, and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing hits from “Ragtime.”

Juliet Berkowitz, Bianca Mlotok and Jenae Noell

Jim Johnson, Bill Daley and Rep. James Moran

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Catherine and Wayne Reynolds


Please join us... D.C. Region Gala: Leadership Changing Lives

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mandarin Oriental 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20024 Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner and program 7:30 p.m. Business Attire

Event Chairs:

Katherine and David Bradley

Honoring:

Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine

Walter Isaacson

Christie and Jeff Weiss

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Chair, National Board of Directors, Teach For America

Finance Chair:

Lawrence P. Fisher, II

About Teach For America: Since 1992, Teach For America has provided a critical source of outstanding teachers to the D.C. Region who continue to serve as lifelong leaders in the effort to reform public education. Today, more than 450 teachers are doing whatever it takes to ensure that over 22,000 students living in poverty across our region achieve academically. They are joined by more than 1,340 Teach For America alumni who, armed with an understanding of how the achievement gap can be closed, work to transform life prospects for children growing up in low-income communities. For more information about the gala, leadership opportunities, and tickets please contact Mae Pugeda with The Webster Group at mae@webstergroupinc.com or 202.237.0090 ext. 39 or visit our website, www.teachforamerica.org/dcgala.


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NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S GALA

Sen. Robert Menendez and Trish Vradenburg

Harry Johns and Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns

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Howard and Nancy Zirkin

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

MINDFULMOMENT: Hundreds of Alzheimer’s advocates, including governors and members of Congress, came together at the Alzheimer’s Association’s 8th annual gala. To date, the event has raised nearly $10 million to benefit efforts to eliminate the disease, which, as Association President and CEO Harry Johns noted, now afflicts 5.4 million Americans. Emceed by Emmy and Tony awardwinning actor David Hyde Pierce and co-chaired by George and Trish Vradenburg, the evening featured moving stories of people struggling with Alzheimer’s and staggering statistics of the disease’s growing rates and costs. Entertainment was provided by the RockStars of Science, a group of noted researcher/musicians dedicated to raising awarness of Alzheimer’s Disease.

George Vradenburg and Sen. Pat Leahy

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Tony and Buffy Miles Matt Weiner, Barbara Weiner and Sara Ivanhoe

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sylvia Mackey, Ellen Yankellow and Lisa Mackey Hazel

Paula Simon and Meryl Comer

Phyllis Greenberger and Debbie Dingell

Mari and Dan Skovronsky


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‘CAPITAL PORTRAITS’ OPENING Sara and John Stephens

Molly Raiser and Dr. W. Tabb Moore

Jane Cafritz and Jacqueline Badger Mars

Ina Ginsburg and Xavier Equihua

The National Portrait Gallery PHOTOSBYFOTOBRICENO

OLD GUARD NEW GUARD VANGUARD  An impressive mix of local notables turned out to preview “Capital Portraits,” an exhibition of 62 lile-known works from Washingtonarea private collections. IM-POSING TASK Lenders enjoyed standing beside ancestral portraits by the likes of John Singleton Copley, Rembrandt Peale and Giovanni Boldini, with Ina Ginsburg and Sally Quinn having the distinction of being in the presence of their own likenesses (painted by Andy Warhol). HONORS LIST Susan Eisenhower, Anita Herrick, Joan and Bernie Carl, Freddy and Diana Prince, Judith Martin and Al and Pie Friendly. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Deborah and Curtin Winsor

Osborne Phinizy Mackie and Morgan Delaney

Mary Weinmann

Alexine Jackson and Mary Mochary WL EXCLUSIVE

Neale Perl, Roberta Flack and Reggie Van Lee (Photo by Jeremy Norwood)

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY GALA

Anthony DiResra, Gilan Tocco Corn, Judy Esfandiary, Gina Adams and Terrance Mason

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES

Carolyn Burke and Michael Syphax

SWEET SUCCESS Having Grammy Awardwinning Roberta Flack headlining with “Killing Me Soly” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was only part of the excitement at this year’s lively WPAS Gala. AUCTION ACTION: There was frenzied bidding on a private “salon concert” by Wynton Marsalis that was finally hammered down for $60,000 and a vocal lesson from Miss Flack ($7,500) that contributed to the event’s record $1 million proceeds.

Daniel Korengold

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Dancers with Ajay Shankar and Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar


Mary Proder, William Dexter and Linda Moore

Lauryn Kalbermatten-Goldberg

Carlos Gray, Mayor Vincent Gray and Janice Gray Tucker WL EXCLUSIVE

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Lucy Owen and Pamela Peabody Kent Amos and Bernida Thompson

Michelle and Mark Lerner with Martha Cutts

Meridian International Center PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES

HEAD OF THE CLASS Educators and their academia-minded peers gathered to hear Mayor Vince Gray share insights about education reform at the FOCUS 15th anniversary celebration. The groups executive director, Robert Cane, and founder/ chairman, Malcolm Peabody, told of the impact FOCUS has had on the education system in recent years and their hope of more success to come. HIGH GRADES: Tom Aida, Taisha Adams, Kaye Savage, Skip McKoy, Henry Sanders and Debbie Moncure helped celebrate the organization’s tireless work to bring vital resources to local charter schools.

Josh Kern, Mike Peabody, DeShawn Wright, Joe Bruno and Rebecca Sibillia

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Dawn and Frank Saul

British Amb. Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Paul T. Ruxin, Gail Kern Paster, Lady Sheinwald and Howard Paster

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Leslie Clevenger with Stuart Bloch and Julia Chang Bloch

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Marcelle Leahy

THE FOLGER GALA Folger Shakespeare Library PHOTOSBYJAMESRBRANTLEY

Carol and Ken Ludwig

Rep. John Dingell and Debbie Dingell

HANDSOMELARGESS A capacity crowd raised a record $625,000 for education programs and initiatives at this year’s Folger Gala, much of it due to the fact that donors wished to honor director Gail Kern Paster, who is soon to retire aer nine eminently successful years at the helm.HONORSTOMATCHIt was difficult to assess audience reaction to the acting company’s rather ribald tribute but Mrs. Paster was certainly pleased to hear British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald announce that she would soon be named a commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles. MORE YET STILL Folger Chairman Paul Ruxin added to the hubbub by proclaiming the trustees’ vote to rename the library’s imposing Reading Room in her honor as well. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Catherine Stevens with Joe and Barbara Allbritton

Mark Pigott and Netherlands Amb. Renée Jones-Bos


Please join us at the Fourth Annual

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hope and Healing

About the Gala

Gala Details

Joan Hisaoka, founder and president of Hisaoka Public Relations, was 48 when she lost her battle with cancer on May 14, 2008. This Gala was created to honor Joan and her dream of assisting those living with cancer. Through the Gala, we will continue her unfinished work by supporting organizations who bring hope and healing to those faced with serious illness.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC

Robert G. Hisaoka, Event Chair Executive Committee: Michael Ansari, Jack Davies, Fariba Jahanbani, David Joubran, Richard Kay, Mirella Levinas, Mark Lowham, Roger Mody, Art Monk, Gary Nakamoto, Richard Patterson, Lauren Peterson, Robert Rosenthal, Steve Schram, Soroush Shehabi, Gabriela Smith, Eric Ziebold

• Four course menu with wine pairings prepared by CityZen with the James Beard Award winning chef Eric Ziebold. • 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction • 7:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction and Dancing • Black Tie For more information about the Fourth Annual Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference Gala Benefiting “Life with Cancer” and The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and sponsorship details, or to purchase tickets, please contact Vivian Thompson at 202-302-0053 or joansdifference@aol.com http://www.joanhisaokagala.org


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La Paloma Brief encounters with jewelry designer Paloma Picasso at the Women’s Museum Gala include reminiscences of her father, Impressionist giant Pablo Picasso BY DONNA SHOR

CHANCEENCOUNTERS: “It’s remember that.” great to come to Washington, I “I certainly do,” Paloma replied, like being near my money,” said “as I have never shown anyone the ultimate New Yorker, satirist around it before or since.” “We were so lucky to meet her,” Fran Lebowitz. At the Spring Grace said, “but the punch line Gala of the National Museum of was Morty’s.” Women in the Arts, the author Paloma had led them to the introduced, with droll anecdotes, various paintings, pointing out which a long-time friend: gala honoree of the different women in Picasso’s Paloma Picasso , the Tiffanylife was the model for each. jewelry-designing daughter of the Morty summed it up: “No late Pablo Picasso. wonder there were so many. They During the cocktail hour, didn’t stay around after they saw several guests had stories of the how he painted them!” famed artist to share with the Callista and Newt Gingrich, Paloma Picasso and Diane Ray Brown at the National very approachable Paloma, who Museum of Women in the Arts Gala (Photo by Tony Powell) attended with her husband, Dr. ON-THE-SPOT CREATION At the Washington Project for the Arts Eric Thevenet. Then she calmly led him down the Gala, Georgetown designer Robert Shields Paloma is striking. You can see traces of her father’s face in hers, yet she could also frightening stairs to safety, Ina recalled. transformed bare space into a fit setting for This writer told Paloma of times spent with works of many talented Washington artists. be related to television’s Mariska Hargitay. In contrast to her fiery father, Paloma – clad her father over a 10-year span in Provence, Oddly, though listed in the catalogue, in a classic black column of a dress – was the thanks to two separate mutual friends whose “Untitled,” the work of Dan Steinhilber, names Paloma warmly recognized. picture of serenity amid the crowd. an innovative artist of impressive creds, was This was enhanced by an unexpected nowhere to be found. “She has always had an aura of great tranquility about her,” remarked Ina Ginsburg, a friend encounter at a dinner years later when seated Suddenly, an energetic team led by Dan since they both wrote columns for mutual pal by a woman of great charm, a fascinating was circling a vertically mounted wooden flat, conversationalist, whose name I did not catch. swaddling it rather bumpily in plastic wraps Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. In an aside, Ina recalled an incident Later I learned she was the widow of famed of many colors. They darted, stooped and when she, Paloma, Warhol and a few friends, polio vaccine creator Dr. Jonas Salk, herself swooped from every direction, doing a “go including a shy young man, climbed to the famous as Françoise Gilot, the painter and in and out the windows” to avoid colliding as top of the U.S. Capitol dome. The winding, best-selling author of “Life with Picasso.” they upholstered. When it was thickly swathed in varicolored narrow and steep stairway had a handrail on Gilot was his long-time companion and muse only one side. The view was magnificent, but and the mother of Paloma. Though miles and overlapping layers, Dan did the final wrap of white plastic, creating a pearly-toned – from at the descent, the shy young man froze. decades apart, I had met both of her parents. “I’m not going down. I cannot go down Grace Bender mentioned a chance encounter the pale glints of color shining through – and those stairs. I’ll fall. I’m staying here.” He could she and her husband Morton Bender had quite beautiful undulating pillar. “Untitled” was born. “That’s an ‘event’ as not be persuaded to move. An impasse ensued. when Paloma had unexpectedly shown them “I will take you downstairs,” Paloma said around the Musée National Picasso in Paris. Art,” one onlooker said. Surprisingly, it was. soothingly. “Come with me.” “Of course,” Grace said, “you would not

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Climis Lascaris, Wilhelmina Holliday and Carol Lascaris

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r a n c o Amer ican cooperation goes back more than two centuries. Woodrow Wilson himself worked for peace after the First World War on the basis of the work of Jacques Attali two great French diplomats, Frederic Passy and Leon Bourgeois, who designed the concept of the League of Nations and each received the Nobel Peace Prize, one before and the other after President Wilson. Today, it is time to think about the future of world institutional architecture. We need peacekeeping organizations and vehicles that help transitions to democracy. Microfinance is a key for both: it develops civil societies and fosters the creation of jobs in poor rural and urban areas. It is a key to socially sustainable growth. There are a billion micro-entrepreneurs in the world who lack financing for their activities. To bring peace to the most turbulent regions, we must give these micro-entrepreneurs the means to develop their ideas. That’s why in 1998, after many years serving the public interest through government, I founded PlaNet Finance with Arnaud Ventura, with a mission of alleviating poverty through microfinance, providing financing and training to tens of millions of

micro-entrepreneurs and access to financial services in the world’s poorest reg ions. PlaNet Finance has grown to more than 1,000 employees working in 80 countries. The Planet Finance group now includes a foundation, an NGO and socially responsible businesses. The group’s activities evolve constantly, to adapt to the needs of the sector and to ensure it is always at the forefront of development. Today, we advise investment funds in microfinance, evaluate and rate microfinance institutions, provide microinsurance and facilitate direct investment by individuals in microenterprises. There is also a university that trains professionals, practitioners, students and donors in microfinance. Beyond microfinance, we must remember that improving global welfare requires the delivery of public goods, including security, health, education and economic transfer. And we must work globally and tirelessly to these ends. Public service has been the core of my life. I believe the recognition by the Wilson Center is foremost a tribute to the mission and achievements of PlaNet Finance, and I am pleased that it has provided the opportunity for our work to be better known in the United States.

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t is certainly not a coincidence that the American Declaration of Independence includes “the pursuit of happiness” among the rights of all people. Only nations that have faith in the individual, in freedom and democracy, can truly offer their citizens the pursuit of happiness. While I have always been profoundly French, I have a deep and abiding admiration for these values, which are among those that have made America great. Included in these today is the idea that corporations are also citizens with social responsibilities, a concept that I think of as distinctly American. I’m proud that we have adopted this principle at LVMH and we apply it not just in France, but around the world. Our commitment to corporate citizenship Bernard Arnault (Photo by Karl Lagerfeld) does not end with our patronage of the arts, our support of education, medical research and humanitarian causes. It extends to the way we run our businesses worldwide, with a view to encouraging sustainable development. This means constantly looking for ways to work in greater harmony with our societies and our planet, whether that means reducing energy consumption and production of greenhouse gases in our perfume and cosmetics facilities; cultivating black roses that have unusual antioxidant capacities; making sure that our suppliers of exotic leather and skins respect the CITES Convention and that our Champagne growers work to protect soil and promote biodiversity. It also means supporting the places where we do business and that inspire our brands, such as Donna Karan’s enduring support for New York schools and charities. This means caring not just about how LVMH is performing on the Paris Stock Exchange, but also about our place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good index. And it means having a moral code that is not negotiable, even if this sometimes means taking very difficult and public decisions because they are simply the right things to do, whatever the impact on our business. Because of the unique nature of the activities of the different LVMH houses, each with its own rich heritage, we also have a special responsibility to respect and preserve tradition, and this means restoring man’s handiwork at a time when it otherwise seems to be disappearing.

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Beyond training our employees in the specialized skills and crafts of each house, our obligations in this regard are quite simple: to build a bridge between tradition and creativity ... history and modernity... and to add universal sources of inspiration. This translates into a dedication to excellence, which is at the core of every one of our brands. It is their signature. In each bag we produce, there is the creativity of an artist such as Marc Jacobs, Takashi Murakami, or Sofia Coppola combined with the irreplaceable talent of a craftsman in his workshop. In every great bottle of wine, there is the unique talent of the cellar master and the skill of the makers. In every bottle of Dior perfume, there is the heritage of Monsieur Dior’s love of flowers and the research of our finest noses. The combination of tradition with excellence and creativity that our products embody has given them universal recognition and appeal. You can tell the time, dress beautifully, or wear makeup produced by one of our brands anywhere in the world, regardless of your nationality, beliefs, or culture. International understanding is built on shared signs and symbols, like America’s now universal language and concepts of freedom and opportunity. By bringing to emerging countries the same products we sell everywhere else, I’d like to believe that in our own modest way, LVMH contributes to bringing people of the world closer together. What drives this pursuit of excellence at the heart of LVMH? It is the spirit of entrepreneurship that courses through our organization. I am fortunate to come from a family of entrepreneurs, and so I am genetically convinced that the capacity to achieve fulfillment, the desire to surpass oneself and the creative passion that resides in each of us are all factors for collective progress. They constitute, more than any other force, the best means to build a coherent and harmonious future. In leading LVMH, I strive to put to work many of the values that have made the United States a world leader, as we work to preserve the savoir faire of our artisans, promote diversity among our employees, preserve natural resources, create good jobs wherever we operate and guarantee the excellence of our products. These principles of corporate citizenship and entrepreneurialism are what guide us today and for the future.

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What had started as a relatively easy sweep by a ragtag group of Libyan insurgents advancing from the west and bottling up Gaddafi in the Libyan capital, by late February had become a pro-Gaddafi strikeback. Using air support, government forces had systematically regained lost ground until the situation was reversed: now it was Gaddafi’s troops at the gates of the insurgent stronghold, Benghazi, and the insurgency on the verge of collapse. Clearly, it was time to cue in the U.S. cavalry charge. Only there was hardly any U.S. cavalry available. In the end it was the British-French-U.S.Qatari-Arab League-U.N. Only there was hardly any U.S. cavalry available. In the end it Security Council-Maltesewas the British-French-U.S.-Qatari-Arab League-U.N. Italian cavalry charge. After Security Council-Maltese-Italian cavalry charge.” weeks of prevaricating, pondering and posturing, President Barack Obama that drops bombs on his compound at Bab finally gave in to pressure from British Prime al-Aziziya? Not that it doesn’t serve him jolly Minister David Cameron and French President well right. His refusal to follow Egypt’s Hosni Nicolas Sarkozy, his own Secretary of State Mubarak and Tunisia’s Zine el Abidine Ben Ali Hillary Rodham Clinton, assorted senators from John McCain to John Kerry, Ambassador into oblivion has soured the Arab Spring. ibya’s strongman is Moammar Kadhafi to Agence France Press, Moammar al-Qaddafi in the New York Times, and Moammar Gadhafi according to the Associated Press. That’s just three out of many variations, and each is, of course, a different transliteration of the original Arabic. The fact that after 40 years in power the West still hasn’t settled on how to write the fellow’s name is surely a measure of its collective indifference to the Libyan leader – despite the fact that he sits on the largest fossilized fuel deposits in Africa. We learned to spell Ahmadinejad quickly enough, but Iran matters. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from trying to bomb what’s-his-name to kingdom come. How else does one explain a No-Fly-Zone

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to the U.N. Susan Rice, National Security Advisor Samantha Powe r, Pr inceton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and a saleslady from Saks, and declared that the United States would join a coalition “led by our international partners” – as he put it – determined to halt Gaddafi’s persecution of Moammar Gaddafi his own people. Mind you, Obama is already fighting two inherited wars in Islamic countries – in Iraq, where the conflict is winding down; and in Afghanistan, where it definitely isn’t. The last thing he needs is another foreign distraction as he enters his re-election year. But neither did he want the bloodshed and the inevitable collateral damage – political and human. The problem is that what happens in Libya stays in Libya. In other words, where and how that country ends will not determine what happens in Cairo or Tunis, and still less Damascus and Bahrain. Libya may be hogging the headlines, “but it is a minor country,” the British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore wrote in the New York Times last week. “It is the destinies of the key three – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran – that will decide everything.” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the administration’s voice of reason, doesn’t think

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that Libya is a “vital national interest.” That’s something Washington – and the Western allies for that matter – would do well to keep in perspective. For all its humanitarian importance, the offensive against Gaddafi has spun into another test of Obama’s leadership,and the inevitable partisan debate on the wisdom, or otherwise, of another ill-defined U.S. military engagement. What one writer recently called “the pick-up war” in the desert is distracting attention from developments elsewhere. Tahrir Square was (to paraphrase Winston Churchill) just the end of the beginning. A successful referendum to amend parts of the Egyptian constitution – the first vote not rigged outright in over 60 years – has set the ball rolling on political reform. But February’s postMubarak euphoria has turned to nervousness in Cairo, fueled by fear of a counterrevolution, or of the Muslim Brotherhood (at present the only organized political party) hijacking the uprising and turning Egypt into an Islamist state. What can the U.S. do? For starters, mend fences. When Hillary Clinton visited Tahrir Square, young demonstrators’ groups refused to meet with her, “due [they said] to her initially negative stance towards the revolution during its inception and the approach of the U.S. administration towards the Middle East region.” On the first day of the uprisings, Clinton had called the Egyptian regime “stable.” The Obama administration – the United States – needs to reconnect. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wants the president to “go to the Middle East and embrace

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the moment.” If by the Middle East he means Egypt and possibly Tunisia, he’s right. “I understand [Obama’s] desire to stay out of the limelight,” Ignatius wrote, but “This is a world historical event, as powerful as the fall of the Berlin Wall.” Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fahri thinks the time is right for a major Middle East speech by the president, a follow-on to his Cairo University address of two years ago. In March, Gates reassured the ruling military council in Cairo that Washington will continue to deliver its annual $1.6 billion in aid. But $1.3 billion of this sum is for the Egyptian armed forces. If the region’s reforms are to take hold, a generous program needs to be launched soon to strengthen ailing economies and create jobs. Richer Arab states are going to have to dig deep into their pockets, but the U.S., the E.U. and the international f i n a n c i a l institutions will also have to step up to the plate. There is talk of a Marshall Plan for the Arab world, modeled on the U.S. reconstruction aid – $13 billion in 1947 dollars – that transformed postWorld War II Europe. But Washington closely supervised the Marshall Plan at every stage, from deciding the amounts allotted to country to how the cash was spent. Afghanistan has already shown that NATO doesn’t speak with one voice when it comes to out-of-area interventions. Sarkozy and his new friend, Cameron, have pushed their nations to the fore. Eastern European countries opted to provide humanitar ian assistance, which presumably means blankets, ear plugs and the Hillary Clinton occasional aspirin, since there

has been no mention from Prague, Warsaw or Budapest of helping with the biggest human problem – giving shelter to some of the thousands of refugees pouring out of the Middle East into Italy and Malta to escape turmoil and crowding. The East Europeans may be taking their cue from Germany, their largest and most influential neighbor. Berlin deploys the third largest force in Afghanistan, but deserted the NATO line-up and abstained from voting for the U.N. Security Council “No-Fly Zone” resolution. Flying combat over Tobruk and Benghazi is a case of been-there, done-that for the Germans. It is for the British too, but the British won (see movies “Desert Rats,”

“THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN LIBYA STAYS IN LIBYA. In other words, where and how Libya ends will not determine what happens in Cairo or Tunis, and still less Damascus and Bahrain.” “Rommel,” etc). So, no Middle Eastern “adventures” – as former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called the Iraq war – for Germany. Besides, the Germans have been quite grouchy with their European partners of late. As the European Union’s sole financially prosperous member, Germany has been pressed to help failing states like Ireland and Portugal, which the Germans regard as paying the price of their profligacy. Faced with crucial regional elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel has adopted a number of populist positions including saying “no” to requests for bailouts from other countries, banning nuclear power and leaving Libyans to the mercy of Gaddafi. The German leader is also irritated that the mercurial Sarkozy has shifted his support to the British, thereby weakening the GermanFrench axis that makes things happen (or not) in the European Union.

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making an extraordinary difference. Last year, I traveled to New Delhi with Vital Voices as the moderator of a regional summit in Asia. More than 300 women from over 20 countries shared their insights on effective advocacy and development, strategies to improve women’s access to opportunities, social, political and economic. These women’ stories deserve a global platform. This is why Vital Voices honors women leaders every year at its annual Global Leadership Awards. I have been a presenter in years past, and am always impressed to hear how the honorees are taking on human trafficking, violence against women and barriers to women’s full participation in society. They are always creative, determined and compelled to act by their ideals and vision of a more peaceful and just world. For 2003 Political Participation Award honoree Anabella de León, the act of public recognition was a critical safeguard, a means of protection against those who would seek to silence her from exposing government corruption in Guatemala. The award, she said “is going to protect my life and the lives of my family because I am endangered.” I’m reminded by what Clinton said previously: “I’ve seen what this event can do. I’ve seen it in the faces of those women who know that they’re not laboring in vain. I’ve seen it in the networks that have been created to support them. And I’ve seen it in the changed attitudes of governments and leaders who realize that no nation can be successful if it invests only in, and listens only to, one half of its population.” Women are a driving force all over the world, for the progress and development of their communities, and trigger essential economic political and social transformation. It is critical that we recognize these heroines, because when they progress, we all do.

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HONOREES SUNITHAKRISHNANINDIA Human Rights Award Krishnan’s Prajwala, a Hyderabad, India-based group, rescues women and children from brothels and provides quality education and vocational training to survivors of trafficking and exploitation.

KAHWALLACAMEROON Leadership in Public Life Award An entrepreneur, activist and elected official, Walla advocates for reform and transparency. In 2008, in collaboration with Vital Voices, she launched a program with women traders in one of her country’s largest marketplaces.

FATEMAAKBARIAFGHANISTAN 10,000 WOMEN Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Akbari’s furniture manufacturing business in Kabul employs close to 100 Afghans, mostly women she has trained as carpenters. A widow herself, she prioritizes hiring women whose husbands have been killed or disabled in the war.

NOHAKHATIEBAND LIRONPELEG-HADOMIISRAEL Fern Holland Award Liron Peleg-Hadomi, a Jewish community organizer, and Noha Khatieb, an Arab educator, are coordinators of a group of young Israeli women - Jewish and Arab - that meets monthly to share experiences and inspire the next generation of peace builders in Israel.

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or over 25 years, she delivered the news to Boston every night as a general assignment reporter for the city’s ABC News affiliate, WCVB-TV-Channel 5. But it only took a few months and one major accomplishment by her once relatively anonymous husband for her identity to change. Such is the life of Gail Huff, the better half of Senator Scott Brown, who in 2009 gained national prominence after being elected to the seat held for 47 years by the late, legendary Democrat Ted Kennedy. Oh, and let’s not forget he is the only known senator to have posed shirtless in Cosmopolitan magazine – gasoline on the fire of fame once his campaign began to gain momentum. “It’s very old-school here, very surprisingly to me. Just [the other day] I was lucky to have had ‘Gail’ on my name tag at an event,” says Huff, who few in Washington know had her own spicy turn with an appearance in a 1982 music video, clad in a bikini. “I do feel here in D.C. that I am ‘Mrs. Scott Brown,’ but back home I am Gail Huff,” she notes. “I was much more of a public figure than my husband for so long, but we have, understandably, switched positions.” Seasoned Washingtonians may find themselves nodding in understanding at the dynamic. But back home, Huff is still a well-

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known personality thanks to her distinguished TV news career. Some in the nation’s capital may still be unaware that she continues to work in her field, serving as an on-air reporter covering medical, consumer and investigative stories for ABC affiliate WJLA. Recent reports include a Virginia flu outbreak the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called “widespread”; gay bullying at local high schools; and recently freed dogs from a puppy mill that still need homes. If she’s little-known in her own right in Washington, perhaps we can chalk that up to only having lived here for little more than a year. Huff came across as an outgoing and lively woman who comes across as a good deal younger than her 47 years. She seems more than able to carve out her own space in Washington and cheerfully jokes about still getting lost on the back streets of Capitol Hill. Along with an effervescent personality, she is also a woman intent on nurturing her own distinguished career, not just being a senator’s wife. “No, I would not have moved to Washington if I was unable to continue my job” working somewhere in TV news, Huff says bluntly. “It was a requirement for me to come here, which ended up great since I get to be with my husband during the week.”

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here’s no doubting Lucy Calautti when she says she’s familiar with working in a man’s world. The wife of Senator Kent Conrad started out with a career in the Navy, then logged 27 years on male-dominated Capitol Hill working in the office of Byron Dorgan, the other senator from North Dakota. Then there’s her current gig, for which most men would give an eyetooth: a lobbyist for Major League Baseball League. Calautti’s professional history, not to mention her husband’s long tenure in Congress, gives her advantages most other Congressional spouses lack. But the lessons didn’t come “all at once.” “I don’t get the ‘wife of the senator’ anymore, but I used to,” she recalls. “It took a long time for people in Washington to know that.” Changes in Washington’s work culture have permitted her to be a well-known professional in her own right although it’s fair to say she’s been pushing the envelope for decades, once having served as Dorgan’s chief of staff when he was in the House at a time when far fewer women rose that high. “I ran Kent’s U.S. Senate race and yet people assumed certain things about me. But I just went about my business and people came to understand that I have my own career and professional life.” She now represents a sport she’s loved since she was a little girl. The petite brunette has said she doesn’t consider herself “just a fan” of the game but a “maniac fan” who dreamed about owning a team as she fell asleep at night. After two decades in politics, she decided to retire. Then she learned that the MLB was looking for an executive in Washington to help them understand issues they face with the Federal government. “The number one thing about getting the position was that I had the credentials to do government relations,” she says. Combine that with her love of the game, and she was a home run candidate for the job. When not sitting in her corner office at one of Washington’s most prestigious firms – one filled with plastic-encased baseballs and photos of her at various stadiums – her day consists of meeting members of Congress to argue baseball’s side of various legal issues. Other concerns as she once told North Dakota State University’s magazine, relate to the sharing of revenues between smaller clubs and the big teams so that “fans in every small or medium-sized city in America that has a baseball team can hope and dream that their team will win the World Series.” Other issues, of importance include immigration as it applies to foreign-born players. Familiar with the difficulty some women face in Washington, Calautti finds satisfaction in helping others as they seek to climb through the ranks as she did. “I’m a feminist and I feel strongly about mentoring other woman and I think it’s because I’ve been in a, quote-un-quote, man’s world,” she says. “I know what it’s like to be alone and I’ve work hard being helpful to women.”

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f anyone wonders whether climate change is having an effect on ordinary people yet, they need only consider the following facts. While there were 26 million people internally displaced by conflict in 2008, a staggering 36 million people were forced to flee for their lives as a result of natural disasters (which have tripled in number over the past several decades). While longer-term impacts gradually work their way through the system, people - millions of us – are feeling the effects of climate change right now. We aren’t ready. There remains reluctance in some quarters to accept, then to digest and then to act upon the findings of the broad consensus of scientists worldwide as to the root causes of these disasters. The world hasn’t prepared itself to respond to their force, nor to their numbers. It hasn’t done the work yet that could mitigate the effects of climate-related disasters on people and minimize displacement. What is already upon us, we’re not ready to face, not ready to respond, not ready to recognize the demands the victims make on our consciences and on our governments. And we are not ready to face the fact that doing nothing, or reacting weakly or slowly, will have bad consequences for the security and stability of the world, and specifically, for us. The problem is complex. It isn’t always clear what is new about it and therefore attributable to climate change, and what is just a part of the age-old migration of peoples and shifts in weather. There were seven-year droughts in Biblical times. Desertification of North Africa

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got its start in Roman times. Agriculture and deforestation, hunting and urbanization and other human activities all played a part in changing the world long before the burning of fossil fuels overloaded the atmosphere with green house gases or burdened the sea with Sam more carbon than it can Waterston healthily handle. What is new is the scale and the impact. Recognizing that the complexity of the problem couldn’t excuse not coming to grips with it, organizations like Refugees International acted. In 2009, just before his death, RI’s thenpresident Ken Bacon understood the threat to world stability that 36 million homeless, vulnerable and desperate people would represent - not to speak of the moral demand they should place on our consciences. So he gave a founding gift to RI’s climate displacement program, now named for him and his wife, Darcy. In little

over a year of existence, it has already done important work – making detailed recommendations to policymakers based on field trips to Pakistan last year and to Colombia earlier this year after both countries were devastated by floods. Globally-conscious organizations like Refugees Inter national deliver direct intelligence to the people in government and at the UN who are best placed to act. RI provides eyewitness reports, always combined with specific recommendations for action, which can bring quick, thoughtful assistance to those in need. Sam Waterston is an Academy Awardnominated actor, producer and director. He serves on the board of Refugees International and will be the master of ceremonies at its 32nd anniversary dinner on Thursday, May 5. For more information, visit www.refugeesinternational. org/anniversary-dinner.

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hange in leadership happens often in cities like Washington, and with it comes uncertainty. There has been much buzz over the past few months about education reform under Mayor Vincent Gray. Is he prepared to make the tough decisions needed to fix public schools once and for all? Will teachers be partners in meaningful change in the classroom so that the needs of children are put first? Will businesses and philanthropists still be there to share best practices and provide the private support school leaders need to innovate? Only time will answer these questions, but I am optimistic that everyone shares the belief that we must focus on the future. In the end, all the work I and many others do to support better schools is focused on making sure our city’s most vulnerable kids have a chance to become tomorrow’s leaders. Most children don’t care who the mayor is or who holds the title of school chancellor. They want and need the essential education and support to successfully navigate their lives so their future is filled with limitless possibilities. The good news for these kids is there are great schools in the District and there are many others working hard to become better, as well as dozens of organizations helping city schools reach their goals. I founded Fight For Children over 20 years ago to help children get a quality education and stay healthy so they are better able to learn. I couldn’t be more proud of where the organization is today. Our work is making a difference in the lives of thousands of local children. Take our Quality Schools Initiative, a competitive awards program that shines a light on schools that are actively closing the achievement gap for low-income students. Each year, the program awards three winning schools with a grant so they can expand their work and reach more children. The Quality Schools Initiative has resulted in professional development opportunities for hundreds of public, charter and non-public school principals and teachers, and many more will benefit in 2011. At Fight For Children’s annual School Night gala, businessmen, educators, philanthropists and young professionals celebrate the success of

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Worth the Fight Businessman and philanthropist Joe Robert on the vital importance of educating Washington’s youth BY JOE ROBERT

the Quality Schools Initiative’s winning schools and to raise funds for Fight For Children’s education initiatives. School Night takes place on May 6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and will bring the Caribbean to Washington with a concert performance by Ziggy Marley, the Grammy-award-winning Reggae musician

and son of the legendary Bob Marley. I look forward to enjoying what is always a great party, but more importantly, I eagerly anticipate taking a moment to recognize those leading the daily charge to give kids a brighter future. Let’s keep the momentum going in the right direction.

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“My family has been touched by that disease,” David Hyde Pierce said at the Alzheimer’s Gala. When asked how that affected thoughts about his own future, he calmly added, “I think less about my own future and more about what a terrible disease it is.” On recognizing Alzheimer’s he reminded us that there is a normal forgetfulness that comes with aging because our brains do slow down. “Where you need to be concerned is when it affects your daily life and your ability to do your job.” When asked about a possible cure, he spoke of amazing breakthroughs in the past year. “There are new insights almost every week and that’s a David Hyde miracle.” Pierce

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Peterson Boarding House, where Lincoln died the morning after he was shot. “The fact that nobody knows about this and it’s tied to an event that everybody knows about is a movie worth telling,” said actor-director Robert Redford. “Stories that people don’t

know about always appeal to me – the story that everybody thinks they know but [they] don’t; that was the real reason for doing the film.” The center of the film revolves around Mary Surratt (played by Robin Wright), who may have been wrongfully hanged for her role in the assassination plot while protecting her son. “I have to be aligned in that feeling that you have this undying will to protect your kids,” the actress said. “It’s a movie about two human beings coming to an understanding of each other’s side. It’s about a mother and her love for her child. She was just being a mother.” “We know about Lincoln’s assassination, [but] I didn’t know there were so many people involved,” said Kevin Kline, who plays Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The actor recalled the adage that history is written by the victors and that the history most people learn in high school isn’t the complete story. “Read Howard Zinn’s book, ‘A People’s History of the United States.’ There’s always a story behind the story, and that’s what this film is about.” Being in the real setting, it was easy to envision the pandemonium that took place on that fateful evening as Cabinet members, doctors and generals gathered in horror and disbelief after the shooting.

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LIONELBARBER at his Financial Times reception at The Anderson House: “I would like to salute the president in the United States, [meaning] the president of the Financial Times in America, who paid for this party.”

RAYREGAN at Cafe Milano on the night of Charlie Sheen’s Washington gig: “Watching Charlie Sheen on TV when he had that breakdown eight weeks ago is what started my sobriety wagon.”

The ever loquacious CLINTEASTWOOD had this to say during his three-week shoot in Warrenton: “Thank you.”

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TERESASCANLON Miss America at a lunch in her honor: “I don’t think that any other woman can try on the crown. As for men, we’ll see about that.’’

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Blue Blood and Batiks Hungary’s aristocratic ambassador settles in, Ecuador’s envoy leaves in a hurry, Indonesians highlight their beautiful batiks BY GAIL SCOTT

given one week to leave American FAMILY TIES György Szapáry was soil. They had done nothing wrong. accustomed to titles even before he Their departure was strictly a reprisal started serving in his first diplomatic for the Ecuadorian government having post as Hungary’s ambassador to the declared U.S. Ambassador Heather U.S. As Count Szapáry, he is a member Hodges persona non grata three days of one of his country’s most ancient and earlier. The catalyst: Wikileaks’ exposure esteemed dynasties. Prince Michael of of her confidential 2009 cable accusing Kent, a British royal married to one Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, of of his cousins, dropped by not long appointing a corrupt police chief who ago to wish him well in his new post would be easy to influence. A State during a visit to the British School of Department spokesman called Hodges’ Washington. His important American expulsion “unjustified.” Gallegos’ friends connections include being related to called their sudden departure “unfair.” the Vanderbilts. The worst part for Fabiola: “I only had “Although my family has always time to pack and no time to sleep or say been active in public life, I don’t know if goodbye to our dear friends.” perhaps I inherited the gene for such a Clockwise from top left: Hungarian Amb. György Szapáry with President Barack Obama (Official Photo); Indonesian Amb. Dino Djalal, his wife career,” Szapáry says of his noble lineage, Rosa and son Keanu wear native batiks with style and panache. (Photo by “I have always been very motivated to BATIK GOES GLOBAL Batik, long Gail Scott); Ecuador’s Luis and Fabiola Gallegos (Photo by Gail Scott). do something for my country.” an indigenous art in Indonesia, is His great grandfather was Hungary’s about to become more global and chic minister of finance before becoming prime his “modern and self-confident country” according to Ambassador Dino Djalal and his minister. His grandfather served in Hungary’s since January, Szapáry (who also serves as chief wife Rosa who, with their three young children parliament while his own father, Gyula, ran the economic advisor to Hungary’s prime minister) and Washington’s Asia Society, launched the family estate of Pusztataskony, about 100 miles is representing the rotating presidency of the “American Batik Design Competition” on European Union until June. The ambassador April 8 at the Marriott Wardman-Park. “Many east of Budapest. Szapáry, 72, was only 12 in 1950 when the is hoping that under Hungary’s tenure, dubbed American designers like Donna Karan and Communist government arrested his mother “Stronger Europe with a Human Touch,” the Diane von Furstenberg are already using batiks and father at their home; after a show trial they proposals to strengthen economic governance for everything from swimsuits to evening were sentenced to 10 and 5 years imprisonment, in the EU will be finalized. Another priority gowns,” Rosa Djalal said, positively resplendent respectively. He and his siblings, then aged of the Hungarian presidency is Roma (gypsy) in floor-length black and brown batik. “With 2 to 14, went to live with an aunt but were integration. Hungary is the first country “to this competition,” her husband added, “We soon banished to a village in eastern Hungary. elevate the Roma issue to official politics” are asking American designers to go beyond Following the Soviet Union’s crushing defeat of by creating a secretary of state for social the dots and lines…and feel batik’s soul.” the 1956 Hungarian freedom fighters’ uprising, inclusion. In the eyes of this well-educated Nationwide, Indonesia’s consulates in New his siblings settled in Spain; he settled in Austria Hungarian aristocrat, “It’s a question of social York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and where he earned a Ph.D. in Economics, met his responsibility.” Houston are also encouraging digital entries wife and worked before coming to Washington before the fall deadline. Naturally, the first to join the IMF. He lived here for more than 20 SUDDEN DEPARTURE On April 14, prize is a luxury trip to the country whose years before returning to Hungary in 1990 after after five and a half years in Washington, the batiks were designated as part of UNESCO’s the fall of the communist regime. distinguished Ambassador of Ecuador Luis “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” in Besides representing the best interests of Gallegos and his popular wife Fabiola were 2009.

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A Passionate Leader Michael Maccoby reflects on his longtime friend Sidney Harman, who died in April. BY MICHAEL MACCOBY

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idney Harman introduced himself to me in 1972 after listening to a lecture I gave on the personalities of leaders creating new technology. Although age 53 and CEO of a company making high fidelity systems and auto parts, he was in a group of doctoral students of the Union Graduate School.We began a conversation and friendship that lasted 39 years. Sidney and I shared an interest in efforts to humanize the workplace. He held deep values of human development and against all forms of prejudice. He told me he felt guilty about the way workers were treated in his factories, especially the mindless repetitive work that almost made them into machine parts. So, when he learned that Norwegians and Swedes were engaging workers in improving the way they worked, he offered to lead a demonstration project in one of his factories. I warned him that his own managers would probably think he’d lost his marbles, but this didn’t faze him. He saw it as a chance to integrate his values with his practice. I introduced him to Irving Bluestone, vice president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), who, when Sidney described his vision, asked, “Are you for real?” Yet, despite the initial skepticism, the two collaborated on the Work Improvement Project at a Harman factory in Bolivar, Tenn., making outside mirrors for cars, which, to the amazement of Sidney’s managers, produced gains in productivity, profit and worker satisfaction. The project, which I directed, became a model built on by all American car companies.When Sidney bought Tannoy, a loud speaker company in the United Kingdom, we

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and quality. At one of his factories, he made employees repackage a product because the label had been placed crookedly. He said, “Sloppiness in details leads to poor quality in products.” He saw good leadership as an attention to the aesthetic as well as the economic and technical, and he urged his managers to read poetry and learn from g reat wr iters and playwrights, especially Shakespeare. Over the years, Sidney and I met regularly for breakfast Dr. Sidney or lunch where he Harman non-discrimination, education, would tell me about his beauty and quality.” triumphs and travails. When he first arrived in Washington from New York, he was very lonely until he met carried the aim of the project even further Jane who filled an aching gap in his life and when Sidney endowed the Kennedy gave him great happiness. Sidney loved golf and until his 90s amazed School’s Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development, which much younger players with his skill. When he I directed from 1978 through 1990. The became chairman emeritus of his company, he purpose was to develop students who would started to write a book on golf for geezers. But he needed to play in the larger game of life. At build on our accomplishments. After working in the Carter Administration, age 92, he told me that if he stopped working, where he supported work improvement he’d lose the motivation to get up early and projects in the civil service, Sidney bought do an hour of calisthenics. He was motivated back his company, which he had sold before by the challenge of making his visions come entering government service. He continued alive. One was academic. He believed that to combine business strategy with a leadership traditional departments stifled creativity, but by style that focused on the well being of his combining knowledge of science, technology, employees. His factory workers I interviewed art and philosophy, students would be more believed that the benefits they received were likely to become innovators. As recently as last year, he persuaded the president of the the expression of Sidney’s philosophy. Sidney was convinced that to be authentic University of Southern California to establish and trusted, a leader should communicate a program of polymathy that he chaired. a philosophy, rooted in his or her values. Together with his chairmanship of Newsweek, His business philosophy expressed values of he was just getting started on a new career, a respect, non-discrimination, education, beauty new expression of his values and vision. repeated the project successfully in Scotland. As a result of the Bolivar project, the UAW – which had supported Jimmy Carter’s nomination and election – asked Carter to bring Sidney into his administration. Carter appointed him deputy secretary of commerce. Also as a result, I was hired to apply the lessons of Bolivar at AT&T and Volvo. We

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few of the people on our list were born to power – chiefly through inherited wealth – but

the vast majority acquired it the hard way: they earned it. Those who made the final cut

conform to specific criteria established when we began compiling The Power 100 List five years ago. First of all, we eliminated anyone drawing a government salary, canceling the idea that titles conferred by

voters, Congress or the president automatically grant prestige. They do, but most of them expire rather quickly. Our second rule is that wealth doesn’t necessarily beget power. Many people have a lot of money. It’s how they use it that counts. Rule Three: Power means influence, the ability to make others help you achieve your goals – like winning a big government contract. Rule Four: Influence is relative; access is imperative. Getting through to someone at the top means things will happen bigger, better and sooner (i.e., with a minimum of red tape). Rule Five: Knowledge and ideas have power. That’s why talking heads, educators and scientists command attention and change thought patterns. Final rule: the perception of power is power, whether it’s a bluff or not. In other words, knowing when to show or hold can make all the difference.

ADVOCACY WAYNEBERMAN MANAGINGDIRECTOROGILVY GOVERNMENTRELATIONS Berman’s ties to the Bush family, John McCain and other Republican titans make him a key rainmaker for party candidates in need of advice and fundraising assistance. He merged Berman Enterprises, his successful lobbying/ management-consulting firm, with Ogilvy Government Relations in January 2004. Berman supports Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP nomination.

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In just a few years, Ben-Ami has grown J Street’s C3, C4 and PAC to become a strong, progressive political voice for mainstream American Jews who support a two-state solution to the Israeli conflict as essential to Israel’s survival. Ben-Ami served as policy director to president Bill Clinton and Howard Dean during his presidential run.

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“Ghostbusters,” who are you going to call? Very likely the Patton Boggs lobbying/ law firm – if you can afford it. No one is better informed about the inner workings of Washington – and who has the most influence on Capitol Hill or in any administration – than Tom Boggs. That’s why his firm has so many major clients across the world.

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Formerly responsible for all of Citigroup’s government relations efforts in Washington, Calio’s new role has him focusing on easing the regulatory burden on the U.S. airline industry. A born negotiator, he formerly worked as legislative affairs assistant to both President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush.

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did his support for same sex marriage. Cheney’s saga will be told in a memoir slated for fall publication as well as in an HBO miniseries based on Barton Gellman’s 2008 book, “Angler,” and a 2006 PBS documentary titled, “The Dark Side.”

raising vast sums for the William J. Clinton Foundation and other international causes he supports.

JAMESWCICCONI

Collins is looking hard at the 2012 elections with this new conservative “action tank” founded by Republican power brokers Norm Coleman, Fred Malek and Haley Barbour. It is designed to raise funds (that do not have to be reported) to attack Democratic candidates.

SENIOREXECUTIVEVICEPRESIDENT OFEXTERNALANDLEGISLATIVE AFFAIRSAT&T

A true cellular power player, Cicconi, a former deputy chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, is responsible for AT&T’s public policy organization and is chairman of the AT&T Foundation. He confidently led the lobbying effort to receive Federal Communication Commission and Justice Department approval of his company’s $39 billion acquisition of T-mobile.

BILLCLINTON

FORMERVICEPRESIDENT

CHAIRMANWILLIAMJCLINTON FOUNDATION

Bush II’s veep hasn’t settled gently into retirement despite heart problems that may lead to a transplant sometime soon. His harsh criticism of the Obama Administration’s policy on terrorism and national security made headlines, but so

The former president (and husband of the secretary of state) is without peer when it comes to worldwide personal influence. No other leader, present or former, is so widely respected or able to accomplish so much. He spends much of his time

ROBCOLLINS PRESIDENTAMERICANACTION NETWORK

CHRISDODD CHAIRMANMOTIONPICTURE ASSOCIATIONOFAMERICA

The Motion Picture Association of America wanted star power when it started auditioning for a new chief Washington lobbyist and former Sen. Chris Dodd turned out to have all the right credits. The 30-year Congressional veteran has the charisma and clout of Jack Valenti, his legendary predecessor, but inherits a vastly different set of challenges that include declining DVD sales, falling theater attendance and major piracy issues. Dodd’s $1.5 million salary will sweeten the deal but he’ll need to earn his points.

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THOMASDONOHUE PRESIDENT&CEOUSCHAMBEROF COMMERCE

Since Donohue took over in 1997, the Chamber has tripled its annual revenues to $160 million – which not only helps lower trade barriers and win new free trade agreements but helps the Chamber more effectively flex its political muscle. During 2010 elections, the Chamber spent more money than any outside group on political ads. They are poised to do the same for the upcoming 2012 elections but have recently come under considerable attack by the left as being anti-small business and only supporting legislation that benefits large corporations.

ANITADUNN

Katherine Weymouth

The former Republican Party chairman has been overseeing changes in the U.S. casino industry for the past 15 years as president of the American Gaming Association and his role has never been more crucial now that the economic downturn has taken a major toll on gambling revenues. With Internet gambling still on the table, Fahrenkopf ’s chief concern is to make sure that federal government regulation doesn’t worsen a losing streak.

PATRICKGASPARD EXECUTIVEDIRECTORDEMOCRATIC NATIONALCOMMITTEE

REINCEPRIEBUS

CHAIRMANREPUBLICANNATIONAL COMMITTEE

A senior advisor to the Obama presidential campaign who later served as White House communications director Dunn now offers strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail and other services to Fortune 500 companies, leading nonprofit organizations and elected officials at every level. Her husband, Bob Bauer, is Obama’s legal counsel.

Gaspard, who cut his teeth as a community organizer fighting for health care and education reform, will be at the center of the effort to secure President Obama’s second term. A former Obama campaign operative, he later served as White House political director from 2009-2011. Preibus was elected chairman of the RNC in January 2011, succeeding the embattled and controversial former Michael Steele. His chief task is to revitalize the party by resuscitating the committee’s oncelegendary fundraising apparatus.

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JACKNGERARD

PRESIDENTTHEBUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

PRESIDENTAMERICANPETROLEUM INSTITUTE

The former three-term Michigan governor has been active both in politics and business since leaving his political post in January 2003. His experience privatizing state services, promoting education reform, and reorganizing executive branch departments prepared him for juggling multiple tasks as president of the esteemed Business Roundtable, which represents nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues.

A key player on energy legislation issues including taxation, subsidies, regulation and climate control, Gerard is the top lobbyist for 400 companies that supply much of the nation’s oil and natural gas. Since taking the helm at API three years ago, he has focused on making the public case for an industry that is frequently vilified on Capitol Hill.

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a leading Republican operative, have a government relations/strategic communications firm that sparked the trend toward an interdisciplinary and bipartisan “one-stop shopping” approach to lobbying. Their eclectic client list includes AARP, Hilton, Sony, State Farm, Visa, the Knights of Columbus and The Republic of Macedonia.

RONKAUFMAN CHAIRMANDUTKOWORLDWIDE

An advisor to both the Bush I and Bush II administrations as well as GOP presidential candidate Mitch Romney, Kaufman now oversees Dutko Worldwide’s federal practice and launched its innovative state and local government affairs division.

MARKKAYHENRY PRESIDENTSERVICEEMPLOYEES INTERNATIONALUNIONSEIU

A devout Catholic and a veteran health care advocate and strategist, Henry was unanimously elected to serve as international executive president of the 2.2-million-member union in 2010. He leads his union’s campaigns for health care and immigration reform and gay and lesbian rights.

KARENIGNAGNI PRESIDENTANDCEOAMERICA’S HEALTHINSURANCEPLANS

As head of the nation’s largest health insurance lobby, Ignagni promotes the interests of over 1,300 companies. Widely considered among the best lobbyists in the nation, she made news last year for initially supporting President Obama’s health insurance reform efforts but ended up criticizing the legislation passed by Congress, claiming that it didn’t have the teeth to cope with the health care cost crisis in America.

JOELJOHNSON JOELOCKHARTANDMIKE FELDMAN PARTNERSGLOVERPARKGROUP

Bill Clinton This powerhouse communications trio of Clinton Administration veterans advises a diverse array of clients including Pfizer,Verizon, the United Federation of Teachers and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on media relations, political strategy, advertising and crisis management. Recently, they have brought on a number of Republican counterparts from the Bush II Administration and the savvy Dee Dee Myers.

HOWARDKOHR EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR AMERICAN ISRAELPUBLICAFFAIRSCOMMITTEE

MATTBROOKS

PRESIDENTREPUBLICANJEWISH COALITION

The pro-Israeli voices in the lobbying community have become more and more important as the U.S. continues to be involved in the Middle East. Kohr, though no longer serving as AIPAC’s president, continues to hold weight when it comes to Israeli issues. With a presidential election year looming, the Jewish vote is vital and these men know where it is and how to reach it.

FRANKKEATING PRESIDENTAMERICANBANKERS ASSOCIATION

As the head of the American Bankers Association, the former Oklahoma governor is the face of the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. A member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force, expect him to be increasingly at the center of the debate on Capitol Hill as Congress tackles the national debt.

BILLKRISTOL CO-FOUNDERTHEPROJECTFORTHE NEWAMERICANCENTURY Kristol has followed in the footsteps of his father, neo-con “father” and titan Irving Kristol, and pronounces on the issues of the day (most recently “neutralizing”Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and favoring U.S.

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military action to “liberate” Libya) from his various media perches as a Fox News commentator,Weekly Standard editor and op-ed columnist for the New York Times.

WAYNELAPIERRE EXECUTIVEVICEPRESIDENT NATIONALRIFLEASSOCIATION

Under La Pierre’s two-decade leadership, NRA membership has reached four million, the highest in its history. He is an indefatigable advocate for gun rights, especially the use of firearms in selfdefense, and recently refused an invitation to meet with Obama Administration officials, stating that the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder have “spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States.”

GROVERNORQUIST PRESIDENTAMERICANSFORTAX REFORM

Norquist is considered by many to be the de facto reigning Republican in the country, no mean feat for a man who has never held public office. In addition to securing a no-tax pledge from every GOP member of the House and 41 senators, he was recently credited with making Speaker Boehner back off from a suggestion that oil subsidies should be terminated as a way to close the budget deficit. Combative and unrelenting, Norquist was once described by P.J. O’Rourke as “Tom Paine crossed with Lee Atwater plus a soupcon of Madame Defarge.”

Chuck Todd

CECILERICHARDS

PRESIDENTTHEPODESTAGROUP

PRESIDENTPLANNEDPARENTHOOD FEDERATIONOFAMERICA

PRESIDENTHEATHERPODESTAAND PARTNERS

ROBERTRABEN

Former Texas Gov. Anne Richards’s daughter, a former deputy chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi and founder of America Votes, is no shrinking violet. As president of Planned Parenthood, she is the public face of the women’s reproductive rights movement. Her outspoken criticism of Congressional Republicans who recently risked a government shutdown over the de-funding of Planned Parenthood – and thereby access to health care for millions of women – sent a clear message: Don’t mess with this Texan.

OWNERANDFOUNDERTHERABEN GROUP

JOHNFWROGERS

HEATHERPODESTA

The ultimate K Street power couple, Tony Podesta is head of one of the most successful bipartisan shops in town; she founded and runs a cuttingedge government relations firm. Major art collectors, they purchased Shepard Fairey’s iconic HOPE portrait of Barack Obama and donated it to the National Portrait Gallery.

A former aide to Rep. Barney Frank and an assistant attorney general for legislative affairs during the Clinton Administration, Raben now owns one of Washington’s most successful lobbying firms. Its client roster features corporations (General Electric, Prudential, Time Warner Cable) as well as liberal advocacy groups (People for the American Way, ACORN and the Center for Reproductive Rights).

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BILLPAXON SENIORADVISORAKINGUMP STRAUSSHAUERANDFELDLLP

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Rand started as a sales rep for Xerox and worked his way up to be the first African-American CEO of AARP. Always focused on opening corporate doors for women and minorities, he champions efforts for both achievement and social change in the work place.

The former five-term New York congressman and National Republican Congressional Committee chairman found a post-retirement political career as a lobbyist for Boeing and other corporations. He has also advised senior GOP congressional leaders in addition to serving as chairman of the Majority Fund at the RNC.

David Bradley

PRINCIPALRICCHETTIINC

A former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff, Richetti is regarded as a true legislative strategist on both sides of the aisle. His firm’s clients include hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, utility companies, real estate developers and automotive interests.

PARTNERGOLDMANSACHS

Rogers, an aide to James A. Baker III when he was Ronald Reagan’s chief of staff, and a close advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, has deep political connections in addition to financial world clout. A former commodities trader who became a major player at Goldman Sachs CEOs Henry Paulson and Jon Corzine, he is the driving force behind his firm’s legislative agenda in Washington.

KARLROVE POLITICALOPERATIVEAND COMMENTATOR

In between writing a political memoir and serving as an advisor to American Crossroads, a Republican fundraising group, George W. Bush’s former senior advisor (some say his “brain”) keeps busy as a Wall Street Journal columnist and Fox News commentator. Cutting attacks on Sarah (“lacks gravitas”) Palin and Donald (“thin skin/loser”) Trump keep him in the headlines and he seems to like it that way.

GARYSHAPIRO CEOCONSUMERELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Shapiro is paving the way for technology to advance, making the lives of consumers

easier and, let’s face it, more fun. The wave of digital and even 3-D TV wouldn’t have been possible without his influence. In addition to his lobbying work on behalf of technology innovation, his new book, “The Comeback: How Innovation Can Restore the American Dream,” argues that technology can be a driving force for economic recovery.

JOESOLMONESE PRESIDENTHUMANRIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Running one of the widest-reaching organizations that assists LGBT communities, Solmonese, a former CEO of Emily’s List, deserves much of the credit for the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” and persuading the Obama Administration to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

RICHARDLTRUMKA PRESIDENTTHEAMERICAN FEDERATIONOFLABOR-CONGRESS OFINDUSTRIALORGANIZATIONS

A third-generation Polish-American coal miner, Trumka served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1982 to 1995 then moved to the AFL-CIO, which elected him president in 2009. He has been tireless in his efforts to strengthen the splintered union movement and to reach out to women and minorities while attacking Wall Street and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s promotion of a corporate agenda that denies the threat of global warming pollution and sends U.S. jobs overseas.

RANDIWEINGARTEN PRESIDENTAMERICANFEDERATION OFTEACHERS

The former Brooklyn schoolteacher and labor leader started her career with the United Federation of Teachers when she served as counsel to Sandra Feldman, then-president of UFT. At the union’s helm since 1998, she has pushed for higher salaries and been a staunch

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opponent of vouchers, standardized testing and increased funding for charter schools. Weingarten is a major voice in the budget/deficit debate, echoing President Obama’s call to reform tax code inequities.

nod from them opens doors for power players of the next generation.

Chase Bank into its fold for a purchase price of $520 million.

Alan Merton

Michael Harreld

President, George Mason University

Regional President, PNC Bank

EDUCATION

Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University

John J. “Jack” DeGioia

Stephen Fuller

The first non-Jesuit to serve as president of Georgetown University, DeGioia has succeeded by attracting prominent faculty members to the school and aggressively fundraising over the past decade. He continues to forge ahead with plans to add students and expand the campus (despite steadfast neighborhood opposition) notwithstanding a salary freeze, budget cuts and restructuring university debt to weather recent economic volatility.

Under Murton’s tenure, GMU continues to be the fastest-growing public university in Virginia. Its success in the NCAA’s “March Madness” over the past five years has been no fluke either since he is careful to cultivate the popular sports program, and is no doubt already on the hunt for a new head coach now that Jim Larranaga has defected to the University of Miami. Fuller is the number one source for economic, housing and employment trends in the Washington area. Local power players consider his advice indispensable.

Stephen Knapp

BUSINESS

President, George Washington University

Lisa Barry

President, Georgetown University

The shoes of his predecessor, largerthan-life Stephen J. Trachtenberg, are hard to fill, but Knapp seems up to the task. He has forged close ties within the city’s cultural and civic communities by, among other things, serving on the board of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Vice President and General Manager, Chevron

Hart Roper

Chevron’s government affairs chief knows geology and the oil business like few others, a quality that makes her an influential voice in any energy debate. Despite being preoccupied with federal regulation and other industry issues from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to her company’s Russian crude oil pipelines, she can be spotted at major Washington social events to which Chevron is often a generous contributor.

Director of Admissions, St. Albans School

Richard Fairbank

Susan A Mantilla-Goin Director of Admissions, National Cathedral School

Josh Wolman

CEO, Capital One

Director of Admissions Sidwell Friends School

Gatekeepers of the most elite private schools in the Washington metropolitan area, these four professionals ensure that only the best students are admitted. A

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Fairbank had the vision to capitalize – big time – on his realization that credit cards provided highly useful information to monitor consumer behavior. His company became the largest bank in the region in recent years when it brought Chevy

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Harreld directs PNC’s operations in the Greater Washington Area, including retail, corporate and institutional banking and wealth management, and the bank’s extensive community-based activities. He and his wife, Susan, are involved in numerous local philanthropic endeavors. Harreld serves on the boards of the Federal City Council and Consortium of Catholic Academies. He previously chaired the Corcoran Gallery of Art and has served on the boards of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, National Portrait Gallery, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and DC Education Compact. He also is a former D.C. Chamber of Commerce business leader of the year.

Vernon Jordan Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co.

The grandson of a sharecropper and the former head of the Urban League, the smoothly charismatic Jordan is “Mr. Influence in Washington.” A trusted friend and golfing buddy of Bill Clinton throughout the eight years of his presidency, Jordan took the heat when it was revealed that he had played a role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He has a network of connections that reach beyond Washington and serves on numerous corporate boards including Dow Jones, American Express and Xerox. He and his wife, Ann, a former Kennedy Center trustee, are recognized social forces.

Bobbie Kilberg President, Northern Virginia Technology Council

A former operative for four Republican presidents, Kilberg is considered to be

George Will

one of the most powerful women in technology today, She presides over one of the nation’s largest technology councils, boasting 1,110 companies and 188,000 employees in Northern Virginia.

Debra Lee Chairman, Black Entertainment Television

This Harvard Law School grad holds the reins of one of the most powerful mediums for African Americans. She has weathered fire for what some consider to be negative portrayals of African American women on the network but in recent years has responded by producing positive original programming and inviting a panel of influential women to discuss alternatives. In 2011, she joined the president’s new management advisory board to help improve business management practices.

Ted Leonsis Entrepreneur

This Renaissance man has major interests in areas ranging from business and sports to film and media. After selling his marketing business to AOL, he went on to become Vice Chairman of the company before moving onto a number of other business ventures. He also produced award-winning films like “Nanking” and “Kicking It.” Leonsis continues to be a driving force behind the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics and a major player in local philanthropic circles as well. He was also an early investor in upstart social marketing venture Groupon.

Fred Malek Founder, Thayer Capital Partners / Thayer Hidden Creek

An energetic inside player whose platinum pedigree in business management includes numerous corporate acquisitions and board positions (Marriott, Northwest Airlines), Malek started Thayer in 1991, a large private equity firm whose portfolio of companies is estimated to generate

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Nixon Administration, and Malek has steadily been involved in conservative politics, running or financing presidential campaigns for the elder Bush and John McCain, and most recently advising Sarah Palin in addition to co-founding the American Action Network.

has become the world’s number one lecture agency and has revolutionized the industry by setting the standard for commitment, trust and care.

JWMARRIOTT CHAIRMANMARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

The co-founder of the Carlyle Group started his $2 billion-plus fortune by enlisting blue chip politicos to help him buy defense-oriented businesses that subsequently got flipped for major profits. Now Rubenstein watches more than 1,000 corporate and real estate businesses in Carlyle’s global portfolio but seems more intent on making headlines with his philanthropy, including $20 million to the Kennedy Center since he took over as chairman in May 2010.

The 79-year-old hotel mogul visits 300 properties a year, from the 70 luxurytier Ritz-Carltons to value brands like Courtyard and Fairfield Inn. With 3,600 hotels in 71 countries and $12 billion in sales in 2010, the company’s biggest growth is now in booming economies like China and India. Marriott’s chairman and CEO is a passionate proponent of simplifying the visa process to get more international travelers to visit the United States as a way to boost the domestic economy, create new jobs and put more heads on beds. With a regular regimen of Pilates and the treadmill, he is not slowing down anytime soon.

WJAMESMCNERNEY PRESIDENTCHAIRMANANDCEO BOEINGINTERNATIONAL

After holding executive positions at both GE and 3M, McNerney took the pilot’s seat at Boeing in 2005 as chairman, president and CEO. As the largest manufacturer of military aircraft, Boeing’s role continues to be extremely important as the U.S. becomes increasingly involved in overseas conflicts. President Obama recently named him chairman of the President’s Export Council.

HARRYRHOADSANDBERNIE SWAIN FOUNDERSWASHINGTONSPEAKERS BUREAU

Rhoads and Swain promise that their carefully chosen speakers are, quite simply, the most intriguing people in the world. Founded in 1979, their company

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RAJENDRASINGH CHAIRMANTELECOMVENTURES

This Indian-American billionaire has become a major player in the telecom industry by founding and developing corporations that later merged into Electronic Data Systems and Teligent.

HOWARDWOOLLEY SENIORVICEPRESIDENTSTRATEGIC ALLIANCES&WIRELESSPOLICY VERIZONWIRELESS

Sitting on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the World Affairs Council and Everybody Wins! DC, Howard Woolley is at the intersection of public policy and community service. At Verizon, Howard leads the company’s strategic alliances and national organization outreach and their wireless public policy initiatives.

LAW SANDYAIN PARTNERAIN&BANK

Consistently ranked as one of the best divorce lawyers in America, Ain is a highly regarded legal advocate. Even

Joe Solmonese in spectacularly public or sensational cases, he is known for his dignified and respectful courtroom style.

BOBBARNETT PARTNERWILLIAMS&CONNOLLY

A true “signifier of Washington connectedness,” Barnett enjoys a virtual monopoly when it comes to helping heavy-duty politicos collect major cash for their power memoirs. An equal opportunity lawyer-cum-agent as far as his clients’ political affiliations are concerned, he has negotiated deals for Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as George and Laura Bush, Karl Rove, Lynne Cheney and Scott Brown.

ROBERTS“BOB”BENNETT PARTNERHOGANLOVELLS

When Mayor Vincent Gray found himself embroiled in a pay-for-play scandal he quickly got Bennett on his side. After all, the Hogan Lovells’ über-lawyer is a major player when it comes to handling sticky problems, especially those of political bent. The biggest names in town have knocked on his door, including President Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Caspar Weinberger during the Iran-Contra investigation and Paul Wolfowitz in a World Bank ethics scandal.

GREGORYB“GREG”CRAIG, PARTNERSKADDENARPS

Craig is best known for directing the team defending President Bill Clinton against impeachment and being at the center of the Guantanamo Bay and torture debates as Obama’s first legal counsel. He was said to have been forced out by Rahm Emanuel but retains the President’s ear while continuing to advise major clients such as Goldman Sachs on litigation strategy.

JOHNT“TIL”HAZEL LAWYERANDREALESTATE DEVELOPER The Hazel family’s major commercial developments (Tysons Corner for

Tommy Boggs example) have been legendary and far-reaching, and the sheer number of companies under family control is staggering. Among them are Hazel Land Companies Inc., Hazel Peterson Development Company and William A. Hazel Inc.

BILLYMARTIN PARTNERHOWREYLLP Whether it involves scandal, crime, tragedy, or politics, Billy Martin is on the short list of defenders to call in a high-pressure situation. This litigator’s varied client list confirms the diversity of issues he confronts. He has represented the parents of Chandra Levy in her disappearance, the basketball players Jayson Williams and Allen Iverson,Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, the NFL’s Michael Vick, and Idaho Senator Larry Craig. Martin is married to well-known journalist Michele Martin, who hosts the daily NPR show “Tell Me More.”

THEODOREB“TED”OLSON PARTNERGIBSONDUNN& CRUTCHER

As former solicitor general and assistant attorney general, Olson has argued nearly 50 Supreme Court cases, including the infamous Bush v. Gore and Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. He has served as private counsel under the Reagan and Bush II administrations and was recently in the news for his support, along with that of center left litigator David Boies, of “gay marriage as an American value.”

BRENDANSULLIVANJR SENIORPARTNERWILLIAMS& CONNOLLY

Washington’s most powerful (and expensive) lawyer is one to hire for political and white-collar crime cases. His reputation as a dogged defense counsel began when he represented Col. Oliver North during the Iran Contra Affair in the late 1980s. Major

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clients have since included former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and Sen. Ted Stevens.

MEDIA JOELALLBRITTON FOUNDER

ROBERTALLBRITTON CHAIRMANANDCEO ALBRITTONCOMMUNICATIONS

Now 86 and semi-retired, Joe Allbritton is a legend in the Washington business and social scene. After handing over effective control to his son, Robert, he can sit back and watch the family’s media empire grow into a force rivaled only by the Washington Post. Holdings now include WJLA/ABC News 7, News Channel 8, and Politico, the online journal of politics that has become a major player on the local as well as national scene.

CHRISTIANEAMANPOUR ANCHORABC’S“ABCNEWSTHIS WEEK”

Before settling down as the host of ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs talk show, Amanpour was CNN’s chief international correspondent, traveling to world hotspots and interviewing world leaders. An Iranian-American with extensive knowledge of Islam, she often gets given insider access (most recently with Libya’s Moammar Gadaffi) denied to other reporters in the Middle East.

WOLFBLITZER HOSTCNN’S“THESITUATION ROOM”

Blitzer arrived in Washington in 1973 as Washington correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and began his ongoing career with CNN as the network’s Pentagon correspondent in early 1990. He continues to be one of the most successful and hardest-working journalists in the business, with his “Situation Room” airing two hours on weekdays and one hour on Saturdays.

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This is a genuine Washington power couple. Bradley has successfully been expanding the Atlantic Media Group and its various outlets including The Atlantic, National Journal, Government Executive and The Hotline. He also founded Potomac Research Group, a company built in a vein similar to his Advisory Board Company, to look into how federal activities affect the private sector. Katherine Bradley runs the family foundation, CityBridge, which directs practice areas in education and international health. She created ServiceCorps, a corporate civic engagement initiative for companies in the Washington area, and serves on local boards including America’s Promise, Teach For America and the SEED Public Charter School.

JOHNFAHEY CHAIRMANANDCEO

TIMKELLY

PRESIDENT NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY

Fahey and Kelly’s ascendancy into the top two spots of the National Geographic empire has helped the storied organization expand its holdings into digital media, cable and more. Today, the National Geographic Channel airs in 34 languages in 166 countries and the National Geographic magazine enjoys an international presence with 33 local language editions with plans to expand further into new media.

HOWARDFINEMAN SENIORPOLITICALEDITORTHE HUFFINGTONPOST

After 30 years at Newsweek where he served as chief political correspondent, Fineman made the jump from print to blogosphere as the top political editor of

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Lisa Barry

The Huffington Post. He is helping to shape the influential online news site’s political coverage while continuing to appear as a familiar face on the television pundit circuit.

up to.” With the 2012 presidential election looming, this trio’s influence will only strengthen.

DONALDGRAHAM

Keith Olbermann’s departure has amplified Matthews’ “telling it like it is” from a liberal point of view. His minor flirtation with a possible U.S. Senate run in 2008 likely won’t pan out any time soon, making this top media commentator’s political bully pulpit all the more permanent.

CHAIRMANTHEWASHINGTONPOST COMPANY

KATHARINEWEYMOUTH

PUBLISHERTHEWASHINGTONPOST ANDCEOWASHINGTONPOSTMEDIA

MARCUSBRAUCHLI

EXECUTIVEEDITORTHE WASHINGTONPOST

In a time of declining newspaper readership, this chairman/publisher/editor triumvirate is remaking the Washington Post Company and attempting to expand its influence into the Internet world. The Post will always be one of the world’s great newspapers and few doubt that their combined talents will ensure its journalistic power and success.

DAVIDGREGORY HOSTNBC’S“MEETTHEPRESS”

Since taking over in the summer of 2008 as the host of NBC’s iconic program “Meet the Press,” Gregory has ably filled Tim Russert’s legendary shoes, maintaining his venerable Sunday morning political chat show’s high standards for attracting major guests.

JOHNFHARRIS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

JIMVANDERHEI

EXECUTIVEEDITOR MIKEALLEN CHIEFWHITEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT POLITICO

Vanderhei, Harris and Allbritton Communications launched Politico in early 2007 and it quickly became manna for political junkies. Allen, who was working at Time magazine, joined his former Washington Post colleagues and created “Playbook,” the must-read Internet site “the White House wakes

CHRISMATTHEWS HOSTMSNBC’S“HARDBALL”

JAKETAPPER SENIORWHITEHOUSE CORRESPONDENTABCNEWS Before Amanpour took over “This Week” Jake Tapper held down the post ad interim; now as senior White House correspondent, he is a star in his own right. Scoring the first TV interview with CIA director Leon Panetta, he most notably broke the story of the tax troubles of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

CHUCKTODD POLITICALDIRECTORANDCOHOSTNBC’S“THEDAILYRUNDOWN”

SAVANNAHGUTHRIE

CHIEFWHITEHOUSE CORRESPONDENTANDCO-HOST NBC’S“THEDAILYRUNDOWN”

Though he ultimately lost to David Gregory in hosting “Meet the Press,” Todd has nonetheless kept his hands full at NBC and MSNBC with several programs, from “Morning Joe” to “Nightly News.” His lively co-hosting gig with Guthrie on “The Daily Rundown” keeps them both ahead of the pack. Guthrie makes her own waves, most recently with a probing interview of Donald Trump.

CHRISWALLACE HOSTFOX’S“FOXNEWSSUNDAY”

Fox News’ talented Sunday morning host is adamant about getting President

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host is adamant about getting President Obama to appear on his decidedly rightleaning show, but to no avail as yet. Truth is, he’d probably settle for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Defense Secretary Bob Gates – who made him rather cross in March by appearing on all three major networks’ Sunday shows instead. An even-handed critic, Wallace recently accused Newt Gingrich of hypocrisy for trying to impeach Bill Clinton when he was having his own extramarital affair at the same time.

Zaslav earned $42.6 million last year, a nearly fourfold increase in his 2009 remuneration, so he must be doing something right. After all, Discovery shares have recently been trading at four times their 2008 value, mainly because the company’s early commitment to HDTV paid off handsomely. Both he and Discovery founder John Hendricks are betting that the recent launch of the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and round-the-clock 3D network (3net) will do the same.

George F. Will

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The dean of conservative opinion writers, Will’s often scathing columns on the political scene regularly earn him equal parts praise and ire. He is anything but predictable on many issues, especially those regarding international affairs. He proposed, for example, that the United States withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and recently stated that Libya won’t turn out to be Obama’s Iraq, which took a toll on former President George W. Bush’s poll numbers.

Bob Woodward Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post

More than 30 years have elapsed since his reporting helped topple a U.S. president, but Woodward continues to be the country’s top investigative reporter, with some of the best sources in town. He’s also a prolific and successful author with 16 books – most of which have been bestsellers. His latest, “Obama’s Wars,” exhibits the exhaustive research and approach that ensures his continuing fame.

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Roger Kirk President, Alibi Club

Founded in 1884, the Alibi Club remains one of the most exclusive social networks in the country with Supreme Court justices, Cabinet members, CIA directors and other high-ranking officials on its tiny roster of members. Kirk wields considerable influence in the capital’s elite networking circles.

Robert Kogod and Robert Smith Philanthropists

These incredibly generous brothers-inlaw made their fortune through the family Charles E. Smith real estate company and are best known for their large gifts to educational institutions, including $45 million to the University of Maryland (Smith) and Kogod’s ever-expanding business school at American University. Recently, they donated $10 million for the renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center at the George Washington University.

Joseph E. “Joe” Robert Jr. CEO, J.E. Robert Companies

Robert has made millions in real estate and has also contributed million to local causes with his Fight For Children charity. His annual Fight Night benefit, the quintessential boys-only gathering,

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is where you’ll find Cabinet members, senators, CEOs and other tycoons gathering to drink, dine, smoke cigars and watch several bouts of boxing while raising millions for Washington schools.

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RogeR and Vicki Sant Philanthropists

Apart from Vicki Sant’s recent divinginduced cardiac episode, the capital’s premier philanthropic couple keeps a relatively low profile – except when reports of their staggering generosity come to the fore. They include $25 million to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s ocean projects, $9 million to the Phillips Collection and $20 million to the National Symphony.

REAL ESTATE Tom Anderson, Dana Landry, William F.X. Moody, and Marc Schappell founders Washington Fine Properties

In a tough real estate market, this firm continues to set records in high-end sales. They sell 40 percent of their own listings (the national average is 17 percent) by getting all of their agents behind each client. From $25 million homes to $500,000 condos, WFP handles a startling percentage of the most valuable properties in the area.

A. James Clark Chairman, Clark Enterprises

As the head of one of the largest and oldest (founded in 1906) construction companies in the U.S. with just over $2 billion in annual revenue, Clark’s name carries plenty of clout. Clark Construction has personally touched almost every major building project in town, including Nationals stadium and the Verizon Center, and are now focusing on the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center and the Maryland Route

Founder Wesley Foster grew the company into the largest privately owned real estate company in America through his focus on building strong agent relationships, effective advertising and mortgage and title assistance to buyers. The company has managed to hold strong, with a reported $47.2 billion in sales in 2010 despite the nationwide housing crisis. As the company’s top agent representing power players such as pro athletes, politicians and CEOs, Fleisher has earned both local and national accolades, including top producer in the U.S. in 2005 and Greater Capital Association of Realtor’s “Realtor of the Year” for ethics, integrity and service.

Benjamin Jacobs, Donald Brown and Joseph Gildenhorn Partners, JBG Companies

With $10 billion in office, residential and retail properties under management and development, the company has long been a major player in the local real estate market and is known for its sterling reputation. JBG’s latest key development includes two modern, LEED Silvercertified hotels in Crystal City: the 300room Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and the 325 all-suite Residence Inn Arlington Capital View. Together, they reportedly bring in some 250 new jobs to the area, helping to boost the local economy.

Ted Lerner, Mark Lerner and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum Real Estate Developers

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area, the Lerners have raised their assets to nearly $3 billion with massive shopping malls (Tyson’s Corner, Tysons II, Landover Mall, Wheaton Plaza, Dulles Town Center, White Flint), 7,000 apartments and the purchase of the Washington Nationals baseball franchise. Moving the team to a state of the art “green” stadium and corporate offices into a new green headquarters in Maryland have gained praise from environmentalists as has the family’s investment in wind power tax credits.

Milton and Jon Peterson Founders, The Peterson Companies

Since the 1970s the Petersons have acquired and developed land for commercial projects in downtown Silver Spring, Fairfax Corner, Tysons Corner and numerous residential developments. More recently, they managed to transform a large Potomac waterfront site in Prince George’s County into the glittering National Harbor, a Las Vegas-style complex boasting a convention center, hotels, restaurants, condos and stores.

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Originally founded as Tutt, Taylor and Rankin (TTR), the firm joined forces with real estate powerhouse Sotheby’s International Realty in 2006 with less than 40 agents. The company has since grown threefold to140 Realtors while solidifying its position as one of the greater Washington area’s leading

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agencies, especially for luxury properties. Most recently, Mark Lowham has joined the firm after an illustrious career as executive vice president of West Group.

THINK TANK/NONPROFIT groups Ed Crane President, Cato Institute

Crane founded Cato in 1977 and soon turned it into the leading and most wellknown libertarian think-tank in the world. Under his leadership, it has become increasingly influential in affecting political debate, especially in coming up with novel yet practical ways of reducing the size of government and related taxburden. An advocate for neither political party, Crane and his Cato colleagues listen to both sides of the aisle.

G. Wayne Clough Secretary of the Smithsonian

The courtly former civil engineer and head of Georgia Tech assumed the august title of secretary of the Smithsonian after his predecessor departed amid criticism of his high-handed management style and excessive spending. Now Clough has his own problem: extricating himself from a censorship controversy over a National Portrait Gallery exhibit examining gay and lesbian themes that threatened to reignite the culture wars of the 1980s and ’90s. He’ll likely survive if he can mend fences while also dealing with severe budget cuts, declining contributions and the need to repair crumbling buildings and infrastructure.

Cathy Duvall Political Director, The Sierra Club

Environmental issues will at the forefront of legislative battles in the years ahead and Duvall will be leading the Sierra Club into the fray. She will continue to lead the powerful environmental group’s national and political campaigns.

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Gail McGovern

Founder and Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

President and CEO, American Red Cross

Greenstein, once called “a powerhouse for the poor,” by the Washington Post, heads a liberal-leaning lobbying firm that has earned the respect of Republicans for its talented staff and dogged research. Insiders say Greenstein contributed significantly to President Obama’s 2009 budget proposals and he remains a leading voice on budget analysis – a voice that Nobel prizewinning economist Paul Krugman says he trusts implicitly.

Jane Harman President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The recent death of her husband, hi-fi mogul Sidney Harman, soon after his purchase of Newsweek and its merger with the Daily Beast, would have been a seismic enough change if the eightterm California congresswoman hadn’t just resigned her seat to take the helm of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Expect this driven dynamo to forge ahead with the next phase of her brilliant career.

Walter Isaacson President and CEO, Aspen Institute

Isaacson has directed operations at the influential Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, D.C. since 2003. In addition to writing well-received biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger (and a forthcoming work on Steve Jobs titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs”) Isaacson has been chairman and CEO of CNN and managing editor of Time magazine in his career.

The former AT&T and Fidelity Investments executive has a plenitude of recent major disasters to deal with, and she deserves much of the credit for the praise the Red Cross received for it’s timely and helpful responses to the earthquake in Haiti and recent tsunami in Japan.

John Podesta President, Center for American Progress

Podesta, who served as President Clinton’s chief-of-staff, founded the Center for American Progress (CAP) and turned it into the nation’s pre-eminent left-of-center think-tank. Its advisors have proved indispensable as President Obama navigates the current hostile political climate.

Bruce Riedel Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

The former high-ranking Pentagon and CIA official and advisor to three U.S. presidents co-chaired an interagency report on Afghanistan and Pakistan policy for the Obama White House. Apart from worsening conditions in Afghanistan, Riedel is on record stating that if Pakistan became a failed state it would be the “worst nightmare” of the century for the U.S.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

The former economics professor and center-left member of the French Socialist party now directs International Monetary Fund efforts to rescue economically vulnerable nations with massive aid packages of grants and loans. How long he’ll stay on as managing director is anybody’s guess since he is expected to seek the Socialist nomination for president of France in 2012.

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om Drake has the dubious distinction of being the fourth case in U.S. history brought under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. The first was Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistle blower. Drake spent his entire career serving the United States. First, nine years in the Air Force, then a stint at the CIA plus five years as a naval reserve officer, 12 years as a contractor, (often at

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the National Security Agency) and then almost seven years as a senior NSA executive. He was brought on to help the NSA meet the demands of the 21st century.What is his supposed crime? As portrayed in the indictment and far too many news articles, he leaked classified information to a reporter. But in reality, he never leaked classified information to a newspaper and he has not been charged with leaking classified information. Period.

His real crime is that he complained about multi-billion dollar waste and illegality at the NSA. He reported this to his bosses, to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and the Department of Defense Inspector General, which vindicated his concerns. Drake went through all the proper channels, but it made no difference. He is still facing 35 years in jail. Mr. Drake’s prosecutor says that leaking is more pernicious than the typical espionage case where a spy sells classified information to our enemies.The idea that whistle blowing is worse than spying is both laughable and alarming as it represents the level of sheer vindictiveness the government harbors against those who expose its corruption. The Obama Administration has brought more leak prosecutions than all previous presidential

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ILLUSTRATION BY JC SUAREZ

Established by the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute and named for Ron Ridenhour, the late award-winning investigative reporter who blew the whistle on the My Lai massacre, the Ridenhour Prizes recognize individuals who publicly expose corruption, injustice and incompetence. Here are some highlights from this year’s awards.


In accepting The Ridenhour being threatened with the prospect of serving administrations combined. Tr uth-Telling Pr ize, I the rest of your life in prison. Imagine the When first elected, President am speaking out publicly government doing everything it can to isolate Obama acknowledged that regarding my circumstances you from your family, your five sons, your the best source of information friends and your colleagues, and their distress for the very first time. about government wrongdoing I have already paid a in wondering what has happened to you. is often an employee Is that freedom? frightfully high price for being committed to public integrity The government regards me as an enemy a whistle blower, but worse and willing to speak out. He still lies ahead of me. Although of the state and I am a virtual political prisoner called such acts courageous I took an oath to support and already, by virtue of having been charged under and patriotic. So, it is especially defend the Constitution and the Espionage Act.Yet for whom was I spying? I hypocritical to be prosecuting Presenter Jesselyn Radack and Ridenhour Prize faithfully upheld the law of formally raised grave concerns about government public servants under the Awardee Thomas Drake the land in a public service wrongdoing through proper channels within Espionage Act. (Photo by Tony Powell) career spanning more than the NSA and with Congress and also when Painting whistle blowers as spies serves another ugly purpose: alienating these 20 years, I now stand before you as a criminal called as material witness before two 9/11 brave employees from their natural allies in the defendant with my own life and liberty at Congressional investigations and a multi-year legal, civil rights and civil liberties communites. stake and a public trial set to begin on June department of defense inspector general audit It is rank hypocrisy for a government preaching 13th in Baltimore. My case is centered on a investigation at NSA regarding violations of the openness and transparency to criminalize whistle government prosecution bent not on serving Fourth Amendment and our constitutional rights blowing that exposes illegal conduct. This justice, but on meting out retaliation, reprisal revealing the existence of lawful accountable and administration, whose mantra is to look forward, and retribution for the purpose of relentlessly audible alternative programs and approaches, rather than the unlawful and fraudulent programs not backward, gives war crimes, torture and punishing a whistle blower. My case sends a chilling message to other and approaches the government funded with warrantless wiretapping a pass, but pursues whistle blowers who exposed precisely that misconduct. would-be whistle blowers: Not only can you many billions of taxpayer dollars and what Drake’s presecution is the most severe form lose your job, but also your very freedom. became an abysmal funding of failure when we of whistle blowing retaliation I have ever seen Freedom is precious. What happens when simply failed to keep America out of harm’s way. As a former government senior executive, I and it sends a chilling message. It is tragic when it is eroded and taken away? Imagine for telling the truth gets you charged with making the moment that you cannot travel outside served in the public interest to establish justice, of Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland insure domestic tranquility, provide for the false statements. common defense, the Whistle blowers should not have to choose w i t h o u t promote the general their conscience over their career, much less their permission of the welfare, and secure liberty.Thank you,Tom, for putting principle over court. Imagine the blessings of liberty. passivity, for not confusing dissent with disloyalty that you cannot I did not take an leave the United and for not placing fear above freedom. for our government preaching oath to support and A former ethics adviser to the Department of Justice, States because openness and transparency to defend government Jesselyn Radack became a known whistle blower in your passport was illegalities, violations 2002 after she disclosed that the FBI had committed confiscated and you criminalize whistle blowing an ethics violation in the attorney-less interrogation of are considered a that exposes government illegal of the Constitution or to turn a blind “American Taliban” member John Walker Linds, who flight risk. Imagine conduct.”– Jesselyn Radack. eye to massive fraud, was captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. for a moment that waste and abuse Radack currently serves as homeland security director you have virtually of the Government Accountability Project. She rose no privacy left, and that you have been the simply because the government had the power to prominence when she disclosed that the justice object of extensive and continuous physical to do so, hiding behind the veil of secrecy. and electronic surveillance by the government The privilege of my constitutional oath took department had attempted to suppress this violation. as it attempts to find out everything it can precedence and priority. Otherwise, I would about you. Imagine for the moment having have been complicit. I would not, and could THOMASDRAKE I come before you to exercise my fundamental your home raided by the FBI. Imagine having not, condone unlawful orders and decisions that rights under the Constitution, to freely your family pictures, books, personal papers, broke statute and regulations, even criminally. This has become the specter of a truly assemble with you and speak my conscience and computers seized and taken away. Imagine under the protections of the First Amendment. finding yourself without a job or a future and Orwellian world where whistleblowing

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has become espionage. Espionage includes whistleblowing, and whistleblowing is now equated with spying. Dissent has become the mark of a traitor. Truth is equivalent to treason, and speaking truth to power makes one an enemy of the state, and yet who is really the enemy here? Speaking up at all against the abuses, malfeasance, illegalities committed by the government is becoming the equivalent of a virtual political prisoner or worse – having a criminal indictment placed on my head. Supporting and defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, the very oath I took four times in my public service career, apparently also violates the primacy and increasing power of the national security state, characterized by fear instead of freedom. And yet did I need to surrender the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the national security state, under surveillance always? Truth-tellers such as myself are those who are simply doing their jobs and honoring their oaths to serve their nation under the law of the land. We are dedicated to the proposition that government service is of, for, by the people.We emphatically do not serve in order to manipulate on behalf of the powerful, nor to conceal unlawful, illegal or embarrassing secrets from the public because truth does matter. Truth may be inconvenient, it may cause embarrassment. It may threaten the powers that be and their unlawful activities, but it is still the truth. I have but this one life to live, and as an American I will not live in silence to cover for the government’s sins.

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ven before the lawless Citizens United decision, corporate interests dominated our policymaking. We’ve seen that in the disastrous trade agreements into which our country has entered over the last two decades that helped

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ship millions of family-supporting jobs overseas. to collectively bargain, a cherished right for We’ve seen it in the reckless deregulation of our generations in my home state, was stripped financial institutions that laid the groundwork away from thousands of people who work for the worst economic recession since the for public agencies. Despite a remarkable Great Depression. We’ve seen it in the fiscally outpouring of opposition, the interests that irresponsible tax and budget policies of the last orchestrated this assault on workers’ rights decade that turned trillions of projected debt prevailed, at least for now. We’re seeing some of reduction into trillions more the assaults that happened in debt. in Wisconsin in other states. Perhaps most disturbing of Of course, some forms of all, though, thanks to Citizens corporate influence are United, is what is likely to less dramatic. They are so come: corporate interests prevalent that we often overwhelming our electoral lose sight of them because process. We are seeing the we’re so used to seeing beginning of what might them. Corporate influence eventually be called the second blends into the background Gilded Age, and it may be that Ridenhour Courage Prize because it is the background. the historical reputation of Recipient Sen. Russ Feingold Cor porate influence today’s elected officials will (Photo by Tony Powell) pervades government. Take be measured by what they do, or fail to do, in response to it. In effect, in its a look at the President’s Council on Jobs and Citizen United decision, the Supreme Court Competitiveness. There are 26 members of overturned 100 years of settled law which that council, but only two of them have ever had safeguarded our political process from the publicly questioned our disastrous trade policy. corporate dominance that was the hallmark of Two out of 26. And, consider again the head the Gilded Age. And it’s done so at a time when of that council, General Electric CEO Jeffrey corporate interests are far less connected to the Immelt. We should not give someone like Mr. Immelt the responsibility of heading a jobs interests of our nation. In 1953, General Motors CEO Charles creation taskforce when his own company has Wilson told a Congressional committee that, been creating more jobs overseas and reducing “For years, I thought what was good for the its American workforce while reportedly country was good for General Motors and spending hundreds of millions of dollars hiring vice versa.” His sentiment was expressed at lawyers and lobbyists to evade taxes. And while a time when the economic fortunes of our his own company is still having the nerve at this biggest firms were much more closely tied to point to ask its workers for major concessions, the economic well-being of this country. But Mr. Immelt is doubling his own compensation. today, multinational corporations shift capital That is one rotten record for somebody to be across the globe at the speed of light. They in charge of. If we’re going to stop a second Gilded Age justify paying substandard wages in emerging economies rather than a living wage to an – I like to call it the “gilded age on steroids – American family as somehow being necessary we’ll need to enact a number of critical reforms, and we’ll need to do so in the face of corporate for their corporate bottom line. The robber barons of the first Gilded power fully unleashed by Citizens United.That’s Age were at least restrained in their actions been one of my primary concerns since the by the need for American workers, farmers election last November, and it will be my focus and small businesses to thrive. That restraint now that I’m no longer in the Senate, and it’s the may be largely gone now, making any second reason I created Progressives United, a political Gilded Age perhaps far more perilous. In the action committee dedicated to building on the last few weeks, we’ve seen a revealing tip of reforms of the progressive era and countering the potential iceberg in Wisconsin. The right corporate influence.

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BESKEPTICAL Americans are faced with increasingly subtle but effective assaults on their beliefs and perceptions. Our best defense is to understand and recognize the sophisticated tactics of the spinners trying to manipulate us. COUNTONITAny for-profit company that claims to have no selfinterest has nothing but. The oil company that wants to reduce dependence on oil, the health insurance company that wants to make you well, the tobacco company that wants to discourage smoking ... DON’TBESOCONFIDENTYou might think you have good health insurance and that it will be there when you really need it, but we are having to pay much more out of our own pockets before insurers will pay a dime. And because of the 1974

federal law ERISA, people enrolled in employer-sponsored plans – and that’s most of us – get no protection from state laws and find it almost impossible to sue if they are denied coverage for needed care. GETOUTRAGEDANDGET INVOLVEDWe will never have the health care system we need and deserve until Americans wake up to what is really going on and demand change. IT’SNOTOVERThe health care reform law the president signed last year expands coverage by more than 30 million people and slows the growth of spending on health care. It falls short in other respects, but “politics is the art of the possible,” as Otto von Bismarck once said. The Affordable Care Act is just the end of the beginning of reform.

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INTERNATIONALSCOPE Tens of thousands of international audience members have seen “Budrus” and have now been exposed to the story of a successful Palestinian-led nonviolence movement. THEMEDIA Before the film, most of the top journalists in the region had never heard of Budrus or its story. Now, dozens of top international news outlets have reported on the film and online references number in the thousands. “Budrus” is changing how journalists are reporting on Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence efforts. POLITICALDECISIONMAKERS “Budrus” has reached senior policy makers

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and diplomats in the U.S., the Middle East and internationally. A screening at the U.N. is planned for May. LOCALCOMMUNITIES“Budrus” has encouraged Israeli and Palestinian viewers to challenge ingrained preconceptions of each other. Israeli audiences commented that they had never seen Palestinian nonviolence movements, and Palestinian and Arab audiences shared that they had never seen Israelis standing side by side with Palestinians. Dozens of grassroots leaders in the region have used the film to inspire members within their organizations.

Ayed Morrar rallies villagers in Budrus.

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Jonathan Silver The former venture capitalist and policy advisor to four Cabinet secretaries (energy, commerce, interior and treasury) was the perfect pick to head the largest private finance effort in the United States, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. He is currently overseeing the Obama Administration’s efforts to guarantee $70 billion in investment programs for alternative energy projects and $20 billion for advanced automotive technology.

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which will provide clean energy to almost three million homes, eliminate the need for more than 25 coal power plants and put more than 60,000 people to work in new green jobs.

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hat is the most striking difference in working for the federal government as opposed to the private sector? We

work at a very large scale in government. Our average investment is about $650 million and we have made numerous multi-billion dollar investments. This also means the stakes are very high. How do you hope to accomplish your mission

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to promote clean technology? I run the agency

How does a venture capitalist deal with all the roadblocks policymakers face in government? It’s

that leads the government’s investments in clean energy, from wind farms to solar plants, bio-refineries, geothermal even nuclear power plants. We partner with the private sector to ensure that the country generates more and more of its power from clean and renewable sources. In the last year or so, we’ve invested about $26 billion in projects

true that there are challenges in getting things done in government, but there are challenges in the private sector as well. I’m fortunate to work with a group of truly dedicated public and private sector employees, many of whom have worked in and around government for a long time and know how to get things done.

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ow can the Federal government have the finest work force?

We don’t just want a good workforce – the taxpayers deserve and demand a great one. More aggressive outreach and recruiting; an easier and more user-friendly application process; outstanding training, performance feedback and mentoring once new employees are on board; and pay and benefits competitive with the Fortune 500 are all important.

What is the biggest concern facing Federal employees today? Jump-starting

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to leave our nation and world not only not less, but better, more beautiful and abundant than it was given to us.” (A variation of the Athenian oath).

job creation and economic growth all across America and improving education. In addition, figuring out how we continue to serve more and more Americans in an era of declining resources. Our employees want to do a good job and care deeply about serving the public. Figuring out how to be more efficient and to do more with less is our biggest day-to-day challenge. The most interesting/unusual government job you have ever heard of? Gov-

ernment has many of the most exciting, purposeful jobs imaginable, from Counter Assault Team specialists protecting the President to tornado chasers. Remember, Neil Armstrong was a GS-16. What is the most unusual problem to come across your desk? Being the named

John Berry The first openly gay director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management oversees 1.9 million federal civilian workers and has the power to shut down the government with just one phone call. As a longtime federal worker himself, Berry is working to make the government “cool” and has helped widen teleworking for federal employees. 80

defendant in lawsuits challenging the Defense of Marriage Act while also being the highest-ranking openly gay official in U.S. history. What are you reading now? “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett Your personal style? Presidential appointees by nature must dress fairly conservatively, but I love bright ties and a pocket watch to dress up the traditional Washington “Blue and Gray.” After work, I relax with very comfortable and old favorites that I wear until they fall apart! Something surprising that people don’t know about you? How important prayer

and thankfulness have been in my life. My secret place to pray is the rosary portico at the Franciscan monastery.

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hat was the hardest part about leaving the White House and re-entering the private sector?

Working in the White House can be very demanding, but the long hours and shared sense of purpose also led to strong and lasting friendships. When I left, not only did I miss my friends and colleagues, I sometimes felt like I’d abandoned them in the middle of the mission. But with a little extra sleep, I got over it. And the friendships endure.

Do you want to become involved in politics again? I’m still involved in politics as an informal advisor and analyst and commentator. But would I go back to a full-time job inside a Democratic administration? Never

say never. It was an honor and a privilege to work for President Clinton and to serve our country, and I would definitely considering doing it again. The most important lesson you learned as a woman in one of the most visible jobs in the country? That it’s still hard for women

to be as authoritative as men. And that a bad hair day is like a virtual mute button: no one hears a word a woman says until they get over how she looks. What do you think is the biggest challenge women face today? Balancing work

and family. There’s no question that women are breaking down barriers to professional achievement every day. More and more women have access to the right education and training, to capital and to the professional networks and mentors that can help them succeed. But we still face more responsibility at home than our male colleagues and competitors.We need to find more creative solutions to the complex challenges this reality creates. How would you describe your personal style? Evolving. What never goes out of style? Respect. Something surprising that people don’t know about you? My given name is Mar-

garet. My sister, who is a year older, started calling me “Dee Dee” when I was a baby. I was supposed to outgrow it, but somehow, I never did.

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“NEVER TAKE IT PERSONALLY. And never lose your sense of humor.”

Dee Dee Myers Formerly the first female White House press secretary for Bill Clinton, Myers is a pro at balancing substance and style. Currently a consultant with Glover Park, she was recently named ambassador for Jones New York’s women’s empowerment campaign.

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Pandit Wright Currently President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, she is also an extremely accomplished business woman who has held executive positions in industryleading organizations including Discovery Communications, Salomon Brothers and Aetna.

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ow did you become involved with the Boys and Girls Club? Growing up in

Brooklyn, our landlord was a dentist volunteering at a local club. I went there to get braces. My professional involvement came when my CEO at Discovery invited me to represent the company on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Metro Board over 10 years ago. What are your goals for the club’s future? To help lead this organization, which has such a deep legacy of helping kids who need us most, into a sustainable, even prouder and more productive future. Above all I want our staff to feel valued and encouraged to bring other great people into the clubs so we can keep improving what we do. Our kids' success, and a big part of why they come to us, depends on relationships with caring adults. What inspired you to make the leap from “for profit” to a nonprofit? Honestly it wasn’t a plan! The CEO position came up unexpectedly and I accepted the challenge on an interim basis. During that period, team members would say, “I like what you're saying, but are you going to be here?” and I felt the support of our national organization and our local boards and partners. I became totally engaged and committed to the role for the long term. Your career has taken you many places. How does Washington compare? D.C. is wonderfully located

for travel (Reagan Airport is the best) and it has a bit of that Southern feel I like. I was born in North Carolina.We have a ton of things to see

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“IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMETHING, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”

and do involving the arts and social action, and with all the monuments, statues, embassies and agencies I constantly walk around feeling like I'm in the pages of a history book. Every child in America should have the White House tour. What are you reading now? On my IPad is Book 2 of David Eddings’ “Elenium Trilogy.” In my hand, Isabel Wilkerson's “The Warmth of Other

Suns.” How do you describe your personal style? Indi-

vidual, current but comfortable. Something surprising that people don't know about you? I was so shy growing up that when

my parents dropped me off at college my mother came back within minutes of leaving me there because she didn't think I could make it.

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Dino Djalal A best-selling author and trusted confidante of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Djalal has served as his country’s ambassador only since August but has already made his mark on the capital’s diplomatic and social scene. It doesn’t hurt that he hails from a top diplomatic family (he went to high school in McLean when his father served here) nor that he has his astonishingly glamorous wife, Rosa Djalal, at his side.

buildings are mostly the same, but the city feels much more multicultural now. What places do you most want to visit in the U.S.?

Alaska, the Grand Canyon or any place where most people have never heard of Indonesia.

“THERE IS A TREASURE WITHIN EVERY PERSON; if you haven’t found it, dig deeper.”

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hat is your most important goal in representing the world’s largest Muslim nation here in Washington? To develop

a dynamic 21st-century partnership between Indonesia and America, to develop more bridges between the West and the Islamic world and to persuade Americans to think Indonesia when they think of Asia.

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Are there any misperceptions about Indonesia that you would like to correct? Indonesia is no

longer the “messy state” some said we were 11 years ago.We are an example of a complex democratic transition that works, which is why analysts are rooting for Egypt to go the Indonesian path. How has Washington changed since your father was deputy chief of mission here in the 1980s? The

Something surprising that people don’t know about you? In 1980, I was a janitor and dish-

washer at the embassy where I am now serving as ambassador. My boss from those days was still there when I arrived last September. I told him not to tip me anymore. How do you plan for the embassy to be involved in the cultural life of Washington? On July 9 this year,

we are working with “The Guinness Book of World Records” to get 5,000 people together to play the angklung (a traditional Indonesian instrument made of bamboo). It is the easiest instrument to play – you need hardly any skill. Please contact the embassy if you want to help us make a new world record. A quotation or maxim that has influenced your life? “If you believe in nothing and stand

up for nothing, you will achieve – and become – nothing.” People in public office should know this.

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ho have been the greatest influences in your life? My parents

were my earliest inspiration: my mother always believed – relentlessly – in work. She had a marvelous work ethic and handled money very responsibly. I never knew her to take a day off. My father taught me confidence and perspective, graced with a sense of humor. So, I learned to work very hard, manage money, and never take myself too seriously. My grandmother taught me faith and resilience. My husband is my biggest fan and supporter. He always encourages me to do what I love.

You are active in several philanthropic endeavors. Why are these issues important to you? Education – in its purest sense –

is the only thing that can free us all. The arts help keep us civilized and hopeful. Women’s issues are ultimately human issues that are not fully aired in all parts of the world and the consequences are tragic and self limiting. I want more – and much better – for all of us. You teach every year at your old high school through Teach for America. Why do you do this? I have been blessed in life

“THE BEST STYLE SHOULD BE EFFORTLESS, versatile and a little adventurous. If you want to wade deeper, it’s hazy sunshine with an occasional threat of thunderstorms.”

Gina Adams As senior vice president for government affairs at Fedex, Adams has a position of power and influence.Yet, she still finds time to be personally involved in several philanthropic endeavors, among them education and women’s issues.

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beyond my wildest dreams and I understand the importance of paying that forward. If I can be a role model sometimes, that’s OK. If I can help a young person look at his or her education differently, that’s even better because they’re looking at themselves differently, too. So, I try to go back every year to reinforce that message and to honor a dear friend who died terribly and before her time. What never goes out of style? Grace, character and the right pair of shoes. What are you reading now? Ted Gioia's “The Birth (and Death) of the Cool,” Zadie Smith's “Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays” and Walter Mosley's “Gone Fishin’."

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hat is the hardest vote you have cast since being elected to the Senate? Every vote I take is

important and I use the following criteria to guide my decision-making process: Does it create jobs, raise taxes, raise the debt? Is it good for Massachusetts? Is it good for the country?

What can be done to improve bipartisanship on Capitol Hill? I’ve tried to look

at each issue on its merits. If you've followed my voting record, you will see that I will support a good idea when I see one no matter if there is an “R” or “D” next to it. I’ll work with anyone to put people back to work and get our fiscal house in order. Name a political figure from the past whose career has inspired you. I’ve always

admired President Kennedy for supporting a strong national defense and tax cuts to spur economic growth. I admired Ronald Reagan for the same reasons. Three issues that you most care about, great or small? Pushing for policies that

help put people back to work; lowering the tax burden for families and small businesses; and fighting out-of-control federal spending.

“NEVER!

What are the things about living in Washington that intrigue you the most? There are

give up.”

good folks on both sides of the aisle here. Although we might not agree on every issue, I’ve been impressed by the debates and how they’ve been conducted. What are you reading now? Sen. Ed Brooke’s “Bridging the Divide” and a couple of spy novels and suspense thrillers. How do you describe your personal style? Casual, practical. What never goes out of style? Any kind

of Red Sox cap. Something surprising that most people don’t know about you? That I like to

cook.

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Lissette Bishins Sanchez The executive director of Carpenter’s Shelter has a rich history with non-profits and fulfills vital administrative roles in several different organizations. Originally from Miami and the daughter of Cuban immigrants, she currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.

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ow does your mission most inspire you?

The action behind our mission is what most inspires me.We end homelessness one individual or one household at a time. None of the work is a quick fix – it’s consistent, handson work addressing very complex issues. With each success story I become more inspired.

Who is the most unforgettable person you have met in the course of your work? There are so many

notable people. But, today the one that rises to the top is a man currently at our shelter who will be moving into permanent housing before very long. He had been homeless over a decade, came to us through the use of our day shelter and set his mind to turning his life around. It has truly taken many people’s efforts to get through all the challenges he faced. His tenacity, however, is what’s most unforgettable for me. What is the best way to find permanent shelter for the homeless? Employment, education and

affordable housing are key factors. Housing in this area is especially unaffordable. But the answer is housing and supportive services. You can’t provide someone with a home and not address the root causes of their homelessness. Our biggest success stories are those folks who work with us for years, ensuring that they don’t fall back into

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“ANYTHING that takes longer than five minutes to put together doesn’t fit my style.”

homelessness and meet goals all along they once thought unattainable.

mitment to our mission everyday. I couldn’t do my job without them.

Is Washington a more or less public-spirited city than others where you have worked? Definitely

Something surprising that most people don’t know about you? I drove a taxicab while in college. It

more. And it has never been more apparent to me than at Carpenter’s Shelter. Our organization benefits from over 1,000 volunteers that do everything. I’m in awe of our volunteers' com-

has consequently made me someone most people don’t like to drive with.

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ANNE FONTAINE “Romance” shirt in white, ($800); Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va. CRYSTAL JO leather and suede jodhpur. Price upon request. Crystal Jo, www.crystaljo. com. DIANE VON FURSTENBURG multicolor chiffon scarf, ($165); CHANEL luxottica sunglasses ($340); OSCAR DE LA RENTA natural-tone earrings, ($290); Saks Jandel, 5510 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Md. Zip-back boots, stylist’s own. Left: ANNE FONTAINE “Rimi” short in natural. Price upon request. Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va. TIFFANY & CO. gold link necklace ($15,500); Tiffany & Co., www.tiffany.com. THOMAS PINK “Phoebe” white ruffled blouse, ($210). Thomas Pink, 1127 Connecticut Avenue N.W., 202-223-5390, www.thomaspink.com. ST. JOHN woven jacket, ($1,595); ERIC JAVITS MALAC woven hat ($198); Saks Fifth Avenue at Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va. Platform, velvet heels, stylist’s own.

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LIFESTYLES | JEWELRYICON

Jewelry designer Paloma Picasso visits Washington for a special honor at The National Museum of Women in the Arts and chats about her 30 years with Tiffany & Co., her latest collection and what she feared growing up as the daughter of famed painter Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot. What was yo u r inspiration for the Marrakesh bracelets in your newest collection? We have a house in Marrakesh where we have lived for five years now. We redid the floors and there was a fountain, which we thought was ugly. So I researched motifs for the base of the fountain which is that kind of mosaic with special geometric motifs all around. One day, as I was looking at the new fountain, my husband Paloma Picasso said why don’t you use those shapes in your jewelry, so I started including all those patterns. How is this collection different? It’s the only time where I have had such a precise story to tell.Very often it’s hard to pinpoint where your ideas come from because it’s a mixture of different experiences, of things you like, of things you suddenly feel you want. For example, for years I wore turtlenecks, but I can’t stand them now because they feel itchy. When V-necks came into fashion, that was perfect. Then of course you want to fill up the space, and you start designing things that you weren’t designing before. It’s really interesting how one thing pushes you into another. Setting new challenges is always great. Of course there are days when you think, maybe I’m going to run out of ideas one day. It’s happened to me. But then something always comes up, thank God! Your latest collection seems much more intricate than the simple and classic pieces for which you are known. It’s made me look at more intricate design.The shape can be very simple but in the shape there’s a lot going on. Like here, the

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cact that it’s hammered gold instead of just plain gold gives it a kind of luster, something antique about it. During the day it gives it a more subtle approach. At night the way the light reflects on it is so beautiful and special. It’s like a good book, there’s the main story, but the side characters are just as important. Touch is ver y important to me. In the ’60s the fashion was “sculptures to wear” and indeed people had things around their necks that were like sculpture. But when you would try to say hello and kiss, something would get into your face – I thought never again. I went to Greece when I was 14 or 15 and I saw all the men playing with worry beads. I thought that was great because it was very tactile. It had that calming effect on them. I always thought that’s the right kind of relationship you should have with objects. The sound that a clasp makes is very important. Paloma Picasso It’s like when you buy a Marrakesh ring beautiful car and you close and bracelet, the door. We have to play $2,700 and $6,000, Tiffany with all the senses. How do you come up with fresh ideas? I’ve actually gone back and looked at old collections. You go back to something you did 10, 20 years ago and you think, maybe there is some great twist about this idea and some new things come up.

What’s your favorite piece from the new collection and why? Maybe the Marrakesh bracelet with pavé diamonds. I think it will be a timeless piece, which is important for me. I could have done fashion, but I decided to stay with jewelry because jewelry has a timeless quality. It’s ageless. I always try to remember that. I love the idea that jewelry passes on from generation to generation. What I love about jewelry is all the emotional feeling that is linked with it.We all have a story for every piece that we own. This is our annual Power Issue. What do you think makes a person powerful? When you feel at ease with yourself, you project something positive. Jewelry is something that does make you feel powerful. It comes from the beginning of man. It’s not a necessity. Jewelry must serve a purpose and I think that purpose is empowerment. It used to be that the chief of the tribe would have very big jewelry because that would show he is a very powerful person. It’s also a decoration. It’s also a talisman. We have certain pieces that we feel are protective. How did your childhood influence your decision to go into design? My parents always taught me that I have to be my own person. At the same time when you have such parents and such a name you don’t want people to associate the two. When I got to be 14 or 15 it started making me feel very nervous. For a number of years I wouldn’t touch a pencil for anything other than writing, I was so afraid I might become an artist. I was always interested in jewelry and loved to look at my mother’s. I would always make secret jewelry. I would go to the flea market and string beads together and I would wear them inside my shirt so nobody knew. But I always knew I was very chic. That’s why I’m always interested in the inside of jewelry, not just the outside. Something surprising about you people don’t know? Because of that Avedon photograph of me for the fragrance in the ’80s, with the big tanzanite ring, people have this image of me as this towering, powerful woman, and the first thing people say to me, especially in America, is “oh but you’re so petite!”

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Tiffany tanzanite peacock necklace with diamonds, sapphires, green tourmalines and enamel over feather-textured gold. ($65,000). Tiffany & Co., www.Tiffany.com.

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De Beers Swan Lake bracelet with oval, marquise, pear, rose cut and full cut diamonds individually combined in a yellow gold setting. (Price upon request). De Beers,Tysons Galleria, 703-821-1422, www.DeBeers.com.

One-of-a-kind true “giant” pink tourmaline ring set in 18 kts. with over 10 cts. in gems. ($10,400). Liljenquist & Beckstead, 703-749-1200, www.LandBjewelry.com.

SHOWSTOPPERS Don’t be shy – make a statement with out-loud pieces that are sure to get guests atwitter at your next major gala. Jorge Adeler exclusive designed 14-kt. yellow gold "Snakeskin Carnelian" dangle earrings featuring bezelmounted Carnelian gemstones and over 1.10 carats in total round brilliant diamonds. ($9,490). Adeler Jewelers, 703-759-4076, www.AdelerJewelers.com.

De Beers Cocktail Fizz Pear Cluster ring with one round brilliant and nine pear-shaped diamonds with total 2.48 cts. on an 18-kt. white gold ring. ($13,300). De Beers,Tysons Galleria, 703-821-1422, www.DeBeers.com.

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Cartier watch from the Mille et Une Heures de Cartier collection. Rhodium-plated 18-ct. white gold with 4 pear diamonds at 1.59 cts., 372 brilliants at 21.60 cts. and Quartz movement. (Price upon request). Cartier, Tysons Galleria, 703-749-4664, www.Cartier.com.

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FLORALS Designers used nature as their guide this year. Many created gowns with simple bodices and textured skirts constructed in floral shapes.

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RIVINI The "Camellia” form-fitting bodice flares into a skirt with a floral motif made of layered silk organza petals with black satin and a grosgrain belt to accent the waistline, $6,050 at www.rivini.com.

As the bridal models of 2011 paraded down the runway, Carine Krawiec, of Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown, spotted four major trends that translate well to any setting, from a quaint garden to a downtown loft space.

TULLE Tulle isn't just for ballerinas and fair princesses. Designers debuted sophisticated gowns with lighter-than-air material in a variety of shapes. ANGEL SANCHEZ full a-line gown with overlay of embroidered taffeta on tulle with ribbon belt, $6,600 at www. angelsanchezusa.com

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1920'S GLAMOUR Jazz Age influences abound this year. Brides will be doing the Charleston in Roaring '20sinspired gowns. KENNETH POOL “Estelle” strapless beaded trumpet gown with a shirred organza bodice, crystal beaded belt and tulle skirt detailed with scalloped crystal, $7,950 at www. kennethpool.com

ANGEL SANCHEZ “Guipure” lace fitted trumpet gown over clear sequins with bateau neckline and dramatic open back, $9,130 at www.angelsanchezusa.com

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JOINING FORCES The unexpected, devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan inspired most Americans to help in any way they could, and the Washington area was certainly no exception. Eric Ziebold, chef of the popular restaurant CityZen, got together with Bob Hisaoka and organized a fundraiser that included a live and silent auction (one of the lots was an at-home dinner for 10 prepared by Ziebold and his long-time Japanese sous chef Makoto. One hundred percent of the proceeds from event ticket sales went to Relief International to aid their Japanese disaster relief efforts. CHEF SUPPORT The chefs of KAZ Sushi Bistro, Corduroy, Sushi Taro, Kushi, Sei Sushi and Matuba all manned delectable food stations.

Maurie Bingham and Noritaka Takezawa

Sachiko Kuno, Reiko Hirai, Maki Fukami and Ryuji Ueno

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Dee Dee Myers with honorees from left: Atieno Williams, Elizabeth Jackson, Karen Arrington, Nicolle Neal, Chantay Franklin and Eboni Young-Meekins

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Jones New York’s Susan Metzger

DEE DEE MYERS/VANITY FAIR HOST JONES NEW YORK POWER LUNCH St. Regis Hotel’s Adour Restaurant PHOTOSBYGETTYIMAGES

Jen Psaki Tammy Haddad and Jayne Sandman

POWERPOWWOW Dee Dee Myers, Vanity Fair and Jones New York drew some of the capital’s most powerful female forces to fete six Washington area women, who were honored with JNY Empowerment Fund awards of $5,000 each. The award will help them reach their personal, professional and community goals. The women’s clothing company worked with nonprofits Dress for Success and Ladies Who Launch to choose this year’s honorees from 329 applications. Guests talked shop and empowerment over a light lunch that ended with two desserts – including specially created dark chocolate cupcakes by local dessert phenoms Sophie La Montagne and Katherine Kallinis – before departing with gi bags containing classic white Jones New York Easy Care shirts. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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CELEBRATING THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION Fenner Milton

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Mexican Ambassador’s Residence PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Jill Cooper Udall and Ina Ginsburg

As the Phillips Collection kicks off its 90th year, supporters gathered at the Mexican Embassy Residence to celebrate against the backdrop of Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán’s impressive personal art collection. The evening was a charming prelude to the main event, the Phillips’ upcoming 90th anniversary gala on May 13th. ART-LOVING CELEBRANTS Antonio Ortiz, Vicki Tanner, Dr. Joyce Hagel-Silverman, Claudia Keller, Wendy Makins and Patricia Sagon. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Brooke Horne, Rachel Kase and Lizzie Temme

Veronica Valencia and Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski

Bruce Tanner with Janelle and Larry Duncan

Hunter Biden Lyndon Boozer, Kimball Stroud and Douglas Brinkley

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Daryl Judy, Roger Whyte and Daren Thomas

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CARTOONING Known best for his wry illustrations that accompany ex-wife Carolyn Hax’s “Tell Me About It” column in the Washington Post, Nick Galifianakis’ party celebrating his new book “If You Loved Me You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You,” was down-to-earth and drama free. Held at newly opened restaurant Lincoln in McPherson Square, the cartoonist celebrated in the company of Nicole Boxer, Marc Adelman, Lucille McGovern, Howard Yoon and Winston Bao Lord.

Victoria Lai and Howard Yoon

Carolyn Hax and Nick Galifianakis

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‘POSTMISTRESS’ BOOK PARTY Residence of Shaun Donovan and Liza Gilbert

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Sarah Blake and Arzu Tarimcilar

POSTAL PARTY: Sarah Blake’s novel about a small town New England postmistress on the eve of World War II won critical praise and major sales in its hardback edition last year. When the massmarket paperback version came out recently, the author’s local pals immediately started planning another celebration. CONNECTING LINK: The guest of honor and co-hostesses Patti Solis Doyle, Claire Shipman, Liza Gilbert and Nancy Goodman all have sons who attend Sidwell Friends School and play in a rock band, Twenty-20, that came in third at 9:30 Club’s “Battle of the Bands.” View all the photos at www.washingtonlife.com!

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Michelle Freeman, Jack Evans and Kay Kendall

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HOMETOWN HOSPITALITY: Philanthropicallyminded Washingtonians gathered at Jack Davies’ Georgetown house to celebrate this year’s After Dark@THEARC. Guests sipped cocktails and enjoyed the splendid views while raising funds to help improve the lives of children and families living across the Anacostia River. FESTIVE FRIENDS: Jean-Marie Fernandez, Jacques and Leah Gansler and Karen Thomas.

Dalia Fateh and Janet Stone

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Chris Smith

Finlay and Willee Lewis and Jack Davies

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(3100 Massachussetts Ave. NW) and the MAHATMA GHANDI MEMORIAL (21st and Massachusetts Ave. NW) without so much as a passing glance. We’ve become so accustomed to their presence that we don’t appreciate the effort and dedication that have gone into them. 3. THE BISHOP’S GARDEN, at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave.

WHODIDYOULISTENTOONTHERADIO GROWINGUP? As a little girl, I listened to all the soap operas: “Our Gal Sunday,” “The Green Hornet,” “The Shadow,” “The Romance of Helen Trent,” and always on Sundays with my mother, “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

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NW), to my mind, is the most peaceful place to breathe and enjoy the fragrance of pure nature in the city. 4. DECARLO’S RESTAURANT (4822 Yuma St. NW) is my all-time favorite. The mood is warm and inviting, the food is terrific. I love the perfectly cooked artichokes, and their mussels cooked in white wine with a superb pasta. WHATISTHEBESTSEASONTO VISITWASHINGTONANDSOMEOF THEMORENOTABLEATTRACTIONS ATTHATTIME? Spring is absolutely gorgeous here, even more beautiful than in Paris. Because of the crowds coming to see the cherry blossoms then, I recommend the fall. Such a glorious change comes over the city when the leaves begin to turn color, and a chill comes into the air. The combination is stunning.

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at Friendship Heights (5310 Western Avenue,

WHATISYOURPROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTINYOURFIELD? Too many people believe that “talk radio” is filled with nothing but hot air. I like to think “The Diane Rehm Show” has forged a different path, one where people who disagree on the most fundamental issues can sit together and have a true conversation. I’m proud that we’ve given voice to such a wide range of topics, people and perspectives.

Chevy Chase, Md.). Their lobster is the finest I’ve ever had outside of Maine. 6. I find solace near GLOVER ARCHBOLD PARK, just walking, breathing in and out and

being with my husband and our dog, Maxie. WHICHNEWSPERSONALITIESMOST INFLUENCEDYOURCAREER? Edward R. Murrow and his band of reporters; Walter Cronkite, whom I remember watching as he announced that JFK had been assassinated; the power of Roger Mudd’s integrity that came across the small screen; the example Jim Lehrer has set for straight and honorable reporting. They’re all my heroes.

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HOWHASWASHINGTONCHANGEDSINCE YOUWEREGROWINGUPHERE? Gone are my beloved streetcars, a far more efficient and environmentally progressive way to get around the city than cars and buses. I do hope they’ll come back.

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Matthew Daley and Earl Blumenauer Henry Lloyd, Chaun Liu, Jing Liu and Connie Carter

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AMERICAN NEWS WOMEN’S CLUB HONORS DIANE REHM National Press Club PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

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JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE The American News Women’s Club gathered to honor American public radio talk show host Diane Rehm with its Award for Excellence in Journalism. The “Roast, Toast, and Tribute” to Rehm was emceed by former CBS newscaster Robert Mudd, USA Today’s Susan Page and Rehm’s producer Sandra Pinkard. The night of comedy and appreciation recognized Rehm’s stellar career as an interviewer of extraordinary guests ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Alan Greenspan. SPOTTED: Donna Butler, Larry Kirkman, Bitsey Folger, Connie Carter, Pauline Thompson and Kate Lehrer. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

E.J. and Roger Mudd

Carl Leubsdorf and Norm Ornstein

Maria Felice Mekouar and Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar

Michael Sonnenreich, Eliane Elias, Charles Fishman and Sunny Sumter

Eliane Elias’ ensemble

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Pam and Paul Kaplan

DC JAZZ FESTIVAL ELIANE ELIAS PERFORMANCE Bohemian Caverns PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES

ALL THAT JAZZ: Multi-Grammy-Award nominee Eliane Elias’ instrumental set at Bohemian Caverns drew diplomats and local jazz enthusiasts alike. The singer’s distinctive style, immediately recognizable because of her Brazilian roots, left no question that Elias still reigns as queen of Bossa Nova. Here to promote her new album, “Eliane Elias Plays Live,” the Sao Paulista wowed the packed house with “Just Friends,” “Bowing to Bud” and other hits. CROSS-RHYTHM AFICIONADOS: Shauna Stallworth, Dorlise O’Hara, Jody Brown, Michael Franz, Roger Schagrin and Conrad Kenley.

Michelle Galler and Ron Cohen

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NORMAN SCRIBNER’S 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The residence of British Deputy Head of Mission PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

CONDUCTINGACELEBRATIONGuests enjoyed cocktails and song (and a nice cake, too!) at Norman Scribner’s 75th birthday party hosted by the Choral Arts Society of Washington and held at the residence of British Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Dominick Chilco. One of Washington’s most versatile and respected musical figures, Scribner had much to celebrate, including the continued success of the Choral Arts Society, which he founded in 1965.

Sarah and George Vassiliou

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David Nicol wears the MacFarlane tartan

Tommy Larson, Jessica Robbins and Dane Shikman

Betsy Holleman with Debra and Terry Houlihan

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY DIPLOMATIC BALL

Glenn Russo, Katherine Foley, Carolyn Shanahan and Michael Clark

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DANCING AND DIPLOMACY Ambassadors from Malaysia, Iraq, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Liechtenstein, Fiji and Botswana aended the annual black-tie ball hosted by students from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: Budding diplomats interacted with senior envoys in a relaxed seing with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and even some dance floor action once the crowd finally got moving to the sounds of the Lovejoy Group’s jazz, blues and Latin rhythms.

Margaret Cho and Juliet Mun

Emily Siegler, Anais Carmona, Dawn Chan and Audrey Atencio

Carolina Delgado and Paige Lovejoy

Angela Morabito

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TTR SOTHEBY’S COCKTAIL PARTY The Hay-Adams

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Liz Underhill and Penny Yerks

FOR REAL Property sales honchos gathered at the Hay-Adams to toast Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s newest addition. An investor and managing partner, Lowham will focus on long-term strategic planning, business development and building market share in the Mid-Atlantic region for TTR Sotheby’s. The long time real estate pro plans to remain active in several philanthropic pursuits, including Inova’s Life with Cancer Program, CharityWorks and the Trust for the National Mall. DEAL MAKERS Jack Davies, Leah Gansler, Jessica and Marwan Biar and Paul Lowham.

Jack Davies, Leah Gansler, Mark Lowham

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Mongolian Amb. Khasbazaryn Bekhbat with dancers

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EASTERN ACCENTS Architect Travis Price hosted guests at his Zen-inspired Rock Creek Park home for cocktails and a Tantric dance performance to raise funds to restore Roerich House, the historic former residence of artist/humanist Nicholas Roerich in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. ASIAN-INSPIRED Glen Mullin, the author of 25 books on Tibeto-Mongolian culture, Mongolian Amb. Khasbazaryn Bekhbat and co-hosts Gail Percy and Wade Davis helped explain the importance of preserving the property as a shrine to integrate Roerich’s three ideals of culture, art and knowledge as keys to human happiness.

Sarah and Nicholas Mackel with Nora Maccoby

Jody Arlington and Franck Cordes

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Ganna Natsag with masked Tsam dancers Richard Marks, Stacey Jones and Erdene Ochir

Mary-Sherman Willis, Neil Barrett and Pamela Esterson

Glen Mullin

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Travis Price, Gail Percy and Rania Hanano

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Sinclair’s book and Stifel’s paintings side-by-side

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Betsy Holleman and Elizabeth Sinclair Linda Meyers and Sarah Hayes

PAINTING POETRY: Sassy Jacobs and Lida Stifel hosted the long-awaited launch of “Divinely by the Dozen,” a volume of poems by Elizabeth Sinclair. Sassanova – Washington’s very own shoe-heaven – was the perfect backdrop to the visually stimulating party where Stifel debuted paintings inspired by her interpretations of Sinclair’s poetry. DRAMATIC IMAGERY: The paintings were remarkable for their significant emphasis on light and shadow and the artist’s sense of nature’s marvels, a motif which was all the more playful when viewed amid the famed boutique’s colorful and imaginative merchandise. With Sinclair’s poetry turning out to be so inspirational to other artists, surely her current effort will not be her last.

Hosts Sassy Jacobs and Lida Stifel

Amanda and Andrew Stifel

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Fabulous shoe by Moschino

Kate Earls and Wyatt Dickerson

Fashion for Paws National Building Museum PHOTOs by KYLE SAMPERTON

Carlos AlvarezArayos and Alfie

Heidi Kallett, Brianna Keller and Alison Brooks

CANINE COUTURE: Models and dogs strutted their stuff at the 5th annual Fashion For Paws runway show to support the Washington Humane Society. The sold-out event surpassed its goal by raising more than $490,000 for man’s best friend. FASHION AND FRIENDS: Animal-loving guests started at the National Building Museum with dinner, drinks and dogs and ended up at George for a lively after party.

Krista Boutte, Hugh Gallagher and Caroline Boutte

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Chip and Sally Akridge

Allison Parent, Philippe Cousteau, Jan Cousteau and Cindy Jones

Lawrence Zarian, Tara de Nicolas, Pamela Sorensen and Lisa LaFontaine


Parties, Parties, Parties Celebrating activism, history, music and more! T O V I E W C O M P L E T E G A L L E R I E S F R O M T H E S E E V E N T S , V I S I T O U R W E B S I T E W W W.WA S H I N G T O N L I F E .C O M

HISTORIC CROSS-BORDER GIFT CELEBRATION IVANNEZURLOand STEVENSHINDLER socializing at the Reception for Steven Shindler and Claudio X. Gonzalez Laporte, honored for their significant financial contribution dedicated to education in Mexico./CLAUDIOXGONZALEZ LAPORTE (Photos by Kyle Samperton)

TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL RECEPTION DICKKEMPTHORNE (left) at the Trust for the National Mall reception to commemorate the 4th Annual Benefit Luncheon. Above: CAROLINEBOUTTE, PHILLIP and NINAPILLSBURY/ ROXANNEAND ROBERTPINCUS. (Photos by Tony Powell)

WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA HONORS FREDERICA VON STADE BETSYREADONNAPFLIEGERBOBBIE BREWSTERandNINAPILLSBURYgathered to watch honoree FREDERICAVONSTADEperform a few of her career highlights. (Photos by Kyle Samperton)

REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL’S WASHINGTON N CIRCLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON MAUREENORTHand AMBAZIZ MEKOUARtrade ideas at Refugees International’s Washington Circle 10th Anniversary Luncheon./AMBSAIDJAWAD, SHAMIM JAWAD and AMBGILLESNOGHES./ CINDYJONES and AMBMARYOURISMAN. (Photos by Kyle Samperton)

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COMFORT IN The sunny music room at Elway Hall is furnished with owner Barry Dixon’s upholstery line for Tomlinson and his fabric collection for Vervain.

CONTRAST INTERIOR DESIGNER BARRY DIXON’S VIRGINIA HOME, ELWAY HALL, MIXES HIGH STYLE AND HOMEY COMFORT

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hen Elway Hall was built in 1907, it quickly became a center for social life. The home of the daughter of a senator whose business partner was John D. Rockefeller Sr., the stately manor set on 300 sprawling acres in Warrenton,Va., was the ideal location for parties. Fast-forward more than 100 years. The current owner, internationally renowned interior designer Barry Dixon, has managed to retain Elway Hall’s grandeur, making his 26-room, 22,000-square-foot manor both warm and inviting. The decorating challenge was not the vast size of the house, he says, but finding the perfect spots for his most treasured items. Dixon seamlessly blends distinctly personal touches with his home’s Edwardian-era English- and 18th-century-French roots. Books he read as a child in Tennessee populate his favorite room, the library, while a “Robertson” sofa (another favorite) invites guests to linger on its comfortable cushions in the family room. The contrast provides an embarras de richesse that amounts to yet another chapter in Elway Hall’s intriguing saga.

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Clockwise from top left: Beaumanière limestone floors and concrete countertops play against the limed oak cabinetry of Elway Hall’s custom kitchen. Inset: Original Tiffany glass panels adorn the main entrance foyer, axially aligned with a 1930’s cerused oak center table. Center: Referred to as the “Great Hall” in the architect’s original drawings, the formal living area opens to the music room. At one end, a seating area with myriad “pull up” bergères and fauteils is defined by a zesty, citrus-hued antique oushak carpet. Above: In one of nine guest bedrooms on the second floor, punchy pinks and oranges play against raffia-covered walls. Above Right: The east-facing front view of Elway Hall, in Fauquier County, Va. Left: Mr. Dixon stands next to an antique Italian chair covered in “Ankara,” a robust silk Lampas from his fabric collection.

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Ben Renshaw, owner of Loudoun County’s newest vineyard, 8 Chains North. (Photo by Connie Mannix)

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Chasing the Dream Inspired by its favorite Renaissance man, Virginia has become the nation’s fifth largest wine-producing state with over 190 wineries and vineyards BY DONNA EVERS

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million on her winery project irginia winery owners near Jefferson’s Monticello will tell you how they in Charlottesville. The Kluge got vineyard fever Winery rose to prominence working a summer in the wine world, but soon job in a winery, and how they came crashing down under a traded in their three-piece suits load of debt. Last fall, the banks for jeans, boots and a life amid the foreclosed and in April, Donald vines. They may have philosophy Thomas Jefferson Trump bought the winery and rather than oenology degrees, but land at auction for $6.2 million, they are following in the hallowed footsteps of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third a fraction of the $30 million bank debt. The trials and tribulations of Virginia grape president, who fell in love with wine and never recovered – even when he discovered how growers may not make headlines like the Kluge difficult and costly his passion could be. As debacle, but they range from frosts in the the old adage says, “How do you make a small spring and fall to herds of deer who can strip the tender spring leaves off acres of vines in fortune in wine? Start with a big one.” Just ask Patricia Kluge. The ex-wife of minutes. Other problems include sudden freak John Kluge (the billionaire once described storms and several varieties of fungus. Jim Law, as the richest man in America) spent $50 the owner of Linden Vineyards, can name the

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exact low point in his career when a summer hailstorm destroyed half his crop. Doug Fabbioli of Fabbioli Cellars near Leesburg, lost $80,000 worth of potential grapes to a frost in May 2010. Despite their problems, none of the wine growers would trade their lives for any other. They got vineyard fever, the same as Jefferson 250 years ago. In 1773, Jefferson met Phillip Mazzei, an Italian vintner who was a friend of Benjamin Franklin. Mazzei pointed out that the soil around Monticello was perfect for growing grapes and compared it to the French wine region of Burgundy. Jefferson, George Washington and other friends soon joined forces to form the “Virginia Wine Company,” but history interrupted their plans.Their efforts to grow vinifera grapevines came to a halt with a world-changing event in which they would play the major roles: the American Revolution. After the war, Jefferson served as ambassador to France, where he became an avid student of wine. As president, he made sure his cellar was stocked with choice imports. When he retired to Monticello, Jefferson focused on his vineyard again in earnest, planting vines at great personal expense but with no success as he lacked the disease-resistant grafted vines that owners have today. He had been forewarned. On his tours of European wine estates he heard of vines described as the “parents of misery” and noted that the vintners he met were always poor. Jefferson continually overspent his income on his favorite pastimes, wine and books.When he died, his library was sold to satisfy debts and became the basis for the Library of Congress’ collection. While there wasn’t a single bottle of wine to show for all his efforts, his legacy is a hearty breed of growers and vintners who believe, as he once said, that Virginia soil could produce “as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe.” These individuals and their 3,000 acres of thriving grape vines are the real fruits of his vineyard labors. Donna Evers, devers@eversco.com, is the owner and broker of Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest woman-owned and run real estate firm in the Washington Metro area; the proprietor of Twin Oaks Tavern Winery in Bluemont, Virginia; and a devoted fan of Washington history.

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Cool as a cucumber in the sun and in the shade. LOLLDESIGNS Cruz chaise longue, ($449); Room & Board 1840 14th Street NW; www.RoomAndBoard.com.

PATIO DADDY-O Retro style meets modern comfort for al fresco reclining

Reclaimed teak wood and steel complete the seat’s curved, smooth shape. URBANOUTFITTERS Industrial Age Side Chair, ($228); www.UrbanOutfitters.com.

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A punch of vibrant color energizes summer dining. RICHARDSCHULTZ1966 Collection 38” x 90” outdoor dining table with glass top ($4,000); armless dining chair ($1,575). Bartolomei & Co., 202-965-7667, www.BartolomeiAndCompany.com, for catalogue www.RichardSchultz.com.

An organic, yet structural end table adds a little visual interest.

KENNETHCOBONPUE Hagia End Table, ($710); Muleh, 1831 14th St. NW, 202-667-3440, www.Muleh.com.

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Made of recycled polypropelene for comfort and color under bare feet. CB Casbah Rug, 5” x 5”, ($79.95); CB2 Georgetown, 3307 M St. NW, 202-3336204, www.CB2.com.

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WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS IN YOUR GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS AREA?

It is unbelieveable in the Washington area. We have buyer confidence back, attractive rates and sellers who are realistic. I am thankful every day that my business is in this area because I think we are so much more stable than other areas of the country. WHATSALE PUTYOUONTHEMAP?After 26 years, it is not one sale that made a difference, but it is a collection of sales. WHAT’S

The market is strong; activity levels are the highest in recent history. Pricing pressure continues to dominate certain high-end sectors of the market.

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WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT PREMIER LISTING? I currently have listed 1824

We are very fortunate that the capital region represents one of the strongest markets in our nation. We are currently experiencing a high volume of real estate transactions, with all signs pointing to a robust 2011. WHATSALE PUTYOUONTHEMAP? It is not about any one sale but about building trust and relationships consistently over the past 20 years. I am fortunate to have many spectacular clients. WHAT’SYOUR CURRENT PREMIER LISTING? I am privileged to have some of the most wonderful listings across the capital region in every price range. My most recent sale of note was the Marwood Estate on the Potomac River, which sold for $20 million. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY? To offer the highest level of service to my clients. Listening is an art form. Many times a client tells you what they are looking for, and they end up purchasing something much different. I believe my skill set is going beyond what they are looking for and finding what they need. WHATAREYOUKNOWNFOR? Building relationships with both my clients and agents in the brokerage community. Being “user friendly” is invaluable in getting a transaction across the finish line.

Sales have picked up. Single family houses are remaining on the market for shorter periods in Chevy Chase and Bethesda. Generally, inventory is sparse, interest rates remain very low and there are buyers who have been waiting for the “right time to buy.” If the listings show well and are priced fairly, a sale will result. WHATSALEPUTYOUONTHEMAP? I recently sold a 4,300-square-foot condo in Parc Somerset in Chevy Chase. It sold for an unprecedented $5 million, the highest price per square foot and the highest price ever obtained in the 420unit complex. WHAT’SYOURCURRENT PREMIERLISTING? Quarry Springs on River Road in Bethesda. This is a new development of 97 condominiums made up of four buildings each, five floors high situated at the Stoneyhurst quarry just beyond Seven Locks Road. The unique features include direct access elevators into each unit, a central clubhouse and pool, a café, limousine driver, guest suites, movie room, a 50-foot waterfall, expansive gardens and walking paths. WHAT’SYOUR SALESPHILOSOPHY? To represent my company and clients in the best possible way by providing outstanding expertise and value for service. WHAT ARE YOU KNOWNFOR? I am known for listening to and understanding my customers’ needs, as well as getting the job done.

That's not the way I think. All my listing are premier. I am all about connecting with people and then the properties. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY?

It is all about pricing conditions today. The seller has all the control in the world on how their house shows but less control over what a buyer will pay. I try to get my properties to be the best they can be so I can get the best price in the marketplace. WHAT AREYOUKNOWNFOR?I'm known for being a good neighbor and giving back to the nieghborhood I am involved in. Whether it be parks, libraries or the ministry for the homeless, I like to support the causes of my customers. Giving back is my greatest joy.

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I have had many high-end sales over the years, but my first notable sale was 1744 R Street, NW, which is currently the German Marshall Fund. This sold in 21 days for $5,300,000.

R Street, NW, which is the highestpriced property listed in Washington at $15,500,000. This 10,000+ sq. ft. mansion is currently the home of the Gerace family. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY?

My philosophy is to provide the best information possible to my clients in a timely manner to allow them to make the best decision possible, whether it be purchasing or selling their home. My clients rely heavily on my knowledge and experience to guide them through this challenging market. WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR? I’m known for having the most beautiful listings in Washington. I hear this every day.

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am finding markets in all neighborhoods and price ranges can be very healthy and successful in today’s tricky market. The magic (and not so magical) ingredient to success in all of these markets and price ranges is the simple basic concept of pricing. We are in a very price-sensitive market. Other fundamentals, such as a clever marketing and introduction strategy, hard work, product knowledge and good negotiating skills are fruitless if the product pricing is wrong.

Our area is enjoying great success in real estate transactions more than most of the country at this time. With that being said, we are seeing a lot of sales but the prices have come down in the last few years. Correct pricing is by far the most important element of a quick sale. WHAT SALEPUTYOUONTHEMAP? My first million-dollar custom home. It was about 25 years ago and million dollar homes were rare in McLean. The purchase price was $1,500,000 and it was in Ballantrae Farms. WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT PREMIERLISTING? I have the home of the developer of The Reserve on the market. It is stunning inside and out.When you are in the 5-million-dollar range you should not only have a beautiful interior, it should also have fabulous grounds, gardens, summer kitchen and have great areas to entertain guests. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY? My sales philosophy is simple: to give the purchaser and seller as much value as possible. By this, I mean educating the clients on what they need to do to their home in order to sell it. Be honest and tell them exactly what you think. Manage their expectations by keeping them aware of the process and feedback on their property. I have realized throughout the years that clients want to know what is happening. WHATARE YOU KNOWN FOR? I am known for my strong negotiating skills. If there is a deal on the table I do everything I can to make that deal happen and represent my client’s interest to the max. I have been recognized by one of the most prestigious newspapers (The Wall Street Journal) as one of the top 100 real estate agents in the country. I think people respect my honesty to the service and my clients.

The market is definitely in a strong recovery mode, with prices rising in the close-in Metro area for 11 out of the past 12 months. Sales in March 2011 shot ahead,with 53% improvement in the dollar volume of sales over February. The market in northwest Washington, closein Montgomery County and Arlington is very hot, so properties up to $1.2 Million that show well and are well-priced sell quickly, often with multiple offers.

The closer the property is to Washington D.C., the larger the number of buyers. There is increasing confidence that values have reached their current low and activity is picking up dramatically. We are seeing multiple offers on properties up to $2 million, and we are seeing people with deeper pockets more ready and willing to spend for very special upper bracket properties. The demand for new housing on a custom basis continues to increase. WHATSALE PUT YOU ON THE MAP? I have been in the business for 32 years and there are many sales that have helped propel my success. In the past year, my sale of the Marwood estate for $20 million set a new standard. WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT PREMIER LISTING? I have three special upper bracket properties that stand out. Each one unique in its own presentation and location. 15 W. Lenox in Chevy Chase, 9210 Fox Meadow in Potomac and 7016 Natelli Woods in Bethesda. In addition, I will be presenting a $16 million home currently under construction through acclaimed builder David Niroo with Niroo Construction. WHAT’S YOUR CURRENTSALESPHILOSOPHY? Work. Be honest. Know your market. WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR? I’m known for my ethics, networking abilities and expertise.

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Merrywood: Jacqueline Kennedy’s girlhood home. It sold in the late ’90s for $15.5 million. WHAT’SYOURCURRENT PREMIERLISTING? I look at all of my listings as premier. Each is very special in its own way. My business partner, Robert Hryniewicki, and I have always gone out of our way to be selective to have a collection of properties representing many price ranges and neighborhoods. Having good inventory of properties across the tri-state capital region allows me to stay knowledgeable and thus be able to speak intelligently about all of the price ranges and neighborhoods. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY?

“Don’t tell them, show them.” If a good agent delivers the facts to their client in a concise, timely and organized manner, whether it be in written reports or meetings, the ultimate decision maker, the client, then feels comfortable and is at peace with each move they make toward a successful sale. WHATAREYOU KNOWN FOR? Interesting question, as I have had 16 sales over $6 million in the capital region, you would think my answer would be “expert in the Ultra Luxury Market.” Yet on average, year after year, over 50 percent of my sales are under $1 million.

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WHATSALEPUTYOUONTHEMAPAND WHICH IS YOUR CURRENT PREMIER LISTING? There isn’t any one sale I can

think of, but rather, the hallmark of Evers & Co. is that we consistently list quality properties in the $1 million-$2 million range in NW Washington, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. One of our current premier listings is in my neighborhood of Chevy Chase Village, 111 Melrose Street for $ 3,095,000. WHAT’S YOUR SALES PHILOSOPHY? My philosophy for myself and my agents is to do the best possible job in representing our clients, and to treat our colleagues from other companies with respect and friendship. Last but not least, everyone should do the work that they love, and I truly enjoy this business and always have. WHATAREYOU KNOWNFOR? One of the things that we work very hard at doing is staging and preparing properties for market so that sellers will be able to realize the highest price for their homes. This involves a lot of time and effort on our part, but it’s an important feature of the service we offer our clientele.

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Capital Investments EagleBank’s Bob Pincus, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and tech guru Neil Selvin warm up the Washington market. BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Bob Pincus and Roxanne Little sold  K STREET NW  in Georgetown’s The Residences at Harbourside for $3,325,000 to an undisclosed buyer with the help of listing agents Michael Rankin and Michelle Galler of TTR Sotheby’s. Mr. Pincus is vice chairman of EagleBank and chairman of Blackstreet Capital Management and Milestone Merchant Partners LLC. The posh condo boasts over 4,000 square feet of interior living space and 2,700 square feet of outdoor terraces with views of the Potomac, the Kennedy Center, and the Georgetown waterfront. The couple recently took their Kalorama house at  CALIFORNIASTREET NW (which they originally listed for $6.5 million last year) off the market. The apartment is the former home of William and Norma “Cappy” Leonard. Mr. Leonard was the CBS News executive credited with selecting Dan Rather and creating “60 Minutes.” Mrs. Leonard is the mother of Fox News host Chris Wallace. Terence and Kathleen Golden sold   GLENBROOKROADNW for $4 million to an unnamed international LLC. Washington Fine Properties’ Matthew McCormick and Ellen Morrell were the listing agents. Mr. Golden is currently the audit committee financial expert at Pepco Holdings Inc. He is the former president and CEO of Host Marriot Corporation and was a founder of Trammel Crow Residential real estate companies. The five-bedroom stone residence in Spring Valley was built in 1996 and is ideal for large-scale entertaining with a grand foyer and formal living and dining rooms. The property features an expansive library and home office, gourmet kitchen, gym, wine cellar and dance studio. Tucker and Susan Carlson sold   LOWELL STREET NW for $4 million. Mr. Carlson is a conservative commentator for Fox News, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, co-

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Real estate developer Robert Foley and his wife and Carol sold their five-bedroom Foxhall residence at 4600 Charleston Terrace NW to a private trust for $2,525,000.

founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and former co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and MSNBC’s “Tucker.” Built in 1939, the classic fieldstone six-bedroom Colonial boasts six fireplaces, landscaped rear garden with flagstone terrace, heated pool, in-law suite and circular front driveway. Ellen Morrell and Matt McCormick of Washington Fine Properties were the listing agents. The former home of the late George L. Hesse, a Washington area real estate developer and engineer, sold for $3,250,000.The sevenbedroom, six-and-a-half-bath Colonial Revival at   TRACYPLACENW was built in 1927 and recently renovated by renowned local designer/developer Brook Rose. Amenities include a gourmet kitchen, private elevator, wine cellar and media room with projection screen. Listing agents for the sale were Alex Venditti and Paul Pike of the Alex & Paul Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Robert and Carol Foley sold  CHARLESTON TERRACE NW to The 4600 Charleston Terrace Revocable Trust for

$2,525,000. Mr. Foley is a retired real estate developer and builder. He built the custom brick Williamsburg Georgian for himself and his family in 1980. The property boasts seven bedrooms, nine full and two half baths. The gracious principal rooms are perfect for grandscale entertaining. Other amenities of the Foxhall house are an authentic in-ground wine cellar, three-car carriage house and apartment, and a private garden with pool.The listing agent was Robert Hryniewicki of Washington Fine Properties while the selling agent was William F.X. Moody also of Washington Fine Properties. Robert Sussman and his wife Judith Lanius sold  CHAINBRIDGEROADNW for $2,950,000 with the help of listing agent Ginny Chew of Washington Fine Properties. Mr. Sussman is the senior policy counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency and Ms. Lanius is an independent architectural historian, preservationist and former curator of the National Building Museum.The three-bedroom whitewashed Colonial farmhouse in Kent was custom built in 1936 on an acre of land just

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Completely renovated and expanded Tudor mansion with main house and 2 BR, 3 bath guest house. Nearly 12,500 interior sf on just over one half-acre. 7 BR, 7 full & one half baths, expansive main kitchen, huge atrium-like fam rm, FDR & incredible library. Master suite with two fully separate baths, dressing rms & closets. Home theater, home gym, full staff quarters. Mature plantings, large deck, pool, 2 attached gars for 3 cars & parking for at least 9 more cars. $8,500,000.

Sited just below Pierce-Klingle Mansion in Rock Creek Park, grand ornate Colonial designed for luxury & entertaining. Fully renovated in 2001. Exquisite details, 6 fplcs, large LR, banquet-sized DR, fam rm w/ vaulted ceiling, library, kitchen w/ top-ofthe-line applis, & a 1,200+ sf master BR suite w/2 baths & 2 dressing areas. 6 BR w/ 4 full, 2 half baths. On an 18,899 sf lot w/terrace & yard. $3,895,000.

Spectacular renovation by one of DC’s top designer/ builder’s. Classic 1937 stone home retains old world charm with interiors redesigned to suit contemporary family living. Features include 1st floor master suite, wonderful open kitchen and family room w/ fireplace, luxury baths, 5 BR, 5.5 baths total. 2-car garage. Private setting across from Battery Kemble Park. $3,250,000.

Classic Cleveland Park home w/ 5 BR, 5.5 baths, front porch & 2 fireplaces. Large great room across the rear of the home encompasses a renovated kitchen and breakfast area. Upstairs master suite features a private outdoor terrace. LL has 1 BR,1 bath au pair suite w/ 2nd kitchen. Two car garage plus off street parking. An easy walk to the Uptown Theater, National Zoo, Metro and Cleveland Park restaurants. $2,925,000.

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Located in Harborside, this spectacular waterfront townhouse overlooks the Potomac River and offers a pvt boat slip. Five levels of elegant living custom designed by owner’s architect & designer features custom woodwork, built-ins, marble and granite finishes and custom faux painting throughout. Full floor MBR with luxury bath and sensational closets. Gourmet kitchen. Elevator services all levels. Wonderful brick terrace. 2 car garage. $2,695,000.

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Spacious & superbly renovated 1902-built 4-level Victorian on a tree-lined block, west side of Dupont. Awesome mix of tradition & modern style. Main house: 4 BR, 4 baths, high ceilings, 6 fireplaces, topof-the-line kitchen with breakfast area, separate den, super master suite with huge closet & marble bath. Very light throughout. Beautiful rear garden with 2 decks. Lower level is 1 BR, 1 bath seperately metered unit. One-off street parking space conveys. 2,275,000.

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Georgetown, DC

Georgetown, DC

Kalorama, DC

Carrie Carter 202.421.3938

Liz Dawson D’Angio 202.427.7890

Julia Diaz-Asper 202.256.1887

Susan Carr 202.320.9914

Beautifully renovated brick Colonial features gracious living room with fireplace and French doors leading to adjoining sun room and library. Chef’s kitchen, elegant dining room overlooking English garden and expansive family room opening to sunny deck. Upstairs includes outstanding Master suite plus 3 other BR and 3 full baths. Playroom and au pair suite on lower level completes this exceptional offering. $2,190,000.

Meticulously restored to preserve architectural details while adding state of the art upgrades. 3 BR, 2 baths + office has chef’s kitchen that opens to a private courtyard garden. Family room with gas fireplace can double as dining room. Elegant living room plus bonus upper level home office fitted with custom built-ins. Waterworks baths and plantation shutters throughout. 2-car parking. $1,299,000.

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EAST VILLAGE. Charming and Bright 3 story brick Federal home in a mew setting. Living room features wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookcases opening to private patio. 2 BR and full bath on top floor. In-law suite on lower level with full bath. High ceilings, wood floors, CAC. Proximity to Rose Park, restaurants and all the village amenities. $875,000.

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Beautiful pre-WWII boutique building in the heart of Kalorama with European foyer and elevator. Sunny corner unit offer three exposures, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, spacious living room, separate dining room and updated kitchen. Building amenities include roof deck, patio for entertaining and community storage. $539,000.

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Mr. Burrell is president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Mrs. Burrell is the program director at the American Academy of Diplomacy. The three-bedroom Victorian row house in the heart of Georgetown’s East Village was built in 1905 and fully renovated in 2007.

MARYLAND Bill Quinn sold  WILLIAMS LANE for $2 million with the help of Suzanne Blouin Terence and Kathleen Golden sold 4869 Glenbrook Road NW in and Laura McCaffrey of Evers & Company Spring Valley for $4 million. Real Estate. Quinn is currently the treasurer of Charles Schwab and former senior vice across from the historic Battery Kemble Park. Chet and Liz Burrell sold OSTREET president at Fannie Mae. The six-bedroom NW for $1,875,000 to Patrick and Elizabeth Chevy Chase residence was built in 1948 and Tisdale. Listing agents were William F. X. underwent a major expansion and renovation Moody and Robert Hryniewicki of Washington in 2006. The 9,500-square-foot house sits on Fine Properties and the selling agent was one-third of an acre and includes a gourmet Kimberly Casey of Washington Fine Properties. kitchen, library and top-notch media room.

VIRGINIA Neil and Chantal Selvin sold DEERFIELD PONDCOURT for $2,497,000 to the new senior vice president and chief information officer of Chevy Chase-based Geico, Greg Kalinsky, and his wife Jacquelyn.The Kalinskys are relocating from Scripps Ranch, a posh San Diego suburb. Mr. Selvin, a Silicon Valley expat, hit it big in the ’90s by working for Apple and marketing the original PowerBook and subsequently heading up Global Village Communication. He’s currently an entrepreneur in residence at the the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The 8,000-square-foot Great Falls mansion was built in 1987 and sits on five acres. Amenities include a two-story family room, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, state-ofthe-art home theater, pool and tennis court.

PROPERTYLINES WANNA OWN THE WHITE HOUSE? For an asking price of $4,650,000, you can put up your feet in the “Oval Office.” An anonymous Vietnamese engineer has listed TOWLSTONROAD in McLean, which he built in 1995 to be a 12,000-square-foot replica of the original White House. Rumor has it that Hollywood took an interest when the Executive Mansion doppelgänger stood in for the real one in the blockbuster film “Independence Day.” The house features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a “Truman Balcony,” climate-controlled wine cellar, party room for 100 and a movie theater. The property’s listing agent is Chu Nguyen of Fairfax Realty. ANNIE’S OWNER SELLS

Paul Katinas, owner of Annie’s Paramount Steak & Seafood House, has listed his Bethesda digs for $5,995,000. Annie’s, one of the District’s oldest restaurants, is a local landmark that’s been in business for more than 60 years. BURNINGTREEROAD, an eight-bedroom 12,000-square-foot

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fieldstone Colonial McEnearney Associates’s Babs built in 2008, Beckwith and Jo features dramatic Erkiletian are the embassy-sized listing agents. rooms throughout. Other amenities in FORMER INDY the Burning Tree MAYOR’SPADON property include Caroline and David Abshire MARKET  Steve two libraries on the main level, a topGoldsmith, former notch master suite and custom bar. mayor of Indianapolis and current Long & Foster Real Estate’s Marc deputy mayor of New York City for Fleisher is the listing agent. operations, and his wife Margaret, are selling  STSTREETNW REAGAN EXPERT LISTS David in Georgetown for $6.2 million. and Carolyn Abshire listed 311 Mrs. Goldsmith is the owner of SAINT ASAPH STREET SOUTH Smith Parada Art and Jewelry for $3,950,000. Mr. Abshire is Anthology. The couple bought former special counselor to the five-bedroom house in 2005 President Reagan and ambassador for $3.95 million. Washington Fine to NATO from 1983-1987. He’s Properties’ Carol Somerville is the currently presiding over the Center listing agent. for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. The historic Old COOKE’S ROW MANSION Town property dates to 1870, sits DROPSBY M Greg and Kristin on a double lot and boasts 12-foot Muhlner have dropped the price ceilings, eight fireplaces, original of  Q STREET NW by $1 hardwood floors, a swimming pool million since listing it last Spring. and banquet-sized dining room The Georgetown property, where many Washington dignitaries currently on the market for $5.5 have been hosted over the decades. million, was built for Washington’s

first territorial governor, Henry D. Cooke, a Civil War profiteer who was also a Republican-minded newspaper editor, banker and railroad executive. The Muhlners bought the house in 2008 for $2.2 million. Mr. Muhlner is currently an executive at EMC and former Navy SEAL. Mrs. Muhlner is CEO of McLean-based Rollstream, Inc. Jim Bell of Washington Fine Properties is the listing agent. PMC LEADER SET TO MOVE  DynCorp International CEO Steven Gaffney is selling    SWINKSMILLCOURT in McLean for $4,950,000. Recently, the Falls Church-based private military company has been criticized for abuses in Iraq. The executive listed his seven-bedroom Colonial which was designed by Lessard architects and built by Keswick Homes in 2002. The property sits on more than one acre and boasts a five-car garage, a courtyard with fountain, several patios and a salt water pool. The listing agents are Brandon Fields, Micah Corde and Jennifer Thornett.

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Sited just below Pierce-Klingle Mansion in Rock Creek Park, this gorgeous and ornate colonial residence is designed for grand entertaining and a luxurious lifestyle.The house was fully renovated in 2001 and is filled with exquisite details, including six fireplaces, a large living room and banquet-sized dining room, bright family room with a vaulted ceiling, a library, a masterfully designed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counters and an enormous 1200-plus-square-foot master bedroom suite with two master baths and two separate dressing areas. The house includes six bedrooms with four full and two half bathrooms and is sited on an 18,899-square-foot lot with a large terrace and yard.

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Built in 1928, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main level of the two-story unit features a gallery with built-in glass shelving and two bedroom suites along with a library, sunroom, catering kitchen and grand formal living room with spiral staircase.The second level features a spacious formal dining room, marble kitchen, breakfast room, inviting family room, bedroom suite and expansive master suite with a luxurious bathroom, dressing room and ample closet space. Building amenities include a doorman, fullservice front desk, three reserved parking spaces, and four storage units. Asking Price:

$2,295,000

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This handsome colonial is minutes from the Potomac Village town center and offers 9,000 square feet of luxurious living space on one acre of immaculately groomed grounds. Attributes of this fine home include dramatic soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms and five baths, including a sumptuous master suite and large, well-appointed principal rooms.

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$4,390,000

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Potomac, Maryland

$1,150,000

Boasting grand size and style, this colonial on a country club lot with pool, patio, and gardens is located on a cul-de-sac. Over 4,000 square feet of comfort and convenience includes a kitchen open to the family room and a master suite. Vicki Porter and Ellen Cohen 301.325.2965/ 301.229.4000 (O). vicki.porter@LNF.com

Washington, D.C.

$1,298,000

Located in Cleveland Park across from the National Cathedral, this handsome brick colonial features a double living room, a modern kitchen and a master bedroom with ďŹ replace. Amenities include a 2-car garage and lovely gardens. Nancy Erickson 240.603.1422/ 301.907.7600 (O). nsesold@comcast.net

Chevy Chase, Maryland

$1,799,000

This brand new custom colonial masterpiece is exquisitely crafted by acclaimed Jon Mark Homes with a matching detailed garage. Chana Sky 240.447.7000 crsky1@aol.com or Barak Sky 301.742.5759 baraksky@gmail.com/ 240.497.1700 (O).

Potomac, Maryland

$1,285,000

Sited on 2 acres with fountains, this home offers an urban open interior by designer Mitchell & Best. The residence was customized in 2007 to include a Ribbon ďŹ replace, a pebble and stone bath, and a lower level with a full bath, an ofďŹ ce, and a nannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room. Joanna Simeone 301.980.2565/ 301.983.0060.

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Annandale, Virginia

$1,649,900

Vienna, Virginia

Perfect for entertaining, this stunning custom home is sited on 1.6 private acres with gorgeous landscaping, a deck, a patio, and an in-ground pool. The 3 ďŹ nished levels include soaring ceilings, a chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, and a library. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

$1,025,000

Like new and close to Metro, this Staats custom home includes over 3,900 square feet on 3 ďŹ nished levels with high-end ďŹ nishes, a custom gourmet kitchen, and a master suite with tray ceiling and 2 walk-in closets. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

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$1,259,000

Charming and bright, this 5-bedroom, 3-bath home is introduced by an inviting front porch. Located close to restaurants and the National Cathedral, the residence includes an updated kitchen with an attached garden room, a deck, and a beautiful patio and garden. Spring Valley OfďŹ ce 202.362.1300.

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Chevy Chase, D.C.

$1,079,000

Rarely available, this updated semi-detached townhome offers over 3,500 square feet with a wall of windows overlooking a private garden, an updated eat-in kitchen, and a wide staircase leading to grand living spaces. Chevy Chase OfďŹ ce 202.363.9700.

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McLean, Virginia

$1,449,000

This stunning 5,000-square-foot home on 3 ďŹ nished levels features Schonbek crystal chandeliers and a custom gourmet kitchen with French doors leading to the screened porch, deck, and professionally landscaped yard. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

Foggy Bottom, D.C. $1,795,000 This contemporary home is the only detached home in Foggy Bottom with a rooftop deck. Designed by owner/ architect and crafted with top-of-the-line materials throughout, the home includes cedar siding, walls of windows, a master bath with a ďŹ replace, and a lower-level suite. Chevy Chase North OfďŹ ce 202.966.1400.


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Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon or the past year and a when the club opened with a half, members of the formal gala on May 23, 1924. stately Congressional The Washington Post reported Country Club have that President Calvin Coolidge, been unable to play on the an honorary life member, and his majestic Blue Course while wife Grace, made a grand entrance designer Rees Jones put as hundreds of flares burst into down finishing touches for the air. The newspaper declared this year’s U.S. Open Golf that the beauty of the grounds Championships, June 16-19. of the $1 million club nestled in It’s not the first time Jones the Maryland hills was a “striking has put his mind’s eye feature of country rendezvous.” to this historic venue. Congressional Country Club, the home of this year’s U.S. C Seven thousand guests His work was seen in Open from June 16-19. (Photo by Vicky Moon) O attended the gala opening where the 1995 U.S. Senior the receiving line took four Open won by Tom “The benefits and prestige hours and the buffet dinner cost $1.60 (Now a Weiskopf and again of hosting the U.S. Open far chicken Caesar wrap will cost spectators $7.) in 1997 when South The iconic Mediterranean-inspired outweigh the inconvenience of African Ernie Els won the preparation,” says the club’s clubhouse with Palladian windows and a his second U.S. Open Spanish terracotta barrel-tiled roof was originally golf director, John Lyberger. title. Leading up to Or iginally designed by designed by architect Philip Julien, who also did this year’s event, Jones Devereux Emmett, the majestic a number of large Washington projects including visited Congressional, club was founded in 1921 apartment buildings and several large Spanishconsulted with turf and by Reps. Oscar E. Bland and inspired movie theaters. His original drawings irrigation specialists O.R. Lubring of Indiana. on linen are part of the club’s archives. and construction and Vicky Moon’s new book, “Golf Style,” is available on Amazon or at In terms of golf history at Congressional Herbert Hoover, then secretary shaping crews while Golfstylebook.com of commerce, was the first Country Club, the 1964 U.S. Open tournament occasionally spending president. Prominent members stands out above all others. The temperature the night in one of the club’s guest rooms. It began with re-building the included Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Astor, for the final 36 holes soared above 100 degrees. Pierre S. du Pont, J. Ogden Armour, William Ken Venturi shot 66 for his morning round of greens, Jones says, and evolved into a redesign. All the big name golfers will be gathering Randolph Hearst and Walter P. Chrysler. 18 holes in conditions one writer described as at Congressional once again: Phil Mickelson, Since then, presidents, congressmen, lobbyists a “sweltering midday stew.” All eyes were upon Venturi, who was next recent Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel, and diplomats have debated the merits of and yes, even three-time Open Champion legislation while playing a friendly game of to broke and in need of a win. Many thought Tiger Woods will tackle new bunkers, narrower golf during the day, and then dancing in the he’d sink from the scorching heat before his fairways and renovated greens during this palatial clubhouse to the toe-tapping sounds of last putt. His score of 70 gave him a four-shot victory over Tommy Jacobs, and remains one of year’s competition. And while club members Meyer Davis’ society orchestra at night. All the big Washington names were there, the most memorable moments in golf. Other have been able to play on the Gold Course at Congressional, mum is the word if anyone including Secretary of State Charles Evan memorable moments are sure to follow soon, Hughes, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and summer stew or not. thought the renovations were annoying.


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Viva Domingo! go & Plácido Domin ald nw ei Sh l ge Ni r Si

When Plácido Domingo announced that he would be stepping down as head of Washington National Opera at the end of the season, music lovers shed a tear. He has been a beloved presence in Washington and will long be remembered for bringing an unprecedented level of excitement to musical arts in the nation’s capital.

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Street” (as Plácido Flamingo),

Domingo is among the world’s

It’s common knowledge that

A big fan of fútbol, and especially

a guest appearance on “The

great gentlemen. Ladies swoon

several Supreme Court justices are

his hometown team Real Madrid,

Simpsons,” and given voice to a

when he holds a door or kisses

avid opera fans. Domingo returns

Domingo has been known to

Beverly Hills Chihuahua? La Voce.

their hands. Plus, he knows the

their love, having given special

scout different locations to watch

La Voz. The Voice. No maer how

names of every behind-the-scenes

performances at the court. He has

soccer games happening halfway

you say it, audiences and critics

staffer at the Opera House.

even arranged for Justices Antonin

around the world.

agree that his is among the most beautiful sounds on earth.

Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to

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appear on stage.

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far deeper than the Opera House.

CREATIVECAPITOL

Domingo brings great music not

He’s a partner in Zengo and La

With a Rolodex of international

just to the Opera House, but into

Sandia restaurants and the food

celebrities, Domingo has aracted

the community with his favorite

community loves him. Café Milano’s

many of the world’s greatest

event, the free annual Opera in the

Franco Nuchese is such an opera

artists to Washington for the

Outfield at Nationals Park.

lover that he dedicated an entire

first time, including director

room to Plácido, complete with a

Baz Lurhmann, soprano Renée

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ceiling fresco of all his famous roles,

Fleming and Broadway star Kristin

What other local celebrity has

à la Sistine Chapel.

Chenoweth.

had a recurring role on “Sesame

Domingo’s Washington roots go

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Before the Domingo era comes to a close next month, there are three more chances to see the “world’s greatest tenor” in May: singing in “Iphigénie en Tauride,” conducting “Don Pasquale,” and at this year’s Opera Ball, which will pay tribute to Domingo’s contributions to the opera over the last 15 years.

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