Humanitarian Crisis: Impact of Syrian Refugess in Lebanon
Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:42
Woodrow Wilson Center and the American Task Force for Lebanon
Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Anne C. Richard
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
(invited but not confirmed)
Ambassador of Lebanon to the United States
Resident Representative in Lebanon,
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Edward M. Gabriel
Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco
and Vice Chairman of the American Task Force for Lebanon
Lebanon hosts more refugees from Syria than any other country in the region, placing tremendous strain on Lebanese host communities, public services, and infrastructure. Join this conversation about the humanitarian impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and what steps the international community is taking to address the issue.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
5th floor conference room
Woodrow Wilson Center
Name and Title:
Seating is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required for entry.
The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building (Federal Triangle stop on Blue/Orange Line). Public parking is available underneath the Reagan Building; however we recommend metro or taxi.
ATFL Gala Awards Night- Friday, April 5, 2013!
Friday, 01 March 2013 14:49
WHAT: ATFL Gala Awards Night - FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
WHERE: Fairmont Washington DC Hotel- 2410 M Street, NW, Washington DC
TIME: 6 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner
DRESS: Business Attire
PATRONS: Underwriter-$25,000 / Baalbek-$10,000 / Tyre-$5000 / Byblos-$3000
Tickets: $185 per person
2013 ATFL GALA AWARD NIGHT HONOREES
Nijad I. Fares is the Chairman of Link Group, L.L.C. and WEDGE Equities, L.L.C., as well as a director of the WEDGE Group Incorporated, a Houston-based international investment firm with interests in real estate, manufacturing and oilfield services. He also served on the Houston Police Officers’ Pension System, a public board with over $2 billion under management. He has served on the Houston Katrina Relief Fund Board and the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund Board. In 2011, Mr. Fares was named to the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute. He is a member of the Professional Board of Advisors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition, he was a senior board member of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a member of Tufts University’s Veterinary Board of Overseers. In 2011, Mr. Fares was appointed a Knight in the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. Mr. Fares lives in Houston with his wife and four children.
Congressman Richard Hanna was elected on Nov. 2, 2010 to represent the 24th District of New York in the United States House of Representatives. After graduating with honors in Economics and Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Ore., he started Hanna Construction and worked on small residential projects. Over the next 27 years Hanna Construction grew to employ more than 450 people – many from the construction trades – and successfully complete a myriad of multi-million dollar commercial and municipal projects in Upstate New York. Hanna is a 25-year member of the Operating Engineers Local 545. He is a licensed pilot with high performance and sea plane certifications. In cooperation with The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., Congressman Hanna in 2004 founded “Annie’s Fund.” The fund was created to help women make positive changes at critical points in their lives through one-time grants. Congressman Hanna and his wife, Kim, live in Barneveld and have two children.
Rosalind Elias, an international opera star and a mezzo-soprano, made her debut in 1954 at the Metropolitan Opera, where she has performed more than 680 times over 42 years. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1929 as the youngest of 13 children. She created the iconic roles of Erika in the 1958 premiere of the Samuel Barber opera Vanessa and Charmian in the 1966 premiere of the Samuel Barber opera Antony and Cleopatra. Her major roles include Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, and Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 82 in the 2012 revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies. She lives in New York with her husband of 43 years, Zuhayr Moghrabi.
Special Guest: Dr. Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
For reservations from April 2-6, 2013 at the Fairmont Washington, DC Hotel (site of the Gala), call 1-800-441-1414 and state code"The American Task Force for Lebanon" for a nightly rate of $259 (+14.5% occupancy tax) for single/double room. The cut-off date for the group rate at the Fairmont is Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Special room rates are available at the Club Quarters Washington, 839 17th Street, NW, Washington DC (about a 7-minute taxi ride from the Fairmont Washington, DC Hotel). Call Club Quarters Member Services at 203-905-2100 and use the member name "ATFL-American Task Force" when making reservations. Club Quarters Members Services will give you the room rate, based upon type of room and availability.
ATFL 2012 Gala Awards Night- SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:54
SAVE THE DATE
What: The American Task Force for Lebanon Gala Awards Night.
When: Friday, April 27, 2012
Where: The Fairmont Washington, D.C. Hotel Ballroom, 2401 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Time: Reception at 6:00 pm; dinner at 7:00 pm
The honorees are (in alphabetical order):
Ms. Reem Acra launched her fashion business in 1997 with a bridal collection that quickly became recognized for its elegance and impeccable designs. This success led to the introduction of the Reem Acra ready-to-wear collection six years later. Similar to its bridal counterpart, it features meticulously constructed designs ranging from understated chic to the ornate. She has dressed global icons of style for weddings, red carpet appearances and awards ceremonies. Her following includes Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Beyoncé Knowles, Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Eva Longoria as well as royal families around the world.
Dr. Samuel Hazo is the author of poetry, fiction, essays, various works of translation and four plays. He served as Pennsylvania’s first State Poet from 1993 until 2003. From his first book, through the National Book Award finalist Once for the Last Bandit, to his newestpoems, he explores themes of mortality and love, passion and art, courage and grace. He is the founder and Director/President of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh. He is McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Duquesne University.