A Reception to Support Legacies of War
at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1333 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
6:00PM Cocktail Reception Begins
6:30PM Program Begins
6:45PM Special Guest Speakers
We are pleased to announce Benjamin Rhodes as our special guest speaker. Benjamin Rhodes was the “Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting” from 2009-2017 under President Obama. During his tenure, Rhodes spearheaded initiatives to help President Obama engage with countries, like Laos, in hopes of fostering good relations, development, and human rights. In 2011, Rhodes was included in Time Magazine’s “40 under 40” list of powerful and prominent young professionals. Before joining the former president’s administration, Rhodes worked on Obama’s speech writing team during his campaign for the presidency. Days before leaving office, Obama appointed Rhodes as a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council.He resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters. He received his BA in English and Political Science from Rice University and his MFA in creative writing from New York University.
Additional remarks by
Ambassador Mai Sayavongs, Embassy of the Lao PDR
Tim Rieser, Democratic Clerk, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
Host Committee: Ed Pagano, Steve Schulman, Jay Zeiler, C. Fairley Spillman, Chris Treanor
Lao hors d'oeuvres & refreshments will be served
Suggested donation $100 to support Legacies of War's education and advocacy program.
Kindly RSVP by April 20th
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1564
Accessible by Metro via Red Line (Dupont Circle stop)
Limited metered street parking available.
Dupont Circle area parking garages: 11 Dupont Circle NW, Colonial Parking, Aspen Parking Garage
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