Celebrating 50 Years!
October 18-19, 2019
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 18
6 p.m. — Welcome Reception with special guest U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright ’83, P’15
Jones Day Law Firm Rooftop Terrace
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Meet with past and current faculty and student participants of the DC Program, along with special guest Congressman Matt Cartwright, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives member from Pennsylvania’s 8th district. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Saturday, October 19
8:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.
The Council on Foreign Relations
1777 F Street, NW
8:30 a.m. — 50-Year Celebration Breakfast
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Suzanne Keen will moderate a discussion with Government Department faculty — Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Relations, Gbemende Johnson, associate professor of government, Sharon Rivera, chair, professor of government, and Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government and current director of the DC Program — who will discuss how the program contributes to the education of Hamilton students. Breakfast will be served.
10 a.m. — Breakout Sessions
Distinguished Hamilton alumni will discuss how the DC Program has influenced their career paths.
- Lobbying led by George Baker ’74, principal at Williams & Jensen
- Civil Service led by Paddy McGuire ’81, P’11, Mason County auditor and election consultant, and Amy Greenan ’04, consultant with CENTRA Technology
- Media featuring Olivia Waxman ’11, staff writer at Time magazine, and Niels Lesniewski ’07, senior senate staff writer at CQ Roll Call
11:15 a.m. — Table Topics led by Chair of the Hamilton Career Network Paul Reichert ’90
Join Hamilton students, faculty, and alumni for an opportunity to make multiple connections in a variety of government-related and other career fields. Hosted by the Hamilton Career Network.
12:30 p.m. — 50-Year Celebration Open Mic Lunch
Philip Klinkner will lead a lively discussion where all attendees will have a chance to ask the current students questions, and share views, reminiscences, and observations of their time as a student. Come prepared to share your favorite DC Program stories! Lunch will be served.
8 p.m. — Performance of Right to be Forgotten
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle
1101 6th Street, SW
The internet never forgets. A young man’s mistake at 17 haunts him online a decade later. Desperate for a normal life, he goes to extraordinary lengths to erase his indiscretion. But freedom of information is big business, and the tech companies aren’t going down without a fight. Secrets, lies, and political backstabbing abound in this riveting new drama about one man’s fierce battle to reclaim his right to privacy. Playwright Sharyn Rothstein (By The Water, USA Networks Suits), winner of the 2015 Primus Prize, has written a striking allegory about privacy, social media, and human forgiveness in the age of the internet.
8 p.m. — Performance of Jitney
1101 6th Street, SW
August Wilson’s Jitney opens Arena Stage’s season-long festival celebrating the Pulitzer Prize-winning giant, with Ruben Santiago-Hudson directing his Broadway production — recipient of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The dramatic story of a Pittsburgh jitney station, a symbol of stability, struggling against an oppressive lack of opportunity and unnerving neighborhood gentrification. The drivers resist powerful forces while coming to grips with their pasts to fulfill their own hopes and dreams for the future. Arena Stage’s presentation kicks off the national tour of one of this great master’s masterpieces.