On Monday, July 17, techies, ambassadors, and Washingtonians alike gathered at the gorgeous Swedish residence in Northwest DC to celebrate open government. As guests arrived, they were greeted by Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, a well-known advocate of social media, innovation, and collaboration. The technology leadership of Capitol Hill and the White House joined the reception,…

Coach Kathy Kemper, CEO & Founder of the Institute for Education, and Microsoft’s John Paul Farmer, a former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Obama White House, hosted a dinner last night at BOBO in Manhattan. The intimate forum brought together opinion leaders and influencers across industries, brainstorming for a playbook to empower more women.…

WELCOME PARTY — The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, Dirk Wouters and Mrs. Katrin Wouters last night hosted at their Foxhall Road residence a welcome to the neighborhood party for American University President Sylvia Burwell. SPOTTED: Ambassador of Cyprus and Mrs. Diane Konstantinidi, Ambassador of Afghanistan and Mrs. Lael Mohib, Susan Rice and Ian Cameron, Coach…

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Dirk Wouters and Mrs. Katrin Wouters hosted a welcome to the neighborhood party for ​the ​new American University President Sylvia Mathews ​Burwell, former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at their Foxhall Road residence on Thursday evening. Ambassador Wouters ga​ve opening remarks discussing the mysteries behind the location of Universities, questioning why the oldest University…

  Zarek Recognized with IFE Open Gov Leadership Award @ Icelandic Residence Former Deputy U.S. CTO Cori Zarek Receives IFE Open Government Award H.E. Geir H. Haarde (Embassy of Iceland), Cori Zarek, IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Dirk Wouters (Embassy of Belgium), and H.E. Grigor Hovhannissian (Embassy of Armenia) On April 25, 2017 the Institute for Education held…

The Institute for Education and Coach Kathy Kemper partnered with Sylvie Lucas, the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the United States, for their #IFEWomeninPower dinner last night at the Grand Duchy Embassy in Dupont Circle. Jennifer Griffin, who covers national security and the Pentagon at Fox News, was the special guest in an off the record…