IFE’s 26th Season

2017 Programs & Events

February 24, 2017 

IFE and CS@SC: Please join us at USC Viterbi for robots, drones, kids coding and more. View event details.

March 6, 2017

IFE Women in Power will host special guest Barrett Karr Chief of Staff for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). The dinner will be hosted by Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy of the Embassy of the Sultan of Oman. By invitation only.

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IFE Media & Technology Roundtable (MTR) will host special guest Demetri Sevastopulo, Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times. Venue and date to be determined. By invitation only.


April 12, 2017

Annual IFE INFO State of the INFO Salon with Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia.  The evening salon will be hosted by H.E. Kenichiro Sasae of the Embassy of Japan at the residence. By invitation only. 

April 25, 2017

The second-ever Open Government Reception will be ​held at the Icelandic Residence. Hosted by H.E. Geir H. Haarde with special guests Matt Lira  (Senior Advisor at the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy), Aneesh Chopra (Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer), and Macon Phillips  (Former Digital Strategist to President Obama & Secretary Kerry). By invitation only.


  • Secretary Madeleine Albright, 64th United States Secretary of State
  • Rob Cook, Academy Award winner and Commissioner of Transformation Technology Services
  • Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Matt Lira, Senior Advisor at the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader (Representing California’s 23rd district)
  • Demetri Sevastopulo, Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times

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