IFE’s “Global Connections Series” will feature the Ambassador of Afghanistan, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib. The Ambassador will be introduced by his wife Lael Mohib and introduced by Josh Rogin, Columnist, Washington Post and Political Analyst, CNN. The evening salon will be held at the Embassy. By invitation only. About our guest speaker:  Before being appointed Ambassador…

“Our government is only who shows up. That’s all it is.” These words were shared on Saturday evening by former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith in her welcome to the newest class of White House Presidential Innovation Fellows. Smith expressed her hope and excitement for further ingenuity in government, as these bright minds begin…

On Saturday, October 21 IFE leadership, along with the Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation, will welcome the Fifth Class of PIFs to our Capital City. A Jeffersonian Dinner will be held at The Cottage to celebrate “PIFdom”. By invitation only. A Dinner Party—With a Twist. For a Jeffersonian Dinner, approximately twelve individuals, some of whom may already know one another but others…

There is now more computing power in the phone in the palm of your hand than there was in the space shuttle that took the first man to the moon. That’s an incredible statement when you take a step back and really think about it. Technology is evolving at a blinding pace. What was innovative…

The Institute for Education hosted OMB Chief of Staff Emma King Doyle for an intimate evening at the Finnish Residence in D.C. The night kicked off with cocktails and a brief overview from Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi about both the symbolism and cultural achievement displayed in various artworks and furnishings at the Residence. True to the…

Playbook:  POLITICO’s must-read briefing on what’s driving the day in Washington THE FINANCIAL TIMES held an anniversary party last night at the Observatory at America’s Square hosted by Lionel Barber, Gillian Tett and Demetri Sevastopulo, whose birthday was yesterday. The food included lamb chops, seared tuna and roast beef and boozy pink lemonade was also…

IFE welcomed the social secretaries of DC’s embassies to the Congressional Country Club for a luncheon to honor all the work they do as the diplomatic community’s gatekeepers. Luckily the weather was perfect as women from the Embassies of Finland, Afghanistan, France, Liechtenstein, Japan, Belgium, Mozambique, Portugal, Lithuania, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, Cyprus, Colombia, and Austria…