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…

POLITICO: Playbook Power Briefing POLITICO’s must-read briefing on what’s driving the afternoon in Washington D.C. techies celebrated innovation in Silicon Valley Sunday. Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, former Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy; Devika Patil, IFE digital ambassador; Coach Kathy Kemper, IFE CEO and founder; Ryan Panchadsaram, deputy chief technology…

By Kathy Kemper | 01/23/2017 12:40 pm ET With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcony, steps from where Donald Trump would take the oath of office. In this unusual setting, the outgoing President signed H.R. 39, the TALENT…

Briefs….  by Janet Donovan  | December 6th, 2016 | SOCIAL CHRONICLES Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer the comedian?  We’re guessing that his Walter Mitty fantasy is just that. As his wife Dr. Joanna Breyer so aptly put it when introducing her husband at the 25th Anniversary of IFE (Institute for Education) at the home of…

Massachusetts Senator Touts ‘Inexorable’ Eco-Revolution If he wins the White House, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has threatened to tear up the Paris climate agreement, revive American coal mining and do away with regulations for “phony” environmental problems. Even if he takes over the presidency and makes good on what many experts say are unworkable…