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Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, Dr. Shelley is a faculty member in the Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (2010). She has also written dozens of articles and book chapters on transnational crime and corruption. While serving as an initial Andrew Carnegie Fellow, she is working on a book for Princeton University Press on illicit trade and how it is undermining sustainability of life and the planet. She served for six years as a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade of the World Economic Forum. She is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Global Initiative on Transnational Crime. Dr. Shelley has received fellowships and prizes including the Guggenheim and two Fulbrights, two MacArthur Foundation grants, and most recently the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has testified for the US Congress repeatedly, addressed other national and international bodies and appears in the media frequently.​

Louise Shelley
 Apr 26, 2017
 

Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, Dr. Shelley is a faculty member in the Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (2010). She has also written dozens of articles and book chapters on transnational crime and corruption. While serving as an initial Andrew Carnegie Fellow, she is working on a book for Princeton University Press on illicit trade and how it is undermining sustainability of life and the planet. She served for six years as a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade of the World Economic Forum. She is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Global Initiative on Transnational Crime. Dr. Shelley has received fellowships and prizes including the Guggenheim and two Fulbrights, two MacArthur Foundation grants, and most recently the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has testified for the US Congress repeatedly, addressed other national and international bodies and appears in the media frequently.​

Louise Shelley
 Apr 26, 2017
 
 
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Chief Newsham joined the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in 1989 and rose quickly through the ranks, serving in a number of district operational assignments. Then MPD Chief Charles H. Ramsey promoted him to Commander of the Second District in January 2000.  In June 2002, Mr. Newsham was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which included the Internal Affairs Division, Civil Rights and Force Investigation Division and Compliance Monitoring Team, responsible for overseeing the MPD's Memorandum of Agreement with the US Department of Justice. He took the position of Assistant Chief in Charge of ROC-North in July 2004. On 23 September 2007, then Chief Cathy Lanier announced a reorganization of the Metropolitan Police Department and put Assistant Chief Newsham in charge of the Internal Affairs Bureau. In 2009, he was named the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Mr. Newsham Interim Chief of Police on 15 September 2016; he was named Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department on 23 February 2017. Chief Newsham holds a Bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham
 May 03, 2017
 
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 May 04, 2017
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Edmund Breitling ( BreitlingE@gmail.com ) for more details.
 
 
 Tue May 09, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 
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A senior fellow with the “Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World” at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy, Dr. Hamid is the author of the new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World. His previous work Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East was named “Best Book of 2014” by Foreign Affairs. He served as Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Before joining Brookings, he was Director of Research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The Vice-chair of POMED’s board of directors, Dr. Hamid has appeared on and been cited by numerous media outlets. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic focusing on whether Islam and liberalism can coexist. He earned his doctorate in Political Science and Government from the University of Oxford

Dr. Shadi Hamid
 May 10, 2017
 
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 May 11, 2017
 
The Prospective Member Orientation is a required step to becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC.  This Orientation is an interactive and informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for New Members to learn a bit more about what it means to be a member of the DC Club.  
 
Orientations are held every 6 weeks on Mondays at K & L Gates.  For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Edmund Breitling ( BreitlingE@gmail.com)
 Mon May 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Tue May 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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An Emeritus Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Dr. Macchetto has spent his professional life working in space research and specifically on bilateral projects between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). He earned his doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome in 1965. His career began in 1968 when he was awarded the United Kingdom Royal Society fellowship. Working at England’s Culham Laboratory, he built and launched several rocket-borne ultraviolet astronomy payloads and designed the telescope and spectrograph flown in the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite, the first NASA-ESA collaboration in a space astronomy project. In 1973, he moved to the ESA’s technical center in Holland, becoming Project Scientist for ESA's participation in the IUE project. In 1975, Dr. Macchetto led the study defining ESA's participation in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and became the ESA HST Project Scientist as well as Principal Investigator for the Faint Object Camera, the ESA instrument on board the HST. In 1983, he moved to the Space Telescope Science Institute whose 500-member staff is responsible for the mission operations and scientific utilization of the HST observatory. From 1983 to his retirement in 2010, he held several positions leading to that of the STSci’s Associate Director. Dr. Macchetto has earned numerous honors including the United States Presidential Award for Design Excellence for his contributions to the IUE observatory, NASA's Exceptional Scientific Medal for his role on the HST observatory, and the International Aeronautics and Astronautics Achievement Award, also for his contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope Observatory.

Ferdinando Duccio Macchetto
 May 17, 2017
 
 Thu May 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Thu May 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Fri May 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
 May 20, 2017
 
 
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Expert on the cherry blossom tree, Ms. McClellan is the author of The Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Celebration; Cherry Blossoms, The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossoms Festival; and Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace & Beauty. She has earned a Certificate of Commendation from Japan’s government for “promoting mutual understanding between our two great countries through great efforts and activities with cherry trees.” Ms. McClellan’s life-long love of trees began in New Jersey where she was fortunate enough to attend the Lawrenceville School, an arboretum-like campus laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted. Now residing in Washington, DC, she has held executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund and the American Association of Museums among other prestigious organizations. 

Ann McClellan
 May 24, 2017
 
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The author of The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story, Ms. Moore began her writing career in a US Senator’s office and worked as a journalist focusing on stories about families and children. She and her family live close to Washington, DC’s National Arboretum where she first encountered her story’s protagonist —a bonsai tree that is almost 400 years old and miraculously survived the bombing of Hiroshima. She believed that the true story of a Japanese family's devotion to the tree and their decision to donate it to the United States in an act of reconciliation and friendship would inspire and delight young readers. Ms. Moore is originally from the Maine coast, which shares with Japan a wealth of islands that are dotted with magnificent pine trees.

Sandy Moore
 May 24, 2017
 
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Based in Washington, DC but always ready to travel with camera in tow, Mr. Voss is an editorial photographer. He has spent the last decade producing great images for magazines and organizations; his clients include BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Time and Wired. He received the Creative Visions Foundation Grant to document homelessness in Portland, Oregon, with his photos featured in a national exhibit that is touring the country. His documentary work covers US politics, environmental issues and globalization’s impact worldwide. He is presently working on a project about the intersection of development and the environment in New Jersey, his native state. Mr. Voss has photographed bonsai trees, with his images recently on view at the Japan Information and Cultural Center. He has produced the book In Training: a book of Bonsai photographs.

Stephen Voss
 May 24, 2017