Celebration of Global Studies

Join us on October 16 & 17 in Washington D.C. as we celebrate global education at Dickinson!

Studying abroad as Dickinson students transformed our lives and it continues to do the same today. With fifty years of providing global education experiences, we are proud to celebrate the longevity and impact of Dickinson’s distinctive study abroad programs. The celebration won’t be the same without you!

Online registration is currently closed. Please contact the Office of Engagement & The Dickinson Fund at 717-245-1373 or alumni@dickinson.edu  with any questions you may have. 

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Stay tuned for many additional programs to come.

Friday, October 16


Bologna Program Reception
7-9 p.m.
Darlington House 
1610 20th St NW
Washington, DC

For fifty years, Dickinson students have been traveling to Bologna for a life-changing experience. Join fellow Bologna alumni, past directors and friends for a special reception to celebrate all that this program has been and has become. $25 per person

Saturday, October 17



Feeding the world in 2050
11 a.m.
Big Bear Café
1700 First St NW
Washington, DC

Changing climate, increasing demand and global economy all conspire to dramatically impact food production and distribution. Join an interactive discussion about the interplay between agro-economic, economic and social determinants of how our food gets from farm to table.  Locally sourced lunch at the café to follow. $20 per person

Mediterranean Migrations at the Cross-roads: Global Forces and Local Challenges, Hosted by Eric Denker '75
11 a.m.
The National Gallery of Art
West Building, Meet at the Constitution Avenue Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

The Mediterranean has witnessed the circulation of ideas, people and goods between Northern Africa and Southern Europe for centuries. Current migrations and conditions associated with globalization date back centuries – Italy and Spain once sending countries have increasingly become receiving countries; migrations from northern Africa to France and Spain expose lasting postcolonial legacies; emerging multicultural societies challenge traditional ideas of nation and nationhood. Professors Susan Rose and Marcelo Borges, Co-Directors of Mediterranean Migration Mosaic will reflect on the pedagogical opportunities and learning experiences created by their ongoing exploration of the many faces of Mediterranean migrations in collaboration with Dickinson students and local communities in Italy, Spain, France, and Morocco.

Paella in the Park
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rock Creek Park
Group Picnic Area #9

Join Mark Aldrich, Grace Jarvis, Elise Bartosik-Velez and Very Special Guest, Manolo Jiménez.

Sold Out!
Italian Renaissance Art at the National Gallery
1 p.m.  
National Gallery of Art 
Led by Eric Denker ’75 
West Building, Meet at the Constitution Avenue Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW

This one-hour gallery talk explores the NGA’s rich collection of Fifteenth and Sixteenth-century Italian art, including masterpieces by Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, and the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in America.

Sold Out!
Some Were Neighbors:  Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust
1 p.m.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington DC

Join Kristy Brosius ’90, Executive Director of Operations at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Bremen program alumna, and a USHMM Scholar-in-Residence for a Dickinson-exclusive talk and tour of this new, moving exhibit that examines the pressures and motivations that led to so many individuals to abandon their fellow human beings and why others made the choice to help.

Italian Renaissance Art at the National Gallery
1:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
Led by Steve Busterna ’79 
West Building, Meet at the Constitution Avenue Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW 

This one-hour gallery talk explores the NGA’s rich collection of Fifteenth and Sixteenth-century Italian art, including masterpieces by Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, and the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in America.

Sold Out! Intelligence in Wartime
2 p.m. 
International Spy Museum 
800 F St NW
Washington, DC

Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum, will discuss covering the use and implementation of military intelligence, domestically and internationally. Learn about traditional military intelligence in wartime, covert operations that aid insurgencies and covert operations that oppose insurgency. After the lecture, take time to explore the museum on your own.

Sold Out!
Dutch Painting of the Golden Age
3 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
Led by Eric Denker ’75
West Building, Meet at the Constitution Avenue Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW

A one-hour tour of the NGA’s outstanding collection of Seventeenth-century Northern paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Hals, Steen, and the most extensive collection of Vermeers in the world.

Sold Out! Wines of France Tasting
3 p.m. 
Cork Market & Tasting Room
1805 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Transport yourself to sun-soaked vineyards during this private tasting of the wines of France. $35 per person

Celebration of Global Education Reception with President Nancy A. Roseman

6 p.m.
DuPont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC

Join President Nancy Roseman, Provost Neil Weissman, alumni, program directors and friends for a celebration of 50 years of study abroad program at Dickinson. Hear about the state of Study Abroad at Dickinson today, and enjoy food and drinks with fellow Dickinsonians, as we look at how these programs and experiences have shaped the college and generations of alumni.

Program Dinners
8 p.m.
Join fellow alumni from your Dickinson study abroad program (Bremen, Cameroon, Norwich, Malaga, Toulouse, et al) for a dinner featuring many past program directors and native fare!

  • Bologna (selected classes) 
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Glover Park Room
    with Chuck Jarvis, George Rhyne, Susan Rose '77, Doug Stuart

  • Bremen Dinner with Sarah McGaughey, Kamaal Haque, Dieter Rollfinke, Verena Metz
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Glover Park Room

  • Cameroon Dinner with Joyce Bylander
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Fox Hall Ballroom

  • Malaga Dinner with Grace Jarvis, Mark Aldrich, Hector Reyes-Zaga, Marcelo Borges, Elise Bartosik-Velez, Manolo Jiménez
    DuPont Circle Hotel, The Heights

  • Norwich Dinner with Todd Wronski, Barry Tesman, Karl Qualls
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Fox Hall Ballroom

  • Toulouse with Sylvie Davidson & Sylvie Toux
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Kalorama

  • Moscow Dinner with Helen Segall, Elena Duzs, Karl Qualls
    DuPont Circle Hotel, Fox Hall Ballroom


Bologna Class Dinners
8 p.m.

Bologna class dinners will be held at either the DuPont Circle Hotel, a local restaurant or at the home of a classmate in DC.  You can register for all class dinners online. 

  • If your dinner is at the DuPont Circle Hotel, you can pay for your dinner online with your registration ($45 per person). 
  • If your dinner is being held elsewhere, your class coordinator (contact information provided below) can provide details about location and fees.


Class of 1966: The Hon. Richard A. Levie (ralevie@gmail.com)
At the home of Scott & Gail Fosler

Class of 1967: Mr. R. Scott Fosler ’67 (scottfosler@aol.com)
At the home of Scott & Gail Fosler

Class of 1968: Mr. Stanford Springel ’68 (sspringel@comcast.net)
Dupont Circle Hotel - Glover Park Room

Class of 1969: Dr. Beverly Rich Kahn ’69 and Dr. Robert M. Kahn ’69 (bevkahn@gmail.edu and kahnrobert@yahoo.com)
Floriana Restaurant
1602 17th St NW

Class of 1970: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1971: Mrs. Suzanne Fost Jeffries ’71 (RJeff588@aol.com)

Class of 1972: Doug Riley '72 
Filomena in Georgetown
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, DC 20007-3605 (M Street)

Class of 1973: Bob Kramer. He will contact his classmates directly with the dinner plans.

Class of 1974: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1975: Dr. Eric Denker ’75 (e-denker@nga.gov)

Class of 1976: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1977: Mr. Donald R. Rossbach ’77 (rossbach@optonline.net)
Giovanni's Trattu
Italian Restaurant
1823 Jefferson Place NW
Washington, DC 20036

Class of 1978: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1979: Stephen J. Busterna, Esq. ’79 (stephenbusterna4@gmail.com)
Sette Osteria
1634 14th St NW

Class of 1980: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1981: Mrs. Lucia Scarano ’81 (luciascarano1020@gmail.com)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave NW

Class of 1982: Mr. Robert P. Beckelheimer Jr. ’82 (beckelhr@dickinson.edu)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave NW

Class of 1983: Ms. Mary Ortegon
Dupont Circle Hotel - Glover Park Roo

Class of 1984: Mr. Jacques Delli Paoli ’84 (j.dellipaoli@att.net)
Dupont Circle Hotel - Glover Park Room

Class of 1985: Mark A. Barnett, Esq. ’85(mab22101@gmail.com)
Dinner on own after reception

Class of 1986: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1987: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1988: Melissa L. Klipp, Esq. ’88 (melissa.klipp@yahoo.com)
Dupont Circle Hotel - Glover Park Room

Class of 1989: Ms. Jacqueline A. DiPaola ’89 (jdhoboken@gmail.com),  Ms. Shari Ross Lahlou ’89 (slahlou@crowell.com),  Mrs. Courtney Taylor Piron ’89 (cpiron@apcoworldwide.com)

Lupo Verde
1401 T St. NW

Class of 1990: Ian S. Marx, Esq. ’90 (marxi@gtlaw.com)
DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1991: Sette Osteria, 1666 Connecticut Ave NW 

Class of 1992: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1993: Mrs. Pamela Byron Fukuda ’93 (pamela.fukuda@gmail.com),  Brian E. Kamoie, Esq. ’93 (kamoie@comcast.net)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW

Class of 1994: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1995: Andrew S. Bishop, Esq. ’95 (andrewbishop39@gmail.com)
DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1996: Mrs. Ivy R. Kepner-Shaner ’96 (irkepner@gmail.com), Mrs. Rebecca Rivetti DeVito ’96 (r_rivetti@hotmail.com)
Dinner on own after reception

Class of 1997: Mrs. Anastasia Pfarr Khoo ’97 (anastasiakhoo@gmail.com).  She will contact classmates directly with dinner plans.

Class of 1998: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 1999: Ms. Anne P. Glynn ’99 (apglynn@msn.com), Mrs. Veronica A. Rovelli ’99 (vrovelli@hotmail.com)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW

Class of 2000: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2001: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2002: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2003: Mrs. Katherine Black Norman ’03 (eurochick80@yahoo.com)
DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2004: Mrs. Olivia Vega ’04 (olivia@livforevents.com)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave NW

Class of 2005: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2006: Mrs. Elizabeth Glynn Toth ’06 (tothe@dickinson.edu)

Class of 2007: Dupont Circle Hotel - Glover Park Room

Class of 2008: Ms. Margaret E. Harper ’08 (margaret.emma.harper@gmail.com) Mr. Bradley G. Benton ’08 (bradleygbenton@gmail.com)
Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave NW

Class of 2009: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2010: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2011: Mr. John C. Allen IV ’11 (john.alleniv@gmail.com), Ms. Carly A. Patane ’11 (Cp.carlypatane@gmail.com)
At the home of John Allen '11

Class of 2012: Mr. Mohammed M. Hossain ’12 (mo.m.hossain@gmail.com), Mr. Theodore C. Wilhite ’12 (theodore.wilhite@gmail.com)
DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2013: Mr. Kevin M. Chibbaro ’13 (kevin.chibbaro@gmail.com)
Acqua Al 2 in the Eastern Market

Class of 2014: DuPont Circle Hotel

Class of 2015: DuPont Circle Hotel


Shuttle Schedule for Saturday, October 17:
9:00 am
depart Dickinson College from Anita Tuvin Schlecter parking lot (drop offs at National Gallery and Holocaust Museum)
3:00 pm depart Dickinson College from Anita Tuvin Schlecter parking lot (drop off at DuPont circle Hotel)

8:30 pm depart DuPont Circle Hotel
10:30 pm depart DuPont Circle Hotel


A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the DuPont Circle Hotel for October 16 & 17 for a rate of $269/night. Should you be interested in a room in this block, you must book by September 16. To make a reservation, call 202-483-6000.

Mark this on your calendars and be on the look-out for more information regarding this exciting event in the following months!