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Fakes and Frauds in Modern America @ National Press Club
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Join the Brown Club of DC for its annual Membership Reception on Saturday, January 20 at the National Press Club. Professor Matthew Guterl will lead a timely discussion – on the one year anniversary of the inauguration of reality TV personality-turned-President Donald Trump – titled “Fakes and Frauds in Modern America.”

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and ONE FREE DRINK with each ticket. Save $5 on your ticket when you also renew your membership for 2018. Purchase your tickets here. To check your membership status, please email the event organizer.

guterlProfessor of Africana Studies and American Studies, Chair of American Studies Matthew Guterl is a historian of race and nation, with a focus on United States history from the Civil War to the present. He has written four books. The first on race and the Progressive Era, the second on Southern slaveholders and the Caribbean, the third on the history of and cultural context for racial profiling, and the fourth on the life of Josephine Baker. He also co-authored, with Caroline Levander, a book on the politics of the modern hotel. Right now, he is working on a global biography of the queer, cosmopolitan, human rights activist, Roger Casement, and a book on class-passing, cross-dressing, and race-passing.

At Brown, he teaches small and large undergraduate classes on American political and popular culture, and graduate classes on race and culture.

Guterl earned his BA degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993, and his PhD in History from Rutgers University in 1999. Before coming to Brown, he taught at Washington State University and Indiana University. Guterl has been awarded fellowships from the National Museum of American History, Yale University, Rice University, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. In 2010, he was the winner of the Mary C. Turpie Prize, given by the American Studies Association, for distinguished teaching, service, and program development in that field.

Brown Book Club: “Evicted” @ TBA
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

euphoria-cover-croppedThe Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, February 11, to discuss Euphoria by Lily King.  We’ll begin at 6pm with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, February 9 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

~An Amazon Best Book of the Month, 4 stars on Amazon, winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction and New York Times bestseller~

Euphoria is Lily King’s novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is “dazzling … suspenseful … brilliant…an exhilarating novel.”—Boston Globe


Board Meeting @ TBA
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Monday, February 19th, the Brown Club of DC will hold its monthly board meeting. All Brown Club of DC board meetings are open to the alumni community. For more details, please contact Kevin O’Brien (kevin.scott.obrien@gmail.com) or Tony Teat (anthony_teat@alumni.brown.edu) – new board members are always welcome.

The board is responsible for planning many events throughout the year including group outings to plays and sporting events, speaker events featuring Brown professors and prominent alumni, and networking events with alumni and other schools.

Here are the details for Monday: 

What: February Board Meeting

WhenMonday, February 19th, 7pm – 8:30pm

Where: Norton Rose Fulbright, 799 9th St NW, 10th Floor

If you are unable to make the meeting in person, we invite you to join via conference line.

Dial-in: (641) 715-3580
Code: 879390

Welcome to the Brown Community in DC!

Dear DC area Brunonians,

We are excited to be stepping into the leadership of the Brown Club of DC (BCDC). It is a privilege to be able to build upon the great legacy left to us by our immediate past Co-Presidents, Melea Atkins ’10 and Sean Siperstein ’05. We look forward to their continued service to Brown and wise counsel.

This organization exists to serve your needs and we take that responsibility seriously. We are hitting the ground running, with a variety of social, networking and service events planned for July. We hope that you will make time in your busy lives to participate in the activities that interest you.

We also recognize and appreciate the loyalty and enthusiasm of Brown alums all over the DC Metro area, and we want to provide opportunities for all of you to share your talents and interests with us. Many of our best events started as suggestions from alums just like you. Please connect with us at any of these activities, or contact us directly by email or social media if you have ideas or comments that you’d like to share regarding future events and initiatives.

We look forward to a year of fellowship, learning and fun!

Kevin O’Brien ’13

Tony Teat ’88

BCDC Co-Presidents

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