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10th Annual Membership Reception @ The Phillips Collection
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm



The Brown Club of DC is thrilled to announce our 10th Annual Membership Reception, featuring a conversation with acclaimed Professor of Political Science Corey Brettschneider. The focus will be on his very topical and recently-released book, The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents.

The reception will take place at The Phillips Collection, America’s first modern art museum, and feature complimentary hors d’ouevres and drinks. Attendees will also have complimentary access to the galleries before and after the reception, including Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series.

Tickets are $18 for BCDC Members and Young Alumni (Classes of 2014 through 2018) and $28 for Non-Members. Save $5 by renewing your membership with your ticket purchase – your membership dues help support all our amazing programming and community-building here in DC!

For any questions, please contact Tony Teat ‘88 at anthony_teat@alumni.brown.edu.



Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, Panel no. 1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans., 1940–41. Casein tempera on hardboard, 12 x 18 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Acquired 1942 © The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Brown Club of DC Board Meeting @ TBA
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open to all alumni.  Please contact Corey Lipow (clipow@gmail.com) with questions.

Brown Book Club: “Exit West: A Novel”
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 11 to discuss Exit West: A Novel by Moshin Hamid (fiction, 240 pp,  2017) – one of the New York Times’ best novels of 2017 and a Booker Prize finalist. We’ll begin at 6PM with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, November 9 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“In spare prose, Hamid conveys the experience of living in a city under siege with sharp, stabbing immediacy. He shows just how swiftly ordinary life — with all its banal rituals and routines — can morph into the defensive crouch of life in a war zone. … [and] how insidiously violence alters the calculus of daily life. … By mixing the real and the surreal, and using old fairy-tale magic, the author has created a fictional universe that captures the global perils percolating beneath today’s headlines.” – New York Times

“No novel is really about the cliche called ‘the human condition,’ but good novels expose and interpret the particular condition of the humans in their charge, and this is what Hamid has achieved here. If in its physical and perilous immediacy Nadia and Saeed’s condition is alien to the mass of us, Exit West makes a final, certain declaration of affinity: ‘We are all migrants through time.'” – Washington Post

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 predecessors and we look forward to continuing the legacy of service to this community and to Brown.

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 the summer. 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

Michael Santos ’07

Co-Presidents | Brown Club of DC

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