International Student House of Washington, DC welcomes dozens of government officials, senior diplomats, and thought leaders every year to speak in our Great Hall in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Resident scholars, alumni, Board members, friends of the House, and numerous partner organizations join us for robust conversations and networking opportunities.
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Garden Gatherings | 2021 Highlights
Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29: International Student House welcomed back Board members, Associates, alumni, donors, and friends for our first in-person gathering since March 2020. We were thrilled to connect once again and thank our guests for their incredible support this past year.
Prospectus on the Economics of International Educational Exchange
Tuesday, November 17: As International Education Week 2020 commenced, International Student House of Washington, DC was honored to host our inaugural education symposium, welcoming an exceptional group of leaders in the field of international exchange and across sectors.
His Excellency Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States
Wednesday, July 22 at 4 PM EDT: ISH-DC welcomed Ambassador Étienne to join us for a virtual conversation on the future of international exchange and US-FR student exchange. ISH-DC alumna Irene Hu moderated to time of Q&A from Paris, where she is a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics.
The Honorable Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 PM EDT: Assistant Secretary Royce joined ISH-DC for a conversation on her work leading the department. The Assistant Secretary discussed the many exchange programs they manage and how they have pivoted in recent weeks and months.
Watch the recording of the program here. PW: ASRoyceISH2020!
Her Excellency Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, Ambassador of Iceland to the United States
Wednesday, May 27 at 4:00 PM EDT: Ambassador Ellertsdóttir joined ISH-DC for a conversation on the United States-Iceland relationship. The Ambassador discussion tourism in the country, and how they are adapting the the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the recording of the program here. PW: ISHIceland2020!
His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 PM EDT: Ambassador Mirpuri joined ISH-DC for our first virtual program to share about Singapore's initial response to COVID-19, as well as Singapore's leadership in the region.