Washington DC Stanford Association March 1999 Newsletter

Calendar of Events (Clicking on event takes you to that section of newsletter):

Mar 10 Faculty Speaker: Professor Armin Rosencranz
Mar 11 Second Thursday at Ireland's Four Provinces
Mar 22 Donald Kennedy Breakfast Briefing
Mar 23 Tristan und Isolde at Washinton Opera
Mar 24 Modern Drama Discussion Group-Translations
Mar 28 United States Naval Academy Tour, Concert, Reception

Professor Armin Rosencranz
Director, Environmental Policy Track, Program in Human Biology
Wednesday, March 10
7:00 P.M.

Environment and Development in India: The Role of the Judiciary

As one of the largest developing nations in the world, India faces hard choices between economic development and preservation of the environment.  In maintaining this often dynamic balance, the Indian judiciary has become an increasingly prominent actor. Professor Rosencranz will discuss how the role of the courts has evolved, and the part they now play in national environmental and development policy. Based on his extensive travels in  the area, Professor Rosencranz will also address changes he has seen in India, from his first long stay there as a Fulbright Professor in 1983, to a visit just last month.

Professor Rosencranz, the visiting professor at SIW this term, has earned three degrees from Stanford, including a PhD and JD. He presently heads the Environmental Policy Program within Human Biology. He was the founder of the Pacific Environment and Resources Center, an NGO focused on global forest and wildlife protection. He is the author of Environmental Policy and Law in India and Economic Approaches to Protecting India's Environment.

Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be offered from 7:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.; talk follows.

The Stanford in Washington campus is located at 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, one block north of the Woodley Park Metrorail stop. For further information, contact Claire Taplett at 703-534-5920; e-mail taplett@juno.com

Second Thursdays
Thursday, March 11
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early with some Stanford alums at Ireland's Four Provinces (4 P's) in Cleveland Park.

From 6:00-8:00, the happy hour specials are $1.65 Bud, Bud Light and 4 P's Amber Ale; $3.25 Guinness and imported drafts. Live music starts at 8:30, so stick around. We'll be at the bar and at a couple of long tables near the jukebox. Ask the bartenders, and they'll point you in the direction of the Stanford crowd.

Ireland's Four Provinces is located at 3412 Connecticut Avenue, one block south of the West exit at the Cleveland Park Metro stop on the Red line.

Keep your eyes open for the location of the April event. For more information, or to offer suggestions on locations, contact Callista Chen at (202) 319-1841 or callista@alumni.stanford.org.

March Madness!!!

Get ready to root for the Stanford Cardinal Men's Basketball team as it battles its way towards the NCAA Final Four. Because the NCAA has not released the basketball tournament draw yet, the WDCSA will organize viewings in the upcoming weeks. Check your e-mail or call the hotline (301-230-5575) for information in the next week.

Washington Opera
Tuesday, March 23
7:00 P.M.

WDCSA still has 5 orchestra seats for Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, our last opera of the season. "It was yet another triumph for the Washington Opera, which has saved its best for last this season," according to the Washington Post review, which also raved that "Carol Yahr made a triumphant Isolde, singing with oceanic power and passion..." Join 15 other Stanford opera-goers on the 23rd for a grand night at the opera!

Opera: Tristan und Isolde
Date: Tuesday, March 23
Place: Orchestra seats, Kennedy Center Opera House
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Cost: $98

To reserve: Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Julie Campbell, 2601 Klingle Road NW, Washington, DC 20008. Questions? Call Julie at 202-244-0206 or email her at juliesed@aol.com.

Modern Drama Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 24-Translations
Dinner 6:00 P.M.
Discussion 7:30 P.M .

Brian Friel's play Translations (1980) tells of the British army's efforts in 1833 to change Irish place names from Gaelic into English. The drama group will meet at Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW (Dupont Circle metro) for dinner at 6:30 P.M. The discussion, featuring Friel scholar Professor George O'Brien and Translations director Mark Rhea, begins at 7:30. Call Karen Veninga BA'80 ((703) 465-7579) or visit www.footlightsdc.org

Membership Directory

The WDCSA annual membership directory has been sent to the printer and will be mailed to members third class . Look for it in the next few weeks.

Donald Kennedy Breakfast Briefing
Monday, March 22, 1999
7:45 to 9:00 A.M.

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a breakfast briefing with Donald Kennedy, Stanford University President emeritus


Donald Kennedy, professor at Stanford since 1960 (currently Bing Professor of Environmental Science), Co-Director of Stanford's Center for Environmental Science and Policy, and President of the University from 1980-1992, has maintained an ongoing interest in environmental policy issues. His present research program, conducted partially through the Institute for International Studies at Stanford, consists of interdisciplinary studies on the development of policies regarding such trans-boundary environmental problems such as: major land-use changes, economically-driven alterations in agricultural practice, global climate change, and the development of regulatory policies. Kennedy, with several colleagues, recently completed Environmental Quality and Regional Conflict, an analysis for the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. Don would like to share the thoughts and recommendations of this analysis with us on March 22.

Environmental Quality and Regional Conflict proceeds from the assumption that environmental quality, and in particular, degradation that may result from the rapid pace of environmental change, is likely to be a risk factor for future conflict-conflict between groups within a country, between nations or between regions. The study focuses on future problems that might arise as a consequence of population growth, climate change, resource shortages, land use and land cover change, and other vectors. Also examined are environmental hardships that may weaken state capacity, such as transboundary pollution (e.g., China and acid rain) or contests over shares resources (e.g., water rights in international rivers). What measures can or should be taken to avoid or lessen the likely problems?  Who should undertake these measures?

Kennedy, who chaired the Department of Biology at Stanford and helped create the Program in Human Biology, served as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during President Carter's administration. He currently chairs the Advisory Board of the Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education of the National Academy of Sciences.

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, N.W.
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, N.W.)
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 A.M.
Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $13.00 per person

Make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association and send them by March 19 to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20004, tel. (202) 783-5560, e-mail: tadlhock@aol.com

United States Naval Academy Tour, Concert, and Reception
Sunday, March 28

Come join us for a spring afternoon at the Naval Academy. We will begin with a half-mile walking tour led by CAPT Jo Dee Catlin Jacob, "Mayor of the Yard," BA '73, and Deputy for Operations at the Naval Academy. We will meet at 1:30 at the USNA Visitor Center right inside Gate 1. The tour, which includes a 10-min film at Visitor Center, will take us through athletic facilities, Memorial Hall and Bancroft Hall, the world's largest dormitory, housing over 4,000 Midshipmen.

The tour will end at 2:45 at the USNA Chapel, where the one-hour organ concert begins at 3 P.M. Internationally acclaimed university organist Monte Maxwell will perform an all Bach program, including J.S. Bach's ever-popular Little Fugue in G-minor as well as a unique performance of P.D.Q. Bach's Toote Suite for 4-hands. After the concert (approximately 4 P.M.), we will walk about 1 block to CAPT Jacob's quarters at 11 Porter Road for a reception with beverages and hors d'oeuvres. 11 Porter Rd is a Victorian mansion on historic "Captains Row" designated a National Historic site. The cost is $10 per person for the reception; the tour and concert are free.

Please send check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202 by Tuesday, March 23, (703) 486-0952 or DCSTANALUM@aol.com. If you would like to come on the tour, but will not stay for the reception, please let us know. If you would like to watch the Navy vs. Brown varsity baseball game, it begins at noon.

From Washington, D.C.: Take US Route 50 East for 35 miles and get off on Rowe Blvd., Exit 24. Take Rowe Blvd. 1.6 miles to where it deadends at College Ave. - make a left turn. Go to the first stop light, this will be King George St. - make a right turn. Follow King George St. for two blocks. Enter Gate 1, Visitor's Parking is on your right. Visitor's Center is located straight ahead as you come in the gate 1 on the right hand side.

From Baltimore: Take either Interstate 97 South to route 50. Follow route 50 to Rowe Blvd., Exit 24. Follow directions above.

Looking Ahead to April

Old Rag Mountain Hike
Saturday, April 17

Come enjoy the springtime with the WDCSA at Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. We'll follow with more information in next month's newsletter.

Christmas in April
Saturday, April 24

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in a nationwide volunteer effort. A team of Stanford alumni will help rebuild and refurbish a home in one of the District's neighborhoods. Look for more information in the April newsletter.


Membership Information: Erik Johnson, BA '91, MBA '97, (202) 363-0102,
Over 30s Singles: http://www.oursquare.com/members/over30dc
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe, MS '83, (301) 236-0570, robert.krahe@lmco.com
Newsletter: Callista Chen, BA '97 (202) 319-1841
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org