Speakers Table

Dr. Harlan Ullman on Why America Loses Every War It Starts

December 5, 2017

Dr. Harlan Ullman, Georgetown resident, discussed his latest book Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts with a capacity crowd on Thursday night at the City Tavern Club.

 

Dr. Ullman's book has been called a "must read" by former Secretaries of State General Colin Powell and Senator John Kerry and termed a combination of a Tom Clancy thriller with the gravitas of Karl Von Clausewitz by House of Cards creator Lord Michael Dobbs.

Dr. Harlan Ullman at City Tavern Club (Photo by: City Tavern Club) Dr. Harlan Ullman at City Tavern Club

 

The author points to the failure of presidents and administrations to use sound strategic thinking and have sufficient knowledge of the circumstances prior to deciding whether or not to employ force.

 

Recommended solutions begin with a "brains-based" approach to sound strategic thinking to address one of the major causes of failure--the inexperience of too many of the nation's commanders-in-chief. Ullman reinforces his argument through the use of autobiographical vignettes that provide a human dimension and insight into the reasons for failure.

 

An engaging speaker, Dr. Ullman regaled the audience with his engaging approach and in-depth understanding of recent military history. 

Dr. Ullman is a member of the City Tavern Club of Georgetown.


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Swedish Christmas Bazaar Dec. 2

November 14, 2017

 

Welcome to the Annual Swedish Christmas Bazaar

Saturday December 2

Doors open at 11:00 am and close at 4:30 pm

HOUSE OF SWEDEN 2900 K St, NW, Washington D.C.

✨One of America’s Best Holiday Markets ✨

 

Bring family and friends, shop for wonderful gifts and decor for the holidays, visit our Swedish café and

enter the raffle for a chance to win amazing prices!

 

The bazaar will conclude at 5:00 pm with a traditional

Lucia procession

 

Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from gifts, crafts, textiles, books and homemade bread to Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware, and our Swedish delicacies, such as “princesstårta” and “glögg”, is certain to get you in the spirit of the season.

 

The event ends with the traditional caroling by Swedish St Lucia Procession. SWEA Washington DCs “Julmarknad” attracts Scandinavians as well as tourists just passing by, and Americans from all around the area have made this an annual tradition.

 

The proceeds are used to fund SWEA Washington DC’s support of cultural events and grants.

 

The bazaar is held at House of Sweden, beautifully located at 2900 K St NW in Georgetown.

 

Please be advised that due to increased security, all strollers need to be parked outside and everyone entering the building will need to go through the metal detector. Doors close at 4:30 pm.

 


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Georgetown Design District for Fall Days of Design Nov. 2-4

October 9, 2017

Join the Georgetown Design District for Fall Days of Design, Nov. 2-4. The three-day scheduled event invites interior designers, design enthusiasts and shoppers alike to visit participating design and home furnishings stores for new collection launches, trunk shows and design consultations.

 

Fall Days of Design is hosted by the Georgetown Design District—DC’s original destination for 30+ design, fine home furnishings and accessories stores, set in the inspired environment of Georgetown’s historic and charming commercial district.

 

The event will officially kick off with a Days of Design Cocktail Crawl on Thursday, November 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Stop in participating showrooms for sips and snacks by Georgetown restaurants, and get a passport stamp at each one to be entered to win an amazing collection of prizes. 

 


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