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Jordan's Ambassador to Honor Jose Andres

May 23, 2019

Jordan’s Ambassador Dina Kawar and World Central Kitchen Chef /Founder José Andrés are known for their compassionate work with refugees and migrants.

Now, Her Excellency  Dina Kawar will honor Andrés at CARE’s Global Leaders Network reception on Tuesday, June 11, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C.  She will present him with the the GLN Humanitarian Action Award.

Jordan's Ambassador to United States Dina Kawar (Photo by: Embassy of Jordan) Jordan's Ambassador to United States Dina Kawar

Spanish-born Andrés -- arguably  the most respected chef and restaurant owner in the United States -- has spent considerable time in disaster zone in the past several years.

As a nominee for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Andrés earned good guy status when he traveled to Puerto Rico to feed the displaced following Hurricane Maria in 2017.  He prepared hot meals for survivors of the Camp Fire in California.  He set up food stations to help out federal workers during the last government shut down.

Andrés is the face of ThinkFoodGroup, the parent company behind Jaleo, Oyamel, Minibar, America Eats Tavern and other restaurants around the country, Ambassador Kawar is known for her universal work in promoting women’s rights as well as advancing the welfare of refugees and migrants.

Michele Flournoy (left) presents Canadian Minister marie-Claude Bibeau with a Global Leaders Network Humanitarian Award. (Photo by: Neshan Naltchayan) Michele Flournoy (left) presents Canadian Minister marie-Claude Bibeau with a Global Leaders Network Humanitarian Award.

Another CARE honoree will be Michéle Flournoy, co-founder of WestExec Advisors and former Undersecretary of Defense. She will receive the Global Peace, Development and Security Award.  Presenting the award will be Former Sen. Sam Nunn, chairman and founder of the Nuclear Theat Initiative. 

Global Leader Award recipients also will be Sen. John BoozmanSen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Marco Rubio. Also recognized for their achievementswill be Rep. Nina Lowey, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Kay Granger, ranking member of the Appropriations Committee

CARE's President and CEO Michelle Nunn will give opening introductions. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

The CARE awards reception is being co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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WFP Lists Modern Georgetown Penthouse

January 9, 2019

Washington Fine Properties is pleased to offer this stunning modern, sun-filled three bedroom, three and-a-half bath customized Georgetown penthouse in The Montrose at $2,550,000 situated on beautiful grounds and located directly across from beautiful Montrose Park. 

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This residence includes FOUR deeded parking spaces, a private elevator within the unit, open and airy floor plan, charming terrace off top floor.

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Distinguished by large luminous rooms, high ceilings, numerous built-ins, elegant finishes and views all the way into Virginia, this lovely apartment features a generously proportioned living/dining room with a gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves, separated from the kitchen by a marble-topped island.

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Sleek and white, the kitchen is outfitted with top of the line stainless steel appliances and has plentiful storage and counter space. There are two master suites (one of which is currently used as an office), a guest bedroom and an attractive study or television viewing area at the top of the stairs.


The unit has an interior elevator, a large capacity washer and dryer, four designated parking spaces in a gated lot and a spacious storage area in the building’s lower level.


Pet friendly.


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For more information and to schedule a visit, contact:


Heidi Hatfield or 202.243.1634


Anne Hatfield Weir or 202.243.1635


Andrea Hatfield or 202.243.1632

Tammy Gale or 202.243.1649

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'Nordic Impressions' at The Phillips Collection

October 3, 2018

Opening October 12, 2018 at The Phillips Collection is art from Åland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821–2018.  Nordic Impressions will be on view through January 13, 2019.


The exhibition celebrates the incredible artistic diversity of Nordic art, from idealized paintings of the distinctive Nordic light and untouched landscape to melancholic portraits in quiet interiors and mesmerizing video works that explore the human condition. While the question of what constitutes a distinctively Nordic art has been a constant debate, the art in the exhibition retains a certain mystique and focus on themes that have held a special place in Nordic culture for centuries: light and darkness, inner life and exterior space, the coalescence of nature and folklore, and women’s rights and social liberalism. 

Nordic Impressions demonstrates how Nordic artists have inspired each other across national boundaries while honoring deeply rooted cultural traditions.


The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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