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Celebrate Swarthmore with President Valerie Smith
Start Date: 9/27/2017Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 9/27/2017End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:

Join President Valerie Smith at

The Phillips Collection, Goh Annex
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Enjoy the museum's galleries and a cocktail reception. Watch a film about how Swarthmore shapes students' lives. Hear a faculty-led panel discussion on leadership, communication, and entrepreneurship. 

Hear about the College’s comprehensive campaign and the difference it will make for:

• Connecting the liberal arts

• Building a more inclusive community

• Enhancing our social impact

• Creating vital campus spaces



K. Elizabeth Stevens (moderator) is an Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Swarthmore College. Elizabeth has led workshops on Communicating Science with Professor Tristan Smith and Persuasive Communication for the Center of Innovation and Leadership. She has also directed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Witold Gombrowicz’s Ivona Princess of Burgundia, Jonathan Franzen’s new translation of Wedekind’s Spring AwakeningThrough the Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz and an original opera for children by Professors Thomas Whitman and Nathalie Anderson entitled The Royal Singer. Before teaching at Swarthmore, she taught at Bryn Mawr College, where she directed Three Sisters, Big Love and Antigone. And before coming to Philadelphia, Elizabeth served as the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager at the Dallas Theater Center, where she taught, ran workshops, served as dramaturg and directed an acclaimed production of Margaret Edson’s Wit. She has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Jason Cummins '90 joined Brevan Howard in 2004 and is the Head of Research and Chief US Economist. In his role, he develops the firm’s outlook for the economy, politics and markets, advises the traders on portfolio management and manages the global research team. Jason is also a member of the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, a government appointed panel of external experts that has served the country for almost half a century. Formerly, Jason was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board, where he ran the Macro Forecasting team. Jason began his career in 1995 as an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and taught at Harvard University. Jason earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and graduated with high honors from Swarthmore College.

Sedinam Worlanyo ’17 is an alumna from Accra, Ghana who received a B.A. in Computer Science and Economic Development. She received a SwatTank Innovation Award, attended the CIL@SF trip, and was named the overall winner of the 2015 Tri-Co Hackathon. As a Lang Opportunity Scholar, Sedi's project was called YenAra Odoben Robotics. Her project goals included: increasing the critical and logical thinking skills of the students in Odoben; exposing the participants to a different side of STEM and to increase their confidence in STEM fields; encouraging problem-solving and a broad understanding of the use of technology. Sedinam also co-founded Dislabelled, an organization that works with people with disabilities and seeks to reform the special education system in Ghana. She also founded YenAra backpacks in 2015, a socially responsible for-profit business initiative that provides unique and functional African-inspired backpacks to an international marketplace. Sedi cuurently works at the TechChange, supporting service design and tech initiatives. She focuses on supporting partner learning objectives on the TechChange platform. 

Location Information:
Off Campus

Washington, D.C.
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-957-6111
Capitol Building

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