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World Affairs Gala!

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We went to the Ritz-Carlton for the World Affairs Council's 36th annual Global Education Gala

World Affairs Gala!

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was honored with the International Public Service Award; he was also the keynote speaker. We snapped him with his wife, Stephanie CarterCarsen Zarin, and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg

World Affairs Gala!

South African Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu was honored with the Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award. He's with Embassy Liaison Jan Du Plain and National Press Club's Kevin Wensing. The World Affairs Council expands awareness of geopolitical, business, and civil society issues in our interconnected world. 

World Affairs Gala!

National Geographic CEO Gary Knell received the Global Communications Award from Raytheon's David Trulio for their efforts to preserve world wildlife through innovative social media.

World Affairs Gala!

A lively VIP reception preceded the main program. Here, New Leaders Council's Richard Fowler, GW's Frank Sesno, and TYT Network's Praveen Singh.

World Affairs Gala!

Guests were treated to a three-course dinner featuring a delicious beef tenderloin and risotto. Here, Harvard Business School Club of DC President Antonio Alves, Islander Ginger Beer's Georgia Dunn, Washington Life's John Arundel, and Future Life CEO John Kilmer.