How We Won
Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
a presentation by
Dr. Aaron C. Belkin, Brown Class of 1988
Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University &
Founder and Director of the Palm Center
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Reception with refreshments and light fare
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Aaron’s presentation followed by Q & A
UC San Diego
International House, Grand Hall Asante 123AD
9500 Gilman Drive, 0550, La Jolla, CA 92093
For directions and parking in Pangea Parking Structure: Click here
No charge to attend but please RSVP by September 23 online here so we can plan for seating and refreshments.
(If you don’t have an account, you can register as a “non-registered user.”)
Please contact Kristen Greider ’08 at [email protected] or
Ginny McQueen ’81 at [email protected] or at 401.863.9598
About the Program and the Speaker
In his talk, Dr. Aaron C. Belkin ’88 will discuss the 17-year struggle to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation, which banned lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military. Belkin, a scholar with more than a decade of hands-on experience in the repeal campaign, shares an insider’s perspective on the strategies that he and others used to encourage a change of mind – and change of heart — in the American people and its Congress.
Dr. Belkin founded the Palm Center, an institute that produces scholarship designed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues. He has been one of the nation’s leading advocates on the gays-in-the-military issue for more than a decade. For more information on Dr. Belkin, click here .
We will also be joined at this event by Todd Andrews ’83, VP of Alumni Relations and Ginny McQueen ’81, Associate Director of Regional and Faculty Programs. They will be traveling from Providence and are looking forward to meeting the Brown Community in San Diego!
Student Send-Off Reception Featuring Professor Peter Andreas
La Jolla Country Club
August 4, 3-5p.m.
Professor Peter Andreas, Brown Professor of Political Science and International Studies, drops in on this year’s First-Year Student Send-Off Reception on August 4th from 3-5pm at the La Jolla Country Club*. Peter will share his wisdom on life at Brown and speak about his book “Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade made America.” To purchase a copy of the good professor’s book, click here. He will be happy to sign it!
Admission to the event is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, click here.
The Brown University Club of San Diego thanks Patti & Alon Garay ’79, P’16 and Gini & David Meyer P’16 for hosting the 2013 Send-Off event!
*Please Note: Dress Code at the La Jolla Country Club specifies no gym shorts, cut-offs, tank tops, tee shirts, cargo shorts/pants or any denim.
Reception for Sideways actor Zoe Chao ’08
La Jolla Playhouse
August 16, 6-8p.m.
On Friday August 16th, meet rising star Zoe Chao ’08, who plays a lead character in the new comedic play Sideways at La Jolla Playhouse. Join us for a private reception from 6-8pm in the Playhouse’s rehearsal room.
The magic happens during the Playhouse’s Foodie Friday event, where a ticket to the night’s 8pm performance also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew and wine tasting!
To purchase tickets for the August 16th performance at a 20% discount, click here and use the promo code SDBROWN. The discount is good through August 2nd.
For questions, please contact brownalumniclub[email protected]
Thursday, April 25th
525 B Street, Ste 2200, San Diego
Join Ivy alumni and friends for a fun, interactive evening with radio host, public speaker, lexicographer and journalist Grant Barrett (Columbia ’02). Barrett is co-host and co-producer of A Way with Words, a nationally syndicated radio show headquartered and produced in San Diego. He’s also the author of two books, and, as a lexicographer specializing in slang and new words, a contributor to dozens of dictionaries.
Ivy Plus community members will enjoy light gourmet supper fare from uberfood, a new San Diego-based food delivery service founded by Gen Furukawa ’04 that offers freshly-prepared organic and locally sourced meals for the home and office.
“A Lively Defense of Slang” is hosted by Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP and co-sponsored by the Brown Club of San Diego, Columbia Club of San Diego, Harvard Club of San Diego, MIT Club of San Diego, and the Princeton Club of San Diego.
To purchase tickets, which include one glass of beer or wine, go to: