From selling cognac to shaping a continent, Jean Monnet, known as one of the founding fathers of the European Union, spent a lifetime laying the groundwork for the post-World War II transatlantic alliance. Now, he’s getting a prime perch in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park.
The life of Mir Hussain, chronicled in the documentary “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan,” feels distant and foreign yet at the same time deeply relatable and personal.
Even if his invasion succeeds in toppling Ukraine’s government, Russian President Vladimir Putin has already lost.
It’s time for everyone, the media included, to understand the limits of an American presidency.
As the Biden administration approaches its first anniversary in power, it might be useful to explain one way in which Washington operates, even though it has not changed with the transition from Trump to Biden. This feature of American statecraft, which is often misunderstood, is the uniquely American tradition of selling the title of “ambassador.”
The Hirshhorn’s exciting new experimental exhibition “Laurie Anderson: The Weather” careens through time and theme in a highly effective and often perfectly discordant approach to the artist’s pioneering career.
Tiny inanimate figurines in dollhouse-like boxes give life — and a face — to the universal yearning for happiness and a home in “Flight” at Studio Theatre.
After a pandemic pause, the Meridian Ball was back in full swing — safely, of course.
Anna Gawel and Eric Ham give a candid talk about what went wrong in Afghanistan, what, if any, the long-term repercussions will be, and why there are no easy answers when it comes to a country known as the graveyard of empires.
As the world grapples with new realities and a once-in-a-generation pandemic, multinational corporations are shifting priorities to meet new business climates and polarizing policy environments. Philip Morris International, no stranger to controversy, offers audiences a look at how this longstanding company is navigating the new normal to remain viable in the 21st century.
The Hillwood Estate explores the 1920s through the eyes of founder Marjorie Merriweather Post, offering a flashy and fabulous look at the Roaring Twenties through one of the wealthiest figures of the age.
Carlos Elizondo, White House social secretary and longtime aide to first lady Jill Biden, was among the guests at the Meridian International Center’s annual celebration of embassy social secretaries and cultural attachés.
Our audiences and artists are increasingly ready to return and have overwhelmingly done the right thing by getting vaccinated. The thing rooted in respect. Now our venues across the D.C. region should very carefully consider doing the same.
Since Christopher Columbus first disembarked on the island of Cuba in the 15th century and brought infectious disease on an unsuspecting population, foreigners have dictated Cuba’s destiny. Irrespective of which great power was at play, all have pursued a similar course of action: Might is right. Little has changed in the intervening centuries.
Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis participated in a wide-ranging discussion with Anna Gawel on Global 360, produced by The Washington Diplomat, on July 8.
On June 19, Little Lady Liberty embarked on a similar trek that her big sister took 135 years ago, crossing the Atlantic to join her full-size sibling on Ellis Island for America’s Independence Day. She was then trucked to D.C. to be displayed on the lawn of the French ambassador’s residence just in time for France’s Bastille Day.