The President's Lecture Series

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Feb 28, 20112:00 AM

The President’s Lecture SeriesAbsurd Thoughts and Dangerous Ideas – How to Employ Creativity in Any Field
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

DateFebruary 28, 2011

Time2:00 pm

LocationTWC’s Residential and Academic Facility (RAF)
1005 3rd St., NE,
Washington, DC –


  • Eliot Pfanstiehl, Chief Executive Officer, Strathmore
  • Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D. Chief, Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLB)
  • Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, President, Strathmore
  • Ron D. Kaplan, Principal with City Street Properties and Co-Managing Principal of Streetscape Partners

WelcomeThe President’s Lecture Series is part of The Washington Center’s Leadership Forum – a set of activities that enriches students’ experience by helping them understand leadership and the opportunities they have to contribute to their community locally, nationally and internationally.  Students have the opportunity to hear and engage with speakers, are introduced to public policy debates and gain access to the people who shape them. 

Now more than ever, the measure of one’s success will be tied to his/her ability to dream big, imagine the impossible, ask bold questions, develop creative solutions, fail fast, and embrace what may, at first, seem absurd.  You will hear how creativity is being used in medicine, the arts, and business, and explore how you can begin to innovate and change the world.
The dress code is business professional


TWC Residential and Academic Facility (RAF)
1005 3rd St., NE, Washington, DC – 3rd & K Sts., NE
Take the RED line train in the direction of Glenmont to the New York Ave stop.  Exit via the M St. exit.  Turn left on M St. Turn right on 3rd St.  The building will be on your left between L and K Sts.

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