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The enclosed re-designed I-House Times is compelling evidence of the unique value of I-House as a world resource for global understanding.

To encourage your support to I-House—which makes critical scholarships available to residents with need—our Board of Directors will double all contributions made in December 2011 up to a total of $100,000!

Please make a gift or become a member—your support can represent "a turning point" in the lives of our residents, whose stories are profiled below.

Enjoy and best wishes for a happy holiday and joyous 2012.

Ambassador Martin Brennan
Executive Director

* I-House is reducing printed newsletters. Members and donors will continue to receive printed issues.  Electronic editions always available online!

In This Issue:
Robert Reich Reich & Fukuyama Launch Speaker Series
Internationally renowned thinkers and best-selling authors such as economist Robert Reich and political scientist Francis Fukuyama kicked off an expanded Speaker Series at I-House for 2011-12. Five lectures over four months this fall tackled issues ranging from the dangers of globalization to political behavior and American foreign policy. Full story.
Martin Brennan with Resident Council IH Executive Director, Ambassador Martin Brennan to Retire in 2012
I-House opens an international search for its fifth Executive Director in over 80 years as Ambassador Martin Brennan announces he will step down from the Executive Director role in July 2012 to pursue diplomacy, writing and academic pursuits.
Ambassador Martin Brennan, center, pictured with residents from I-House, has launched new intercultural courses and trainings as Executive Director. He recently announced his retirement in June, 2012. Full story.
Selina Makana Meet Our Residents
"There is a saying in Kenya: 'To educate a girl child is to educate an entire village,'" says Selina, who grew up in rural western Kenya before moving to Nairobi. She credits her parents with supporting her college education: "I wanted something more and different for myself. Being a first born in a large family of twelve, I wanted to set a good example for my siblings."
Name: Selina Shieunda Makana; Scholarship: Mouen-Makoua Gateway
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Crown Prince of Norway Visit Crown Prince of Norway Visit
It's not every day that a prince comes to I-House. On October 25th, His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway (IH 1997) returned "under the dome"— the place he knew as home while a political science post-graduate student at Cal. Executive Director Martin Brennan invoked the Norwegian proverb "Away is good; home is best" to welcome the royal entourage and guests at an intimate reception and award ceremony held in Haakon's honor in the Great Hall. Full story and video.
Sherry Warrick Sherry Warrick Celebration
Over 100 friends, family, current and former staff, and alumni honored Sheridan Warrick at a November 6th brunch following his 90th birthday earlier this year. Executive Director Martin Brennan and ED Emeritus Joe Lurie invited reminiscences from the crowd.The lively Nov. 6th event brought smiles to "first ladies of I-House" Giovanna Brennan and Betsey Warrick, and to all who enjoyed tribute songs by the Warrick's eldest son Dan and his daughter, IH Alumna Ali. Full story

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