Board Member of the Year.
Honors Hamilton, Isaacson, and Raad
Hamilton, Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker.
House honored Lee H. Hamilton as guest of honor and keynote
speaker at the fifteenth annual Celebration and Awards Gala on May
7. As a United States Congressman for thirty-four years, Mr. Hamilton
established himself as a leading congressional voice on foreign
affairs. During his tenure, he served as Chairman and Ranking Member
of the House Committee on International Relations and chaired the
Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. He made significant
contributions to promoting democracy and market reform in the former
Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as well as promoting peace and stability
in the Middle East. Mr. Hamilton, who is Director of the Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars and Vice-Chairman of the
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,
was honored for his exceptional contributions to international understanding.
Isaacson was honored as Board Member of the Year at the spring
gala. He is an internationally recognized real estate development
management expert who has served on the International House Board
of Directors continuously since 1988 except for a one-year break.
As Chair of the I-House Executive and House Committees, Glenn has
played a leadership role in shaping the ten-year building renovation
program. His distinguished career includes 40 years of public and
private real estate development, consulting, and urban renewal.
Currently a principal and CEO at Conversion Management Associates,
Inc., he also has served as Deputy Director of the San Francisco
Redevelopment Agency. His projects include the development of Oakland's
City Center and Jack London Square, successful presentation of the
Lucasfilm proposal to San Francisco's Presidio Trust and completion
of the new Lucasfilm Headquarters Ranch in Marin. Glenn and his
Swiss-born wife, Gaby, enjoy meeting I-House residents and frequently
invite students to their home or for a sail on San Francisco Bay.
Raad, an architect, traveler, a running and tennis enthusiast, and
former I-House Board member was honored as Alumnus of the Year.
He has played a key role in the renovation program at International
House, bringing it into the present while maintaining its architectural
heritage. George served on the Board from 1992 to 2001 and co-chaired
the House Committee. He also served on the Executive Committee and
is a current member of the House Committee. George was born and
raised in Jerusalem, Palestine, and came to International House
at a time when veterans and many whose lives had been disrupted
by the war were streaming into the University to get an education.
It was a time remembered by alumni as The Golden Age, filled with
hope for building a peaceful world. Mr. Raad earned his bachelor's
and master's degrees in architecture from UC Berkeley. As a principal
with the firm of Raad/Uesugi and Associates in San Francisco, his
architectural projects include motion picture theaters, retail stores,
and shopping centers. George and his wife, Lorraine, are frequent
participants in I-House activities.