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2011 Alumni Gatherings Worldwide

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San Francisco Reunion June 1, 2011


On June 1st, Christopher Zand (IH 2000-01), Vice President of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, and Martin Brennan co-hosted a vibrant networking event at Bernstein's offices in San Francisco's Financial District. Against a spectacular evening skyline, attendees enjoyed wine, sushi and historical video clips celebrating eight decades of I-House's commitment to global understanding.


New York Reception

NY reunion

Ambassador Kenneth Taylor (IH 1957-59) and Dr. Patricia Taylor (IH 1958-60), who first met at I-House, hosted a reception at their Manhattan apartment on May 19th (see Notable Alumni on web site). The intimate occasion was enjoyed by a group of some of I-House's most loyal supporters, with much discussion on the role I-House plays as a connector of people from all over the world. In recognizing the Taylor's warm and generous hospitality, Brennan said: "At I-House Ken and Pat opened their hearts to each other and here in New York they open their home to I-House."


1980s Reunion

1980s reunion Alf W. Brandt (IH 1985–87) organized an 80s gathering that drew alumni from as far away as Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. The reunion spanned the weekend including a Saturday hike at Angel Island with children (aka future residents) and Sunday Brunch at I-House amid laughter and conversation. Executive Director Martin Brennan hosted a reception where reminiscences of days past were shared including the impact of I-House on world views. "I-House contributed to my belief in public service and the transformative power of education – both of which I am still involved in at Edinburgh University." shared Alumna Sara Welham (IH 1985–86).


Washington D.C.

Washington DC reunion

On May 18th, Executive Director Martin Brennan hosted a reunion event at the kstreet lounge, in the heart of the capital's chic dining district, which was attended by over 30 alumni. Guests enjoyed catching up with each other over food and drink, and learning more about I-House's new initiatives in intercultural leadership trainings.


Beijing, China

Beijing reunionIn July Martin Brennan and wife Giovanna met with I-House alumni for a mini-reunion (pictured from left: Libei Tian, Martin, Giovanna, Brenda Bing and Eric Schaffer)




ElderhostelThe 6th gathering of "Califriends" in Europe was held in Imola, Italy. David Sulitzer writes: "So three years after meeting in I-House in summer 2008, we still see each other and retain the Berkeley spirit! (pictured from left: Koen Peeters, David Sulitzer, Gilia Lolli Ceroni, Tara Chirimar)


Plan Your Own Reunion at I-House or Elsewhere!

Would you like to get together with I-House friends? Using Facebook, LinkedIn, and email, you can spread the word and plan your own reunion at I-House or elsewhere. The Office of Alumni Relations can help! For more information, email ihalumni@berkeley.edu.