Alumni Weekend Details.Doc


Friday 30 April


6pm Professor John Harper's debate class, Major Issues in U.S Foreign Policy. These debates, a Bologna Center tradition since 1986, using a four-person debate format examine controversial issues facing U.S. foreign policy.


Cocktail reception immediately following


Dinner—each class to decide if they want to go out to dinner together.  Bologna Center staff will assist with reservations.

Saturday 1 May


10 am  address by Ambassador Marisa Lino, Director of the Bologna Center

11am Panel-- experts in international trade, the Asian and European economies and political economy. They will discuss "Regionalism versus Multilateralism: a false choice?"


Immediately followed by lunch for alumni on the roof terrace


Class dinners at restaurants around Bologna will be organized by Bologna Center Staff




Sunday 2 May


An optional lunch in the hills outside Bologna (there is an extra charge)





Registration is €90. You may pay in cash or credit card; you card will be debited in euros. Spouses or guests will be admitted for an additional €60 euro for a combined. €150. Alumni couples (if both of you graduated from the Bologna Center) get a discount of €140. Couples of "mixed" marriages (if one is SAIS DC only), you also receive a discount.


Last year's weekend beat all records with more than 200 registering and even more actually turning up. PLEASE pre-register so that we will be sure to have enough food and wine!  Also as people register it will posted on the website so you can see which classmates are planning to come. 


You can pre-register online:


Please note due to adding a new runway, Bologna Airport will close from Monday 3 May to 2 July so you may want to make your flight plans accordingly.  Should your travel plans keep you in Bologna after 3 May, flights will leave the area but most likely from another nearby airport (such as Forli, 45 minute drive).  Airlines have not yet announced the airport(s) from which their flights will depart. The Bologna Center will keep all alumni informed.