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  George Rupp '64, former President of Rice and Columbia Univs., now President - IRC  

SOLD OUT: Dinner - George Rupp '64 and Fellow Alumni ...

SOLD OUT for Tigers, Harvard + Columbia colleagues honoring George Rupp '64, President - International Rescue Committee. Sponsoredd by Harvard, Princeton, Columbia Clubs. DEADLINE: 5/04 ...


EVENT: Dinner with George Rupp (Princeton '64; Harvard Ph.D. '72)
and since 2002 President - The International Rescue Committee

DATE:   May 5, 2010
TIME:   6:45PM - 8:15PM ET

SITE: Litigation and Conference Center
Hogan and Hartson
555 13th Street, NW (lower level)
Washington, DC 20007

Description: A One Ivy Event sponsored by the Harvard Club,
Columbia University Club of DC and by The Princeton Club.
A special thanks to Ken Tamashiro, President of the CUDC
Club and to Lee Dudka, President of the Princeton Club.

NO WALK-INS, PLEASE. GUEST LIST is submitted on May 4th.

Please join us for a buffet dinner with wine and beer and soft drinks.
The menu will consist of grilled salmon, bread, salad, vegetables,
cookies, fresh fruit, tea coffee. If you require a vegetarian option,
please let us know.

President, The International Rescue Committee

George Rupp has been president of the International Rescue Committee
since July 2002. As the IRC’s chief executive officer, Dr. Rupp oversees
the agency’s relief and rehabilitation operations in 42 countries and its
refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United
States. In addition, he leads the IRC’s advocacy efforts in Washington,
Geneva, Brussels and other capitals on behalf of the world’s most
vulnerable people. His responsibilities regularly take him to IRC program
sites in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Before joining the IRC, Dr. Rupp was president of Columbia University.
During his nine-year tenure, he focused on enhancing undergraduate
education, on strengthening the relationship of the campus to surrounding
communities and New York City as a whole, and on increasing the
university’s international orientation.  At the same time, he completed
both a financial restructuring of the university and a $2.84 billion fundraising
campaign that achieved eight successive records in dollars raised.

Prior to his time at Columbia, Dr. Rupp served as president of Rice University,
where in the course of his eight years applications for admission almost tripled,
federal research support doubled, and the value of the Rice endowment rose
by more than $500 million to $1.25 billion.

Before going to Rice, Dr. Rupp was the John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity
and dean of the Harvard Divinity School. Under his leadership, the curriculum
of the school was revised to address more directly the pluralistic character of
contemporary religious life. Further developments included new programs in
women’s studies and religion, Jewish-Christian relations, and religion and

Born in New Jersey of immigrant parents, Dr. Rupp has studied and conducted
research for extended periods in both Europe and Asia. He was awarded an
A.B. from Princeton University in 1964, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School in 1967,
and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972. He is the author of numerous articles and five
books, including Globalization Challenged: Commitment, Conflict, and

He has served as Chair of the Association of American Universities and is
currently on the boards of Bioventures for Global Health, the Committee for
Economic Development, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for
International Education, InterAction, and the Josiah Macy Foundation.

George and his wife Nancy are parents of 2 adult daughters now teaching
and writing, one a scholarly expert in East Asia, the other specializing
in African studies, and the grandparents of two girls and three boys.

Hosted By:   Harvard Club of Washington DC
Contact:   Caren
Pauley - TEL: 202-337-1300 OR - E: Caren@harvard-dc.org

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