2017 Introductory Session & Alumni Reunion Session Overview

*ATTENTION* Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the date of the event is now TUESDAY, September 5th. If you had previously submitted an RSVP payment and can no longer attend due to the date change, please contact us at semxxi@mit.edu to receive your refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The 2017 Introductory Session and Seminar XXI Alumni Reunion will be held TUESDAY, September 5, 2017 at the National Press Club. This year’s session will feature guest speaker Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Reminder: Please note that to accommodate the ever-growing demand for attendance to the event, we have made some structural changes to the session: 

  • There is a nominal fee of $35.00 for the dinner for Alumni participants.
  • There will be an open cash bar for the cocktail hour.
  • This event is for Seminar XXI fellows and alumni only. We DO NOT accommodate spouses.

Dress Code:
Business attire (coat and tie)
Military: Formal uniforms or business attire (Summer white uniforms are acceptable)

Evening Schedule:
5:00 - 6:30 PM: Cocktail Hour
6:30 - 7:40 PM: Introduction & Keynote Speaker
7:40 - 9:00 PM: Dinner and Q&A

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