Institute for Education Celebrates
Belgian Ambassador Jan Matthysen and Mrs. Matthysen recently celebrated the 20th season of the Institute for Education’s Public Policy Roundtable (INFO) at their residence. Two hundred past INFO speakers, more than 20 ambassadors, several senators, representatives and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer heralded 20 years of civility, collaboration and problem solving. IFE and INFO Founder Coach Kathy Kemper reflected on how INFO led the way for more “spin-off” roundtables on the forefront of issues facing the capital city, our nation and the world. Ambassador Matthysen presented Ina Ginsburg with the 2011 IFE International Diplomacy Award for her efforts to promote civility and collaboration between D.C. and world leaders. Her acceptance remarks in three languages captured the global spirit of the event.