October 4, 2010

Scott Eblin’s Blog

Check out Scott Eblin’s recent blog …he attended our HRLF event on October 1st with T.R. Reid and touches on the current plight in Haiti…see what you think!
October 3, 2010

Dr. Muhammad Yunus Appeared on The Simpsons

Make sure to watch the full episode here! On Sunday night, October 3rd, Professor Muhammad Yunus made his animation debut on FOX’s The Simpsons. In the episode, Professor Yunus – 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank – teaches Lisa Simpson about the power of microfinance to lift poor people out of poverty. Off screen, Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa, is a Grameen Foundation supporter who has witnessed the Grameen Foundation’s work in Haiti. You can […]
May 19, 2010

Hooks Book Events Featured in the Washington Flyer Magazine (May/June 2010 Issue)

Book Mavens Changing minds one event at a time (by Chloe Thompson) Perry Pidgeon Hooks’ success may have come from above. The co-founder and president of Hooks Book Events ( says she has “the book goddess” to thank. But whether a higher power is at work or just Hooks’ intuition, she and her books have not failed to impress. The women-owned D.C.-based company facilitates public and private events for corporate, personal and government groups by inviting many New York Times […]
April 20, 2010

Greater Washington Board of Trade Hosted Maria Bartiromo

Date: Friday, April 30, 2010 Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm Location: The Liaison Capitol Hill 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington DC  20001 Event hosted by Greater Washington Board of Trade About the Authors – Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated (to over 200 stations) Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, rated as the most-watched financial news program. Earlier in her career she was a […]
April 12, 2010

April 20-21, 2010 – Come See The Rock Bottom Remainders!

The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders—featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark—kicks off their 2010 Wordstock tour in Washington. The first event in DC is on Tuesday, April 20, at 8 pm, called “Besides the Music: a Conversation with the Rock Bottom Remainders,” hosted by veteran newsman Sam Donaldson (at Sidney Harman Hall in The Harman Center […]