Join us for our Celebration & Awards Gala, honoring Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

You are cordially invited to join the International House Board of Directors and International House Executive Director Hans Giesecke for an inspiring evening under the dome. Enjoy a festive red carpet entrance, where you will be greeted by I-House residents from around the globe.

Resident hosts on front steps

International House Berkeley proudly recognizes the 2017 award recipients:

Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966-67)
Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration

Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68)
Alumna of the Year

Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977-78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

Learn about our honorees and purchase tickets at

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

RSVPs kindly requested by April 14th

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond Rea

To register online or for more information, please visit
or call 510.642.0124

Formal cocktail & international attire encouraged.
Catering provided by International House.
Valet parking provided.

The Fund for I-House

Proceeds from the annual Celebration and Awards Gala benefit The Fund for I-House, a critical resource that provides life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and crucial maintenance to our historic home. Your support of this year’s Gala will help ensure current and future residents are able to live, learn, and grow under the dome, furthering the I-House mission of fostering intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more tolerant and peaceful world.

You can find more Gala 2016 photos on the International House Facebook page. We look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to this year’s Gala on April 27th!

View electronic Gala Invitation (PDF)

About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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