Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) to be honored at I-House Gala

Dear I-House alumni and friends,

Each year, I-House proudly celebrates and honors distinguished individuals who embody our mission to promote a world of greater understanding and peace.

Baroness Oona King (IH 1989 - 90) Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90)

This year, I-House honors Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) as I-House Alumna of the Year in recognition of her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google. Oona writes, “Really looking forward to returning to I-House (where I had the best year of my life)!”

Oona is a member of the House of Lords (a life-time appointment as Baroness King of Bow in January 2011), and former Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. Oona became a member of the House of Commons at the age of 29 – the second woman of color, and 200th woman elected to the British Parliament. Read Press Release (PDF)
See below for more Gala event details.

Celebration & Awards Gala at International House, Thursday, May 9, 2019

International House Celebration & Awards Gala
Thursday, May 9th
6:00 PM Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

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

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

Valet parking provided
Formal cocktail & international attire encouraged

RSVP by May 6th.

Eventbrite - 2019 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala

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Thank you to those who’ve already registered. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 9th!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to buy event tickets by phone, please contact us at (510) 642-4128 or

Visit to learn more.

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House LogoThe I-House Philanthropy, Alumni Relations & Communications Team
(510) 642-4128 |

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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