Location: Embassy of Italy
WL SPONSORED – Photos be Betsy Spruill Clarke
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS: A major anniversary honoring Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) for their Congressional refugee protection efforts and CNN founder Ted Turner, who was “interviewed” by the network’s ace foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour about his savvy news sense and philanthropic impulses. MAGIC MOMENT: Turner recalling that U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan “nearly fainted” at his revelation of a $1 billion gift to the U. N. Foundation. CELEB SCENE: Emcee Sam Waterston charmed the crowd despite a lengthy program, Richard Holbrooke spoke about Pakistan, and actor Matt Dillon ventured into foreign policy matters along with of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Wolf Blitzer, Kara Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Richard Ben-Veniste, poker star Annie Duke, and event chairmen Michael and Mariella Trager.