Are Men Animals?: BCDC's 11th Annual Fall Membership Event

Brown Club of Washington, DC

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

November 16 2019, 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Are Men Animals?: BCDC's 11th Annual Fall Membership Event
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
BCDC Member - Event Ticket Only$20
Young Alumni ('15-'19) - Event Ticket + Membership$20
BCDC Non-Member - Event Ticket Only$25
Alumni - Event Ticket + Membership$45

Join us for
BCDC's 11th Annual Fall Membership Event! 

Professor of Anthropology Matthew Gutmann will visit from Brown to share research and insights from his new book, Are Men Animals: Toxic Masculinity . In a moderated conversation that will range far beyond the stereotype of "badly behaved men," Dr. Gutmann will be joined by two formidable alumnae who will lend perspectives from their impactful careers in social justice law and public media. The afternoon, hosted in the Shakespeare Theater Company's stunning Sidney Harman Hall, will include light fare and mingling with a diverse range of local alums.

Meet the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Matthew Gutmann
Professor of Anthropology, Watson Institute Faculty Fellow and Director, Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI)

is a professor of Anthropology at Brown, Director of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, and Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute. He is a visiting professor at both Colegio de México in Mexico City, Mexico, and Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. He has conducted research on United Nations Peacekeepers in Haiti and Lebanon, and served as Vice President (2009-2013) for International Affairs at Brown, leading efforts to build collaborative relationships with leading institutions and programs around the world.


Meet the Panelists:

Malika Saada Saar '92

Malika Saada Saar is Google's Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights. Before joining Google, Malika was co-founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Project for Girls (Rights4Girls), a human rights organization focused on gender-based violence against young women and girls in the U.S. She also served as Special Counsel on Human Rights at The Raben Group.

Newsweek and the Daily Beast have named Malika as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.” The Obama White House selected Ms. Saada Saar to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS.

Kitty Eisele '86  

Kitty Eisele '86 is an Emmy-award winning producer, writer, and editor who, in her words, "helps America tell its stories--on air, online and in public."  As editor of Morning Editionand Weekend All Things Considered for nearly two decades, she has determined the news agenda daily for millions of listeners. As a film producer with Ken Burns, she received an Emmy Award for her work on PBS's widely acclaimed The Civil War series. Ms. Eisele credits Brown for that formative job, having secured it largely based on a paper that she wrote about a Confederate general’s love letters, which she discovered in the John Hay Library as a student. 

Key Event Details:

In addition to the book talk and discussion, our event will include mingling with fellow alumni. Light fare will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Ticket prices include the option to purchase membership and thereby support BCDC's programming in 2019-2020. 

This is a Unity Event co-sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association's Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC), the Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC), and the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC). Unity Events provide a platform for alumni to celebrate diversity and address shared concerns, and serves as a robust resource for Brown's alumni affinity groups.

Ticket Options:

  • If you are a current BCDC member, please select the "BCDC Member - Event Ticket Only" option for a reduced price. 
  • If you are a member of the class of 2015 or later and do not currently have a membership, please select the "Young Alumni ('15-'19) - Event Ticket + Membership" option to claim your free membership and purchase your event ticket. 
  • If you are a member of the class of 2014 or earlier and would like to purchase a ticket to the event plus membership, please select the "Alumni - Event Ticket + Membership" option. 
  • If you are a non-member and would like to continue as a non-member, please select the "BCDC Non-Member - Event Ticket Only" option.  

BCDC membership offers discounts to events (such as this event and our annual holiday party) and supports our ongoing programming. Please contact Membership Chair Richard Willis '91 ( with any membership-related inquiries. We welcome all interest and look forward to hosting you!

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See Who's Coming

  • Alex Seitz-Wald
  • Elinor B. Bachrach
  • Michael M. Santos
  • Andrew S. Wong
  • Sarah F. Shabbir
  • Alberto Valladares
  • Kevin S. O'Brien
  • Marika B. Rosen
  • Sean J. Siperstein
  • Emily S. Dietsch
  • Benjamin C. Dalley
  • Eve G. Hoffman M.D.
  • Alison K. Hoagland
  • Lauren K. Toy
  • Pamela K. Arya
  • Adam R. White
  • Jonathan S. Eig
  • Karen L. Jerome M.D.
  • Willow Darsie
  • Richard L. Willis
  • Erinn Tobin
  • Edward R. Levin
  • Thomas A. Vilms
  • Sarah G. Vilms
  • Janice B. Kruger
  • Stacy E. Palmer
  • Diana E. Conway
  • Lisa A. Gilmore
  • David C. Shih
  • Anthony T. Teat
  • Daniel J. Moss