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Essential Event Info

W H A T :

  • Reception, Dinner & Documentary Film with Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin and Director Michele Ohayon
  • Dinner & Remarks: Running time 110 minutes.
  • Film: Running time 115 minutes.
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Discussion after the film with the Ambassador and the Director.
  • This film is "NR" (not rated). We suggest "PG".

  • W H E N :

  • Tuesday, June 1, 5:30 pm

  • Event Schedule
  • 5:30 pm: reception for Ambassador Chamberlin.
    6:00 pm: dinner and remarks.
    7:15 pm: film seating.
    7:30 pm: film begins.
    9:20 pm: post-film discussion.

    W H E R E :

  • Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011   859-491-2030
  • Easy Access, Free Parking:
    Printable PDF parking map
    Printable JPG parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions

    T I C K E T S :

  • Tickets for the dinner are $25* for members of the Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati; $30* for all others.
  • The film is presented as a public service - there is no admission charge. However, tickets are required, see below.
  • For this event, there are no discounts for students, Enjoy the Arts members or WVXU Perks members.

  •  * NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the CARNEGIE incurs a $1.00 facility charge IN ADDITION to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and tix sold at the door.

    How to get Tickets

    You may reserve seats for
  • the dinner only,
  • the dinner and the film,
  • the film only,
    by contacting Ms. Kathy Strunk at 513 651 6166 during business hours;
    or, on Monday May 31, by calling CWC at 859 781 8151.

    Your reservation will be honored at the Carnegie Box Office, where you can pick up your dinner and/or film tickets.

  • Phone, 859.781.8151, Mon-Sat 9a-6p, voicemail 24x7
  • Email, via "Contact" in the Main Menu

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    Buffet Menu

    Flank Steak Pinwheels with Scallions and Horesradish Mayonnaise
    Blackened Salmon with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Field Greens & Onion in Pita
    Roast Turkey with Smoked Tomato, Apple Chutney and Brie on Croissant
    Pesto Cheese Torte with Fresh Fruit & Crackers
    Vegetable Crudités with Gorgonzola
    Cash Bar

    About the Foreign Policy Leadership Council

    The Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati (FPLC) is a regional Cincinnati organization comprised of former government officials, academics, business leaders, writers and emerging leaders who seek to help shape the next generation of thinking about US foreign policy, its domestic impact and America's place in the world.

    The FPLC is an affiliate of the National Security Network of Washington, D.C., one of the nation's leading nonpartisan organizations devoted to serious study, analysis and education about national security and foreign policy.

    Foreign Policy Leadership Council
    of Greater Cincinnati
    2200 PNC Center, 201 East Fifth Street,
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    Joseph Dehner, Chairman
    Juliet Zavon, Secretary, 513 333 0688


  • ~ 1 Night Only ~
    Two Exceptional Women

    Cincinnati World Cinema :: IJA Cast
    Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin
    and Filmmaker Michéle Ohayon
    visit Cincinnati for a
    Reception, Dinner & Docmentary Film Screening

    CINCINNATI WORLD CINEMA is delighted to collaborate with The Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati (FPLC) as they host Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin and filmmaker Michéle Ohayon at a reception and dinner to be held at 5:30 pm, Tuesday June 1, at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington. (See the Event Schedule in the left-hand panel.)

    THE EVENING WILL FOCUS on events in Pakistan and Afghanistan and our country's options for increasing stability and reducing terrorism. Following the dinner and remarks by the Ambassador, at 7:30 pm the FPLC and Cincinnati World Cinema (CWC) will present the documentary film SOS: State of Security, in which Ambassador Chamberlin is featured. Moderated by CWC director Timothy Swallow, the post-film Q&A will include Ambassador Chamberlin and Israeli/US filmmaker Michéle Ohayon.

    "THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL EVENT for FPLC members, friends and the general public," said Joseph Dehner, Chairman of the FPLC of Greater Cincinnati. "We will have an off-the-record conversation with the Ambassador about terrorism, Pakistan and Afghanistan - the major foreign policy issues of our time."

    AS US AMBASSOR TO PAKISTAN, Wendy Chamberlin played a pivotal role in that country's participation in the campaign against al Qaeda after 9/11/01. Her deep background in counter-terrorism includes Director of Global Affairs and Counter-Terrorism at the National Security Council (1991-93) and as Assistant Administrator in the Asia-Near East Bureau for USAID (2002-2004), she directed civilian reconstruction programs throughout the Middle East and East Asia. An advisor to US Government officials and broadcast news commentator, Ambassador Chamberlin has been President of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. since 2007.

    "IN THE DOCUMENTARY FILM released this year, SOS: State of Security, former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke demystifies the role of government and how we can take control over its actions. The film looks at the U.S. and the world, bringing new hopes and ways to avoid future failures. It also brings to the surface hidden threats that must be addressed immediately, and makes transparent the role of Government towards the individual. SOS offers guidelines and solutions from Wendy Chamberlin, James Dobbins (Special Envoy for Afghanistan), Mark Lowenthal (CIA, Ret. and National Intelligence Council, Ret.), Bruce Reidel (CIA, Ret. And NSC, Ret.), Mark Lowenthal, Juliette Kayyem, Rand Beers and others.

    BORN IN CASABLANCA and raised in Israel, Michéle Ohayon graduated from Tel Aviv University and made her first three films in that country, including Lahatz, which won the Best Israeli Film Award in 1984. Ohayon moved to Los Angeles in 1987 and her directorial efforts have included the documentary It Was A Wonderful Life, narrated by Jodie Foster; Colors Straight Up, an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature Film; Cowboy Del Amor, and Steal a Pencil for Me.

    MICHÉLE OHAYON is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as a member of the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) and the Producer's Guild of America (PGA). She is a founding board member of Cinewomen and her goal as filmmaker is to tell good, truthful stories about real people and to make films that open hearts and minds.

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