The tiny principality of Monaco may be home to less than 40,000 people, but it’s embarking on two big initiatives this fall that both celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Join The Washington Diplomat for its latest Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) on Thursday, September 6, at the Line DC hotel featuring Ambassador of Monaco Maguy Maccario Doyle along with Ellen Stofan, the first woman to head the National Air and Space Museum.
Ambassador Maccario Doyle will preview Monaco’s celebration of the 300th anniversary of New Orleans in November, when a series of cultural and culinary events will mark the deep historical ties between Monaco and the Big Easy. Also in November, Monaco commemorates 60 years of NASA with its “Pioneers and Innovators of Our Time” program featuring some of today’s preeminent leaders in air and space travel and technology.
Ellen Stofan, who previously served as chief scientist at NASA, will discuss future trends in space, including the search for life on Mars, NASA’s achievements over the last six decades and potential future collaborations between the space agency and the private sector.
The event will be moderated by Anna Gawel, managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, who has written more than 100 articles on world affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy, national security, travel, arts and culture.
Housed inside a 110-year-old historic church in Adams Morgan, the Line DC is the product of a community effort by local chefs, bartenders, artists and designers to deliver a hotel experience unlike any other in the region.