WASHINGTON 2020 FEB 27th
2340 South Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
VUCA IMPACTS GLOBAL BUSINESS; GLOBAL HR &
MOBILE TALENT PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
REALITY CHECK …
FEB 27 (9am – 3) will be presented in an elegant landmark building; the historic home of President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th US president. The home (now museum) is located in the EMBASSY ROW neighborhood.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American statesman, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921, and was the leading architect of the League of Nations.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) served in office through World War I (1914-1918). An advocate for democracy and world peace, Wilson is often ranked by historians as one of the nation’s greatest presidents.
Wilson was a college professor, university president and Democratic governor of New Jersey before winning the White House in 1912. Once in office, he pursued an ambitious agenda of progressive reform that included the establishment of the Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission. Wilson tried to keep the United States neutral during World War I but ultimately called on Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917. After the war, he helped negotiate a peace treaty that included a plan for the League of Nations. Although the Senate rejected U.S. membership in the League, Wilson received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts.
President Woodrow Wilson House epitomizes the ‘Washington Scene’ and offers a unique glimpse into the history of our nation’s capital. GLOBALHRnews program will be held in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse; delegates will have the unique opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects.
Embassy Row is the informal name for the section of Massachusetts Avenue, NW between Scott Circle and the North side of the United States Naval Observatory, in which embassies, diplomatic missions, and other diplomatic representations are concentrated. It is fun to take a walking tour of the area as the architecture of these buildings are varied and fascinating to learn about. Embassy Row is home to a variety of small museums that are interesting to visit and provide exhibits on a range of topics from modern art to political memorabilia. For details, see a guide to Museums Near Dupont Circle.