Luncheon honoring Peter Edelman '58 &LL.B . '61, recipient of our 2011 Public Service Award

Prof. Peter Edelman is at Georgetown University Law Center and serves as Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy


Professor Edelman has been on the faculty of the  Georgetown University Law Center since 1982. He took leave during President Clinton's first term to serve as Counselor to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and then as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Professor Edelman has been Associate Dean of the Law Center, Director of the New York State Division for Youth, and Vice President of the University of Massachusetts. He was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and was Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy's Presidential campaign in 1980. Earlier, he was a Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and before that to Judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice as Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General John Douglas.

Professor Edelman's book, Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, was published by Houghton-Mifflin in January 2001. He co-authored Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, which was published by the Urban Institute in 2006, and is the author of many articles on poverty, constitutional law, and issues about children and youth. His article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled, "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done" received the Harry Chapin Media Award.

Peter Edelman has chaired and been a board member of many organizations and foundations. He is currently chair of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission, board chair of the Public Welfare Foundation and the National Center for Youth Law, board president emeritus of the New Israel Fund, and a board member of the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and a half dozen other nonprofit organizations. He has been a United States-Japan Leadership Program Fellow, was the J. Skelly Wright Memorial Fellow at Yale Law School, and has received numerous honors and awards for his work. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The luncheon will consist of University Club salad, filet of salmon
Broccoli Tartlet, Cesar’s Herb Roasted Potato
Corn Cream Sauce, variety of freshly baked breads
& sweet butter, University Club chocolate dome dessert
coffee, decaffeinated coffee
& a selection of tea

Cost:$65. for HCW members/$85. for Nonmembers 

A vegetarian main course of a vegetable
wellington (mixed grilled vegetables wrapped in phyllo dough) is the other luncheon option.

Also, gluten free, kosher and halal food is available if you contact our offices.

 Caren Pauley at


From Farragut West (Orange & Blue Line)
Exit Farragut West Station on the 17th Street end.
Once outside, you will be at the corner of 17th & I Street
Head East for two blocks until you get to 16th Street.
Turn Left and go 2 ½ blocks, passing K and L Streets.
The University Club is the 3rd building on your right after L Street.

From Farragut North (Red Line)
Exit L Street
You will be on L & 17th Street, head East on L Street.
Once you get to 16th Street, cross the Street and head left.
The University Club will be on your right after you pass the Russian Ambassador's Residence

VALET PARKING is offered by the University Club for a  modest fee.

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After registering for this event, be sure to indicate your choice of main course on the RSVP page.