All-Ivy/Seven Sisters Dinner with Harvard Professor Tim McCarthy

Wednesday, May 10 in Richmond

The Harvard Club of Virginia invites you and your guest(s) to join us for dinner on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00 till 9:00pm at Brio Tuscan Grille at the Stony Brook Fashion Park in Richmond.  We welcome noted Harvard Professor Tim McCarthy Program Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Stanley Paterson Professor of American History.

Topic: "From Tom Paine to Trump's Tweets: How Media Culture Shapes American Politics" 

Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant. He holds a joint faculty appointment in Harvard’s undergraduate honors program in History and Literature, the Graduate School of Education, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty and Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

The adopted only son and grandson of public school teachers and factory workers, Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning teacher and advisor whose courses—“American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac,” “Stories of Slavery and Freedom,” and “Arts of Communication”—are consistently among the most popular and highly rated at Harvard.  He is the recipient of Harvard’s Stephen Botein Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2000), John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling (2003), Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Outstanding Thesis Advising (2002, 2009), Derek Bok Center Award for Distinction in Teaching (2006-2014), and the Dean’s Award for Distinction in Teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School (2009-2014).  In 2013, McCarthy was honored with the Stanley Paterson Professorship in American History.

Professor McCarthy graduated with honors in History and Literature from Harvard College, and earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.  He is a longtime resident of Quincy House in Harvard College, where he currently lives with his husband C.J. Crowder, a noted education reformer, and their dog, Jeter.


When:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 till 9:00pm

Where:  Brio Tuscan Grille, 9210 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA  23235; (804) 272- 2255    

Schedule:  Mixer 6:00 to 7:00;  dinner 7:00 to 8:00; Professor MCarthy’s presentation 8:00 to 9:00pm.


Reservations:  Seating is limited to the first 50 people to RSVP.  Please make your reservations soon.  Dinner will be off Brio's group dinner menu and will be ordered from and paid directly to Brio.  Dinner includes Brio Chopped Salad, plus choice of Pasta BRIO (gluten free) or Chicken Milanese.  Cost is $25.95 plus tax and gratuity.  Drinks may be ordered off the drink menu and the cost will be added to your dinner tab.  

The Harvard Club does not charge admission for this event, but you must RSVP by Sunday, May 7 at midnight at our Eventbrite website: .  We need to know how many meals to order.  If you RSVP and later have to cancel, please email Kim Chaffee as soon as you know in order to make room for another guest.           

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