Greeking Out

What do Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, Walmart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris have in common? They’re all Greek Americans and they’re getting together today at Georgetown. Beginning around 11:30AM, Paul will moderate a discussion on “The Next Generation of Giving Back,” about public service and mentorship in the Greek American community. The conversation is part of an event that will reward student groups for community service proposals they’ve crafted.

I’ve got a feeling Paul won’t resist asking Sarbanes about his upcoming election against a bartender–and his serpentine, gerrymandered district that a Republican activist has recently challenged in court. For my part, I’d like to see the panel smack down Mitt Romney’s talk that Obama’s spending habits will turn the US into “Greece.” With his fierce austerity budget and avowal of tight monetary policy, it seems that he’s got it backwards.

Click here to catch the livestream.

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Simon van Zuylen-Wood

Simon van Zuylen-Wood is a writer for Philadelphia Magazine.