Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diplomacy Through Food: International Dinner 2014

The SAIS International Dinner is an annual tradition at SAIS, and is one of the most popular events of the year.  It’s organized by the SAIS Student Government Association (SGA), but it’s the collaboration between the SGA and numerous student organizations that make this event such a success.  Various clubs and other student volunteers prepare food and cultural performances from around the world to share with the SAIS community, and many students will dress in traditional garb from around the globe.

Check out the photos below!
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The China Club finishes setting up their food.
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SAISers serving traditional Vermont fare, including apple pie with Vermont cheddar.
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The Philippines table had delicious food, especially the lumpia and chicken adobo (pictured below).
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Students at the Middle East and North Africa Club (MENA) table.
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Students at the Korea table in traditional garb.
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The students at the Russia and Eurasia Club table were looking very festive.
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The Africa Association had foods representing various countries of both Africa and the African diaspora.
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The Chai club performed a medley of traditional, modern, and Bollywood dances.
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A hilarious impression of the U.S. President captured the tone of the evening perfectly.
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The event was standing-room only.
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A group of students performed a short musical set.
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The Taiwanese Association won the Best Taste Award for 2014.
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The Korea Club won the Best Presentation Award for 2014.
For more pictures of the 2014 International Dinner, check out the SAIS Observer’s photo essay of the event: International Dinner a Tasty Success.
Thanks for reading!
–Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions