Professional DC: About Town
August 22, 2018
Washington, DC is the political capital of the United States. But, what else does it have to offer? NYU DC Dialogues led yet another student workshop where students visited various innovative and diverse organizations in the heart of the nation's capital on the Professional DC walking tour.
In this Fall's Professional DC tour, students visited the following prominent organizations: Groom Law Group, MemoryWell, Brookings Institution, The Phillips Collection, and the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland. Students will visit the Mexican Cultural Institute at a later date.
Learn a little bit more about these organizations below:
Groom Law Group Our extensive experience, our collaborative approach, and our proven record of success make us the leaders in benefits, retirement, and health care law. We’re the nation’s foremost benefits, retirement, and health care law firm. We built our success over decades of solving complex benefits challenges in the public and private sectors, providing innovative legal solutions, value and true partnership to our clients every step of the way. At Groom, the brightest and most accomplished practitioners of benefits, health care, and retirement law are not just accessible to one another via remote access—they’re right down the hall.
Embassy of Mexico (Cultural Institute)
The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States by sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community. Since its establishment in 1990, the Institute has succeeded in presenting diverse, ongoing cultural programs and has become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington. Over the past two decades, the Institute has developed cultural programming in partnership with many institutions in the nation's capital including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, among others.
MemoryWell Moving my dad into long-term Alzheimer’s care was one of the hardest days of my life. And in the months and years that followed I was desperate to find better ways to ensure his nursing staff understood him like I did. None of his homes offered me any tools to provide a better experience for him when I was away. MemoryWell grew out of that experience. As a journalist, I wrote his story down. His caregivers loved it because now they could understand my father so much better, and soothe him in tense moments by recalling for him family names or poignant details about his life. His near-daily rages subsided, and he got along better with his nurses. Capturing his story made all of that possible. There are so many stories out there that we are losing every day. Our web-based platform makes your loved one's stories and favorite digital photos, music, and videos easily available to you and to their caregivers no matter where you are - a menu of stimulating engagement tools.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues. The research agenda and recommendations of Brookings’s experts are rooted in open-minded inquiry and our 300+ scholars represent diverse points of view. Research topics cover foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is home to an extraordinary collection of more than 4,000 works ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. By displaying superb works in an intimate setting, founder Duncan Phillips hoped to encourage visitors to appreciate new, challenging forms of artistic expression. Art from different eras and places is often juxtaposed and changes often to suggest visual "conversations."
The Embassy of the Republic of Ireland
We work to promote and protect Irish interests in the USA whether it is working with the Irish community, promoting Irish economic interest or supporting the strong partnership between our two Governments. We also provide a range of key consular services.