Viennese Opera Ball in New York, an annual charity gala that celebrates Austria’s rich cultural heritage with its international audience;

Gala opening of The Stork Club exhibit at the New-York Historical Society and launching of the book, “Stork Club: America’s Most Famous Nightspot and Lost World of Café Society,” by New York Times cultural reporter, Ralph Blumenthal;

Charles A. & Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award Dinner, honoring Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand;

Hans J. Morgenthau Award Dinners, honoring dignitaries and statesmen such as His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, and Ambassador Richard N. Haass;

Tribute to H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary-General of the United Nations;

Inauguration of the George F. Kennan Award for Distinguished Public Service, presented to Ambassador George F. Kennan, with subsequent awards to other dignitaries and statesmen, including The Honorable Cyrus R. Vance, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, and The Honorable Paul A. Volcker;

Inauguration of the Angier Biddle Duke Lecture Series with Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, and subsequent events featuring dignitaries and statesmen, including Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USA (Ret.), Ambassador Winston Lord, and Prince Zeid Raíad Al-Hussein;

L’Ordre National du Merite induction and reception at the French Consulate in New York;

Tribute to Walter Cronkite at gala announcing creation of scientific media resource network; and,

American Forest & Paper Association’s Paper Week, a three-day series of meetings and conferences, including a luncheon and dinner.