GALA

ASEF Gala 2018


SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The ASEF annual Gala is a great occasion to celebrate our organization’s progress and recognize Slovenians of exceptional, inspiring accomplishments. This year we are proud to welcome Prof. Dr. Duncan Haldane to the 2018 ASEF Gala and to honor him with the ASEF lifetime achievement award. We also extend a special welcome to ASEF Student Fellows.

In 2016 Prof. Dr. Duncan Haldane became the first Slovenian in history to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University, where his research focuses on topological states of quantum condensed matter, such as topological insulators. Prof. Dr. Haldane has a special relation to Slovenia through his mother Ljudmila Renko, who was from Koroška. During the second world war Ljudmila Renko was a medicine student working in a Yugoslavian army hospital in Celovec (Klagenfurt), where she met her husband, who was a doctor in the British army stationed in Yugoslavia/Austria border.

ASEF has the honor to welcome to the Gala 2018 Slovenian singers and musicians from Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, recipients of the Kerže Family Scholarships. The Kerže Family was extremely proud of their Slovenian origin and wanted to honor their ancestry. They established two funds to provide an opportunity for Slovenian students to receive education and training at the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music, to familiarize them with U.S. culture and to provide opportunities to gain U.S. exposure of their musical talents. The Kerže Fellows represent the best young Slovenian musical talents and a great enrichment to the ASEF Gala 2018.
Venue: Stanford University
Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St
Stanford, CA 94305

Please RSVP by February 20, 2018 by registering below.

Cost of attendance at the ASEF Gala Dinner is $150 per person.

Any philanthropic donation in excess of the dinner is tax deductible.

Parking information
Parking is free throughout the University.

Evening Program
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Presentation of the ASEF lifetime achievement award to Prof. Dr. Haldane

Musical performance by Kerže Fellows from University of Southern California

  • Klara Krklec, cellist
  • Iris Bečaj, soprano
  • Irena Preda, soprano
7:30 p.m. Dinner and ASEF Presentation

Dress Code: Black Tie Preferred

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