Joining Worlds

5/18/13, Maryland– “China Bookends: From Spiritual Pollution to the Shanghai Expo” a talk by Beatrice Camp


A Talk by Beatrice Camp OC ’72

Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Smithsonian Institution

Beatrice Camp is a Foreign Service Officer currently on detail from the U.S. Department of State to the Smithsonian Institution.  From 2008 to 2011, Bea was assigned to China as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai.  She began her foreign service career in Beijing in 1984 and has also served overseas in Thailand, Hungary, and Sweden.  During Washington assignments, Bea managed international information programs for Europe, coordinated educational exchange and advising programs worldwide, and served as U.S. Information Agency desk officer for Southeast Asia.  Before joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Bea worked as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C. and New York City.   From 1973-76 she taught English at Chiang Mai University on a fellowship from Oberlin College’s Shansi Association.   Her husband David Summers OC ’71 is a retired Foreign Service Officer; they have two children.

Bea Camp’s talk is co-sponsored by Oberlin Shansi, a campus-based organization that for more than 100 years has worked to bring worlds together through partnerships with institutions in Asia.  In addition, Midge Brittingham (’60) — Shansi trustee and former Executive Director of Oberlin’s Alumni Association—will attend to greet friends.

Sponsored by Oberlin Shansi and the Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C.

Introducing the Newly Appointed Executive Director of Oberlin Shansi, Gavin Tritt.

Also Featuring a Social Hour and Dinner.

Saturday May 18, 2013

Happy Hour  5:30 p.m.

Welcome by Gavin Tritt  6:15 p.m.

Dinner  6:30 p.m.


Somerset Town Hall (north of the Friendship Heights Metro stop)

4510 Cumberland Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815