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The Portuguese-American Post-graduate Society is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations. Its objectives are to stimulate the development of strong relationships between the Portuguese postgraduate community living in North America and the American society while, simultaneously, promoting their home country. Welcome!
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Encounter with a special guest in DC
on Monday, 12/11/2012 —

In a wonderful warm day of November, PAPS-Washington DC members got together at Grill of Ipanema (Brazilian restaurant in Washington DC) for a Sunday brunch. We had the previledge of a special guest: Luís Costa Ribas - SIC journalist.

Great conversation! Many stories told by Luís about life in the US since 1984... and opportunities to talk about us: what makes PAPS so great!

Virtual Encounter with PAPS-Portugal
on Monday, 29/10/2012 —

Today, the Executive Committee met virtually (via Google Hangout) with Lisboa and Porto PAPS-Chapter Leaders (CL).

It is extremely gratifying to see PAPS grow in Portugal by founding Porto Chapter (Rita Rebelo will lead this Chapter) and Lisboa Chapter continuing fortifying our roots in Portugal (Rui Freitas and Pedro Fazenda will co-lead this Chapter). Initiatives are taking place and it is PAPS major goal to use this two valuable organizational anchors to reconnect alumni members to the entire PAPS, across frontiers. If you are an alumni that is currently in Portugal, get in touch with your Chapter Leader to know more.

We will keep you posted!

Catarina Abreu (Treasurer), Inês Tenente e Irina Ramos (co-Vice Presidents), Pedro Fazenda (co-CL PAPS Lisboa), Rita Rebelo (PAPS-Porto CL) e Rui Freitas (co-CL PAPS-Lisboa)

Georgetown Historic Tour in Washington DC
on Sunday, 28/10/2012 —

Georgetown is the oldest and most historic neighborhood in Washington DC. PAPS members met here to enjoy a very nice autumn day, while learning so much about this pictoresc and gorgeous place, situated along the Potomac River and close to Rock Creek National Park.

We were at the address of John F. Kennedy and his wife, from the time when he was a Congressman and Senator; we got to hear about the most richest families and how they made fortune in DC; we learned about the Cheasepeak and Ohio Canal; and we finish our tour in the most upscale and notorious shopping areas of the city.

It was a great time to talk about PAPS initiatives, the "Welcome package" that all Chapters are preparing for propective new members, and other ways to participate and energize the organization. Keep posted for our future encounter in November :)