Guess Who Came to Dinner?

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For anyone out there who shares my enjoyment of poring over these things and reading too much into them, I’ve pasted after the jump a list of the expected attendees at tonight’s White House State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister. Which Emanuel brother wasn’t at the dinner? Does the fact that Peter Orszag went stag mean he’s on the market again? (Ladies who love nerds can only hope…) How many Indian-American celebrities can you name? Were Senators Casey and Conrad added to the invite list before or after the Stupak Amendment passed. It’s a slow Thanksgiving week–let the speculation begin!

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________________________________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 24, 2009

Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s State Dinner:

The President & First Lady Michelle Obama

 

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India & Ms. Gursharan Kaur

 

The Honorable (Rep) Gary Ackerman, United States Representative

Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal (Guest)

 

His Excellency Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Mukesh D Ambani

 

Mr. Tim Dutta (Spouse of Ms. Pia Awal)

 

The Honorable (Mr.) David Axelrod, White House Communications

Mrs. Susan Axelrod

 

Ms. Preeta Bansal, OMB – General Counsel

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council

Mr. Marland E. Buckner

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Howard Berman, United States Representative (D/California)

Mrs. Jane Berman, Spouse of United States Representative (D/California)

 

Mr. Om Prakash Bhatt

 

Mr. Hunter Biden

Mrs. Kathleen Biden

 

The Honorable (Vice President) Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States

Dr. Jill Biden

 

Mr. Robert O Blake, Jr., Assistant Sec for South and Central Asian Affairs, State Department

Mrs. Sofia Blake

 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York, NY

Ms. Diana Taylor

 

The Honorable (Mr.) John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council

Mrs. Katherine Brennan

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Lisa Brown, Office of Staff Secretary

Mr. Kevin Cullen

 

Mr. Donald Browne

Ms. Maria Junqera

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Carol Browner, Energy and Climate Change

The Honorable (Mr.) Tom Downey

 

Mr. William Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State

Ms. Lisa Carty

 

General James E Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mrs. Sandee Cartwright

 

The Honorable (Senator) Bob Casey, United States Senator (D/Pennsylvania)

Mrs. Terese Casey, United States Senate Spouse (D/Pennsylvania)

 

Mr. Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Mrs. Julie Chandrasekaran

 

Mr. I.S. Chaturvedi, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Senator Satveer Chaudhry, State Senator

Colonel Ravi Chaudhry (Guest)

 

Ms. Rohini Chopra

 

Mr. Deepak Chopra

Mrs. Rita Chopra

 

The Honorable (Secretary) Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy

Mrs. Jean Chu

 

The Honorable (Secretary) Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

 

The Honorable (Rep.) James E. Clyburn, United States Representative (D/South Carolina)

Mrs. Emily Clyburn

 

The Honorable (Senator) Kent Conrad, United States Senator (D/North Dakota)

Ms. Lucy Calutti, United States Senate Spouse (D/North Dakota)

 

Mr. David Cote

 

Ms. Katie Couric

Mr. Brooks L Perlin

 

Mr. Greg Craig, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President

Mrs. Margaret D Craig

 

Mrs. Paula Crown

Mr. Jim Crown

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Elijah Cummings, United States Representative (D/Maryland)

Mrs. Maya Rockeymoore

 

Senator Swati Dandekar, State Senator

Mr. Arvind Dandekar

 

Mr. Rajesh De, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Nancy Ann DeParle, Office of Health Reform

Mr. Jason P DeParle

 

Ms. Bhairavi Desai

Javaid Tariq

 

Dr. Vishakha N. Desai

Robert Oxman

 

The Honorable (Senator) Chris Dodd, United States Senator (D/Connecticut)

Mrs. Jackie Clegg Dodd

 

Mr. John Doerr

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC

Ms. Cathy Russell

 

The Honorable Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director

Mr. Bob Bauer

 

Mr. Ari Emanuel

Mrs. Sarah Emanuel

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President

Ms. Amy Rule

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting

 

Ms. Sarah Feinberg, Office of the Chief of Staff

 

The Honorable (Mayor) Adrian Fenty, Mayor of the District of Columbia

Mrs. Michelle Fenty

 

Ms. Michelle Flournoy

 

Mr. Thomas Friedman

Mrs. Ann Friedman

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC

 

Dr. Ashok S Ganguly

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Patrick Gaspard, Office of Political Affairs

Mrs. Raina Washington

 

The Honorable Robert Gates

 

Ms. Charlene Gaynor

Mr. Richard Heiss

 

Mr. David Geffen

Mr. Jeremy Lingvall

 

The Honorable (Secretary) Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury

Ms. Carole Sonnenfeld

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary

 

Mr. Anish Goel, Acting Senior Director, South Asia Affairs, NSC

 

Mr. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

 

Mr. Mark Gorenberg

Ms. Wendy Wanderman

 

Mr. John Gorman

Mrs. Tamra Gorman

 

Representative Jay Goyal, State Representative

Kiran Goyal

 

Representative Raj Goyle, State Representative

Mrs. Monica Arora

 

The Honorable (Governor) Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan (D)

Mr. Daniel Mulhern, First Gentleman of Michigan

 

Mr. Earl G. Graves

Mrs. Barbara Graves

 

Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta

Mr. Arvind Gupta

 

Mr. Raj Gupta

 

Mr. Rajat Gupta

Mrs. Anita M Gupta

 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Mrs. Rebecca Olson Gupta

 

Mr. Lee Hamilton

Mrs. Nancy Hamilton

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Kamala Harris

Ms. Maya Harris

 

Mr. Kamil Hassan

Mrs. Talat Hassan

 

Mr. George Haywood

Mrs. Cheryl J Haywood

 

The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank

Thomas P Healy

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Paul Hodes, United States Representative (D/New Hampshire)

Mrs. Margaret Hodes

 

The Honorable (Attorney General) Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice

Dr. Sharon Malone, MD

 

Dr. John P. Holdren

Dr. Cheryl E Holdren

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Eleanor Holmes-Norton, United States of Representative (D/DC)

Mr. John Norton

 

Mr. Robert D Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, State Department

Ms. Camille Massey

 

The Honorable (Rep) Steny Hoyer, United States Representative (D/Maryland)

Ms. Kathleen May

 

Mr. Chris Hughes

Mr. Sean S Eldridge

 

Mr. Jeff Immelt

 

The Honorable (Senator) Daniel Inouye, United States Senator (D/Hawaii)

Ms. Irene Hirano, United States Senate Spouse (D/Hawaii)

 

Mrs. Deepa Iyer

Mr. Parag Khandhar

Mr. Vasudeva Iyer

 

The Honorable (Administrator) Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

            Mr. Kenneth Jackson

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

 

The Honorable (Governor) Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

            Mrs. Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana

 

The Honorable (General) James Jones, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor

Mrs. Diane Jones

 

Mrs. Ann Jordan

            Mr. Vernon Jordan

 

Mr. Anil Kakani

 

Mr. Farooq Kathwari

Mrs. Farida Kathwari

 

Mr. Neal Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General

 

Mr. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Mrs. Marilyn Katzenberg

 

Ms. Maneesha Kelkar, Manavi

            Vinay Vaishampayan

 

The Honorable (Senator) John Kerry, United States Senator (D/Massachusetts)

 

Dr. Harish Khare, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Indian Delegation

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration

Mr. James Coley, Jr.

 

Ms. Gayle King

 

The Honorable (Ambassador) Ron Kirk, USTR

Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Ronald Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Office of the Vice President

 

Mrs. Chanda D Kochhar

 

His Excellency S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Ms. Gaitri Kumar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Vivek Kundra

 

Mrs. Jhumpa Lahiri

Mr. Alberto Vourvoulias

 

Mr. Marc Lasry

Cathy Lasry

 

Mr. Jacob Lew, Deputy Secretary, Department of State

 

The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce

Mrs. Mona Locke

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Christopher Lu, Cabinet Affairs

Ms. Kathryn Thomson

 

The Honorable (Senator) Richard Lugar, United States Senator (R/Indiana)

            Mrs. Char Lugar, United States Senate Spouse (R/Indiana)

 

Mr. Michael Lynton

            Ms. Elizabeth Jamie Alter

 

Mr. Surinder Malhotra

 

The Honorable (Chief of Protocol) Capricia Marshall

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House Office of Scheduling

 

Mr. Brian Mathis

            Mrs. Tracey Kemble

 

Ms. Kiran Mazumda-Shaw

 

The Honorable (Senator) Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (D/Missouri)

            Mr. Joseph Shepard, United States Senate Spouse

 

The Honorable (Rep) Jim McDermott, United States Representative (D/Washington)

            Mrs. Therese Marie Hansen

 

Mr. Zarin Mehta

            Ms. Carmen Lasky

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Messina, Office of Chief of Staff

 

Mr. Judd Miner

            Mrs. Linda Miner

 

Mr. Newt Minow

            Mrs. Josephine Minow

 

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal

 

Kalpen Modi, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement

 

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

            Mrs. Deborah Mullen

 

The Honorable (Secretary) Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

 

His Excellency M.K. Narayanan, National Security Adviser of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Shantanu Narayen

            Mrs. Reni Narayen

 

Mr. Raju Narisetti

            Durga Raghunath

 

Mr. Martin Nesbitt

            Ms. Anita Blanchard

 

Mr. Konrad Ng

            Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng

 

Ms. Indra Nooyi

 

The Honorable (Rep) David Obey, United States Representative (D/Wisconsin)

            Mrs. Joan Obey

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management & Budget

 

Mr. Jim Owens

            Ms. Katie Owens

 

Mr. Deepak Parekh

 

Mr. Eboo Patel

            Ms. Shehnez Mansuri

 

The Honorable (Governor) Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts (D)

            Mrs. Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts

 

The Honorable (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative (D/California) and Speaker of the House

            Mr. Paul Pelosi

 

Mr. Dan Pfeiffer, White House Office of Communications

 

Mr. Sam Pitroda

            Mrs. Anjana Pitroda

 

General Colin Powell

            Ms. Alma Powell

 

Dr. Rachakonda D Prabhu

            Dr. Lata Shete Prabhu

 

Mrs. Penny Pritzker

            Dr. Brian Traubert

 

Ms. Kavita Ramdas

 

Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Ms. Preetha Reddy

 

The Honorable (Governor) Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (D)

            The Honorable (Judge) Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania

 

Mr. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

 

The Honorable (Ambassador) Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

            Mr. Ian Cameron

 

The Honorable (Governor) Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico (D)

            Mrs. Barbara Richardson, First Lady of New Mexico

 

Ms. Robin Roberts

 

Mrs. Marian Robinson

 

Ambassador Timothy Roemer, US Ambassador to India

            Mrs. Mary Johnston

 

Ms. Desiree Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary

 

Mr. John Rogers

 

The Honorable (Dr.) Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers

 

Mr. Dennis Ross, NSC

 

The Honorable (Rep) Edward Randall Royce, United States Representative

            Marie Therese Royce

 

Mr. Michael Sacks

            Mrs. Cari Sacks

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (D/California)

            Mr. James Sullivan, Guest of Then Honorable Linda Sanchez

 

Mr. Pankaj Saran, Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

His Excellency Shyam Saran, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Jaideep Sarkar, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Parag Saxena

 

The Honorable (Rep.) Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative (D/Illinois)

            Mr. Robert Creamer

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs                     

Mrs. Jody Schiliro

 

Ms. Annetta Seecharran

            Seema Agnani

 

Mr. Stuart Seldowitz, Acting Director for South Asia, NSC

 

Dr. Amartya Sen

            Ms. Emma Georgina Rothschild

 

Under Secretary Rajiv J Shah, Under Secretary for Research, Education & Economics, Department of Agriculture

 

The Honorable Sonal Shah, Deputy Assist to the President, Director Office of SICP, Domestic Policy Council

 

Mr. Vinod Shah

 

Her Excellency Meera SHANKAR, Ambassador, India

 

The Honorable Susan Sher, Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff to the First Lady

            The Honorable (Mr.) Neil Cohen

 

Mr. M. Night Shyamalan

            Mrs. Bhavna Shyamalan

 

Ms. Amrit Singh

Mr. Analjit Singh

 

Mr. Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation

 

Mr. Balvinder Singh

            Mr. Mohinder Singh

 

Mr. Lakhwinder Singh

            Mrs. Sukhbir Kaur

 

Ms. Upinder Singh

 

Mr. Steven Spielberg

 

Mr. Sri Srinivasan

Ms. Carla Garrett

 

Ms. Srinija Srinivasan

 

The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State

            Ms. Sherburne Bradstreet

 

Mrs. Semonti Stephens, Deputy Press Secretary, Office of the First Lady

 

Mr. Andy Stern

            Ms. Anna Burger

 

Mrs. Jane Stetson

Mr. Bill Stetson

 

Honorable (Dr.) Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council

            Dr. Elisa New

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Mona Sutphen, Office of Chief of Staff

            Mr. Clyde Williams

 

Mr. Ratan Tata

 

The Honorable (Ms.) Tina Tchen, Office of Public Liaison

 

Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Ambassador, Embassy of Belize

            Mrs. Barbara Thummalapally

 

Mr. Jim Torrey

            Ms. Rose P Lynch

 

Mr. Richard Trumka

            Mr. Paul H Lemmon

 

Ms. Urvashi Vaid

Ms. Kate Clinton

 

Mr. Kirk Wagar

Ms. Crystal Connor

 

Dr. Eric E. Whitaker

            Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

 

Mr. Brian Williams

Mrs. Jane Williams

 

Mr. Wellington Wilson

            Mrs. Wilson

 

Mr. Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury

 

Ms. Alfre Woodard

Mr. Blair E Underwood

 

Mr. Fareed Zakaria

            Ms. Paula Throckmorton Zakaria

 

 

 

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