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    • 01/28/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 01/31/2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    White House Briefing on the 2022 National Security Strategy 

    Monday, January 31, 2023

    5:00pm-6:00pm EDT 

    Location: Zoom 

    Read the National Security Strategy here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Biden-Harris-Administrations-National-Security-Strategy-10.2022.pdf

    Please pre-submit questions to staff@dinsn.com by Friday, January 28, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT. 

    Thomas Wright, appointed as senior director for strategy on the National Security Council. Wright joined Foreign Policy in 2011 and later became director of the Project on International Order and Strategy. Most recently, he was senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe since 2017.

    Thomas Wright served as the director and as a senior of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution since 2017. Wright joined the Brookings Institution in 2011 as a fellow in the Managing Global Order Project; he served in a variety of scholar and management capacities. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He is the author, with Colin Kahl, of "Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order," which was published by St Martin's Press in 2021. His first book, “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” was published by Yale University Press in 2017. Wright also works on U.S. foreign policy, great power competition, the European Union, Brexit, and economic interdependence.

    Read more on Mr. Wright here - https://www.brookings.edu/author/thomas-wright/

    • 02/03/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Vue Rooftop
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    February First Friday Social Mixer

    "Celebrating Black History Month and Black Achievement in Foreign Affairs" 

    Friday, February 3, 2023 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT 

    The Vue Rooftop -- 515 15th St. NW, Washington DC 20004 

    No Cover • Business Casual Attire 

    This event is Jointly Hosted by: BPIA, the Pickering and Rangel Fellowship Association (PRFA), Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) Fellows Association. 


    Guest of Honor: Justin Hansford

    Justin Hansford imageProfessor Justin Hansford is a leading scholar and activist in the fields of racial justice, human rights, and law and social movements. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center and a law professor at Howard University School of Law. Professor Hansford was previously a Democracy Project Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and an Associate Professor of Law at St. Louis University. His interdisciplinary scholarship has appeared in academic journals at various universities, including Harvard, Georgetown, Fordham, and the University of California at Hastings. Professor Hansford is also a member of the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity.

    Professor Hansford holds a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. He also earned a Fulbright Scholar award to study the legal career of Nelson Mandela and served as a clerk for Judge Damon Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Hansford served as a policy advisor to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His advocacy for marginalized groups, commitment to human rights, leadership in civil society, and innovative research on racial justice, attests to his ability to effectively advance the work of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

    Professor Hansford has visited Europe and Canada as an activist and scholar, specifically exploring how racial justice issues like police violence and reparations manifest in diverse environments. If elected, Professor Hansford will draw upon his deep experience, expertise, and passion to help ensure the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent is impactful as a platform for improving the safety and quality of life and livelihoods of African descendent people globally.

    • 02/11/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 02/21/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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Past events

01/18/2023 BPIA Foreign Affairs Committee Interest Meeting
12/15/2022 (Limited Spots) BPIA INVITATION: Biden U.S.-Africa Summit Side Event Reception — “Partnering for Our Shared Future” BPIA INVITATION: Biden U.S.-Africa Summit Side Event Reception — “Partnering for Our Shared Future”
12/14/2022 Foreign Policy Leadership Keynote and Dinner featuring Dr. Kiron Skinner
12/06/2022 (In-Person) The BPIA Executive Leadership Series in Collaboration with Deloitte and FP4A Presents....A Leadership Fireside Chat with DG Marcia Bernicat
12/02/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition ft. Hope E. Goins, Majority Staff Director, Committee on Homeland Security
11/22/2022 6th Annual Forum On The Regional Economic Outlook For Sub-Saharan Africa
11/18/2022 (SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS ONLY) 2022 BPIA Career Fair Enrollment
11/18/2022 (ATTENDEES) 2022 BPIA Virtual Career Fair
11/09/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - The Changing World of Work: Preventing Burnout, Maintaining Flexibility, and Setting Boundaries
11/08/2022 BPIA x CSIS Leadership Keynote Networking Lunch
11/04/2022 November First Friday (Postponed to December)
11/03/2022 Leadership Fireside Chat: Sportswear Entrepreneurship in Africa
11/01/2022 Interest Meeting: Career Fair Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Recruiters
10/27/2022 BPIA Fall President's Town Hall and Q&A
10/24/2022 Critical Language Scholarship Information Session
10/20/2022 BPIA Connect: Virtual Monthly Members Networking Hour
10/13/2022 Webinar: Investment and Trade Opportunities between African American and African Enterprises
10/12/2022 The BPIA Executive Series Presents..."Playing to WIN: Building a Better World through AI and Technology" ft. Brandon Andrews, Entrepreneur and US. Dept of State Global Innovation Fellow
10/07/2022 October BPIA First Fridays Social Mixer @ Throw Social DC
10/06/2022 The BPIA Executive Series Presents...Shaping the Future of Foreign Policy with Andrew Albertson, Founder of Foreign Policy for America
09/30/2022 The WITA ACADEMY: 2022 Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar - All Access Pass
09/28/2022 How to Fund Your Study Abroad Experience
09/13/2022 Reception at the German Embassy to the US (Limited Slots)
09/02/2022 Labor Day BPIA First Fridays Networking Mixer @ Whiskey Charlie
08/11/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - Landing the Job: Interview Skills for Government Civil Positions in International Affairs
08/07/2022 ARTS CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TOUR AT THE 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR W/ Guest Speaker Genera Moore
08/05/2022 8/5 BPIA First Fridays Social Mixer Ft. BWCA President Keenan Austin Reed
08/04/2022 Thomas R. Pickering Virtual Information Session
08/04/2022 USBC Explores International Business Opportunities in Morocco
07/28/2022 The BPIA Executive Leadership Series in Collaboration with Deloitte Presents....A Leadership Fireside Chat with Under Secretary Bonnie Jenkins
07/27/2022 White House Virtual Briefing: The 2022 Summit of the Americas with Juan Gonzalez, NSC Senior Director for Western Hemisphere
07/19/2022 Executive Fireside Chat: "Speaking Truth to Power" with Stephanie L. Young
07/14/2022 What it Means for Those of African Descent
07/09/2022 APPLY TO THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM (WBG YPP)
07/05/2022 Off the Record: A Conversation with a Former Peace Corps Volunteer
07/01/2022 7/1 BPIA First Fridays Networking Social Mixer ft. Guest of Honor Desiree Cormier Smith
06/09/2022 Virtual Forum on Supporting African American Entrepreneurship
06/08/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - Social Media Etiquette for Black Professionals: Building Your Online Confidence & Presence
06/03/2022 June In-Person First Friday (Postponed until July 1)
06/02/2022 White House NSC Briefing on the Indo-Pacific with Edgard D. Kagan
05/06/2022 BPIA First Fridays DC Networking Social Mixer @ Proper 21 ON K ST
05/04/2022 White House Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) Session w/ David E. White Jr.
04/28/2022 Off The Record: Discussions With A Rangel Fellow
04/25/2022 White House National Security Council: Briefing On Ukraine
04/25/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - The Power of Protocol: More than Etiquette and Why it Matters
04/14/2022 The State of the Merit System: A USAID / Department of State Case Study
04/01/2022 BPIA DC In-Person Networking Social Mixer First Fridays
03/30/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar: How to Navigate Salary and Promotion Negotiations
03/24/2022 Off the Record: Life as a USAID Officer
03/18/2022 Mentoring Webinar: Trademark for Leadership “Leading & Lifting as You Climb”
03/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Black Mental Health Matters
02/28/2022 Diversity and Peacebuilding: The Role of Mentorship
02/23/2022 BPIA and Cornerstone Government Affairs Presents "Diversity in National Security and Foreign Policy: Discovering the Path Forward"
02/17/2022 Hybrid BPIA Co-sponsored Event: PBS - The American Diplomat: First-Class Patriots Abroad, Second Class Citizens at Home at DACOR
02/16/2022 Words to Actions: Diversity and Peacebuilding (A BPIA-USIP Fireside Chat)
02/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Celebrating Black Voices
02/01/2022 BPIA President's Town Hall and Q&A
01/19/2022 BPIA & McLarty Associates - Digital Money: Landscape, Opportunities, and Risks on the Horizon
12/05/2021 BPIA Comms Committee Guest Speaker - Cory Bullock
12/03/2021 BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition!
11/17/2021 5th Annual BPIA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Outlook Forum
11/05/2021 (Members Exclusive Event) BPIA November First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
10/28/2021 From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining US-China Relations
10/23/2021 2021 BPIA Virtual Annual Members Meeting
10/13/2021 2022 BPIA Board Elections Candidate Meet-&-Greet
09/30/2021 (SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS ONLY) Sept. 2021 BPIA Virtual Career Fair Enrollment
09/09/2021 An Introduction to International Travel and Language Scholarships
09/05/2021 Fall 2021 Communications Committee Interest Meeting
09/03/2021 (Postponed Until Further Notice) First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
08/19/2021 An Introduction to the U.S. Foreign Service Fellowship Programs
07/08/2021 BPIA Professional Development Workshop: International Affairs Careers in the Private Sector featuring McLarty Associates
07/02/2021 POSTPONED July First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour (BPIA Members Only)
06/08/2021 Interviewing and Networking Workshop: Practical Tips for International Development Job Searches (with FHI 360)
06/04/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) June First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
05/11/2021 Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters: Practical Tips on How to Make Your Mark in International Development Job Searches (with FHI 360)
05/07/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) MAY First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
05/01/2021 Writing with Purpose: An Interactive Op-ed Writing Workshop w/ the Washington Post's Christian Caryl
04/26/2021 Careers in the U.S. Foreign Service
04/02/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) April First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
03/25/2021 Celebrating The United Nations International Decade For People Of African Descent “The Struggle, The Beauty, The Hope” featuring the “Say My Name” Art Exhibition
03/05/2021 (Members Exclusive Event) BPIA March First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
02/25/2021 2021 Black History Month Program “Sitting at the Head of the U.S. Diplomatic Table: Black American Ambassadors Speak”
01/21/2021 Mental Wellness During Covid-19 with Dr. Shelley Savage
01/14/2021 WTO & the State of Play in International Trade Affairs
12/17/2020 MEMBERS-ONLY: BPIA Virtual Holiday Soiree - An Evening of Jazz and Conversation featuring Special Guest Judge T. Michael Peay
11/19/2020 4th Annual BPIA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook Forum w/ IMF & USADF
11/18/2020 Diversity in the Intelligence Community: National Geospatial Agency (NGA) Career & Student Opportunities w/ Kenny Rios NGA Recruiter
11/07/2020 BPIA VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
10/07/2020 Increasing Your Visibility: Tips for Creating an Unforgettable Presence (Webinar)
08/25/2020 2020 BPIA Diversity in International Affairs Virtual Conference and Career Fair: Enrollment for Sponsors and Exhibitors Only
07/14/2020 Think & Drink | Climate Change & the Diaspora Amid the Time of Covid-19
05/28/2020 "BPIA & Council on Foreign Relations: Why Diversity Matters in International Affairs Careers and Opportunities in Think-Tanks"
05/22/2020 "The Intersection Between Academia and Foreign Policy" with Harvard Ph.D. Candidate, Naima Green-Riley
05/18/2020 "Peace Corps: Living a Life of Service" featuring Peace Corps Director of Programming and Training, Aleya Horn Kennedy
05/15/2020 BPIAChats Speaker Series: Integrating Women into Botswana's Defense Force Sara V. Simmons, COL (Ret), US Army
05/13/2020 Choosing Public Service: Why Diverse Voices in International Affairs Matters
05/13/2020 Comprehensive National Security: Strengthening Civilian-Military Partnerships
02/19/2020 Think & Drink | Human Trafficking: Domestic Impacts and Implications
01/25/2020 Celebrating Three Decades of Services: BPIA Annual Membership Meeting
12/07/2019 Annual Members' Meeting and Mentoring Workshop (originally scheduled for December 7th) are Postponed. Additional Details Will Follow Shortly.
11/26/2019 BPIA African Economic Outlook Forum
10/16/2019 BPIA-TLG Career Expo at Howard University
09/28/2019 African Heritage Day
06/27/2019 BPIA THINK + DRINK SERIES: CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY
03/30/2019 BPIA Mentoring Series: The Future of Work
12/08/2018 BPIA Annual Membership Meeting
11/12/2018 African Economic Outlook Forum sponsored by BPIA


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