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Supporting Diversity Efforts in International Affairs for Over 30 Years


The International Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA) BPIA is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 committed to increasing the involvement of African-Americans and those of African heritage in international affairs.


Business & Economic 

BPIA offers a number of unique member programs from professional development workshops to networking events.

Professional Development

& Mentoring

The BPIA organizes many events that enable members to broaden and deepen their professional, intellectual and personal connections in the international affairs field.

Education & Exchange

BPIA offers a number of unique member programs, from lectures to networking events. Other programs include members-only mentorship for young professionals.

BPIA Pays Tribute to Former

BPIA President Dr. Mae C. King (President 1999-2003) 

Read Full Tribute here 

Who Can Benefit From BPIA Services & Programs?

BPIA offers services and programs that promote the engagement of African Americans and others of African heritage in international affairs. Our activities address the interests of students, aspiring career professionals at all levels, and the public in the areas of professional development, education and cultural exchange, and business and economic development.


Unlimited Possibilities

BPIA provides members with opportunities to broaden their knowledge and experience in international affairs.


Global Take with Black Professionals in International Affairs

Join us as we engage with Black ambassadors, diplomats, business executives, creatives, and academics while exploring their views on pressing global issues.

Our guest speakers will share their perspectives on how global issues affect Black communities both at home and abroad. We will also discuss the growing Blaxit Movement and why Black Americans are choosing to travel outside the US for peace and prosperity abroad. Join the discussion with Global Take!


Upcoming BPIA Events

Join the BPIA E-newsletter Mailing List

BPIA sends monthly e-newsletter to the BPIA community highlighting upcoming events, job announcement, fellowships, news, and more.

BPIA membership is open to all applicants who support our mission and goals without regard to race, religion/creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference or identity.

Mailing Address


P.O. Box 55922

Washington, DC 20011

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