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Foreign Policy Leadership Keynote and Dinner featuring Dr. Kiron Skinner

  • 12/14/2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • In Washington DC -- Location Shared after RSVP
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BPIA Executive Series presents.. 

"Foreign Policy Leadership Keynote and Dinner with Dr. Kiron Skinner"

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm EDT 

Location: (Washington DC) Location Shared After RSVP. 

Description: Join Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA) for a private keynote dinner with Dr. Kiron Skinner. The keynote address will be followed a brief audience Q&A moderated by BPIA President Alexandria Maloney. Attendees are asked to arrive at 5:30pm as the seated dinner will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Attire is business professional. This event is sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. 

BPIA is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization with the mission of increasing the involvement of African-Americans and those of African descent in the international field at large. BPIA does not participate in political activities and the perspectives of the speaker reflect their own views. 


Biography - Kiron K. Skinner, Ph.D

Kiron K. Skinner, Ph.D., is the President and CEO for Foundation for America and the World. She is currently the Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. She is also the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and a Fox News contributor. Before moving to Pepperdine University, Dr. Skinner founded the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University.

From September 2018 to August 2019, Skinner served as Director of Policy Planning and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, providing essential long-term, high-level guidance and competitive thinking. Skinner’s government and public service includes membership on the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board (2001–07 and 2017-18); the Eisenhower Commission’s Legacy Committee of historians (2002-03); the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Executive Panel (2004–2015); the National Academies’ Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security (2009–11); and the National Security Education Board (2004–11).

Skinner is a lifetime director on the board of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City and the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles.

Skinner holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees from Spelman College and Sacramento City College. She has an honorary doctor of laws degree from Molloy College, Long Island.

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.

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