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September First Friday "CBC Edition" Joint Foriegn Affairs Social Mixer -

  • 09/01/2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005


"CBC Edition"

Friday, September 1, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005

Over 120 guests!



Christopher R. Cox, MPH

Chief of Staff

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY-09)

Guest of Honor Biography - Christopher Cox 

Christopher Cox is the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of New York’s 9th Congressional District. He previously served as senior policy advisor overseeing her work on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce with his portfolio including health care, smart cities, and telecommunications. He also developed and coordinated the Energy and Commerce Racial Equity Working Group under the leadership of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congresswoman Robin Kelly which worked to understand and address the impact of racial inequities across E&C’s jurisdiction after the coronavirus pandemic through collaborative efforts to offer a slate of targeted, data-driven legislative strategies to improve outcomes in these impacted populations.

As a Mississippi native, Christopher currently serves as a board member for Mississippi Votes, an organization of intergenerational synergy centering and led by young people invested in the progression of Mississippi. He is also a former board member of the Congressional Tech Staff Association and the Congressional Black Associates on Capitol Hill.

A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Alexandria-Fairfax Chapter), Christopher is focused on servant-leadership in various organizations by mentoring youth and people of color to achieve their career aspirations in politics and policy.

Christopher holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. Public Health Policy and Management from Jackson State University.


This event is co-sponsored by Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA), Pickering and Rangel Fellows Association (PRFA), USAID Payne Fellowship Network Employee Resource Group, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), and ICAP Fellows Association.

Upcoming Fellowships! 

- Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program (Deadline: September 21).

- Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Applications (Deadline: September 28).

- William D. Clarke Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship (Deadline: October 1).

- Foreign Agricultural Service International Agricultural Fellowship (Deadline: October 12).

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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