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    • 12/03/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual
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    Happy Holidays from BPIA! 

    BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition!

     Friday, December 3, 2021

     7:00pm- 8:00pm EDT 


    Black Professionals in International Affairs (www.iabpia.org) cordially invites the BPIA Community to a special holiday edition of “First Fridays”, our monthly networking and fellowship program geared toward connecting Black Professionals globally across the International Affairs field.

    We invite guests to join in holiday festive attire, use a festive virtual background, and prepare to enjoy music, fellowship, and international conversation! 

    Attendees represent a wide variety of industries, career levels, and interests who join to share experiences while also making meaningful connections. Note: **All First Friday events are off-the-record Chatham House Rules. 

    • 12/05/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    BPIA Communications Committee Guest Speaker 

    Cory Bullock, Former USAID Speechwriter

    Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT

    Cory Bullock is a multilingual policy specialist with experience working at the intersection between conflict, human rights, and humanitarian assistance. In 2017, Cory began his professional journey at USAID as a Senior Information Officer. He also served as a Humanitarian Policy Advisor supporting USG interagency engagement with the NSC and State Department. In March 2020, Cory served as the Chief Speechwriter and Special Advisor to then-Acting USAID Administrators John Barsa and Gloria Steele and later as Advisor to USAID Administrator, Samantha Powers. He now serves as a Congressional Advisor with USAID, advising on legislative outreach strategies and coordinating legislative activity in support of the Biden-Harris Administration's foreign assistance policy priorities.

    Cory is a BPIA member, former BPIA Board Member, and Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. He is the President of the Harry T. Moore Chapter of Blacks in Government. He is a graduate of Emory University and the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 

Past events

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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