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BPIA Exclusive Members-Only Event (free)
Holiday Festive Attire Encouraged
Don’t forget to bring your cocktails and refreshments!
Join BPIA for an exclusive members-only virtual holiday soiree on December 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST featuring special guest Judge T. Michael Peay. A member of the Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States (OAS) and former Assistant Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Peay (a Harvard Law-trained international lawyer) will join BPIA in an evening of conversation on the intersection of jazz and diplomacy, as well as share a few notable vignettes about his expansive and interesting professional journey. The conversation will include time for questions from the audience. In addition, Judge Peay will provide some familiar solo piano jazz interludes for your Thursday evening enjoyment.
Judge T. Michael Peay Biography
T. Michael Peay is a (now retired) former Assistant Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (“L”), who enjoyed a long, successful career of government service. During those years, he was privileged to provide critical advice covering a broad spectrum of legal issues with respect to U.S. relations with countries of the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He also worked extensively on United Nations matters both in Washington and overseas, where he advised on human rights, humanitarian, cultural heritage law, and other major issues. Judge Peay relentlessly pursued his passion for music, and especially jazz, as an adult and eventually became a competent and respected jazz musician.