Planets joinus Donate Newsletter Facebook Twitter

black professionals in international affairs

Log in

Upcoming events

    • 12/17/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Event Details 

    RSVP at 

    BPIA Exclusive Members-Only Event (free)

    Holiday Festive Attire Encouraged 

    Don’t forget to bring your cocktails and refreshments! 

    Event Description

    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. 

Past events

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
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
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
BPIA membership is open to all applicants without regard to race, religion/creed; race/ethnicity; national origin; gender; sexual preference or identify.

Contact Us
BPIA Board:

Mailing Address:
BPIA P.O. Box 55922 Washington, DC 20011

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software