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BPIA First Friday: Holiday Edition ft. Hope E. Goins
Friday, December 2, 2022 | 6-9pm EDT
Cash Bar | Open to BPIA Community and Friends | Holiday Festive Encouraged
Hope E. Goins is the Majority Staff Director of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. She is Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson’s top advisor on the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and national security throughout the Executive Branch. Ms. Goins is responsible for advancing and coordinating all Committee policy and legislation with the leadership of the House of Representatives.
With over a decade of Capitol Hill experience, Ms. Goins has supervised the negotiation of key homeland security legislation, including the authorization of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office at DHS, the TSA OPEN for Business Act, and the DHS Cybersecurity Strategies Act. Under Ms. Goins’s leadership, the House of Representatives passed over 100 of the Committee’s bills during the 115th Congress, including the DHS Authorization Act, the first reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security since its inception.
Ms. Goins supervises high level congressional investigations of the Executive Branch, including investigations into immigration policies and the government’s response to Hurricane Maria. After critical vulnerabilities to the U.S. elections systems were exposed, Ms. Goins worked with the Office of the Minority Leader and the Committee on House Administration to establish the Congressional Task Force on Election Security. This task force was the only comprehensive Congressional investigation into the United States voting systems and created common sense solutions to close security gaps.
Ms. Goins has represented the United States and the Department of State on delegations to 21 nations including the Five Eyes, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
Ms. Goins has been recognized by Roll Call and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for her leading one of the most diverse staffs on Capitol Hill.
The BPIA Executive Leadership Series in Collaboration with Deloitte and FP4A Presents ....A Leadership Fireside Chat with DG Marcia Bernicat
***Pre-registration is required.
** Being added to the wait-list does not constitute event registration. You will be contacted via email if space becomes available.
Thursday, December 6, 2022
3:15pm -- Guests Arrival Time in Lobby (check-in at front desk; ID required)
3:30pm -- Final group escorted to briefing
4:00pm-5:00pm - Fireside Chat with DG Marcia Bernicat
5:00pm-6:00pm - Networking Reception
Location: Deloitte HQ Rosslyn 1919 N. Lynn St. Arlington, VA 22209
BIOGRAPHY — Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Bureau of Global Talent Management, U.S. Department of State
Found here: https://www.state.gov/biographies/marcia-bernicat/
Marcia Bernicat, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is currently the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent.
Ambassador Bernicat previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) and concurrently as the Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment (E) from January-August 2021. She was a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for E from 2020-2021 and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in OES from 2019-2020. She served as Ambassador to Bangladesh from 2015-2018 and to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau from 2008-2011. Ms. Bernicat previously served domestically in the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources; Office Director for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan; Senior-Level Director and Career Development Officer in the Bureau of Human Resources; Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State John Whitehead and Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center. She was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bridgetown, Barbados and Lilongwe, Malawi and Principal Officer in Casablanca, Morocco. Ms. Bernicat’s other overseas assignments include New Delhi, India; Marseille, France and Bamako, Mali. She is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and numerous other Department awards.
A native of New Jersey, Marcia Bernicat received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lafayette College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. In 2018 she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service by Lafayette College. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Bernicat worked for the Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Company. Her languages are French, Hindi and Russian.
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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 (Limited Spots) INVITATION: Biden U.S.-Africa Summit Side Event Reception — “Partnering for Our Shared Future”
RSVP REQUIRED TO ATTEND | BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE | ID REQUIRED
Date and Time: Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 6-8pm EDT
Location: Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: Foreign Policy for America and Microsoft
Description: Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) and Microsoft are hosting an evening reception to celebrate the Summit’s achievements. Featuring keynote remarks from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, we will convene visiting African delegations together with Members of Congress, civil society leaders, and private sector partners who share a commitment to a strong, forward-looking partnership between the U.S. and Africa. More information here: https://www.state.gov/u-s-africa-leaders-summit-events/
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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