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    • 06/24/2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shared Upon Registration
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    Join President Alexandria J. Maloney and Youth Mobilization Advisor Denia Smith on Monday, 6/24 at 6 p.m. EDT for the launch of BPIA's Youth Working Group.

    • 06/25/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    2024 National BPIA Week 

    Partner Preview - Sponsors Interest Meeting 

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024 

    6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

    Virtual via Zoom

    Welcoming ALL Levels of Prospective Sponsors and Community Partners! 

    Questions? Email sponsors@iabpia.org 

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    READY TO REGISTER AS A 2024 SPONSOR? 


    Announcing National BPIA Week Sponsorships Now Open! 

    This year, BPIA is excited to announce the official recognition of National BPIA Week, to be held annually on the first week of September! 

    BPIA is on a mission to increase the involvement and engagement of African Americans and those of African descent in the international affairs field at large. We do this through our four pillars of impact: 

    1. Develop our Leaders 
    2. Reach Back 
    3. Amplify Our Voices 
    4. Expand Our Community


    This work would not be possible without the help and generous support of our members, donors, and partners. Thank you. 


    For more information about sponsorships for National BPIA Week, please email sponsors@iabpia.org.


    Deadline is July 15, 2024 for inclusion in the promotional material. 


    • 06/26/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 06/27/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hybrid; Washington DC (Location Shared Upon Registering)
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    BPIA and the Colin Powell Leadership Institute presents..

    "Commanding the Room: A National Security Perspective on Leadership" featuring Johnny Sawyer

    Leadership Salon Dinner Series 

    Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 6-8pm EDT 

    Location: Hybrid; Downtown Washington D.C. (NW) [location shared upon registering]


    Description

    A centuries-old tradition, a salon dinner is an at-home or intimate gathering of 10 to 100 curious people, who come together around a topic, to hear a featured expert and to eat, drink, talk, learn and create community. BPIA will host a private salon dinner each month featuring an executive-level leader in the foreign affairs field who will discuss their leadership journey and lessons learned. These events are off the record and meant to be an opportunity for mid-career Black professionals to learn pathways and best practices on excelling into senior leadership. The dinner will be open to approximately 40 attendees to promote intimate discussion.

    • Pre-registration is required for this event.
    • No door tickets will be available. 
    • This event is open to BPIA members. 
    • This event will be capped at 40 attendees to promote intimate conversation.
    • Event starts at 6:00pm promptly. 
    • This event is off the record. 
    • Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are transferrable. 

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    Johnny Sawyer - Biography 

    Johnny Sawyer is founder of The Sawyer Group, a consulting firm focused on partnering with organizations to deliver tailor-made practical defense, intelligence and strategic management solutions.

    Following a distinguished 22-year military career as a U.S. Army officer, he joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2001 and served in multiple positions of increased responsibility during his 20-year tenure there.

    In 2009, Mr. Sawyer was elevated to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. His senior executive assignments included principal deputy director for analysis; first director, Middle East/Africa Regional Center; chief, Middle East North Africa Office; chief, Defense Resources and Infrastructure Office; and senior expert for enterprise management. Mr. Sawyer’s last assignment at DIA was chief of staff. As the third ranking officer at DIA, he was the Agency’s chief operating officer—overseeing a sixteen thousand officers and a multi-billion-dollar budget and exercising broad responsibilities to ensure continued excellence while simultaneously developing plans, process improvements and strategies to prepare the Agency for future success.

    He is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Award. Mr. Sawyer’s formal education includes an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, an M.S. from the National War College, and a Master of Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps University. Mr. Sawyer resides in Accokeek, Maryland with his wife Regina. They have two daughters, Cordellia and Channele, and a son Johnny III.

    • 06/27/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    • 07/02/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 07/03/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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    IMPORTANT NOTE - *GUESTS MUST PURCHASE TICKET THROUGH THE BPIA WEBSITE REGISTRATION LINK TO SIT IN BPIA SEATING & ATTEND THE RECEPTION.  Guests can purchase individual tickets directly through the Kennedy Center website, however they will not be seated in the "BPIA" section and will not granted a ticket for the reception. 

    BPIA Presents...

    BPIA Night at the Ballet & Champagne Reception: Recognizing Black Contributions to Classical Ballet

    Wednesday, July 3, 2024 

    6:00pm ET - Private Rooftop Champagne Reception 

    8:00pm ET - Show Begins 

    Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts - 2700 F St NW, Washington DC

    Attire: Cocktail Attire 

    Spots are limited • Tickets are $75.00/person • Open to Current and Prospective Members 

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    "Pathways to Performance: Exercises in Reframing the Narrative"

    "Our 2022 Reframing the Narrative celebration took time to recognize the artistry, leadership, and impact of Black ballet dancers—and now we look towards the future!

    In continuation of our commitment to acknowledging the vast spectrum of contributors to the field of ballet, we welcome a special two-performance engagement and the return of guest curator Theresa Ruth Howard, founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) and its Pathways to Performance Choreographic Program. This initiative cultivates, mentors, and supports Black ballet choreographers, providing concrete opportunities for them to create work and present it on mainstages.

    The performances will feature a newly commissioned ballet by Jennifer Archibald, Kiyon Ross, and Meredith Rainey, along with works by Black choreographers that showcase the progress of MoBBallet’s Pathways to Performance program.

    In addition to providing spaces for unheard voices to thrive, Pathways to Performance offers an environment for healing through art. In her efforts to shift the culture of ballet, Howard gives insight to Black dancers on navigating the rapidly shifting landscape, activating one’s activism safely and strategically, and building community.

    This engagement will feature the unique opportunity for Black ballet dancers to experience a space where Blackness is centered in the art—this time under the guidance of award-winning choreographer Jennifer Archibald. Howard and Archibald will assemble a cast of dancers representing the future of ballet. The dancers will then participate in a two-week creative process through Kennedy Center Social Impact’s Office Hours Residency Program, culminating in a world premiere work on the Pathways to Performance program.

    Here, young artists can experience ballet in a balletic environment where they are not the exception, but the rule.

    READ MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE HERE 



    • 07/03/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    Join Black Professionals in International Affairs for "Building the Table: A Virtual Meet & Greet Kick-Off" presented by the BPIA Men's and Women's Leadership Networks on Wednesday, July 3 at 7pm ET via zoom. 

    This event is open to current and prospective members. 

    For more information on the BPIA Men's and Women's Leadership Networks and to join the whatsapp groupchats, please visit the BPIA Tribes intranet site found on the Members Only section of the BPIA website.

    • 07/05/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005
    • 07/24/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 08/02/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005
    • 08/28/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 09/01/2024
    • 09/08/2024
    • Various
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    Announcing National BPIA Week Sponsorships Now Open! 

    This year, BPIA is excited to announce the official recognition of National BPIA Week, to be held annually on the first week of September! 

    BPIA is on a mission to increase the involvement and engagement of African Americans and those of African descent in the international affairs field at large. We do this through our four pillars of impact: 

    1. Develop our Leaders 
    2. Reach Back 
    3. Amplify Our Voices 
    4. Expand Our Community


    This work would not be possible without the help and generous support of our members, donors, and partners. Thank you. 

    For more information about sponsorships for National BPIA Week, please email sponsors@iabpia.org.

    Deadline is July 15, 2024 for inclusion in the promotional material. 

    • 09/06/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005
    • 09/25/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    Register


    • 10/04/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005
    • 10/23/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    • 11/01/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005
    • 11/27/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    Register


    • 12/06/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Park at 14th - 920 14th St NW Washington DC 20005

Past events

06/20/2024 Media Training 101: "How to Write an Effective Op-ed" with former Washington Post Opinions Editor Christian Caryl
06/12/2024 Nourishing the Future: Addressing Food Security and Its Impact on the Global Economy
06/07/2024 June First Friday Foreign Affairs Networking Mixer (@ Park at 14th)
06/06/2024 Inclusive Conversations: A BPIA x ChemONYX Mixer and Panel
05/30/2024 BPIA Salon Dinner: "Thinking Big: Building Friends on All Sides of the Aisle" ft. Daniel Runde and Dr. Kiron Skinner
05/22/2024 May BPIA Monthly Virtual Happy Hour hosted by President Maloney
05/21/2024 BPIA President's Town Hall
05/16/2024 BPIA Colin Powell Leadership Institute: Virtual Fireside Chat on US Policy toward South Sudan ft. Ambassador Susan D. Page
05/16/2024 Leadership Forward Speaker Series: STEM Careers & International Service
05/15/2024 (Hybrid) Intrusive Leadership - "Understanding the Leadership Style that Has Saved Lives”
05/09/2024 May - Monthly Partnerships Committee Meeting
05/08/2024 The Challenges Faced By Black Authors in Today's Global Publishing Industry
05/07/2024 (Virtual) "In the Room Where it Happened" An Exclusive Book Talk & Virtual Meet & Greet with Author Leslie Lautenslager
05/06/2024 Leadership Forward Speaker Series: Leading in the Senior Foreign Service
05/04/2024 Grand Strategy 101: Approaches to U.S. Foreign Policy
05/03/2024 Africa Edition - May First Friday Foreign Affairs Networking Mixer ft. Barake Mubarak (@ Park at 14th)
05/02/2024 BPIA Salon Dinner: "Becoming the First Black Under Secretary" ft. Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, US Department of State
04/29/2024 BPIA Volunteer Interest Meeting!
04/29/2024 Leadership Forward Speaker Series: Leading in the Age of Technology
04/27/2024 ELEVATE: 2024 Leadership Bootcamp presented by the BPIA Colin Powell Leadership Institute
04/25/2024 April BPIA Monthly Virtual Happy Hour + Meet & Greet hosted by President Maloney
04/23/2024 Raffle! Win a Complimentary In-person Ticket - 2024 Elevate Leadership Bootcamp
04/22/2024 "From Ideas to Impact" A Fireside Chat Book Talk with Global Citizen Co-Founder Michael Sheldrick
04/22/2024 Calling all BPIA Leaders! Board Openings
04/19/2024 'Impact the Future: Together, We Rise!' Hosted by BPIA and Women Techmakers
04/17/2024 Preparing Before the Storm: A Crash Course in Crisis Communications with Elie Jacobs
04/11/2024 BPIA Members-Exclusive: "US Policy in Haiti Briefing" ft. Jarahn Hillsman, Director, Office of Haitian Affairs, US Department of State
04/05/2024 April First Friday Foreign Affairs Networking Mixer (@ Park at 14th)
04/04/2024 How Did China See George Floyd Die? An Examination of Chinese State Media Portrayals of U.S. Police Brutality against Black Americans ft. Daniel James II
03/28/2024 BPIA Salon Dinner: "Leadership in Times of Crisis” ft. Amb. Harry K. Thomas Jr. & Alonzo Fulgham
03/27/2024 YBPIA-BPIA Student Mixer
03/27/2024 March BPIA Monthly Virtual Happy Hour hosted by President Maloney
03/21/2024 Interest Meeting - BPIA Tribes Meet and Greet (15+ Community Groups)
03/20/2024 BPIA/Morehouse presents 2024 Virtual Global Diversity & Inclusion Summit
03/11/2024 "What is Happening in Haiti?" A Current Events Discussion
03/07/2024 BPIA Virtual Watch Party - 2024 State of the Union
03/06/2024 BPIA/DACOR Dinner: "International Women's Celebration: Women CAN Have it All: Leading Authentically and Taking Your Impact to the Next Level"
03/03/2024 Application Now Live: Madam Ambassador International Career Exposure Program
03/01/2024 March First Fridays Mixer Women's History Month Edition ft. Dr. Mischa Thompson
02/29/2024 Volunteer Sign-Up: BPIA Community Service Day at Stone Elementary School
02/23/2024 [External Event] 2/23 - Black History Month Mixer hosted by DAI, Chemonics, Abt, PATH, and Save the Children
02/22/2024 "Rustin" Movie Screening Co-Hosted by BPIA and USIP
02/21/2024 Cohort Induction Ceremony - Colin Powell Leadership Institute
02/21/2024 BPIA and USIP Present an HBCU Symposium
02/21/2024 Beyond Recruitment: Cultivating and Retaining Diverse Talent in National Security
02/19/2024 Updated Date: Madam Ambassador Interest Meeting
02/16/2024 "Bob Marley One Love" Movie Screening co-hosted by BPIA & the Embassy of Jamaica
02/15/2024 Black History Month Dinner Program - "The Life and Legacy of Ralph J. Bunche" co-hosted by ABAA, ACI, BPIA, DACOR and TLG
02/09/2024 BPIA White House Briefing on 2024 US-Africa Policy Priorities with NSC Senior Director Judd Devermont
02/02/2024 Feb. 2024 - BPIA First Friday Networking Happy Hour ft. David E. White Jr., Deputy Director, U.S. Peace Corps
01/31/2024 Applications Open - BPIA Colin Powell Leadership Institute (Mid-Careers)
01/29/2024 "Leadership Forward" ft. Tyra Dent AAFEA President From Mid-Career to Executive Service
01/26/2024 (Hybrid) The Future of Haiti Leadership Fireside Chat ft. Alexandre Telfort Fils, President of the Renaissance Project
01/12/2024 Now Accepting Applications: The BPIA Internship Program
01/07/2024 Join the BPIA 35th Anniversary Planning Committee! 35 Years of International Service
01/07/2024 Nomination Form - BPIA 2024 Advisory Councils
01/05/2024 January First Friday Networking Mixer
01/05/2024 Nominations Open - 2024 Committee/WG ("Tribe") Co-Chairs
12/15/2023 2nd Annual BPIA Holiday Affair at the St. Regis Washington D.C.
12/13/2023 BPIA Annual Members Meeting
12/11/2023 BPIA Mentorship Program: Information Session
12/07/2023 Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service Information Session
12/07/2023 Introduction to the Peace Corps: Information Session
12/07/2023 Climate Change and its Impact on Agriculture in Africa
11/30/2023 7th Annual BPIA Forum on the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
11/28/2023 NOVEMBER BPIA CONNECT: Monthly Virtual BPIA Members Meet-&-Greet!
11/28/2023 Leadership Fireside Chat: Beyond the Headlines and the Spotlight: In Conversation with Tumi Makgabo
11/16/2023 Virtual 2024 BPIA Board Candidates Meet and Greet Town Hall
11/15/2023 Limited Spots - Complimentary Seats for BPIA members to 2023 UNCF Leaders' Breakfast
11/10/2023 Nominations Open - 2024 BPIA Board of Directors (Deadline Nov. 10)
11/03/2023 November First Friday Social Mixer
11/02/2023 The Africa 101 Seminar Series: Challenges to International Security On The African Continent
11/01/2023 What Date Works Best for You? 2023 BPIA Annual Members Meeting
10/30/2023 OCTOBER BPIA CONNECT: Monthly Virtual BPIA Members Meet-&-Greet!
10/26/2023 BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Charles Carithers, principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs
10/25/2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Happy Hour: Honoring Rep. Joaquin Castro
10/25/2023 The Africa 101 Seminar Series: Intersection of Africa's Critical and Rare Earth Minerals into Western Supply Chains
10/24/2023 BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Daniel Roberts, Head of Communications at BrightDrop
10/18/2023 BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Titilayo Obiri, Customs & Trade Analyst at Nike
10/17/2023 2023 BPIA International Career Fair - Register today!
10/17/2023 (SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS ONLY) 2023 BPIA Conference and Career Fair Enrollment
10/12/2023 BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Dr. Joy Kategekwa, Strategy Advisor on Africa, UNDP
10/08/2023 BPIA Presents 'Off the Record': A 2023 Leadership Speaker Series
10/08/2023 BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Carissa Smith, VP of FOX Corp. for Government Relations
10/06/2023 October First Friday Social Mixer Honoring Hispanic Heritage
09/28/2023 BPIA x Exchange Alumni Discussion: Study Abroad Opportunities for BIPOC College Students
09/21/2023 (In Person) WCAPS x BPIA United Nations General Assembly Happy Hour
09/20/2023 Chocolate Con Kick-Off Event: Unveiling the Journey to April 2024
09/20/2023 (External In Person Event) Microsoft in DC - AI & HBCUs - Unlocking the Talent Pipeline
09/19/2023 (In-Person) CBC Week side event - Connecting the Map: Black Leaders in Global Diplomacy Reception
09/14/2023 Virtual Forum on Supporting African American Entrepreneurship
09/14/2023 (In Person) Capitol Hill/Diversity in Cyber Workforce Event ft. BPIA Advisory Chairman Charles Carithers, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, & more.
09/07/2023 (In-Person) Embarking on a career with the United Nations | BPIA
09/05/2023 (In-Person) The Future of Foreign Policy Forum hosted by BPIA and Heritage Foundation
09/01/2023 September First Friday "CBC Edition" Joint Foriegn Affairs Social Mixer -
08/17/2023 VIRTUAL Payne Fellowship Fall 2023 Webinar Events
08/04/2023 August First Fridays Foreign Affairs Joint Networking Social Mixer honoring Tasha Austin-Williams
07/07/2023 July First Fridays Foreign Affairs Joint Networking Social Mixer
06/29/2023 (In-Person) The Future of Food Security with White House NSC Director for Global Food Security and Development Planning, Farrah Barrios
06/19/2023 Juneteenth BPIA Family Dinner @ Carolina Kitchen DC
06/13/2023 Building a Career in U.S. Foreign Policy: A Summer Staffer's Guide
06/08/2023 Meridian Summer Gallery Nights "Visionary not Reactionary" co-hosted by BPIA
06/05/2023 Apply for a BPIA Internship Today! Deadline June 5, 2023
06/02/2023 June First Fridays Celebrating Juneteenth Foreign Affairs Joint Networking Social Mixer
05/11/2023 Virtual Forum on Supporting African American Entrepreneurship
05/09/2023 Interest Meeting - BPIA Return to Ghana Trip hosted by GhanaFeelsGoood
05/05/2023 May First Fridays Foreign Affairs Joint Networking Social Mixer
04/07/2023 April First Fridays Foreign Affairs Joint Networking Social Mixer
03/31/2023 How can we better serve YOU? 2023 BPIA Experience Survey!
03/30/2023 BPIA Business and Economic Development Committee Interest Meeting
03/29/2023 Women in Leadership: A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond
03/17/2023 APPLY TODAY - Madam Ambassador Program (Deadline March 17)
03/15/2023 Fireside Chat: "Democracy & the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"
03/13/2023 Apply Here - Madam Ambassador Program (Deadline March 13)
03/03/2023 March 2023 First Fridays Foreign Affairs Networking Social Mixer
02/23/2023 Limited Spots! Black History Month Program hosted by DACOR, BPIA, ACI, ABAA, and TLG
02/21/2023 Interest Meeting: BPIA/Arlington Links -- Madam Ambassador International Affairs Program
02/11/2023 BPIA Annual Members Meeting
02/03/2023 February FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL MIXER: Celebrating Black History Month and Black Achievement in Foreign Affairs
01/31/2023 White House Briefing on the 2022 National Security Strategy
01/28/2023 BPIA Virtual Candidate Meet and Greet Town Hall
01/18/2023 BPIA Foreign Affairs Committee Interest Meeting
12/15/2022 (Limited Spots) BPIA INVITATION: Biden U.S.-Africa Summit Side Event Reception — “Partnering for Our Shared Future” BPIA INVITATION: Biden U.S.-Africa Summit Side Event Reception — “Partnering for Our Shared Future”
12/14/2022 Foreign Policy Leadership Keynote and Dinner featuring Dr. Kiron Skinner
12/06/2022 (In-Person) The BPIA Executive Leadership Series in Collaboration with Deloitte and FP4A Presents....A Leadership Fireside Chat with DG Marcia Bernicat
12/02/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition ft. Hope E. Goins, Majority Staff Director, Committee on Homeland Security
11/22/2022 6th Annual Forum On The Regional Economic Outlook For Sub-Saharan Africa
11/18/2022 (SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS ONLY) 2022 BPIA Career Fair Enrollment
11/18/2022 (ATTENDEES) 2022 BPIA Virtual Career Fair
11/09/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - The Changing World of Work: Preventing Burnout, Maintaining Flexibility, and Setting Boundaries
11/08/2022 BPIA x CSIS Leadership Keynote Networking Lunch
11/04/2022 November First Friday (Postponed to December)
11/03/2022 Leadership Fireside Chat: Sportswear Entrepreneurship in Africa
11/01/2022 Interest Meeting: Career Fair Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Recruiters
10/27/2022 BPIA Fall President's Town Hall and Q&A
10/24/2022 Critical Language Scholarship Information Session
10/20/2022 BPIA Connect: Virtual Monthly Members Networking Hour
10/13/2022 Webinar: Investment and Trade Opportunities between African American and African Enterprises
10/12/2022 The BPIA Executive Series Presents..."Playing to WIN: Building a Better World through AI and Technology" ft. Brandon Andrews, Entrepreneur and US. Dept of State Global Innovation Fellow
10/07/2022 October BPIA First Fridays Social Mixer @ Throw Social DC
10/06/2022 The BPIA Executive Series Presents...Shaping the Future of Foreign Policy with Andrew Albertson, Founder of Foreign Policy for America
09/30/2022 The WITA ACADEMY: 2022 Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar - All Access Pass
09/28/2022 How to Fund Your Study Abroad Experience
09/13/2022 Reception at the German Embassy to the US (Limited Slots)
09/02/2022 Labor Day BPIA First Fridays Networking Mixer @ Whiskey Charlie
08/11/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - Landing the Job: Interview Skills for Government Civil Positions in International Affairs
08/07/2022 ARTS CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TOUR AT THE 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR W/ Guest Speaker Genera Moore
08/05/2022 8/5 BPIA First Fridays Social Mixer Ft. BWCA President Keenan Austin Reed
08/04/2022 Thomas R. Pickering Virtual Information Session
08/04/2022 USBC Explores International Business Opportunities in Morocco
07/28/2022 The BPIA Executive Leadership Series in Collaboration with Deloitte Presents....A Leadership Fireside Chat with Under Secretary Bonnie Jenkins
07/27/2022 White House Virtual Briefing: The 2022 Summit of the Americas with Juan Gonzalez, NSC Senior Director for Western Hemisphere
07/19/2022 Executive Fireside Chat: "Speaking Truth to Power" with Stephanie L. Young
07/14/2022 What it Means for Those of African Descent
07/09/2022 APPLY TO THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM (WBG YPP)
07/05/2022 Off the Record: A Conversation with a Former Peace Corps Volunteer
07/01/2022 7/1 BPIA First Fridays Networking Social Mixer ft. Guest of Honor Desiree Cormier Smith
06/09/2022 Virtual Forum on Supporting African American Entrepreneurship
06/08/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - Social Media Etiquette for Black Professionals: Building Your Online Confidence & Presence
06/03/2022 June In-Person First Friday (Postponed until July 1)
06/02/2022 White House NSC Briefing on the Indo-Pacific with Edgard D. Kagan
05/06/2022 BPIA First Fridays DC Networking Social Mixer @ Proper 21 ON K ST
05/04/2022 White House Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) Session w/ David E. White Jr.
04/28/2022 Off The Record: Discussions With A Rangel Fellow
04/25/2022 White House National Security Council: Briefing On Ukraine
04/25/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - The Power of Protocol: More than Etiquette and Why it Matters
04/14/2022 The State of the Merit System: A USAID / Department of State Case Study
04/01/2022 BPIA DC In-Person Networking Social Mixer First Fridays
03/30/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar: How to Navigate Salary and Promotion Negotiations
03/24/2022 Off the Record: Life as a USAID Officer
03/18/2022 Mentoring Webinar: Trademark for Leadership “Leading & Lifting as You Climb”
03/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Black Mental Health Matters
02/28/2022 Diversity and Peacebuilding: The Role of Mentorship
02/23/2022 BPIA and Cornerstone Government Affairs Presents "Diversity in National Security and Foreign Policy: Discovering the Path Forward"
02/17/2022 Hybrid BPIA Co-sponsored Event: PBS - The American Diplomat: First-Class Patriots Abroad, Second Class Citizens at Home at DACOR
02/16/2022 Words to Actions: Diversity and Peacebuilding (A BPIA-USIP Fireside Chat)
02/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Celebrating Black Voices
02/01/2022 BPIA President's Town Hall and Q&A
01/19/2022 BPIA & McLarty Associates - Digital Money: Landscape, Opportunities, and Risks on the Horizon
12/05/2021 BPIA Comms Committee Guest Speaker - Cory Bullock
12/03/2021 BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition!
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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