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Seven Course Dinner with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins: Bio-Terrorism in Africa

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Join the YPIA Africa Committee as we kick off Black History month with an intimate conversation with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and Founder and President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) and former U.S. Department of State's Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S representative to the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (WMD) and counsel for the 9/11 commission.

Over dinner, Ambassador Jenkins will discuss the United State's initiatives to combat and prevent biological threats from emerging and spreading throughout Africa including U.S actions to combat Ebola and Zika. Given Ambassador Jenkins' long and distinguished career in security and global health, Ambassador Jenkins will also venture into applicable topics concerning terrorism and threat reduction. Given, YPIA has many members interested in careers in security and terrorism prevention, Ambassador Jenkins will also be providing insight into her experiences with the United States government and multilateral organizations and field questions specific to the field.

Prior to rejoining the U.S. Government, Ambassador Jenkins served as the program officer for U.S. foreign and security policy at the Ford Foundation where she promoted support for multiculturalism, the peaceful resolution of disputes, and the international rule of law. Before joining the Ford Foundation, Ambassador Jenkins served as counsel on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, more commonly known as the "9/11 Commission" where she functioned as the Commission staff member on counter-terrorism policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on U.S. military plans targeting al Qaeda prior to 9/11.

Ambassador Jenkins also served as General Counsel to the U.S. commission to assess the organization of the federal government to combat proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and as a consultant to the 2000 National Commission on Terrorism. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve officer, Ambassador Jenkins received numerous awards in her time as an officer in the Naval Reserve, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Navy Pistol Marksman Ribbon.

Please join YPIA as we welcome this distinguished speaker.

Cost of attendance is $30 and includes a seven course dinner of appetizers, a main meal and dessert.

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