Tag: FIU in DC

Women in Cybersecurity

This event brings together female thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the status of women in the cybersecurity profession. The conversation will analyze the benefits of increased diversity and strategies that can be implemented to promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. In partnership with Trend Micro and New America.

You can watch via webcast as well:  http://webcast.fiu.edu/ 

 

HACU’s National Internship Program – 25th Anniversary Reception

Join us to celebrate HACU’s National Internship Program (HNIP) 25th Anniversary on October 4, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. HNIP was established in 1992 with 24 interns. Since that time, the program has grown to be the largest Hispanic internship program in the nation and has helped over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students develop professionally through meaningful paid internships. Hope to see you there!

EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacus-national-internship-program-25th-anniversary-reception-tickets-37707334653?aff=eivtefrnd 

Stormy Weather 2017 – Why are all these Hurricanes happening now?

 

2017 is breaking records for bad weather, from catastrophic floods to tarmac-melting heat to Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma, and Maria. Are we just unlucky this year? Or are these weather extremes a glimpse into our future? More importantly: what should we do about it? 

Please join the Hoover Institution, New America, and Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk for an evening of discussion about bad weather, climate change, and the importance of building resilience. 

The reception will start at 5:00pm, with a panel discussion to follow at 5:30pm 

Participants: 

Honorable Alice Hill  
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States 

Lindene Patton (invited) 
Member, Earth and Water Law  

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.) 
Director, Penn State Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk 

Moderator: 

Honorable Sharon Burke 
Senior Advisor and Director of the Phase Zero Project, New America

Stormy Weather 2017: Why are all these Hurricanes Happening Now?

2017 is breaking records for bad weather, from catastrophic floods to tarmac-melting heat to Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma, and Maria. Are we just unlucky this year? Or are these weather extremes a glimpse into our future? More importantly: what should we do about it? 

Please join the Hoover Institution, New America, and Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk for an evening of discussion about bad weather, climate change, and the importance of building resilience. 

The reception will start at 5:00pm, with a panel discussion to follow at 5:30pm 

Participants: 

Honorable Alice Hill  
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States 

Lindene Patton (invited) 
Member, Earth and Water Law  

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.) 
Director, Penn State Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk 

Moderator: 

Honorable Sharon Burke 
Senior Advisor and Director of the Phase Zero Project, New America

America’s Opioid Epidemic: Aging & Addiction

The opioid epidemic sweeping across the United States is impacting not just the young. Older Americans battling chronic pain and illness are also at risk.

 

Government investigators report that in 2016, one out of every three enrollees in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program received an opioid prescription. Half a million were given higher doses of opioids and nearly 90,000 beneficiaries could be vulnerable to opioid misuse or overdose.

 

How can we curb the impact of opioid abuse in older adults? How can the theft of Medicare identification numbers, diversion of prescriptions and doctor shopping be prevented while maintaining the level of care seniors need?

 

Join The Hill for a comprehensive conversation with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) about combating opioid misuse and addiction within the older population.

 

Registration link: https://agingandaddiction.splashthat.com/?gz=7af35a547b37db957721c878555183f5 

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s CBC Washington Leadership Reception

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson

and the Council of the District of Columbia cordially invite you and a guest to the Washington Leadership Reception in recognition of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference. 

 

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayor-muriel-bowsers-cbc-washington-leadership-reception-tickets-36489217231

Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee – Small Business Labor Market

Chairman Dave Brat has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The hearing will provide the Committee with an opportunity to understand recent trends in the labor market and how they affect small businesses. This hearing will also examine how current challenges locating and retaining employees with the proper skills affect the ability of small businesses to operate and expand in order to grow the American economy.

Important Link: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400222 

Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit

The 9th AIDF Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit will provide an update on emergency procurement, disaster resilience, refugee crisis, data & ICT strategy, innovations in humanitarian logistics, health & WASH. The Summit will expand its scope beyond disaster relief to look into emerging global challenges and opportunities in international development. 

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee

The purpose of this hearing is to provide members the opportunity to hear from witnesses who have studied the issues of cyber security workforce recruitment and retention, as well as those who have had instituted successful recruitment and retention programs for their own workforce.

Important Link: https://homeland.house.gov/hearing/challenges-recruiting-retaining-cybersecurity-workforce/