As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico continue their recovery efforts following a series of particularly devastating hurricanes, The Hill will sit down with HUD Secretary Ben Carson for a conversation on housing needs in hurricane-ravaged regions and the kind of support his department is providing to displaced families.
The discussion will also touch on the department’s efforts to strengthen the country’s housing market, priorities for the agency and policy initiatives that can make housing affordable for those who need it the most.
Registration Link: https://futureofhousing.splashthat.com/?gz=none
On October 17, 2017, FIU in DC will be hosting a unique conversation about resilience in Miami Dade County as part of the Miami Foundations My Miami Story initiative. Serving as our university’s bridge to federal resources and influence, we will be assembling a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders with ties to Miami and a genuine interest to see our country be more resilient. We are thankful to be a leader in this conversation, both in Washington D.C. and back at home, through our post-storm damage assessments and recommendations.
The conversation will be recorded live and uploaded to our FB page. We will be posting more information on this as the month progresses.
Public link: https://fiuconnect.adobeconnect.com/resumetips (please connect at exactly 2pm)
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/
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
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
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
Honorable Sharon Burke
Senior Advisor and Director of the Phase Zero Project, New America
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
The 2017 Golden Goose Award Ceremony and Reception honors three teams of distinguished researchers whose seemingly silly, odd, or obscure fundamental scientific research has led to significant, unanticipated impacts on society.