Friday, April 14, 2017
Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2017 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Trustees of the
BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Cordially Invite You to an Address by
His Excellency Yasser Reda
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
to the United States
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m.
WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE
Members: Free of Charge* – Guests: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**
“United States-Egypt Relations”
As a key Middle East power, a friend of Israel, an encourager of a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and an ally of the United States, Egypt’s stability and prosperity is of great interest. However, her military regime disconcerts many Americans. Internally, she is plagued by an inadequate economy, destabilizing unemployment, and aggressive Islamist extremism as illustrated by recent bombings of Coptic churches. As we seek to better understand Egypt’s circumstances today, her foreign policy, and relations with the United States, we are fortunate to be joined by Egypt’s voice in the United States, Ambassador Yasser Reda.
The Ambassador is a seasoned diplomat, having joined the Foreign Service after receiving a B.A. degree in Commerce from Cairo University. He has served in Egypt’s embassies in Italy, Iraq, Cypress, China, as Deputy Chief of Mission in Germany, and as Ambassador to Israel. He has twice served as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief of the Minister’s Cabinet, most recently from 2013-2015, before his appointment as Ambassador to the United States.
It is an honor and pleasure to welcome his Excellency Yasser Reda to the Council.
Mail to: Reservations for the address by Ambassador Reda, 4/27/17 may be made by mail, phone, fax, or email, or through the link on the event page on our website – www.bcfausa.org.
BALTIMORE COUNCIL Please reserve ______ seats.
ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
401 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1611
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Baltimore, MD 21202
Guest’s Name: _________________________
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**Student non-member tickets are $10, Student guest tickets are $5.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Congressional Research Service’ (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking a Research Assistant (Congress) to perform data analysis, research, writing, and quality control duties in support of research analysts and managers developing CRS products and otherwise addressing congressional requests for information and analysis.
Duties include, but not limited to:
- Preparing contributions to comprehensive or complex analytical and descriptive products that inform congressional understanding of public policy issues and consideration of policy proposals; may author or co-author analytical or descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff;
- Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertakes research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components;
- Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; interpreting and evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; working with division staff to identify and resolve problems with data; and formatting data to meet targeted, well-defined research needs;
- Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis;
- Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients; attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, record questions, gauge audience engagement, and capture audience suggestions for future sessions; may present analytical information, factual information, or research findings to congressional clients.
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting research on Congress and American national government and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential.
Candidates with strong data analysis skills (e.g., STATA, SAS, SPSS, Excel) are especially urged to apply.
This is an indefinite position - not-to-exceed three years and is being offered at the GS-9 level ($54,972 to $71,467), with promotion potential to the GS-11 level ($66,510 - $86,460).
Applications must be received by Friday, April 28, 2017.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation and is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century and is fully committed to workforce diversity.
Apply here: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo