7th Annual Spring Career Fair

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The Boren Forum invites NSEP Alumni to participate in its 7th annual Spring Career Event in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the SAIS Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The event will begin with a panel discussion, followed by a meet-and-greet for attendees with recruiters from federal agencies, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. This event is expected to bring together approximately 100 outstanding U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who possess critical linguistic expertise and international experience, and who are highly interested in public service careers.


Click the image below to RSVP. NSEP Alumni must register to attend.

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For further information related to the event, please contact Professional Development Committee Chair, Elizabeth Tseng, etseng@borenforum.org.
For other inquiries, email Communications Director, Alejandro Alba, aalba@borenforum.org.

Spring Resume Workshop

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The Boren Forum and BAU International University will be hosting a workshop on resume writing and professional development tips on March 25th from 7:00-9:00 pm to prepare your resume for the D.C. & U.S. job market. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your resume and interview skills before the upcoming 7th Annual Spring Career Event.

NSEP Alumni must register here to attend.
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For questions related to the event, please contact PDC Chair, Elizabeth Tseng, etseng@borenforum.org.

For all other inquiries, contact Communications Director, Alejandro Alba, aalba@borenforum.org.

The Boren Forum Honors Lee Johnson with Spirit of Service Award at 2015 Open House Reception

The Boren Forum held its 12th annual Open House Reception on the evening of February 25, 2015 at the Hillyer Art Gallery in Washington, DC. In attendance were more than 100 National Security Education Program (NSEP) alumni and special guests, including officials from the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and Institute for International Education.

The Boren Forum began by introducing its newly appointed 2015 Board of Directors. Representing diverse cultural backgrounds, these former NSEP alumni have been selected to input their individual expertise toward fulfilling the Boren Forum mission and leading the strategic development of the organization.

In addition, President and EHLS 2013 Scholar, Yenal Kucuker awarded Defense Intelligence Senior Leader and Director of Navy Foreign Language Office, Lee Johnson with the 2015 Spirit of Service Award. The award annually recognizes public servants and corporate executives whose work embody the Boren Forum’s values of cultural understanding and foreign service. President Kucuker commended Mr. Johnson’s work in developing the U.S. Navy’s Asia-Pacific Hands Program, guaranteeing the cultivation of a cadre of Asia experts with cultural and linguistic knowledge to support envoys and missions in the Pacific–both diplomatic and defense related.

“Mr. Johnson’s steadfast commitment and diligence in supporting the U.S. pivot to East Asia is a critical stepping stone to ensuring U.S. national security in the coming decades. Mr. Johnson serves as a role model for all NSEP alumni devoted to defending national interests,” commented Boren Forum Vice President Meghan Iverson.

As a welcome reception for recent and previous NSEP alumni, Boren Scholars, Fellows and EHLS Scholars had the opportunity to meet and share their abroad experiences. Alumni in attendance additionally competed for special raffle prizes throughout the night, discover the Forum’s Professional Development Committee, and 2015 agenda.

“I speak on behalf of the Board when I say we are honored and thankful to have welcomed such a large group of talented NSEP alumni. The tradition of uniting these linguistically and culturally gifted scholars at the Open House Reception connects the next generation of leaders to the national security community. We are excited for this year’s agenda as we help prepare NSEP’s brightest for their public service careers and beyond,” said President Kucuker.

The Boren Forum sends a special thank you to the Hillyer Art Gallery, NSEP alumni, and guests in attendance and for your generous contributions! We look forward to having you at our future events.

Ice Skating at the Sculpture Garden and Cocktails

Sunday December 14th
1:00pm Ice Skating at the Sculpture Garden
Cost: $8.00 for Admission $3.00 Skate Rental

4:00pm Cocktails at The Partisan
709 D St NW

As a thank you for your support, the Boren Forum has earned its members discounted admission to the National Gallery of Art’s Ice Rink. We look forward to seeing you. Happy Holidays!

Please RSVP to lkerr at borenforum.org by December 13.

Turkish Dinner at Levante’s Restaurant

Monday November 17th
Dinner at 7:30pm – Cocktails Available at 6:30pm
Levante’s Restaurant
1320 19th St NW in Dupont Circle

Cost: $35

The Boren Forum invites you and your friends to an early Thanksgiving celebration with a Turkish feast. We are kicking off our Annual Fundraising Campaign this year at Levante’s in Dupont, where the restaurant has generously agreed to donate 15% of the proceeds back to the Boren Forum to be reinvested into next year’s programming. So come out and celebrate with great food and networking with other Boren alumni!

Levante’s Restaurant is located right on Dupont Circle. Friends and family are greatly encouraged. The cost of dinner includes a Prix Fixe menu  available here. Wine and spirits may be purchased independently.

Please RSVP by November 15th.

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