Each year, the Association presents a series of seven monthly dinner meetings which feature a speaker selected for their experience or expertise on the selected topic.
The monthly meetings consist of a social hour to meet the speaker at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and the speaker’s presentation at 7:30 PM, followed by a question and answer session with the speaker.
The meetings are held at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill, PA. The dinner menus are selected by a committee working with the restaurant and are invariably excellent. The dinner cost is $30.00 per person for members and $35.00 for non-members.
Attendance at the dinner is by reservation. The presentation and question and answer session are open to the public free of charge.
President’s Speaker Series
Annual President’s Speakers Series with notable foreign policy diplomats and experts who deliver insights based on experience and knowledge.
International Fellows Reception
Annual International Fellows Reception in conjunction with the Army War College to honor the foreign officers who are studying for a year at the U.S. Army War College.
Annual visit to Washington D.C. with a briefing at a foreign embassy and United States Department of State.
The FPA has received late word that Japan is unable to host us at its embassy on May 8, as previously scheduled, However, the embassy suggested that we explore alternative dates, which we are doing. The reason for the change is that an important Japanese official is visiting Washington, DC, that week, and there would have been no one available to speak with us.
Carol Nechemias, trip organizer, says we are exploring other possible dates for this summer.
Meanwhile, we will maintain the current list of participants and standbys. Once a new date is set, we will let you know.
Note: Our May 8th Embassy trip to Washington, DC is filled to capacity. We have a limit of 80 people that we can take. However, we do encourage interested individuals to continue to send in registration forms and payment for this wonderful event. In previous years we have taken roughly a dozen people off the wait list, due to cancellations. For those on the wait list, your check will not be cashed unless you actually go to DC with us. The registration form is available at https://fpaharrisburg.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Embassy-Trip-2019-Registration-Form.pdf For further information, contact Carol Nechemias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Decisions program study groups that meet to discuss key international issues from the Great Decisions study book.
Student Outreach Program
The Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg believes that the youth of America should be well informed on international issues and U.S. policy in foreign affairs. We have instituted two scholarship programs to that end. For additional information click HERE.
Other Programs – in addition, the association sponsors:
- Student Scribes — college students who have a major and/or interest in international studies can be selected to serve as a scribe to attend a monthly dinner meeting and write a summary of our speaker’s presentation for our newsletter.
- Student Scholarships — High school students who attend the Governor’s School for Global and International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh may apply and be selected for a stipend and the opportunity to speak to an FPA monthly meeting