— The Consular Corps of Washington, DC —

Throughout the Diplomatic Year (September – June), the Consular Corps sponsors luncheons with high-level speakers, as well as a several half-day professional training sessions and frequent social networking events.

The year’s top social event is the Annual Ball, now held in May.

While any diplomat or US Government official is welcome to attend one or more of the excellent programs and events at the non-member price, Consular Corps members attend all events at or below cost.

What the 2010 Census Tells Us About Foreign Born Populations in the US.

Speaker:Ms. Elizabeth D. Grieco, Chief, Foreign-Born Population Branch, Population Division, US Census Bureau

Bio Threats: Plan, Prepare, and Mitigate

Speaker:Ms. Helen Vettori, Operations Coordination, Training & Plans, National Emergency Management Division, Office of Intelligence, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Understanding the Policies of the Bureau of Consular Affairs

Speaker:Mr. Robert F. Hannan, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State

Policies and Procedures for Refugees and Asylees

Speaker:Ms. Jennifer B. Higgins, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Refugees, Asylum and International Operations, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of Homeland Security

Understanding Law Enforcement Parole, Protection, and the S-Visa

Speaker:Ms. Sharon Peyus, Director, Homeland Security Investigations/Investigative Services Division, Law Enforcement, Parole, S-Visa/Wit Sec Unit

Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty

Speaker:Speaker: Michael Lasher, Esq, Reprieve US Liaison Counsel, Reprieve

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Passport Services: The Commitment to Customer Service

Speaker:Ms. Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services