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  COFFE’s NEXT LUNCHEON 

Monday, Novembeer 26, 2018, 11:30 AM

DR. ANTHONY R. FAUCI

EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: FROM AIDS TO ZIKA – WHAT THREATS?

Dr. Fauci is a physician-scientist immunologist who, since 1984, has directed the $4.9 billion National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He oversees an extensive research program on infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, tuberculosis, Ebola and Zika, as well as diseases of the immune system. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies.

Dr. Fauci will discuss his experiences as NIAID director under six Presidential Administrations leading research efforts against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.  He will also talk about the research response to bioterrorism, West Nile virus, SARS and other diseases, and the many lessons learned.

Luncheons are held at the Holiday Inn, Westpark, in Rosslyn, VA. The luncheon begins at 11:30 with a social period followed by lunch, the presentation, and a question and answer session and ends by 1:30 PM.  The cost of the luncheon is $25 for COFFE members and $30 for non-members.

COFFE was established in November 1988 and we are celebrating 30 years of “Promoting Quality Public Service” during this luncheon season (September 2018 – May 2019).  We urge non-members who attend luncheons to help support COFFE by joining.   The annual dues are $30 – tax deductible.  The recent increase in the luncheon price is intended as an incentive to increase our membership to make COFFE a more forceful voice in the growing movement to protect civil servants.

We wish to thank our partner organizations, the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA), the Senior Executive Association (SEA), National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), and the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (NCAC) for helping to spread the word about COFFE”s luncheons.

LUNCHEON REGISTRATION INFORMATION  

COFFE’s LAST LUNCHEON

 FIGHTING FOR OUR CIVIL SERVICE

The speaker at our October 22nd luncheon was Max Stier who has been president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service since it was established in 2001.

Max noted the last major civil service reform was 40 years ago.  In fact, many components of the system have not been changed for over 70 years. He believes the civil service needs an easier flow of talent in and out of the system along with more accountability and also cross-fertilization, including with the private sector. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

A full review of Mr. Stier’s presentation is included in the COFFE News which is distributed to COFFE members.  Join COFFE and stay informed even on those occasions when you cannot attend the monthly luncheon.

 PROMOTING QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE 

In collaboration with the Arlington Public School System and to promote interest in public service, COFFE has initiated a program where one teacher each month is able to attend our luncheon, as our guest. Both teachers and students benefit from this collaboration.

2018 COFFE PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Michael Lawliss, a MPA candidate in the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration was selected, from 31 applicants, to receive the 2018 Council of Former Federal Executives Public Service Scholarship in the amount of $2000.

Michael is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington.  He holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration.  After graduating from the University of Vermont, Michael began working in the office of Senator Bernie Sanders as a Legislative Intern before becoming a Staff Assistant and then Legislative Correspondent.  Michael’s ultimate goal is to work at the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer so that he can have a role in shaping our foreign policy goals.

In his scholarship application, Michael wrote:  “As someone who has been interested in politics my entire life, I believe public service is the best way I can make a real difference in the lives of the American people.”

With young people like Michael pursuing careers in government, there is a reason for optimism about the future of public service!

ABOUT COFFE

Founded in 1988, COFFE’s objectives are to support public service and to enable current and former federal and local government executives and all other members of the public who are interested, to keep abreast of major government policy and operations issues.  COFFE is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  COFFE and Associates welcome all who are interested in promoting public service and learning about major policy issues to attend our luncheons and to become a member.  Read More