The Foreign Press Association's Centennial Year was launched with the ringing of the opening bell of NASDAQ this morning. President of the FPA, David Michaels, members of the board and Foreign Press Foundation’s Board of Governors marked 100 years of supporting the needs of international reporters at the high-profile market open, which was carried on the major networks.
The President of the FPA David P. Michaels, the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Foreign Press Foundation Nancy Prager Kamel, and the Executive Director and General Secretary of the FPA Thanos Dimadis were interviewed for a “Behind the Bell” Nasdaq Facebook Live segment in which they discussed the history of the FPA, the re-launch of the Foreign Press Awards in November to celebrate the FPA’s actual birthday, and commitment to supporting international journalists.
The FPA 100th anniversary logo and opening bell ceremony were replayed on NASDAQ’s Times Square video screens.
Watch the video of the opening bell of NASDAQ ceremony by clicking HERE
Watch the video of the "Behind the Bell' Nasdaq Facebook Live by clicking HERE
We are delighted to present you our new website. As we are constantly trying to improve our services to all FPA members your feedback is important to us. If you have ideas or comments that you would you'd like to share with us, please do it by sending an email to: FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org.
Going forward during this landmark year of the celebration of our first 100 years, we are pleased to inform you that we are planning to launch some new initiatives. These will include further exclusive events, partnerships and collaborations, and of course our Foreign Press Scholarship Awards as well as the re-institution of the Foreign Press Awards.
Those members who have already paid their membership fees for 2018 will be shortly informed about our new way of communication and of keeping you updated about all exclusive benefits of your membership as well as member-only events.
To those who haven't paid their membership fees, we politely ask them to do so soon in order that we can include them in our special invitations and to allow access to the FPA benefits.
Please note our new offices address near Times Square at 1501 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
We also want to invite you to connect with us on all social media.
For any inquiry you may have for us it is strongly recommended that you contact us initially via e-mail. A member of our team will contact you in regards to your request.
If you also wish to volunteer to contribute to the efforts of our newly elected Board and Executive Committee, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The FPA Team
FPA members are invited to participate at Columbia Population Research Center Conference: Shaping the Future of DACA: Bridging Research and Policy.
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Social Work Building, Room C03
For full list of programming and participants:
*Press RSVP required at Sabina.Lee@columbia.edu;
TO: Members of the FPA
FROM: Thanos Dimadis, General Secretary
DATE: 16th February, 2018
SUBJECT: Election of Officers & Executive Board
The Officers & Executive Board for the FPA's Centennial Year are as follows:
PRESIDENT: David P. Michaels
VICE PRESIDENT: Ian Williams
GENERAL SECRETARY: Thanos Dimadis
TREASURER: Jeffrey Laner, Esq.
Gigi Van Deckter
Shen Lu (Alternate Board Member)
Ladies & Gentlemen:
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017
First, I wish to thank a great team for all their initiatives and efforts that resulted in achieving a particular statistic that says it all: For the second year running, during the fiscal year ending 31st October, the FPA received more applications for membership than we have in any previous year for which we have records.