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BAIL happy hour is back!

Reconnect with your favorite internationalists in the Bay. Please join BAIL for drinks and conversation at The Perennial, a bar dedicated to environmental sustainability in downtown SF. We can’t wait to see you! RSVP here.

Details: Thursday, April 6, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at The Perennial, 59 Ninth Street, San Francisco. RSVP here.


Looking for a job?

Be sure to check out our latest job listings in our LinkedIn group. Current openings include positions with Hewlett Foundation, UNICEF, Coursera, Bridgespan, Mozilla Foundation, and more.

Looking for things to do? 

The BAIL events calendar features interesting international events happening in the Bay. Check it out here. Upcoming events include a Technology Salon on fake news (3/28) and an expert panel at Swissnex on crisis signals and humanitarian data.

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Interesting Articles and Bonus Featured Events

Interesting and critical piece in Foreign Affairs calling for Regime Change for Humanitarian Aid: How to Make Relief More Accountable

Check out this op-ed in Foreign Policy on Why Technology Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy featuring perspectives from Larry Diamond, Omidyar Network and others.

ethiopianFascinating updates from the Ford Foundation as they assess what they’ve learned and what’s next – including a shift to focus on more unrestricted funding.

Invaluable piece from Rachel Strohm highlighting some of the amazing restaurants in the Bay Area you can head to when you’re craving food from across the African continent. Additions welcome. Yum!

ICT4Drinks: TechChange in SF
Thursday, June 18 
5:00 pm

Interested in ways technology can improve the world? Join TechChange Founder and President, Nick Martin for happy hour when he visits the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, June 18th at Churchill Bar and meet other like-minded folks.

FREE! RSVP here – first round of drinks are on Nick, so come early and feel free to bring colleagues/friends!

SparkSF Cocktails for a Cause – Silicon Valley Editionspark
Wednesday, June 24
6:00 pm

SparkSF is coming to the Valley! Join us as we raise a glass, funds, and awareness for women around the world and our new grantee, Red Dot! Red Dot Foundation uses on online platform, Safecity, to anonymously crowdsource reported experiences of street harassment, aggregating the data as hot spots to indicate local trends and create safer cities.

Tickets ($10+) required. Appetizers included.

BAIL Happy Hour
Thursday, June 25
6:00 pm

We miss you. There are new people you should meet. Time for another edition of BAIL happy hour! Come mingle with your fellow internationalists at Hopwater Distribution (850 Bush Street).

No RSVP required, see you there!!

Drink + Think: Assaults on the Press
Wednesday, July 1
6:30 pm

Join Center for Justice & Accountability’s Young Professionals’ Committee for Human Rights for a thought-provoking happy hour and discussion on the evolving threats faced by both domestic and international journalists, including issues around freedom of the press, cyber attacks, and the public’s access to information.

FREE! RSVP here.


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None of these float your boat? Lots more on the events calendar!

Featured June Events

Tech in Indonesia
Monday, June 1
6:30 – 8:30

Indonesia is one of the hottest countries that investors and tech entrepreneurs are looking at. It is one of the top five countries globally for Facebook & Twitter users.  Curious to know what is happening in Indonesia, the 4th most populated country in the world?  Join us as a delegation of Indonesian entrepreneurs and tech professionals pitch their ideas and share their viewpoints on the growth of the technology sector in Indonesia.  Food provided. Hosted by the IPA (Indonesian Petroleum Association) and the SVA Technology Alliance (a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the flow of ideas and collaboration between the technology industry in Indonesia and Silicon Valley).



Chain Reaction: Ploughshares Fund Gala
Monday, June 8chain-reaction_logo2_0
6:00 – 8:30

Nuclear weapons are obsolete, expensive and do nothing to protect us from the real threats we face today.They have challenged our existence for 70 years.Their time has come. Help us retire the bomb. Join the Ploughshares Fund along with special guests:

General James E. Cartwright, Ret, USMC, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011) and former commander of US nuclear forces (STRATCOM)

Reza Aslan, Best-selling author of Zealot, Middle East expert and religious scholar

Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, author and journalist

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Featured May Events

Indego Africa Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop & Mixer
Wednesday, May 6
6:00 – 8:00Indego

Just in time for Mother’s Day, come shop beautiful gifts for all the women in your life, made with love by women in Rwanda. Indego Africa products — jewelry, home goods, clothing, and accessories — are all handmade and fair trade.

Don’t feel like shopping? Just come by to mingle with interesting people, have a drink, talk about how we can help women, and hear about what we’re doing at Indego Africa to support Rwandan women entrepreneurs through training and access to markets!

FREE event at Dear Mom (2700 16th Street, San Francisco, CA)

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Featured April Events

Free Movie Screening: Girl Rising
Wednesday, April 8
5:00pm – 8:00pm

PG&E’s Women’s Network and W-STEM network, and their community sponsor Spark, are honored to be screening Girl Rising From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. This event also includes time for networking and a post-film discussion. Read more