YPFP's 2016 International Trade & Finance Module


YPFP's 2016 International Trade & Finance Module

Apply now! (Applications open April 6-20, 2016.)

Cost of this module will be $60.00

YPFP’s 2016 Leadership Incubator modules focus on multidisciplinary topics that have broad applicability across the foreign policy community and those which will impact international affairs over the long term. To this end, the next module YPFP will offer its members is an introduction to the goals, limitations and strategy of global international trade.


Session Topics*:

 International Trade in 2016: An Overview

  • How is trade increasingly shaping foreign policy?

U.S. Government Agencies Promoting Trade

  • How do government agencies like the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Export Import Bank work to promote trade?

International Trade Organizations

  • What role does organizations like the World Trade Organization play in the governance of world trade?

Trade Councils  

  • What do Trade Councils do for clients?

  • How do they influence international trade?

Trade Sanctions

  • How do trade sanctions function as a tool for national leaders?

  • Are they an effective foreign policy tool?

Trade Deals

  • What are the major trade deals currently in negotiation?

  • If finalized, how will these impact the global economy?

Careers in Trade 

  • How do young professionals enter a career in international trade?

Trade Negotiation

  • Participants will simulate the negotiation of the TTIP, with each participant representing an individual nation.


*Session topics are subject to change based on speaker/facilitator availability. Final session topics will be included in the module Welcome Packet upon acceptance to the program.