By Cathy Vandewater posted on January 29, 2014 in ,
Protect and serve? Turns out you don’t have to be a police officer or even a soldier to do just that. Foreign Services Office jobs (which can be in consular, economic, management, political, or public diplomacy capacities) all offer opportunities to maintain US citizens’ safety and security overseas, with a few added benefits--namely, travel and high profile hobnobbing with diplomats.
YPFP and the Boren Forum Host First Partnership Series on U.S. Intelligence
By Matthew Parin posted on November 12, 2013 in ,
For three consecutive Mondays in August -- when most of Washington has fled the city for more temperate locales -- a group of 25 members of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and the Boren Forum gathered in the board room at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to discuss and debate the roles of intelligence in America’s national security process. With sessions led by Dr. William Nolte, Ms. Rachel Ingber, and Mr. Mark Young, the series sought to deepen the participants’ knowledge of the U.S.
World Bank Youth Summit 2013: Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030
By Irina Tsukerman posted on November 7, 2013 in ,
World Bank Summit 2013 brought together promising young entrepreneurs from all over the world to engage in a conversation about battling youth unemployment, ending world poverty, and making the world a better place by putting creativity, passion, and enthusiasm into action. Several specific factors differentiated this summit from similar solution-oriented gatherings. First, it was a good attempt to bring young activists and entrepreneurs and large private institutions together.
Note: The entry below is based off of a conversation. Names, places, and locations have been changed to maintain that person’s confidentiality.
I met with Jack for a drink in our neighborhood’s beer garden. He has worked at a part-time job in the international affairs field for over two years and is doing freelance work for a research firm on K Street.