Upcoming Events

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

Film Screening: "Last Men In Aleppo"

We are very pleased to offer YPFP members a unique opportunity to attend a film screening of "The Last Men in Aleppo" at Bozar on Monday, 23 April at 19h00. This exclusive event, co-hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the U.S. Mission to the EU, will include the screening of the award-winning documentary film "The Last Men in Aleppo", followed by a discussion with the film's director, Feras Fayyad, and producer Kareem Abeed. The screening will be introduced by Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Virginia Murray and GMF Vice President Dr Ian Lesser.

As seats are limited, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please only register through YPFP if you have not received an invitation directly from GMF.

"Last Men in Aleppo" was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work — a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush toward military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders —  Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud — as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: Do they flee or stay and fight for their country?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Black Sheep in Brussels, Belgium

YPFP Spring Pub Quiz 2018

YPFP is delighted to bring back one of our most popular events, the YPFP Pub Quiz!

Our pub quiz is free and open to all so invite your friends and come join us at the Black Sheep for an evening filled with good food, drink, and company, and test out your foreign policy knowledge.

Grab four of your friends or knowledgable acquaintances and come on down!

Doors open at 19:00 and the quiz begins promptly at 19:30.

If you wish to join, please email the Membership Team at brussels.membership@ypfp.org and include the following details:

  • Names of the members of your team;
  • Email addresses (specifying the designated contact person);
  • Your team name (with a foreign policy theme - best name will win a prize) - maximum 5 people per team.

Don't have a team? No problem! Send us an email to register and we will place you on a team.

There are a limited number of slots available for this fun evening--and they fill up quick! So send us an email now!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Danish Embassy Networking Event


The American-Danish Young Professionals cordially invites you to join them on April 24th for a networking event with Mr. Lars Bo Møller, Ms. Mette Søs Lassesen and Ms. Nancy MacPherson.


When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: The Embassy of Denmark

3200 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008


Mr. Lars Bo Møller
Deputy Chief of Mission, Vice Ambassador to the United States

Ms. Mette Søs Lassesen
Marketing Director at Rambøll in the United States

Ms. Nancy MacPherson
Senior Director Government & Public Affairs, LEGO Americas

Please click the following link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/xrY1fc6ABcglwwvc2

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 18 rsvps

YPFP NY and WIGA NYC Present: Next-Level Networking with Sandra Navidi

Please join us on April 26 for a special event, cohosted with WIGA NYC (Women in Global Affairs) and featuring Sandra Navidi, founder and CEO of BeyondGlobal and bestselling author of "$uperhubs: How the Financial Elite and their Networks Rule our World," one of Bloomberg's Best Books of the Year and winner of the Silver Medal at the 2018 Axiom Business Book Awards.

The evening's discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carolyn Kissane, Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs.

Please join us to discuss highlights from Sandra's book, insights on the global financial system, as well as the importance of building an effective professional network in an increasingly digital world. We encourage you to bring copies of Sandra's book, as she will be available for book signing during the reception. Light refreshments will be provided.

Special thanks to our event sponsors at the Lithuanian Consulate.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:45 PM
New York University in New York, NY

Data and Democracy: The EU and Cambridge Analytica

In light of the increasing relevance to international relations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, please join James Felton Keith, Chairman of the International Personal Data Trade Association, and Omar Jagen, CEO, MOVAAR, The Gambia, in a panel discussion moderated by New York University's Dr. Colette Mazzucelli about the evolution of personal data and the developments leading to the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving questionable access to the private information of more than 50,000,000 Facebook users. As this public event explores the nexus between data and democracy, different contexts, including The Gambia and Kenya, are highlighted given the reach of Cambridge Analytica, a microtargeting firm, and the corresponding need to protect the personal data of citizens.

Members may RSVP here.

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 5 rsvps

May Book Club

Mark your calendars for YPFP NY's next book club meeting, which will take place on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 PM at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in SoHo. This month, we've selected Ronen Bergman's New York Times bestseller, "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations". "Rise and Kill First" is the first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.” YPFP's monthly book club is a great opportunity to informally meet and connect with an engaged group of fellow bookworms who enjoy reading everything from history to the latest in international affairs literature.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Press Club in Brussels, Belgium

Tools of the Trade workshop - Finding the Dream Job

The search for the “ideal” job begins with looking at oneself.

YPFP invites our members to a special Tools of the Trade workshop for anyone wishing to embark on a successful job-hunt or career change. Guided by Mona Shair-Wloch, founder and principal trainer of key2advance, participants will learn more about their strengths, reflect on their passions, and develop skills for conducting informational interviews. At the end of this guided reflection, participants will have a better foundation for writing CVs and cover letters, and will be one step closer to landing that dream job.

Mona Shair-Wloch is the founder and principal trainer of key2advance, a coaching, training, career services and internship coordination consultancy. From 2007-2013, she led a high-profile internship program at the European Parliament in Brussels for students from all over the world under the patronage of Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament. Together with her team of career advisors, she secures and coordinates internships for multiple European Universities and coaches recent graduates into finding opportunities that match their skills and interests.

She has extensive experience in helping students gain clarity on their target career sector, enhancing their application documents and providing them with necessary skills for a successful school to work transition. In addition to managing key2advance, Mona is mainly delivering a series of training programs and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies on an international, divisional and local level and has a good understanding of the corporate and operational sides of various businesses. Having lived and gained experience in the Middle East, Europe and North America, Mona brings inter-cultural sensitivity and understanding to her work. Languages: Native in English, German and Arabic.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM

YPFP New Member Orientation

YPFP will be welcoming all new members added to the Washington, DC branch in the past six months at our New Member Orientation (NMO)! 

Come meet fellow new members and learn how to make the most out of your YPFP membership!

At NMO you will learn more about YPFP's mission and global reach. You will also hear from current members about how you can:

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 06:00 PM
The Loft at 600F in Washington, DC

AsiaX with Elise Hu: How Holding Back East Asia's Women Holds Back Asia


South Korea and Japan are among Asia — and the world’s — largest economies and seem futuristic on the surface: lightning fast internet speeds, pristine public transportation, and cultural exports of skincare and pop music that are known the world over. But for women, these societies are often anachronistic, and the lack of equality for South Korean and Japanese women can have alarming societal costs.

The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to host NPR Seoul correspondent Elise Hu for a discussion of these and other issues at the next installment of ASPI’s AsiaX speaker series. From her vantage point as the founding bureau chief for NPR’s Seoul office and a correspondent responsible for covering both Koreas and Japan, Elise will discuss the gender disparities in both societies, their long-term consequences, and potential solutions that could address the problems before it’s too late.

This is the fourth session of the Asia Society Policy Institute's AsiaX speaker series and networking event for Asia policy professionals and young executives. AsiaX is focused on bringing fresh ideas from up-and-coming Asian innovators and experts to the Washington D.C. policy debate. These private events bring together young leaders from across the government, business, and policy communities to discuss emerging trends and issues that are re-shaping Asia and the U.S. role in the region.


Please click here to RSVP.


When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: The Loft at 600 F

600 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004



Elise Hu is an award-winning correspondent assigned to NPR's Seoul bureau, where she is responsible for covering geopolitics, business, and life in both Koreas and Japan. She previously covered the intersection of technology and culture for the network's on-air, online and multimedia platforms. Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news startup devoted to politics and public policy. An honors graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism, she previously worked as the state political reporter for KVUE-TV in Austin, WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, and reported from Asia for the Taipei Times. Her work has earned a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow award for best online video, beat reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press and The Austin Chronicle once dubiously named her the "Best TV Reporter Who Can Write."


Please click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
Indian High Commission in London , United Kingdom

Roundtable and drinks with the Indian High Commissioner

YPFP London is delighted to invite you to a roundtable and drinks reception with the Indian High Commissioner at India House on 16th May.

You must be a YPFP London member to attend. Places are limited.

Apply for membership here