Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 07:30 PM

Webinar: Create Your Next Career Opportunity Anytime You Want


Imagine getting up on a Monday morning and being excited and inspired about the day ahead!

It’s possible to feel on track with your career, and there are plenty of amazing career opportunities out there.

This live training will give you an understanding of the 5 key practices that you need to create career opportunities.

Join expert career coach Alison Cardy on this free live training and you’ll discover:

-Why you should totally ignore the folks who say things like “most people don’t like their work.” and “you should be happy to have your job.” (things that absolutely make you feel like the immediate answer is the cookie tin).
-Why it absolutely does not matter if the career help you got before didn’t help at all.
-Why a new resume is NOT the answer (and what is).
-The biggest mistake you might be making when you jump enthusiastically into your job search. (though you gotta love that puppy dog enthusiasm).

This is your chance to take the first step to making this the year when you finally get your career locked into place.

Grab your spot on this free live training!

YPFP NY members have been invited to attend this training free of charge. Register here


Alison Cardy

Alison Cardy is a career truth teller who believes in living a life that actually feels like your own. She and her team have helped nearly 200 professionals find a great career fit through her proven CLARITY process. She is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown, and her alma mater, The University of Maryland.

Alison is the author of the 5-star rated, bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Monster, Forbes, The Muse, Undercover Recruiter, and The Washington Post. Her home on the web is at cardycareercoaching.com.

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC

The New Generation of Social Engagement in the Digital Age


The Embassy of Italy cordially invites you to join them on February 26th for their Digital Diplomacy Series panel discussion on The New Generation of Social Engagement in the Digital Age.

When: Monday, February 26, 2018

Check-in/Registration: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Embassy of Italy

3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008


Moderated by:

Frances Holuba
Founder, Chief Social Architects


Anastasia Dellaccio
Director, Community and Career Engagement, Creator Awards, WeWork

Phim Her
Marketing Solutions Manager, The Washington Post

Nicole Isaac
Head of U.S. Public Policy, LinkedIn

Katherine Vargas
Media Partnerships & Public Affairs, Google


RSVP REQUIRED: To RSVP, email press.washington@esteri.it with your name, affiliation, and email. Please also include name, affiliation, and email for ALL GUESTS.

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 9 rsvps

February Book Club: 'Bitter Fruit'


Join YPFP NY's book club this month to discuss Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala written by Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, and John H. Coatsworth.

First published in 1982, Bitter Fruit is a classic must-read. It is a "comprehensive and insightful" account of the CIA operation that aimed to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacob Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. Referencing government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials, the authors warns the readers what happens when the US abuses its power.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 33 rsvps
United Nations Foundation in New York, NY

Tackling Terrorism in the Age of Technology: An Evening with David Scharia


How does the UN fight terrorism? YPFP NY and Young UN are pleased to host an evening discussion with distinguished speaker David Scharia, Chief of Branch at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED). Responsible for counterterrorism policy, Scharia leads a team of experts, monitoring states’ implementation of counterterrorism measures and advising the Security Council CTC on counterterrorism matters.

Learn more about the UN’s multifaceted response, which covers legal and criminal justice, financing of terrorism, law enforcement and border control, gender dimension of counter terrorism, terrorists' use of technologies and the internet, human rights, and countering violent extremism.

Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Woolworth Building in New York, NY

International Careers in the Private Sector: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience

Intrigued by an international career? Ready for life with at least one foot across sovereign borders? Are you a new job seeker or transitioning to a new career? This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who offer practical advice and share their real-life experiences. On Thursday, March 1, the career panel will focus on careers in the private sector and will be moderated by Steve Godeke, Principal, Godeke Consulting. This panel is part of a series offered in collaboration with New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

Members and nonmembers may RSVP on the website of the Center for Global Affairs.

RSVP deadline is March 1 at noon.

Friday, March 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
Asia Society in New York, NY

First Friday Leo Bar - Happy Hour at Asia Society


YPFP-NY is a proud outreach partner for the Asia Society's First Friday Leo Bar happy hour on March 2.

The Asia Society museum stays open late from 6:00–9:00 pm, offering free admission, exhibition tours, refreshments, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and more. The March edition of First Friday offers a first chance to see the newly opened exhibition, Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting, and features free artist talks and performances, including Ink in Motion: Calligraphy by Wang Dongling, 6:30–7:30 PM and Moonlight Meditation: Work-in-Progress, 8:00–9:00 PM.

A cash bar will be available.

Join YPFP and the Asia Society for an evening of arts, culture and drinks!

RSVP on Asia Society's Facebook event page here.

Monday, March 05, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Quaker House in Brussels, Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina: From Post-Conflict Reconstruction to EU Integration

The European Commission recently adopted a new strategy regarding the EU’s engagement in the Western Balkans which stresses the geostrategic importance of the region to the EU in order to build a strong and stable, united Europe. Located at the heart of the Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina plays a pivotal role in stabilising the neighbourhood, hence the priority given in sustaining long-lasting sustainable peace in the country. Pre-accession negotiations can play a critical role in building durable peace through positive economic, political and social change.

However, Bosnia faces numerous security challenges, most notably the revival of extreme ideologies and nationalism that causes strive within the region, hindering actionable progress to achieve peace. QCEA and YPFP invites you to join an exciting debate aiming to provide you with in-depth insight on the latest political and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU’s role in supporting peace and stability within the region. What is the role in building peace of the EU military operation in Bosnia- Herzegovina (Operation EUFOR ALTHEA)? How can pre-accession negotiations with the EU serve as a basis to further peacebuilding in the Western Balkans? What are the opportunities for civil society dialogue in the accession process? How can the EU further improve its engagement to support the reconciliation and democratization processes? How can one address the growing revival extreme ideologies and rising ethnic tensions?

In order to explore these questions, YPFP is honoured to welcomed the following panellists:

Opening Remarks: Olivia Caeymaex, Peace Programme Lead, Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)

  • Goran Bubalo, Founder, Network for Building Peace
  • Manuel Munteanu, Political Desk Officer - Bosnia and Herzegovina, DG NEAR - Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kyriakos Tzivris, Crisis response planning and current operations, EU Military Staff, European External Action Service
  • Miranda Sidran, Deputy Head of Mission, Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union (TBC)

A detailed programme is available here

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Beers Bank (underground) in Brussels, Belgium

YPFP Monthly Social - March Edition

Roll up for the first edition of the YPFP Monthly Social series! Let’s start off by getting together on a fun and relaxed evening of drinks, plans, stories and if you feel like it you can always exchange views on recent foreign policy issues. You’ll also get a chance to hear all about the range of events and activities coming up, mingle and mix with members, staff and friends.

This series is open to everyone and will take place every first Tuesday of the following months, so set your calendars, bring your friends and spread the word!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Woolworth Building in New York, NY

International Careers with the Government: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience

Intrigued by an international career? Ready for life with at least one foot across sovereign borders? Are you a new job seeker or transitioning to a new career? This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who offer practical advice and share their real-life experiences. On Tuesday, March 6, the career panel will focus on careers with the government and will be moderated by Judith Siegel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. This panel is part of a series offered in collaboration with New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

Members may RSVP on CGA's website: http://events.scps.nyu.edu/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=2844&Iid=6157&Frm=.

RSVP deadline is March 6 at noon.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM
BeCentral in Brussels, Belgium

Burst Your Bubble: Integration and Security in Brussels

Saad Amrani, Chief Commissioner at the Brussels Police Department and Strategic Advisor to the Commissioner General of the Federal Police, will answer questions about security and integration in Brussels two years after the March 22 attacks. Which steps has the Belgian police taken in their radicalisation prevention and integration work? What can and should the Brussels community do to foster integration among its different ‘bubbles’? What are the lessons learnt and know-hows developed since 2016? The event is part of the Global Shapers Brussels 'Burst Your Bubble' initiative. The purpose of the project is to engage members of the Brussels community in conversations around ideological and cultural diversity across the Brussels region.

Mr. Saad Amrani is a leading advocate in the European capital’s fight against radicalisation and ISIS. In his position with the Brussels Police, Amrani is responsible for securing European Summits and other international high level meetings, maintaining public order at demonstrations, matters dealing with foreign born communities, and international issues. Since 2015, he had led a joint project between the Moroccan and Belgian police on radicalization issues.

This event is jointly organised by the ‘Burst Your Bubble’ project of the WEF Global Shapers Brussels Hub and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy - Brussels.

To register for the event, please fill in this form