The Research Team is creating intellectual capital that underpins YPFP’s mission and establishes YPFP as a venue and vehicle for cutting-edge discourse on the intersection of the the future of foreign policy, leadership and our generation's unique role in shaping world affairs. The purpose of the Research Department is to serve as YPFP’s “think tank” for its membership and the discipline of Foreign Policy/International Relations. The research department produces high quality materials that have an impact on foreign policy. We believe in serving our community as a resource for their intellectual consumption.
Our goal is to educate a variety of stakeholders through innovative, informative and persuasive ideas and analysis that demonstrates YPFP's commitment to the practice of foreign affairs.
The office of the VP is to manage all of the department’s projects and initiatives. It is the duty of the office to ensure that our membership has access to quality information and can engage with other members of the community. The VP works across the organization to collaborate on a variety of projects with other departments. It is also charged with ensuring that the department grows in size and recognition.
Interim Vice President: Amy Chin firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Director: Caitlin Tomae email@example.com
This division serves as the primary contact for publishing research content and newsletters, including the YPFP blog. It has been charged with increasing recognition of YPFP in academia and the foreign policy community through the publication of original research, op-eds, and research products.
Director: Bob Vitas firstname.lastname@example.org
The YPFP Fellowship Program is an intensive research experience designed for YPFP members preparing for careers in foreign policy and international affairs. As a YPFP Research Fellow, you will be in a unique position to research topics that are central to YPFP’s worldview and translate these findings into potential solutions for challenges facing the millennial generation. This research is designed to add to the overall foreign policy discourse and advance YPFP’s standing within the international affairs community.
Meet our current class of fellows here.
Director: Neysha Alvarez Neysha.Alvarez@ypfp.org
Discussion groups serve as an opportunity for YPFP’s members to have intimate discussions with other individuals who share a similar passion for a certain field or geographic region. We currently have discussion groups that range from Europe and Southeast Asia to Governance and Trade and Finance. Most of the groups range between 15-25 members and meet to discuss the current issues in that particular topic. They are also charged with producing a report or policy brief on this topic at least once a year. These groups offer a great opportunity for members with a particular academic or professional background to bring their unique perspectives and knowledge to one of the discussion groups. With over 10,000 members within YPFP, these groups serve the greatest benefit to members who would like to engage with likeminded individuals in candid discussions about common topics of interest.