YPFP Events

YPFP NY: The Intervention Calculation

April 04, 2013 06:30 pm


Scholastic Auditorium
557 Broadway
New York City, NY
United States

The U.S., for better or worse, is often seen as the world’s policeman. But the question of when to intervene in other nations’ affairs with military force has long stymied American policymakers, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria. Why do we intervene in some conflicts and stand on the sidelines in others?

Please join the Foreign Policy Association, YPFP New York and Scholastic for a special screening of "The Intervention Calculation," a 30-minute documentary examination of U.S. intervention policy featuring U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former head of policy planning at the State Department Ann-Marie Slaughter, Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other key figures in the debate.

The event will be followed by a Q&A session with Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine UN correspondent Colum Lynch and and Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman.

WHAT: The Intervention Calculation: Screening and Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, New York, NY
RSVP: Register online here. Admission for YPFP Members is free of charge, using the code YPFP2013. For non-YPFP members, tickets are $7.00. Become a YPFP member today.

See the trailer here. For more event information, see http://www.fpa.org/events/index.cfm?act=show_event&event_id=519

Colum Lynch is UN correspondent for the Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been been reporting on foreign policy and national security for the Washington Post since June 1999. As the Post's United Nations reporter, Lynch has been involved in the paper's diplomatic coverage of a broad range of crises, including conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia, and the nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea. He has also played a key part in the Post's diplomatic reporting on the Iraq war, the International Criminal Court, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. counterterrorism strategy.

Jonathan Tepperman is managing editor at Foreign Affairs. He has spent his career covering foreign policy and international news, both as a writer and an editor. He was previously managing editor and a director at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm. Before joining Eurasia Group, Tepperman spent three years at Newsweek, where he was the deputy editor of Newsweek International. In that post he helped oversee Newsweek's Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa coverage, top-edited the InternationaList section, ran the annual Davos Ideas issue, and wrote a regular style and luxury column, "The Good Life." Prior to that, he spent eight years at Foreign Affairs magazine, rising to the post of managing editor.

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