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YPFP - New York Blog

The YPFP NY blog serves as the voice of its membership, and provides an opportunity for members to help shape the organization’s outlook. We welcome submissions from YPFP NY members and invite you to pitch an article. For submission guidelines click here

Mugabe Underestimated the Machine He Created

By Bart Connolly

Robert Mugabe once said he would rule Zimbabwe until he was 100 years old and that only God himself could remove him from power.  He was wrong on both accounts. On November 15 the Zimbabwean Defence Forces (ZDF) placed Mugabe and his family on house arrest and on November 21 he was subsequently forced to resign the presidency. 

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NY Relaunches Blog

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

This month, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) commemorates its 10th anniversary in New York with a special collaborative event, co-hosted by the Swiss Consulate, and in partnership with the Young UN, the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, and foraus. As we reflect on the past decade and celebrate all that we have accomplished, we seize the opportunity to look to the future and seek to chart an even bolder, more ambitious, direction in the years to come. In support of this effort we are pleased to announce the re-launch of the YPFP NY blog, hosted on the YPFP website and Medium channel.

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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for September ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for September, featuring (mostly free) events around town. For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

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UNITAR Waives Application Fee for YPFP Members

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will waive the $30 application fee for YPFP members interested in applying to its course, "International Relations and Global Diplomacy."

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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for May ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for May, featuring (mostly free) events around town. For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for April ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for April, featuring (mostly free) events around town. For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for March ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for March, featuring (mostly free) events around town.

For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

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NY Jobs for Feb '17

Each month, YPFP NY will highlight some of the most interesting jobs and internships out there that would put your foreign affairs expertise to good use.

Want to see a job highlighted below? Email it to juan.machado@ypfp.org.

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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for Feb ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for February, featuring (mostly free) events around town.

For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

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The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity

On January 25, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and AJC Access convened a discussion on the geopolitics of cybersecurity. Thought leaders Helen Popp and Petrica Ruta discussed recent cybersecurity developments in Eastern Europe.

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