New York Events

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 11 rsvps

North Korea's Hidden Revolution

YPFP NY, in collaboration with the Korean Consulate General, invites you to a discussion with Jieun Baek, author of the newly released book, North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society. The book describes how outside information and media flows covertly into North Korea; how this phenomenon is creating fault lines in the country’s attempts to seal its informational borders; and how this will spark sustainable changes in the country. Baek, who served as Google Ideas' North Korea expert, aims to shift the public narrative and perception of North Korea from being a hopeless, impenetrable black box to being a nation that comprises experts at the art of survival who are adapting to changes in the flow of information.


Discussion followed by book signing. Books available for purchase. Dinner provided by the Consulate General of Korea.

RSVP: Sign into your YPFP member account and register. Register by Tuesday, December 6 at 5pm. Non-members should RSVP here.


Jieun Baek is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and worked at Google, where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas' North Korea expert. Baek received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Policy from Harvard. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or at JieunBaek.com.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 06:30 PM · 10 rsvps
Asia Society in New York, NY

YPFP Excursion: Asia 2017

From the North Korean nuclear threat to rising tensions between India and Pakistan, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to continued speculation about the global economy, what will the new year bring and what trends should we watch for in business and politics? Which leaders will fare best, and which others will be challenged? What are the storm clouds gathering that might not be readily apparent – and where might we find the silver linings?


Asia Society has generously reserved free seats for YPFP members for this event ($20 value). Members may log into their accounts and RSVP below to be added to the list.

Evan Medeiros is Managing Director of Asia at the Eurasia Group. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.

Ruchir Sharma is Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in a Post-Crisis World.

Josette Sheeran is the seventh President and CEO of Asia Society. Previously, she served as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum and Fisher Fellow in the Future of Diplomacy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Tom Nagorski (moderator) is Executive Vice President of Asia Society. He joined the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism—having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News.

Monday, December 19, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Bell Book & Candle in New York, NY

December Happy Hour

Celebrate the holiday season with friends and fellow members over $1 oysters and specialty cocktails at Bell Book & Candle, a charming underground bar and restaurant in the West Village, where, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., we can enjoy $4 draft beer, $6 house red and white wine, and discounted drinks.


Our monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to learn more about YPFP NY and connect with likeminded people. Remember, you don't have to work directly in foreign policy to join us. Just come ready to drink, mingle and discuss the latest in world politics. Feel free to spread the word to friends and colleagues.

RSVP: Anyone can join. Non-members may sign up here.