New York Events

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 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 Wednesday, October 26, 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 may RSVP on CGA's website.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 06:30 PM · 8 rsvps
Asia Society New York in New York, NY

YPFP Excursion: 'Being the Other: The Muslim in India'

Join Asia Society as veteran Indian journalist Saeed Naqvi discusses the various deliberate and inadvertent acts that have contributed to the othering of the 180 million Muslims in India.

Asia Society has generously reserved free seats for YPFP members for this event ($12 value). Members may log into their accounts and RSVP below to be added to the list.


Saeed Naqvi is senior Indian journalist, television commentator, interviewer. He has interviewed world leaders and personalities in India and abroad, which appear in newspapers, magazines and on national television, remained editor of the World Report, a syndication service on foreign affairs, and has written for several publication, both global and Indian, including the BBC NewsThe Sunday ObserverThe Sunday TimesThe GuardianWashington PostThe Indian ExpressThe Citizenand Outlook magazine. At The Indian Express, he started in 1977 as a Special Correspondent and eventually becoming, editor, Indian Express, Madras, (1979–1984), and Foreign Editor,The Indian Express, Delhi in 1984, and continues to writes columns and features for the paper.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 06:30 PM · 13 rsvps
EastWest Institute in New York, NY

U.S. Cyber Policy and Innovation

What are the challenges facing U.S. Department of Defense cyber policy and how is U.S. Cyber Command innovating to answer these challenges?

Join us on Thursday, November 3rd for a discussion on U.S. cyber policy and technology concerns with Jacquelyn Schneider, Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and member of the Point of Partnership team at U.S. Cyber Command. She will also speak about the Department of Defense's new initiative, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which links the U.S. military with leading technology companies. The discussion will be moderated by Franz-Stefan Gady, senior fellow at EastWest Institute (EWI) and and founding member of the Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative.

Open to YPFP members and non-members; link for non-members ($10) to RSVP here.

This event is being co-hosted with EWI and will include a small reception courtesy of YPFP. 


Schneider-3-1.jpgJacquelyn G. Schneider, Major, United States Air Force Reserve, is a member of the Point of Partnership team at U.S. Cyber Command. Previously, she served as a joint planner in the J5-Policy and Plans Division of U.S. Cyber Command where she worked on international engagement, cyber deterrence, and operational cyber planning.

In her civilian capacity, she is an Instructor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies at the U.S. Naval War College. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia. Jacquelyn's work has appeared in print in Journal of Conflict Resolution and Strategic Studies Quarterly, and on-line at War on the Rocks, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and The Center for a New American Security. Previously, she held adjunct positions at RAND and the Center for a New American Security and was a PhD Candidate in Residence at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University.

Jacquelyn holds a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University, a M.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at George Washington University.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps
Juan Machado in New York, NY

YPFP Excursion: President Clinton/Trump: The Asia Inbox

Join Asia Society for a discussion on what lies in store for the next president, and for U.S. relations with the nations of Asia. What issues are highest in priority? From Iran to India, China to North Korea, maritime disputes to climate change to the threat of terrorism, what should the U.S. role and posture be?


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.

Ambassador Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the board of directors of Entegris, Inc. He is a member of Secretary John Kerry's Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs—the State Department’s third-ranking official, led negotiations on the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, was the lead negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program, and served as Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005) and Greece (1997-2001). He served as State Department Spokesman (1995-1997), five years on the National Security Council at the White House where he was Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Director for Soviet Affairs in the administration of President George H.W. Bush (1990-1995).

Ashley Tellis is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was recently involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India. He is also Research Director of the Strategic Asia Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research and co-editor of the program’s twelve most recent annual volumes, including this year’s Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power. Previously, he served as Senior Adviser to the ambassador at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, and on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the president and Senior Director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia. He is the author of India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture (RAND, 2001) and co-author of Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future (RAND, 2000).

Yun Sun is Senior Associate with the East Asia Program at the Henry L. Stimson Center and a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes. From 2011 to early 2014, she was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution jointly appointed by the Foreign Policy Program and the Global Development Program where she focused on the Chinese national security decision-making processes and China-Africa relations. From 2008 to 2011, Yun was the China Analyst for International Crisis Group based in Beijing, specializing on China's foreign policy towards conflict countries and developing world.

Jon Williams (moderator) is managing editor for international news at ABC News. Prior to his current role, he spent seven years as world editor at the BBC, where he managed a staff of 200 people in 30 different countries, shaping the organization's news coverage and strategy. In 2007, the BBC's coverage of the Israel-Lebanon conflict won an international Emmy in the news category. Most recently, he oversaw the organization's reporting of the civil war in Syria, which was honored with the 2013 International Prize by the Royal Television Society. From 2000-2003, he served as the main broadcast producer on the BBC's "Six O'Clock News" — the U.K.'s most-watched news program — during 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
AS/COA in New York, NY

November Happy Hour with Amb. Gomez Pickering, Young Professionals of the Americas and Princeton in Latin America

Join YPFP on Tuesday, November 15, from 6pm-8pm for a special happy hour reception featuring Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York City with the Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Princeton in Latin America (PiLA).

Entry is free to YPFP members; nonmembers will be charged $10 for entry. No need to be a member to attend -- but consider becoming a YPFP NY member today to save on the entry fee.

Don't miss this opportunity to make connections with members of YPFP, YPA and PiLA. Spread the word to friends and coworkers!

RSVP: Sign into your YPFP member account and click "RSVP" below by Monday, November 14 at 5pm. Entry is free for current YPFP members. 

If you’re not a member, you may RSVP here. Nonmembers will be charged $10 for entry, payable through PayPal at new.york@ypfp.org.

About the Speaker

Ambassador Pickering was appointed as Consul General of Mexico to New York City in June of 2016. He is a career diplomat as well as a writer and journalist.

Prior to his arrival in New York he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from 2013 to 2016; as well as Director for Foreign Media for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s office from 2012 to 2013.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City; an M.A. on Cultural Development from the University of Columbia in New York City; and a Postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi, India.

About the Partners


YPA is an international network part of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas that provides a platform for young professionals in their 20s and 30s to connect around the latest trends in the Americas.

PiLA partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in yearlong service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations with a social mission in Latin American and Caribbean.