New York Events

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 37 rsvps

Counter-terrorism: The Global Perspective


Terrorism is one of the most severe challenges to international peace and security. Whether the siren recruitment call to conflict zones by ISIL/Daesh in Syria and Iraq, the scourge of Boko Haram and Al Shabaab in Africa or plots inspired in the heart of Europe, international terrorist groups continue to demonstrate a dynamic threat that impacts millions of lives. As well as countering terrorist attacks, states are increasingly realizing that preventing the uncontrolled spread of extremist incitement, including online, is vital. International action on military, policing, civil society and diplomatic channels — including at the United Nations — remains an essential part of the solution.

In this first of a new series of YPFP NY 21st Century Diplomacy events with the United Kingdom Permanent Mission to the United Nations, UN diplomats will host an interactive dialogue with YPFP members on the current trends, opportunities and challenges in the global fight against terrorism.

Refreshments will be served.

Sign up by logging into your account. This event is for YPFP members only. You must register at least 6 hours in advance. The UK Permanent Mission to the UN requires full names and job titles of those attending, and photo IDs for gaining entrance.


Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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August Happy Hour with NYC's Top Foreign Policy Associations


Join YPFP NY, Carnegie New Leaders (CNL) and The Met Society for a joint happy hour on August 24th from 6:00-8:30 pm. Celebrate summer with complimentary drinks, a bit of networking, and great conversation with your fellow global citizens! Those who want to keep the conversation and drinks flowing past 8:30 PM can head down to Stone Street afterward.

These monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to connect with likeminded people and to relax after a long day at work. 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!

Members and non-members should register via Eventbrite.

The CNL program is an affiliate of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, a leading non-profit think tank based in New York City. Its mission is to cultivate the next generation of ethical global leaders through Carnegie Council's public programming, exclusive social gatherings, and special events featuring prominent speakers.

The Met Society is the newest US Foreign Policy Think Tank based in New York City. Its mission is to develop new principles, ideas, approaches and objectives for US foreign policy in the 21st Century, to position the country to capitalize on its best strengths, and adapt to a changing international environment.


Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 15 rsvps

US Foreign Policymaking in the Trump Era


With his slogans of “Make America Great Again” and “America First,” candidate Trump pledged to remake U.S. foreign policy. President Trump has certainly followed through on some of his controversial promises, such as withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Agreement. But Congress and the courts have pushed back on other Trump initiatives, including his desire to limit immigration precisely as the world faces historically high numbers of desperate refugees. And, all along, Trump has sought to fend off questions about his campaign’s and administration’s involvement with Russia. Now, with increasingly apocalyptic rhetoric towards North Korea and little demonstrable concern about global humanitarian crises, Trump faces serious questions about his credibility, competence, and commitment to traditional American values and interests.

Join Zachary D. Kaufman, a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, for a briefing on US foreign policymaking in the Trump era.

Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and teaches at Stanford Law School. He has served in all three branches of the U.S. government (including the Supreme Court, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Departments of State and Justice) and in three international war crimes tribunals (including the International Criminal Court). He is the author or editor of three books (most recently: United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics (Oxford University Press, 2016)) and author of over 40 articles and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar), J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review), and B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (where he was the student body president and captain of the wrestling team).

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 05:15 PM

Foreign Affairs LIVE: Graduate School Fair


You are invited to the Foreign Affairs annual Graduate School Fair, produced in partnership with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) and YPFP NY on Tuesday, September 12 at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

We will convene undergraduate students and mid-career professionals for a panel discussion that will assess U.S. foreign policy under Donald J. Trump’s administration and its effect on the international order and the U.S. alliance system.

The discussion will be moderated by Foreign Affairs deputy managing editor Justin Vogt, and will be followed by a graduate school admissions fair, featuring the admissions boards of the most prestigious academic institutions. YPFP NY will also be there; look for our banner and booth.

Foreign Affairs is generously offering YPFP members complimentary admission to this event (a $15 savings). YPFP members may RSVP for complimentary admission via Eventbrite with the discount code "YPFP."


5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Registration and Welcome Reception

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion

  • Elliot Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institute
  • Justin Vogt (moderator), Deputy Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | APSIA Graduate School Fair


  • American University School of International Service
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
  • George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • IE University School of International Relations
  • Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Pennsylvania State Univeristy School of International Affairs
  • Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Syracuse University The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service
  • Tufts University The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
  • University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • University of St. Gallen Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
  • University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 4 rsvps

September Book Club: 'Red Notice'


Looking for a political crime thriller to read at the beach? We've got you covered.

Mark your calendars for the third meeting of YPFP NY's book club, led by member Miranda Tomic, which will take place on September 18, 2017 — after everyone's back and bronzed. We'll discuss Bill Browder's memoir, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. In this New York Times bestseller, Browder, a Wall Street maverick who ran one of the largest investment firms in Russia, becomes an accidental activist after his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is jailed and tortured to death for uncovering a $230 million corruption scheme.

Browder has recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian operatives and American lobbyists in DC working to repeal the Magnitsky Act.

According to Senator John McCain, “In Red Notice, Bill Browder tells the harrowing and inspiring story of how his fight for justice in Russia made him an unlikely international human rights leader and Vladimir Putin's number-one enemy. It is the book for anyone interested in understanding the culture of corruption and impunity in Putin's Russia today, and Browder’s heroic example of how to fight back.”

Members may RSVP by logging into their accounts.