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New York Events

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 4 rsvps
Grace Street in New York, NY

October Book Club: 'Nothing to Envy'

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Mark your calendars for the October meeting of YPFP NY's book club, led by member Miranda Tomic. This month, we'll discuss Barbara Demick's eye-opening account of life inside North Korea, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il (the father of Kim Jong-un), and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population.

This month's meeting will take place at Grace Street, a coffeehouse offering Asian deserts in Koreatown.

Members may RSVP by logging into their accounts.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 11 rsvps
IIDEA Group in New York, NY

U.S-North Korea Relations in the Trump Era

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North Korea has dominated headlines and sparked widespread concern across the international community with its recent thermonuclear test and spate of missile launches. North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program have increasingly posed a threat to the United States and its allies in Northeast Asia.

Join Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and National Committee on Korea Executive Director Keith Luse for a discussion on key elements of North Korea’s contemporary international relations: generational differences between Kim Jong Un and his father and grandfather’s approaches to foreign policy; North Korea’s critical, but deteriorating relationship with China; Pyongyang’s attitudes and goals towards the United States; and North Korea’s relations with other key regional actors such as Japan and Russia.

Members may RSVP by logging into their account. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Loreley Beer Garden in New York, NY

October Happy Hour

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Join YPFP NY for the Halloween installment of our monthly happy hour at Loreley Beer Garden in the Lower East Side from 7-10.00pm.

Our monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to connect with like-minded 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!

Halloween drink specials and mini pumpkin kegs available. 

Anyone can come. Members and non-members should RSVP on Facebook.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Asia Society in New York, NY

YPFP Excursion: Meet the Asia Game Changers

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The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. 

Meet some of the remarkable members of the 2017 Asia Game Changers:

  • Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and passionate advocate for ending child marriage.
  • Jean Liu is President and CEO of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest mobile transportation platform.
  • Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Mongolian girl who has shattered gender barriers — and was the subject of the award-winning film The Eagle Huntress.
  • Leng Ouch has risked his life — on multiple occasions — to help safeguard the environment in his native Cambodia.
  • Dev Patel is an award-winning actor who has leveraged his celebrity to help India’s poor.
  • Wu Tong is a virtuoso Chinese musician, composer, and builder of cultural bridges around the world.
  • Sherrie Westin is the Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, an organization that has proven to be an educational television pioneer, particularly for the children of different regions in Asia.

Asia Society has generously reserved free seats for YPFP members for this event ($50 value). Members may log into their accounts and RSVP below to be added to the list.


Monday, November 06, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Woolworth Building in New York, NY

International Careers with Government: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience

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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 Monday, November 6, the career panel will focus on careers with the government and will be moderated by Judith Siegel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. This panel is part of a series offered in collaboration with New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

Members and non-members may RSVP on CGA's website.

NYU-Center for Global Affairs Career Panels


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Woolworth Building

International Careers in the Private Sector: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience

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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, November 8, 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 and non-members may RSVP on CGA's website.

NYU-Center for Global Affairs Career Panels


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Online

YPFP Excursion: APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

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Thinking about #GradSchool? The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) makes it easy to find programs! 23 top programs will be online to connect with you on November 15. Learn about masters, mid-career, and PhD programs around the world!

Register here.