Applications NOW OPEN for the 2015 Political Risk Module.
Open Application Period: May 20-30, 2015
There is a $50.00 fee to participate in this module. Fees do not apply unless you are accepted to participate.
See bottom of the page for application instructions!
The Leadership Incubator is a special class of YPFP programming. The initiative consists of modules, each a series of activities that build competency in a skill or knowledge area of vital importance to future foreign policy leaders. The modules last 8 weeks*, are composed of 20-30 participants, and include lectures, instruction, and collaborative, hands-on activities. YPFP has executed previous modules on topics ranging from Strategic Communications in a Digital Age to International Conflict Resolution.
The field of political risk continues to grow in both size and importance as the world becomes more interconnected. Actors in the private sector, with operations and investments that now span not only countries but also continents, have a need to consume up-to-date, accurate information on the risks they face every day around the world.
YPFP has convened a group of leading political risk experts from the private sector, government and academia to prepare a module that introduces a group of selected future leaders to the role, methods and strategies of political risk firms and analysts. This module will cover the basic fundamentals of political risk analysis, explore what distinguishes some of the leading firms in the industry from one another and what value targeted analytical insight can provide to the private and public sectors.
Sessions will begin the week of June 9, 2015 and run on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks
Proposed Session Topics and Dates:
1.) An Introduction to Political Risk: Origins, Importance, Drivers and Demand for Political Risk Analysts and Metrics (June 9)
2.) Globalization: Does Greater Integration Make the World More or Less Predictable for Political Risk Analysts? (June 16)
3.) Forms of Political Risk Analysis (June 23)
4.) The Energy Sector: An Uncertain Climate for Business (June 30)
5.) Politics Beyond the State—Risks from Non-State Actors (July 7)
6.) Political Risk for Fun and Profit: How a Political Risk Firm Operates (July 14)
7.) Regionally Focused Risks (July 21)
8.) Interactive Simulation--Subject TBA (July 28)
To apply for YPFP's 2015 Political Risk Module ensure you are logged in to your YPFP membership account on the ypfp.org homepage. You must RSVP to this event before you will be automatically redirected to the application page. Applications that are not completed will not be considered for participation in the module.
The $50.00 module fee will be requested upon acceptance to the module.
* This module will be held weekly from 6:30p-8:00p at Cultural Vistas.
1250 H St NW
Washington, DC 20005
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