The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for Feb ‘17

Our curated list of foreign policy-related events for February, featuring (mostly free) events around town.

For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

2/6: Economic Policy and Performance in India, 5.30 pm to 8:00 pm, Columbia University. Free with registration.

A distinguished lecture by Arvind Panagariya, Cabinet Minister and Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India. 

2/6: The Rise of Populism: Reasons and Responses, 6.30 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU. Free with registration.

Given the recent, seemingly inescapable rise of populism in the U.S. and Europe, and the increasing threat it poses to multi-cultural and cosmopolitan societies, this panel will engage with important questions focusing on the reasons behind the changes in political culture, the role of political correctness and religion, and how to formulate a democratic response to the situation at hand.

2/7: 100 Days of Impact: Fundraising for Cultural Activists, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Impact Hub NYC. Free with registration.

In this workshop, staff from China Residencies provide an overview of how to get funding for projects, covering fiscal sponsorship, crowdfunding, fundraiser parties, as well as applying for grants, fellowships, and residencies. Part of Impact Hub NYC's series of free workshops in direct response to Trump’s first 100 days plan.

2/9: Ethics in Action: Ethics and Wall Street, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, New York Society for Ethical Culture. Free with registration.

Hour-long discussion on the lessons we can still learn from 2008 financial crisis and what is right, wrong, moral, and immoral in the financial markets. Moderated by Jeffrey Sachs.

2/9: Climate Change and the New Technological Revolution: The Hispanic's Perspective, 7:00 pm, Instituto Cervantes. Free with registration.

A discussion on the future of the Paris Agreement given the possibility of countries abandoning the agreement or administrations hindering from the inside the conversations on the agreement’s regulations.

2/10: Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music in Radical Politics of South Africa, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, The Strand. $25. 

A discussion on the role that jazz musicians have played in shaping radical liberation politics and the liberation politics that have in turn shaped jazz in South Africa. A performance by South African musicians will follow the lecture.

2/13: Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm, Open Society Foundations (Webcast). Free with registration.

Michèle Lamont discusses her most recent book, Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel. The book illuminates the different kinds of stigmatizing or discriminatory incidents individuals encounter in each country, how they respond to these occurrences, and what they view as the best strategy—whether individually, collectively, through confrontation, or through self-improvement—for dealing with such events. 

2/13: New York Premiere of Eyeless in Gaza, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, HonestReporting/The Philos Project. $25; free for students.

This award-winning documentary follows journalists who covered the 2014 Gaza conflict, exposing the biased narrative told by international media through authentic footage, and interviews of journalists who reported the conflict.

2/23: Women's Foreign Policy Group New York Mentoring Fair, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, New York University. $25 for young professionals; $10 for university students; free for WFPG members and NYU students.

The Women's Foreign Policy Group Annual Mentoring Fair provides an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with international affairs professionals and learn from their career experiences. Unlike a career fair, the focus is on entering and succeeding in your field, not just opportunities at your company.

2/23: Network 20/20's Foreign Policy Networking Evening, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Network 20/20. $15.

Join Network 20/20’s at its new office space. Discuss foreign policy with a wide array of experts, members of the diplomatic community, and private and public sector professionals. Meet other professionals who have an interest in learning more about global affairs.

2/24: The M Word: Muslim-American Stories of Hope and Resistance, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Pen America. Free.

A conversation between award winning fantasy novelist G. Willow Wilson, AJ+ journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, poet Afaq Mahmoud, and journalist Noor Tagouri, who have all chosen to use their stories and platforms to speak out for marginalized minority communities.

Through 2/28: Voice of the Thunder Dragon: Bhutanese Contemporary Art, 263 Bowery. Free.

The first group exhibit of Bhutanese contemporary art in the United States.  Curated by collector Maxwell S. Joseph, it presents four visual artists who are pioneering contemporary visual art in Bhutan. Artists Asha KamaPema “Tintin” TsheringPhurba Namgay, and Gyempo Wangchuk's diverse practices offer unique insights into the Himalayan kingdom’s careful engagement with Westernization.  

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