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The NY Cal: Foreign Policy Events for Jan ‘17

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

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


1/10: The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, The Strand. Purchase of book or $15 gift card required.

A decade has passed since boots first hit the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. In The Road Ahead, 25 diverse veteran voices reflect the changing face of combat and reflect the haunting realities and truths only fiction can reveal. Join a panel of experienced fictioneers, up-and-comers, and everyone in between, all pulled from the ranks of America's armed forces, as they discuss their stories.

1/12: The Future of Transatlantic Trade, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, American Council on Germany/Cultural Vistas. Free with registration.

A political salon with Simon Book, a reporter at the German business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche on the future of transatlantic trade and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

1/12: Post Trump, Brexit, and the AFD: Beyond the Divide and What We Should Be Doing Instead, from 6:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU. Free with registration.

This panel will consider the possibilities and action for a better future in light of the recent wave of racist and nativist violence, political polarization, and economic angst in the U.S. and Europe.

1/18: The First 100 Days: What to Expect from Trump in China Policy, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Asia Society/Young China Watchers. Email mlaha@asiasociety.org for discounted tickets.

Daniel Rosen, co-founder of the Rhodium Group, and Orville Schell, Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, assess how Trump’s worldview is likely to shape American policy toward China.

1/19: Global Politics and Beer, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, The Metropolitan Society for International Affairs. Free with registration. 

Join Met Society fellows and international affairs specialists for a fun and lively conversation about global politics over beer.

1/23: Energy and Environment Policy Under Trump, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Columbia University. Free with registration. 

There's a good deal of uncertainty about what Trump's election will mean for U.S. energy and environment policy. Join Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion to discuss with three senior energy and environment advisors to President George W. Bush.

1/23: Latin America's 2017 Economic Outlook, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Americas Society / Council of the Americas. Free with registration.

A discussion on Latin America's 2017 economic outlook with Alejandro Werner, director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the International Monetary Fund.

1/26: Policymaking in Turbulent Times: The Role of Think Tanks, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Asia Society/University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. Free with registration.

A discussion on the role of international affairs think tanks during this critical juncture in U.S. and global politics. Also serves at the New York launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index report.

1/26: The 2016 Presidential Election: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Foreign Policy Association. $25 for non-members, $5 for students.

A distinguished panel of historians seeks to place the 2016 Presidential Race within a historical context.

1/30: Finding Oscar (Film Screening and Q&A), 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Open Society Foundations - New York. Free with registration.

A feature-length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. Screening followed by a discussion with Scott Greathead, a lawyer long involved in human rights advocacy and one of the film’s co-producers, and Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala, whose work is featured in the film.

1/30: Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century, from 6:30 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU. Free with registration.

A lecture by Konrad Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, exploring the shared experiences and tropes of memory by ordinary Germans during the tumultuous twentieth century. 


If you have a suggestion for future events, email juan.machado@ypfp.org

The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of their employer or Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.


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