The NY Cal: A Round-up of Foreign Policy-Related Events for March 2015


This curated list is a round-up on what days to mark off on your calendar for foreign policy-related events in March. Most events below require RSVPs or tickets. If you have a suggestion for future events, please submit them here.


3/2 from 4:30 to 6:00pm: “The Age of Sustainable Development,” Columbia University. Free with RSVP.

Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice.



3/5 from 6:00 to 7:00pm: “The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security,” Foreign Policy Association. $25 for non-members. $5 for students.

Professor Bartholomew Sparrow of the University of Texas at Austin will be discuss his new book on the role and legacy of Brent Scowcroft, former United States National Security Advisor under President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, Military Assistant to President Richard Nixon, and former Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush.



3/9 from 12:30 to 2:00pm: "Prison and Persecution in Turkmenistan," Open Society Foundations. Free. Lunch will be provided.

A panel discussion on the state of human rights in Turkmenistan featuring Ruslan Myatiev, journalist and founder of Alternative Turkmenistan News; Kate Watters, co-founder and executive director of Crude Accountability; and Catherine Cosman is a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.



3/9 from 6:00 to 8:30pm: “China Globalizing: The Implications for Latin America,” AS/COA. Free with RSVP.

China is an increasingly important player in Latin America as the top trade partner of some of the region’s largest economies. This discussion aims to rethink the regional partnership strategies and to place greater emphasis on the ties in trade, foreign direct investment and cooperation.​


3/9 from 6:30 to 8:15pm: “The Age of Exhaustion: Can Our Old Ideas Make Sense in a New World?,” New America NYC. Free with RSVP.

Our polarized ideologies and traditional solutions seem inadequate to many of today's challenges. Do we once again find ourselves in one of these morbid intellectual periods when an interregnum of ideas leaves us struggling to understand the world? Join New America NYC and The Nation on a discussion of the  possible responses to these challenges.



3/10 from 6:00 to 8:00pm: “The Nobel Peace Prize: An Insider’s View,” Columbia University. Free with RSVP.

Geir Lundestad reflects on his 25-year experience as Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The discussion will focus on the role played by the Nobel Peace Prize in helping to promote international peace and security and in shaping the perceptions of conflict situations or of security challenges.


3/10 from 6:00 to 8:00pm: “New Oil Order?,” Foreign Policy Association. $25 for non-members. $5 for students.

Ed Morse, Global Head of Commodities Research at Citigroup, and Skip York, Principal Analyst, Americas Downstream, Midstream & Chemicals for Wood Mackenzie, discuss North America's struggle for energy independence, OPEC, and the ever-complicated international oil trade.



3/14 at 7:00pm: "New Women New Yorkers Launch Party," Centre for Social Innovation. $35.

Join New Women New Yorkers, an organization started by YPFP NY Member Arielle Kandel, for their Launch Party! Meet the team and learn more about how NWNY are empowering young women immigrants in New York City while enjoying an open bar with wine and beer, yummy snacks, a fabulous silent auction, and more entertainment activities. All proceeds go towards funding NWNY’s LEAD Program.



3/15 at 7:30pm: “In the News with Jeff Greenfield: Chuck Todd,” 92Y. From $35

Jeff Greenfield, one of the sharpest, wittiest minds around when it comes to discussing politics, sits down at 92Y with Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director of NBC News. They will discuss Todd’s newest book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.



3/16 from 6:30 to 8:00pm: “Womenomics: An Economic and Social Roadmap for Japan,” Asia Society. $15 for non-members. $12 for students.

Can Japan unleash the economic power of women to revitalize its economy? Asia Society Policy Institute hosts a discussion by a panel of distinguished experts.



3/18 at 6:30pm: “The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,” The Korea Society. $20 for non-members. Free for students.

Author and journalist Blaine Harden discusses his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, with Kenneth Rowe (No Kum Sok), the former fighter pilot in the North Korean Air Force who defected to South Korea in his MiG-15 in 1953. The book interweaves Rowe’s story with that of Kim Il-Sung’s rise to power during the Korean War.



3/22 at 2:00pm: “Who Creates the City?,” Goethe Institut. Free with RSVP.

How do private investors shape the city? How can citizens collectively reclaim public space? Are artistic interventions in the city effective and sustainable? Experts and residents from Munich, Madrid, and New York discuss these and related questions via live video conference.



3/23 at 6:00pm: "March Happy Hour," YPFP NY. Free for members and friends.

Join YPFP for our first Spring Happy hour of 2015! On Monday, March 23, 2015, we will be at Cacio e Vino in the East Village. Our friends from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs will be joining us. From 6:00 to 9:00pm, enjoy $6 wine/$7 spritz and free authentic Sicilian food when you buy a drink (or more). As usual, feel free to spread the word to friends and coworkers!



3/24 at 6:30pm: Women in Romanian Society. Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations. YPFP NY. Free for members.

H.E. Ambassador Simona-Mirela Miculescu, the first woman in the Romanian Diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador, will be speaking to a select group of YPFP members about women in Romanian society.



3/29 at 10:30 am: Leadership Skills Workshop: Advanced Negotiation. YPFP NY. Free for members.

Please join YPFP NY for a Leadership Skills Workshop on Advanced Negotiation, a follow-up session with a trained negotiation facilitator, Jonathan Dowdall.

This event is presented as part of YPFP NY's Leadership Skills Workshop Series, a set of meetings that helps YPFP members build hands-on skills for their professional advancement.


3/30 from 6:00 to 7:30pm: “Outcome of the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and Outlook for U.S. Policy,” Columbia University. Free with RSVP.

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion on the outcome of Iranian nuclear negotiations and next steps for U.S. policy, featuring Richard Nephew, former U.S. negotiator and current Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy's new program on Economic Statecraft, Sanctions, and Energy Markets, and Gary Sick, Senior Research Scholar, Middle East Institute at Columbia University.



3/31 from 6:00 to 8:00pm: “American Energy Challenges and Global Leadership in the Years Ahead,” Carnegie Council. $25. Free for students.

Dramatic changes in the global energy system pose hard choices for U.S. interests and values. This panel will seek to address what are the leadership responsibilities of the U.S. in the changing energy market and what are the best strategies and tactics the to promote energy security in a low price environment.

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