The NY Cal - A Round-up Of Foreign Policy-Related Events For November 2015

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

11/03 from 10:00am to 11:30pm:Ranking Digital Rights: Corporate Accountability Index Launch Event,” New America. Free with registration.

New America's Ranking Digital Rights project will launch its inaugural Corporate Accountability Index with a ranking of 16 of the world's most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies on their commitments and disclosed practices affecting users' freedom of expression and privacy. Join Ranking Digital Rights at Civic Hall to find out which companies are doing better than others, why there are no real "winners," and what concrete steps companies can take to improve.


11/03 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm:China’s Millennials: The Want Generation,” China Institute. Free with registration.

Journalist Eric Fish will discuss his recently published work, China’s Millennials. In the book, Fish, a millennial himself, profiles youth from around China to show how they are navigating the education system, the workplace, divisive social issues, and a resurgence in activism. Based on interviews with scholars, journalists, and hundreds of young Chinese, his engrossing book challenges the idea that today’s youth have been pacified by material comforts and nationalism.


11/04 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm:World Order in an Age of Uncertainty,” Columbia University. Free with registration.

A conversation with Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace. The event entitled, "World Order in an Age of Uncertainty," takes place in the context of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and the upcoming 70th Anniversary of SIPA. Mr. Annan's remarks will focus on mobilizing political will and the role of leaders in galvanizing responses to the challenges humanity faces today.


11/06 from 6:00pm:Futures of the European Union,” Deutsches Haus at NYU. Free with registration.

Dr. Kolja Raube, a lecturer at the University of Leuven in Belgium and a senior researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, speaks on "The Role of Parliaments in European Foreign Policy."


11/06 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm:Book Launch: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change,” Americas Society / Council of the Americas. Free with registration.

Join Guy Edwards and J. Timmons Roberts as they present their book A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change, which analyzes the region’s three major blocs at the UN climate negotiations, addressing political, economic, environmental, and societal issues.


11/10 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm:Addressing Root Causes of Unrest in Arab Countries,” Carnegie Council. Free for students; $25 for general public.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Ronald Bruder, real estate developer and entrepreneur, established the Education For Employment Network (EFE), designed to provide unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa with market-driven training and job placements. Bruder and Jasmine Nahhas di Florio, vice president for partnerships and strategy of EFE, join Carnegie Council Senior Fellow David Speedie for a conversation followed by Q&A.


10/12 from 7:00pm:The Cosmopolites,” BookCourt. Free with registration.

The buying and selling of citizenship has become a thriving business in just a few years. Cash-strapped and resource-poor island nations, aided by a group of mysterious middlemen, have turned to selling citizenship as a new source of revenue after the 2008 financial crisis. Their customers are oil-rich countries like the United Arab Emirates, which don't want to confer citizenship on their own stateless, minorities. In an eye-opening first book, journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian travels the globe to meet these willing and unwitting "cosmopolites," or citizens of the world, who inhabit a new, borderless realm where things can go very well, or very badly.


11/18 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm:China, the U.S., and the 2016 Vote,” Asia Society. $15 students; $20 nonmembers.

Howard Fineman, Rana Faroohar and Jonathan Tepperman are three veteran reporters covering U.S. politics, business, and foreign affairs respectively, and have this in common: each is an alumnus of a special program called Understanding China – which sends senior US-based journalists for an intensive tour of China with the aim of obtaining a more nuanced view of that country and its policies. Join a special program looking at China today and the 2016 U.S. campaign, through the special lens of three journalists who understand the issues – here and there – particularly well.


11/25 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm:Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Re-emergence of the Taliban and the Arrival of ISIS,” Carnegie Council. Free for students; $25 for general public.

NATO has officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan, but the Taliban has launched a new offensive and ISIS is making inroads in the region as well. Ahmed Rashid, one of Pakistan's most respected journalists, will make sense of these developments and more. Rashid is the author of the best-selling books Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia and Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, among other titles.

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