The NY Cal: A Round up of Foreign Policy-Related Events for September 2014

This curated list is a round-up on what days to mark off on your calendar for foreign policy-related events in September.

Most events below require RSVPs or tickets and unless otherwise noted, the events are in the evening. Make a note in particular of the many great YPFP events we have coming up, as well as special events that YPFP members can attend for free!

If you have a suggestion for future events, please email Eve Ahearn, associate director of communications, at eve.ahearn@ypfp.org.


September 3: “ISIS and Israel: Why the future of Iraq matters for the Jewish State,” ACCESS NY. $15.  
Sam Chester, an analyst at KCPS Clarity in Tel Aviv, will discuss why the ongoing turmoil in Syria and Iraq has significant implications for Israel, and how Israel can respond.


September 4: “The Impact of Russian Sanctions,” YPFP NY. Hosted at the Sovereign Military Order of Malta's Mission to the United Nations. Free for members.

Join YPFP NY for a discussion on the expanded sanctions against Russia, from the geopolitical events that led to the sanctions, to a description of the sanctions themselves and how they are impacting various industries at home and abroad.


September 8: “Young Women to Watch: Featuring Tammy Tibbetts, Founder of She's the First,” Lead-Arise. Free.

She’s the First is a non-profit focused on sponsoring education for girls in developing nations. Tammy Tibbetts will talk about her experiences founding and running an organization of this kind.


September 9: “NYC: Israel, Gaza & Monitoring Human Rights During Wartime,” New America Foundation. Free.

This event will feature Hagai El-Ad, the CEO of B’tselem, for a conversation about the importance of documenting human rights abuses, the challenges B'tselem's workers face, and how the latest war with Gaza is affecting freedom of expression and civil society in Israel.


September 10: “Launch of Women in Foreign Policy Series: A Conversation with Kim Barker, Former War Correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Elmira Bayrasli, Founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted,” YPFP-NY. Hosted at the The Norwegian Consul General's Residence. Free for members.

Join YPFP NY for a special kick-off event of the Women in Foreign Policy Series with a special focus on women in the media. Kim Barker, author of The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, will be interviewed about her work as a war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune by by Elmira Bayrasli of Foreign Policy Interrupted.


September 11: “Paulson and Rudd: Asia and the World Order,” Asia Society. $10 for members. $15 for non-members.

As a part of the United Nations General Assembly 2014 at Asia Society, former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr. will discuss the future of China.


September 15:  Foreign Affairs Live: The New Middle East and APSIA Admissions Fair. Foreign Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations. YPFP members may attend for free using the code YPFP2014 at registration: http://fam.ag/faliveGSF.

Attend a special installment of Foreign Affairs Live, the discussion and debate series that brings readers and authors together. This event will feature a 2-hour graduate school fair for prospective students and professionals focused on international affairs.


September 16: “YPFP NY September Happy Hour,” YPFP NY. Hosted at The Stellan. Free.

Join YPFP NY for drink specials and an opportunity to network with fellow young professionals in the New York area.


September 17: Julia Cooke on Life in the New Cuba. YPFP NY. Hosted at the Soho Grand Hotel. Free for members. 

Join YPFP NY on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, for a discussion with Julia Cooke, author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba at the Havana Club Room pop-up at the Soho Grand Hotel, featuring artwork by contemporary Cuban artist Damian Aquiles


September 23: “Foreign Fighters in Syria,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. $25 for non-members. Free for students.

Where are the foreign fighters coming from and what is drawing them to Syria? Richard Barrett, a former British diplomat and intelligence officer will provide context to this topic.


September 24: “Chasing Ice: Documentary Screening,” Green Light New York. $10.

Participate in Climate Week NYC by attending this screening of Chasing Ice, an award-winning documentary of the shrinking of glaciers all over the world.


September 26: “US Priorities at the UN General Assembly,” Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

Hosted at the Institute of International Education. $25 for members. $40 for non-members.

Any New Yorker interested in foreign policy will find the UNGA impossible to ignore. Find out more about what the United States is thinking during the meetings from Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman.


September 30: “A Better World, Inc: A Conversation with Alice Korngold,” YPFP NY. Full event details to be shared in due course. Free for members.

Join YPFP NY for a discussion with Alice Korngold, author of A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...Where Governments Cannot.


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