This curated list is a round-up on what days to mark off on your calendar for foreign policy-related events in June. Most events below require RSVPs or tickets. If you have a suggestion for future events, please submit it here.
6/4 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm: “Beyond Governments: Making Collective Governance Work,” Columbia Law School. Free with RSVP.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and the United Nations Development Programme host an evening discussion on the challenges of collective governance, drawing on a new book, Beyond Governments by Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg.
6/4 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm: “Achieving a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine,” New America Foundation. Free with RSVP.
In the wake of the formation of the new Israeli government and as the Vatican formally recognizes the the state of Palestine, the debate about Israel/Palestine in the United States is shifting. Join New America NYC for a debate over these questions between Peter Beinart, Senior Fellow at New America, and Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.
6/5 at 11:45pm: “Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Outlook,” The Korea Society. $20 for members. $35 for non-members.
The IMF, following its February mission to Korea, found that, “Korea’s growth momentum has stalled somewhat during 2014 and the outlook remains challenging from both a cyclical and structural standpoint.” Dr. Changyong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the IMF, further reviews the economic outlook for Korea, as well as the other major economies in the Asia and Pacific region.
6/8 from 8:00am to 9:15pm: “The UN’s Efforts in International Development: Relevant or Not?,” Carnegie Council. $25 for non-members. Free for students.
With wars throughout the Middle East, terror threats in Africa, and challenges for minority groups and immigrants in Europe and the Americas, it is a particularly fraught time for Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights. How is his office dealing with these myriad threats? What is their agenda for the future?
6/10 at 7:00pm: “Risk/Reward,” BookCourt. Free.
In Risk/Reward, trend-spotter and career guru Anne Kreamer makes the compelling case that embracing risk is essential to managing a twenty-first-century career. In this release party, Kreamer will read excerpts from her latest book and take audience questions.
6/11 at 6:00pm: “Superpower: Three Choices for the Next America,” Foreign Policy Association (at PwC). $5 for students. $25 for non-members.
Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, discusses potential futures for the United States of America. Bremmer will draw this discussion from his upcoming book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World.
6/12 at 6:00pm: “Urban Innovations in Latin America,” Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Free with RSVP.
Americas Society/Council of the Americas will host the first of its Latin American Mayors Series with Aníbal Gaviria, mayor of Medellin, Colombia. Mayor Gaviria will give a presentation on the state of the city of Medellin and the policies that have made Medellin the most “Innovative City of the Year.”
6/15 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm: “India and Pakistan: The Legacy of Partition,” Asia Society. $15 for non-members. $12 for students.
In his new book, Midnight’s Furies, author Nisid Hajari seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings. Asia Society is pleased to welcome him for a conversation with journalist Fareed Zakaria and former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani about the enduring legacy of Partition, and its impact on India-Pakistan relations and global affairs today.
YPFP NY Event
6/16 from 6:30 to 9:00pm: "YPFP NY International Trivia: A Spring Fundraiser," YPFP NY. $10 (cash only, collected at the event).
Join us on Tuesday, June 16, to test and show off your knowledge about the world! Questions will be about current events, history, geography, languages, arts, music, sports, travel and more, all with an international theme. Meet fellow internationalists and make new friends over drinks and bone-chillingly tough questions. Create a team yourself or sign up to meet other global enthusiasts.
6/16 at 6:00pm: “Political Order and Political Decay,” Foreign Policy Association (at PwC). $10 for members and students. $15 for non-members.
Dr. Francis Fukuyama discusses how societies develop political institutions, the dysfunctions of the American politics, and what makes a nation thrive or fail. This discussion will be drawn from Dr. Fukuyama's most recent book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.
6/18 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm: “Ethical Leadership: A Conversation with Chuck Hagel,” Carnegie Council. $25 for non-members. Free for students.
From a highly decorated stint serving in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War, to a successful business career running multiple companies in different industries, to two high-profile terms in the Senate and culminating with a tenure as the secretary of defense, the one constant in Chuck Hagel's varied and pressure-filled career has been ethical leadership. How have his experiences—in war, the boardroom, and Congress-—shaped his leadership style? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow David Speedie will lead the conversation.
6/18 at 8:15pm: “Michael Morell in Conversation with Norah O’Donnell,” 92Y. From $30.
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell was with President Bush, advising him, when the World Trade Center towers fell, as well as with President Obama when Bin Laden was killed. He is considered one of the country's most prominent national security professionals because of his 33-year career at CIA where he served as deputy director for over three years. He will discuss his new book The Great War of Our Time: An Insider's Account of the CIA vs. al Qa'ida, as well as current security threats such as ISIS, Syria, drone strikes and more.
6/30 at 12:00pm: “That’s the Way It Is: A History of Television News in America,” 92Y. From $24.
When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. Join professor and author Charles L. Ponce De Leon as he traces the history of television news and explains how TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff.
Through 7/12: “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease,” American Museum of Natural History. Suggested general admission of $22.
The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic benefits. Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.
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