This curated list is a round-up on what days to mark off on your calendar for foreign policy-related events in October. Most events below require RSVPs or tickets. If you have a suggestion for future events, please submit it here.
10/14 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm: “Breaking News: Disrupting the Status Quo in Storytelling,” New America. Free with registration.
Join New America NYC and the GroundTruth Project for a conversation with top experts across the vast fields of media and journalism for a conversation on what it takes to produce and support great journalism today.
10/15 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm: “Global Ethics Day: Feeding the Planet,” Carnegie Council. Free with registration.
A day before World Food Day and Global Ethics Day, Global Poverty Project and Carnegie Council will host a comprehensive discussion on innovative solutions and the role of the global community to end hunger. A reception among young professionals, activists, and others will follow the panel discussion.
10/15 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm: “ChinaFile Presents: Can the China Model Succeed?” Asia Society. $5 students; $10 nonmembers.
Daniel A. Bell, a philosopher and political theorist who teaches at China’s Tsinghua University, argues in a new book that China’s “political meritocracy” has been overlooked as a superior system. Bell will discuss his ideas and the comparative merits of different political models with law professor Taisu Zhang, author Mark Danner, political scientist Andrew Nathan, Oxford University Professor of European Studies Timothy Garton Ash, and Asia Society’s Orville Schell.
10/22-10/25: “Margaret Mead Film Festival,” American Museum of Natural History. $12 nonmembers; $10 students. Ticket packages available.
This annual documentary film festival, founded in honor of anthropologist Margaret Mead, hosts movie screenings, video installations, conversations, and events that increase our understanding of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.
10/22 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm: “Reflections on Financial Crises,” Foreign Policy Association. Free with registration.
Discussing his time in the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Secretary Tim Geithner will focus on the financial crises of the 1990s and 2008, as well as his role in the administration's response and the subsequent financial reforms.
10/22 at 6:30pm: “VLC Prize for Art and Politics Ceremony Honoring Abounaddara,” The New School. Free.
The Damascus-based film collective Abounaddara is taking a fundamentally different approach to capturing a country in war. The group—made up of mediamakers whose identities are not disclosed publicly—shoots short, intimate, video portraits of people from all sides of the conflict. Abounaddara will receive the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, followed by a conversation between Charif Kiwan, member and spokesperson for the group, and Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of the Human Rights Watch.
YPFP NY EVENT
10/23 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm: “Networking Drinks with Young Professionals of the Americas,” AS/COA. Free for YPFP/YPA members with registration; $5 for nonmembers.
Join YPFP NY on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 6-8:00 p.m. for a special happy hour reception in partnership with the Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA).
10/28 at 7:00pm: “You Go Girl: The Current State of Female Empowerment in the Media,” Housing Works. Free with registration.
Join Lady Boss, an initiative for women in creative industries, for a conversation about how feminism and feminist ideals are currently being produced, shaped, and communicated in women’s media. Moderated by Laura Brounstein (Cosmopolitan + Seventeen), in discussion with Rebecca Traister (New York Magazine), Jazmine Hughes (NY Times), Jessica Grose (Lenny), and Jia Tolentino (Jezebel).
10/29 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm: “Sustainability and Climate Change in the 2016 Presidential Race,” Columbia University. Free with registration.
This panel will focus on the role of sustainability and climate change in the upcoming Presidential race. Moderated by NBC’s Chuck Todd, the panelists will examine the Obama administration's efforts to take action on climate, look at which environmental issues will play a role in the upcoming election, and then look to our environmental future.
10/30 at 1:00pm: “The Future of the Africa Diaspora,” Goethe-Institut New York. Free.
The Goethe-Institut New York hosts part of a circum-Atlantic video conference on The Future of the African Diaspora, with local guests Adrienne Edwards and Wangechi Mutu, who are in conversation with counterparts in Johannesburg and São Paulo.
Juan Machado is Associate Director of Communications for YPFP NY.
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