This curated list is a round-up on what days to mark off on your calendar for foreign policy-related events in July. Most events below require RSVPs or tickets. If you have a suggestion for future events, please submit it here.
7/1 from 6:30 to 8:00pm: “ChinaFile Presents: Megacity Chongqing Now,” Asia Society. Free with RSVP.
French-Polish photographer Tim Franco has lived in China for more than a decade, all the while documenting the transforming landscapes in the country's cities. His latest book, Metamorpolis: The Rise of a Chinese Mega City, documents the mega city of Chongqing from its many angles. Franco will be sharing photographs from the book and stories behind the images in this first public event in North America.
7/2 at 7:00pm: “The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life,” BookCourt. Free.
In The Influence Machine, journalist Alyssa Katz argues that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can take credit for some of the most disturbing trends in American life: the reversal of environmental protections, the destruction of unions and worker protections, the rise of virulent antigovernment ideology, the enlarged role of money in campaigns, and the creation of “astroturf” movements as cover for a corporate agenda.
7/7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm: “The Look of Silence: A Social Cinema Screening,” New America Foundation. Free with RSVP.
In 1965, the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military. Anybody opposed to the military dictatorship could be accused of being a communist, and in less than a year, over one million 'communists' were murdered. A companion to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence portrays a family of survivors who discover how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers.
7/8 at 5:45pm: “Not Your Grandmother’s Union: The Next Generation of Labor Organizing,” The Century Foundation. Free with RSVP.
This summer, The Century Foundation is hosting a three-part panel series aimed at bringing together young professionals working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss some of the summer's hot-button issues — all while noshing on wine and cheese. On July 8, join Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation, Michelle Chen of The Nation, and Michelle Miller of Coworker.org to discuss the highs and lows of the modern labor movement and debate the future of unions in the years to come.
7/9 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm: “Beyond Governments: Making Collective Governance Work,” Columbia SIPA. Free with RSVP.
The issue of divestment from fossil fuels is becoming an increasingly pressing concern for universities, socially responsible investors and the fossil fuel industry itself. This panel will exchange views and ideas from all stakeholders involved in the divestment and engagement discussions. Participants include Jeffrey Sachs; Ken Cohen, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil; and Stephen Coll, Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
7/14 at 12:00pm: “God Save the Queen: Monarchy, Community and Judaism,” 92Y. From $24.
This year, Her Majesty becomes the longest reigning British monarch ever. Drawing on his first-hand experience working at Buckingham Palace, former assistant press secretary to the Queen Zaki Cooper gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Household and explains the historic and contemporary links the monarchy has with the Jewish community and the United States.
7/22 at 5:45pm: “The Neighborhood Divided: Housing, Schools & Race in America,” The Century Foundation. Free with RSVP.
This summer, The Century Foundation is hosting a three-part panel series aimed at bringing together young professionals working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss some of the summer's hot-button issues — all while noshing on wine and cheese. On July 22, join The Century Foundation fellows Stefanie DeLuca and Halley Potter and Dr. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy of CUNY on the nexus of race, housing, and education in America.
7/23 at 7:00pm: “Iran – The Untold Story,” POWERHOUSE ARENA. Free.
Join Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland in an intimate conversation about “Iran – The Untold Story” – from Iran’s rich cultural history to present day Iran. The authors will engage the audience – through personal experience, scholarly research, and a short video presentation, in an intimate discussion centered around shattering common stereotypes and bridging the cultural divide between Iran and the U.S.
YPFP NY EVENT
7/30 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm: “Summer Networking Event,” The Korea Society/Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Free for members with registration.
The Korea Society and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are hosting a Happy Hour at The Attic for members to enjoy a summer evening at one of Midtown’s newest rooftop venues. Enjoy complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Happy Hour specials with traditional Korean finger foods like kimbap, kimchi pancakes, and dumplings.
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