The NY Cal: A Roundup of Foreign Policy-Related Events for June 2016

Your curated list of foreign policy-related events in June.

For the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.

6/2 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm: A Discussion on Harm Reduction,” n+1 / PowerHouse Arena. Free with registration.

n+1 presents a panel discussion on harm reduction and the future of drug policy. Writer Sarah Resnick will moderate, joined by Mike Selick of the Harm Reduction Coalition, Alyssa Aguilera of Vocal NY, Kristen Maye of the Drug Policy Alliance’s New York policy office, and George Carter of Act Up.


6/9 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm:A Conversation on Venezuela's Politics and Economics,” Americas Society Council of the Americas. Free with registration.

Henri Falcón, governor of the state of Lara, shares his views on the political stalemate and economic situation in Venezuela. As the governor of one of the most populous and economically active states in Venezuela, Falcón is a highly recognized leader. The governor’s remarks will be followed by a conversation on likely economic scenarios and solutions for Venezuela with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Francisco Rodríguez, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello’s Orlando Ochoa and Torino Capital’s Victor Sierra.


6/13 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm: "Global Premiere: Thirty Million," UN Development Programme. Free with registration. 

Thirty Million is a documentary exploring the issue of sea level rise in Bangladesh and lift the wider concerns of rising seas into the public domain. The title refers to the number of expected people displaced, in Bangladesh by the end of the century, from rising seas. This film was envisioned by Daniel Price, an environmental scientist who has spent a decade studying the climate system and in particularly investigating Antarctica's role in the climate system.


6/15 from 8:00am to 10:00am: Breakfast: The Importance of Cultural Exchange during Cross-Border Tech M&A Transactions,” Japan Society. Free with registration.

As more and more opportunities arise in the U.S. technology sector, there has been an increasing level of interest in U.S. tech ventures among Japanese companies. However, when parties from these two countries get together to do business, they often encounter a sense of “foreignness” during the process and need to establish a level of cultural understanding to bring the transaction to a successful close.  This breakfast session will discuss the challenges that arise when Japanese companies invest in the U.S. tech sector, and how they can be handled.  


6/16 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm: “EIA International Energy Outlook 2016,” Columbia Club. Free with registration.

Angelina LaRose from the Office of Integrated and International Energy Analysis at U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will discuss the EIA's International Energy Outlook (IEO2016). IEO2016 presents updated projections for world energy markets through 2040. After remarks and presentation by LaRose, there will be a moderated discussion.


6/23 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm: The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, The Strand. $15 gift card purchase or book purchase required for admission.

Ben Ehrenreich, National Magazine Award-winning journalist, has lived in and traveled around the West Bank, observing and reporting on the daily life of Palestinian civilians in its remote corners and municipal hubs. Out of this intensive involvement comes The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, a powerful and necessary investigation of a locale at the extremes of poverty and conflict.


6/21 at 6:30pm: “Film: Die Letzten Zeugen / The Last Witness,” Austrian Cultural Forum. Free with registration.

Over 75 years after the Holocaust, seven survivors share their terrible experiences and stories about colleagues who turned into robbers, neighbors into murderers, and friends into traitors. Together with ensemble members of Vienna's Burgtheater these Last Witnesses bring their memories back on stage. The original Burgtheater performance will be presented in a special screening of the 2013 recording. The subtitled screening will be followed by a talk with Ari Rath, one of the protagonists, and writer Doron Rabinovici.


6/29 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm: “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Combating Human Trafficking: A View from the UN,” Women’s Foreign Policy Group. WFPG members $25; non-members $35.

Briefing with Simone Monasebian, Director of the New York Office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UNODC is the guardian of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, and manager of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.


If you have a suggestion for future events, email juan.machado@ypfp.org

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