After a brief summer hiatus, our curated list of foreign policy events around town returns for September.
As always, for the latest YPFP events and excursions for members, visit our calendar.
9/8: “Summer 2016 Roundup with Ian Bremmer and Brian Lehrer,” 6:00pm to 7:30pm, NYU Skirball Center. Free with registration.
From the Brexit vote results, to the rhetoric of the U.S. Republican and Democratic Conventions, to the coup attempt in Turkey and its fallout, summer 2016 has been astonishing and even incomprehensible at times. Join Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer and WNYC Radio host Brian Lehrer as they explore these major events and their implications for the future.
9/9: “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Strand. Purchase of book or $15 gift certificate required.
Environmental Defense Fund veteran Miriam Horn discusses her latest book, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland. Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental work--restoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans--would not call themselves environmentalists. What drives them is their deep love of the land. Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, this powerful book challenges pervasive myths about American and environmental values. In conversation with author Ian Frazier
9/13: “The New Old Age,” 8:30am to 12:00pm, Rubin Museum of Art. Free with registration.
With nearly 10,000 baby boomers moving into retirement every day, The Atlantic will examine the shape of the new old age and its impact on society. What will the new patterns of our life span look like? How will our youth-centered culture reflect new societal realities? How will retirement and work shift as Americans live longer? What role will technology and design play in facilitating the new opportunities and mitigating the challenges of the new old age
9/14: “America’s Diplomats,” 7:00pm to 9:00pm, International House. Free with registration.
From Ben Franklin to Benghazi, America's Diplomats takes you inside the Foreign Service and behind the scenes of U.S. Foreign Policy. Followed by a Q&A with the film's executive producer and CIO at the Foreign Policy Association MacDara King.
9/19 - 9/20: “Concordia Summit,” All Day. Free with registration.
The Concordia Summit convenes the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to enable effective partnerships for impact. Thought leaders and innovators gather at this global affairs forum to examine the world’s most pressing challenges and identify avenues for collaboration. This year’s speakers include Warren Buffet, Madeleine Albright, George Soros and Gen. David H. Petraeus (retd.).
9/22: “Ensuring Urban Resilience,” 6:45pm to 8:45pm, Columbia Law School. Free with registration.
New York City must become a climate-resilient city, whether or not nations meet the Paris COP 21 goal of keeping global temperature increases well below 2 degrees C. The capacity of cities to deal with uncertainty is paramount and demands high-performing urban resilience measures. As such, creating an enduringly resilient city means innovations etched in steel, bricks and mortar as well as through 'softscape' innovations now emerging. This event will discuss how New York and other great cities can foster and make the most of new approaches to climate risk management.
9/27: “The New Better Off,” 7:00pm to 9:00pm, POWERHOUSE. Free with registration.
Courtney E. Martin’s The New Better Off is a groundbreaking exploration of the ways Americans are reinventing success and redefining “better off,” through lives that reject traditional status symbols in lieu of fulfillment and value relationships over money. Join the author and panelists including The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz and The Daily Show’s Ramin Hedayati.
9/29: “Major Security Challenges for the Next President,” 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Carnegie Council. $25.
Carnegie Council senior fellows Col. Jeffrey D. McCausland (retd.) and David Speedie discuss the major national security challenges the next president of the United States will face in a complex and challenging world order.
9/30: “We are young. We are strong,” at 6:30pm. Goethe-Institut. Free.
We Are Young. We Are Strong. is a fictionalized account of the 1992 xenophobic Rostock-Lichtenhagen riot from the perspectives of three very different characters. The riots were the worst mob attacks against migrants in postwar Germany.
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