Washington Events

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM
UCDC in Washington, DC

Developing Your Personal Brand: A Workshop with Bassima Alghussein

Your personal brand is vital to your career. Building your personal brand, however, can be tricky. How do you distinguish yourself in your field? How can you leverage your personal brand to help you reach the next step in your professional life? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then you should join YPFP and Young Government Leaders (YGL) for a joint workshop on personal branding. In this workshop, our partner Bassima Alghussein, President of Alghussein Global Strategies, will leverage her years of experience in the foreign policy and national security field to coach YPFP and YGL members on ways to manage your personal brand.

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: UCDC

1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Check-in: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Discussion: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bassima Alghussein is Managing Partner of Alghussein Global Strategies, a government affairs and political communications consulting firm based in Washington D.C. The firm has executed projects involving the U.S. Congress, U.S. Dept. of State, European Union, British Parliament, Egyptian Parliament, International Monetary Fund and the World Economic Forum. Ms. Alghussein is also a Truman National Security Project Political Expert.

She has appeared hundreds of times on national and international news outlets on foreign and domestic policy issues including: Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera, i24News, CGTN, and TRT World, spanning the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has published or been quoted in: Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera English, and The American Conservative.

Ms. Alghussein previously served as a White House appointed Legislative Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Dept. of Energy in the Obama Administration and is a graduate of the White House Management Leadership Training Program. She previously led Congressional relations for the Center for Strategic and International Studies-- consistently ranked the world's most influential defense think tank-- working with global leaders including Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger, among others. She began her career on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. House of Representatives working for a member of the Armed Services Committee. 

Ms. Alghussein is a cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College in International Relations and is pursuing her Masters degree at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Security Studies. She previously studied and worked at Yale University.
Her interest in international relations stems from her competitive debate experience, winning first place at the Hawaii State Championship. At the National Debate Championship Ms. Alghusssein was recruited as one of five debaters to represent the US at the World Debate Championship in Peru. 

She grew up between Hawaii, Cairo, California and Abu Dhabi.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Wunder Garten in Washington, DC

World Cup Watch Party @ Wunder Garten

Join YPFP for a World Cup watch party at Wunder Garten! Arrive at 1:00pm to enjoy the bier garden and CaliBurger before settling in for kick-off of the Germany v. Sweden game. 

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where: Wunder Garten

1101 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Event: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Please note this event is open to the public.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM

On Brevity: A Writing Workshop with the International Churchill Society

In August 1940, in the midst of the Battle of Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a memo urging his staff on the purpose of brevity. Churchill wrote that "We all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are far too long. This wastes time, while energy has to be spent in looking for the essential points."

Brevity is just as important today as it was more than 70 years ago. Learn how to write more clearly and concisely at YPFP's writing workshop with Michael Bishop, the Director of The National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University and Executive Director of The International Churchill Society.

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: National Churchill Library and Center

2130 H St NW, First Level, Washington, DC 20052, United States

Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Discussion: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Michael F. Bishop was appointed director of the National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University and executive director of the International Churchill Society in October of 2016.  His reviews and articles on Churchill, Lincoln, World War I, and British and Irish politics and history appear regularly in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Review, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Michael has already established the Churchill Library as a vibrant center of Churchillian activity, hosting a number of distinguished leaders in the fields of politics, the military, journalism, and history to discuss the continuing relevance of Churchill's legacy.  Many of these events have been covered by C-SPAN and are available to view online. 

Trained as an historian, Michael has spent much of his career in politics, serving in several positions on Capitol Hill and later in the White House during the administration of George W. Bush.  More recently, Mr. Bishop served as corporate communications manager at Strategic Investment Group, a leading provider of outsourced chief investment office services.  He is the former executive director of the congressional Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and served as a consultant on Lincoln, the Steven Spielberg film.  He serves on the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute. 

Mr. Bishop was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, the George Washington University, and Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Hawthorne in Washington, DC

YPFP July Monthly Happy Hour

Come enjoy an evening with YPFP at Hawthorne! There will be plenty of time to share ideas and make new friends as you enjoy Hawthorne's rooftop and drinks. This event is open to both YPFP members and non-members.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Hawthorne in Washington, DC

YPFP August Monthly Happy Hour


Come enjoy an evening with YPFP at Hawthorne! There will be plenty of time to share ideas and make new friends as you enjoy Hawthorne's rooftop and drinks. This event is open to both YPFP members and non-members.