Washington Events

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Mandu DC in Washington, DC

Introducing... YPFP's Chinese Language Discussion Group!

How are your Chinese skills?

Come practice Chinese with YPFPers and other fellow China/Asia-focused young professionals at Mandu DC for a meet & greet happy hour!


We'll exchange ideas for group activities and goals going forward and get to know each other over drinks and dumplings (Korean-style, but still good!).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Learn more about YPFP's Chinese Language Discussion Group today!


Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Global Security 2030: Ambassador John Negroponte

YPFP and the Elliott School of International Affairs are honored to co-host Ambassador John Negroponte, Vice Chairman at McLarty Associates and former Director of National Intelligence, for a discussion on the current state of U.S. National Security and how to best prepare the next generation of leaders.

Discussion 6:30-7:30

Reception 7:30-8

Note: This event will be held under the Chatham House Rules.

Ambassador Negroponte wants to know what NextGen leaders think. What do YOU think are the biggest global security threats in the world today? Don't miss this opportunity to share your opinion by participating in our poll!

John Negroponte

 John D. Negroponte, Vice Chairman, joined McLarty Associates in 2009, following a career in diplomacy and national security.

Ambassador Negroponte held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He is the Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University.

He has been Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as Director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as Deputy National Security Advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as Deputy Secretary of State, where he served as the State Department’s Chief Operating Officer.

While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was Executive Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities. During those years he was also Chairman of the French-American Foundation.

Ambassador Negroponte serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society. He is also Co-chairman of the US-Philippines Society and a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).


The Elliott School

Note: For more information on the Elliott School's graduate programs, check out their website here.



This event is part of YPFP’s 2030 Series, highlighting emerging themes and issues critical to the future of foreign policy. YPFP’s 2030 series addresses how hallmark foreign policy hot topics are evolving today, and what NextGen professionals must address tomorrow.  

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Ford Motor Company in Washington, DC

Exploring Corporate Foreign Policy with Stephen Biegun

As key drivers of economic productivity, international trade, and cross-border investment, multinational corporations have a considerable stake in international politics. In today’s context of heightened geopolitical risk, successful businesses pursue their own brand of foreign policy, based on independently-defined interests and long-term strategy.

YPFP is delighted to host Stephen Biegun, vice president of International Governmental Relations at Ford Motor Company, for an off-the-record discussion about corporate diplomacy, political risk assessment, and international trade. 

Discussion 6:30-7:45


Stephen Biegun is a corporate officer and vice president of International Governmental Relations for Ford Motor Company, a Fortune 10 company with 200,000 employees, $150 billion in annual revenue, and operations on six continents. Mr. Biegun oversees all aspects of Ford’s international governmental relations, including trade strategy and political risk assessment.

Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Biegun served for over 15 years inside the U.S. Government, including in the U.S. Senate as national security advisor to Majority Leader Senator Bill Frist and in the White House as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Proper 21 in Washington, DC

NextGen Network: International Women's Day Happy Hour

In honor of International Women's Day, please join YPFP, Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) and Women in International Security DC (WIIS-DC) for happy hour.


When: March 15, 6:30pm

Where: Proper 21



Let's celebrate the next generation of women who will be leading and contributing to multiple sectors of international affairs with some of our fellow DC professional groups. This year's theme International Women's Day is #BeBoldForChange. Whether they speak up on important issues, seek out new experiences, or commit to take action, we know our members are bold; come learn how others are, too! All genders are welcome!








This event is part of the YPFP NextGen Network Series, facilitating opportunities for informal engagement and discussion with YPFP members and other foreign-policy related groups in the DC area.