Washington Events

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.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM

It's Not Just Rocket Science: Careers in Space Policy

Often, when people think of space, their minds go directly to NASA, rocket science, and space exploration.  While those are important aspects of U.S. space policy, they are not the only ones. There are a whole host of regulatory, legal, diplomatic, security, and political issues which shape space policy and require people with a wide variety of backgrounds to meet the challenges that they raise. 

The Secure World Foundation is delighted to co-host, with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), an evening reception that will bring speakers from military, policy, development, and legal backgrounds to discuss their roles and careers in space policy. Please note that all speakers will be participating in their personal capacity only and not speaking for their organizations. 


  • Sandra Erwin, Military Space Staff Writer, SpaceNews
  • Sara Langston, CEO & Principle Consultant, Senmurv Consulting
  • Sarah Mineiro, Staff Lead, Strategic Forces, House Armed Services Committee
  • Audrey Schaffer, Director, Space Strategy and Plans, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Krystal Wilson, Director of Space Applications Programs, Secure World Foundation


  • Moderator: Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation


When: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Event: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC

11th Annual Affairs of State Gala and Fundraiser

You’re Invited


Burst your Bubble...Broaden your Mind

This year YPFP is bursting bubbles in foreign policy! Join us for a series of programs that will challenge your thinking, expand your community, and bring you to different places around town.

Stay in touch with us for announcements about service projects, dinner & dialogue events, VIP speakers/fireside chats, and of course, YPFP's annual gala and fundraiser, Affairs of State!

See below for more information about this year's gala.









11th Annual Affairs of State Gala and Fundraiser

This year YPFP will honor two emerging leaders who have significantly contributed to the foreign policy sector.

Plan for an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and good times. Black Tie attire requested.

Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Rachael Lammers, McChrystal Group

Anthony Robinson, Truman National Security Project

For sponsorship information, email sponsors@ypfp.org.

Proceeds from the event will support YPFP, the premier global organization that amplifies the voices of emerging foreign policy professionals.