YPFP NY Announces the Launch of Two Discussion Groups

Posted on October 23, 2013

 YPFP NY is pleased to announce the launch of two Discussion Groups (DGs), which will hold their first meetings on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The first group will be led by YPFP member Irina Tsukerman and will examine the complex and dynamic relationship between the United States and Russia. The objective of this DG will be to craft and publish a paper that will analyze the question, "How does Russia's growing role in the Middle East affect U.S. national security interests?" The group organizer will lead the writing, with the assistance of several volunteers within the group. The meetings will help to inform the writing process. Participating in the writing process is not a requirement for joining the group, but please indicate in your application if you would like to serve as a contributor to the paper.


YPFP member Scott Sharon will lead the second Discussion Group, which will explore "Global Hot Spots," analyzing issues in several volatile regions, including the India-Pakistan border, the Korean Peninsula, and the Middle East.


All YPFP NY members are welcome to apply. If you are interested in joining either of these DGs, please submit a copy of your CV or resume, along with a brief statement that describes your reasons for wanting to join the group and any background or relevant experience. In addition, please note whether you will be able to attend the first meeting the DG for which you are applying, and if you would be able to provide space for a group meeting in the future.


All applications, as well as any inquiries, should be submitted to Kristin Lewis, Deputy Director of Programming, at Kristin.Lewis@ypfp.org. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their place in the DG.