YPFP NY: The NY Cal - A Round Up of Foreign Policy Events For March

Posted on February 28, 2014

March brings a wide variety of international affairs events to New York from both YPFP NY and a whole host of other organizations. The curated list below is a heads-up on what days to mark off on your calendar. Most events below require RSVPs or tickets, and unless otherwise noted, are evening events. Please click through the event links for full details.

If you have a suggestion for future events of interest, please email Eve Ahearn, Associate DIrector of Communications, at eve.ahearn@ypfp.org.


March 3, 2014: “An Evening with Amowi Phillips Playtime in Africa: Meeting the MDGs through Child-Centered Urban Spaces,” United Nations Association of New York. Non-Members, $15.

Amowi Phillips, a long-time lawyer from Ghana and president of the nonprofit Friends of Mmofra discusses her new initiative that seeks to bring child-centered spaces to Accra.


March 5, 2014: El sueño que unió la frontera: Mexicanos que triunfan en Estados Unidos,” Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Free.

Josefina Vázquez Mota presents her book, a series of interviews with Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States, alongside a panel of authors, activists and business owners. Note, this event takes place in the morning.


March 5, 2014: “A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,” Organized by The Aspen Institute, Hosted at Asia Society. Free.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author Half of the Yellow Sun and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner, discusses her recent novel Americanah and the role of literature in discussions on race and gender.


March 6, 2014: “Rethinking US Cybersecurity Policy Against a Shifting Strategic Landscape,” Organized by National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Hosted at The Union Club. Non-Member, $15.

A diverse panel of speakers including COL Gregory Conti, Associate Professor of Military Intelligence and Directors of The International Technology Operations Center at West Point, Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs at United Nations Office for Disarmament and Rafel Rohozinski, CEP of The SecDev Group debate issues of cyberspace and national security.



March 7, 2014: A Breakfast Discussion with Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink on US-NL Transatlantic Relations,” Organized by YPFP NY, hosted by the Netherlands Consulate General in New York. YPFP members, free.

Ambassador Rudolf Bekink will discuss transalatlantic relations and economic ties including the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit at the Hague. Note, this event takes place in the morning.



March 11, 2014: Leadership Skills Workshop: Op-Ed Writing with Trish Hall,” Organized by YPFP NY, hosted by World Policy Institute. YPFP members, free.

New York Times Op-Ed Sunday Review editor Trish Hall will teach attendees about op-ed writing and publishing in this latest Leadership Skills Workshop.


March 12, 2014:“Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country,” Foreign Policy Association. Non-Member, $25. Student, free.

Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post presents her most recent book and her reasoning within it why the United States and Canada should merge.


March 12,2014: “Joseph Nye on America’s ‘Rebalance’ Towards Japan & China,” Japan Society. Non-member, $15.

Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University, and former Dean at the Kennedy School of Government discusses with Mark Halperin, the Editor-at-Large of Time Magazine, the policies towards Asia the United States has taken under the Obama Administration.



March 12, 2014: Career Panel: International Careers with the U.S. Government,” Co-Hosted by YPFP NY and NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. YPFP members, free.

As a part of the career panel series, this event will focus on international careers with the United States government. Moderated by Judith Siegel, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State.



March 18, 2014: "The R2P Doctrine: Creation and Application."  Organized by YPFP NY, hosted by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta's Mission to the UN. YPFP members, free.

Dr. Simon Adams, executive director of the Global Centre for R2P, will discuss the creation and current application of the R2P doctrine, which has emerged as a significant human rights principle following its adoption at the UN World Summit in 2005.


March 20, 2014:  “ChinaFile Presents: China's Economic Rise, Through the Eyes of Financial Times Correspondents,” Asia Society. Non-Members, $15. Students, $12.

A five-person panel of correspondents for the Financial Times will discuss their observations on the development of China’s economy.



March 25, 2014: March Happy Hour. Organized by YPFP NY, hosted at Pig'n'Whistle on Second Avenue. YPFP members and friends, free.


March 25, 2014 “The Global War for Internet Governance,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Students, Free. Non-Members $25

Laura DeNaris, Professor of Communications at American University, will discuss the role of sovereign nations in the governance of the Internet.



March 27, 2014: Career Panel: International Careers in the United Nations,” Co-Hosted by YPFP NY and NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. YPFP members, free.

This installment of the career panel partnership between YPFP-NY and NYU’s Center for Global Affairs will focus on careers in the United Nations.