YPFP NY: The NY Cal - A Round up of Foreign Policy-Related Events for May

Posted on May 2, 2014

This month, attend lectures and other events on topics such as the media in Israel, the Ukraine-Russia situation and relations between India and China. The curated list below is a heads-up on what days to mark off on your calendar. Most events below require registration or tickets, and unless otherwise noted, are evening events. Please click through the event links for full details.


May 5, 2014: “A Democracy with a ‘Partly Free’ Media,’ New America Foundation. Free.

Freedom House downgraded its ranking of Israeli media to “partly free” from free in 2013. A Freedom House staff member will discuss the state of Israeli media along with a former Editor in Chief of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the Director of the Israeli-Palestine Initiative at the New America Foundation.


May 6, 2014: “Women's Political Participation: Challenges and Policies for Political Equality,” Columbia SIPA.  Free.

How can we increase the participation of women in the political process? SIPA's Gender and Public Policy Specialization hosts this lunchtime discussion on just that topic.




May 7, 2014: Panel Discussion on Syrian Elections. Organized by YPFP NY. YPFP members, free.

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announces his candidacy for the national elections in June, Human Rights Lawyer and Diplomat Bill O'Neill will be joined by Policy Advisor Naomi Kikoler and Journalist Melik Kaylan for a discussion on the Syrian Opposition and the potential for a transformative government. Journalist Melik Kaylan will moderate.


May 8, 2014: “India, China and the Emerging Pattern of Global Transformation” The New School. Free.

In the wake of India’s election attend this event on India-China relations and the two nations’ paths to development.


May 14, 2014: “UNA Careers 2014 Panel: Careers in Global Health,” Organized by United Nations Association of New York. Hosted at the Hungarian Mission to the United Nations. Non-Members, $15.

A panel of global health professionals working at organizations such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the World Health Organization will speak about their experiences in the field and their advice for those looking to join them.



May 19, 2014: May Happy Hour. Organized by YPFP NY. YPFP Members and friends, free.

Join YPFP NY for a happy hour at The Liberty Bar from 6:00-9:00 p.m., with extended happy hour drink deals for YPFP NY. Join us to meet other members, talk to volunteer staff, have a drink, and make some connections!


May 14, 2014. “ChinaFiles Presents: Evan Osnos, ” Asia Society. Non-Members, $15.

New Yorker correspondent Evan Osnos will discuss his new book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, written based on eight years of living in Beijing.



May 28, 2014. “Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings,” Carnegie Council. Non-Members, $25.

Frederic M. Wehrey, author of Sectarian Politics in the Gulf, will lecture on the roots of the Sunni-Shia divide and its effects on events ranging from the Iraq War to the 2006 Lebanon conflict. 




May 29, 2014: Discussion with Ian Bremmer, Organized by YPFP NY. YPFP members, free.

Ian Bremmer, Founder and President of the Eurasia Group, will speak on the situation between Russia and Ukraine and its impact on global governance.