2018 Affairs of State Awards Gala & Fundraiser

2018 Affairs of State Sponsors

YPFP's Burst Your Bubble campaign would not be possible without the generous support of these sponsors.

VIP Reception Sponsor

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Global Leadership Award Sponsor


Veteran Leadership Award Sponsor

Booz Allen Hamilton

Global Champion Sponsor

Renaissance Strategies

Global Champion Sponsor

Wentworth Capital Markets

Global Champion Sponsor

Alion Science and Technology

Global Impact Sponsor

International Churchill Society

Global Impact Sponsor

Turnkey, LLC

Global Impact Sponsor

Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS)

This year YPFP is bursting bubbles in foreign policy!

This year’s Affairs of State gala and fundraiser is part of a broader campaign to bring diverse topics, people, and places to the foreign policy ecosystem. Our programs will challenge the traditional constructs of foreign policy and transcend the hyper-polarized political environment to preserve a space for civil discourse while focusing on what matters most – building a generation of skilled leaders who are best-equipped and best-networked to tackle the most profound issues of our time.

From September to November, we held service events, innovative panel discussions, dinner and dialogue events, and fireside chats with inspirational leaders.

Affairs of State gala and fundraiser took place on Saturday, November 10. Check out our video to see the fun times we had!

2018 Burst Your Bubble Host Committee

This year’s campaign and gala are led by a dynamic and motivated team of accomplished foreign policy professionals. Host Committee Co-Chairs and members have stepped up to help YPFP organize burst your bubble events and invite the fun people to our gala.

Host Committee Co-Chairs


Rachael Lammers

Chief of Staff, McChrystal Group Leadership Institute


Anthony Robinson

Director of Training and Public Engagement, Truman National Security Project

2018 YPFP Leadership Awards

Our Global Leadership Award and Veteran Leadership Award will honor two individuals who demonstrate the kind of leadership demanded by the challenges of the 21st century: innovative, agile, collaborative, and ethical. By recognizing them, we seek to amplify their accomplishments and inspire others to follow their examples, across national, cultural, or ideological borders. We are pleased to announce this year's global leader award winners:

Headshot_Ashley Sogge (2)

Veterans Leadership Award

Ashley Sogge
Associate, Military Pathways Development Program, JPMorgan Chase
Director of Operations, PROMOTE

Hazami Headshot

Global Leadership Award

Hazami Barmada
Managing Partner, The Barmada Group
Founder & CEO, Humanity Lab

View pictures from 2018 Affairs of State Gala!

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