Join us to Celebrate YPFP's 15th Anniversary!

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YPFP cordially invites you to our annual Affairs of State Gala to celebrate YPFP's 15th anniversary.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 PM to Midnight

Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St NW Washington, DC 20004


Affairs of State is the premier event for young professionals (and those young at heart!). Join us for an open bar, networking, live music, dancing and honoring an impressive leader who has demonstrated leadership in the field.

Special thanks to our Gala Host Committee and volunteer crew.

2019 Affairs of State Sponsors

Global Leadership Sponsor

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Global Leadership Sponsor

Beacon Global Strategies

Global Champion Sponsor

International Churchill Society

Global Impact Sponsor





Tito's Homemade Vodka

Our 2018 gala and fundraiser took place on Saturday, November 10 and welcomed over 400 to Sidney Harman Hall. Check out our video to see the fun times we had!

2019 Affairs of State Host Committee

This year’s gala is led by a dynamic and motivated team of accomplished foreign policy professionals. See who's on the host committee here.

Host Committee Co-Chairs

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Rachel Lammers

Principal/Chief of Staff, McChrystal Group Leadership Institute

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Bryan Mabry

Founder/Managing Director, Vehementia, LLC

Affairs of State Global Leadership Award

Selection Criteria
Candidates must be between the ages of 22-38 (no restrictions on nationality or sector)

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to innovative, agile, collaborative and ethical leadership on global challenges

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to mobilize people in the foreign policy/national security community

Candidates must raise awareness of critical issues and impact public discourse

Candidates must promote diversity and inclusion in the foreign policy/national security community

Candidates must be able to attend the October 19 gala in Washington, DC

Selection Process
YPFP’s Board of Directors will review finalists and select an award recipient based on the above criteria. YPFP volunteers are eligible for awards. Board members may nominate award recipients.

Nomination Timeline
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