Emerging Voices

Foreign policy perspectives from the next generation.

Emerging Voices is a foreign policy blog written by YPFP New York members. It provides an opportunity for members to contribute analysis and help shape the organization’s outlook. We welcome submissions from YPFP NY members and invite you to pitch an article. For submission guidelines click here.

Human Rights Discussion Group – Hiring 2024

Discussion Group Program: YPFP’s Discussion Groups are a core part of the organization and its membership experience. Discussion Groups provide an intimate forum for members to exchange ideas, express their views, and build their knowledge of critical foreign policy issues in a small group setting. The Human Rights DG seeks to provide a forum for…
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Africa Discussion Group – Hiring 2024

Africa Discussion Group is Hiring a New Chair! Position Description: – Chairmanship of a DG is a prestigious position that reflects an individual’s existing expertise in a topic or region, acknowledges the individual’s ability to build and manage a community, and places confidence in the individual to serve as an outstanding source of knowledge on…
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Stopping Global Financial Crimes: A Conversation with an Expert

Emerging Voices Staff Writer Dan Kent had the chance to sit down with Aishwarya Gupta, a Vice President in the Global Financial Crimes Division at Sumitomo Mitsui. Below is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation. Could we start with an overview of your professional background? I am the Vice President of Financial Crimes Compliance…
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The UN from Inside: Perspectives from a U.S. Public Delegate to the United Nations

Emerging Voices Staff Writer Dan Kent had the chance to sit down with S. Douglas Bunch, a Public Delegate at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Below is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us! First, can you give me an overview of…
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The Changing Soft Power Landscape of International Higher Education

By Dan Kent With the release of an updated strategy on international education and engagement by the US Department of Education, the US government has acknowledged the importance of education as a vehicle for advancing its international interests. Specifically, the US higher education sector has long been widely acknowledged as a source of soft power…
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South Korea’s Soft Power Playbook

By Lauren McCranie In 1990, Joseph Nye sought to think more holistically about global power dynamics and introduced the concept of soft power: the ability of a country to persuade foreign publics to agree with its policies and stances without explicit force (as opposed to hard power levers like military force). A country’s soft power…
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