Young Professionals in Foreign Policy: Two-page factsheet


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Young Professionals in Foreign Policy: Two-page factsheet

  1. 1. WHO WE ARE Young Professionals in Foreign Policy fosters the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure and relationships to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. Founded in 2004, YPFP has grown to over 7,000 members worldwide, with branches in Brussels, London, New York and Washington, DC. Our members realize that no one joins the field of foreign policy to work in a vacuum. We recognize the need for collaboration, communication and shared learning experience. YPFP provides those valuable opportunities to our members, which is why our mission has resonated with young professionals around the globe.WHAT WE DoWe set out to build a community that reflects our understanding of theworld, the global challenges we will face and the leadership that will berequired to overcome them. YPFP members engage one another on awide range of foreign policy issues through innovative programming withtodayʼs foreign policy leaders and experts.YPFPʼs speaker series, discussion groups, conferences, online resources,membership activities and leadership initiatives offer our members theopportunity to expand their knowledge, learn new skills and developrelationships that will last a lifetime. YPFPʼs three public service programsserving refugees, veterans and urban youth reflect our commitment toethical leadership.2011 HIGHLIGHTSOver 7,000 global members • London, est. 2006, 600 members the New Normal,” featuring 2001 Nobel Recently created a Board of Patrons with Prize winning economist Joseph Stigliz.• Brussels, est. 2008, 800 members five distinguished members, including Awarded a Transatlantic Partnership former Secretary of State, Honorable • Washington, est. 2005, 5,000 members Initiative grant from the US Mission to Andrew Mitchell and former NATO Speaker events featuring Under Secretary of the EU to implement a series of Secretary General, Lord George Roberts. Defense for Public Affairs Michèle conferences promoting transatlantic Flournoy and Journalist Bob relations. • New York, est. 2007, 400 members Woodward. Hosted programming event “Banks, Bubbles, and Bailout: Managing Crises and
  2. 2. BECOME A MEMBER To become a member of YPFP, please visit or contact for more information. YPFP’s professional volunteer staff positions offer the next generation of foreign policy leaders the opportunity to lead now. YPFP offers the unparalleled opportunity to develop and practice critical management and leadership skills needed to envision and execute innovative solutions to global challenges. For more information please contact ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH YPFP? • Opportunities to meet and work with young professionals on projects in your areas of interest and instantly acquire a broad, deep professional network. • Rich intellectual discourse among peers and numerous educational opportunities. • Exposure to prominent national and international foreign policy leaders. • Interconnectivity with members worldwide through the Global Presence Program and through • Professional development opportunties to help members build the knowledge, skill, exposure and relationships necessary to tackle critical global challenges.TOP MEMBER AFFILIATIONSBooz Allen Hamilton USAID Columbia UniversityBrookings Institution U.S. Army Johns Hopkins UniversityCarnegie Endowment for U.S. Department of State George Washington UniversityInternational Peace U.S. Department of Defense Georgetown UniversityCenter for Strategic & International U.S. Congress Kings College LondonStudies The World Bank London School of EconomicsCouncil on Foreign Relations