Featured Events

Jan. 20: DC – Beyond the Headlines in Egypt with
expert Michele Dunne

Jan. 27: NY – Author Series: What the US Can Learn from China
with author Ann Lee

Feb. 6: DC – Annual Mentoring Fair
Join us as a student or mentor!

Feb. 22: NY – Annual Mentoring Fair
Join us as a student or mentor!

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To take a closer look at our 2011 events, check out our latest newsletter.

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January 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy New Year! We have a great year planned and we look forward to seeing you at our many upcoming Author Series, Embassy Series, Beyond the Headlines, and Mentoring programs.

If you have not already registered as a member for 2012, we hope that you will join us as a member today! In addition to supporting WFPG in our mission to promote women's leadership and voices on pressing international issues, your membership will also entitle you to program discounts, additional invitations, and access to and optional listing in the WFPG's Online Membership Directory.

Thank you for all your partnership and support. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,

Patricia Ellis
WFPG President

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Headlines Luncheon Program
The United States and Egypt: Between Islamists and Generals

Michele Dunne, Atlantic Council
January 20, 2012 | Washington, DC

altMichele Dunne, Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, is a frequent media commentator and has discussed the uprising and recent developments in Egypt on CNN, PBS, NPR, and The Washington Post, as well as numerous other news outlets. Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group at this Beyond the Headlines luncheon program to hear Dunne speak on the recent elections and unfolding events in Egpyt.

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Author Series Luncheon Program
What the US Can Learn from China

Author Ann Lee, Demos
January 27, 2012 | New York, NY

altJoin us to hear from author Ann Lee, Demos Senior Fellow on global economics and finance. Lee will share her insights on what lessons the US can learn from the Chinese example. From education to governance and foreign aid, Lee will detail the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the US can use China’s enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home.

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Mentoring Events

2012 WFPG Mentoring Fairs
February 6, 2012 | Washington, DC 

February 22, 2012 | New York, NY

Join us in mentoring the next generation! The WFPG's Annual Mentoring Fairs in DC and NY provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with international affairs professionals and learn from their career experiences. This year we are cosponsoring the events with The George Washington University and New York University.

Washington, DC | February 6th
Apply to be a mentor
Join us as a student/YP


New York, NY | February 22nd
Apply to be a mentor
Join us as a student/YP

Recent Events

Beyond the Headlines Event
Burma: Political Reforms and the Impact on Humanitarian Efforts

Lynn Yoshikawa, Refugees International
January 13, 2012 | Washington, DC

alt Last Friday, Refugees International Advocate Lynn Yoshikawa joined WFPG to discuss the humanitarian situation in Burma. Just back from Burma, Yoshikawa discussed her findings regarding the ongoing conflicts and human rights abuses in the country, and gave recommendations for strong US and UN engagement to aid Burma's nascent political reforms. See Refugees International's field report.

Photos and transcript coming soon!

Embassy Series Event
France's Role on the International Stage

Ambassador François Delattre of France

December 15, 2011 | Washington, DC

 WFPG closed its 2011 program year with an Embassy Series event hosted by French Ambassador François Delattre at his residence. Elaine Sciolino, Paris correspondent for The New York Times, moderated the discussion on France’s Role on the International Stage. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Delattre gave an overview of French-American relations, the situation in France and the eurozone, and French policies towards the Middle East, especially Syria, Iran and Libya. View photos and transcript

Beyond the Headlines Event
Covering Libya: A View from the Front Lines

Missy Ryan, Reuters
Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post

December 7, 2011 | Washington, DC

 WFPG hosted a Beyond the Headlines Series program on Covering Libya: A View from the Front Lines, with Missy Ryan, a Reuters correspondent and Mary Beth Sheridan of The Washington Post. Both Sheridan and Ryan provided detailed accounts of their on-the-ground coverage during the Libyan revolution. View photos and transcript

Career Forum
NGO, Non-Profit and Government Careers

Cosponsors: NYU, GW, and UPenn

December 2, 2011 | Washington, DC

 This year, in addition to hosting our annual Mentoring Fairs in DC and NY, WFPG partnered with GW, NYU, and UPenn for our second NGO, Non-Profit and Government Career Forum to give students a chance to learn more about the job and internship opportunities. The event began with a panel on careers in non-profits for the students, followed by an Expo with exhibitors from the NGO and public sector communities. This year's panelists were: Dawn Calabia, Consultant; Paolo Galli, UNDP; Andrea Koppel, Mercy Corps; and Deborah McCarthy, Department of State. View photos

Embassy Series Event
Brazil's Role in Global Decision-Making and the Economy

Ambassador Mauro Vieira of Brazil

November 29, 2011 | Washington, DC

 Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira hosted the Women's Foreign Policy Group at his residence for a discussion on Brazil's growing role in the global economy, moderated by former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula Dobriansky. Ambassador Vieira gave an overview of the role that Brazil was playing globally, and the country's current economic and foreign policy. View photos and transcript

Embassy Series Event
A Conversation on US-Turkish Relations

Ambassador Nam?k Tan of Turkey

November 16, 2011 | Washington, DC

 In November, Turkish Ambassador Nam?k Tan hosted a conversation on US-Turkish relations. The conversation was moderated by Washington Post Senior National Security Correspondent Karen DeYoung. In his remarks, Ambassador Tan gave an overview of Turkey's relations with the US and their foreign policy toward the Middle East, as well as the pivotal role Turkey plays in the region both politically and economically. View photos and transcript

Author Series Event
Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself

Author Pamela Constable, Foreign Correspondant, The Washington Post
November 10, 2011 | New York, NY
October 19, 2011 | Washington, DC

altAt Author Series events in both NY and DC, journalist Pamela Constable discussed her new book, Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself. After 13 years of covering Pakistan for The Washington Post, Constable chronicled her observations on a country that has struggled with democracy since its creation. Pakistan's potential, she claimed, is mired in a corrupt political system controlled by a feudal-minded elite. The confluence of religious zeal, lack of education and opportunity have not only stalled Pakistan's progress but made it resistant to improvement. View photos and event transcripts for New York, NY and Washington, DC.





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