Young Professionals in Foreign Policy membership org

Founded in 2004 as a small discussion group of friends, YPFP’s membership now spans 80 countries and a network of over 17,000 NextGen professionals. Washington DC, London, Brussels, and New York comprise YPFP’s four core branches, while global hubs in San Francisco, Rome, and Tel Aviv provide a global network of interconnection and dialogue.

Members are carefully screened and selected from a broader pool of applicants and each pay membership dues to support YPFP’s programming and services. Our members are drawn from an impressive variety of global institutions, government agencies, nonprofits, media groups, graduate programs, and corporations that span a diverse array of sectors.

Globally-minded NextGen professionals are members of YPFP for a variety of reasons. Members of YPFP have access to opportunities to share ideas, to grow professionally, to hear from foreign policy leaders in intimate settings and to be a part of a diverse, ever-growing, and increasingly interconnected community of entrepreneurial and innovative peers.


YPFP Washington - Founded in 2004, YPFP Washington began as a small discussion group of friends and over the past decade has grown to the organization you see today. Washington is the home of YPFP’s Board of Directors, Executive Leadership, and Global Senior Leadership. DC programming has included hosting cabinet secretary Chuck Hagel, senior White House officials Susan Rice and Denis McDonough, four-star military officers Adm. Mike Mullen and Gen. Jim Mattis, senior U.S. State officials Anne Richard and Tom Melia, and thought leaders such as Bob Woodward and Ian Bremmer. Washington also houses YPFP’s Fellowship Program, Discussion Groups, and Refugee Assistance Program.

YPFP London - Established in 2006 as the second branch of the YPFP organisation, London has since grown into a thriving community of NextGen professionals from across a broad range of industries with an interest in international affairs. Based in one of the world’s great political, financial and cultural centres, YPFP London hosts an exciting and informative series of events throughout the year, including speakers such as Lord Hague, former UK Foreign Secretary, General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, and the award winning journalist, Christina Lamb.

YPFP New York - Established In 2007, YPFP came to New York City where today our membership spans financial institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, media, and nonprofits. YPFP capitalizes on New York’s centrality as a global financial capital, a major media center, and the headquarters of the United Nations. The branch has hosted discussions with Nobel-laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, among other distinguished speakers.

YPFP Brussels - Established in 2008, YPFP’s Brussels branch has all the energy and diversity of the European Union and has often partnered with the U.S. Mission to the E.U. and NATO to provide unequaled access to world leaders. YPFP’s Transatlantic Partnership Initiative is a forum for sustained dialogue on the future of the transatlantic relationship, including the first Brussels Forum, an international summit designed specifically for young professionals. YPFP Brussels has hosted discussions with U.S. President Barack Obama, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, among others.

YPFP Offerings

Flagship Offerings:
Distinguished Speakers and Embassy Events
Discussion Groups & Fellowship Program

Core Offerings:
Speaker & Panel Events
Charged Affairs
Refugee Assistance Program
Affairs of State Gala
Brussels Advisers Programme
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