Future Foreign Policy Launch: The Voice of the Next Generation
Saturday, 16 November 2013 from 09:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Saturday 16th November 2013, Future Foreign Policy will be launching its new social website at the Thomson Reuters building in Canary Wharf, London - to provide a global voice for young people on international affairs.
With this in mind, our event will allow the policy ideas of students, recent alumni and young professionals to be presented and debated alongside industry experts in our keynote sessions. This will also involve panel discussions and debates on hot topics in foreign affairs including Cyber Security, Counter-Terrorism, the UK in the EU, Military Interventions, Future Trends in Foreign Policy, and a Careers in Foreign Policy section to give you an insight into your professional options in the field.
You can now see the agenda for the day here.
With high profile speakers from some of the UK’s most prominent international affairs think tanks and organisations, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cabinet Office, and Chatham House, we are providing a platform for the future, to give the first real voice to young people in the UK on international affairs.
Food and drinks are included all day. For discounted tickets and student tickets, email email@example.com for more information.
At this event we are offering the opportunity for bright young minds to present and debate your own Foreign Policy ideas alongside high profile industry professionals from major foreign policy think tanks in the UK, innovative new digital organisations and decision makers in the field.
For the chance to pitch your ideas on the day in one of our keynote sessions, we are encouraging all students and recent alumni from Universities across the UK – to submit a 500-word pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org on one of the following topics:
- In your opinion, what is currently the biggest problem/challenge in International Relations and what could the solution be in the next 5 years?
- What should the top three foreign policy priorities be for the UK? This could be a region, cause or action.
Your pitches will be judged by industry professionals on our advisory body, from Chatham House, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and a number of other high profile foreign policy think tanks, on its clarity, innovation, and relevance. If chosen, you will be able to present your pitch to leading industry professionals and policymakers during keynote sessions on the day.
So put your thinking caps on and get your papers over to us by October 21st. If you apply and submit a pitch to us you will receive a discounted ticket to the launch event, and if chosen to pitch on the day you will receive a free ticket.
Our vision is to breathe fresh thinking into the Foreign Affairs Industry, to offer an unheard voice - the voice of the next generation, and we hope you will join us in what will be a flagship day for our organisation and the future of policy making in the UK.
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Future Foreign Policy
Here at Future Foreign Policy, we believe your ideas, energy and passion can change the world we live in for the better. We believe that politicians and mainstream media are missing out on a key voice that can inject fresh thinking, innovation and imagination into global foreign policy debates.
Future Foreign Policy is a student and graduate led initiative that was set up to engage young people in a fresh and innovative forum for progressive policies, and allow them to promote their ideas on the future direction of UK foreign affairs. Initially starting out as a blogging forum to monitor key international issues and decisions facing the UK government, our student and recent alumni contributors produce robust policy research and writing to drive change and provide associated progressive UK policy papers to the national and international campaigns they are passionate about. These policy papers can then be presented to policymakers, advocacy groups and think tanks across the board. This form of engagement allows bright young people to become involved in political activism, powered by fresh thinking and innovative ideas.