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The Importance of Global Health and Public Diplomacy Programs

This week, news leaked that President Trump would propose his first budget. While all details have not been announced, defense spending is expected to rise 10% and in order to offset the increase in costs; domestic agencies and the State department are expected to see massive cuts. According to the Washington Post, administration officials have…

Inclusive Security: Taking Women Seriously

Numerous institutions have sprung up dedicated to women, peace, and security in recent years. This includes centers at Georgetown, London School of Economics (LSE), U.S. Institute of Peace, UN Women, and the Institute of Inclusive Security. LSE’s Centre on Women, Peace and Security was recently in the spotlight for deciding to hire actress Angelina Jolie…

Interview with HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs

In June, YPFP member Alex Penler sat down with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Ambassador Jimmy Kolker to talk about global health and national security, as well as the recently released HHS Global Strategy. On August 25th, Ambassador Kolker will join YPFP for a discussion on the future…

The Importance of Global Health and Public Diplomacy Programs

This week, news leaked that President Trump would propose his first budget. While all details have not been announced, defense spending is expected to rise 10% and in order to offset the increase in costs; domestic agencies and the State department are expected to see massive cuts. According to the Washington Post, administration officials have…

Inclusive Security: Taking Women Seriously

Numerous institutions have sprung up dedicated to women, peace, and security in recent years. This includes centers at Georgetown, London School of Economics (LSE), U.S. Institute of Peace, UN Women, and the Institute of Inclusive Security. LSE’s Centre on Women, Peace and Security was recently in the spotlight for deciding to hire actress Angelina Jolie…

Interview with HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs

In June, YPFP member Alex Penler sat down with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Ambassador Jimmy Kolker to talk about global health and national security, as well as the recently released HHS Global Strategy. On August 25th, Ambassador Kolker will join YPFP for a discussion on the future…