Series

Young Professionals Briefing Series

This series is designed for young leaders interested in international relations who have completed their undergraduate studies and have not yet reached the age of thirty to be eligible for term membership.    
Young Professionals Briefing Series
  • Venezuela

    Panelists discuss the situation in Venezuela, including the country’s domestic political, economic, and humanitarian situation, and the possible policy options for the United States. The CFR Young Professionals Briefing Series provides an opportunity for those early in their careers to engage with CFR. The briefings feature remarks by experts on critical global issues and lessons learned in their careers. These events are intended for individuals who have completed their undergraduate studies and have not yet reached the age of thirty to be eligible for CFR term membership. Please note only U.S. citizens are eligible for CFR membership.
  • Climate Change

    The effects of climate change, from higher temperatures, extreme rainfall, and stronger storms, have harmed communities across the globe, and will continue to cause significant damage if we fail to prepare for the consequences. In this meeting, panelists discuss climate change adaptation and the solutions being deployed to mitigate its effects. 
  • Climate Change

    The effects of climate change, such as higher temperatures, extreme rainfall, and stronger storms, have harmed communities across the globe and will continue to cause significant damage if we fail to prepare for the consequences. In this meeting, panelists discuss climate change adaptation and the solutions being deployed to mitigate its effects. 
  • Defense and Security

    Despite spending billions of dollars in the fight against terrorism, extremist groups are still able to wreak havoc on local communities. Panelist discuss how to utilize a diverse stakeholder group of diplomats, corporate leaders, mental health experts, social scientists, entrepreneurs, local communities, and, most of all, global youth themselves to combat violent extremism.
  • Politics and Government

    Three of CFR’s Edward R. Murrow Press Fellows and veteran foreign correspondents discuss their experiences reporting from the front lines, including the dangers of working in conflict zones and the importance of investigative journalism.
  • Cybersecurity

    Botnets are groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime. They can propagate spam, send phishing emails, impersonate users, among other things, and can cost the economy billions of dollars each year. In this meeting, panelists discuss how technology makers, internet service providers, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement can work together across the globe to eliminate the existence of botnets.