Leaders from Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) discuss observations and takeaways on getting started — and advancing — in foreign affairs.
The panel includes:
- Gary Barnabo — management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, past president of YPFP (March 2012-March 2015), member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit established by President Eisenhower.
- Elizabeth Cutler — project associate with DAI where she provides home office support to USAID-funded projects in Asia. At the time of this discussion, she was the acting president of YPFP. Previously, she was a recruiter for the Afghanistan portfolio at DAI, during which time she spent 3 weeks in northern Afghanistan training local staff.
- Joshua Marcuse — founder and chairman of YPFP. Marcuse serves as senior adviser for policy innovation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and is in the 2015 Next Generation National Security Leaders Program at the Center for a New American Security.
This episode was adapted from The Huddle for Global Change, an online forum for professionals seeking a fulfilling and impactful career in the international arena. Other recordings from the Huddle (along with slides) are available here.