Who We Are
YPFP London was established in 2006 as the second branch of the YPFP organisation, and has since grown into a thriving community of young professionals with an interest in international affairs, who are living and working in the UK’s capital. YPFP London brings together university researchers, civil servants, private sector champions, entrepreneurs, foreign policy editors and grassroots advocates who work relentlessly to create content of the highest level for our members.
Based in one of the world’s great political, financial and cultural centres, YPFP London is uniquely placed to bring together people from across a broad range of industries, creating a dynamic group of members with diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
The programming has included hosting the acting President of Kosovo, Dr Vjosa Osmani; Chatham House's Dr Catherine Fieschi; the Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Women, Dr Lina AbiRafeh; the Chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat MP, and UK former Secretary of Defence, Penny Mordaunt MP.
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Rewind: 2022 in Review
The Alex Petersen Memorial Award for Young Leaders in Foreign Policy Essay Competition for A-Level Students
In order to promote and incentivise young people to pursue a career in foreign policy, YPFP London, sponsored by King’s College London and the International Churchill Society, is hosting an essay competition for A-Level students (aged 16-17). Young people from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate. Details for 2022/2023 essay competition will be published soon.
Virtual Coffee: Connect With Members in London
YPFP London is giving you the opportunity to virtually get to know other members.
Every month, you’ll be matched randomly with another member for a virtual chat and coffee.
Sign up, expand your network, and get to know someone new! Hopefully you’ll get to meet them IRL at our next in-person event. If you’d like to take part in this new initiative:
Please send us your name & email address using the form on the right
We look forward to hearing from you! ☕️✨
Director of Programming
Director of Communications
Riccardo Tordera Ricchi
Erla Ylfa Óskarsdóttir
Advocacy & Community Development Officer