Next Generation Leaders: Young Transatlantic Network
The Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) is a flagship initiative of GMF specifically geared toward young professionals 35 years old and younger. The network aims to strengthen transatlantic relations by offering the next generation of leaders opportunities to engage critically on core challenges facing Europe and the United States, as well as new issues posed by the increasing geographic reach of transatlantic cooperation. GMF currently has YTN chapters in Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, Washington, DC, Belgrade, and Paris.
Convening and Networking
- YTN's convening consists of regular lunch and evening discussions featuring leaders from the realms of politics, business, and civil society engaged in transatlantic relations. It provides a unique opportunity to young professionals from different professional fields to engage in an intimate sphere with senior leaders on topics of transatlantic concern.
- YTN organizes a variety of networking events to create space for informal discussions and opportunities to establish professional contacts among professionals interested in the transatlantic relationship. Members of all YTN chapters are also connected through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Snapshot of YTN Speakers
Anne Applebaum, Columnist, The Washington Post
Claudio Bisogniero, Italian Ambassador to the United States
Lyse Doucet, Presenter and Special Correspondent, BBC
Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice Chancellor of Germany
Colleen Graffy, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
Marc Grossman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post
Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament and Vice President of the National Assembly of Afghanistan
Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, U.S. Department of Defense
Douglas Lute, Permanent Representative of the United States to NATO
Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Michael Turner, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Geir Westgaard, Vice President of EU Affairs, Statoil Hydro
Robert Zoellick, former President, World Bank
Are You Interested?
Connect with senior policy and business leaders. Build relationships with young professionals with a diverse array of perspectives. Expand your understanding of the most pressing issues on the transatlantic agenda.
Interested in joining a YTN chapter? Register here!