Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders
The Young Transatlantic Network of future leaders (YTN) is a flagship initiative of The German Marshall Fund geared toward young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35. YTN brings together young leaders to engage critically on challenges facing Europe, the United States, and the transatlantic alliance. Since the inaugural Brussels-based chapter was founded in 2009, YTN has grown into a transatlantic network that includes over 2,300 young professionals from across various sectors and fields with chapters in GMF offices in Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, Washington, Belgrade, and Paris.
Each chapter of YTN organizes an event every 4-6 weeks on a myriad of topics and offers preferential access to all of GMF’s young leadership initiatives such as the Young Professionals Summit, Young Strategist Forum, Marshall Memorial Fellowship.
YTN establishes a space for informal discussions and opportunities to for young professionals to connect with peers interested in this vital policy space by organizing a variety of networking events, policy discussions with experts in the field, and workshops geared toward careers in international affairs
By organizes a variety of networking events YTN creates 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 on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (#GMFYTN). On social media, every week we feature our Tuesday Topic Series to discuss current issues in the transatlantic sphere and #FUNemploymentFridays for job listings around our network. If you'd like to join the conversation or have an interest that we have not covered at YTN events, let us know using #GMFYTN on 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