Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

YPFP’s mission is to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. Our vision is to be the premier global organization that turns talented, ambitious, aspiring young professionals into innovative, inspiring, and impactful leaders. With 10,000 members in 75 countries and educational and public service programs every day, YPFP is building the foreign policy leader of the future.

  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Year Started: 2004
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • # of Employees: 1 ( as of Jan 1, 2012)

Joshua Marcuse

Josh is the founder and Chairman of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). He served as President from 2004-2012. He is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm and an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Josh serves on the advisory boards of Atlas Corps, an award-winning leadership and international exchange program for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders; Luke’s Wings, a charity that assists wounded warriors and their families; iOnPoverty, a podcast to educate youth about social enterprise; and America's Impact, a nonprofit community dedicated to making U.S. foreign policy a domestic priority. Josh is a Truman Security Fellow of the Truman National Security Project and serves on the Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee of Generation 44, a division of the Democratic National Committee. He was an Aspen Scholar at the Aspen Ideas Festival and is a member of the Aspen Socrates Society. He is a member of Sandbox, a global community of innovators under 30. Josh was named one of the “99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders Under Age 33” by Diplomatic Courier Magazine and one of the "Top 20 Young People to Watch in 2012" by Brazen Careerist.

  • Age: 35
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Gary Barnabo

Gary Barnabo is the President of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that fosters the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Gary’s passion for international affairs and his belief that the world requires a new kind of leader to solve its complex problems led him to Washington DC, where he has helped build YPFP into a thriving global community with more than 10,000 members in 60 countries. As YPFP’s President, Gary oversees more than 100 YPFP staff in Washington, New York, London, and Brussels, manages the expansion of YPFP’s presence around the world, and represents YPFP to the broader foreign policy community. He is often found speaking about YPFP’s ideas and worldview around Washington DC. Gary’ first role in YPFP was to establish the organization’s groundbreaking research program, which generates the intellectual capital that gives YPFP a unique voice and perspective in the foreign policy community.

  • Age: 32
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian