Past & Upcoming Events

2010 ~ 2019: A Decade in Review

"The NYC Political Forum"

As this decade comes to an end, we'll take a look back the most pivotal and consequential moments. The following below, in our opinion, fit that category; and, as such, they will be discussed.

▨ The Arab Spring: This was once a groundbreaking, promising and aspirational regional movement that sought to topple authoritarian regimes in search for a Western-style democracy. But, in the end, in most places, it ushered in greater bloodshed, violence, oppression and instability (i.e., Egypt, Syria, Libya, et al.). How do you assess the role of the U.S. given the circumstances? What were the unintended consequences and lessons learned, if any?

▨ The Obama Legacy: Now that three full years have passed and two Democratic Party primaries have taken place, we'll re-visit and re-examine former Pres. Obama's legacy. As a two-term President, seven out of 8 years of his Presidency took place during this decade. We'll discuss how his policy priorities -- as well as any failures -- may have attributed in the current state of affairs. This is a "refresher" discussion to the original "Obama Legacy" discussion (https://www.meetup.co...).

Live Oxford Debate: Brexit . . . leave or remain?

"The NYC Political Forum"

IMPORTANT: This event will be held at a private venue (not WeWork), To offset the cost of the reservation, there's a small cover charge of $6. We're unable to issue any refunds at this time, so please do not RSVP, if you're unsure about attending.

THE ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT WILL BE SENT TO ALL CONFIRMED ATTENDEES ONE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. It will be held in the Time Square area.

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Come watch a live debate on the contentious topic of "Brexit." This is probably the most salient question of the time, not just for the U.K., but for the fate of the E.U. as well.

Fred (https://www.meetup.co...) and Andy (https://www.meetup.co...) will team up against Nancy (https://www.meetup.co...) and Tanya (https://www.meetup.co...) to engage in a civil and thoughtful debate on this topic.

The Sixth Annual Holiday Party!

"The NYC Political Forum"

You're cordially invited to join us for the Sixth Annual Holiday Party! We had so much fun during the First (http://www.meetup.com...), Second (https://www.meetup.co...), Third (https://www.meetup.co...), Fourth (https://www.meetup.co...), and fifth (https://www.meetup.co...) Annual Holiday Parties, we'll continue the tradition!

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The vibe: we have the entire second floor reserved, conducive for a fun, festive gathering. "Happy Hour" drink prices offered for select drinks for the duration of the event.

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The format: small group discussions with the following themes:

The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 (Law, History, and Politics)

"The NYC Political Forum"

For this meeting, we'll discuss the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956.

To that end, we'll discuss and analyze each of its three distinct components: Law, History and Politics.

I. Law
- The Convention of Constantinople of 1888 (https://en.wikipedia....)

- The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 (https://en.wikipedia....)

- A secret agreement reached between the governments of Britain, France and Israel, later to be known as the "Protocol of Sèvres" (https://en.wikipedia....)

- The U.N. Security Council Resolution 119 (https://en.wikipedia....)