Our Mission and Team

At Charged Affairs, we provide a venue for new voices, rising experts, and tomorrow’s policymakers and shapers to provide fresh insights related to foreign affairs and national security. We publish opinions and analysis showcasing the expertise of YPFP’s members and participants in its special programs, particularly the Rising Experts Program. We are committed to helping YPFP’s talented fellows and members to develop strong writing skills that allow them to clearly communicate impactful ideas and unique perspectives that may be under-represented in policy discussions.

Charged Affairs is managed by YPFP’s Publications Fellow in conjunction with an editorial staff of member volunteers from across the organization’s programs. YPFP will begin soliciting and publishing member submissions in 2023 — watch this space for additional updates, coming soon.

Owen Daniels is the 2022-2023 Publications Fellow at YPFP, where he has also worked for several years in the organization’s Rising Experts Program to help young professionals develop their writing and analytical skills. You can find his fellow profile here.

Lauren McCranie manages submissions from YPFP’s New York branch for Charged Affairs’ “Emerging Voices” page. Branch members interested in writing for the page can find submission information here.