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Join the New York Young Republican Club for the last monthly meeting of 2012 at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Our speakers will be:
Tom Allon (http://tomallonformayor.com), Candidate for Mayor of New York City
Jamie Fly, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative (http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/).
Free Event, Open to the Public.
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About Our Speakers
Tom Allon is running for Mayor of New York City as one who can improve our educational system, create new jobs, and fight to ensure equal access to these for all New Yorkers. Mr. Allon has been a leader in local neighborhood-based journalism and the New York City publishing industry for the past 25 years. He is currently the President and CEO of Manhattan Media, the largest hyper-local media company in the tri-state area with publications including AVENUE magazine, Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons, New York Family magazine, City & State (the top political publication covering City and State government), Our Town, West Side Spirit, Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider, and a growing roster of digital products and live events (including the AVENUE Arts & Antiques Show, the New Parents Expo, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, the New Amsterdam Bike Show, and more).
Jamie Fly has served as the Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) since its founding in early 2009. Prior to joining FPI, Mr. Fly served in the Bush administration at the National Security Council [masked]) and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense [masked]). He was Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council, where his portfolio included the Iranian nuclear program, Syria, missile defense, chemical weapons, proliferation finance, and other counterproliferation issues. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was an Assistant for Transnational Threats Policy, where he helped to develop U.S. strategy related to the proliferation of missiles as well as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. For his work in the Department of Defense, he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
Prior to his service in government, Mr. Fly worked for the Republican National Committee on President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign in Ohio and on the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Additionally, Mr. Fly was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations from[masked], where he worked on European and national security issues. He has worked at the World Bank and interned at the American Enterprise Institute, the American Embassy in London, and the United States Senate.
Mr. Fly was a 2004 German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner fellow, 2009 Claremont Institute Lincoln fellow, and he participated in the 2004 Aspen Institute Berlin’s Transatlantic Young Leaders Program, the 2006 Atlantik Brücke German-America Young Leaders Conference, and the 2006 Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance and is a participant in the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Global Atlanticists Program. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Common Sense Society and The Hamilton Society.
He blogs regularly at The Weekly Standard Blog, Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, and National Review’s The Corner and his articles and reviews have been published in Commentary, National Review, Politico, The Weekly Standard, Forbes.com, USA Today, USNews.com, The Daily Caller, and National Review Online. He also regularly briefs members of Congress and their staff and has testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Mr. Fly received a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from American University and an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University.