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March 2019

International Solidarity Forum 2019

March 25, 2019 - March 28, 2019

The International Solidarity Forum (ISF) is an annual training event hosted at the United Nations and World Youth Alliance headquarters in New York City. The forum brings together WYA members from around the world and subject matter experts to participate in lectures and discussions on topics relevant to ongoing international policy debates. Previous themes include Sustainable Development, Maternal Health, HIV/AIDs and Good Governance. The 16th edition will examine theme of Good Governance and Human Flourishing. Application Requirements To apply to the…

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Save the Date! | Manhattan International Film Festival

March 25, 2019

This year, young filmmakers from Mexico, the Philippines, the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom were selected based on the following criteria: Content and Relevance to WYA’s Mission, Technical Excellence, and Overall Quality. The roster of finalists for 2019 tackled the topic of human dignity through exploring themes like migration, war, death, sickness, and more. Aside from their differing countries of representation, finalists’ age and experience range from as young as 16 years old to multi-awarded veterans in…

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WYA 20 | Ball

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lotos Club, 5 E 66th St.
New York, NY, 10065 United States

Don’t miss the event of two decades. WYA 20 Ball Lotos Club   March 30th 7pm Black Tie TICKETS SOLD OUT March 29 | 6-10 pm | WYA Townhouse (invite only) WYA20 Cocktails and Film Screening March 30 | 7-11 pm | The Lotos Club WYA20 Ball March 30 | 11 pm | WYA Townhouse WYA20 Ball After Party March 31 | 11 am - 3 pm | WYA Townhouse (invite only) WYA20 Brunch *All tickets will include access to the after party.

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April 2019

Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC): Harvard University

April 13, 2019

Register for the Harvard ELC Conference Schedule   Conference Speakers  Dr. Felix De Bie  is a young Belgian Medical Doctor. He graduated from the University of Namur (UNamur, Belgium) and the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Center for Fetal Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a Fulbright scholarship. He there investigates prenatal treatment modalities for congenital malformations such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia and spina bifida. As a surgical resident,…

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July 2019

International Summer Camp

July 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019

The World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp (ISC) is an exciting and personally enriching experience for young people ages 13-18. During this intensive one-week program, young people from all over the world come together to learn about the dignity of the human person and how this concept is the foundation for policy, culture, development, and  change. Participants learn to articulate and defend a vision of the human person that is both positive and critically engaged with global issues. The 2018 ISC will take place July 14-July…

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October 2019

WYA Dinner 2019

October 3, 2019

The 20th Anniversary Dinner honoring Elizabeth Budnik Thursday, 3 October 2019 Cocktails at 6:30, Dinner following at 7:30 in the evening The Union Club 101 East 69th Street at Park Avenue New York City Tickets to benefit the global work of the World Youth Alliance $350 per person   Register for the WYA Dinner    

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November 2019

WYA NA Emerging Leader’s Conference (ELC)

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
WYA Headquarters, 228 East 71st ST
New York, NY 10021 United States
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WYA NA's 2019 Emerging Leaders Conferences (ELCs) will explore the theme good governance.  It will present how good governance practices unfold when the value of human dignity always remains at the center.  The ELC aims to provide a person-centered lens through which one can clearly analyze and effectively respond to governance issues. The ELC is a great opportunity to equip yourself with knowledge and to meet other young people who also believe in the value of human dignity.  We hope you will…

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May 2020

Drinks and Discussion: Zoom Edition (Part 1)

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For some time now political theorists, particularly those considered to be on the right, have recognized two kinds of freedom. The first, coming from antiquity and continuing through Christianity, is freedom-for one's end. The second, coming out of strands of enlightenment thought is freedom-from limitation and restriction. For the first Drinks and Discussion of the year, we will be discussing George Weigel's article entitled "A Better Concept of Freedom." Our discussion will concern not only the two kinds of freedom,…

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June 2020

Drinks and Discussion: Zoom Edition (Part 2)

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

WYA first came to be amidst the ongoing policy struggle overpopulation control at the level of international law and policy. The proponents of population control have made great strides in using international policies and institutions to enforce their own agenda. Populations control opponents meanwhile hope to reclaim the human rights projects from the forces the hijacked it. For the second Drinks and Discussion of the year, we will be discussing William McGurn's article entitled "Population and the Wealth of Nations."…

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July 2020

Solidarity Amidst Crisis Virtual Workshop

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over the past few months, the United States has been struggling with a series of crises: the coronavirus pandemic, along with reports of violence, brutality, and unjust deaths, have provoked conversation regarding racial and other forms of discrimination, as well as civil unrest. The US experience has reverberated globally, and young people around the world are looking for answers. Surrounded by so many competing messages and voices, how can we uphold human dignity and solidarity in the face of these…

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