Hosted at the friendly offices of McDermott, Will and Emery, our popular Chat & Chowder book talk series features prominent authors on international affairs and speakers on critical current events. True to its name, Chat & Chowder features a selection of delicious soups, chowder, and beverages. The intimate setting encourages discussion with speakers and conversation with other WorldBoston members and guests.

See recent Chat & Chowder events below, and be sure to join us at our next installment!


Katherine brown / Your Country, our war: the press and diplomacy in afghanistan

April 2019


Craig vangrasstek / Trade and American leadership: the paradoxes of power and wealth from alexander hamilton to donald trump

March 2019


Thomas J. Bollyky / Plagues and the paradox of Progress: why the world is getting healthier in worrisome ways

February 2019


Chuck freilich / israeli national security: a new strategy for an era of change

January 2019


Michelle Gelfand/Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire our World

December 2018


Max abrahms / rules for rebels: the science of victory in militant history

November 2018


Robert kagan / the jungle grows back: america and our imperiled world

October 2018


Scott a. snyder /

South korea at the crossroads: autonomy and alliance in an era of rival powers

September 2018


Haroon K. ullah / digital world war

June 2018

Alyssa ayres / our time has come

May 2018


Daniel Kurtz-phelan / the china mission

April 2018


admiral James stavridis / sea power

February 2018


swanee hunt / rwandan women rising

December 2017


Tim edgar / beyond snowden

November 2017

William Drozdiak / Fractured Continent: Europe's Crisis and the fate of the west

October 2017


William Taubman / Gorbachev: His Life and Times

September 2017


Graham Allison / Destined for War: Can AMerica and China Escape Thucydides' Trap

June 2017


Jonathan Addleton / the DUsts of Kandahar

May 2017


Stephen Kinzer / The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the birth of the AMerican Empire

April 2017

ANdy Molinsky / The World in your Workplace

March 2017

Arthur Kroeber / China in the Time of Trump

February 2017