Event Recap: Chat & Chowder with Thomas Bollyky

Author: Nicoletta Pappas, Recruiter and HR Administrator at Creative Office Pavilion

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On February 20, WorldBoston invited Thomas Bollyky to their second Chat & Chowder event of the season. As with every Chat & Chowder, guests were invited to listen and learn about topics affecting our global society, while enjoying some delicious New England clam chowder. This week’s international affairs topic focused on global health. Mr. Bollyky, author of Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, explained what could be possibly worrisome about an increasingly healthy world. Paradoxical as it may sound, Mr. Bollyky identified that since the world is becoming increasingly healthier, it’s leading to byproducts in emerging and developing cities, like an increase in young adult population and a shift in urbanization. Population is rapidly growing within these emerging cities, and infrastructure and jobs can’t keep up.

 Mr. Thomas Bollyky received his B.A. from Columbia University in Biology and History, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He currently works as the Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR’s Global Health Program provides “independent, evidence-based analysis and recommendations” that help leaders and professionals internationally address health challenges across our globalized world.  At the CFR, Mr. Bollyky had the opportunity to direct the first Independent Task Force focused on global health. In addition to working in the Global Health Program, Mr. Bollyky is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law.

 Mr. Bollyky kicked off his talk with a number of statistics showing our world becoming increasingly healthier. The rates of infectious diseases are rapidly falling across the board. Niger, for example, has added 21 years to their life expectancy since 1980.  Child mortality in Niger has declined over 70% and healthcare is approx. $17 USD per person.

 Historically, improvements in sanitation played a pivotal role in the drop of mortality rates.  Not until after the 1900s did most U.S. city inhabitants have access to clean and filtered water. Increased sanitation, housing laws, and public health reform allowed cities to grow and mortality rates to drop. This included child labor laws, social regulations, and compulsory immunizations. The United States and Europe saw the byproducts of better health lead to prosperity and a growing economy, paving the way for Europe and the U.S. to become the countries they are today.

 With this increase in health in Niger, it was expected to see the improved health spur broader benefits, similar to those of U.S. and Europe. However, due to the rapid increase in population over such a short period of time, developing countries like Niger have not seen the same improvements. The drop in child mortality rates has led to an increase in the young adult population of many developing countries. One would expect with more working age young adults, there would be more individuals contributing to their country’s economic development. Unfortunately, many of these young adults in Niger are leaving their country at a rapid rate. Migration increased to over six million in 2013, and is projected to increase to up to 34 million by 2050. Young adults are leaving Niger for multiple reasons, most significantly because of a lack of available jobs. Niger is unable to keep up with their rise in working-age population, and can’t offer enough jobs to get their citizens to stay.

 Due to health improvements, poorer and poorer counties have been able to urbanize. But, the rate of urbanization is 2-3x what has been seen in the past. This is where the paradoxical relationship between health and development comes into play. Rapidly urbanizing cities have become victim to overcrowding with limited infrastructure to support the growth in population. For example, the city of Dhaka in India is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, home to over 16 million inhabitants. The average driving speed in Dhaka is only slightly above the average walking speed, taking city inhabitants hours to get to work. According to the World Bank, Dhaka city residences loose up to 3.2 million working hours per day due to congestion. This makes it harder to start businesses, and makes residents poorer rather than richer.

 Developing countries also struggle when combatting emerging diseases. There are many gaps in the health systems of emerging countries. The Ebola outbreak affected countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and caused many fatalities. Although those countries were actively doing well in the global health spectrum, they struggled to handle emerging diseases like Ebola. Emerging and developing countries are also struggling when it comes to noncommunicable diseases. These diseases are increasing rapidly in many developing countries, especially among younger people. Mr. Bollyky explained that in 2013, over eight million people under the age of 60 died from noncommunicable diseases.

 Writing Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, Mr. Bollyky’s main point is that global health matters. It shapes our developing world, so we should invest in fixing global health problems. What is happening now is not the normal, since historically, increases in health benefits has shown increases in prosperity. Mr. Bollyky identifies a few strategies we can pursue to help bring things back on track:

  • Improve Education: We need to invest in young adults, because they are young and growing fast! This is the “age of miracles,” where we can reduce child mortality. Now, we need to provide these children with opportunity to grow.

  • Voluntary Family Planning: By providing voluntary family planning and reproductive health care, this can help families control the amount of children they are having. Due to the increase in child mortality, families can have less children and a more likely chance for those few children to survive.

  • Extend the Reach of Healthcare Programs: Governments need to invest in quality health programs for their citizens, and try to keep up with their rapidly growing population.

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 At the conclusion of his talk, Mr. Bollyky opened the floor up to questions. Many attendees asked about the young adult population, and how developing countries can handle their growing population. Mr. Bollyky explained that developing countries must invest in young adults, because they are young and growing fast. Educating the young adult population is important. It also is important for developing countries to establish a functioning health system, especially for noncommunicable diseases. A functioning health system can help educate young adults on healthy habits like tobacco control. Mr. Bollyky also addressed a question on foreign aid and whether it worked. He stated that aid works for global health, even if there is corruption within the government taking the aid.

 WorldBoston will be hosting many upcoming events, including their State of the State Department and Diplomacy on Thursday, March 7th from 6-7:30 PM. A Great Decisions event will be held on April 4th from 6-7:30 PM on Refugees and Global Migration, and their third Chat & Chowder of the season on Trade and American Leadership will be held on March 26th at 6:00 PM.

 WorldBoston and its members are very grateful for Mr. Thomas Bollyky’s time and for a great presentation. If you are interested in buying a copy of Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, please do so here.

Event Recap: Chat & Chowder with Chuck Freilich

Author: Jaime Young, Community Planner at Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

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On Wednesday January 30th, WorldBoston held its first Chat & Chowder event of the year. This series features a prominent author in a topic related to world affairs who gives a talk while the audience enjoys food and drink. Three types of chowder were served along with a selection of beverages at the Offices of McDermott, Will, and Emery on State Street. The evening’s event featured Charles “Chuck” D. Freilich, former Deputy National Security Adviser in Israel and currently a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The focus for his talk was his recently published book, Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change (Oxford University Press, 2018). You can learn more about Chuck Freilich here.

The crux of Dr. Freilich’s position is that at the age of 70, “Israel’s security policy is a fundamental success.” He supported this statement by highlighting how Israel has military and diplomatic relations with more countries than ever before in its history, including Sunni states. Dr Freilich recalled how Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the state of Israel, said if the state reached five million in Jewish population, that would ensure national existence. Israel now has a Jewish population of seven million. Existential threats to the state that characterized the past have largely evaporated. In the case of Arab militaries and interstate conflict, Egypt and Jordan have made peace with Israel, Saudi Arabia has officially recognized Israel’s right to exist, while Syria and Iraq have their own issues of greater concern to deal with. Hamas, though still a foe, is not a state actor. The one glaring exception to these dissipating threats is Iran.

Dr. Freilich cautioned that despite the great progress Israel has made in national security, there are very real threats still looming. Iran is Israel’s most sophisticated and dangerous enemy. If it becomes a nuclear state, this would pose a very real existential threat. Iran has contributed greatly to Hezbollah’s capabilities, which now include rockets that can reach the majority of the Israeli population. For the first time, an Arab actor has the ability to disrupt Israeli Defense Force operations, including mobile sensors, air bases, even civil infrastructure, the power grid, and more. In additional to the advanced missile technology and the sheer number of them from Hezbollah, a cyber-threat also has the potential for great destruction.

Military threats are not the only type Israel faces today. Demographics, international perception, and the conflict with Palestine are all challenges that cannot be addressed with military might, at least not that Israel is willing to use, Freilich noted. The Arab population within Israel and Palestine is now nearly equal to the Jewish population, while the rising birth rate among the Jewish population is mainly due to the ultra-Orthadox segment, who do not serve in the military nor produce economically. This presents a conundrum for a democratic state. Public opinion around the world is not supportive of Israel, including that of the United States, Israel’s indispensable ally. Likewise, Israel cannot quash Palestinian nationalism with force and a two-state solution is becoming increasingly necessary, especially given the demographics. Israel must address these issues in order to truly achieve the status of secure, democratic, Jewish state in the Middle East.

Dr. Freilich made several recommendations for Israeli security policy going forward:

  • Israel must reach a diplomatic resolution with the Palestinians. A two-state solution would confirm Israel as a Jewish democratic state. Israel cannot let when happened in Gaza happen in the West Bank. Unfortunately, we do not have the necessary leadership in Jerusalem or Washington on this matter.

  • Israel must play a long-term game just as its adversaries do. It must use restraint as a fundamental strategy, as it has but to an even higher degree.

  • Israel must work to change international perceptions to be more favorable. At the same time, the Jewish diaspora conservative movement is a huge asset for Israel and must not be alienated.

  • The price of the special relationship with the U.S. means that Israel gives up some independence and freedom of maneuver. Cutting off dependency on the U.S. would mean going back decades in many respects, including security and standard of living. This is not desirable to anyone, but Israel needs to consider where this relationship is headed. In the past, Israel had bipartisan support from the Americans, but this is no longer the case. Israel has become a partisan issue in the U.S. Related to this, fundamental changes in American demographics do not bode well for Israel. The dependency on the U.S. needs to be examined.

  • Israel simply cannot allow Iran to go nuclear. A nuclear Iran would mean this influence on neighboring Arab countries. It is hard to imagine that Iran would use nuclear weapons against Israel, but the probability of Arab nations in the region using them is infinitely greater.

  • Israel should maintain its own nuclear ambiguity policy, as it results in treatment as if it is a nuclear state.

  • More investment needs to be made in Israeli society. This is a strategic asset.

After Dr. Freilich concluded his talk, he opened up the floor for questions. The audience included members of WorldBoston, guests, a good representation of students, as well as the Israeli Consul General of Israel to New England. The audience was eager with questions for Dr. Freilich and he addressed topics including demographics, the U.S.’ role in peace negotiations with Palestine, settlements, the right of return, the need for change in the Israeli electoral system, and many others. At the conclusion of the interactive period, Dr. Freilich’s recent book was for sale and he was available to sign it. You may purchase your own copy of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change from Oxford University Press here.

WorldBoston's Emerging Leader Reflects on Experience at Global Ties U.S. National Meeting

Author: Becca Raffo, Northeastern Student & Program Associate at WorldBoston

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Every January, members of the WorldBoston team head to Washington, DC for the annual National Meeting of Global Ties U.S. (Global Ties U.S. is one of two WorldBoston national affiliates, corresponding to our Citizen Diplomacy work). The National Meeting brings together about 1,000 professionals in public diplomacy and international exchange to share ideas and highlight leaders in the field. This year, as a WorldBoston Program Associate, I had the opportunity to participate in the Global Ties U.S. Emerging Leaders Program, which integrates distinguished interns and volunteers from the network into the annual Meeting through networking opportunities and informative sessions on careers in public diplomacy. When describing the program, Global Ties U.S. website states,

“Over the course of four days, these young citizen diplomats immerse themselves in the world of public diplomacy and international exchange by attending networking events, workshops, and sessions to hear from professionals in the field.”

“Immersive” is truly the word to describe this experience. Our program was packed from morning to evening, including sessions and panels tailored to our unique position as young professionals entering the workforce. In addition, we were seamlessly integrated into the meeting by attending sessions ranging from Social Media to the Youth Opioid Crisis with our CBM colleagues. We had the invaluable opportunity to network with professionals across the public and private sectors and gain honest insights to shape our individual career goals. Every person we met was so friendly and eager to speak with us about their experiences, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to grow as a professional in such a warm and welcoming environment.

It is also worth noting that most of this year’s meeting occurred during the partial U.S. government shutdown – certainly an unusual way to experience Washington!  It was impressive to see how the Global Ties staff and network rescheduled and rethought sessions due to absences of furloughed speakers.  Although all the participants were filled with questions about the implications of the shutdown for our work, the conference remained positive and engaging.

Our sessions and workshops were incredibly informative and eye-opening, but my favorite aspect of the program was getting to know the other Emerging Leaders. There were 18 of us this year, all from different CBMs across the country. We each came to the meeting with our own academic backgrounds and future ambitions, but it became quite apparent that we are forever linked by our love of international exchange. My time at WorldBoston has been underscored by an atmosphere of passion and enthusiasm for connecting Boston with the world, and I am so inspired after seeing this same passion in young people advocating for international exchange in their own cities. The Emerging Leaders Program was both humbling and motivating, and I am excited to see the accomplishments of this new era of the public diplomats.

Event Recap: Chat & Chowder with Michele Gelfand

Author: Samantha Miller, Investment Operations Analyst at State Street

Members of WorldBoston gathered last night for the final Chat and Chowder of the year, a monthly discussion on new books and how they could be applied in terms of international affairs. Boston’s current events enthusiasts came together for a warm cup of chowder and some drinks to listen to a lecture and question and answer section on the subject of cultural psychology. This talk was led by Michele Gelfand, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland on her new book Rule Makers Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. An expert in the field of cross-cultural psychology, Dr. Gelfand described how different cultures and subgroups, be they nations, states, or even social classes, could be categorized by how “tight” or “loose” they are-that is, how strictly groups adhere to social norms and how deviance from the norm is approached. Tight cultures tend to exhibit more security, less, crime, and place an emphasis on uniformity and self-control.  Deviation from the norm tends to be treated more harshly, be it social ostracization or legal punishment, than in looser cultures. Dr. Gelfand pointed to Japan, Singapore, and Germany as some examples of “tighter” countries, whereas more loose states, such as the US, Brazil, or Greece, tend to exhibit more openness, creativity, and tolerance for deviation. This phenomenon, Gelfand pointed out, could also be seen in different regions within nations and social classes, giving the example of how U.S. states could differ in tightness or looseness and how poorer or more working class people exhibited a tighter mindset than wealthier ones. She explained that a tighter mindset tends to come from existential threats, such as natural disasters, invasion, or high population density that makes adherence to strict rules valuable. Population density itself might not be an existential threat, but having so many people living in close quarters makes strict social norms that much more important to keep these groups on a similar page-for example, we might not understand why chewing gum is banned in Singapore, but a country with a large population density where gum litter was becoming such a nuisance that affected such a large number of people, the leadership saw no choice but to ban it outright. Groups that face a new existential threat have also been observed to become tighter and crave more rules and order when things start to feel too different or out of control. Understanding these differences, she explained, helps increase our cultural understanding and cultural literacy makes international negotiation that much easier-when we understand the culture and rational behind cultural norms, it is much easier to come to agreements and a clear understanding of the other parties’ motivations. She wrapped up her lecture by explaining that it is not necessarily better or worse to be tight or loose, but the most successful outcomes stem from maintaining a balance-social norms are important to be able to predict how to behave, but deviance can encourage creativity and new ways to approach challenges.

Following her lecture, the floor was opened for a question and answer section, in which the audience asked a series of questions regarding how these observed trends of tight and loose cultures could be applied in various international settings, such as how is Israel so loose and open while it is subject to constant external threats and how negotiating conflict resolution is such a challenge between tight and loose cultures when establishing mutual respect and trust. Dr. Gelfand and the audience also touched on Trump and how the populations that voted for him in large numbers tended to cite what they considered existential threats such as immigration or terrorism as the most important factors in their votes. To wrap up her lecture, Dr. Gelfand signed copies of her new book and answered additional last-minute questions the audience had. This event was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the intersections of cultural psychology and world affairs as well as mingle and network with fellow WorldBoston members and fellow Bostonians interested in international affairs. To learn more about Dr. Gelfand’s theories and how they are reflected in current events, her book is available for purchase here https://www.amazon.com/Rule-Makers-Breakers-Tight-Cultures/dp/1501152939

Event Recap: Chat & Chowder with Northeastern Professor, Max Abrahms

Author: Michaela Tobin, Northeastern Student & International Trade & Communications Co-op at U.S. Commercial Service

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Professionals, students, and members of the WorldBoston community gathered last Thursday at the law offices of McDermott, Will and Emery for the latest installment in WorldBoston’s Chat and Chowder series, a monthly book talk lead by experts in the field of global affairs and international relations. As they enjoyed steaming bowls of chowder and various beverages, audience members listened attentively to Dr. Max Abrahms, the articulate and charismatic speaker of November’s Chat and Chowder event.

Dr. Abrahms is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and an expert on terrorism and international security. He is an affiliate at the Global Resilience Institute, a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a board member on the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. In addition to being published in a variety of leading scholarly journals and an active analyst in the media on matters of international security, Abrahms is also the author of the recently published Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History, which served as the topic of Thursday night’s discussion.

In Rules for Rebels, inspired by author Saul Alinsky's similarly titled work, Rules for Radicals, Abrahms studies different militant groups to explore why some groups fail at achieving their goals while others remain successful. During his presentation, Abrahms used the example of ISIS, examining the tactics of the Islamic State’s infamous leader, Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi to explain why the organization ultimately failed, despite its leadership being crowned a “mastermind” by the media, and lauded by various think-tank pundits.

“Smart militant leaders are not always successful,” Abrahms stated, “but successful militant leaders need to be smart”.

In his opinion, smart leaders are those that refrain from partaking in certain behaviors that have historically doomed terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State. Abrahms theorizes that there is a science to militant victories and proposes three rules militant groups must follow in order to be successful in achieving their goals: 1) learn to avoid terrorism, 2) restrain members from committing acts of terrorism, and 3) deny responsibility for terrorism if they want to achieve their goals. His lecture touched on these three criteria, though Rules for Rebels delves considerably deeper into the evidence behind each assertion.

The lecture concluded with a lively question and answer session, in which audience members voiced their curiosities regarding successful terrorist cells and the trends seen in modern day terrorism. Abrahm’s talk created a lasting impression on listeners, leaving them to consider how national governments and militaries can apply these findings to prevent or react to terrorism in the future. After the talk, members stayed to mingle for more conversation, and many chatted further with the author.

For a more comprehensive look at Dr. Abrahms research, get your copy of Rules for Rebels here.

Event Recap: Chat & Chowder with Brookings Senior Fellow, Robert Kagan

Author: Sophia Danison, Intern at BNID

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“Robert Kagan, Friedman Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings, spoke last Thursday about his new book, The Jungle Grows Back: America and our Imperiled World. Hosted by WorldBoston, a nonprofit organization and World Affairs Council dedicated to engagement on international affairs, the intimate gathering took place on the 25th floor of the Prudential Center, situated amid gorgeous views of the Boston cityscape. Kagan’s talk was yet another installment of Chat & Chowder, an ongoing book talk series featuring topics ranging from international affairs to current events. Attendees were treated to an assortment of delicious Boston chowders as well as other beverages and refreshments. Prior to the talk, WorldBoston members and guests were able to mingle, getting to know one another as development and policy professionals and world affairs aficionados alike. Once his talk began, Kagan received everyone’s rapt attention, and for the rest of the evening conversations tuned in to debates of American foreign policy.

“We’re having a great debate without actually discussing anything,” Kagan remarked, lamenting the state of current American politics. To this degree he noted some rare similarities between Trump and Obama’s domestic nation-building efforts, citing a gradual American withdrawal from being a major participant in world affairs. A “fragile” Liberal World Order is contingent on sincere American participation, as we are one of its founders and, in a sense, guarantors of the system’s wellbeing. During his talk, Kagan argued that the “America First” policy of protectionism in exchange for domestic wealth blatantly defies the other members of a world order based on free trade and mutual prosperity. To that end, he gave an impassioned appeal for foreign policy leaders to take into account historical episodes of isolationism as harbingers of chaos and disorder. According to Kagan, if America does commit to upholding the international system it helped to create, and instead retracts into isolationism, the system is bound to collapse.

Kagan did leave us with a bright note by the end of his talk. On the overall resilience of our current system he remarked, “Even Donald Trump couldn’t wreck this easily.” He offered a few suggestions to reform policy, and put faith into the liberalist system as able to endure what inevitable challenges to its stability may come.

To get Kagan’s full perspective, check out his new book here.”

Source: https://www.bnid.org/blog-posts/event-recap-chat-and-chowder-w-slash-brookings-senior-fellow-robert-kagan

Thank You, America's Hometown!

A huge thank you to the Plimoth Plantation for hosting a State Department-sponsored
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) group from Saudi Arabia this past week! This
group of professionals focused on tourism and economic development are working toward
creating a tourism visa for international tourists to travel to Saudi Arabia. The visitors had a
chance to see how the Plimoth Plantation welcomes tourists from all over the world to learn
about early American History and America’s Hometown! In addition to learning how a living
history museum operates and maintains its business, the group had a chance to visit Plymouth
Rock, historical sites along Plymouth Waterfront, and eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The visitors came to Plymouth with the specific objectives of studying coastal tourism and
cultural preservation. To achieve these goals, Plimoth Plantation made sure to include program
managers of the Wampanoag Homesite who could explain in a hands-on way about the
preservation of their culture. A sincere thank you to Darius as well as Mr. Rob Kluin (Director of
Marketing and Communications), Ms. Janet Young (Group Sales Manager) and Mr. Ivan Lipton
(Chief Administration Officer).

This visit would not have been complete without the Plymouth 400, Inc. – another massive thank you to them! This non-profit organization is hosting a series of commemoration events in 2020 to highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that emerged from the interactions between the Wampanoag tribe and English settlers. Ms. Michelle Pecoraro (Executive Director) and Mr. Brian Logan (Communications Manager) from the Plymouth 400 were kind enough to meet with the visitors from Saudi Arabia to discuss the preparations for the 400 th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony. They also provided a guided walking tour of the modern-day location of the first settlement and along the historic Waterfront.

Thank you to both of these organizations for meeting with the visitors and showing them around America’s Hometown! Check out the pictures of the group’s visit on a beautiful day to Plymouth below:

We're hiring!

WorldBoston is hiring a Manager of Operations and Global Education Programs! This is an outstanding opportunity to grow a career in community outreach, communications, and nonprofit management, with an international focus.

The Manager of Operations and Global Education Programs oversees WorldBoston programs serving our local community, which includes business, academia, young professionals, high school students, local diplomats and foreign representatives, and internationally-minded individuals throughout the region. Responsibilities include creating and managing 40+ speaker events annually, overseeing WorldBoston’s flagship youth program Academic WorldQuest, and working with partners to co-host numerous other events throughout the year. This work involves identifying compelling topics, recruiting expert speakers, securing venues, and building audiences. Responsibilities also include managing the organization’s communications and marketing, including outreach and social media. The Manager should be motivated by creating new connections and advancing WorldBoston’s reach, effectiveness, and visibility. This position is part of a management team overseeing interns, volunteers, and vendors.

This Manager also oversees key internal operational functions of WorldBoston, including office management, interfacing with WorldBoston’s IT consultant, and online ticket sales, memberships, etc. Additional features of this position include:

  • Creating clear and visually appealing newsletters to advertise WorldBoston events, using email marketing software

  • Overseeing WorldBoston’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

  • Keeping our website up-to-date

  • Working with the President and other staff to maintain visibility on WorldBoston membership, event payments, and other critical operational elements

  • Providing support to other programs involving international visitors, and to new programs as necessary

  • Drafting grant proposals for existing and future global education-focused programs, and implementing them as necessary. 

The successful candidate will bring the following qualities to the team:

  • Superior attention to detail and motivation for outstanding performance

  • Initiative and interpersonal skills

  • Collaboration in a lively team environment

  • Ability to attract and interact well with participants and stakeholders from diverse local and international communities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel (required); experience with Squarespace (or similar website editor), QuickBooks, and desktop publishing software (e.g. Publisher, Canva) a plus

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, international affairs, nonprofit administration, or related field

  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience; examples of relevant experience include, but are not limited to, community outreach, organizing events, and small office management, including management of interns

  • Passion for international affairs and nonprofit excellence

  • Personal goals to grow and take on new responsibilities in a small team atmosphere

  • Motivation to advance a mission-driven organization

  • Ability to lift items up to 25 lbs.

  • Availability to staff scheduled evening programs

Ready to join the WorldBoston team? Please email a resume and covering note to opportunity@worldboston.org. No telephone calls or inquiries, please.

Academic WorldQuest Winners

Congratulations to our new 2018 John H. Carlson Academic WorldQuest winners from the International School of Boston! On March 24, Bridgewater State University hosted eight teams from around Massachusetts. The winning team from the International School of Boston will be headed to Washington DC later in April to compete against 45 other teams in the national competition. Teams from as far as Alaska and Hawaii will be convening to represent their states and vie for first place. We wish our Massachusetts team good luck and lots of trivia fun! More information about Academic WorldQuest can be found here.

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