November at WorldBoston

Dear Friends,


We'll start with a quick look back to October.  Thanks to all who made our 8th Annual Consuls Reception and the 20th International Citizen Award so successful!  (You can see event photos at the links.)

And muchas gracias to our YLAI fellows who spent October with us -- and to their generous professional hosts.  Here are pictures from their closing reception.

And let's look ahead.  Spring will be here before you know it, along with Academic WorldQuest high school competition, on March 24.  Now is not too early to be forming teams, and keep your eyes peeled for the call to register!

Right now is pretty exciting, too. Later this month we have the extremely timely, Latin America's Political Pendulum Great Decisions installment, with Michael Shifter of  Inter-American Dialogue on November 30. Days later, Chat & Chowder goes to Africa with Ambassador Swanee Hunt and her book Rwandan Women Rising on December 4. 

Next week Global Education Programs Manager Tom Luly and I will travel to the World Affairs Councils of Americaannual conference, titled this year, The Future of American Leadership, along with a group of WorldBoston members.  It's an extraordinary gathering of thought-leaders and leaders for international engagement from across the country. Also joining us will be David Nardelli, a Bridgewater State University senior, who earned a WACA scholarship to the three-day event.

Even if you can't make the conference, WACA can offer you many benefits throughout the year.  Check out their website to learn about their events, webinars, newsletter, and more.


We hope to see you soon.

Mary P. Yntema

President & CEO

p.s.  In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, WorldBoston thanks our veterans and their families for their service.