July 2022 at WorldBoston

July at WorldBoston

Dear Friends,

In summer, a Bostonian’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … the beach!

Whether we head to the water for the day or the season, it’s a good time to remember how tied our region is to the fate of our oceans — and how much we enjoy them.

Per usual in the summer, WorldBoston pauses our regular Global Engagement programming and enjoys some more casual networking opportunities. So please do join us, UNAGB, and other globally- and marine-minded networkers for an enjoyable get-together at Charlestown’s The Anchor on July 19.

Summer is also high season for visitors, and we’re pleased to be back to in-person programming — with remote and hybrid platforms backing up and extending our work. As you’ll see below, we’re very busy this month with both IVLP and custom visitor programming.

We hope to see you soon.
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
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Tuesday, July 19th
6:00-8:00 PM ET
Outdoor Event at 
The Anchor, Mezzanine

Join WorldBoston and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for an outdoor evening of networking with other globally- (and marine- !) minded professionals. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, and Boston Harbor’s sights and breezes!

As a coastal city, Boston has a special interest in the preservation of our oceans, and marine health has a global impact. Find out who’s stepping up locally to help.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Each registration includes one drink ticket, and additional beverages will be available for purchase. 
This event is in-person only.
Calling all U.S. citizen exchange program alumni! Save the dates October 15 and 16 for our in-person Career Connections event. Career Connections brings together U.S. ExchangeAlumni and leaders in business, government, civil society, and other diverse fields to leverage their skills and networks, and build on their international exchange experiences. The event is hosted by WorldBoston, in partnership with Global Ties U.S.and the Office of Alumni Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and will provide U.S. ExchangeAlumni with skills, resources, and ideas to grow professionally. Registration will open later this summer.
In July, WorldBoston will host seven in-person projects through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), as well as two more virtual programs! We are also thrilled to welcome the special British-American Parliamentary Group back in-person at the end of the month.
Multi-Regional Project
Project for Sri Lanka
(Virtual) Multi-Regional Project
(Virtual) Regional Project for Europe
Regional Project for the Western Hemisphere
Regional Project for Middle East and North Africa
Regional Project for Africa
As we return to in-person delegations, we welcome your thoughts and ideas for in-person programming. If you have any, please contact our Vice President for Citizen Diplomacy, Sarah Sibley.
In June, WorldBoston hosted a high-level delegation from the United Kingdom as part of a project entitled, “Protecting Soft Targets”. The participants represented a wide range of ministries in the UK, including the Ministry of Defense and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as well as university researchers and other leaders. 

The delegation met with staff from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the biotechnology companies Ginkgo Bioworks and Icosavax, and the law offices of Foley & Lardner LLP before flying back “across the pond”. 
The Protecting Sensitive Industries Exchange is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by WorldBoston.
In addition, the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows arrived in Boston in early June. YLAI is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. WorldBoston has facilitated fellowship placements for 13 business leaders, and each Friday, WorldBoston staff have accompanied the group on business-themed activities to introduce them to the entrepreneurial landscape of the city, as well as a cultural activities designed to show them the color of the city and the beauty of its people.
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by WorldBoston.
WorldBoston hosted the final two Fulbright cultural events for the 2021-2022 academic year in June. On June 11th, we virtually visited the world-renowned Perkins School for the Blind, the second-oldest school of its kind. Scholars learned about the rich history of the school’s support for its blind students, as well as the global reach of its teacher-training, the Educational Leadership Program. 
On June 26th, Fulbright Coordinator Dan O’Connor accompanied scholars and their families on an exclusive tour of the Harvard Arnold Arboretum, the oldest public arboretum in North America, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1872.
Many thanks to the scholars and their families for joining us for our programs throughout the academic year, and best of luck with your onward plans!
This Fulbright Enrichment activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and WorldBoston.
Updates From the Office
In June, we bid a fond farewell to our two Northeastern Co-Op students, Katie Warren and Charles Lewis. It was a pleasure working with them for the past six months! This week, we’re pleased to welcome our new Co-Ops, Diego Maldonado and Diego Garcia. 
Diego Maldonado is a third year student at Northeastern University, majoring in International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology. During his free time, he enjoys reading philosophy, playing sports, and writing. Diego joins us as Program Associate of Citizen Diplomacy & Global Engagement. We look forward to working with him! 
Diego Garcia is a senior at Northeastern University, where he studies International Affairs and Political Science. Originally from Bolivia, he lived in Miami for 7 years before moving to Boston. Diego is a passionate learner, reader, and occasional writer working to make a difference in the world. He joins us as Program Associate for Outreach. Welcome to WorldBoston!

Our What in the World? weekly quiz is a collection of 10 questions designed to test your knowledge of international affairs and current events. Every Monday, a new quiz is posted on our Twitter, Facebook, andInstagram stories. If you would like to receive the quiz by email, please contact Natalie Mase to be added to our What in the World? mailing list. The quiz can also always be found in WorldBoston Recommends, our weekly Friday newsletter.

Trivia Trail-Blazers
Congratulations to the top scorers in June! They got nearly every question right on all quizzes. Our high scorers are:

  1. Terry Quist
  2. Peter Sharadin
  3. Michael Ateek
  4. Torwon Krua
  5. Leslie Griffin
  6. Derek Lumpkins
  7. Jim O’Connell
  8. Matthew Torrey
Monthly Prize Winner
When you take What in the World?, you are automatically entered into a raffle to win exclusive prizes. The more questions you get right, the better your odds are of winning. This month’s prize winner is:

Andrea Perrault

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If you missed a quiz or would like to retake one, click on the links below.

To learn more about Global Engagement, contact Natalie Mase, Manager of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.
Welcome to last month’s new and returning WorldBoston members: Auderulca Ashmarah, Colleen Gallahue, Caitlin Parmelee, and Bryan Stevens. Thank you, we appreciate your support! 
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The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program and WorldBoston’s main citizen diplomacy partner. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

The U.S. Department of State’s bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs administers the IVLP. In doing so, the bureau enters cooperative agreements with National Program Agencies, a group of private, not-for-profit organizations based in Washington, D.C., that design and implement national IVLP itineraries. In addition to the National Program Agencies, the IVLP relies on the commitment and skills of local community organizations across the U.S., known as Community Based Members (CBMs). Under the professional association of Global Ties U.S., local CBM members develop professional programs, arrange cultural activities, and provide home hospitality for international visitors.

WorldBoston is part of the Global Ties Network of more than 90 CBMs in 45 states.

WorldBoston is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, 
a network of more than 90 independent Councils in more than 40 states.

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