October 2022 at WorldBoston

October at WorldBoston
Dear Friends,
Even if you're getting ready for a long weekend, you probably have noticed that our community is in typical October high gear, with our own and partner events popping up at an exciting pace.
For now, let's look at just two:
Something really different, and an honor for WorldBoston to inaugurate locally: On the weekend of October 14 we'll host Career Connections, an innovative program of the State Department's Office of Alumni Affairs, designed to help U.S. citizens who are alumni of State-funded exchange programs leverage their unique perspectives for greater impact. Next weekend, about 50 local participants who were chosen by application will gather at the Fletcher School, our hospitable venue host, for workshops, plenaries, and of course, lots of networking. Speakers range from local leaders to visitors from State and our national affiliate, Global Ties U.S.
And next week, a thrill for both space and international affairs nerds (ahem, your humble scribe included): We'll host a unique Great Decisions talk on Space with former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. Watch this space (sorry): We believe this topic will grow rapidly in international importance as commercial, research, and even military progress in space charges ahead.
We hope to see you soon,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

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On September 14th, WorldBoston hosted its 13th Annual Consuls Reception, featuring Boston Mayor Michelle Wu at the Bruce C. Bolling Building in the heart of Roxbury, Nubian Square. It was an honor to celebrate the Consular Corps serving New England and to bring together the international community in Boston.
Thank you to all those who attended this year's Reception. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Wednesday, October 12th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Hybrid Event at the Boston Public Library
Recently, NASA made history by successfully completing its Double Asteroid Redirection Test to change the orbit of an asteroid (NASA). While this test may provide opportunities for international cooperation in the future, will outer space become the newest frontier for global conflict as it becomes increasingly crowded?
Join us for an engaging discussion of space and international affairs when we host Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA and Founder & CEO of Earthrise Alliance. The program will feature firsthand insights from Lori Garver, audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other participants over light refreshments.

November 15-18
Washington, D.C.
Join WorldBoston staff, board, and community members at the World Affairs Councils of America's 2022 National Conference in Washington, DC. The National Conference features expert briefings, site visits to think tanks and embassies, professional development, and more, and is open to World Affairs Councils community members across the country.

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, and Instagram 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 August! They got nearly every question right on all quizzes. Our high scorers are:
  1. Leslie Griffin
  2. Peter Sharadin
  3. Matthew Torrey
  4. William Levine
  5. Terry Quist
  6. Raoul Alcala
  7. Tom Ebling
  8. Jean Horstman
  9. Peter Kalil
  10. John Perry
Monthly Prize Winner
When you take What in the World?, you are automatically entered into a raffle to win exclusive prizes. This month's prize winner is:
Marsha Weinerman
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To learn more about Global Engagement, contact Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.
October is a busy month for Citizen Diplomacy. WorldBoston will host four delegations as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, as well as four Custom Visitor Programs, one of which is a new initiative.
In mid-October, we are thrilled to host a Career Connections program, which is a series of in-person seminars for U.S. citizen ExchangeAlumni, designed to help them build on their exchange program experiences through professional development and citizen diplomacy opportunities. We look forward to welcoming local ExchangeAlumni and community leaders for this unique opportunity to learn and connect, along with our partners, Global Ties U.S., the U.S. Department of State Office of Alumni Affairs, and The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

This October, WorldBoston will host five in-person projects through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Project for Bangladesh

As we return to in-person delegations, we welcome your thoughts and ideas for in-person programming. If you have suggestions, please contact Vice President for Citizen Diplomacy, Sarah Sibley.
In October, in addition to the Career Connections seminar in the middle of the month, WorldBoston staff is excited to welcome international delegations from three countries in October: Mexico, Sweden, and Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Law Enforcement and Security Exchange Program (LESEP)
Project for Mexico

Academic Integrity and National Security for Swedish Universities
Project for Sweden

U.S. Foreign Policy: A Project for the United States Embassy in the United Kingdom
Project for the United Kingdom and Ireland

Welcome to last month's new and returning WorldBoston members: Robert Bench, Ryan Morhard, and Keith Sonia. 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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