WorldBoston Recommends 6/10/24 – 6/14/24

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week’s WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the upcoming week, special opportunities, and event recordings, whether our own, from other World Affairs Councils, or other excellent venues. 

We hope these recommendations help you stay internationally engaged, wherever you may be.

Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Chat & Chowder | The End of Ambition

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, June 11

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join us for our next installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss his new book The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East.
Registration will close Monday June 10th at 12:00PM. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for this program.


Avoiding World War III: Managing Threats from Russia, China, and AI

Monday, June 10

11:00 AM – 12:00PM ET

From Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, to China’s pursuit of dominance in the Indo-Pacific, global uncertainty and instability is more present than ever before. What can the United States and its partners around the world do to address these threats and maintain international order? Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a timely discussion, featuring Ian Bremmer, Kevin Rudd, Ivo H. Daalder, and Zeenat Rahman.


The Results of the European Elections and Their Implications for European External and Domestic Policy

Tuesday, June 11

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The EU parliamentary elections are expected to see sweeping gains for right-wing populist parties, which could have serious implications both for the domestic policies of the EU and future transatlantic European policies. Join the Quincy Institute to discuss the results of the EU elections with experts Molly O’Neal, Wolfgang Streeck, and Matthias Matthijs.


The Economics and Politics of Immigration

Wednesday, June 12

10:00 – 11:15 AM ET

Public opinion polls find that, alongside the economy, immigration is among the top concerns on the minds of many Americans as the nation heads towards the 2024 election. To discuss this timely topic, join Brookings when they host experts Tara Watson, Madeline Zavodny, Elaine Kamarck, and Ruy Teixeira.


The Indo-Pacific and the World: A Conversation with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell

Wednesday, June 12

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Amid strategic ambitions and coercive pressures from China, what is the U.S. prepared to do to ensure a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific? Join the Stimson Center for this special event featuring the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell.


What Strategies Work to Advance Women’s Political Power?

Thursday, June 13

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

In recent years, the global context has become more hostile to women’s political inclusion. Democratic erosion, political violence, and the rise of illiberal politics pose mounting challenges to women’s role in society. In the face of these challenges are current interventions to promote women’s political empowerment effective? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a further discussion with authors Saskia Brechenmacher and Katherine Mann and experts, Regina Waugh and Kristina Wilfore.


Preparing the Next Generation of Diplomats

Friday, June 14

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Military doctrine has been an essential part of any grand strategy for more than a century, but a diplomatic equivalent has never existed. Diplomatic Tradecraft, the first practical diplomacy textbook, marks the first step toward creating a body of interrelated operational concepts describing how to influence the behavior of other states and people by mostly nonviolent means. Join the United States Institute of Peace for the launch of this book, featuring the authors Nicholas Kralev and Ambassador Thomas Pickering.


The Middle East Institute is offering a graduate fellowship for the 2024 – 2025 academic year, focusing on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs. Graduate fellows should be a current graduate student in a master’s or PhD program in international affairs, political science, economics, Middle East/Arab studies, or a related discipline. Applicants can also be a recent graduate from a four-year undergraduate or graduate program with equivalent experience. Interested candidates must submit a research proposal outlining their proposed research agenda. Applications are due by June 14th.


Cato University is the Cato Institute’s premier educational event for college students, including undergraduate, masters, and doctorate students. Each program will explore classical liberal philosophy as a foundation for considering current policy issues. Benefits include room and board, 20+ hours of academic programming, networking opportunities, resources for further study, and a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the program. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.


The Council on Foreign Relations has opened their applications for the prestigious International Affairs Fellowship. Designed for mid-career professionals, this fellowship includes a placement with a professional resource in-person for 12 months. Fellows should anticipate a $120000 stipend for the entire year, with no other employee benefits, including health insurance. Interested candidates can apply between August 15th and October 31st, 2024.


Calling all golfers! The Temple Israel Brotherhood is hosting their 16th Annual Combined Charities Golf Tournament on August 1st. The tournament is a great opportunity to play golf with friends while supporting a cause — proceeds from the tournament go to local charities and nonprofit organizations, including WorldBoston.


Writing Opportunities

Are you interested in writing about international affairs? Below are opportunities for you to submit your pieces to publications nationwide!

  • WorldBoston Event Reporting: Volunteer to write an event recap about one of our Global Engagement events or public programs, to be posted on our website blog and social media. For more information, please email Harrison Zeiberg, Community Engagement Manager.
  • The Journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: This quarterly journal is accepting submissions of features and essays, as well as online exclusive submissions to appear on their website on a rolling basis. Submit your piece here.
  • Realist Review Article Submission: This policy publication is accepting submissions from anyone interested in writing a commentary or analysis piece that expresses a perspective on policies or developments in international affairs and diplomacy. Submit your work here.

The new U.S. Department of State ExchangeAlumni website offers alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, U.S. government staff, and partner organizations exclusive opportunities network, share highlights, post job listings, promote events, and more. Before accessing the website, ExchangeAlumni must register for an account with ECA’s Office of Alumni Affairs.


Check out our event recordings!

Video recordings of our events are available on our YouTube Channel, thanks to the excellent work of our media partners at GBH Forum Network.

Chat & Chowder on Spies, featuring Calder Walton

Great Decisions on the U.S.-China Trade Rivalry, featuring Wendy Cutler, Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute

Chat & Chowder on Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West, featuring Calder Walton

Chat & Chowder on Dying by the Sword, featuring Sidita Kushi and Monica Duffy Toft

Chat & Chowder on Tyranny of the Minority, featuring Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

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