WorldBoston Recommends 01/09/23-01/13/23

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week's WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the upcoming week, 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

A Conversation with Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 – 9:30 AM ET

As the Black Sea region plays an increasingly important role in maintaining security and peace in Europe in light of the war in Ukraine, the United States has taken measures to counteract disinformation and promote security in the region. Join the German Marshall Fund as they host Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu to discuss energy security, strategic infrastructure security, and cybersecurity.


Women and Youth in Nonviolent Action Campaigns

Tuesday, January 10th

10:00 – 11:15 AM ET

Women and youth activists are routinely found on the front lines of the world’s most impressive nonviolent action campaigns, like the ongoing protests in Iran, but they also face persistent obstacles to participation. Join the United States Institute of Peace for a discussion of women and youth activism in contemporary nonviolent movements featuring Jennifer Earl, Isabella Picón, Marwa Louati, and Emily Ritter.


Fighting China with Chips: US Microelectronics Supplies During a Trade War

Wednesday, January 11th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Microelectronics are increasingly central for military and economic competition with China, but US systems remain dependent on overseas sources for key components and processes. Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for this conversation with Neal Anderson of Chemours, Rich Ashooh of LAM Research, and Travis Kelly of Isola Group. 


Reflections on US Defense Policy from Representative Adam Smith

Wednesday, January 11th

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

President Biden recently passed into law the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), promoting resilience, innovation, and military readiness. Join the Brookings Institution for firsthand insights on the NDAA from Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), who played a decisive role in shepherding the act through Congress.


A Conversation with Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, His Excellency Masood Khan

Thursday, January 12th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Council of Seattle for a conversation with His Excellency Masood Khan, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States, about politics in Pakistan, its relationship with the United States, and more. Ambassador (Ret.) Asif Chaudhry, Vice President for International Programs at Washington State University, will moderate the program.


America’s Famine Relief Mission in Soviet Russia at 100: Shifting Views from Lenin to Putin

Friday, January 13th

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

When the American Relief Administration (ARA) departed Soviet Russia in 1923, it was widely hailed by Soviet officials for its contribution to combating the famine of 1921, yet by the 1930s, official Party rhetoric was that the ARA was espionage under the guise of philanthropy. Join the Hoover Institution for an expert panel about the ARA's reputation in the USSR under Stalin and his successors, and how it is remembered today in Putin's Russia.


Have you taken our What in the World? quiz yet this week?

Test your international affairs knowledge! Check @WorldBoston on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every Monday, or email Natalie Mase to receive the quiz by email every week.

For last week's high scores and more information visit our website here.


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 The Globalization Myth, featuring Shannon K. O'Neil, Vice President of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Great Decisions on Myanmar and ASEAN, featuring Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Great Decisions on Outer Space, featuring Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA

Special Event: The Role of the U.S. Air Force, featuring Major General Jeannie M. Leavitt and Lieutenant General (Ret.) Jack Weinstein.

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