WorldBoston Recommends 01/23/23-01/27/23

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

Chat & Chowder | Book Swap and Networking


Tuesday, January 24th

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Kick off the new year with this special Chat & Chowder featuring our usual refreshments, beverages, and lots of networking and book “shopping” with other internationally-minded nerds — oops, we mean community members. Come for the books, the fun, or both. Student tickets are free!


Great Decisions | Biden's Agenda

Thursday, January 26th

6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

How can the United States leverage its alliances with its North American neighbors to advance democratic leadership and the liberal international order? Join WorldBoston to learn more about foreign policy and relations in North America when we host Rodger Cuzner, Consul General of Canada in Boston, and Alberto Fierro Garza, Consul General of Mexico in Boston.


The Kishida Visit and U.S.-Japan Defense Relations: Creating a More Stable Asia

Monday, January 23rd

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Last Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with President Biden to review the U.S-Japan alliance and Japan’s new security policies. Join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a discussion on US-Japan relations and the impact of Japan's new counter-strike capabilities against China, featuring Mike Mochizuki, Yuki Tatsumi, Tobias Harris, and Michael Swaine.


Iran and the Struggle for 'Normalcy': Woman, Life, Freedom

Wednesday, January 25th

1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in government custody sparked Iran's “hijab protests” but the uprising is about much more, including agency, women's rights, human rights, democracy, political freedoms, due process and justice. Join the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) when Pouya Alimagham, Maryam Alemzadesh, Yalda Hamidi, and Mahrou Zhaf investigate how women are at the forefront of resistance in a struggle for 'normalcy.'


U.N. Perspective Series: Clean Water & Sanitation


Wednesday, January 25th

5:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) for this U.N. Perspective Series event on Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation. Dr. Laura Senier, Maureo Fernaández y Mora, and Dr. Erum Khalid Sattar, a group of leaders who are championing water equity in the Boston community and beyond, will speak on the importance of prioritizing SDG 6 to achieve the targeted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 


Polar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures

Thursday, January 26th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The Arctic, the Antarctic, and their associated marine environments are emerging as regions for exploration, exploitation, and extraction – as well as active arenas for geopolitical competition between polar and near-polar states. Join the Harvard Belfer Center Arctic Initiative as Douglas Causey and Christian Leuprecht discuss the impacts of geopolitics and climate change on national and international security interests in both polar regions.


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