WorldBoston Recommends 02/06/23-02/10/23

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 | Ukraine, Russia, and Nuclear Weapons

Hybrid Event

Wednesday, February 8

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

As the war in Ukraine intensifies this winter, could it escalate into a nuclear crisis? Can Ukraine's past history of nuclear disarmament help prevent this outcome? Join us for this timely discussion on nuclear weapons, Ukraine, Russia, and more, featuring Dr. Mariana Budjeryn, Senior Research Associate at the Managing the Atom Project at the Harvard Belfer Center, as well as for live Q&A, networking, beverages and (of course!) chowders.


Air Pollution: A Climate and Health Emergency, and How We Can Tackle It

In-Person Event

Monday, February 6

5:00 – 6:30 PM ET

We all need clean air to live, grow and thrive. Yet 99% of us breathe air that is harmful and dirty, making air pollution one of our biggest health threats. Join the Fletcher School at Tufts University for this discussion on the urgency of addressing air pollution featuring Jane Burston, founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Fund.


Understanding the Political Crises in Brazil and Peru

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, February 7

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

Between threats to democracy, protests, and civil unrest, both Brazil and Peru are facing significant challenges. Steven Levitsky will join the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, for a discussion of the complex issues facing these Latin American democracies and the impact they have on the world.


Diplomats@Work: Countering Disinformation

Tuesday, February 7

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

What role has disinformation played in the destabilization of societies?Join the American Foreign Service Association as they host former VoA White House Bureau Chief, Steve Herman for a conversation on countering disinformation and his experience as a journalist.


Rethinking China’s Rise, Restraints, and Resilience

Wednesday, February 8

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET

Join the Brookings Institution for this panel discussion on the historical, political, and economic elements shaping the current state of the U.S.-China relationship. This conversation will focus on recent geopolitical, ideological, and economic clashes between the U.S. and China which have sparked speculation that the world has entered a new Cold War.


Freeing the State: Defending Democracy Against Encroaching Authoritarianism

Thursday, February 9

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

In an extraordinary reversal of historic trends, the world is back to 1989 levels of liberal democracy, with 33 countries now actively backsliding. Join Foreign Policy, as they host Thomas Carothers, Francis Fukuyama, Nicola Schmidt, and Maximo Zaldivar to discuss strategies for establishing and enforcing state accountability in politically fragile environments.


A Conversation with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein

Friday, February 10

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Iraq ushered in a new government in October 2022 under Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani. How will the new government address governance and corruption issues, high unemployment, depreciation of the Iraqi dinar, and more? Join Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, hosted by United States Institute of Peace, to discuss the country's role in regional and international affairs.

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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.

Great Decisions on Climate Change, featuring Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University

Chat & Chowder on The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter, featuring Shannon K. O'Neil, Vice President of Studies and Senior Fellow for Latin American 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

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