WorldBoston Recommends 02/13/23-02/17/23

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. 

Note that with this WBR issue we introduce an Opportunities feature.

So let us know, as always, if you have upcoming events you'd like considered for inclusion here, and now, please also keep in mind opportunities we might feature.

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

Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

China and the U.S. | Great Decisions

Hybrid Event

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Will the recent Chinese spy balloon incident usher in a new era of escalating military tension between the U.S. and China? Join WorldBoston when we host Dr. David Lampton, Senior Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, to discuss the fragile U.S.-China relationship. The program will feature expert remarks from Dr. Lampton, live audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other globally-oriented participants.


Improving Sanctions Enforcement Against Russia: The Challenge of 2023

Monday, February 13

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

In the year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Western sanctions have expanded by forty-two percent. What steps should sanctions-wielding authorities take going forward? Join the Atlantic Council for this discussion on the efficacy of sanctions against Russia featuring Peter Piatetsky, Daniel Tannebaum, and Ellen Wald.


EU Energy Security: A Conversation with Maroš Šefčovič and Ernest Moniz

Wednesday, February 15

9:00 – 9:45 AM ET

Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation on energy security, clean energy, and energy supply chains featuring Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight at the European Commission, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, President & CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative.


The Nigerian Elections: A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard

Thursday, February 16

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

What will be the outcome of the upcoming Nigerian general election? Join the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University as they host United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, for a conversation on contemporary Nigerian politics.


Senator Josh Hawley on China and Ukraine: A Time for Truth

Thursday, February 16

12:00 – 12:45 PM ET

Join The Heritage Foundation for a discussion featuring United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). This conversation will explore how a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and the war in Ukraine may challenge the safety of Americans at home. Senator Hawley will also discuss a new defense policy based on the biggest threats to the U.S.


The Importance of Diversity and Representation in American Foreign Policy

Thursday, February 16

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

How does a lack of diversity in the diplomatic corps undercut the promotion of American interests and values abroad? Join the World Affairs Council of Seattle as they host Alexandria J. Maloney, Maleeka Glover, and Heather Yang Hwalek to discuss the importance of DEIA in foreign policy.


Mechanism For Coordinating African Diaspora Disaster Response in Africa

Saturday, February 18

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Diaspora communities are becoming increasingly critical in humanitarian efforts in Africa. Join the African Bridge Network for a conversation on mechanisms of coordination that make humanitarian relief efforts successful.



Youth Leadership & Community Service Program

Designed to connect hundreds of young people across the United States with peers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service program prepares participants to be more civically engaged and lead change. This fully funded (free) six-week summer virtual experience teaches high school students to formulate and implement service projects in their local communities. Students come away from the program with: an enhanced understanding and practice of leadership; increased involvement in civil society and volunteering; and mutual understanding between youth from different cultures. The program will take place over 6 weeks in summer 2023 from May 22 – July 2. The priority application deadline is February 15th, and the general admissions deadline is March 27.

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.

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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