WorldBoston Recommends 04/10/23 – 04/14/23

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. 

Please let us know if you have upcoming events you'd like considered for inclusion here, and also keep in mind opportunities we might feature. (Please suggest items by close of business on Thursdays.)

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

Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Jay Shambaugh on the State of the Global Economy

Monday, April 10

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

As global growth stagnates and inflation stays elevated well above pre-COVID-19 levels, the global economic outlook is uncertain. Join the Brookings Institution for a fireside chat with Jay Shambaugh, undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, on the global economic outlook, financial stability, and geopolitical dynamics of 2023.


The China Index: Measuring PRC Influence Around the Globe

Tuesday, April 11

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The China Index is the first cross-regional project to objectively measure and visualize China's overseas influence through comparable data. Join the Hoover Institution as they bring together Puma Shen, Didi Kristen Tatlow, Parsifal D'Sola Alvarado, and Tinatin Khidasheli, to analyze the PRC's influence in Latin America, Germany, and Central Asia.


Transatlantic Trade and Cooperation in Times of Global Turmoil

Wednesday, April 12

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

Efforts to combat climate change, the return of large-scale industrial policy, and Europe’s accelerated energy transition have the potential to significantly impact global economic activity. Join the American Enterprise Institute for this timely conversation with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Trade.


Power and Principle in Russia's Wars and Negotiations

In-Person Event

Wednesday, April 12

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a conversation with political scientist Mikhail Troitskiy. Professor Troitskiy's remarks will focus on the relative weight of power and principles in Russia's approaches to conflict resolution and in the calculus of its attack against Ukraine. 


International Development Networking Mixer

In-Person Event

Wednesday, April 12

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join the Boston Network for International Development for a night of networking at the Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company. This event will bring together the best minds in Greater Boston for drinks and forging connections across the humanitarian aid, international development, human rights and peacebuilding community.


Transactional or Strategic? The Future of Russo-Iranian Relations

Thursday, April 13

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Tehran and Moscow recently reiterated their determination to unveil a new 20-year “strategic cooperation agreement.” Join The Middle East Institute with Abdullah Baabood, Anna Borshchevskaya, Mahmood Sariolghalam, and Alex Vatanka, to discuss what deeper Iranian-Russian relations mean for the rest of the Middle East, and particularly the Gulf States.


Reinventing Japan…Again?

In-Person Event

Thursday, April 13

4:30 – 6:00 PM ET

Join the MIT Center for International Studies, MIT-Japan, and the US-Japan Foundation to explore the changes underway in Japan across three domains: business, national security, social relations, with Mary Brinton, Eric Heginbotham, Ulrike Schaede, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui.


WCAPS GenZers Program

The Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security is establishing a GenZer Program (“GenZep”) to welcome young girls of color from junior high through college into WCAPS membership. GenZep will host discussions on topics of peace and security, foreign policy, mentorship, and challenges unique to this time in their lives that benefit the group.


2023 Summer Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop

The Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership's “Summer Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop” is an opportunity for rising junior and senior high school students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to promote good governance and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Students outside of the Atlanta area can participate in the virtual session, June 12-16. To apply, request an application via the AIDL website.


Study Tour on Social Cohesion

The American Council on Germany's “Study Tour on Social Cohesion” brings together German and American early-career professionals working on social cohesion in urban areas for transatlantic dialogue and exchange. The program consists of two one-week study tours, one in Germany and one in the United States. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.

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 Global Famine, featuring Kimberly Flowers, international development consultant, and Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation

Great Decisions on China and the U.S., featuring David M. Lampton, Senior Research Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute

Chat & Chowder on Inheriting the Bomb, featuring Mariana Budjeryn, Senior Research Associate with the Managing the Atom Project at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center

Great Decisions on Biden's Agenda, featuring Consul General Rodger Cuzner and Consul General Alberto Fierro

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