WorldBoston Recommends 04/17/23 – 04/21/23

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

Chat & Chowder with James Cronin | Fragile Victory: The Making and Unmaking of Liberal Order

Hybrid Event

Thursday, April 20

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring James Cronin, Research Professor at Boston College and Associate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, to discuss the history and future of the liberal international order. There will be live audience Q&A, networking, and (of course!) a selection of chowders and beverages.

Chat & Chowder programs are an excellent opportunity to engage with expert speakers and to network with other globally-oriented participants in an informal environment.


Whither Arms Control? A Conversation with Rose Gottemoeller

Monday, April 17

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET

Join Middlebury College's Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies for a conversation with Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Gottemoeller will reflect on her experience in negotiating arms control agreements between Russia and the United States and offer her thoughts on how arms control may be handled in the future.


Canada Film Day: Peace by Chocolate at Coolidge Corner Theatre

In-Person Event

Monday, April 17

7:30 – 9:30 PM ET

Join the Consulate General of Canada in Boston to celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Canadian Film Day, with a screening of “Peace by Chocolate,” the true story of Tariq Hadhad and his family, who left their home in war-torn Syria. The film highlights the supportive community in Novia Scotia that helped Tariq and his family rebuild their lives with a chocolate business.


Repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine War on Global Migration

In-Person Event

Tuesday, April 18

5:30 – 7:00 PM ET

Join The Fletcher School at Tufts University featuring Karen Jacobsen, John Cerone, Olga Gulina, Stanislav Stanskikh, and Maxim Krupskiy, for a panel discussion about the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on global migration and human security.


Women in National Security

Wednesday, April 19

12:30 – 2:00 PM ET

Female underrepresentation in national security careers is starting to change! Join the Tennessee World Affairs Council with Deborah Monroe, Leila Gardner, Safa Shahwan Edwards, and Maureen Page to discuss their career paths, experiences, and ups and downs of working in the field.


The Future of Climate Action: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy

Hybrid Event

Wednesday, April 19

5:00 – 6:30 PM ET

Join the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University featuring Gina McCarthy, the first-ever White House National Climate Advisor and former US EPA administrator, in conversation with James Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard. The program will include expert remarks from McCarthy on the future of climate action.


Fireside Chat with Dr. Ko Wen-je, Chairman of the Taiwan People’s Party and Former Mayor of Taipei

Thursday, April 20

2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

What are the major topics or issues impacting Taiwan’s next presidential election? Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation with Dr. Ko Wen-je, Chairman of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) and former Mayor of Taipei, on key topics affecting the elections and how the results will impact U.S.-Taiwan relations.


Summer 2023 Executive Education Masterclass

The Fletcher School at Tufts University is offering an exclusive online executive education course starting in May. “Taking Our Foot Off The Accelerator: Prospects for Climate Action in 2023” will offer a rare opportunity to work closely with Fletcher School Dean Rachel Kyte, leading expert in climate diplomacy and the economics and finance of climate action. This program will provide an understanding of the current state of climate diplomacy, what's at stake in 2023, and the key insights needed to lead effectively in the months leading to COP28.

Members of the WorldBoston community are eligible for 10% off the course fee with code WORLDBOSTON.


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.

The State of the State Department & Baltic Security, featuring Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Ambassador Kristjan Prikk, Ambassador Māris Selga, and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

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

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