WorldBoston Recommends 04/22/24 – 04/26/24

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. 
We hope these recommendations help you stay internationally engaged, wherever you may be.
Best regards,
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
Monday, April 22
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Sidita Kushi of Bridgewater State University and Monica Duffy Toft of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, to discuss their book, Dying by the Sword: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy.
In-person registration for this event is closed, but you can still register to attend virtually. 
Monday, April 22
2:15 – 3:45 PM ET
In recent years, there has been increased engagement between NATO and partner countries in the Indo-Pacific. What can we expect from the NATO summit hosted in Washington this July? Join the United States Institute of Peace for a timely panel featuring experts Douglas D. Jones, Ellison S. Laskowski, John Manza, and Mirna Galic.
Tuesday, April 23
1:30 – 2:30 PM ET
Amidst maritime conflict with near-peer competitors and exploitative environmental practices, what can the US Navy do to ensure the United States’ position as a leading, modern maritime power? Join the Stimson Center for this engaging event featuring the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the US Navy.
Hybrid Event
Tuesday, April 23
6:00 – 7:15 PM ET
Join Northeastern University for a special event featuring Amitabh Kant, India’s G20 Sherpa and Former CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India(Niti Aayog), to discuss India’s role in the global economy, specifically following the successful G20 New Delhi Summit chaired by Prime Minister Modi in September 2023. 
Wednesday, April 24
6:30 – 7:15 PM ET
Intensified competition between China and Russia is reshaping US strategic interests and global alliances. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author David Sanger to discuss his new book, New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West.
Thursday, April 25
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Join the Hudson Institute for this timely discussion with author Michael Sobolik on his new book, Countering China’s Great Game, which delves into China’s most ambitious foreign policy efforts, the Belt and Road Initiative, and possible outcomes of future partnerships.
Thursday, April 25
3:30 PM ET
Female Arab diplomats currently constitute 10% percent of the region’s ambassadors, reflecting a growing recognition of women’s equal representation in foreign policy. Join the Atlantic Council for a discussion of this topic, featuring Ambassador Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah, Ambassador Hanene Tajouri Bessassi, andAmbassador Amal Mudallali.
Sphere Education, designed by the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute, is a week-long professional development course for educators and administrators to work on restoring a spirit of civil, constructive, and respectful discourse to the classroom. Benefits include room and board, 20+ hours of professional development, classroom resources, and a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the program. The program takes place from July 14 – July 18 or July 28 – August 1 in Washington, DC.
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Summer Institute in Global Leadership offers week-long Model UN programs in June, July, and August for students from all over the world to work together and address global issues. The deadline to register is June 1st at 5pm. Scholarships are available.
Calling all golfers! The Temple Israel Brotherhood is hosting their 16th Annual Combined Charities Golf Tournament on August 1st. The tournament is a great opportunity to play golf with friends while supporting a cause — proceeds from the tournament go to local charities and nonprofit organizations, including WorldBoston.
Writing Opportunities 
Are you interested in writing about international affairs? Below are opportunities for you to submit your pieces to publications nationwide!
  • WorldBoston Event Reporting: Volunteer to write an event recap about one of our Global Engagement events or public programs, to be posted on our website blog and social media. For more information, please email Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.
  • The Journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: This quarterly journal is accepting submissions of features and essays, as well as online exclusive submissions to appear on their website on a rolling basis. Submit your piece here.
  • Realist Review Article Submission: This policy publication is accepting submissions from anyone interested in writing a commentary or analysis piece that expresses a perspective on policies or developments in international affairs and diplomacy. Submit your work here.
The new U.S. Department of State ExchangeAlumni website offers alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, U.S. government staff, and partner organizations exclusive opportunities network, share highlights, post job listings, promote events, and more. Before accessing the website, ExchangeAlumni must register for an account with ECA’s Office of Alumni Affairs.
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.
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