WorldBoston Recommends 05/15/23 – 05/19/23

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

The State of U.S-Africa Relations with Amb. Michael Hammer

Monday, May 15

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

How can the U.S. engage with African nations to promote peacebuilding, democracy and the rule of law in the Horn of Africa? Join the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California, featuring Ambassador Michael Hammer, to discuss key issues related to U.S. foreign policy towards Africa.


The Future of the US-Brazil Relationship

Monday, May 15

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Relations between the U.S. and Brazil have been shaped by distinct geopolitical events in recent months, at the same time that both countries are grappling with economic and political challenges to stable democracy. Join the Brookings Institution for a conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Thomas Shannon on the future of the U.S.-Brazil relationship at this critical time.


Naval Statecraft and Power in the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 16

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

How can naval statecraft be employed to combat China’s efforts to re-order the world to its interests? Join The Heritage Foundation, featuring 77th Secretary of the Navy Ambassador Kenneth J. Braithwaite and Brent Sadler, for a discussion of a new global framework that prioritizes strong naval statecraft.


U.N. Perspective Series: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

In-Person Event

Tuesday, May 16

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for a panel discussion on Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. The program will feature leaders, both local and global, who are championing resilient infrastructure and innovation in the Boston community and beyond.


Molding a More Effective UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday, May 17

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Since its founding, the UN Human Rights Council has been both praised and criticized. What can governments do to ensure that the Council lives up to its potential? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for this conversation with Michèle Taylor, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, and Sarah Yager, Washington Director at Human Rights Watch.


Cities' Race to Attract Multinationals' Green Investments

In-Person Event

Thursday, May 18

12:00 – 1:15 PM ET

The window to secure a liveable planet is closing rapidly, and massive investments in clean energy infrastructure are needed to achieve global net-zero emissions by mid-century. Join the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University featuring Iiris Saittakari to discuss a framework for future-facing manufacturing investments that targets necessary green economic transitions.


Global Economic Outlook of 2023

Thursday, May 18

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join the Foreign Policy Association with Richard Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC, and Cameron Dawson, Chief Investment Officer at NewEdge Wealth, to discuss the global economic outlook of 2023.


Realist Review Article Submission

Realist Review is a volunteer-run foreign policy publication that seeks to provide a fresh perspective on U.S. foreign policy based in restraint. The 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. Accepted submissions will be published on their website.


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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