WorldBoston Recommends 05/22/23 – 05/26/23

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 | U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Will China's Challenge Lead to a Crisis?

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, May 23

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

As tensions rise between China and Taiwan, what is the role of the United States?Learn more at Chat & Chowder featuring Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Join us for expert insights, audience Q&A, networking, and (of course!) chowder and beverages. And, the first time you attend Chat & Chowder, your ticket is free.


A Fireside Chat with European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean

Monday, May 22

4:30 – 5:15 PM ET

One year ago, the EU launched the EU-Ukraine Solidarity Lanes to provide an avenue for the export of Ukrainian grain and import of aid to into Ukraine. Join the Atlantic Council, featuring European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean, for a discussion on the future of the Solidarity Lanes and the importance of sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructure.


Prioritizing Diagnostics on the Global Agenda

Wednesday, May 24

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s World Health Assembly will focus on pandemic preparedness and health systems resilience globally. Join Foreign Policy and Roche for a panel discussion on strategies and partnerships that can meaningfully expand equitable access to diagnostics, and the health and socioeconomic impacts that greater access can have around the world.  


How to Restore Robust Productivity Growth in Advanced Economies

Wednesday, May 24

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

What can policymakers do to snap advanced economies out of their productivity malaise? Join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, featuring Charles Atkins, Rob Atkinson, and Luca Marcolin, for a discussion on the reasons for disappointing productivity growth in advanced economies and what policymakers should do to get back on track.


Beijing’s Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World

Wednesday, May 24

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

How is China seeking to shape the politics, local media, and information environments of both East Asia and the world? Join the World Affairs Council of Orange County and Global Santa Fe for a discussion of this topic with Joshua Kurlantzick.


The U.S. Role in Indo-Pacific Security

Thursday, May 25

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

What is the outlook for Indo-Pacific security in the coming months, and what initiatives can we expect from the U.S.? Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for this conversation with Ely Ratner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, and Siddharth Mohandas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia.


India’s Role in The International Order

Friday, May 26

8:30 – 9:30 AM ET

India is a critical actor whose economic and security choices in the near future will reshape the options for globalization and for balancing China’s rise. Join the Brookings Institution for an expert panel discussion on India's strategies to revise, retool, or defend key features of the established order amidst deepening geopolitical tension. 


Hudson Institute Policy Certificate Program: The China Threat

The Hudson Institute Political Studies Policy Certificate Program gathers talented early and mid-career professionals for advanced study of public policy and national security led by policy experts and experienced government officials. The upcoming session, June 1-3, focuses on China. Candidates will study Chinese culture and military strategy, investigate the growing threat of the CCP, and strategize solutions. The application deadline is May 24th.


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.

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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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