WorldBoston Recommends 06/05/23 – 06/09/23

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

Great Decisions with Michael O'Hanlon | War Crimes

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, June 6

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

What is the current outlook of Russia's war in Ukraine, and what actions may be considered war crimes? Learn more at Great Decisions featuring Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution. To celebrate the end of our spring Great Decisions programming, we will host a special networking session in the Newsfeed Café after the lecture — join us for expert insights, discussion, and light refreshments!


Beyond Chatbots: How the US-China Tech Race Will Define AI’s Future

Monday, June 5

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

How can the U.S. and its partners compete with China and lead the world on AI development and global governance? Join the Atlantic Council for a panel discussion on the ongoing competition between the US and China to advance AI technology and governance structures.


Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Kurt Campbell

Tuesday, June 6

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Join the Hudson Institute for a discussion featuring Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council Kurt Campbell and Walter Russell Mead on U.S. foreign policy and America's role in the world.


Transatlantic Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, June 7

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

How can Europe and the United States align their respective regional strategies to meet current challenges in the Indo-Pacific? Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for series of discussions on defense issues and the economic security agenda including trade, technology, and supply chain resilience.


Food Security in Latin America

Wednesday, June 7

7:00 – 8:15 PM ET

Latin America’s national food systems have changed in the last 30 years, adjusting both to international and national changes. Join the World Affairs Council of Maine for a conversation with Dr. Martin Piñeiro on eradicating hunger and the growing food crisis.


Iran's Under-Developed Energy Sector, Faltering Economy, and the Looming Climate Crisis

Thursday, June 8

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET


How well is Iran equipped to confront the global trend away from hydrocarbons in the coming decades? Join the Middle East Institute for a discussion with Hossein Razavi, Nadereh Chamlou, Hossein Ebneyousef, and Shahrokh Fardoust on Iran’s energy and climate future.


Pivotal States: What Direction for the U.S.-India Partnership?

Thursday, June 8

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

What steps might the United States take to unlock the potential of its partnership with India? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace featuring Chris Chivvis, Lisa Curtis, and Ashley Tellis for a discussion on Washington’s strategic alternatives in its relations with New Delhi.


WorldBoston Event Reporting

Interested in international affairs and journalism? Then volunteer to report on WorldBoston's Global Engagement events! We are seeking individuals to write an article about one of our public programs: Chat & Chowder, Great Decisions, or special events. The selected reporter will be responsible for creating an event recap, which will be posted on our website blog and amplified on social media. For programs with a ticket price, like Chat & Chowder, the reporter will get two free tickets to attend the event with a guest. For more information and to apply for a particular program, please email Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.


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.

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.

Chat & Chowder on U.S.-Taiwan Relations, featuring Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Great Decisions on Climate Migration, featuring Karen Jacobsen, Professor in Global Migration at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

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

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