WorldBoston Recommends 06/19/23 – 06/23/23

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

Violence and Social Transformation in Libya

Tuesday, June 20

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

The revolution that toppled dictator Muammar Qadhafi, successive episodes of civil war, and endemic violence have altered Libya's social fabric. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for an expert panel discussion to explore the policy implications of these developments.


Anti-Inflation Policy, Green Finance, and the Climate Crisis

Tuesday, June 20

1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

What role should central banks and financial regulators play in bringing climate policy to the forefront of the global agenda? Join the Group of 78 for this conversation with Thomas Ferguson, Mario Seccareccia, and Susan Tanner.


Ambassador Nathaniel C. Fick on US Leadership in Tech Diplomacy

Wednesday, June 21

9:30 – 10:30 AM ET

Freedom, prosperity, and security are increasingly interconnected with technology. Join the Hudson Institute to discuss the intersection of strategy, technology, and diplomacy with Dr. Patrick Cronin and Nathaniel C. Fick, US Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy.


A Restraint Approach to U.S.–China Relations

Wednesday, June 21

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a panel discussion on the balance between military deterrence and diplomatic reassurance in the fraught U.S.-China relationship, featuring Michael Mazarr, Kristen Gunness, Michael Swaine, and Sarang Shidore.


The Iraq War Series: The Aftermath

Wednesday, June 21

4:30 – 6:00 PM ET


The year 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Join the American Enterprise Institute for a discussion with James Jeffrey and Joel Rayburn on the aftermath of the war, where Iraq is today, and its place in America’s broader strategy in the Middle East.


President Carter's Legacy of Democracy and Human Rights in the Americas

Friday, June 23

1:30 – 3:30 PM ET

How can human rights defenders across the Americas protect fundamental freedoms?Join the United States Institute of Peace for an expert panel discussion on President Carter's pioneering approach of incorporating human rights into foreign policy.


2023 Summer Institute in Global Leadership

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Summer Institute in Global Leadership offers week-long Model UN programs for students grades 6-12 from all over the world to work together and address global issues. Programs run throughout June, July, and August, and focus on engaging topics like global health, tech and diplomacy, climate resilience, and more.


Harvard International Review Essay Contest

The Harvard International Review is a quarterly magazine offering insight on international affairs from the perspectives of scholars, leaders, and policymakers. This writing contest is open to submissions from high school students on topics related to international affairs. Participants in the contest should submit a short-form article on a topic in international affairs, and a number of contestants will be selected as finalists to participate in a virtual HIR Defense Day. The submission deadline is August 31.


The Journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

The aim of Ethics & International Affairs, the quarterly journal of the Carnegie Council, is to help close the gap between theory and practice by featuring articles, essays, and book reviews that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of practical issues related to policy, global institutions, and international actors. The journal is accepting submissions of features and essays, as well as online exclusive submissions to appear on their website on a rolling basis.


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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