WorldBoston Recommends 06/26/23 – 06/30/23

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

2023 Boston Unity Cup Tournament

In-Person Event

Sunday, June 25

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Join the Soccer Unity Project for the kickoff celebration of the 2023 Boston Unity Cup, a city-wide adult soccer tournament celebrating Boston’s diverse community around a shared passion for sport. Sunday's celebration will feature gameplay between country teams from five continents, the Parade of Nations, and more, and the full tournament lasts through July.


The Sudan Crisis: Charting a Path Forward

Monday, June 26

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

After two months of fighting in Sudan, civilians remain caught in the middle of the conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. Join the Atlantic Council, with Kate Hixon, Eva Kahn, and Ambassador Nureldin Satti, for a discussion exploring the current trajectory of the conflict and the ways the international community may help restore peace.


Kurt Campbell and Admiral Michael Gilday on the Strategic and Military Implications of AUKUS

Monday, June 26

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Join the Atlantic Council for a discussion with Dr. Kurt Campbell and Admiral Michael Gilday to unpack the strategic and military significance of AUKUS, the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK, and U.S., and its path forward.


Welcoming Refugees into U.S. Communities

Tuesday, June 27

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

To celebrate Global Refugee Day, join Global Ties U.S. for a conversation with Kit Taintor of Welcome.US, along with representatives from around the GTUS network, to discuss the current state of refugee assistance in the U.S. and how local communities can get involved to support those seeking refuge in the United States.


Beyond the Counter-Offensive: Where Is Ukraine Headed?

Wednesday, June 28

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

To what extent will domestic politics in Washington, Moscow, Kyiv and key European capitals shape decision-making in Ukraine? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a discussion of long-term security options for Ukraine, featuring Aaron David Miller, Kateryna Shynkaruk, and Eric Ciaramella.


Peace in the Pacific: A Conversation with Former Indo-Pacific Commanders

Thursday, June 29

11:00 – 11:50 AM ET


The trajectory of the Indo-Pacific will determine the peace and prosperity of many nations, including the U.S. Join the American Enterprise Institute for a conversation with Admiral (Ret.) Philip Davidson and Admiral (Ret.) Harry Harris to discuss the threats, challenges, and opportunities the U.S. faces in the Indo-Pacific.


Creating Euphoria: The Israel-Hollywood Connection

In-Person Event

Thursday, June 29

7:00 – 9:00 PM ET


Movies, music, and TV shows have long played an important role in cultural diplomacy. Join the Consulate General of Israel to New England for a conversation with Ron Leshem, executive producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO show “Euphoria,” on the Israel-Hollywood connection.


The Third Anniversary of the Hong Kong National Security Law

Friday, June 30

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

On the third anniversary of Hong Kong’s 2020 national security law, join the Hudson Institute for a conversation with Miles Yu and Benedict Rogers on the state of Hong Kong politics and the enduring ramifications of the CCP's crackdown on human rights and freedom.


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 The Return of the Taliban, featuring Hassan Abbas, Distinguished Professor at the National Defense University Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre

Great Decisions on War Crimes, featuring Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution

Great Decisions on Latin America and the Active Non-Alignment Option, featuring Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

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

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