WorldBoston Recommends 07/03/23 – 07/07/23

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

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Youth Roundtable on Migration in Morocco

Wednesday, July 5

10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

Migration to and from Morocco has become a key force in the country's domestic and international policies. Join The Middle East Institute and the North Africa Policy Initiative for a roundtable with Moroccan youth experts on the reasons behind increased migration and the political ramifications.


Working with the Taliban?

Wednesday, July 5

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Will opening up to the international community prompt change in Afghanistan? Join the Chatham House, with Hameed Hakimi, Fatima Gailani, and Hsiao-Wei Lee, for a panel discussion exploring the shifting global perspective on the Taliban and the potential impacts of this change.


Hate Speech and Atrocity Risks in Central Africa

Thursday, July 6

10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

Countries in Central Africa are at an increased risk for mass violence, with concerns growing over the role of hate speech. Join the United Sates Institute of Peace and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a discussion on the drivers of hate speech and its potential to contribute to mass violence.


Assessing the G7 Hiroshima Summit

Friday, July 7

8:15 – 9:00 AM ET


What were the key achievements of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, and what progress have we seen on the implementation of commitments? Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies with Keiichi Ono, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to discuss Japan's perspective on the Summit.


Beyond Adequacy: What Is the Future for International Data Flows?

Friday, July 7

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET


What should the future for transatlantic and international data transfer mechanisms be? Join the Atlantic Council for a conversation on the importance of the US-EU Data Privacy Framework, featuring Lucrezia Busa, Member of Cabinet at the European Commission, and Steve Lang, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Information and Communications Policy at the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy.


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 more information and to apply for a particular program, please email Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.

Check out our recent Event Recaps:


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.


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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