WorldBoston Recommends 07/10/23 – 07/14/23

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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Show Us Your Welcome to Boston: Networking Event

In-Person Event

Tuesday, July 11

5:30 – 7:30 PM ET


How do you welcome the world to Boston? Join WorldBoston on Tuesday, July 11th, to share your welcome to Boston, to network with other globally-oriented community members, and to enjoy light refreshments outside at the beautiful SIP Café. Attend this program, and you could be the lucky winner of one of several exciting raffle prizes! We hope to see you there.


The Future of the U.S.-South Korea Alliance in the Indo-Pacific

Tuesday, July 11

10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

Join the Heritage Foundation to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korea alliance and to examine the future of the Indo-Pacific during this conversation with South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Hyundong Cho, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Representative Young Kim (R-CA).


Ukrainian Ambassador Markarova and French Ambassador Bili on the NATO Vilnius Summit

Wednesday, July 12

10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

What can the world expect from the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to discuss NATO's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine featuring Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova and French Ambassador Laurent Bili.


A Conversation with UN International Fund for Agricultural Development President Alvaro Lario

Thursday, July 13

9:30 – 10:30 AM ET

How is the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development working to address challenges in food insecure countries, and what is the role of the U.S.? Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for this conversation with IFAD President Alvaro Lario and U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (R-KS).


The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights

Thursday, July 13

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET


Join the Network of Engaged International Donors when they feature Sushma Raman to discuss her new book The Coming Good Society, changes to the human rights landscape, and how rights need to adapt to the new technological and scientific realities.


The Evolution of Peacekeeper Training

Friday, July 14

10:00 – 11:15 AM ET

Peacekeeping missions, despite their importance, have been plagued by low community trust, disinformation campaigns, and other challenges. Join the United States Institute of Peace for a panel discussion on how peacekeeping trainers can improve mission performance and outcomes.


The Geopolitics of Technology

Friday, July 14

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET


Join the German Marshall Fund for a conversation with Senator Mark Warner, Rana Foroohar, and Karen Kornbluh on how the United States can deepen technology cooperation with allies to better compete with authoritarians and to strengthen supply chains for critical industries and emerging technologies.


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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