WorldBoston Recommends 07/24/23-07/28/23

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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Book Launch | Korea: A New History of South & North

Monday, July 24

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Interested in learning more about the riveting history and tensions between North and South Korea? Join the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a discussion of Victor Cha and Ramon Pacheco Pardo's new book, Korea: A New History of South & North.


Assessing the Outcomes of Modi’s State Visit to Washington

Tuesday, July 25

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Asia Society Policy Institute for an exciting discussion on the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Washington. Register below to learn more about how India plays a key role within the global strategic landscape of the U.S., and to hear about new initiatives that have strengthened U.S.- India relations.


75 Years After U.S. Military Desegregation: International Perspectives

Tuesday, July 25

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join a thought-provoking discussion with Matthew Delmont, Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College, on the historical significance of the desegregation of the U.S. Military. Honoring 75 years since the desegregation, this discussion between Delmont and the Council will analyze its impact on a global scale.


USAID Equitable AI Community of Practice: Gender inclusive AI governance

Wednesday, July 26

10:00 AM ET


Have you ever wondered how diversity and inclusivity can be integrated into growing Artificial Intelligence developments? Join this panel of speakers with the Atlantic Council to discover more about AI inclusivity, diversity, and gender equity across nations such as Zimbabwe and Peru.


Improving Workforce Development and STEM education

Thursday, July 27

10:00 AM ET 

This panel discussion hosted by Brookings will explore the increasing importance and demand for more expertise in America's technology sector as innovation and competitiveness grow across the world, as well as solutions and ideas to improving workforce development and STEM education across the country.


Lessons Learned from Oversight of War and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 27

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET


Join the Quincy Institute for a panel of speakers, including John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction since 2012. These experts will interpret the possibilities of conflict resolution for the Russia Ukraine war based upon first-hand experiences from Sopko and others during the Afghanistan war.


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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