WorldBoston Recommends 07/31/23-08/04/23

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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Women as Agents of Conflict Resolution, Peace Keeping and Security

Sunday, July 30

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

This virtual event with Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Resolution will explore conflict transformation and women's rights in Nigeria. Tune in to learn more about advocating for peace and security, primarily within female dominated groups.


Egypt, India, and the New Geostrategic Landscape

Monday, July 31

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Last month’s visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Egypt was the latest move in warming relations between India and Egypt. Join the Middle East Institute for a panel discussion to analyze the geostrategic affects of this deepening bilateral relationship.


Assessing Lula's Leadership in Brazil

Tuesday, August 1

10:00 – 11:00 PM ET

With Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's recent return to power, join the Hudson Institute for an assessment of his first seven months in office and the future of Brazil and US-Brazil relations, featuring Daniel Batlle, Marcio Coimbra, and Matthew Taylor.


How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World

Tuesday, August 1

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET


Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies to learn more about China's economic rise and the global response, when Axios reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian discusses her new book, Beijing Rules.


How the Great Migration Broadens the American Story of Immigrants

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, August 1

6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Join the Boston Athenæum for this keynote lecture led by internationally recognized scholar, author, and public advocate Dr. Bavarian Baldwin. His remarks will focus on the Great Migration, and will explore themes associated with immigration and belonging.


China and the Rise of Electric Vehicles

Thursday, August 3

10:00 – 11:00 PM ET


China is on track to become the largest exporter of automobiles this year, but what does this mean for the future of the global automotive market and trade policy? Join the Asia Society for a discussion about the environmental, governmental, and economic impacts of China's advancement in vehicle engineering.


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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