WorldBoston Recommends 09/18/22-09/22/23

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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Chat & Chowder: Every Citizen a Statesman

Hybrid Event

Wednesday, September 20

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join WorldBoston for our first Chat & Chowder of the fall season. We will feature historian David Allen to discuss his book Every Citizen a Statesman and, fittingly, the history of the World Affairs Councils. Join us for expert insights, audience Q&A, networking, and (of course) chowders and beverages – for free!


What’s Next for the International Response to Venezuela?

Monday, September 18

3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

Join the Atlantic Council with Francisco Palmieri, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Colombia, alongside an expert panel to discuss the implications of Venezuela’s crisis in a crucial year for the country, while laying out the possibilities and challenges for a democratic path forward.


Ukraine's Political Future: A Conversation With Viktor Yushchenko

Monday, September 18

6:45 -7:45 PM ET

As Ukraine's counteroffensive campaign struggles to dislodge Russian forces, the country’s future remains full of uncertainties. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a conversation with Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko on Ukraine’s political future.


Arctic Governance and Cooperation Through Conflict

Tuesday, September 19

8:30 – 10:00 AM ET

Join the American Enterprise Institute for a conversation with UK Shadow Defense Secretary John Healey and Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN) about the UK’s contribution to global security and the potential for closer US-UK military collaboration and leadership in confronting modern threats.


Guatemala’s 2023 Elections

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, September 19

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

Join The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies when they host a panel of expert speakers to share their main takeaways from Guatemala's election, especially with regard to what the electoral process might reveal about the current state and future prospects of democratic institutions in the country.


Roundtable Debate on War and Peace in Taiwan

In-Person Event

Tuesday, September 19

5:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Join the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University for this interactive roundtable discussion on domestic debates in Taiwan surrounding cross-Strait relations with China. The program will be led by Lung Yingtai, former Minister of Culture of Taiwan.


Debating Saudi-Israeli Normalization: Does it Advance U.S. Interest?

Wednesday, September 20

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a panel discussion between F. Gregory Gause, Ellen Laipson, Trita Parsi, and Steven Simon on the Biden administration's complex initiative to normalize Saudi-Israeli relations and impose distance between Saudi Arabia and China.


India and What Its Democracy Means to the US and the World

Thursday, September 21

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading for a conversation with Dr. Daniel Markey, senior advisor on South Asia at USIP and senior fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS, to learn more about the global impact of India's political landscape and how economic ties and security links are influenced as a result.


Writing Opportunities

Are you interested in writing about international affairs? Below are opportunities for you to submit your pieces to publications nationwide!

  • WorldBoston Event Reporting: Volunteer to write an event recap about one of our Global Engagement events or public programs, to be posted on our website blog and social media. For more information, please email Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.
  • The Journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: This quarterly journal is accepting submissions of features and essays, as well as online exclusive submissions to appear on their website on a rolling basis. Submit your piece here.
  • Realist Review Article Submission: This policy 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. Submit your work here.

The World Affairs Council of America 2023 National Conference: Building the World of Tomorrow

Join the World Affairs Council of America this November in Washington, DC, for the 2023 National Conference: Building the World of Tomorrow. In addition to speaking programs with world-class experts, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with board members, executives, staff members, and members affiliated with World Affairs Councils around the country. To redeem a registration discount for WorldBoston community members, please email Natalie Mase here.


The new U.S. Department of State ExchangeAlumni website offers alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, U.S. government staff, and partner organizations exclusive opportunities network, share highlights, post job listings, promote events, and more. Before accessing the website, ExchangeAlumni must register for an account with ECA's Office of Alumni Affairs.


Global Security Forum 2023: Tipping Points and Tripwires

Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut for its annual Global Security Forum, this year focusing on “Tipping Points and Tripwires.” At the forum, policymakers meet with students, community leaders pose questions to generals, and business leaders can sit down with the world's top experts for cutting-edge conversation on global issues that impact us all. The forum will take place on September 21st and 22nd, both in-person and virtually.


The John Quincy Adams Society Reading Group

The John Quincy Adams Society conducts regular reading groups on international affairs, during which participants dig into the ideas and history of U.S. foreign policy. Sessions are typically offered both in-person in the DC area and virtually. The upcoming reading group will focus on Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia, by Paul Heer, and will occur in September.


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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