WorldBoston Recommends 1/22/24 – 1/26/24

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. 

We hope these recommendations help you stay internationally engaged, wherever you may be.

Best regards,
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Monday, January 22
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Join the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University when they host Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp, Fuat Keyman, and Andrew O’Donohue for a timely discussion of Turkey and its changing role in the world.

Tuesday, January 23
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

The implications of the new Taiwanese government can already be felt throughout the region. What is the significance of the incoming government on US-Taiwan relations? Join the Hudson Institutefor this discussion featuring Bonnie Glaser, Ryan Hass, and Russell Hsiao.

Wednesday, January 24
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

With shifting priorities ahead of the upcoming EU Commission elections, what can we expect the EU to get done in 2024? How will the election results change the EU’s priorities? Join the Atlantic Councilfor this conversation featuring Gerard Araud, Noah Barkin, France Burwell, and Georg Riekeles.

Wednesday, January 24
3:00 PM ET

Join the Truman National Security Project for a timely discussion on climate adaptation and resilience, what it means for U.S. national security, and what actions to expect in this field in 2024. This program will feature Mark Nevitt, Susannah Cunningham, Justin Knighten, and Katie MacDonald.

Friday, January 26
10:15 – 11:00 AM ET

Once the epicenter of Europe’s debt crisis, Greece has boomeranged back into success, with its economy growing twice the average rate of any other country in the Eurozone. Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to learn more about efforts to boost Greece’s economic welfare when they host Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Academic WorldQuest, the World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program, is a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented global knowledge competition for high school students. The 2024 Massachusetts-wide competition will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, at Emmanuel College. Any high school in Massachusetts can enter a team (or up to 3 teams) of 4 students with an adult advisor — participation is completely free. WorldBoston will send the winning team to Washington, DC for the National Competition — all travel expenses paid!
Education First’s International Language Campus in Brighton is seeking individuals passionate about cultural exchange to serve as hosts for international students. Being a host family with EF is a unique, rewarding, fun, and educational experience for all members of the family and an opportunity to create long-lasting, global relationships. Hosts can be single family households, empty nesters, families with young children, etc., and will be offered a weekly stipend to offset meal costs.
The Hudson Institute’s Policy Certificate Program gathers talented early and mid-career professionals for advanced study of American foreign and domestic policy, and national security led by policy experts and experienced government officials. The upcoming program, taking place February 9-11 in Washington DC, will focus on “Emerging Technologies and National Security.” Applications are due January 22nd.
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, in partnership with American University’s School of International Service and Washington College of Law, will hold the twelfth annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, a competition where students from across the globe compete in developing policy recommendations tackling a fictional cyber catastrophe. The program will be held both virtually and in-person in Washington, DC on March 15-16, 2023. Registration for teams of 3-4 students closes on February 9th, 2024.
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.
  • American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest: AFSA invites high school students to participate in an essay contest exploring how diplomats can continue to evolve their craft to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Learn more and submit your piece 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.
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.

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