WorldBoston Recommends 10/10/22-10/14/22

Dear Friends,
Welcome to this week's WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the upcoming week, 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

Great Decisions on Outer Space with Lori Garver, Former Deputy Administrator of NASA


Wednesday, October 12th

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Will outer space become the newest frontier for global conflict as it becomes increasingly crowded? Join WorldBoston at the Boston Public Library for an engaging discussion of space and international affairs when we host Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA and Founder & CEO of Earthrise Alliance. The program will feature firsthand insights from Lori Garver, audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other participants over light refreshments.


Governing the 'China Boom' in the Amazon Basin

Tuesday, October 11th

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

Join the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University for a discussion of the implications for managing environmental and social protections amid natural resource booms, protecting the cultural and biological diversity of the Amazon basin and promoting host country trade relations and sustainability. The program will feature local and international specialists Paulo Esteves, Rebecca Ray, and Cecilia Springer.


Iran: A Crisis of Legitimacy?

Tuesday, October 11th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

In the wake of mass protests across Iran, join the World Affairs Council of Seattle when they host Suzanne Maloney, Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, for a conversation about what the future trajectory of Iran might look like; what role, if any, the United States should seek to play; and how these protests could affect the long-tense U.S.-Iran relationship.


The State of Brazil's Presidential Election

Wednesday, October 12th

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

After Brazil's presidential elections ending in a runoff scheduled for later this month, join the Harvard Kennedy School's Future of Diplomacy Project and Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for a discussion of the state of Brazil's democracy and present similarities to the 1964 coup, featuring James Green, Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta, Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto, and Sidney Chalhoub.


Exploiting a Hidden Window of Opportunity to Deter a Conflict over Taiwan

Thursday, October 13th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

As tensions with Taiwan continue to rise, there is an increased focus on possible strategies for protection. Join the Hudson Institute as they host Daniel Patt, Michael Brown, and Michele Flournoy to discuss an innovative and unexplored window of opportunity for deterrence in the medium term in the case of invasion.


The Abraham Accords: Views from Middle East Ambassadors and U.S Senator

Thursday, October 13th

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut as they feature Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England, Ambassador Amna Binzaal Almheiri, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates to New York,  and former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman to discuss the pivotal role of the Abraham Accords in the future of the Middle East.


India-U.S Partnership for Innovation


Friday, October 14th

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET

To mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, join the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University with the Consulate General of India in New York, for a day-long summit on the India-U.S. Partnership for Innovation. The summit will feature India's Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Taranjit S. Sandhu, as well as ministers, senior policymakers, and CEOs/Founders of Indian and US companies to explore innovation in India in sectors ranging from water, renewable energy, and communications, to electronics, digital businesses, healthcare, and space exploration.


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 Atoms and Ashes, featuring Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

The State of the State Department & Public Diplomacy with Stacy E. White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Farah Pandith, Fellow of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center.


Great Decisions on Drug Policy in Latin America, featuring Dr. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

Great Decisions on Russia and the U.S. featuring Dr. Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

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