WorldBoston Recommends 10/16/20-10/20/23

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. 

With the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, we are highlighting events and recordings to keep you informed on the developing situation.

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

Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Carnegie Connects: The Israeli-Hamas War

This recent event from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace features Aaron David Miller in conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on the Israel-Hamas war, the fate of the hostages, and America's involvement with next steps.


Israel at War: Hamas Attack on Israel

The Center for a New American Security recently hosted this panel with Richard Fontaine, Carrie Cordero, Danny Citrinowicz, and Jonathan Lord to discuss the future of Israel after the war.


Update on the Israel-Hamas War

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with four expert speakers to cover the more recent updates regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict as of Thursday, October 12th. Watch Steven A. Cook, Michael Froman, Farah Pandith, and Ray Takeyh cover these recent events with their informed perspectives.


The Israel-Hamas War: Risks of Escalation and Scenarios for Resolution

How are Israelis dealing with the aftermath of the unprecedented recent events? Where do things stand on the humanitarian front? Watch this recent panel discussion from the Middle East Institute in which experts debate these critical issues and more.


Discussing the Trajectory of the War in Israel

Monday, October 16

12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

Israel has declared war on Hamas and called hundreds of thousands of reservists to duty. Join the American Enterprise Institute for a conversation with Danielle Pletka, Kenneth M. Pollack, and Brian Katulis on the driving forces behind the Israel-Hamas war, its current status, and where the US and Israel should go from here.


14th Annual Consuls Reception

In-Person Event

Thursday, October 19

5:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Join WorldBoston for our 14th Annual Consuls Reception, featuring keynote remarks by Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator and first-ever White House National Climate Advisor. This annual highlight is a festive gathering that honors the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England, and celebrates WorldBoston’s mission. Ticket purchase closes by Monday, October 16th.


Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture: A Digital-First FedEx

Hybrid Event

Monday, October 16

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join the Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets for a fireside chat with Raj Subramaniam, President, CEO, and Director of FedEx Corporation, as he discusses how FedEx is making global supply chains smarter for everyone.


The War in Ukraine and the Future of European Integration

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, October 17

12:30 – 1:45 PM ET

Join Boston University's Center for the Study of Europe for a conversation with Federico Fabbrini, Professor at Dublin City University, on the Case for an Accession and Revision Treaty.


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.
  • Harvard Thrēo Magazine: Submit your written work, videography, photography, or other artwork to this independent, global, and interdisciplinary online quarterly magazine by October 31 for their Winter 2024 issue. Learn more 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.


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 How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy, by John J. Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato, and will occur in November.


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.


International Affairs Fellowship Programs

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) programs enable U.S. citizens who are mid-career professionals with a demonstrated interest in foreign policy to gain experience in a new environment in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Indonesia, or Japan, or at an international organization. Applications are open through October 31, 2023.

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 Every Citizen a Statesman, featuring David Allen, Historian of U.S. foreign relations

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

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