WorldBoston Recommends 10/17/22-10/21/22

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

Inclusive Economies in an Age of Recession

Monday, October 17th

10:00 – 10:45 AM ET

With rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, what can be done to avert a global economic crisis? Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as it features experts Indermit Gill, Mariana Mazzucato, Dambisa Moyo, and Gillian Tett to consider whether overlapping global crises, inflation, and slowing growth will bolster or derail efforts to build more inclusive economies.


Strengthening Taiwan’s Trade and Economic Stability

Monday, October 17th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

As the US and its allies talk more about how to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, there is growing concern about an economic takeover of the island. Join the Hudson Institute for a conversation with Wendy Cutler, Rupert Hammond-Chambers, and Abby Fu about how trade initiatives can lead to greater stability in Taiwan and better supple chain resiliency in the Indo-Pacific.


Nuclear Threats: Putin and the Cuban Missile Crisis


Monday, October 17th

6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

As Ukraine’s military advances and Putin threatens to conduct nuclear strikes, there is growing concern about nuclear weapons. Join Harvard University's Institute of Politics for a discussion of lessons learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis featuring Nina Khrushcheva, granddaughter of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, David Ignatius, and Graham Allison.


Backsliding by Surprise: The Rise of Chavismo


Tuesday, October 18th

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

Join the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as they host Dorothy Kronick, Steve Levitsky, Frances Hagopian, and Alisha Holland for a discussion the influence of Hugo Chávez, and subsequent Chavismo, in Venezuela.


U.S. Trade Policy at the Midpoint of the Biden Administration

Wednesday, October 19th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join Women in World Trade, New England as it features a discussion with Isabelle Icso, Director of International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Catherine Mellor, Vice President of International Trade at UPS, led by WWTNE Co-Founder Leslie Griffin. The program will cover U.S. trade priorities, from supply chains to China policy to digital trade opportunities.


How Protests in Iran Might Shape the Country’s Trajectory

Thursday, October 20th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

An outpouring of women-led protests has shaken Iranian society and politics in ways that will impact its future trajectory. Join the Atlantic Council for a conversation with Iranian human rights activists and regional specialists Golnaz Esfandiari, Hadi Ghaemi, Nader Hashemi, and Assal Rad to discuss the impacts the protests will have on domestic politics and foreign policy decision-making.


Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise

Thursday, October 20th

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

How will Chinese President Xi Jinping seek to shape or even dominate the world order, and how should the West engage China? Join the World Affairs Council of America as they host Professor Susan L. Shirk, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, to discuss these questions and her new book Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise


BPIA Connect: Virtual Networking Hour

Thursday, October 20th

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA) to expand your network and enjoy the company of the BPIA community at their monthly networking hour, hosted by BPIA communications committee member Whitney Thomas and BPIA President Alexandria Maloney.


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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