WorldBoston Recommends 10/23/23-10/27/23

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. 

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

Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Chat & Chowder: Independent Africa

Hybrid Event

Thursday, October 26

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join WorldBoston for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Emmanuel K. Akyeampong to discuss his new book, Independent Africa: The First Generation of Nation Builders with Scott Taylor. Join us for engaging discussion, networking, and, of course, delicious chowder and beverages!


The War in Israel and Gaza

Monday, October 23

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Brookings Institution for this virtual event about the ongoing crisis facing Israel and Gaza. A panel of experts will discuss the Israeli military operation and its aims, the ramifications of the escalating violence on the Middle East more broadly, and ongoing U.S. diplomatic efforts to manage this volatile conflict.


The Outlook for Israel’s Military Campaign Against Hamas

Monday, October 23

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a discussion of the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas war, including future challenges of a potential Israeli ground invasion, the current hostage situation, and operating military campaigns within the laws of war.


Red Lines and Shifting Rules of Engagement: The Prospects of a Hezbollah-Israel War

Tuesday, October 24

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

With rising tensions between the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group and the state of Israel, what are the prospects that Hezbollah will formally enter the war? Join the Middle East Institute for this discussion featuring a distinguished panel of experts.


Assessing Argentina’s Presidential Election

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, October 24

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

This seminar, hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, will assess the presidential election in Argentina. The discussion will feature Maria Victoria Murillo, Ernesto Calvo, and Ezequiel Gonzales Ocantos, and will be moderated by Steven Levitsky.


The Intersection of Africa's Critical and Rare Earth Minerals into Western Supply Chains

Wednesday, October 25

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Join Black Professionals in International Affairs for a discussion about the intersection of rare African earth minerals and Western supply chains. This talk will be hosted by Nii Simmonds, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, and expert in emerging and frontier markets.


Soft Power Summit

In-Person Event

Monday, October 30

5:30 – 7:00 PM ET

Join The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a timely discussion of public diplomacy and how it relates to terrorism, climate change, and global politics. The program will feature in-person remarks by Dr. Hendrik Ohnesorge, along with a virtual panel discussion and pre-recorded remarks by Joseph Nye.


National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The U.S. Department of State’s NSLI-Y program is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures. Apply before November 2, 2023.


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.


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.

Great Decisions on Economic Warfare, featuring Jason Blazakis, Director of the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism at Middlebury

Great Decisions on Iran at a Crossroads, featuring Tara Kangarlou, journalist and award-winning author

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

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