WorldBoston Recommends 10/24/22-10/28/22

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

U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges in Central Asia


Monday, October 24th

10:30 – 11:45 AM ET

Join the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies as they host Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Central Asia and former Ambassador to Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan George Krol to discuss the war in Ukraine, U.S.-China competition, how changes in Central Asia are affecting the U.S.'s role in the region, and more.


Russia’s War on Ukraine: Consequences for Europe and the World


Monday, October 24th

12:00 – 1:15 PM ET

Join the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University for a discussion of the effects of Russia's war in Ukraine on Europe, its influence on the rest of the world, and economic and democratic resilience with Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Executive Director of the Open Society Foundations in Europe and Central Asia.


UN Day 2022: Young Professionals Happy Hour


Tuesday, October 25th

5:30 – 7:30 PM ET

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) and Impact Hub Boston to celebrate the United Nations' 77th Anniversary. Network, have fun, and celebrate Boston’s diverse and active community of young global leaders at this year’s UN Day Happy Hour!


2022 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Summit

Wednesday, October 26th

8:00 – 11:30 PM ET

Join the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance for the opening ceremony of their annual summit. The live-streamed session will feature keynote remarks by Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and an expert panel discussion on industrial, trade, and innovation policies.


A Conversation with Under Secretary of Commerce Alan F. Estevez

Thursday, October 27th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security issued a rule that imposes significant new export controls to limit the development, purchase, production, and use of semiconductors, and supercomputers in China. To discuss these new controls, join the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) as it hosts Alan F. Estevez, Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security.


Women Peacebuilders, Effective Agents of Change

Thursday, October 27th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join the Network for Engaged International Donors, Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund, and Women Moving Millions as they host Ghita El Khyari, UN Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund, Halyna Skipalska, CEO of the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health, Robina Rubimbwa, Founder of the Coalition for Action on 1325, and Miki Jacevic, OSF Fellow, to discuss the ability of women worldwide to be Peacebuilders in a era of growing conflict.


14th German American Conference


Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th

Join student leaders at the Harvard Kennedy School for the 14th German American Conference, the largest student-led transatlantic summit. The conference will host a series of panels, workshops, and networking sessions with over 100 high-profile speakers to bring together leaders, politicians, students, and changemakers to address topics like foreign and security policy, climate change and sustainability, civil society, science, culture, and sport.


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 The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, featuring Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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.

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