WorldBoston Recommends 10/3/22-10/7/22

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

Chat & Chowder with Michael Mandelbaum | The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 6th

6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Join WorldBoston to learn more about the evolution of U.S. foreign policy and the United States' role as a global hyperpower when we host Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, Professor Emeritus at SAIS Johns Hopkins, for a discussion of his new book, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy.

Don't forget to stay for the post-Chat Chat following the program! This informal community discussion will be led by Dr. Hendrik OhnesorgeAssociate at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Managing Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Bonn. Separate Zoom link provided, and BYOCB (bring your own chowder and beverages)!


China's Future: What It Means for Asia and the World

Monday, October 3rd

2:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Join the Asia Society Policy Institute for deep dive into the politics and economics of China's 20th Party Congress, the U.S.-China strategic relationship, and prospects for cooperation with China on climate and global public health. This program includes a series of panel discussions featuring experts from the ASPI's new Center for China Analysis, along with Kevin Rudd, ASPI President and former Prime Minister of Australia.


What's Next for the United States and Iran?

Monday, October 3rd

7:00 – 8:15 PM ET

From protests over women's rights to stalled efforts to restore the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran has been in the news a lot lately. How will these recent developments impact regional stability and US-Iran relations? Join the World Affairs Council of Maine for a conversation with Esfandyar Batmanghelid, founder of Bourse & Bazaar, on Iran's changing regional and global calculations.


The State of Brazil's Presidential Election

Tuesday, October 4th

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

Brazil's presidential elections are right around the corner, with growing concerns about the global implications of the incoming administration and a peaceful transition of power. Join the Harvard University's David D. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, for an expert panel discussion exploring Brazil's election.


A Conversation on U.S.-Uganda Relations with Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, October 4th

2:15 – 3:00 PM ET

Uganda has gained significant influence in East and Central Africa despite its relatively small size, and is one of the most consequential countries in an important and volatile region. Join the Heritage Foundation as they host Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. General Abubaker Jeje Odongo to discuss some of Africa’s thorniest challenges and why they require continued American engagement.


The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 4th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

A year after the United States' withdrawal from its “forever war”, Afghanistan faces a grim and uncertain future. Join the World Affairs Council of Seattle for a conversation reflecting on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, the legacy of the war, and what the future might hold, featuring Elliot Ackerman, author, former Marine Corps Special Operations Team Leader, and CIA paramilitary officer.


An Update on Russia's War Against Ukraine

Friday, October 7th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

With recent threats of nuclear disaster and referendums on the annexation of Ukraine, Russia's war is more complex than ever. Join the MIT Center for International Studies as it features experts Volodymyr Dubovyk, Michael Kofman, Steven Simon, Carol Saivetz, and Elizabeth Wood to discuss the war's latest developments and what the future might hold for Ukraine and beyond.


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.

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.

Great Decisions on Changing Demographics, featuring Dr. Jennifer D. Sciubba, Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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