WorldBoston Recommends: 10/4/21 – 10/8/21

WorldBoston Recommends…
Dear Friends,
Welcome to this week's WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming over the next 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

Wednesday, October 6th
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
On Wednesday, October 6, at 6PM ET, WorldBoston, UNAGB, BNID, and Refugees in Towns will host their annual Fall Networking Event! Join us for a night of meaningful discussion and virtual networking with students and professionals passionate about international affairs. Connect with like-minded individuals through small group discussions and explore topics that foster global collaboration, such as climate change, immigration, misinformation, and more. At the end of the event, there will be a virtual business card exchange to further connections, and a winner will be selected to win a prize.

Monday, October 4th
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Have efforts to make war more ethical — to ban torture and limit civilian casualties — only strengthened the military enterprise? That is the controversial argument Samuel Moyn, a professor at Yale University and Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, makes in his new book Humane. Humane is the story of how America went off to fight and never came back, and how armed combat was transformed from an imperfect tool for resolving disputes into an integral component of the modern condition. Moyn will be joined by author and Princeton Professor Gary Bass. Their conversation will be moderated by the Quincy Institute’s Kelley Beaucar Vlahos.

Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition
Monday, October 4th
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Food insecurity remains a critical issue around the world. How have the international community and private organizations responded? What more can be done? Join The Kennedy Library for a discussion of current actions and responses to hunger and malnutrition, in this installment of Kennedy Library Forums. The event will feature José Andrés, Chef and Founder of World Central Kitchen, and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Program. They will be joined in conversation by Laura Reiley, reporter for The Washington Post covering the business of food.

Tuesday, October 5th
10:00 – 11:15 AM ET
International organizations founded in the wake of World War II — such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization — have faltered in recent years, and the COVID-19 crisis has exposed fundamental flaws in their design. Attitudes toward these organizations have turned polemic — with some believing the US should abandon the organizations and others refusing to acknowledge any issues with their current form. But what does a conservative approach to reform look like? Join the American Enterprise Institute for a panel discussion on conservative approaches to international organizations, featuring Richard Goldberg, Brett D. Schaefer, John Yoo, Danielle Pletka, and Colin Dueck.

Wednesday, October 6th
12:00 – 12:45 PM ET
The Biden Administration is immersed in its Missile Defense Review, which will outline the policies, capabilities, and strategies that the Defense Department will pursue to address increasingly complex missile threats from around the world. The ongoing review has Washington wondering whether the Biden Administration will maintain existing policies like outpacing the rogue state threat, protecting U.S. forces abroad, and relying on nuclear deterrence to address large scale attacks, or go in a different direction. Join The Heritage Foundation for a discussion of what an ideal Missile Defense Review should entail, and what we can expect to see from the Biden Administration, featuring Dr. Brad Roberts and Dr. Tom Karako.

Thursday, October 7th
2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman, Madeleine K. Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, and, at the time, was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as Aaron David Miller sits down with Secretary Albright for a conversation on America’s foreign policy, politics, and the current domestic and external challenges facing the United States.

Thursday, October 7th
7:30-8:30 PM ET
Internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications, Sarah Chayes has uncovered the unrecognized reality that severe and structured corruption often prompts international crises, including violent religious insurgency. From covering the fall of the Taliban in 2001, to living in their former heartland for a decade and advising the highest ranks of the U.S. military, Chayes will speak from her remarkable perspective to help us draw crucial lessons from the Taliban's triumphant return to power.

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