WorldBoston Recommends 11/06/23-11/10/23

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 with Sung-Yoon Lee: The Sister

Hybrid Event

Wednesday, November 8

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Sung-Yoon Lee, Wilson International Competition Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, to discuss his new book, The Sister: North Korea's Kim Yo Jong, the Most Dangerous Woman in the World. The program will feature an expert presentation, audience Q&A, dedicated time for networking, and (of course!) a selection of chowders and beverages.


US Foreign Policy: Current Challenges

Monday, November 6

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for this virtual panel discussion featuring Ravi Agrawal, Michael Beckley, Arturo Sarukhan, and Kimberly Marten. The panelists will dive into current US foreign policy challenges and opportunities.


America’s Evolving Place in the World

Tuesday, November 7

10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

Amid political polarization at home and global geopolitical tensions, the U.S.'s role in the world continues to change. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Europe for this discussion with Dan Baer and U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Julianne Smith.


The Future of Investigations into International Law Violations in Ukraine

Tuesday, November 7

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Will Putin be prosecuted for war crimes? The outcomes of the war in Ukraine will have significant impacts on the future of international justice. Join New America, in partnership with Arizona State University's Center on the Future of War, for this conversation with David Scheffer, U.S. Ambassador at large for War Crime.


Strategic Landpower Dialogue: A Conversation with General James Dickinson

Wednesday, November 8

3:00 – 4:15 PM ET

Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Association of the U.S. Army for a conversation with General James Dickinson, Commander of the United States Space Command, on challenges in the space domain, the provision of space-enabled combat effects to joint warfighters, and General Dickinson’s vision for the relation of space and landpower in the joint force. 


Unpacking U.S.-China Relations before the Biden-Xi Meeting at APEC

Thursday, November 9

8:30 – 11:45 AM ET

How will a shifting U.S.-China relationship affect global norms, multilateral institutions, military spending, and the health of the planet for the coming decades? Join Foreign Policy and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a series of conversations on the state of U.S.-China relations.


Covering the Conflict in Gaza

Thursday, November 9

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Join the Center for a New American Security for a conversation with Barak Ravid, Axios reporter, and Jonathan Lord, Director of the Middle East Security Program at CNAS, to explore the current crisis in Israel and Gaza, the role of media and information, and what may come next for the region at large.


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.
  • American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest: AFSA invites high school students to participate in an essay contest exploring how diplomats can continue to evolve their craft to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Learn more and submit your piece 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.

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 Independent Africa, featuring Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor at Harvard University, and Scott Taylor, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

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

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