WorldBoston Recommends 11/14/22-11/18/22

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

The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War

Monday, November 14th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Unviersity as it features author and professor at Cornell University, Nicholas Mulder, to discuss his recently published book, The Economic Weapon, tracing the use of modern economic sanctions as far back as World War I.


US Defense Innovation and Great Power Deterrence

Monday, November 14th

2:00 – 3:15 PM ET

How well is the United States preparing its armed forces for the new era of great-power rivalry and potential conflict? Join the Brookings Institution as it hosts Michael E. O’Hanlon, Chris Brose, David Ochmanek, and Caitlin Talmadge to discuss U.S. military preparations for great-power deterrence and war.


Where is Global Business Going: The Winding Road Ahead


Tuesday, November 15th

8:30 – 10:30 AM ET

In the face of supply chain snarls, inflation, high transportation costs, and more global market struggles, join the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) for its Global Business Symposium, featuring industry experts to discuss expectations for the changing market and possible solutions moving forward.


Ireland, America, and 25 Years of the Good Friday Agreement

Wednesday, November 16th

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

In recognition of nearly 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement, join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a fireside chat with Simon Coveney T.D., minister for foreign affairs and minister for defense of Ireland, to discuss the path towards peace and reconciliation between the United Kingom and Northern Ireland, along with the United States' possible role.


Top of COP: Analyzing the Latest Announcements at COP27

Wednesday, November 16th

11:00 – 11:30 AM ET

After a whirlwind two weeks, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) is drawing to a close in Egypt. What initiatives have been introduced to increase climate action and the escalating costs from climate impacts? Join the Boston University Global Development Policy Center as it hosts an expert panel to analyze how negotiations have progressed and what comes next.


The American Stake in the Taiwan Strait

Wednesday, November 16th

12:00 – 12:45 PM ET

The recently concluded Chinese Communist Party Congress makes clear that the threat to Taiwan is not only real, but intensifying. Join the Heritage Foundation as it features Senator Dan Sullivan, to discuss recent developments between Taiwan and China as well as the geostrategic implications of a potential conflict for the United States and the world.


Governance and Security in Syria: A Conversation with Elham Ahmed

Thursday, November 17th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Join the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) for a conversation with Executive Committee President of the Syrian Democratic Council, Elham Ahmed. The talk will address the partnership between the U.S. and the SDC, persistent challenges posed by ISIS, stability threats, and the prospects for increased economic opportunity and growth.


Xi Jinping’s Third Term: Challenges for the United States


Thursday, November 17th

4:30 – 6:00 PM ET

Xi Jinping was recently confirmed for a historic third term as leader of China. What effects will his continued leadership have on the United States and the world? Join the Starr Forum at the MIT Center for International Studies to discuss this complex topic with M Taylor Fravel, Arthur Kroeber, Susan Shirk, and Jessica Chen Weiss, and moderated by Yasheng Huang.


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.

Special Event: The Role of the U.S. Air Force, featuring Major General Jeannie M. Leavitt and Lieutenant General (Ret.) Jack Weinstein.

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.

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