WorldBoston Recommends 11/20/23-12/01/23

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week's WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the upcoming two weeks, 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

Responsible Generative AI: Geopolitical Risks and Remedies

In-Person Event

Monday, November 20

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

How can governments promote responsible generative AI in the context of great power competition? Join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School to learn more when they host Kevin Klyman on the geopolitics of large language models. 


Collapse and Resiliency: The Inside Story of Liberia's Unprecedented Ebola Response

Monday, November 20

4:30 – 5:30 PM ET

The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host Dr. Tolbert Nyenswah and Dr. Mardia Stone to discuss their new book on Liberia's ebola response and to reflect on the impacts of war and disease on the struggle to rebuild a more resilient health system and functioning society. 


Defense Leadership Series: CENTCOM Chief Technology Officer Schuyler Moore

Tuesday, November 28

10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

Join the Middle East Institute when they host Schuyler Moore, Chief Technology Officer at CENTCOM, to discuss the promise of artificial intelligence in U.S. defense policy and security cooperation efforts in the Middle East.


The Global Future of Nuclear Energy

Wednesday, November 29

7:00 – 8:30 PM ET

Join the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center for an expert panel discussion exploring a number of actions that the United States, Japan, and other civil nuclear allies could pursue to help overcome challenges related to energy demand, energy security, and associated environmental and public health risks.


Israel and Gaza: Where Do We Go from Here?

Thursday, November 30

9:30 – 10:30 AM ET

What are potential scenarios that may arise in the Israel-Hamas conflict, and what are their impacts on Israelis and Palestinians? Join the Brookings Institution to explore these questions as the ongoing war enters a new phase. The panel discussion will feature Natan Sachs, Salam Fayyad, Itamar Rabinovich, and Suzanne Maloney.


Digital Sovereignty: Brussels Buzzword or New Approach?

In-Person Event

Thursday, November 30

4:00 – 5:30 PM ET

Join the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University for a timely discussion of digital sovereignty featuring Swati Srivastava, Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University.


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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