WorldBoston Recommends 11/21/22-12/2/22

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week's WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the next two weeks, 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 | The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter


Wednesday, November 30th

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Join WorldBoston for our upcoming Chat & Chowder event to learn about the role of regionalization in the global economy, as we host Shannon O'Neil, Vice President of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in discussion of her latest book, The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter. Don't miss this engaging evening of discussion, networking with a globally-minded crowd, and (of course) chowder!


Europe in an Age of Division

Monday, November 21st

10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

The goal of “ever-closer union” has been adopted by some of the EU’s proponents and used as a bogeyman by many of its detractors. Yet even after a decade of existential crises, the EU is no closer to having a single voice on the global stage. Join the American Enterprise Institute as it hosts

Dalibor Rohac, Kathleen McNamara, and James Kirchick for a discussion of the EU’s past, present, and future.



Sports and Diplomacy Conference

Monday, November 21st

5:30 – 7:30 PM ET

Sports can be a key component in advancing soft power goals and promoting exchange across cultures. With the FIFA World Cup kicking off this weekend, join The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a panel discussion on sports and diplomacy by analyzing the historic games in Qatar and the complex issues surrounding them.


Countering Russian Influence in Georgia

Wednesday, November 23rd

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

In 2008, Russia invaded and occupied one-fifth of the Republic of Georgia. Now, Moscow’s influence threatens democracy in the country and region, adding to the complexity of the war in Ukraine. Join the Hudson Institute as it features experts Khatia Dekanoidze, Eka Gigauri, Joshua Rudolph, Olena Halushka to discuss the complexity of Russia's influence.


Former Vice President Mike Pence on America's Role in the World

Monday, November 28th

6:30 – 7:15 PM ET

Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as it hosts Former Vice President Mike Pence for a conversation on his career, foreign policy, and his new book, So Help Me God, moderated by Chicago Council on Global Affairs President Ivo Daalder.


Economic Diversification in Nigeria: The Politics of Building a Post-Oil Economy

Thursday, December 1st

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) at Boston University as it features Zainab Usman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss the challenges of building a post-oil economy in Nigeria.


A Conversation with the President of the Atlantic Council: Fred Kempe


Thursday, December 1st

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Join the the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall as they host Fred Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, one of the leading think tanks in the world, to discuss the most challenging geo-political issues facing the world today and what we might do about them.


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.

Great Decisions on the Quad Alliance, featuring Dr. Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society and former Prime Minister of Australia.

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.

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