WorldBoston Recommends 11/7/22-11/11/22

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.
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Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Great Decisions | Myanmar and ASEAN

Wednesday, November 9th

6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to decay as the ASEAN summit draws near. After the failure of the “five-point-consensus,” the only official diplomatic process in the conflict, what role will ASEAN play? Join WorldBoston for a timely discussion of the complex top when we host Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.


Economic Security in the Indo-Pacific: Implications for US-Japan Relations

Monday, November 7th

3:00 – 4:15 PM ET

Economic security, with its twin goals of diminishing vulnerabilities to external shocks and promoting technological prowess, is redefining economic relations across the Indo-Pacific. Join the Brookings Institution for a discussion of drivers of economic security policies in the region and their implications for US-Japan relations and beyond, featuring Jun Kazeki, Mihoko Matsubara, Scott Kennedy, James L. Schoff, and Mireya Solís.


White House Briefing on the 2022 National Security Strategy

Monday, November 7th

5:00 – 6:00 PM ET

The White House released its National Security Strategy this October, outlining foreign policy objectives for the future. Join Black Professionals in International Affairs alongside Diversity in National Security Network as they host Thomas Wright, Senior Director for Strategy at the National Security Council for a conversation about the report and the future of American foreign policy.


Civil Society and the Foundations of Bolsonarismo


Tuesday, November 8th

12:00 – 1:20 PM ET

Join the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as they host Liz McKenna, Steven Levitsky, Frances Hagopian, and Alisha Holland to discuss the ideological foundations of the outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.


What China’s Strategic Breakout Means for the U.S.

Wednesday, November 9th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Heritage Foundation as it features experts The Hononrable Franklin Miller, Brad Roberts, and Toshi Yoshihara to discuss what China’s nuclear expansion means for the U.S. and what options policymakers should consider in response.


Breaking Down Israeli Election Results

Thursday, November 10th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

After an unprecedented fifth election in three years, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to power as head of a new far-right coalition government in Israel. Join the Middle East Institute as it hosts Shira Efron, Eran Etzion, Shibley Telhami, and Khaled Elgindy to discuss the impact of the election on the region and the international community.


The Complicated U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Thursday, November 10th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

From high gas prices to human rights abuses, the complicated U.S.- Saudi relationship is proving a policy headache for American leadership. Join the World Affairs Council of Seattle as they feature Steven Cook, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss what’s next for the U.S- Saudi partnership and Biden’s policy options moving forward.


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 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.


Great Decisions on Drug Policy in Latin America, featuring Dr. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

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