WorldBoston Recommends 12/12/22-12/16/22

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

Great Decisions with Rachel Kyte | Climate Change


Wednesday, December 14th

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Don't miss this timely discussion of climate change featuring Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and renowned climate specialist. Join WorldBoston at the Boston Public Library for Dean Kyte's firsthand insights from the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), live audience Q&A, networking, and a resource fair with local climate organizations.


A New Cold War? The Rise of Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

Monday, December 12th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join Foreign Policy and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies to explore the question: have we entered a new Cold War? The program will include an expert panel discussion featuring: Representative Bill Keating (D-MA), Michael J. Abramowitz, Timothy Garton Ash, Tomi Huhtanen, Alina Polyakova, and Reena Ninan.


EU-Turkey in Central Asia: Scope for Cooperation?

Tuesday, December 13th

9:00 – 10:30 AM ET

In the midst of changing geopolitics and Russia's war in Ukraine, Ankara seeks new opportunities in Central Asia, while balancing foreign policy considerations between the West and Russia. Join the German Marshall Fund as they host Idil Bilgic Alpaslan, Nargis Kassenova, Temur Umarov, Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, and Kadri Tastan for a discussion on EU-Turkey cooperation in Central Asia, and the challenges ahead.


Congress' Taiwan Policy with Representative Don Bacon

Wednesday, December 14th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

As Beijing continues to isolate Taiwan from the international community, how should Congress think about America’s policies toward Taiwan, and how should it help maintain peace and security in the Indo-Pacific? Join the Hudson Institute to discuss this important topic with Representative Don Bacon, a member of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus and House Armed Services Committee.


Dilemmas of a Tripolar Nuclear World

Thursday, December 15th

12:15 – 2:00 PM ET

What are the impacts of the unfolding shift to a tripolar nuclear age on the United States’ extended nuclear deterrence commitment to Europe? Join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School when they host Linde Desmaele to discuss her research on the potential for a world in which the United States faces two nuclear power competitors.


Iran's Uprising and the Fight for Women's Rights

Thursday, December 15th

2:00 – 2:45 PM ET

The massive national uprising in Iran, a response to the tragic death of Mahsa Amini while being detained by Iranian authorities, is being led and sustained by women and girls, despite arrests and violent government crackdowns. Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to discuss the progression and impacts of the protest movement, featuring Goli Ameri, Azadeh Moaveni, Kian Tajbakhsh, and Deborah Amos.


A Conversation with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari


Friday, December 16th

2:45 – 4:00 PM ET

As the largest democracy in Africa, the regional stakes of Nigeria’s upcoming February elections are high. Join the United States Institute of Peace, National Democratic Institute, International Republican Institute, National Endowment for Democracy, and International Foundation for Electoral Systems for a conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who will reflect on the legacy of his administration and the democratic trajectory of Nigeria.


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.

Great Decisions on Myanmar and ASEAN, featuring Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Great Decisions on Outer Space, featuring Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA

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.

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