WorldBoston Recommends 12/19/22-12/23/22

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 EU After the Czech Council Presidency: Between Crises and Renewed Ambitions

Monday, December 19th

7:30 – 9:00 AM ET

The Czech Presidency has been considered a “crisis presidency” in view of the ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on Europe. Join the European Policy Center (EPC) and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy as they host Elizabeth Kuiper, Göran von Sydow, Mikuláš Bek, and Vít Havelka to assess what was achieved by the Czech Presidency in these challenging months.


Strengthening the US-Japan Alliance: A Conversation with Senator Bill Hagerty

Monday, December 19th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

The U.S.-Japan alliance is vital to preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific. With China’s rapid military buildup and North Korea’s belligerent behavior, Japan remains the indispensable anchor in maintaining peace in the region. Join the Hudson Institute as it hosts US Senator and former US ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty to discuss the development of US-Japan relations.


A Conversation with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Tuesday, December 20th

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Join the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center as it hosts Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to discuss the government's foreign policy goals, opportunities for deepening the Pakistan-US relationship, and Pakistan’s plan to address the climate crisis and resulting economic challenges.


Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Poster Exhibition


In-Person Exhibit

Open Through February 3rd

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join Endicott College at the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery for an exhibition featuring 100 posters by different artists that celebrate women's rights. These works actively challenge gender inequality and stereotypes, advance equal rights, and promote the protection of women and girls against brutality at home and abroad.


Prosecuting War Crimes and Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Podcast Episode

Tune in for an episode of Global Dispatches as its host Mark Goldberg discusses the prospects of accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the war between Russian and Ukraine, alongside moderator Akaash Maharaj.


U.S.-Africa Summit

Podcast Episode

This week, the leaders of African countries joined President Biden in Washington for discussions on the future of U.S.-Africa relations. Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a podcast episode featuring Mvemba Phezo Dizolele to discuss the outcomes of the summit with a focus on the vital role of civil society and the strength of African diaspora communities in the United States.


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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