WorldBoston Recommends 12/5/22-12/9/22

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

Japan, Germany, and Eurasia’s Security Crises


Monday, December 5th

12:00 – 1:15 PM ET

Join the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University for a presentation of their latest research discoveries on policy innovations in crises across Japan, Germany, and Eurasia featuring regional policy experts Masashi Murano, Thomas U. Berger, and the project's principal investigator, Christina L. Davis.


The Arc of a Covenant: A Conversation with Walter Russell Mead

Monday, December 5th

5:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Few of America’s foreign relations are as contentious as its relationship with Israel. Join the American Enterprise Institute as it hosts Walter Russell Mead to discuss the complicated origins of this divisive topic and his new book The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People.


Practicing Twenty-First Century Diplomacy with Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan

Tuesday, December 6th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

What are the key practices and tools that diplomats must use to capably exercise diplomacy in today's world? Join the Atlantic Council as it hosts Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, on how to practice twenty-first-century diplomacy, particularly amid a major war in Europe.


Ambassador John Kornblum on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Tuesday, December 6th

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Council of Tennessee and the American Council on Germany as they host Ambassador John Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, to discuss insights on the political, diplomatic, military and strategic developments of the war in Ukraine as we enter the ninth month of conflict.


Beyond COP27: Who Will Pay for Climate Solutions?

Wednesday, December 7th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Experts calculate we need to spend trillions every year on green technology and infrastructure to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Join New America for a conversation about how governments, banks, and investors can fund a greener future, featuring Tobias Adrian, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF, and Shuang Liu, China Finance Director at the World Resources Institute.


Precision and Posture: Investing in Strategic Readiness


Wednesday, December 7th

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Join the Center for a New American Security for a conversation with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness Kimberly Jackson and Lockheed Martin Vice President for Global Program Support Katie Wheelbarger as they discuss security in the Pacific, implications for strategic readiness, and critical underinvested areas.


Energy as a Weapon of War: Russia, Ukraine, and Europe in Challenging Times


Friday, December 9th

12:00 – 1:15 PM ET

As winter arrives, energy prices continue to rise throughout Europe, and energy sources become a target of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Join the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Security Studies Program (SSP), and MISTI MIT-Eurasia Program as it features experts Carol Saivetz, Elizabeth Wood, Margarita Balmaceda, and Constanze Stelzenmüller to discuss the role of energy and its weaponization in the conflict.


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 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.

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.

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