WorldBoston Recommends: 2/28/2022-3/4/2022

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.
Stay tuned for our Ukraine webinar roundup on Monday.
Best regards,
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
Thursday, March 3rd
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Join WorldBoston in partnership with NEID Global for a conversation with Fatema Sumar on her groundbreaking book, The Development Diplomat: Working Across Borders, Boardrooms, and Bureaucracies to End Poverty, which shares her insights from many years of experience working in and with governments around the globe to address poverty and create effective development projects. The conversation will be moderated by Elaine Martyn of Fidelity Charitable.
Monday, February 28th
9:30 – 11:00 AM ET
Much of Africa’s economic recovery hinges on the world’s ability to contain the COVID-19 virus in the long term. National economies can only have robust growth if both the global economy and their populations are healthy. To achieve global health equity, international and African policymakers are prioritizing strategies to prepare Africa’s health systems to be self-sufficient. Join the Brookings Institution for this panel discussion featuring Tolu Disu, Dr. Christian Happi, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Hanan Morsy, and Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate.
Monday, February 28th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Where does the United States stand in the tech race? How are our adversaries increasingly using the tech race to even the national security playing field and promote digital authoritarianism? Where must the U.S. go to prevail in this competition? Join the Heritage Foundation for a timely fireside chat to examine these questions. Hosted by Dustin Carmack, the event will feature Robert C. O’Brien, Former National Security Advisor.
Tuesday, March 1st
9:00 AM ET
What are the broader geopolitical and security implications of losing Caribbean access to the U.S. dollar? And how can the Caribbean work with the United States, other countries, and institutions to promote financial inclusion? Join the Atlantic Council to discuss the importance of financial inclusion in the Caribbean and why it matters for the broader hemisphere. The discussion will feature Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanfers, and Ambassador Ryad Insanally.
Wednesday, March 2nd
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Is the Peace Corps a program offering empowerment and solidarity, or is it a tool of soft-diplomacy working to promote American ideology? Does the Peace Corps model offer the potential for lasting change in countries across the globe? Is the Peace Corps still relevant in the 21st century? Join the School of International Service at American University for a panel discussion featuring scholars, practitioners, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), moderated by Professor Scott Freeman.
Thursday, March 3rd
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Join WorldOregon for a discussion session to dive deeper into some of the key topics from this year's Great Decisions program. This discussion of climate change will will focus on how the U.S. is navigating the ideological divide of climate change, which has impeded progress in curbing greenhouse emissions, and what role the U.S. might play in future negotiations on climate. WorldOregon staff will facilitate the conversation alongside students in the Global Leadership and Management specialization in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University.
In-Person and Virtual
Friday, March 4th
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Join Refugees in Towns at Tufts University for a series of events when practitioners, policymakers, and researchers will share how their cities and towns are supporting migrant integration, as well as the challenges to mental health in the integration process. The conference will feature keynote speaker Martin Espada and offer a powerful opportunity to analyze and discuss the links between integration and mental health. All sessions will be held in-person at Tufts University and virtually on Zoom.
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