WorldBoston Recommends 2/5/24 – 2/9/24

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week’s WorldBoston Recommends email, highlighting high-quality programming for the upcoming week, special opportunities, and event recordings, 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

Monday, February 5
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Hudson Institute for a conversation with Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK-3rd District)and Hudson Senior Fellow Thomas Duesterberg on the steps Congress could take to protect American economic interests and to defend Taiwan in light of increasing challenges from China.

Wednesday, February 7
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the Middle East Institute for this conversation with Dr. Ahmed Huzayyin of the MENA Regional Innovation Hub and Dr. Salma Bougarrani of Green WATECH on addressing climate change vulnerability in the MENA.

Thursday, February 8
10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

Join the Brookings Institution as they host Philip Lane, Chief Economist at the European Central Bank, to discuss interest rates, declining inflation, and the eurozone economy. Lane will offer his insights on the ECB’s plans to address these trends and their impacts on the European economy. 

Thursday, February 8
12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

What does Javier Milei’s presidential victory mean for Argentina and its struggling economy? Learn more during this event at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston Universityfeaturing Ivan F. Julio, and Ambassador Jorge Heine.

Friday, February 9
10:45 – 11:45 AM ET

Join the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for a discussion with General David Petraeus on challenges America faces in Ukraine, the Middle East, and humanitarian crises across the globe while he draws from his new book, Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine.

Friday, February 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Join the Harvard Kennedy Schoolfor timely discussion of Europe’s role in today’s world featuring Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hungary,Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Poland, and Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Join the Consulate General of Canada in Boston for this special opportunity for STEM-focused Canadian and international students on February 22nd. The program features a series of panel discussions on Canada’s innovation sector, its growing economy, and building a career in Canada. There will also be a networking session and the opportunity to meet employers from top Canadian companies.
Academic WorldQuest, the World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program, is a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented global knowledge competition for high school students. WorldBoston will host the 2024 Massachusetts-wide competition on Saturday, March 23rd, at Emmanuel College. Any high school in Massachusetts can enter a team (or up to 3 teams) of 4 students with an adult advisor — participation is completely free. WorldBoston will send the winning team to Washington, DC for the National Competition — all travel expenses paid!
Education First’s International Language Campus in Brighton is seeking individuals passionate about cultural exchange to serve as hosts for international students. Being a host family with EF is a unique, rewarding, fun, and educational experience for all members of the family and an opportunity to create long-lasting, global relationships. Hosts can be single family households, empty nesters, families with young children, etc., and will be offered a weekly stipend to offset meal costs.
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, in partnership with American University’s School of International Service and Washington College of Law, will hold the twelfth annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, a competition where students from across the globe compete in developing policy recommendations tackling a fictional cyber catastrophe. The program will be held both virtually and in-person in Washington, DC on March 15-16, 2023. Registration for teams of 3-4 students closes on February 9th, 2024.
Writing Opportunities 

Are you interested in writing about international affairs? Below are opportunities for you to submit your pieces to publications nationwide!

  • WorldBoston Event Reporting: Volunteer to write an event recap about one of our Global Engagement events or public programs, to be posted on our website blog and social media. For more information, please email Natalie Mase, Director of Operations and Global Engagement Programs.
  • The Journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: This quarterly journal is accepting submissions of features and essays, as well as online exclusive submissions to appear on their website on a rolling basis. Submit your piece here.
  • Realist Review Article Submission: This policy publication is accepting submissions from anyone interested in writing a commentary or analysis piece that expresses a perspective on policies or developments in international affairs and diplomacy. Submit your work here.
  • American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest: AFSA invites high school students to participate in an essay contest exploring how diplomats can continue to evolve their craft to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Learn more and submit your piece here.
The new U.S. Department of State ExchangeAlumni website offers alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, U.S. government staff, and partner organizations exclusive opportunities network, share highlights, post job listings, promote events, and more. Before accessing the website, ExchangeAlumni must register for an account with ECA’s Office of Alumni Affairs.
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.

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