WorldBoston Recommends 3/11/24 – 3/15/24

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, March 11
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
How has Russia’s war impacted the social and economic state of Ukraine over the past two years? Join the Starr Forum at the MIT Center for International Studieswhen they host Dmitry Adamsky,Professor at Reichman University in Israel, and Michael Kofman,Director of the Russian Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses, for this timely discussion.
Tuesday, March 12
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
The global arms trade has profound implications for global peace, security, and the economy. Join the Stimson Center and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for a discussion of recent trends in the global arms trade featuring, experts Siemon Wezeman, Dr. Mathew George, and Sarah Yager.
Tuesday, March 12
5:00 PM ET
The sudden death of Alexei Navalny, Ukraine’s recent setbacks, America’s political turmoil, and the coming presidential elections in Russia have all conspired to boost Putin’s reckless confidence. What’s next? Join the Cambridge Forumwhen they host experts Peter Pomerantsev and Alexandra Vacroux on this timely topic.
Wednesday, March 13
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Join the Brookings Institution when they host Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration Frank Rose to discuss the steps the U.S. nuclear enterprise is taking to preserve stability and deliver credible deterrence.
Wednesday, March 13
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
The conflict in the Middle East has displaced thousands in a short period of time. What role does the UN play in managing citizen displacement? Join The Fletcher School at Tufts University for this conversation with Professor Tamirace Fakhoury. 
Thursday, March 14
12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
The United States’ role in the China-Taiwan conflict is a hot topic, but Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities are often overlooked. Join the Cato Institute to discuss how an asymmetric defense strategy would benefit Taiwan’s prospects against China, featuring Michael A. Hunzeker, Alex Velez‐​Green, Eric Gomez, and Justin Logan.
The Center for a New American Security is hosting The Pitch: A Competition of New Ideas, its annual event to elevate emerging and diverse voices in national security. Selected applicants will make their pitch for innovative policy ideas to meet new challenges in U.S. national security policy in front of a distinguished panel of judges. The first round will take place virtually on Wednesday, April 24, and winners will present at the CNAS National Security Conference on June 6 in Washington DC. Applications are due on Monday, March 18.
The Fletcher School’s Executive Education course, Making Change: How to Design Public Policies that Work, offers an in depth look at how public policies are designed, implemented, and evaluated, giving participants a robust framework to create effective policies in their communities. This course will be taught by Professor Carlos Alvarado-Quesada, former President of Costa Rica, and includes both live Zoom sessions and self-paced coursework from May to July. Use code ExecEdCarlos20 at checkout to get a 20% discount on the enrollment fee.
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.
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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