WorldBoston Recommends: 3/21/2022-3/25/2022

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.
In this week's WorldBoston Recommends, we have included an extra selection of events to help keep you informed on the crisis in Ukraine.
Best regards,
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
Tuesday, March 22nd
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Across sub-Saharan Africa, China has burst onto the scene as a leading partner. Although this affords African nations rich opportunities, it also exposes them to the risks of authoritarian sharp power and makes the conditions for democracy in the region more challenging. Where are the red flags? Join the Hoover Institution for this discussion featuring Larry Diamond, Glenn Tiffert, Oliver McPherson-Smith, Jendayi Frazer, and H. Kwasi Prempeh
Wednesday, March 23rd
2:00 PM ET
Join the World Affairs Councils of America for this Cover to Cover book talk event featuring Dr. Amy Zegart. Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence discusses the past, present, and future of American intelligence, and outlines what's urgently needed to protect our nation today. The book explores why intelligence analysis is so challenging and includes many revealing “day in the life” stories from intelligence officials.
Thursday, March 24th
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
For over fifty years, Sesame Street has adapted to different cultures and celebrated diversity. Join the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School for a session with Sherrie Westin, President of Sesame Street, that will examine how Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, uses the power of media and Muppets to bring proven, locally-tailored early education to millions of children around the world across languages and cultures.
Friday, March 25th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Pardee School at Boston University for a lecture with the Project on the Political Economy of Security. This event will feature Emily Meierding, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Jonathan Markowitz, Assistant Professor in the International Relations and Political Science at the University of Southern California, to discuss the political and economic impacts of resource competition in the Arctic.
Monday, March 21st
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
Although not on the battlefield, China figures as a central player in the Ukraine crisis. How enduring is China's support of Russia? What are China’s calculations as it seeks to balance support for Russia against its interests? And does the Biden administration have any leverage in the situation? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for this conversation between Aaron David Miller, senior fellow at CEIP, and Kevin Rudd, former Australian prime minister and head of the Asia Society.
Monday, March 21st
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a conversation about the latest developments in the current crisis in Ukraine. The event will feature Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian; and Tom Nichols, US Naval War College Professor of National Security Affairs and contributing writer at The Atlantic, and Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
Tuesday, March 22nd
12:00 PM ET
The Russian invasion of Ukraine could be a turning point in Biden's presidency. Will it help or hurt Democrats' chances of keeping control of the House and Senate? Join the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for a discussion of Russian aggression, sanctions, the price of oil, inflation, and more with Idrees Kahloon, Washington Correspondent for The Economist. Kahloon will also give the latest view on how the Biden Administration and Congress respond to global crises.
Wednesday, March 23rd
12:30 – 1:30 PM ET
What is the role of Georgia in the Caucasus region, and more broadly on the international stage? Join the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University for a discussion of the Russo-Ukrainian war and its impact on Georgian foreign policy, and its relations with Russia. The panel will feature contributors to Georgia’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges for a Small State, David Aprasidze, Natalie Sabanadze, Tracy German, and Stephen Jones.
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