WorldBoston Recommends 4/1/24 – 4/5/24

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
Tuesday, April 2
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a special discussion that will bring together IPCC authors, climate policy experts, and fiction writers to discuss fictional representations of cities under climate pressure and the of the role of narratives in advancing climate action.
Hybrid Event
Tuesday, April 2
12:00 – 1:20 PM ET
What lies ahead for Mexico’s democratic process and leadership? Join the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University for an insightful panel discussion about Mexico’s upcoming elections, featuring experts Joy Langston, Kenneth F. Greene, Sánchez-Talanquer, Shannon K. O’Neil, and, Steven Levitsky.
In-Person Event
Tuesday, April 2
5:00 – 6:30 PM ET
Is China really the bleak nation American headlines claim it is? In his new book, Ian Johnsonillustrates a nuanced version of China, one where a vibrant movement of underground filmmakers, magazine publishers, and authors challenge the Communist Party. Join the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University to learn more.
Wednesday, April 3
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the American Academy of Diplomacyfor a special conversation with the Honorable Richard R. Verma, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on the low-cost, high-impact, and apolitical role that diplomacy and development play as pillars of national security.
Wednesday, April 3
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
Amidst the trade war between Europe, the US, and China, the US Navy’s budget was significantly increased, as it is forecasted to play a major role in US foreign relations. How does this increase reflect future policy decisions? Join the American Enterprise Institute for this conversation with Russell Rumbaugh, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense.
Thursday, April 4
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Seattle World Affairs Council for a conversation with Josh Paul, former Director of the Bureau of Political and Military Affairs, to discuss the role of U.S. military assistance in enhancing security and the dilemmas of arming governments whose values and actions may not align with those of the United States.
Friday, April 5
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET
From reliable supply chains to allied technological leadership, the economic benefits of collaboration between the US and Japan are evident. On the eve of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s state visit to the United States, join the Hudson Institute for this expert panel discussion to examine the benefits of the US-Japan economic relationship. 
Sphere Education, designed by the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute, is a week-long professional development course for educators and administrators to work on restoring a spirit of civil, constructive, and respectful discourse to the classroom. Benefits include room and board, 20+ hours of professional development, classroom resources, and a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the program. The program takes place from July 14 – July 18 or July 28 – August 1 in Washington, DC.
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Summer Institute in Global Leadership offers week-long Model UN programs in June, July, and August for students from all over the world to work together and address global issues. The deadline to register is June 1st at 5pm. Scholarships are available.
Calling all golfers! The Temple Israel Brotherhood is hosting their 16th Annual Combined Charities Golf Tournament on August 1st. The tournament is a great opportunity to play golf with friends while supporting a cause — proceeds from the tournament go to local charities and nonprofit organizations, including WorldBoston.
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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