WorldBoston Recommends 4/15/24 – 4/19/24

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
Hybrid Event
Monday, April 22
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Sidita Kushi, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater State University, and Monica Duffy Toft, Academic Dean, Professor, and Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, to discuss their book, Dying by the Sword: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy.
Registration for the in-person program closes at 12:00PM on Friday, April 19th.
Monday, April 15
2:30 – 3:15 PM ET
Despite gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Belarus is still influenced by Russian interests. Join the Hudson Institute when they host Belarusian Opposition Leader Andrei Sannikov to discuss Belarus’s strategic importance, Russia’s regional ambitions, and prospects for political change in Minsk.
Tuesday, April 16
12:30 – 1:15 PM ET
With the war in Ukraine, the Israeli-Hamas war, and economic competition with China, Congress is likely to take a greater interest in and have more influence on foreign policy in the coming year. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace when they host Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) to discuss the future of key foreign policy issues.
In-Person Event
Tuesday, April 16
3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Join the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University for a discussion featuring Professors Jessica Stern and Joe Wippl, who will delve into both historical and contemporary manifestations of terrorism, exploring its evolving nature.
In-Person Event
Tuesday, April 16
5:30 – 7:00 PM ET
Join the South Asia Institute at Harvard University for a disussion of the question “How do South Asians in America react to Indian politics?” featuring Sangay Mishra, Associate Professor of Political Science at Drew University, journalist Rozina Ali, scholar Tanmay Misra, and Anjali Kamat, documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist.
Wednesday, April 17
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Due to economic and political challenges, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa has been off-track in meeting its objectives. Join the Brookings Institution when they host H.E. Claver Gatete, UNECA’s recently appointed executive secretary, for a fireside chat on the institution’s strategy to fast-track implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063.
Thursday, April 18
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
As Russia’s role in the Middle East increases, its relationship with NATO continues to deteriorate. Join New America and Arizona State University for this special event featuring Jeremy Hodge, Senior Investigator at the Zomia Center working on extremism in Syria and Iraq, to talk about Putin’s strategy with Middle East alliances to oppose NATO.
NATO will co-host the fourth installment of the NATO Youth Summit, together with the Aspen Institute, Aspen Institute Romania, and the Swedish Defence University. Young people aged 18-35 from NATO member and partner countries are invited to submit a proposal explaining their role in shaping a more secure tomorrow. The summit will take place in two locations (Miami and Stockholm) on May 13th, 2024. The deadline for submissions is April 16th.
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.
  • Check out our most recent Event Recap, written by Saadwi Balaji on Chat & Chowder with Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Read the article here.
  • 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.
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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