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.
For the first time in two years, join WorldBoston for an in-person Great Decisions program at the Boston Public Library! The world has faced remarkable demographic changes in recent years, with broad consequences for the economy, the environment, and even the outcome of wars. For this Great Decisions, we will discuss “Changing Demographics” with Dr. Jennifer Sciubba, an expert on demographic trends and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
This Earth Day, we are reminded of the global challenges caused by climate change. Join The Fletcher School at Tufts University in-person for this timely conversation with the Right Honourable Alok Sharma MP, President for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and Minister of State at the British Cabinet Office since 2021.
The fall of the USSR has had lasting impacts on Russia and the world, and its effects are even seen in the current war in Ukraine. Join the MIT Starr Forum for this event featuring Vadislav Zubok, professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The discussion will be moderated by MIT's Carol Saivetz and Elizabeth Wood.
Join the Associated Industries of Massachusetts for a virtual panel discussion on how companies are managing current international business challenges, including supply chain issues, trade policy, and rising costs. Speakers include Lisa Wieland, CEO of Massport; Duncan Scott, Senior VP for Strategic Sourcing at New Balance; and Eric Aberbach, Senior VP for Trade & Working Capital at Santander Bank.
Join the Hoover Institution for this book talk with co-authors Brendan Simms, director of the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge and Charlie Laderman, Hoover research fellow and senior lecturer at King’s College, London. Simms and Laderman will discuss their book, Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany's March to Global War. This event will be moderated by Niall Ferguson.
Join the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University for a discussion of the impacts of war on Russia, Ukraine, and the African continent. Executive Director Alexandra Vacroux will moderate this conversation with Tymofiy Mylovanov of the Kyiv School of Economics; Maxim Boycko of Harvard University; and Marlous van Waijenburg of the Harvard Business School.
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has a global impact on regional trade and security. Join the International Relations Council of Kansas City to learn more about its impacts during this symposium featuring a series of panel discussions with Luis Guillermo Solís, Yuan Wang, Robert Ross, Min Ye, Brent Metz, Glenn Adams, Erik Scott, Dr. Jiakun Jack Zhang, and John James Kennedy.
The Fletcher Experience, designed for professionals:After nearly a century of training diplomats and world leaders, The Fletcher School at Tufts University is pleased to offer Fletcher LIVE Online, a curated collection of online courses on today’s most critical leadership challenges. Join a small cohort of max. 30 fellow global professionals for 5 weeks of rigorous, interactive learning with Fletcher’s world-renowned faculty.