WorldBoston Recommends: 4/4/2022-4/8/2022

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.
Best regards,

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Friday, April 8th
8:30 – 10:00 AM ET
Join WorldBoston, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition to celebrate the 2022 International Women of Courage at this virtual event featuring two of the inspiring awardees. Bhumika Shrestha (Nepal) and Roegchanda “Ru” Pascoe (South Africa) will discuss female and gender minorities participation in the political process. The conversation will be joined by Mary Yntema of WorldBoston, Pattye Comfort of LWVMA, and Celia J. Blue of MAWOCC.

Monday, April 4th
1:00 – 2:15 PM ET
How will the war in Ukraine impact other challenges in global affairs, such as cybersecurity, nuclear weapons, and refugee crises?Join the MIT Starr Forum for this discussion featuring Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor at Harvard University; Joel Brenner, Senior Research Fellow at MIT; Taylor Fravel, Professor at MIT; Roger Petersen, Professor at MIT; and Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at MIT.

Monday, April 4th
5:30 – 7:00 PM ET
Hybrid Event
Join The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a panel discussion about the forthcoming book Holding Together: The Hijacking of Rights in America and How to Reclaim Them for Everyone. The discussion will feature human rights and conflict experts including John Shattuck, Sushma Raman, Dayna Cunningham, and Eileen Babbitt.

Tuesday, April 5th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
Join the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University's Belfer Center for a seminar on India’s foreign policy and U.S.-India relations in a changing world order. The discussion will feature Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor of India and former Foreign Secretary in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and Ambassador Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India and Belfer Center Senior Fellow.

Tuesday, April 5th
1:00 PM ET
For too much of its history, the Foreign Service has been largely white and male. Join the American Foreign Service Association for a discussion about what needs to happen to improve diversity and inclusion in the Foreign Service, the progress to date, and what challenges still lie ahead, featuring Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the State Department's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Wednesday, April 6th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
China’s rise has been fueled in part by the theft of intellectual property from American businesses and exploitation of loopholes in U.S. copyright law. The technological knowledge gained has been used by Beijing for the mass surveillance and repression of the Chinese people. Join the Hudson Institute with Eric B. Brown, Walter P. Stern, and Congressman Mark Green for a discussion about legislation to respond to China’s aggressive behavior and protect American technology.

Friday, April 8th
5:30 – 6:30 PM ET
Join the Middle East Institute for this conversation with Ambassador Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the U.S. and former Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, exploring the movement of refugees and migrants across the world and the United Nations' role in serving the global refugee community, particularly in light of current events in Ukraine and Afghanistan.

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