WorldBoston Recommends 5/13/24 – 5/17/24

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
Monday, May 13
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Southeast Asia has become a major breeding ground for transnational criminal networks that operate illegal online gambling and sophisticated scamming operations. Join the United States Institute of Peace for a conversation on these rapidly spreading, industrial-scale scam compounds, featuring experts Erin West, Jacob Sims, and Jason Tower.
Tuesday, May 14
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
In February 2022, the Biden administration released its strategy toward the Indo-Pacific region which is critical for America’s security, prosperity, and technological innovation. Two years later, how has the strategy fared? Join the Brookings Institution when they host Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink.
Tuesday, May 14
7:00 – 8:30 PM ET
The National Security Law and Article 23, imposed in 2023, have had strong impacts on the current political and civic climate in Hong Kong. How do these developments fit into the broader struggle for democracy in Hong Kong? Join the Hoover Institution for a timely panel featuring experts Ambassador James Cunningham, Sebastien Lai, Sophie Richardson, and Cherie Wong.
Wednesday, May 15
9:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Eurozone interest rates are at record-high levels, and many countries are facing greater debt than during the 2010 Eurozone debt crisis. What can the Greek case teach policymakers?Join the American Enterprise Institute for a panel featuring Charles H. Dallara, Jacques de Larosière, Athanasios Orphanides, and Pietro Carlo Padoan.
Thursday, May 16
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
As global conflict accelerates, how can policymakers aid in the handling of crises? Join the Foreign Policy Association for a special event featuring Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN, Michael Hirsh, Senior Correspondent and Deputy News Editor for Foreign Policy Magazine, and the Honorable Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, President of the Open Society Foundations.
Friday, May 17
10:00 AM ET
Seventy-five years after its founding, NATO, with its thirty-two members, promotes global peace and stability both inside and beyond its borders. Ahead of July’s NATO Summit in Washington, join the Atlantic Council when they host General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
The American Language Education Institute is offering a variety of exchange programs to China for students and professionals of all ages! The program fee, accommodation, meals and land transportation are all complimentary.Registration is $300 and flights, visa fees, and insurance must be self-financed. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
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.
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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