WorldBoston Recommends: 5/16/2022 – 5/20/2022

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
Monday, May 16th
12:30 – 1:30 PM ET
In The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure, Yasha Mounk draws lessons from history, social psychology, and comparative politics that point toward the possibility of difference in democracy without fragmentation and hierarchy. Join the American Enterprise Institute for this book talk featuring author Yascha Mounk alongside panelists Shikha Dalmia, Nicholas Eberstadt, Yuval Levin, and Stan Veuger.
Tuesday, May 17th
10:30 AM ET
Join the Atlantic Council for a panel that will unpack the critical role the US and Poland play in addressing global issues, the potential of the American-Polish alliance to contribute to security and stability in Europe, along with what more can be done to support Ukraine through aid and sanctions. The panel will feature the Honorable Mark Brzezinski, Ambassador Daniel Fried, Aaron Korewa, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Katarzyna Pisarska, and Marta Poslad
Tuesday, May 17th
12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Join the Network of Engaged International Donors for this discussion of the future of food security and how investments in female farmers can make a stronger and more just food system. Moderated by Steve Mark of the MicroLoan Foundation, this event will feature Sibi Lawson-Marriott of the World Food Program; Jack Ngoma of the MicroLoan Foundation, Zambia; and Stella Kimani of the Syngenta Foundation. 
Wednesday, May 18th
9:00 – 10:15 AM ET
South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joseph Biden will hold their first summit meeting in Seoul on May 21. The incoming Yoon administration is expected to take a more active role in the Indo-Pacific region. Join the Brookings Institution for a discussion of what South Korean foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific may look like under new leadership featuring Tanvi Madan, Kuyoun Chung, Zack Cooper, Kei Koga, Sarah Too, and Andrew Yeo.
Thursday, May 19th
10:00 – 11:15 AM ET
Join the United States Institute of Peace for a conversation with Elizabeth Murray, Kessy Martine Ekomo-Soignet, Rhosyns Ngatondang Zalang, Abdel Nour, Hans de Marie Heungoup, and Valéry Nadjibe on the prospects for peace and democracy in the Central African Republic (CAR). The discussion will assess recent peace and dialogue processes and offer recommendations for how the international community can support democracy in CAR.
Friday, May 20th
1:00 PM ET
The war in Ukraine is creating significant repercussions in the Middle East, both economic and geopolitical. NATO member Turkey is a special case because of its close relations with both Ukraine and Russia and its fraught ties with the West for the past several years. Join the UCLA Center for Middle East Development for this discussion with Dr. Yevgeniya Gaber, a former Ukrainian government official and a leading expert on Turkey and the Middle East, to explore the war’s implications for Turkey and the neighboring region.
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