WorldBoston Recommends: 5/2/2022 – 5/6/2022

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

Hybrid Event
Thursday, May 5th
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
More than twenty years have elapsed since the United States last brokered a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. In that time, three presidents have tried and failed. Martin Indyk, Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, has experienced these political frustrations firsthand. Join WorldBoston at Foley & Lardner LLP as we host Martin Indyk for a Chat & Chowder on his recent book, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy.

Monday, May 2nd
9:00 AM ET
As the war in Ukraine continues, and NATO leaders prepare for the upcoming Madrid Summit, the alliance should consider how to adapt to a new strategic reality and respond to Russian aggression. Join the Atlantic Council for this conference with keynote remarks from H.E. Arvydas Anušauskas. Sessions will feature Celeste Wallander, Alexandra Vershbow, Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, Gen James E. Cartwright, Michael Kofman, Hon. Chris Murphy, and Hon. Thom Tillis.

Monday, May 2nd
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Join the D'Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University for a discussion with Sam Pitroda on his professional journey in the Indian technology sector, which culminated in his most recent book, Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action. Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policymaker, inventor, and entrepreneur who has spent over 55 years in Telecom & IT. His book discusses reshaping the world to meet the future challenges of our planet and our people.

Tuesday, May 3rd
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Join the Boston Network for International Development, alongside The Boston Foundation, for a conversation about maximizing impact and promoting DEI practices in the field of international development. The program will feature a keynote speaker, small group discussions, and the opportunity to network with other international development professionals in the Greater Boston area.

Tuesday, May 3rd
7:30 – 8:45 PM ET
Join the Hoover Institution for a discussion of Taiwan's changing energy mix, its ambitious plans for developing renewable energy sources, and how Taiwan's exclusion from important international energy bodies such as the International Energy Agency adds to its energy security challenges. The event will feature Ker-hsuan Chien, Kuan-Ting Chen, and Marcin Jerzewski.

Wednesday, May 4th
10:30 -11:45 AM ET
Amid rapid technological change and increased tension in the international system, the United States and Japan are each honing their own economic policies with a new emphasis on industrial policy, strengthening supply chains, and reducing dependence on China. Join the Brookings Institution for a panel discussion about opportunities for collaboration between the US and Japan featuring Taro Kono, Takashi Yamashita, Shihoko Goto, David Dollar, and Mireya Solís

Friday, May 6th
9:00 – 10:30 AM ET
Join the U.S. Agency for International Development and Samantha Power to celebrate investments in young people as they create a world that will allow them to thrive. Hear from development professionals and young change-makers from YEO 2030,, Youth Excel, and UNICEF's Generation Unlimited networks, who will discuss the impact of the next generation around the globe.

Have you taken our What in the World? quiz yet this week?
Test your international affairs knowledge! Check @WorldBoston on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every Monday, or email Natalie Mase to receive the quiz by email every week.
For last week's high scores and more information visit our website here.

Fletcher LIVE Online
The deadline to apply for Fletcher LIVE Online courses is May 1st!
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about today's most critical leadership challenges from Fletcher's world-renowned faculty.
Advanced Negotiation with Prof. Eileen Babbitt
Cyber Risk Management with Prof. Josephine Wolff

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