WorldBoston Recommends 5/20/24 – 5/24/24

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 20
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
As one of the largest economies in the world, India’s prosperity is relevant to global economic wellbeing. Join the Brookings Institution when they host Raghuram Rajan, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, to discuss his new book Breaking the Mold: India’s Untraveled Path to Prosperity.
Tuesday, May 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
The war in Russia has reverberated across neighboring regions. Rather than disengaging from Moscow, Russia’s neighbors have sought to rebalance their relationships to their advantage, with increased trade and connectivity. Learn more during this timely event by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, featuring Thomas de Waal and Alissa de Carbonnel.
Tuesday, May 21
5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Amid escalating global tensions, the imperative for effective diplomacy has never been more pressing. Join the United States Institute of Peacefor a special event with Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi to explore his diplomatic career, and his thoughts on how nations can work together to build a peaceful and prosperous world.
Wednesday, May 22
1:30 – 2:30 PM ET
From open conflicts in Europe and the Middle East to heightened tensions in the Indo-Pacific, the existing international order faces unprecedented challenges to its peace and stability. How should we think through these multi-faceted challenges? Join the Stimson Center for a timely discussion, featuring experts Kunihiko Miyake, David Shear, Barbara Slavin.
Wednesday, May 22
6-7:30 PM ET
Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for this installment of their Sustainable Development Goals series on SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth with local leaders in the field, including Bhaskar Chakravorti, Manjari Raman, and Maria Vertkin.
Thursday, May 23
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET
What strategies can be implemented in US foreign policy to encourage the growth of a middle sector? Join the Quincy Instituteand The American Conservative for a panel featuring Senator J.D. Vance, Senator Rand Paul,
Vivek Ramaswamy, Rep. Warren Davidson, Samm Sacks, Helen Andrews, George Beebe, and Curt Mills.
For the World in Boston — global visitors and their friends! One of the brightest undiscovered gems in Boston is our Harbor islands. Enjoy free ferry service to Georges Island all weekend from Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19! Tickets are first come, first served, and can be picked up at the Boston Harbor City Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North beginning at 8:00am. This event cannot accommodate groups – 5 tickets allowed per adult. Ferries depart from Gate 5. Ticketed passengers should plan to be in line at least 15 minutes before their ferry departure time.
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 Harrison Zeiberg, Community Engagement Manager.
  • 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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