WorldBoston Recommends: 5/23/2022 – 5/27/2022

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.
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Mary P. Yntema
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Monday, May 23th
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Finland and Sweden officially applied for NATO membership on Wednesday, May 18. Though joining the alliance could take longer than many hoped, this move will have significant global implications. Join the Brookings Institution for this event featuring the Finnish ambassador to the U.S., Mikko Hautala, and the Swedish ambassador to the U.S., Karin Olofsdotter, moderated by Brookings senior fellows Michael E. O’Hanlon and Constanze Stelzenmüller.
Tuesday, May 24th
10:00 AM ET
Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion has inspired the world, but Kyiv will need substantial financial assistance to sustain its defenses, stabilize its economy, and eventually rebuild the country. Join the Atlantic Council as they host H. E. Serhiy Marchenko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, and Katser-Buchkovska, co-founder of the Ukrainian Sustainable Fund, for this discussion of how the West can best support Ukraine's economy and what it might look like after the war.
Wednesday, May 25th
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Join the Information Technology and Information Foundation for a panel discussion on how the EU could become a more attractive region for Artificial Intelligence development, and how member states can find a balance between innovation and regulation. The panel includes Veronika Rozyspal, Sylwia Giepmans-Stepien, Emilia Tantar, Michaël Reffay, and Yordanka Ivanova.
Wednesday, May 25th
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
In the wake of the Quad summit in Tokyo and the formation of the AUKUS military pact, Australia’s role in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy is becoming ever-more important. Join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a panel discussion on Australia's complex relationship with China, featuring Bec Strating, Director of La Trobe Asia; Hugh White of the Australian National University; and Sam Roggeveen of the Lowy Institute. Sarang Shidore will moderate.
Thursday, May 26th
10:00 AM ET
While Iran initially accepted Moscow’s rationale for the invasion of Ukraine, it has not yet fully backed the war. How might the war change the foundations of Russia-Iran relations? Join the Middle East Institute for this panel featuring Vali Nasr, Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS; Elahe Koulai, Professor at the University of Tehran; Mark Katz, Professor at George Mason University; Alex Vatanka, Director of the Iran Program and Senior Fellow at MEI; and Abdolrasool Divsallar, Non-resident Scholar at MEI.
Friday, May 27th
10:00 AM ET
Pentagon leaders view the electromagnetic spectrum as a central battlefield in future conflicts, but the Defense Department has been slow to implement its new Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy. Join the Hudson Institute for a discussion on winning the airwaves with Brig. Gen. AnnMarie Anthony, Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations at US Strategic Command; Col. William Young, Commander of the US Air Force 355th Spectrum Warfare Wing; and Dr. William Conley, Chief Technology Officer of Mercury Systems.
Friday, May 27th
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
As political divides become more acute, will economic divides inevitably follow? A post-pandemic focus on resiliency over efficiency, Biden’s foreign policy for the middle class that seeks to move critical supply chains and manufacturing out of China, and the West’s wall of sanctions against Russia all signal a potential rapid retreat from globalization. Join the World Affairs Council of Seattle for a discussion on how global political disintegration will challenge economic integration with Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Ross Distinguished Professor, Western Washington University.
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