WorldBoston Recommends 5/27/24 – 5/31/24

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, June 3
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Focus on NATO has intensified as member countries prepare for the 75th Annual NATO Summit in July. In the U.S. we hear a lot of opinions about NATO, but how do Europeans feel about their security? The world will get key indicators of European political trends next month as 400 million people vote in European Parliamentary elections. Join us on the eve of these elections as the Consul General of France in Boston, Mustafa Soykurt, and the Consul General of Germany to the New England States, Dr. Sonja Kreibich, discuss the future of NATO and the future of Europe.
Tuesday, May 28
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the U.S. and its allies imposed an unprecedented set of sanctions on the Russian economy. How effective are these sanctions at deterring Putin’s aggressive military campaign? Join Brookings for a deep dive into this political and economic strategy, featuring experts Daleep Singh, Agathe Demarais, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Fiona Hill, and Suzanne Maloney. 
Tuesday, May 28
7:00 – 8:30 PM ET
In the last decade, the Chinese state has grown increasingly vigilant against the mobilization capacity of feminist movements. However, the MeToo movement and the A4 protests demonstrate that the feminist community is a key player in China’s current and future societal changes. Learn more about the outcomes of feminism in China by attending the Hoover Institution’s& Stanford University’s Clayman Institute’s event, featuring Li Sipan.
Wednesday, May 29
12:30 – 1:30 PM ET
How has U.S. foreign policy transformed since the Cold War? Join the American Enterprise Institute for a special event highlighting Jacksonian Democracy and how it has the power to shift the way that Americans look at U.S. Foreign Policy, featuring Elliott Abrams and Nicholas Eberstadt.
Thursday, May 30
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
The Inter-American Democratic Charter establishes democracy as essential for the development of the Americas, highlighting the need for strong democratic institutions in the face of global challenges. Join United States Institute of Peace and the Carter Center for a conversation focused on strengthening democracy across the hemisphere, featuring a panel of experts. 
Thursday, May 30
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Mexico is making history by voting in their first-ever female president, with the two leading candidates both being women. Join the World Affairs Council of Orange County for a special event featuring Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow to dissect the outcomes of the election on Mexico and its citizens.
Friday, May 31
12:30 – 1:15 PM ET
As longstanding allies, the partnership between the United States and Germany is characterized by strong political, economic, and security ties. How are the U.S. and Germany working together to navigate today’s complicated political landscape? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for an event featuring, German Ambassador Andreas Michaelis.
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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