WorldBoston Recommends: 5/30/2022 – 6/3/2022

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
Wednesday, June 1st
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join WorldBoston for a timely discussion of myth, national identity, and the U.S.-Iran relationship. We will host John Tirman, Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies, in discussion of his recent book, Republics of Myth: National Narratives and the US-Iran Conflict. Our signature Chat & Chowder events, hosted at Foley & Lardner LLP, incorporate time for networking, book signing, and an assortment of chowders and beverages. The program will also be streamed to Zoom.

Tuesday, May 31st
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Join the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce for this discussion of the evolving food industry– from the latest innovation to upcoming trends. The panel will feature Katie Stebbins of the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute at Tufts University; Josh Trautwein of About Fresh; Anton Johansson of Mycorena; and Pia Qvarnström of Bärta.

Tuesday, May 31st
2:30 – 3:45 PM ET
In recent years, China has interpreted UN Resolution 2758, which granted it a seat in the General Assembly in 1971, as an endorsement of its “One China Policy” and has used it as a means to restrict Taiwan's participation at the UN. Join the Hoover Institution for a discussion of this trend with Jessica Drun, Chih-Fu Yeh, and Kharis Templeman.

Wednesday, June 1st
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine is the most documented conflict of the 21st century, as the world has been inundated with photos, videos, satellite images, and witness testimony of crimes committed in recent weeks. Join the United States Institute of Peace for a discussion of the role journalism may play in exposing atrocities and pursuing accountability, featuring Ambassador George E. Moose, Ambassador William B. Taylor, and Chuck Todd.

Thursday, June 2nd
9:00 AM ET
Join the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) for the launch of a new landmark report, “Revitalizing the U.S.-Philippines Alliance to Address Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific,” featuring Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Satu Limaye, Ambassador Harry B. Harris Jr., and Brian Harding. The report offers concise recommendations for national security policymakers to consider in their efforts to revitalize the U.S.-Philippines alliance within the context of heightened strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific.

Thursday, June 2nd
12:00 PM ET
We live in a trade-driven economy, with 95% of the world's consumers and two-thirds of all purchasing power located outside the United States. Join the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) in partnership with the Center for Women & Enterprise, Massachusetts and Massachusetts Export Center to discuss starting business globally. The panel will offer insight into trade tools available to globally scale a business, federal and state export financing options, and ways to reduce risk when doing global business.

Friday, June 3rd
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
Join the World Affairs Council of Maine for a special session featuring Lars Kullerud, Senator Angus King, Drew Horn, Karla J. Williamson, Kjell Stokvik, Melody Brown Burkins, Justin Milton, James DeHart, Anniken Krutnes, and Kenneth Høegh. The panel will examine how Arctic nations can demonstrate leadership in the transition to green energy solutions and the secure and sustainable supply of raw materials in a way that reduces dependence on unreliable⁠—or undesirable⁠— sources. 

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