WorldBoston Recommends: 6/13/2022 – 6/17 /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

Tuesday, June 14th
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today's dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession? Join WorldBoston at the Boston Public Library for the latest installment in our Great Decisions series, featuring Dr. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

Monday, June 13th
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School for this discussion of nuclear deterrence, proliferation, and nonproliferation in anticipation of the first “Meeting of the States Parties to the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” that will convene in Vienna at the end of June. Moderated by Matthew Fuhrmann, the panel features Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Kjølv Egeland, Hassan Elbahtimy, Stephen Herzog, Tamara Patton, and Olamide Samuel.

June 14th – June 16th
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET
Join the Center for a New American Security for their 2022 National Security Conference to discuss how America must navigate a wide range of national security challenges by sharpening economic, military, and technological edges. The conference will feature Amb. Julianne Smith, Dr. Colin H. Kahl, Sen. Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Economy, Admiral Cecil Haney (Ret.), Andrea Kendall-Taylor, and Chuck Todd.

Tuesday, June 14th
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Join the United States Institute of Peace for a conversation on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change have shifted Africa's development situation. The discussion will feature Ambassador Johnnie Carson and Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, moderated by Oge Onubogu.

Wednesday, June 15th
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
As Putin's war in Ukraine escalates, what options are available to NATO? What more can the transatlantic alliance do to protect Ukraine and its people, strengthen Western resolve, and bolster collective defense? Join the Atlantic Council for a conversation on how to better address the crisis with four former NATO Secretaries General: General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Lord George Robertson, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and Javier Solana.

Wednesday, June 15th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has deeply shaken the European security system, prompting, among many other changes, Sweden to pursue membership in NATO. How exactly has Moscow’s aggression changed Stockholm’s military priorities, and what does the future of Northern European security hold? Join the Hudson Institute for a conversation on these questions and more between Ambassador of Sweden to the United States Karin Olofsdotter and Senior Fellow Michael Doran.

Thursday, June 16th
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Did you know that U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers work domestically and internationally to help American businesses break into international markets? Join the American Foreign Service Association to learn more about the Foreign Commercial Service. They will host Yamilee Bastien to discuss her work as a Commercial Officer and how her work touches so many of us at home. 

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