WorldBoston Recommends 6/17/24 – 6/21/24

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
Research is a MUST: Building science capacity in Malawi
Wednesday, June 19
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Hosted by Seeding Labs, this event will feature Dr. Gama Bandawe, a virologist and founding head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST). He will share his experience with establishing Malawi’s newest university and their efforts to create the infrastructure for locally led science to transform the future of health in Malawi. Come to support a friend of WorldBoston!
Monday, June 17
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Following the resumed conflict between Iran-aligned troops and the U.S. military in Iraq, what does the future hold for international security? Learn more at the Quincy Institute‘s next event, featuring experts Sajad Jiyad, Simona Foltyn, Mohammed Shummary, and Steven Simon.
Monday, June 17
6:00 PM ET
In 2022, India surpassed the United Kingdom as the fifth largest economy in the world. Discover India’s role in the global economy in a Commonwealth Club for World Affairs book talk, featuring author T.V. Paul to talk about his new book The Unfinished Quest. Paul is a international relations professor at McGill University.
Tuesday, June 18
9:00 AM ET
Despite its pivotal importance, religious freedom is scarcely addressed within the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and has notably been absent from global policy discussions on international development. Join the Atlantic Council for this timely event, featuring Msgr. Anthony Onyemuche Ekpo, Prof. Fabio Petito, Amb. Robert Řehák, HH Khaleefa Muhammadu Sanusi II and many more.
Thursday, June 20
10:00 – 11:30 PM ET
Despite the biggest surge in global interest rates in 40 years, the global economy appears to have escaped a much-feared recession or stagflation. Yet, more than four years after the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains unclear whether the world is back on a reliable path to prosperity. What should we expect in the next year or two—and beyond? Join Brookings for an event featuring Hanan Morsy, Joyce Chang, M. Ayhan Kose, and Mila Skulkina.
Thursday, June 20
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Given the reality of conflict all around the globe, what are the on-the-ground realities of providing care in a conflict zone? Join the Vermont Council on World Affairsfor an event centering on the impact of conflict on public health and wellbeing, featuring experts Leonard Rubenstein, Katia Vieira de Moraes LaCasse, and Matthew Weinburke.
Friday, June 21
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Although Latin America’s economies have stabilized since the COVID-19 pandemic, economic growth in most of the region has stalled, and its forecasted growth rates are the lowest of any region in the world, leading to greater poverty and inequality. Join the Hudson Institute for a conversation with World Bank economists William Maloney and Elena Ianchovichinaon how productivity gains could help accelerate economic growth in Latin America.
On Thursday, June 27th, The Fletcher School will host Boston Summerfest, an annual forum for prospective students interested in graduate programs in international affairs. The event will include a panel presentation with alumni from each program, as well as a networking reception where there will be the opportunity to speak with current students, alumni, and admissions representatives from each school. 
On June 27th, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host their annual Carnegie Africa Forum to discuss Africa’s role in the era of climate change, evolving great power competition, and the digital revolution. The special one day event is both virtual and in-person at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C and is completely free of charge. 
Cato University is the Cato Institute’s premier educational event for college students, including undergraduate, masters, and doctorate students. Each program will explore classical liberal philosophy as a foundation for considering current policy issues. Benefits include room and board, 20+ hours of academic programming, networking opportunities, resources for further study, and a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the program. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 
On July 8th, Foreign Policy will host a free in-person and virtual conference on issues concerning NATO. As nations gather for the 75th anniversary of NATO, Foreign Policy will host programming that brings together voices from the areas of defense, government, intelligence, and the private sector to examine the alliance 75 years on and delve into the future of security across the Atlantic and beyond. 
The Council on Foreign Relations has opened their applications for the prestigious International Affairs Fellowship. Designed for mid-career professionals, this fellowship includes a placement with a professional resource in-person for 12 months. Fellows should anticipate a $120000 stipend for the entire year, with no other employee benefits, including health insurance. Interested candidates can apply between August 15th and October 31st, 2024.
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, Manager of Global Engagement and Operations.
  • WorldBoston’s #BostonPhotoFriday: We want to see your pictures of Boston! As part of our #BostonPhotoFriday series, we would like to feature our community’s photos on our social media. For more information, please email Harrison Zeiberg, Manager of Global Engagement and Operations. 
  • 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.
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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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