WorldBoston Recommends: 6/20/2022 – 6/24/2022

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

Thursday, June 23rd
5:45 – 7:30 PM ET
Join WorldBoston at the Boston Public Library for our annual State of the State Department program. This special event is an opportunity to consider the U.S. State Department and American diplomacy within the context of U.S. national interests. This year’s program focuses on Public Diplomacy, and its relevance in a time of global challenges to democracy, and it will feature Stacy White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and Farah Pandith, Fellow of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and former first Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. Department of State.

Monday, June 20th
1:00 PM ET
As the impacts of the war in Ukraine continue to mount in Europe and the rest of the world, many people are asking the key question: What kind of polity has emerged from crises and challenges? Join the Royal Irish Academy for a discussion of three cases where the E.U. exercised collective power: Brexit, COVID-19, and the war in Ukraine. The program will feature Brigid Laffan, an internationally recognized expert on the European Union.

Tuesday, June 21st
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
Join the Brookings Institution as they host Maysa Jalbout, Erum Mariam, Viktoriia Gnap, Zarlasht Halaimzai, and David Edwards for a discussion of key questions about the humanitarian aspects of the war in Ukraine: Are the European countries neighboring Ukraine prepared to deliver education to millions of refugee children? What are the roles of teachers and civil society in responding to the crisis? What could Europe learn from other countries hosting large numbers of refugees?

Tuesday, June 21st
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Join the Heritage Foundation for a discussion of a new report from the National Association of Scholars, After Confucius Institutes: China's Enduring Influence on American Higher Education. The report documents the new ways in which the Chinese government exerts influence on American colleges and universities. The panel will feature the Honorable Jim Banks, Rachelle Peterson, and Michael Sobolik. Walter Lohman and Keith Whitaker will host. 

Wednesday, June 22nd
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
Join the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration with the U.K. Department for International Trade and the U.K. Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy for this Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue. Opening speakers will include Ambassador Jayme White, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; Gabriel Esparza, Associate Administrator for International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for North America.

Thursday, June 23rd
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Join the Institute of World Politics for a discussion of the Abraham Accords, a historic join statement signed in 2020 between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, and what they mean for the Middle East and Northern Africa. The program will feature Dr. Norman Bailey, Adjunct Professor of Economics and National Security at The Institute of World Politics.

Thursday, June 23rd
3:30 PM ET
Fertilizer shortages, sanctions, and disruptions of supply chains are combining to create severe food crises worldwide. Join the Atlantic Council for this event on the global food security crisis and its linkages to the war in Ukraine. The panel discussion includes Dr. Arif Husain of the United Nations World Food Program, Dina Esposito of the Mercy Corps, and Dr. Joseph Glauber of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

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