WorldBoston Recommends 6/24/24 – 6/28/24

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
Tuesday, June 25
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join us for WorldBoston‘s annual event The State of the State Department, this year focusing on National Security. For this discussion, we are honored to host Deputy Secretary Richard Verma, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and Dr. Monica Duffy Toft, Academic Dean and Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School and Co-Author of Dying by the Sword: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy.
Monday, June 24
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Can Israeli-Saudi normalization be a game-changer in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts? Join the Middle East Institute for a panel featuring Asher Kaufman, Nimrod Goren, Aziz Alghashian, Michal Yaari, and Huda Abuarquob. 
Wednesday, June 26
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Security concerns have become the defining feature of the U.S.-China economic relationship. Join the Center for a New American Securityfor a timely discussion, featuring Peter Harrell, Emily Kilcrease, Adam Tong, and Geoffrey Gertz. 
Thursday, June 27
8:00 – 9:00 AM ET
Despite the region attracting significant climate finance, current flows are nowhere near the total estimated need for Asia’s economy. Moreover, the scope and nature of needs varies immensely across Asia’s many subregions. Join the Asia Society Policy Institute when they host Chantale Yok-Min Wongand Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu.
Thursday, June 27
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Join the Black Professionals in International Affair‘s salon dinner, featuring Johnny Sawyer. This event is off the record and meant to be an opportunity for mid-career Black professionals to learn pathways and best practices on excelling into senior leadership.
Friday, June 28
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Since Russia’s attack on Ukraine, how has Germany’s foreign policy outlook changed? Is the change in Berlin’s attitude toward Russia specifically? Or has their stance on economic interdependence and dialogue as a pacifying force changed more generally? Join the Hudson Institute for a timely event featuring Thomas Bagger and Peter Rough.
Friday, June 28
6:00 – 8:30 PM ET
Join the Museum of Science and Café des Sciences Boston for an exciting evening of learning and discussion around the science of women’s sports medicine, featuring a panel of medical and athletic experts followed by an engaging reception with Dr. Guillaume Chebion, Dr. Patrick Couchot, Marie-Ange Brumelot, and Lauren Kuntz.
Want the chance to be a part of WorldBoston’s Dinner Diplomacy program? Engage with international professionals of visiting delegations for a meal at your home. We have many opportunities this summer to get involved! Hosting visitors in an informal setting allows you to meet distinguished visitors from all over the world and learn more about their country, culture, and field of professional expertise. Dinner Diplomacy can take various forms, from brunch to afternoon tea to a sit-down dinner with small groups. Reach out to Sarah Sibley, Vice President of Citizen Diplomacy ( to learn more about upcoming supper hosting opportunities!
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.
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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