WorldBoston Recommends 6/27/2022-7/1/2022

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
Monday, June 27th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
As Beijing grows more ambitious, the U.S. must take measures to protect national security and interests. Join the American Enterprise Institute for a conversation with General Joseph L. Votel and Anthony Vinci. They will examine the current state of our great-power competition and the actions necessary for the US to address the rapidly changing economic and security environment.
Monday, June 27th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
What perspectives and priorities does Finland bring to Nordic security and the West? What can it tell us about Russia’s vision for the world? And how does it see its role within the NATO alliance and the evolution of security and defense more generally? Join the Hudson Institute for a conversation with Finland’s Ambassador to the United States, Mikko Hautala, to discuss these questions and more.
Tuesday, June 28th
8:30 – 9:30 AM ET
What is the current U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration, and how has it impacted trade? How have China’s closed borders impacted U.S. businesses and supply chains? Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut for a discussion featuring Ambassador Paul W. Speltz (Ret.) and Jeffrey Goldstein about the way forward for U.S.-China trade relations and business.
Wednesday, June 29th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the United States Institute for Peace for a conversation on the vulnerabilities of gender and sexual minorities in conflict settings and the path toward their meaningful inclusion in peacebuilding. The discussion will focus on how we can better integrate the protection of LGBTQ+ persons into broader security initiatives. Speakers include Lise Grande, Jessica Stern, Kathleen Coogan, Jay Gilliam, and Neela Ghoshal.
Wednesday, June 29th
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Join the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg for this event on the humanitarian crisis that the war in Ukraine has caused. The program will feature Tamara Demuria, Chief Humanitarian Officer at Corus International, a group of organizations that actively respond to humanitarian crises worldwide.
Thursday, June 30th
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Join the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for the launch of the State Department’s Learning Agenda, a systematic plan to answer questions critical to achieving the agency’s strategic objectives. The launch will feature Ambassador Victoria Nuland as a keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion including David Connolly, Eric Rosenbach, Barbara Bodine, Douglas Pitkin, and Dafna Rand.
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