WorldBoston Recommends 6/3/24 – 6/7/24

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
Monday, June 3
6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Join us on the eve of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections as Consul General Mustafa Soykurt of France and Consul General Sonja Kreibich of Germany discuss the future of NATO and the future of Europe. Please note that due to an unforeseen facilities problem at the Boston Public Library, this program will now take place virtually on Zoom webinar only.
Hybrid Event
Tuesday, June 11
6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss his new book The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East.
Tuesday, June 4
3:30 PM ET
On June 2, Mexico, the United States’ top trading partner, will elect its next president. This could serve as the launching pad for renewed strategies to address mutual areas of interest. Join the Atlantic Councilto discuss the potential outcomes of Mexico’s new administration, featuring U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salaza.
Tuesday, June 4
7:00 – 8:30 PM ET
June 4, 2024, marks the 35th anniversary of the violent, military suppression of peaceful, student-led protests in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere across the People’s Republic of China. Join the Hoover Institution to reflect on the history and impact of June 4th, 1989 and the broader struggle for freedom and democracy in greater China, featuring experts Rowena He, Perry Link, and Liu Xiaobo.
Wednesday, June 5
2:30 – 3:30 PM ET
How will the Indian election shape U.S.-India relations at a time when growing global tensions have put a spotlight on how India will navigate its international relationships as well as address concerns about authoritarian trends within the international community? Join New America when they host author Meenakshi Ahamed to talk about her new book A Matter of Trust: India-US Relations from Truman to Trump.
Thursday, June 6
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Delve into the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change, including the hindrance to the development of housing, food security, and policy protocols, by attending the Vermont Council on World Affairs‘ event, featuring expert speakers including Tegan Blaine, Mook Bangalore, and moderated by Michael Igoe.
Thursday, June 6
6:00 – 6:45 PM ET
The economies of the U.S. and China are incredibly interconnected, while at the same time the two countries have a contentious relationship. How should the US approach competition with China in the next decade to ensure its own security and prosperity? Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairsfor a special event featuring Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.
Friday, June 7
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Following the recent passing of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran was hurdled toward a more hard-line direction that threatened to bring the Middle East into more complex regional conflict. What are the next steps for Iran, a major player in the complicated tensions of the Middle East? Learn more by joining WorldOregon when they host author Robert Asaadi.
Join the Center for a New American Security for their annual National Security Conference: High Stakes. This virtual conference will explore current global security challenges with discussions on artificial intelligence, economic statecraft, the defense industrial base, simultaneous deterrence, and more. The conference will feature a variety of panels and speakers, and will take place completely virtually on June 6th from 9:00 AM – 5:15PM. The conference is free and open to the public.
The Middle East Institute is offering a graduate fellowship for the 2024 – 2025 academic year, focusing on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs. Graduate fellows should be a current graduate student in a master’s or PhD program in international affairs, political science, economics, Middle East/Arab studies, or a related discipline. Applicants can also be a recent graduate from a four-year undergraduate or graduate program with equivalent experience. Interested candidates must submit a research proposal outlining their proposed research agenda. Applications are due by June 14th.
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, Community Engagement Manager.
  • 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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