WorldBoston Recommends: 6/6/2022 – 6/10/2022

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 6th
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET
Join the Asia Society Policy Institute and the Washington International Trade Association as they host Ambassador Katherine Tai, the United States Trade Representative. Her remarks will focus on the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, announced during President Biden's trip to Asia, and critical trade issues in advance of the Summit of the Americas and the 12th World Trade Organization Ministerial.

Monday, June 6th
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
Join the United States Institute of Peace for a conversation with U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten following her recent visit to Ukraine. During the visit, Special Representative Patten signed a Framework of Cooperation between the government of Ukraine and the United Nations to support conflict-related sexual violence prevention and response efforts.

Tuesday, June 7th
5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
The current debate about China's overseas lending and grant-giving activities is primarily guided by opinion and conjecture rather than rigorous evidence. Join the Hoover Institution for this discussion featuring Dr. Brad Parks, Executive Director of AidData, a research lab at the College of William and Mary. His remarks will focus on a new dataset of international development finance from China that captures 13,427 projects worth $843 billion across 165 countries over 18 years.

Wednesday, June 8th
12:30 – 5:30 PM ET
Join the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA for a conference that will convene experts and senior leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the collective defense of democracy in the Americas, featuring President Gabriel Boric of Chile. This regional democracy dialogue, taking place on the margins of the Summit of the Americas, is designed to generate and advance realistic policy recommendations to improve the charter's application by OAS member states. 

Thursday, June 9th
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Join WorldOregon for an insightful discussion with foreign policy historian Michael Mandelbaum. He will explore the evolution of foreign policy through four distinct periods, each defined by a consistent increase in American power relative to other countries, laid out in his recent book: The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower.

Friday, June 10th
11:00 AM ET
With Russia preparing for the next phase of the war, join the Atlantic Council as they host Molly Montgomery, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and Svitlana Zalischuk, Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Naftogaz. They will unpack the effectiveness of sanctions implemented on Russia's war machine thus far and the prospects for expanding sanctions in the future.

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