WorldBoston Recommends 7/11/2022-7/15/2022

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
Tuesday, July 12th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
Time is running out in the global fight against climate change, but the fraught geopolitical landscape has prevented international cooperation. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a conversation between Sue Biniaz, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State, and Tino Cuéllar, CEIP President, on steps communities, nations, and institutions can take to preserve our shared future.
Wednesday, July 13th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
Join the Middle East Institute for this interactive fireside chat with Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Saade Chami to discuss the latest developments in Lebanon’s financial and socio-economic crises in light of the ongoing IMF negotiations. In a candid and open conversation, the head of Lebanon’s negotiating team with the IMF will discuss the pending hurdles and urgent steps needed to resolve — rather than just manage — Lebanon’s crisis of the century.
Wednesday, July 13th
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Join the World Affairs Councils of America when they host Jillian Haslam for a discussion of her new book, A Voice Out of Poverty. This memoir shares Haslam’s journey from growing up in poverty in the slums of Calcutta to completing her education to dedicating her life to addressing the root causes of poverty. Haslam is a renowned speaker, has appeared at countless prestigious organizations, and has received numerous awards.
Thursday, July 14th
9:30 – 11:00 AM ET
Since the early 1990s, Iran and Turkey have actively engaged in Central Asia, drawing on different sets of cultural, religious, and linguistic affinities. Join the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University to learn more about these growing relationships. The panel will feature Nicole Grajewski, Zhar Zardykhan, Francisco Olmos, and Suat Kiniklioglu, with moderators Bruce Pannier and Nargis Kassenova.
Thursday, July 14th
2:00 – 3:15 PM ET
Join the Brookings Institution for a conversation between the Honorable Mark T. Esper, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Secretary of the Army, and Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon. The discussion will focus on the 2018 and 2022 National Defense Strategies and how each prepares the force to strengthen deterrence against the U.S.’s most consequential strategic competitors.
Friday, July 15th
9:00 – 9:45 AM ET
Join the United States Institute of Peace for a bipartisan congressional dialogue on the U.S.’s response to the Chinese government’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. USIP President Lise Grande will moderate the discussion between Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Representative Young Kim (R-CA).
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