WorldBoston Recommends 7/18/22-7/22/22

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 19th
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Join WorldBoston and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for an outdoor evening of networking with other globally- (and marine- !) minded professionals. Appetizers and beverages will be provided to enjoy with Boston Harbor’s sights and breezes! We have reached registration capacity, but we invite you to join the waitlist in case space opens up before the event.
Tuesday, July 19th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
More than a decade ago, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution gave hope to the Arab world, yet since July 2021, Tunisia’s trajectory has taken an increasingly worrisome reversal, President Kais Saied has claimed all executive power. Join the Cato Institute to discuss these recent changes and Tunisia’s future in an expert panel discussion with Monica Marks, Radwan A. Masmoudi, Doug Bandow, and Mustafa Akyol.
Wednesday, July 20th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
A transitioning post-Merkel Germany, increased importance of NATO, the continued Russia-Ukraine conflict, as well as Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO all add to the complexity of Europe’s transition period. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to discuss the effects of these factors on the future of the continent, featuring specialists Benedetta Berti, Marc Pierini, Sinan Ülgen, and Maha Yahya.
Wednesday, July 20th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Hoover Institution for a discussion with the Honorable H.R McMaster, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Ine Eriksen, Norway’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense. They will talk about the
geopolitical realities after Russia’s renewed invasion of Ukraine and implications for European security, the European Union, NATO, and the transatlantic relationship.
Thursday, July 21st
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Upon the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty’s (NPT) Tenth Review Conference, Ambassador Adam Scheinman, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, along with Dr. William Potter, will discuss our world’s most pressing nuclear challenges and how the United States and its partners can rise to meet them. Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall to learn more.
Thursday, July 21st
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Join the Atlantic Council for a conversation with H.E. Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of Finland to the United States and H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. The discussion will focus on the implications of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, emphasizing how the Nordic countries’ modern capabilities will provide opportunities that affect European security and global dynamics.
In-Person Event
Saturday, July 23rd
Sunday, July 24th
Starting at 9:00 AM ET
The Boston Unity Cup is a city-wide adult soccer tournament celebrating Boston’s diverse international community and shared passion for sport. Hosted with local leaders, community organizations, non-profit programs, and the City of Boston Mayor’s Office. Watch the games, enjoy activities like the Parade of Nations, and get to know local resources!
Have you taken our What in the World? quiz yet this week?
Test your international affairs knowledge! Check @WorldBoston on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every Monday, or email Natalie Mase to receive the quiz by email every week.
For last week’s high scores and more information visit our website here.
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. This week, we have a new video posted:

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