WorldBoston Recommends 7/25/22-7/29/22

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

Monday, July 25th
12:30 – 1:45 PM ET
Join Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies for a discussion of Algeria's complex history with the postwar European Economic Community and what its past inclusion means for extracontinental membership in today’s European Union. This event will feature Megan Brown, Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel, and Peo Hansen.

Tuesday, July 26th
10:00 – 11:15 AM ET
Join the World Affairs Forum for a timely conversation about Global Intelligence. In an effort to combat disinformation, with the help of Aric Toler of Bellingcat, this session will focus on the integrity and democratizing potential of the world's information ecosystem, particularly with regard to next generation tools, technology, and platforms used to collect, analyze, and verify data.

Tuesday, July 26th
2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
The widespread drug epidemic in Syria is creating a drug crisis along Jordan’s borders and empowering illicit activities of the Assad regime, a close client of Russia, Iran, and China. Join The Heritage Foundation
for a discussion on the scale of the problem and realistic actions the United States can take to mitigate the damage. The discussion will feature Congressman French Hill, Dr. Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis, and Caroline Rose.

Wednesday, July 27th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Hoover Institution for a discussion of Singapore’s economic and social innovations, the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, the competition with revanchist authoritarian powers, and how to preserve peace and promote prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region. To examine this, H. R. McMaster will be joined by Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Member of Parliament.

Wednesday, July 27th
4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Cold War conflicts left a mark in Central America that can still be felt today. On this occasion, the United States Institute of Peace will dive into a discussion about the human consequences of these wars and the continuing search for Central American peace, specifically in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The panel will include award winning journalists Bill Gentile, Robert Nickelsberg, and José Luis Sanz.

Friday, July 29th
10:00 – 11:15 AM ET
Join the Brookings Institution for a discussion on US-Colombia relations in the face of Gustavo Petro's incoming administration. Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Juan Carlos Pinzón, will be joined by Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown to talk about the countries' relations, and how they can work together to address the international drug trade and Colombia’s escalating armed conflict.

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