WorldBoston Recommends 8/1/22-8/5/22


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, August 2nd
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Religious restrictions and hostilities around the world have risen steadily over the past few decades. Join the United States Institute of Peace for a discussion of the modern causes, consequences, and possible solutions for freedom of religion. This event will feature an expert panel including Jonathan Fox, Jason Klocek, Samirah Majumdar, and Adam Nicholas Phillips.

Tuesday, August 2nd
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
The war in Ukraine, China's reaction in response, and the increased involvement of NATO all add to the complexity of today's changing global dynamics. Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall for their monthly political report with
Dan Schnur, Graduate Politics Professor at USC, UC Berkeley and Pepperdine, to discuss these situations and how they may further develop.

Wednesday, August 3rd
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
With so much going on right now, it's easy to lose track of what's happening around the world, and the historic and geopolitical contexts that have led to these current events. Join the International Relations Council to deepen your global knowledge and to nuance your understanding of today's international events. The conversation will be led by Jay Sjerven, President Emeritus of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City.

Wednesday, August 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Hudson Institute for a discussion centered around Walter Russell Mead's newly published history of U.S.-Israel relations, The Arc of a Covenant. This event will feature Walter Russell Mead and U.S. Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse to discuss the current trajectory of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and the future of U.S. grand strategy globally.

Thursday, August 4th
2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concern about Taiwan’s central node in global supply chains, U.S arms sales to Taiwan have assumed renewed and intense attention. Join The Heritage Foundation for a discussion of how best to protect Taiwan's security, featuring Walter Lohman, Lara Crouch, Dean Cheng, Rupert Hammond-Chambers, and General John M. “Jack” Keane.

Friday, August 5th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
Gustavo Petro will soon be inaugurated as as Colombia's president. He and vice-president Francia Marquez will face important economic, security, and social challenges during their term. How will they address these issues? And in what areas can the U.S. and Colombia cooperate in the near future? Join the Atlantic Council for this discussion, featuring Minister Maria Claudia Lacouture, Executive Director of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce.

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