WorldBoston Recommends 8/22/22-8/26/22

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

Asia’s New Leaders and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Monday, August 22nd

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Since the election of President Biden, the Philippines, Australia, South Korea, Japan have all elected new leaders, while China is preparing to renew Xi Jinping’s presidency for an unprecedented third term. Join the Hudson Institute and its expert panel featuring Hayley Channer, Richard Javad Heydarian, Min Joo Kim, and Dr. Kei Koga to discuss what these new leaders mean for freedom and the future of the region.


What's Happening in Yemen?

Wednesday, August 24th

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The civil war in Yemen, now in its seventh year, has had major humanitarian and geopolitical impacts on the country and the Middle East region. Despite the urgency of the crisis, many people still know very little about the situation. Join the International Relations Council to learn more about Yemen during this discussion between Colonel Frank J. Kilmas and Dr. Michael Makara.


Advancing Prosperity, Sustainability, and US Leadership in Outer Space

Wednesday, August 24th

2:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Join the Atlantic Council for a conversation about the current state and future trajectory of the space industrial base amid crowding and competition in the domain. A panel of experts including Major General John M. Olson, Mandy Vaughn, Steven J. Butow, Colonel Eric Felt, Steven Grundman and Dr. Mir Sadat will focus on how the United States can maintain its competitive edge in the space domain.


International Order and Disorder with Anja Manuel

Thursday, August 25th

10:00 – 10:45 AM ET

The international order is shifting. Besides COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to major crises that threaten global stability, and tensions are rising across the globe in the Taiwan Strait. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as it features Anja Manuel, former diplomat, author, and advisor on foreign policy to discuss the threats to global stability and how the United States could respond.

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine with Ambassador John Kornblum 

Thursday, August 25th

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Join the Tennessee World Affairs Council as they feature John Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Professor Marieta Velikova, and Dr. Breck Walker to discuss the latest of US-Russian relations, the state of the war in Ukraine, and the situation inside Russia.


The US Marine Corps, the National Defense Strategy, and the Future of Expeditionary Warfare

Friday, August 26th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

China’s growing maritime influence in the Indo-Pacific has underscored the need for new approaches to the complex security landscape. Join the Brookings Institution for a discussion of the future of the U.S. Marine Corps, its efforts to adapt to emerging geopolitical threats, and its ability to provide credible deterrence, featuring U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Amy Mcgrath, Michael E. O'Hanlon, and Melanie Sission.


Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival

In-Person Event

Saturday, August 28th

2:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Join Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe and the Sky International Center to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day. Learn more about Ukrainian history, culture, and hospitality during this festive, outdoor occasion featuring live musical performances, dancing, art, food, and more.


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