WorldBoston Recommends 8/29/22-9/2/22

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.
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Mary P. Yntema
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An (Air) Force to Be Reckoned With: Defense Strategy and Innovation

Monday, August 29th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

As war continues in Europe and China actively elevates threats to Taiwan, the US military’s strength and resilience is more important than ever. Join the American Enterprise Institute for a conversation with Mackenzie Eaglen and US Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. on Foreign Defense Policy and the Air Force’s actions to address rapidly the changing global threats.

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Strategic Patience: Sustainable Engagement with Afghanistan

Monday, August 29th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft to explore how the United States and its partners can develop an Afghanistan policy that is sustainable in the face of Taliban intransigence and ready to capitalize on fleeting moments of Taliban pragmatism. This topic will be discussed by an expert panel featuring Graeme Smith, Haroun Rahimi, Tara Moayed, Jordan Kane, and Adam Weinstein.


America’s Security Alliances with Michael O’Hanlon

Wednesday, August 31st

12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading for a conversation with Michael E. O’Hanlon, director of research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and adjunct professor at Columbia, Georgetown, and George Washington universities on

global security policy and the state of the world for the United States and its allies.


The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 31st

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

On the first anniversary of the U.S.-NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, join the World Affairs Councils of America when they host Elliot Ackerman, writer, journalist, former White House Fellow, and decorated veteran. Ackerman will discuss his new book, The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan, and his personal experience in the war-ravaged country.


A Conversation with Danish Minister of Defense Morten Bødskov 

Wednesday, August 31st

2:45 – 3:45 PM ET

Six months on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the future of transatlantic security is permanently changed, and all allies are adjusting their defense plans for this new era. Join the Atlantic Council as it features Minister of Defense for the Kingdom of Denmark H.E. Morten Bødskov to discuss the critical next steps for Ukraine and the Danish perspective on European security.

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Progressing Human Rights at the UN

Thursday, September 1st

8:30 – 10:00 AM ET

In the nearly 75 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations and its member states have worked to address human rights violations, but member state action differs significantly across countries. Join the Stimson Center for a timely discussion of the link between state commitments to the UN and follow-up domestic action.


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