WorldBoston Recommends 8/8/22-8/12/22

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, August 7th
7:00 PM ET
The Ukraine War has crystalized a new and threatening era, and there is a total absence of U.S.-Russian “strategic stability” arrangements. At the same time, NATO’s new Strategic Concept named China as a “challenge” to the rules based order, and questions about Taiwan are continuing to escalate. Join Massachusetts Peace Action for a discussion of these pressing topics, featuring two leaders in the peace movement, Reiner Braun and Phillis Bennis.

Tuesday, August 9th
9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
The May 2022 U.S.-Republic of Korea Summit between President Joe Biden and President Yoon Suk-yeol revitalized previous bilateral commitments to establish a joint working group to address cyber-enabled financial crime, but neither side has publicly announced any notable progress. Join the Center for New American Security for a discussion of the key issues and policy recommendations. The event will feature experts Nick Carlsen, Dr. Kim So Jeong, and Jason Bartlett.

Tuesday, August 9th
10:00 – 11:30 AM ET
While China, India, and Pakistan have long had competitive and often antagonistic relationships, the significant transformation of each nation’s nuclear capabilities complicates their geopolitical rivalries. Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a discussion of recent nuclear developments in these countries and their global implications, featuring Ashley J. Tellis, Rabia Akhtar, Rakesh Sood, and Tong Zhao, moderated by Evan A. Feigenbaum. 

Wednesday, August 10th
11:00 AM ET
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is preparing to convene its 20th Party Congress, which will reveal if Xi Jinping will be reappointed for a precedent-breaking third term as leader, as well as set the direction for Chinese policy for the next five years. Join the Asia Society for a conversation about what to expect from China's upcoming 20th Party Congress. Featuring Asia Society President Kevin Rudd, Chris Johnson, and Dr. Ling Li.

Wednesday, August 10th
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join the Hoover Institution for an episode of its Battlegrounds series discussing human rights law, the dire situation in Afghanistan, and what more might be done to foster peace and protect innocents. This event will be hosted by H. R. McMaster, the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, along with Nader Nadery, a former member of the peace negotiation team for the Afghanistan Doha Peace Process and senior advisor to the Afghan president on public, strategic affairs, and human rights.

Thursday, August 11th
11:30 AM ET
Join Black Professionals in International Affairs for an informational, hands-on program designed to prepare you for a career in international affairs with the U.S. Government. Ms. Danica Starks, Senior U.S. Commercial Liaison and Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank and Head of the Commerce Department’s Multilateral Development Bank Group, will lead the masterclass.

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