WorldBoston Recommends 9/12/22-9/16/22

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

WorldBoston's 13th Annual Consuls Reception

In-Person Event

Wednesday, September 14th

6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Join the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England at the first in-person Consuls Reception since 2019, featuring scheduled keynote remarks by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu at the beautiful Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

The Consuls Reception celebrates the Consular Corps and WorldBoston's mission to foster international engagement and global cooperation. Come join other internationally-minded community members over delicious light fare and drinks at this landmark event in Boston's international calendar!

FLASH SALE! From now until the end of ticket sales, students can purchase a discounted ticket for only $40.


Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control

Monday, September 12th

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

The Chinese Communist Party is launching a new era of social control based on the power of digital surveillance. Where is the line between digital utopia and digital police state? Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a conversation with award-winning journalists Josh Chin and Liza Lin to discuss their findings in their new book, Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control. 


The Future of Industrialization in a Post-Pandemic World

Tuesday, September 13th

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

Industrialization is essential for generating jobs and eliminating poverty and hunger in developing countries. However, the governments in most developing countries will have fewer resources to use industrial policies in the post-pandemic recovery. Join Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies as it features Justin Yifu Lin, Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University, for a discussion on what countries in the Global South can do to counteract this challenge.


A Conversation with Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter

Tuesday, September 13th

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Join the World Affairs Councils of America as it presents a conversation with Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S. and WACA President & CEO, Bill Clifford on Sweden's path to NATO membership, a close-run Swedish general election held September 11, the greening of Nordic economies, and Swedish-U.S. trade relations.


Leaving Afghanistan

Thursday, September 15th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

One year after the Taliban's takeover of Kabul, many stories have yet to be told. Join New America as it features Humaira Rahbin, Mir Abdullah Miri, Vanessa Gezari, and Candace Rondeaux to learn more about how eight extraordinary young Afghans, a group of veteran American war correspondents, and dozens of newsroom volunteers banded together across five time zones to make sure the stories of Afghanistan’s best and brightest continue to be heard.


Great Power Competition in the Polycentric World

In-Person Event

Thursday, September 15th

5:30 – 7:15 PM ET

Join the Fletcher School at Tufts University as it address the emerging era of interstate rivalry. The discussion will examine shifts in the global economic and security order, with attention to U.S. policy and the role of the Global South. After opening remarks from Fletcher Dean Rachel Kyte and AAD President Ambassador Ronald Neumann, a panel discussion will feature Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal, Ambassador Kathleen Doherty, and Admiral James Foggo.


Marking the CIA’s 75th Anniversary: Espionage, Covert Action, Scandal, and Triumph

Friday, September 16th

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

This September, the Central Intelligence Agency will celebrate its 75th birthday. The intervening years have been marked by numerous high profile and under-the-radar espionage cases, covert action, scandals, and triumphs. Join the Belfer Center's Intelligence Project for a full-day conference to engage with an illustrious group of intelligence authors, scholars, and retired high-ranking practitioners to discuss the past and potential future of the agency.


Have you taken our What in the World? quiz yet this week?

Test your international affairs knowledge! Check @WorldBoston on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every Monday, or email Natalie Mase to receive the quiz by email every week.

For last week's high scores and more information visit our website here.


Check out our event recordings!

Video recordings of our events are available on our YouTube Channel, thanks to the excellent work of our media partners at GBH Forum Network.

The State of the State Department & Public Diplomacy with Stacy E. White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Farah Pandith, Fellow of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center.


Great Decisions on Russia and the U.S. featuring Dr. Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Chat & Chowder with Martin S. Indyk on: “Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy”

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