WorldBoston Recommends 9/19/22-9/23/22

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

Chat & Chowder with Serhii Plohky | Atoms and Ashes: A Global History of Nuclear Disasters

In-Person Event

Tuesday, September 20th

6:00 – 7:30 PM 

Join us for an engaging evening of international affairs, networking, and, of course, chowder! WorldBoston's Chat & Chowder series is an excellent opportunity to hear from leading minds in foreign affairs and meet other globally engaged citizens. We invite you to attend our upcoming installment, featuring Serhii Plokhy, Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, to learn more about historic nuclear disasters and the path forward for the nuclear industry. Tickets are only $10 per person for student groups of 3 or more, using the code EDUdiscount at checkout.


A Conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Monday, September 19th

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

On the verge of the United Nations General Assembly this month and the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit in December, join  the Atlantic Council as it welcomes Dr. Denis Mukwege, a world-renowned obstetrician and gynecologist and human rights activist from the Congo, to discuss his vision and expectations of the international community in an ever-changing world.


Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for Mexico

Tuesday, September 20th

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

In recognition of Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, join the World Affairs Council of Seattle for a discussion of Mexico's biggest challenges and opportunities. The event will feature Salomon Chertorivski, a member of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies and former Secretary of Health of Mexico and Lila Abed, Mexico Institute Deputy Director at Wilson Center.

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Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy

In-Person Event

September 20-22

Join the International Trade Administration for this year's Discover Global Markets business development forum, the U.S. Department of Commerce's annual flagship event for U.S. exporters, to learn about markets and models as they focus on developing sustainable blue industries. The forum will feature commerce and trade experts from all over the world.


Ukraine – A Test of the Multilateral System

Wednesday, September 21st

5:30 – 7:00 PM ET

Amid ongoing geopolitical and market instability, Foreign Policy, will bring together leading policymakers, development practitioners, and investors, including Dr. Arif Husain, Mark Malloch-Brown, Satya S. Tripathi, and Ravi Agrawal for a discussion of the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and how multilateral institutions can identify targeted strategies to quell the crisis and more effectively support the world’s most vulnerable.


A Conversation with Ukrainian and U.S. Ambassadors

Thursday, September 22nd

6:00 – 10:00 PM ET

In the face of Ukrainian advances and persistent global tension surrounding Russia's war in Ukraine, join the Peoria Area World Affairs Council and the Tennessee World Affairs Council as they feature

Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, and John Herbst, former US Ambassador to Ukraine to discuss the current situation and possible paths forward.


A Conversation with His Excellency Rashad al-Alimi of the Republic of Yemen

Friday, September 23rd

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Join the Middle East Institute as it hosts Rashad al-Alimi, Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) President, for a conversation with former Ambassador of the U.S to Yemen Gerald Feierstein. The discussion will focus on an assessment of the PLC's performance after its first six months in power and its role moving forward in the negotiations to end the war.


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 Drug Policy in Latin America, featuring Dr. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

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.

Great Decisions on Changing Demographics, featuring Dr. Jennifer D. Sciubba, Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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