WorldBoston Recommends 9/5/22-9/9/22

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

Can a Ukrainian Counteroffensive Turn the Tide in Russia’s War?

Tuesday, September 6th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Six months into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, has the war hit a stalemate or is a breakthrough on the horizon for Ukraine? Join the Atlantic Council for a discussion of recent developments in the war with an expert panel featuring Melinda Haring, Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, General Philip Breedlove, Dara Massicot, Vivian Salama, and Ukraine's former Minister of Defense Andriy Zagorodnyuk.


Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China

Wednesday, September 7th

10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Tensions continue to rise between China and the US over Taiwan, putting global order in question. Join the American Enterprise Institute as it features Dr. Michael Beckley and Dr. Hal Brands to discuss their new book Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China, exploring the trajectory of the US-China rivalry and how much danger it may bring in the next decade. 


Cambridge Carnival Jamboree

In-Person Event

Wednesday, September 7th

5:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Join the Cambridge Carnival International in celebration of the contributions of Caribbean residents of Cambridge and to recognize the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean diaspora. The Carnival Jamboree will feature music, dance performances, and more.


Conversation with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský

Thursday, September 8th

10:30 – 11:00 AM ET

Join the German Marshall Fund for a conversation with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Heather Conley, President of GMF, on the foreign policy and diplomatic priorities of the Czech Republic under its current Presidency, as it focuses on enhancing transatlantic and European support for Ukrainians and strengthening democratic, economic, and energy resilience in Europe.


From Ukraine to Taiwan: Charting a New US-Japan Alliance 

Thursday, September 8th

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

At this critical moment for Ukraine and Taiwan, how can Japan and the United States align their strategic goals to maintain peace and stability? Join the Hudson Institute

for a conversation between H.R. McMaster and Kunihiko Miyake about the past, present and future of the US-Japan Alliance. 


Capping the Price of Russian Oil: Will It Happen? Will It Succeed?

Friday, September 9th

2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

To limit Russia’s revenues but keep its oil flowing, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries are pursuing a U.S. Treasury proposal to cap the price of Russian oil. Join the Brooking Institution as it hosts Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and an expert panel to explore this proposal.


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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