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May 2017

Nuclear Risks and Opportunities Under President Trump: North Korea and Beyond

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Nuclear Risks and Opportunities Under President Trump: North Korea and Beyond Featuring:  Joseph Cirincione President, Ploughshares Fund and Jon Wolfsthal, Resident Fellow Belfer Center at Harvard and Carnegie Endowment Registration for this event has ended. Thanks for your interest! Discussion and Reception  Join nuclear experts and Washington insiders Jon Wolfsthal and Joe Cirincione as they discuss the current administration’s opportunities and challenges in addressing nuclear threats.  Over more than three decades, the world saw a steady reduction in the number of…

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June 2017
Free

An Evening with Yotam Polizer, IsraAID

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mintz Levin, One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Discussion and Reception Featuring: Yotam Polizer Co-Chief Executive Officer, IsraAID Since September 2015, IsraAID has sent over 60 medical and psycho-social professionals to Lesvos Island to support the emergency medical and psychological needs of the refugees that are arriving via dangerous routes. IsraAID's primarily Arabic-speaking mobile relief teams are tasked with providing medical treatment and grief counseling for those that carry the scars of more than 5 years of war. IsraAID also provided humanitarian relief to victims of the tsunami…

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Free

International Affairs Happy Hour

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
District Hall Lounge, 75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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This event is at capacity and registration has closed. Thanks for your interest, and keep an eye out for upcoming happy hours in July and August!

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July 2017

WACA KNOW NOW: Supreme Court & Travel Ban

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

WACA KNOW NOW: Supreme Court & Travel Ban A Conference Call Discussion Susan Cohen Founder and Chair, Immigration Practice, Mintz Levin Wednesday, July 12 2:00-2:30pm On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court not only decided to hear the Administration’s case on the proposed travel ban in October, but also allowed a limited ban to take effect on June 29.  While the Court has yet to rule, even in the interim, many questions are emerging. For example, travelers from affected countries…

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A Conversation with Saudi Microbiologist Dr. Hosam Zowawi

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal Sonesta, 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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A Conversation with Microbiologist, Dr. Hosam Zowawi Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:00-7:30pm   Register here! Join WorldBoston for a talk from visiting Saudi microbiologist Dr. Hosam Zowawi. The main event will take place at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a hosted reception until 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Hosam Zowawi is a clinical microbiologist working on the issue of antibiotic-resistant microbes through cutting edge research and raising awareness in…

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October 2017

8th Annual Consuls Reception

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 31st Floor – Harborview Room, 600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Join us for our 8th Annual Consuls Reception! featuring keynote speaker Adm. James Stavridis Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO October 19, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Harborview Room, 31st Floor 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 We are at capacity for this event and ticket sales are now closed. To be added to the waitlist, please email tluly@worldboston.org. Thanks for your interest! WorldBoston’s annual Consuls Reception, in honor…

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Chat and Chowder | Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McDermott Will & Emery, 28 State St
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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Featuring: William Drozdiak Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Former editor of the Washington Post Registration for this event has closed - thanks for your interest! How can the United States learn from crisis after crisis happening in Europe? The Eurozone is threatening to pull apart; Russia annexed Crimea and does all it can to interfere with Western elections across the world; Marine Le Pen's National Front won a record 34 percent of the French vote despite losing the position of prime minister; Europe is…

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September 2017

Chat and Chowder | Gorbachev: His Life and Times

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McDermott Will & Emery, 28 State St
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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Featuring: William Taubman Pulitzer Prize Winner, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College Registration for this event has closed. Thanks for your interest! Gorbachev is the definitive biography of the Soviet Union's final leader, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Khrushchev. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev oversaw the collapse of one of the greatest superpowers in human history. This novel delves into everything that led up to that monumental moment, and paints a complicated portrait of the man at the center…

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Free

International Day of Peace

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hostelling International, 19 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Join us as local non-profit organizations come together to discuss peace-related topics in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Also known as “Peace Day,” September 21st was established as an international holiday in 1981 by the United Nations. The UN General Assembly devoted the holiday to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Speakers include: Mary Yntema, President & CEO, WorldBoston (moderator) Jessica Morris, Community Engagement Fellow, U.S. Fund…

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Great Decisions | Saudi Arabia in Transition

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Featuring: Karen Eliott House Adjunct Sr. Fellow, Belfer Center at Harvard University; Former Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal RSVP here! As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to its drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to bring new ideas and a new future to his country. These changes include focusing on younger generations and potentially bringing change to old customs, including allowing women to drive. During this transition of power and ideas, from one leader…

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