March 7              Reception with Henrique Meirelles




WorldBoston and Brazil-Today hosted a reception with Henrique Meirelles, recent Chairman of the Banco Central do Brasil--Brazil's equivalent of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Mr. Meirelles held this position from 2003-2010, and is credited with playing an instrumental role in enabling Brazil's recent high rate of economic growth.


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Wednesday, June 25:


The System Worked:

How the World Stopped Another
Great Depression

A chat with the Fletcher School's

Professor Daniel Drezner



In The System Worked, renowned international relations expert Daniel Drezner contends that despite the massive scale and reverberations of the Great Recession, the global economy has bounced back remarkably well. Bucking conventional wisdom, Drezner rehabilitates the image of the much-maligned global economic governance institutions and demolishes some of the most dangerous myths about the financial crisis. While the global economy is still fragile, Drezner argues that these institutions survived the "stress test," and may have become even more resilient and valuable in the process.

Where:  Downtown Harvard Club
               1 Federal St., 38 Fl., Boston 02110
Date:     Wednesday, June 25
Time:     5:30 - 7:00 pm
$15 WorldBoston Members
$25 General Admission
Admission includes program, non-alcoholic beverages, and
a trio of the Club's delicious chowders.
RSVP required

May 15: Nuclear Nightmares ~ A chat with Ploughshares' Joseph Cirincione


There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today, yet hope remains: more countries have abandoned nuclear weapon programs than have developed them, and global arsenals are just one-quarter of what they were during the Cold War. Can these trends continue, or are we on the brink of a new arms race -- or worse, nuclear war? Author Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and a former member of Senator Obama's nuclear policy team, operates at the center of debates on nuclear terrorism, new nuclear nations, and the risks of existing arsenals.


April 30: The World Through Arab Eyes ~ A chat with Prof. Shibley Telhami


While the Arab uprisings that began in 2010 have triggered seismic changes in the region, Arab public opinion has been a perennial but long ignored force influencing events in the Middle East. In The World Through Arab Eyes, eminent political scientist Shibley Telhami draws upon a decade's worth of original polling data to analyze the driving forces and emotions of the uprisings and the next phase of Arab politics. In astonishing detail and with great humanity, Telhami identifies the key prisms through which Arabs view issues central to their everyday lives.

WorldBoston's The World Through Arab Eyes was a program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.



March 26: Beyond Conflict ~
A chat with Tim Phillips


How do wars end? Why are some societies capable of peaceful political transitions while others descend into violence? In this compelling narrative, Tim Phillips draws on 20 years of experience on the front lines of peace negotiations around the world to offer lessons for our current foreign policy challenges. He relates stories of six transformative leaders from South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Israel, Chile and Czechoslovakia who stood up to dictatorship, sat down with their enemies and confronted their greatest fears to pave the way for lasting peace and reconciliation.



January 28: In the Land of Silver ~
A chat with Latin America economist Walter Molano


Walter Molano, one of Latin Finance's top-ranked economists for Latin America, tells the complex story of a country that only a century ago was on par with the economic development of the U.S. and Europe, but has since fallen behind. While the Argentine case has been the subject of derision, broad simplifications, and stereotypes, geography and external forces played a significant and inevitable role in shaping the country's destiny. In this timely and concise read, Dr. Molano shares his pragmatic analysis of one of the major players in this critical developing region.



December 2: This is No Ordinary Joy ~
A chat with Made By Survivors' Sarah Symons


In This Is No Ordinary Joy, Sarah Symons, co-founder of Made By Survivors, shares her journey and exposes readers to modern day slavery, inspiring courage, today's Underground Railroad movement, and the limitless opportunities to affect change in the face of seemingly unstoppable atrocities.



November 19: Iran and the Bomb ~
A chat with Mideast expert Ken Pollack


Veteran Middle East analyst Kenneth Pollack, a Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and Former Director for Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council, explores America's decades-long confrontation with Iran and the latest stage in Tehran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability. At a time when U.S. and regional leaders debate how to proceed with Iran's new president, Pollack lays out key solutions, assessing the options that lie before American policymakers. Insightful, powerful, and balanced in its approach, Unthinkable is one of today's most thoughtful and important foreign policy reads.



October 29: First Globals ~
A chat with pollster John Zogby


Veteran pollster John Zogby provides a detailed analysis of why Americans born between 1979 and 1994 are truly more globally attuned than their predecessors, how they want to make their planet a better place, and how we begin to let them play out their destiny. First Globals are a transformative group and this book provides a road map for managers, marketers, parents, and First Globals themselves. 



September 23: Presidential Leadership ~
A chat with Harvard University's Joseph Nye


In his latest work, Harvard's renowned Professor Joseph Nye assesses the presidents who presided over the most critical phases of America's rise to world primacy. Nye shows how transformational presidents like Wilson and Reagan changed how America sees the world, but argues that transactional presidents like Eisenhower and the elder Bush were often more effective and ethical.



August 27: After Mandela ~ A chat with Northwestern University's Douglas  Foster


Drawing on unprecedented access to President Jacob Zuma and members of the Mandela family, Professor Foster offers a sobering, but ultimately reassuring, portrait of a country caught between its founding principles and the stark realities the new nation faced from the beginning. As the world watches South Africa’s post-Mandela era unfold, Foster presents this story not only from the vantage point of the emerging black elite, but also from the point of view of rural children and the young — who are ready to claim the liberation originally won in their name.



July 24: The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay ~ A chat with WSJ's Supreme Court Correspondent Jess Bravin


The first reporter to go inside the Pentagon to expose the real-world legal consequences of detention policies at Guantanamo Bay, Bravin describes cases undermined by inadmissible evidence obtained through torture, clashes between military lawyers and administration appointees, and political interference in criminal prosecutions that would be shocking within our traditional justice systems. The Terror Courts provides crucial and timely insight, as the Obama administration proceeds with trying the alleged 9/11 conspirators at Guantanamo.



June 17: China, the U.S., & the World ~
A chat with Harvard's renowned Professor
Graham Allison


In a question-and-answer format with the founding father of modern Singapore, co-authors Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill of Harvard's Kennedy School convey Lee Kuan Yew's strategic advice on India, China, Islamic terrorism, the welfare state, the free market, education, and democracy. This book belongs on the reading list of every world leader and all those who seek to understand the United States' greatest foreign policy challenges in Asia and around the globe.



May 28: The Ownership Revolution ~
A chat with Tellus Institute Fellow
Marjorie Kelly


Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution (winner of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Business/Leadership category) explores many experiments with new "generative ownership", aimed at creating the conditions for life for many generations to come. To understand these emerging alternatives, Kelly reports from all over the world, and finds the five essential patterns of ownership design that make these models work. And she explores how they may hold the key to the deep transformation that our civilization needs.



April 23: The Business of Travel ~
A chat with award-winning correspondent
Elizabeth Becker


In the last two decades, tourism has grown from one of life's great pleasures into the largest global business. The travel and tourism industry now employs one in twelve people in the world, produces $6.5 trillion of the world's economy, and is the main source of income for many countries. In OVERBOOKED: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning correspondent Elizabeth Becker explores the vast dimensions of this industry and its effect on the world economy, the environment, and our culture.



March 18: 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan ~ A chat with MIT's Ford International Professor Richard Samuels


In 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan, MIT's Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the impact of the 2011 earthquake on Japan’s government and society. Assessing reformers’ successes and failures as they used the catastrophe to push their particular agendas, Samuels outlines Japan’s rhetoric of crisis and shows how it has come to define post-3.11 politics and public policy.



Feb. 27: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy ~

A chat with journalist Nicholas Kralev


America’s Other Army puts a human face on a mysterious profession that has undergone a dramatic transformation since September 11, 2001. Through the stories of American diplomats, the book explains how their work affects millions of people in the United States and around the world every day, and how it underpins the United States' security and prosperity. Having visited more than 50 embassies and interviewed some 600 American diplomats, the author reveals a Foreign Service whose diversity and professional versatility have shattered old perceptions and redefined modern diplomacy.



Jan. 29: Power, Inc: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Gov't ~

A chat with David Rothkopf


David Rothkopf, CEO & Editor-at-Large of Foreign Policy Magazine, provides a fresh, timely look at how we have reached a point where thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states. Power, Inc. traces the jockeying for influence right up to today's financial crises, growing inequality, and battles over the proper roles of government and markets. An important look at the struggle that is defining our times, Rothkopf's analysis also offers critical insights into how to navigate the tumultuous years ahead.


Dec. 10: On the Edge of the Cold War ~

A chat with Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic Igor Lukes


In 1945, the U.S. State Department and U.S. Intelligence saw Czechoslovakia as the key to the balance of power in postwar Europe. The political scene in Prague was considered the bellwether of America's ability to coexist with Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. Drawn from a wealth of personal memoirs and archival sources, On the Edge of the Cold War won the CIA's 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Intelligence Literature! 



Nov. 20: Confronting the Nuclear Threat: Second-Term Strategies for the President ~ A chat with nuclear security expert Joseph Cirincione


In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear expert and author Cirincione analyzed the nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, and discussed President Obama's strategies for countering these threats during his second term.

Joseph Cirincione is President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats, and serves as a member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's International Security Advisory Board.

WorldBoston's Confronting the Nuclear Threat program was undertaken in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America, with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.



Oct. 23: The Dictator's Learning Curve ~

A chat with Slate Magazine Political and Foreign Affairs Editor William Dobson


While modern dictators are becoming skilled at covering repression with talk of human rights and free elections, an unlikely army of democracy advocates—students, bloggers, lawyers, activists, and millionaires—are growing increasingly savvy themselves. In The Dictator's Learning Curve, Slate Magazine's William Dobson takes us behind the scenes in both camps, and reveals how each side is honing its strategies for the war that will define our age.



Sept. 4: Assessing the War on Terror

Little America: The War within the War

for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Leaving without Losing by Mark N. Katz


Our fall series kicked off with two prominent assessments of the War on Terror: In Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan, Rajiv Chandrasekaran (pictured left), Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor at the Washington Post and former Baghdad Bureau Chief, reveals the lost opportunities of the eleven year old conflict. George Mason University Professor Mark N. Katz (right) takes a strategic look in Leaving without Losing: The War on Terror after Iraq and Afghanistan, in which he establishes how the U.S. can counter transnational terrorism post-2014. The authors packed the house at September's Chat!



July 10: Why Nations Fail ~ A chat with MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu


Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor? Based on fifteen years of original research, authors Acemoglu and Robinson marshal extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today. Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.


June 11: The Coming Prosperity ~ A chat with GMU Professor Philip Auerswald


Overcoming the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy boldly presents how humanity can grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges—like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization—Auerswald contends that the choices of creative individuals today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity.



May 14: Longshot ~ A chat with biodefense and vaccine innovation expert Kendall Hoyt


Hoyt’s timely investigation discovers that many late-twentieth-century developments that have been celebrated as a boon for innovation have undercut the research practices and collaborative government-industry networks that drove successful biodefense projects in the past. The book teaches important lessons for our efforts to rebuild twenty-first-century capabilities, especially when the financial payback for a particular vaccine is low, but the social returns are high.



April 3: The Arab Uprising: The Protests and the Struggle for a New Middle East ~ A chat with Middle East expert Marc Lynch

America must now come to grips with a Middle East where public opinion actually matters, perhaps for the first time in the region's history. Informed by inside access to the Obama administration and a wealth of knowledge about youth activists and Islamists alike, Marc Lynch provides an essential guide to a changing Middle East and North Africa.


March 14: American Gridlock ~ A chat with economist and strategist H. Woody Brock


Pessimism is ubiquitous as the pressing issues of massive debt, high unemployment, and anemic economic growth divide the populace into warring political camps. Ideologues talk past each other, with neither side admitting the other has any good ideas. In American Gridlock, Brock bridges the Left/Right divide, illuminating a clear path out of our economic quagmire.


Feb. 15: No One's World ~ A chat with national security and European affairs expert Charles Kupchan


Georgetown Prof. Kupchan contends the Western order will not be displaced by a new great power or dominant political model. The 21st century will not belong to America, China, Asia, or anyone else. It will be no one's world. For the first time in history, the world will be interdependent--but without a center of gravity or global guardian.



Jan. 24: The Future of Value ~ A chat with sustainability strategist Eric Lowitt


Nominated for 2011 Finance/Economics Business Book of the Year by 800-CEO-READ,
Eric Lowitt's The Future of Value reveals how the boundaries of competition have been altered by sustainability’s emergence as the newest dimension of competitive strategy.


Dec. 8: Islam Without Extremes ~ A chat with Turkish commentator Mustafa Akyol


In Islam Without Extremes, Turkish political commentator and author Mustafa Akyol offers a compelling intellectual basis for reconciling Western liberalism and Islamic theology. Join us for the final program in our year-long Spotlight on Turkey series.

Nov. 21: Being There ~ A chat with editor and cultural anthropologist Sarah H. Davis

Inn Being Theree: Learning to Live Cross-Culturally, Sarah H. Davis, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Emory University,,presentss travellers’ tales and anthropologists’ essays that entertain and illuminate. Her edited volume shows how the moral and intellectual challenges of living cross-culturally revealed to the authors the limits of their perception and understanding.

Oct. 4: Post-Imperium - A chat with the Carnegie Endowment's Moscow Director

Dmitri Trenin



In Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story, Dmitri Trenin contends that Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged interests" over former Soviet republics has raised questions about the nature of Russia’s relations with its neighbors and prospects for regional stability. Trenin, who served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center in the post-Soviet space. Like other former European empires, Russia has no choice but to reinvent itself as a global player and member of a wider community.

Sept. 14: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China - A chat with Harvard Professor Emeritus Ezra F. Vogel



Once described by Mao Zedong as a "needle inside a ball of cotton," Deng Xiaoping was the pragmatic,

disciplined force behind China's radical evolution in the late twentieth century. In Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, Harvard Professor Emeritus Ezra Vogel tells how the man confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao's cult of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China's growth. Obsessed with modernization, Deng opened trade relations with the West, which lifted hundreds of millions of his countrymen out of poverty. Yet he answered to his authoritarian roots, most notably when he ordered the crackdown in June 1989 at Tiananmen Square.


August 25: The Other Barack - A chat with

award-winning Globe reporter Sally H. Jacobs



The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father....Author and award-winning Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs tells the full story of Barack Obama--father of the American President--through exclusive interviews, prodigious research, and determined investigation. The book profiles a man who arrived in the U.S. from Kenya to become a brilliant, Harvard-educated economist. It reveals the life of a polygamist, an alcoholic, and an ardent African nationalist unafraid to speak truth to power at a time when that could get you killed. Father of eight, nurturer of none, he was nonetheless--like his famous son--a man moved by the dream of a better world.


July 20: Juggernaut - A chat with former WorldBank lead economist William Shaw

In their new book Juggernaut William Shaw, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and co-author Uri Dadush assess how emerging markets are re-shaping the main avenues of globalization -- trade, finance, migration, and the global commons. Projecting the global economy will triple in 40 years, they identify key policy options for managing this transformation.


June 14: The Whistleblower - A chat with human rights investigator Kathryn Bolkovac



Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice...Soon to be a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz, this is the riveting account of Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Nebraska police officer who served as a human rights investigator in Bosnia. At great personal risk, she exposed human rights abuses committed against young girls, who'd been forced into prostitution and used as sex slaves, by U.S. military contractors such as DynCorp and other UN-related police and international organizations.


May 12: Conversations with Power -

A chat with author Brian Michael Till



Brian Michael Till is a research fellow with the DC-based New America Foundation, where he primarily works with Middle East and Latin American policy.  He blogs for the Atlantic. In CONVERSATIONS WITH POWER: What Great Presidents and Prime Ministers Can Teach Us About Leadership, Till sits down with luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ehud Barak, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vaclav Havel, asking the hard questions and gleaning their advice for coming generations.


April 20: The Future of Power -

A chat with power expert Joseph S. Nye, Jr.



Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology.

In 2004, he published Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics; Understanding International Conflict (5th edition); and The Power Game: A Washington Novel. In 2008, he published The Powers to Lead. Nye's latest book just came out: The Future of Power.

March 16: Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West

Edward S. Steinfeld, Professor of political economy at MIT, directs the MIT-China Program (MISTI) and co-directs the MIT Industrial Performance Center's China Energy Group. In Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West, he challenges the notion that political change in China has lagged economic trans-formation.  The book argues instead that the Chinese growth story is fundamentally about China's internalization of the rules and practices of advanced industrial nations.

February 15: Osama bin Laden - A chat with CIA bin Laden unit chief Michael Scheuer

We launched our CHAT & CHOWDA Author Series with Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit. His  biography, Osama bin Laden,  offers a no-nonsense biographical look at this "pious, brave, intelligent, charismatic" enemy of the West. A lively Q&A delved into what makes bin Laden such a formidable strategist and threat to the West, and how al-Qaeda might take advantage of current turmoil in the Middle East.
Read the Financial Times book review
Hear CBS Boston's Dan Rea interview Scheuer

Coming This Fall


5th Annual Reception
in honor of the Consular Corps
serving Boston and New England



Stay tuned for details




The 2013 Consuls Reception

featured welcoming remarks by

The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns

The Sultan of Oman Professor of
International Relations,
Harvard Kennedy School
U.S. Under Secretary of State, 2005 ~ 2008


WorldBoston and the Hon. Leonard Kopelman, Consul General of Finland and Dean of the Consular Corps, were pleased to invite the Boston community once again to this reception in honor of the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England. The fourth annual Consuls Reception featured opening remarks by the Hon. R. Nicholas Burns, renowned American diplomat, university professor, and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School. Guests mingled with a distinguished audience of some 200 leaders from Boston’s business, government, education, and arts communities.


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Ambassador Schulte will discuss why space, as part of the global commons, is increasingly important to our national security and economic prosperity.  The space environment is changing: it is also increasingly congested, contested, and competitive – congested with debris, contested by countries developing anti-satellite capabilities, and competitive with an increasing number of countries and companies operating in space.

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This Summer and Fall

WB2030 Happy Hours and the return of International Trivia Night!
Stay tuned for details


Attention future global leaders! WorldBoston is pleased to present WB2030, a network for young professionals and students seeking to make valuable international connections and to access global expertise for career development.

Who will be at the forefront of international business, public policy, and cultural affairs in 2030? How are leaders in their 20s and 30s using global knowledge to excel in their fields today? Through WB2030, WorldBoston will connect you -- the young professionals and students of Greater Boston -- to the resources that will prepare you for the challenges of the next twenty years.  Join WB2030 for exclusive access to expert speakers and State Department-sponsored international delegations in exciting networking opportunities.



September 25, 2013:
International Trivia Night
to Benefit Global Education


Bring your friends, colleagues, and classmates, and meet other young professionals, as you show your knowledge of global affairs to win prizes and contend for the title of

International Trivia Champions!


We are grateful to the following organizations for making International Trivia Night possible:

Premier Food Sponsor,
Uno Dué Go Boston:


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About WB2030 Membership

WB2030 is open to all university students, recent graduates, and young professionals from ages 20 - 39. Membership benefits include:

Free or discounted admission to all WB2030 Young Professionals Programs

Networking with prominent international delegations  

Full member discounts at all ticketed WorldBoston programs  

Access to Members-only receptions at WorldBoston 

Membership status in the World Affairs Councils of America national network  

Graduate students and undergrads are encouraged to join! Membership rates:

  • Current students: $20 per year
  • Young professionals: $30 per year

Contact info: or 617.542.8995

Previously at WB2030...

Conquering the Chaos:
Win in India, Win Everywhere

A reception and discussion with
Ravi Venkatesan

Former Chairman, Microsoft India
Author of "Conquering the Chaos:
Win in India, Win Everywhere"

Join WB2030 Members for a meeting with Ravi Venkatesan, one of India's most respected chief executives, to learn India's unique challenges and how to navigate this seemingly chaotic business landscape. In Conquering the Chaos, Ravi shows what it takes to win here, and how the country is an archetype for emerging markets everywhere--many of which present similar challenges but not the same potential.


Where:  GEM Restaurant & Lounge
               42 Province St., Boston 02108

Date:     Wednesday, June 5

Time:     5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cost:     Free for WB2030 Members!
Cost:     $10 General admission

Space is limited.


$20 to join as a WB2030 Student Member--event admission included!


$30 to join as a Young Professional Member--event admission included!



March 14:

Citizen Diplomacy: How Can YOU Shape America’s Foreign Affairs & the Future of Our World?

An Interactive Presentation Featuring:

Jennifer Clinton, Ph.D.

President, National Council for

International Visitors (NCIV)

Eli Harrington
Manager of Programs & Operations, WorldBoston

How can “average” Americans make a real impact on foreign relations without leaving the U.S.?  What is “Citizen Diplomacy” and how does it relate to public diplomacy efforts undertaken by the U.S. Department of State?  How can YOU get involved as a “citizen diplomat” in the Boston area and make a positive impact on the world’s understanding of Boston and the United States while also meeting dynamic future leaders from around the world?

WB2030 held an interactive workshop on how and why these programs have such a real impact and how you can get involved, right here in Boston!

Thank you to our sponsors!


February 21:

American Competitiveness and National Security

A Special Panel Featuring:

Brigadier General Stephen Cheney

U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.

CEO, American Security Project

Professor Jan Rivkin

Strategy Unit Chair, Harvard Business School

Co-leader, United States Competitiveness Project

August Cole

National Security Analyst
Senior Analyst, Wikistrat


At a time when the United States' national debt dominates public discourse, what other long-term issues are determining America's international competitiveness? When other countries' strengths in education outpace the U.S., at what point is national security affected? Our expert panel discussed these questions and more with over 60 young professionals from across the Greater Boston Area.


The WB2030 Young Professionals Network proudly partnered with Boston International to present this exciting event for emerging leaders. The evening's networking included refreshments and a complimentary liquor tasting by GrandTen!


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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte was



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