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Academic WorldQuest
Saturday, April 1
Bridgewater State University

Academic WorldQuest is a global knowledge high school competition that has become a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Register your high school team now to show what they know and compete for the chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

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Dr. David Kelly: How Global Events Influence Market Actions & Reactions

Thursday, February 2

Morgan Lewis
One Federal Street 
Boston, MA 02110

Dr. David Kelly is Chief Global Markets Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds. A frequent speaker on CNBC and other financial news outlets, Dr. Kelly will discuss the current economic landscape and weigh in on trends in the upcoming year. Register now for this popular breakfast forum! 

Dear Friends,

And ... we're back!  Boston is buzzing again after the holidays, and WorldBoston is no exception as we launch into a new year, a new presidential administration, and, in many ways, an emerging new world order.  

Programs Update

Our Citizen Diplomacy program is heading into an exceptionally busy winter season (10 delegations expected in February alone!).  Exciting Global Education programs are also in the works -- be sure to watch for program announcements and check our Events page as new events are being added frequently.

On February 21, our first Chat & Chowder of the year is, appropriately, "China in the Time of Trump", featuring well-known China expert Arthur Kroeber's deeply-informed -- and somewhat unconventional -- take on China's economic realities.

About Chat & Chowder: after many years, prices at our partner venue the Downtown Harvard Club have unavoidably increased.  (However, WorldBoston membership prices have not increased, so membership discounts are more attractive than ever!)

Update from the Office

Welcome to Thomas, Cathy and Cassidy!

The new year has brought exciting changes to our team. We're delighted that Thomas Luly has joined us Manager of Operations and Global Education Programs. A graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Political Science and Russian Studies, Thomas most recently worked at the MIT Skoltech Initiative.  He can be reached at tluly@worldboston.org and (617) 542-8995, ex. 104.

Also joining our team are Northeastern University co-op students Cathy Tripp and Cassidy McAllister.

All of us hope to see all of you soon!
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
Global Education Events
Chat & Chowder
China in the Time of Trump
Tuesday, February 21

Arthur Kroeber
China analyst, journalist, consultant, Brookings Tsinghua and Columbia University

$25 WorldBoston  Members
$35 General Admission
No walk-ins will be admitted

D owntown Harvard  Club
1 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02210
Great Decisions
Stay tuned  for our February 
Great Decisions on the UN & Development!

Date TBD

How are we, the world, doing on development, and how is the UN a part of that effort?  Join us next month for a panel discussion featuring David Offensend, President and CEO of EDC.
Meet our recent and upcoming international visitors

Korea: Women's Leadership & U.S. Civil Society
January 14-19

Four delegates will explore the promotion of economic, political, and media participation for women. Highlights of their program include a meeting with Boston's City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George, Mayor's Youth Council, and volunteering on MLK Jr. Day.

Switzerland: Foreign Policy Think Tank Exchange
February 15-18

A rare IVLP group from Switzerland will bridge think tanks between our two countries. Through open dialogue and building international community, this delegation seeks to improve the efficacy and strength of think tanks in both countries.

Kazakhstan: Archives Technical Development
February 5-8

Ten Kazakh archivists will meet their U.S. professional counterparts, in order to elevate the technology of the Kazakhstani Presidential Archives. Delegates were naturally drawn to Boston's JFK Presidential Library and EMK Institute, and other historic library institutions.

Multi-regional Project: Women in STEM
February  16-21

Female scientists working in a multitude of sectors comprise this diverse delegation of 21 women. They will be attending the Boston conference for the American Association for the Advancement of Science 
to encourage STEM participation among girls and women.

Russia: New Media & Civil Rights
February 7-10

Six Russian visitors will visit Boston to focus on the themes of protecting freedom of the press of online media outlets, using new media to make government more effective, and new media-focused think tanks. Meetings will be with contacts at city government, Harvard University, and the Boston Globe.

Regional Project: Community Engagement with Youth
February 23-28

International Visitors from ASEAN member-states will focus on various aspects of community engagement with youth: regional & state-wide initiatives to address terrorism, university engagement in violence research and prevention, role of foundations in community development. There will also be an opportunity to host delegates for dinner in your home on February 25/26th!
The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program and WorldBoston's main citizen diplomacy partner. Launced in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors' professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

The U.S. Department of State's bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs adminsters the IVLP. In doing so, the bureau enters cooperative agreements with National Program Agences, a group of private, not-for-profit organizations based in Washington, D.C., that design and implement national IVLP itineraries. In addition to the National Program Agencies, the IVLP relies on the commitment and skills of local community organizations across the U.S., known as Centers for International Visitors (CIVs). Under the professional association of Global Ties U.S., local CIV members develop professional programs, arrange cultural activies, and provide home hospitality for international visitors.

WorldBoston is part of the Global Ties Network of more than 90 CIVs in 45 states.