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Co-Sponsored Event with BABCNE and AIMS
Market Design in Medical Marketplaces

Featuri ng :
Alvin E. Roth, Ph.D. Nobel Prize Winner in Economics  
Monday, June 13
5:30PM Registration
6:00PM Welcome Remarks
6:10PM Keynote Session with Alvin Roth
7:30PM Questions & Discussion followed by Networking

WeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111

This event is part of BABCNE's Life Sciences Leadership Series, and is being co-presented by WorldBoston and the Advancement Initiative for Medicine and Science 

WorldBoston Recommends
Northeastern University's Center for Emerging Markets:

 7th Annual Symposium: Thriving in Volatile Emerging Markets
Tuesday, June 7
8:00 am- 2:00 pm

Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University
120 Forsyth St.
Boston,MA 02115

Economic and political turbulence has increased in emerging markets. Find out how companies are coping with - or even thriving - in this volatile environment. 

Bastille Day Party 2016
Presented by the French Cultural Center

Friday, July 15
7:00 pm

Marlborough Street
Between Berkeley and Clardenon Street, Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116

Dear Friends,

Summer is around the corner and with it come some very special events and visiting citizen diplomacy delegations. We are delighted to announce the topic of our final Great Decisions of this academic year, Refugee Resettlement: The Massachusetts End of the Pipeline. Join us for this unusual perspective on the global refugee crisis, with two of the state's leading experts on refugee resettlement, followed by a special reception featuring key area refugee and immigrant organizations.

On the Citizen Diplomacy side of the WorldBoston house we will host six international delegations, including our first LGBTQ citizen diplomacy group.  These activists from around the world will be studying human and civil rights in the LGBTQ community. On June 22 we are holding a networking evening with the delegation to welcome them to Boston.

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Chat & Chowder - our last before the summer break. You won't want to miss Elizabeth Wood's insights on the roots of Russia's war in Ukraine.

We hope to see you all soon!

Best regards,
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Upcoming Global Education Programs
Chat & Chowder Series | Roots of Russia's War in Ukraine

Elizabeth Wood
Professor of Russian and Soviet History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reserve your spaces here!
Admission: $17 WorldBoston Members, $27 General Admission

Wednesday, June 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
One Federal Street
Boston, MA 02108
  Great Decisions Series | Refugee Resettlement: The Massachusetts End of the Pipeline

Mary Truong
Executive Director, Mass. Office of Refugees and Immigrants

Jeffrey Theilman
President and CEO, International Institute of New England

Admission: Free
Wednesday, June 15
Suffolk University - Somerset Building
Somerset Cafeteria, First Floor
20 Somerset Street
Boston, MA 02108
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Panel discussion on refugee resettlement
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Reception featuring refugee and immigrant advocacy organizations
Special thanks to the Lowell Institute of Boston for their support of the Great Decisions Series.
International Delegation Networking Evening - LGBTQ Rights
Co-sponsored by MassEquality

Wednesday, June 22
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Reserve your spaces here!
Admission: Free

Join WorldBoston and one of our international delegations for an evening of networking and international conversation!

This multi-regional delegation is focusing on human and civil rights in the LGBTQ community. In addition to meeting with their professional counterparts in the city, they would like to meet the community in an informal setting. Join us to give them a warm welcome to Boston!

Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available!
Visit our website for a full calendar of events and more information on our speakers and topics!
Meet our recent and upcoming international visitors

Multi-Regional: Women + Justice
June 1-4

A group of seventeen legal representatives from around the world will visit Boston to learn about gender equality/ responses to discrimination, women in state and local politics, and developing leadership skills for women and girls. They will meet with representatives from various universities, news outlets, and independent research institutions to create linkages among professionals working to promote international cooperation in strengthening women's access to justice. 
Georgia: Access to Justice for Vulnerable Populations
June 2-4

A delegation of four legal representatives from Georgia are coming to Boston to examine the Drug Court System, the role of paralegals, and methods of support for the victims of crimes and families of the accused. Meetings are being arranged with Chief Justice Paula Carey, the Drug Court Coordinator of Massachusetts, and various legal aid agencies. 
Multi-Regional: Our Ocean- Protection and Sustainable Use
June 7-11

Thirteen marine conservationists from around the world will visit Plymouth and Boston to explore the integration of scientific research and new technologies into fisheries management and marine resources protection. The group will meet with members of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  

Georgia: Legal Research in the U.S. 
June 9-14

A group of four visitors from Georgia, is coming to Boston to explore professional development resources in the judicial sector as well as examine law school materials and workshop programs.  They look forward to meeting with the Judicial Institute, faculty at the Boston University Law School, and the New England Law| Boston Law Library. 
Ukraine: Press and Public Diplomacy- Best Practices for Government Officials
June 11-15

Five diplomats from Ukraine are coming to the United States to explore interagency cooperation with media, business, and civil society on public diplomacy efforts. They will meet with several university professors, The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, and the Museum of Fine Arts. 
Multi-Regional: Human and Civil Rights for the LGBT Community
June 19-23

Eight leaders of the LGBT community from around the world are coming to Boston to discuss social, cultural, and legal approaches to ensure equal human and civil rights for the LGBT community. Meetings are being arranged with MassEquality, Dignity Boston, and Attorney General Maura Healey. 
Russia: Fostering an Inclusive Maker Movement Community and Promoting STEM Edu cation
May 31-June 4

A delegation of six engineers and scientists from Russia will come to the United States to explore national and state programs and policies that support the Maker Movement and STEM education in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  They will meet with entrepreneurs, teachers, and private foundations to further explore the Maker Movement and STEM education in the United States. 

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.