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International Parliamentary
Scholarship (IPS) 

The German Parliament provides qualified young US-citizens with a five month opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse at the work of  the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes. 
Through this 13-week work placement, winners will gain practical experience of parliamentary work with a Member of the Bundestag.
Application Deadline: Friday, June 30th
Special Event June 8th

"How to Save a Life: An Evening with Yotam Polizer, IsrAID"

Thursday, June 8th
6:00-7:30 pm
Yotam Polizer
  Co-Chief Executive Officer, IsraAID

Mintz Levin
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Special June  IVLP Delegation
U.S. Department of State
2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery Award

We are pound to announce that at the end of June, WorldBoston will be hosting the eight outstanding recipients of the 2017 TIP Report Hero Award. 
These individuals have devoted their lives to fight against human trafficking and are committed  to ending modern slavery.

Learn more about the
Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report), the TIP Report Heroes Global Network, and resources to get involved  here .
Dear Friends,

June marks the end of the academic year and of our flagship series Chat & Chowder and Great Decisions until the fall.  So be sure to catch our excellent Great Decisions session with former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani on June 7, and Chat & Chowder with Graham Allison on June 14 with his book, Destined for War.

As a special event this month, on June 8, we present "How to Save a Life", a discussion with Yotam Polizer of IsraAID, which provides disaster and refugee relief in numerous countries.

While our regular series are on hiatus, summer will see more special events, and also the return of our popular summer happy hours in June, July, and August.  Our first will be June 28 at District Hall, and will feature a chance to connect with our multi-regional delegation on Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement (see description below). The event is for everyone, including anyone with an interest in the topic, and is co-hosted by BNID and United Nations Association of Greater Boston.

WorldBoston is honored to be chosen to host a special delegation of "modern abolitionists" who will visit after receiving the prestigious Trafficking In Persons Heroes award from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. While in Boston the group will meet with ngos and state and local entities working against trafficking.

New and Returning Members

This month we begin a new practice of welcoming WorldBoston members who joined or renewed in the previous month.    Many thanks to:  Raoul Alcala, Robert DeFillippi, Robert Kleinberg, Reuel Liebert, Paul McManus, Albano Ponte, Jonathan Poorvu, Diane Riemer, Matthew Ryan, Hilary Sinclair, Eve Sullivan, and Howard Wolk! You can learn  about WorldBoston membership  here.

Quote for the month

"Throughout my career, I learned plenty about war on the battlefield, but I learned even more about the importance of finding peace. And that is what the State Department and U.S.A.I.D. do: prevent the wars that we can avoid, so that we fight only the ones we must.  For our service members and citizens, it's an investment we must make."  

-- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. You can read his full New York Times op-ed here

We hope to see you soon.
Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO

Global Education Events
June 7th & 14th
Chat & Chowder 

"Destined for War "

Wednesday, June 14th

Graham Allison
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

McDermott Will & Emery
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

$15 WorldBoston Members
$25 General Admission

Great Decisions

"Pakistan and the U.S"

Wednesday, June 7th
6:00-7:30 pm

Husain Haqqani
Former  Ambassador of Pakistan to the US; Director for South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute

Mintz Levin
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

This event is FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Lowell Institute

Meet our upcoming international visitors:
A Project for Columbia on Expanding Higher Quality Educational Access in Post Conflict
June 8-11

A delegation from Columbia will be exploring strategies and the design processes needed to achieve quality improvement in education and the path to reach international standards; explore inclusion tactics to address minorities and conflict victims; and approach public policies in government and within the education system to understand its relation with peace building, leadership, and gender & ethnic inclusion.
A Multi-Regional Project on Our Planet: Preservation and Sustainable Use of Our Oceans
June 18-24

A delegation of visitors representing 17 countries will be examining U.S. efforts to address coastal and marine management issues, particularly marine debris, pollution and sustainable fishing; engaging with professionals developing public policy frameworks for coastal zone management and climate change adaptation and mitigation; and discuss efforts to promote sustainable fisheries.
A Project for Ukraine on U.S. Best Practices in Civil Protection
June 20-24

A delegation from Ukraine will be examining emergency preparedness strategies and emergency protocols at the federal, state and local levels; exploring state-of-the-art emergency response systems; and examining the role of law enforcement, first responders and civil society organizations in addressing both the immediate and long-term aftermath of emergency situations.

A Multi-Regional Project on Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement
June 27-July 1

A multi-regional group of 23 individuals will be exploring advocacy and leadership strategies that facilitate social empowerment and justice; examine model programs that promote civic awareness and youth leadership in a variety of contests; examine the importance of pluralism, tolerance and volunteerism as components of civic life in the U.S.; and examine the concepts of democracy, government and citizenship, and their importance to U.S. civil society.
 A Project for Kazakhstan on American Libraries
June 27-29

A delegation of international visitors from Kazakhstan will study the role and functions of libraries and information specialists in U.S. society; examine the wide variety of U.S. libraries; explore the latest information technology applied by libraries including online and digital services; study policy-making for programs and activities; and establish ties with U.S. libraries as part of the Sister Library project.
A Project for Russia on Independent Living for People with Disabilities
June 29-July 6

An international visitor delegation from Russia will be visiting schools, assisted-living facilities and inclusive work-spaces where adults with complex intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities are able to work and live self-sufficiently; explore federal, state and local legislative measures that support people with disabilities; and explore a broad range of grassroots advocacy initiatives, resources, public awareness campaigns, and self-advocacy tools.
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. Launched 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 administers the IVLP. In doing so, the bureau enters cooperative agreements with National Program Agencies, 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 activities, and provide home hospitality for international visitors.

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