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December 3
America's Role in Helping Refugees at Home and Abroad
Thursday, December 3
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

Featuring :

Anne C. Richard

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, 
Refugees, and Migration

Introductory Remarks by :

Ralf Horlemann

Consul General of the 
Federal Republic of 
Germany in Boston

The conflict in the Middle East has led to 11 million displaced persons. They're part of an unprecedented displacement of 60 million people worldwide. How should the United States respond to the current 
refugee crisis?

WorldBoston together with Northeastern University invite you to a talk by Anne C. Richard on the refugee crisis and the State Department response. 

Northeastern University
Curry Student Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

WorldBoston Recommends:
BNID Networking Night with the British Consulate

Thursday, November 5
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of networking and international conversation with Her Majesty's Consul General to New England, Susie Kitchens. For more information and to register, visit the  Boston Network for International Development website.
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The International Visitor 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 funds and 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 International Visitor Leadership Program 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.

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November at WorldBoston
Updates from the Office
Dear Friends,

Violent extremism in the Middle East. Russian and Chinese bids for a new geopolitical order. Not to mention recalibrating U.S. responses and long-term interests as we begin the next presidential election cycle.

There really is a lot to keep up with in our world these days.  And WorldBoston has a lot to offer to help us all do that -- and more. 

In the coming weeks we have exceptional flagship series installments:
And we also have two very special events: 
Finally, we want to offer hearty congratulations to our long-time Great Decisions supporter, the Lowell Institute on receiving the 2015 Massachusetts Governors Award in the Humanities.

We hope to see you soon.

Mary P. Yntema
President & CEO
Upcoming Events:
Reserve Your Space
WB2030 Young Professionals Meet-Up

Wednesday, November 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
District Hall Lounge
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Admission: Free
Building Bridges: Strengthening European and Transatlantic Security

Thursday, November 19 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Suffolk University 
Law School Building
Main Function Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Admission: Free

Co-sponsored by The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University
Great Decisions Series

Thursday, November 19
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Suffolk University Somerset Building
Room 114
20 Somerset Street
Boston, MA 02108

Dr. David Siddhartha Patel
Research Fellow, Brandeis  Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Admission: Free
Chat & Chowder Series

Tuesday, December 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
1 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

Ambassador Herman J. Cohen
Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Admission: $27 General Admission | $17 WorldBoston Members
Great Decisions Series

Tuesday, December 15
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Suffolk University Law School
Room 365
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Dr. Serhii Plokhii
Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University

Admission: Free
Upcoming Visitors
Regional Project 
Entrepreneurship  and Strategic Innovation

November 5 - 11
A group of professionals  from European countries will be traveling to Boston to examine how society fosters innovation and creativity in the private sector. This delegation also is hoping to learn about how academic and scientific research is converted to the commercial sector.
Science and Technology Cooperation

November 7 - 11
We will be welcoming a group of Chilean delegates to Boston this November. This delegation is visiting in order to gain insight on how STEM is incorporated into society, such as through education and in business.
Marine Protection

November 12 - 18
An Indonesian delegation  will be visiting Boston in order to learn more about marine sustainability and protection. This group is particularly interested in ways to promote conservation of marine assets through science, technology and policy.
The U.S. Experience in Supporting Military Veterans

November 25 - 28
This November, we will be hosting a delegation from Ukraine
interested in learning about ways in which Boston supports veterans. These delegates will observe how veterans are reintegrated into society and strategies used to help veterans manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Past Visitors
Internationalization of Higher Education

October 21 - 24
Recently, we welcomed Mr. Alvaro Escribano from Spain to Boston. His visit was focused on how the U.S. education system fosters international mobility for its students; furthermore, he will examined how U.S. universities manage their study abroad and international summer school programs.
U.S. National Security Policy Decision-Making
October 3 - 7
We had the pleasure of hosting a group from Israel, comprised of journalists, academics, researchers, and government officials, interested in policy. This delegation came to Boston to more thoroughly understand the interconnected aims and processes of U.S. foreign security policy-making in order to reflect it accurately in their assessments.
NGO Management & Women's Empowerment

October 2 - 3
A group of professionals from Afghanistan visited Boston this past October to discover the role of the NGO sector in U.S. society in terms of promoting women's empowerment and the ways that non-governmental organizations are effectively managed, both financially and administratively.
Regional Project
Safeguarding Communities - Promoting Engagement and Countering Extremism

October 1 - 6
We recently welcomed a group of professionals from various Middle Eastern countries to Boston. They examined government and local empowerment efforts that strengthen communities, promote tolerance, and youth violence prevention.