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7th Annual Consuls Reception
October 19

Wednesday, October 19
5:00 - 7:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank
600 Atlantic Avenue
Harborview Room
Boston, MA 02210

Join us at the top floor of the Federal Reserve Bank for this landmark event in Boston's international calendar.
Keynote remarks will be delivered by Rep.Seth Moulton from the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District as we honor the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for sponsorship and ticket information.

Dinner Diplomacy Opportunity
WorldBoston is thrilled to be hosting an upcoming regional delegation from the Middle East and North Africa exploring NGO management. They are available for home hospitality in the evening:

Monday, September 26
Thursday, September 29

12 Guests, including interpreters
(Will be split into groups as needed.)

Home hospitality involves hosting international visitors for dinner in your home (not an overnight stay) and offers a unique chance for visitors to understand the culture of our community.

If you are interested, please contact Sarah Sibley via email or at 617-542-8995.
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International Day of Peace Panel

Tuesday, September 20

6:00 - 8:00pm

Hostelling International
19 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

Join Hostelling International, BNID, UNAGB, and the U.S. Fund for Unicef to discuss topics of peace in recognition of the UN's International Day of Peace on September 21.

The United Nations Recognizes "...that peace not only is the absence of conflict, but also requires a positive, dynamic, participatory process where dialogue is encouraged and conflicts are solved in a spirit of mutual understanding in cooperation." -United Nations Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace.
Welcome Back!

As usual, summer at WorldBoston was filled with citizen diplomats.  This month we're pleased to return to our regular schedule of global education events. Our dedicated staff have planned four events for September, with more planned through the end of the year -- and more being added.

Please join us for the return of Great Decisions next week on September 7, and our first Chat & Chowder of the fall on September 20. Check out these and our other September events below:
On September 7th, an expert on U.S. electoral politics and an expert on the Middle East and Islam will lead the Great Decisions discussion on terrorism and politics in the 2016 presidential election. 

We are also pleased to host H.E. Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to the United States with the West African Research Association, BNID, and the UN Association of Greater Boston. Amb. Alidou will discuss the promotion of leadership through girls' education on September 28 followed by a reception.

Also this month is our Global Affairs Education networking evening with City Year on September 13, and our first Chat & Chowder of the season, Why Presidents Fail with Elaine Kamarck on September 20.

This month our Citizen Diplomacy team welcomes six delegations, on topics from women in sports to noncommunicable diseases. The Colombian STEM education delegation studying STEM education will also attend our Global Affairs Education event!

Finally, we are very pleased to announce the date of the 7th Annual Consuls Reception. This landmark event in Boston's international calendar will take place on October 19. Rep. Seth Moulton from the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts will deliver keynote remarks as we honor the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England. Stay tuned for more information about becoming a sponsor of the Consuls Reception and purchasing your tickets.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Mary Yntema

P.S.  Don't forget the World Affairs Councils of America annual conference, Nov. 16-18.  Early bird expires September 9!
Great Decisions Series
September 7
Terrorism and Politics in 2016

September 7
6:00 - 7:30pm

Suffolk University Law School
Fifth Floor Commons
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Erin O'Brien, Chair, Department of Political Science, UMass Boston

David Siddhartha Patel,
Senior Fellow, Brandeis Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Great Decisions events are held from 6:00 - 7:30pm on the campus of Suffolk University. Admission is free thanks to the generous support of the Lowell Institute.
Networking Evening: Global Affairs Education
September 13
Tuesday, September 13
6:00 - 7:30pm

City Year Headquarters
Lavine Civic Forum

287 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Exchange ideas with people from Boston and around the world committed to advancing educational opportunity and promoting international engagement on topics of global importance.

Reserve your spaces and learn more here!
Chat & Chowder
September 20
Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

September 20
5:30 - 7:00pm   

Featuring: Elaine Kamarck, Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution. 

Chat & Chowders are held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Admission price is $17 for WorldBoston Members, $27 for General Admission and includes a trio of the Club's delicious chowder. 

Promoting Leadership through
Girls' Education
September 28
Wednesday, September 28
6:00 - 8:00pm

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
Second Floor

2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

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Meet our recent and upcoming international visitors

Colombia: STEM K-12 
September 11-14

Five educators will join us to learn about building curricula and public-private partnerships through meetings with organizations like Boston STEM Network and the Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering.
Vietnam: Entrepreneurship
September 14-17

A group of 10 Vietnamese business leaders will arrive for in-depth study of the mechanics of venture capitalism. Their site visits will include the innovative coworking company Workbar and the MassChallenge startup accelerator.
Israel: Women in STEAM
September 15-18

We will be welcoming nine teachers to Boston as they explore methods to engage female students in science, technology, art, and mathematics. Our delegates range from upper-level officials of the Israeli Ministry of Education to Physics teachers.

China: Noncommunicable Diseases
September 21-25

A number of health researchers and commissioners will be arriving to learn from both public and private partners about managing diseases ranging from diabetes to Down Syndrome. They will be meeting with Boston Public Health Commission, Tufts Medical Center, and more.
France: Women in Sports
September 27-28

Three delegates, including a three-time world boxing champion, will arrive to examine the ins and outs of sports policy. Their studies will focus on the promotion and implementation of sports facilities that are more inclusive and empowering for women and girls, people with disabilities, and those living in under served areas. 
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.