Save the Date: 
The Cutting Edge of Cybersecurity

Israel's Triangular Cyber
Eco-system: Academia, Government, and Industry

Professor Isaac Ben-Israel
Major General (Ret.)
Israeli Air Force

April 27 (Monday)
5:30 - 7:00 pm

A founder of Israel's cybersecurity field, Professor Ben-Israel served a distinguished career in his country's Air Force and later in parliament. He has taught for many years at the University of Tel-Aviv, and i n 2011 was appointed by the Prime Minister to lead a task force that formulated Israel's national cyber policy. Professor Ben-Israel founded the National Cyber Headquarters in the Prime Minister's Office, and has since led another task force which resulted in the recent establishment of a new National Cyber Authority.

Registration details to follow.

Downtown Harvard Club
One Federal Street

Boston 02110
Note: Photo ID required.

On-site parking: $10

Reserve Your Space: 
Satire and Censorship Around the World

Is Satire Dead?
A Discussion with
Bassem Youssef

May 1 (Friday)
4:00 - 6:00 pm

WorldBoston is proud to collaborate with Prince Lobel Tye LLP to host a panel discussion featuring Bassem Youssef, political satirist, former host of the television program "Al-Bernameg" in Egypt, one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, and courageous proponent of the freedom of speech. Join us for a discussion on the role of satire across the international landscape, led by Prince Lobel's Joe Steinfield, and joined by Peter Kadzis, senior editor of WGBH News.

This event is free to attend, and will include a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required. 

Prince Lobel Tye LLP 
100 Cambridge Street

Suite 2200

Boston 02114

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About the IVLP

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.


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

April at WorldBoston
Updates from the Office
Dear Friends,

A well-deserved Spring is making for an excellent time to check out a host of upcoming WorldBoston events, beginning with next week's discussion of the Iran deal! We are simultaneously looking forward to welcoming many dynamic visiting delegations over the next month.

Board Update

We thank Patricia Craig of Wheelock College-Singapore, as she cycles off the WorldBoston Board of Directors, for her years of service to our organization.

Let us help you with your international delegations

As an integral part of our mission, the WorldBoston Citizen Diplomacy program hosts hundreds of professional international visitors every year, connecting them with over 500 resources in the Boston area, while also providing cultural programming, logistical support, and more. Most of these visitors come to us through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State, and other similar programs. From time to time, we host other, private groups from various sources. Let us know if we can help you with a group visiting Boston! Contact Mary Yntema, President & CEO.

We look forward to seeing you soon ,

The WorldBoston Team

Upcoming Events:
Reserve Your Space
The Iran Deal:
Delays or Delivery?

April 21:  5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Hampshire House

Featured Panelists:

Joseph Cirincione

President, Ploughshares Fund

Member, Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board
Jim Walsh, Ph.D.
Nuclear Security Expert, MIT

Delegate to meetings with nuclear officials in Iran and North Korea

The recently announced joint plan of action on Iran's nuclear program revealed more specifics than analysts expected, yet inspired more questions about the prospective deal's future. What is in the Iran deal? Do the break out time, centrifuge restrictions, and sanctions relief truly reflect the goals of the U.S. and its allies? Join us and hear a detailed account from two of the United States' foremost experts on nuclear weapons and the Obama Administration's Iran negotiations.

Food and drinks served! Seating limited; RSVP here.

Event details here. Contact with any questions.

Great Decisions Series:
Combating Human Trafficking

April 23:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Suffolk University


Karen A. McLaughlin

Director of Human Trafficking Prevention Programs,

International Organization for Victim Assistance

Human trafficking represents a multibillion-dollar international trade and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world's leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and redress the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Food and refreshments served! Seating limited; RSVP here.

Event details here. Contact with any questions.

Chat & Chowder Author Series: America's Secret Drone Wars

April 29:  5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Downtown Harvard Club of Boston

Featured Author:

Chris Woods

Correspondent, Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Former senior producer, BBC

Less than a month after the September 11th attacks, a tiny, CIA-controlled Predator drone flew over Kandahar, searching out the home of the Taliban supreme commander Mullah Mohammed Omar. A lack of understanding of the drone's capabilities combined with a messy chain of command allowed Omar to escape, but the strike on a nearby convoy vehicle became the Predator's first lethal action. Since then, the use of armed drones has become the dominant American way of war. As the first book to comprehensively assemble and analyze the facts about the U.S. drone program, Sudden Justice is the essential guide for understanding its implications.

Food and refreshments served! Seating limited; RSVP here.

Event details here. Contact with any questions.

Current Visitors
Regional - Caribbean
Education of the Exceptional Child 

April 9-14

A delegation of teachers, principals, and education officers from various Caribbean countries is in Boston to learn about practices utilized in the United States to tailor special education toward those that need it most. Planned visits include MIT, Perkins School for the Blind, and Massachusetts Department of Education.

Media and Justice 

April 9-15
An investigative reporter and editor-in-chief of a French news magazine and newspaper are currently in Boston to understand the criminal justice process and examine news reporting in high profile cases.
Upcoming Programs
Regional Project
WISE: Women Innovations in 
Science and Engineering 

April 18-23
A delegation of female professors and professionals in STEM fields  are coming to Boston to review the advancement of U.S. women in scientific research and to network with professional counterparts at scientific universities and agencies. 
Urban Planning 

April 21-25
Six urban planning professionals from the private and public sectors of Iraq are coming to Boston to  examine urban planning and management, historic landmark preservation, and public administration practices.  
Regional Project
Border Security 

April 22-25
A delegation of 12 professionals from the public and private sectors  are coming to Boston to discuss  combating extremist activities, e xamine domestic law enforcement efforts, and d iscuss efforts to cut off terrorist-financing.
Multi-Regional Project
Contemporary Trends in Higher 

April 28 - May 2
A group of 21 delegates from across five continents is coming to Boston to s tudy how universities maximize the use of technology and assess U.S. education policy, advocacy, and programs.

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