August at WorldBoston Dear Friends, Broken trade talks with China rev erberate through the markets, the U.S. presidential campaign accelerates, and France prepares for the G20 at the end of August. W hat summer break? The world keeps turning here at W orldBoston, too: This month engagement opportunities include Di nne r Di pl o mac y on August 10th and 18th and the return of our popular Gl obal Engage me nt ne t wor ki ng e v e nt on August 22. S e e be l o w for more information, as well as a couple of f un r e c omme ndat i ons for ev ents around town. Looking ahead ... wow! W e are assembling a super list of compelling speakers this fall, including Richard Stengel, W endy Sherman, and more. Also coming this fall, mark your calendars now for the landmark 1 0 t h Annual Cons ul s Re c e pt i o n , which will feature remarks by Amb. Susan Rice. W e will also recognize Justice Robert J. Cordy (ret.) with the James D. Kaufman International Citizen Award. Sponsoring these ev ents not only prov ides critical support for the W orldBoston mission, but also ensures you get tickets! Sponsorships for both ev ents are open now -- learn more here. W e hope to see you soon.
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H elp W orld Boston b rin g th e w orld to y ou ! As a non-profit organization, W orldBoston relies on the generosity and support of members, donors, and sponsors to accomplish our mission: foster engagement in international affairs and cooperation between people of all nations.
Membership W elcome to last month's new and returning W orldBoston members: Michael Glanz, Gerard Lorden, Paul McManus, Howard W olk, Jonathan Poorvu, Larry Lencz, Reuel Liebert, Hilary Sinclair, Janet Ghattas, and Amey Moot.
Global Engagement Global Engagement Net w orking Night On Th u rsd a y , Au gu st 22 , join W orldBoston, the Boston Network for International Development (BNID), and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) at District H a ll for a
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Global Engagement Networking Night! Meet other professionals and foster global connections right here in Boston, and learn more about how you can get involved! R E GISTE R
Sept ember Net w orking Ev ent Stay tuned for information about our upcoming networking event on September 1 with the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, focusing on Glob a l Con n ection s th rou gh Foreign La n gu a ges !
Great Decisions and Chat & Chow der w ill resume in t he fall! To learn more about Global Engagement, contact Elise Pitcairn, Manager of Operations and Global Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Diplomacy Dinner Diplomacy Y es, you! Y ou can be a Dinner Diplomat , and t ravel t he world at your own t able while making meaningful connect ions wit h int ernat ional visit ors. Y ou can see upcoming opport unit ies and please sign up here. W e are in need of a dinner diplomat for Au gu st 10. See below for more details: Grou p : Multi-Regional "Combating W ildlife Trafficking" W h en : Saturday, August 10, 6-8 pm Nu mb er of p eop le : 7 guests Cou n tries R ep resen ted : Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Laos, Namibia, Tanzania, Tunisia Sign Up H ere! W e are in need of a dinner diplomat for Au gu st 18. See below for more details: Grou p : Multi-Regional "U.S. Trade Policy" W h en : Sunday, August 18, 6-8 pm Nu mb er of p eop le : 7 guests Cou n tries R ep resen ted : Argentina, Botswana, Egypt, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland, Romania Sign Up H ere!
Upcoming I nt ernat ional V isit ors â€‹To learn more about our upcoming or previous international visitors, click here!
Comb a tin g W ild life Tra ffickin g
U.S. Ju d icia l Sy stem: Protectin g W omen a n d Ch ild ren
Ja p a n Fellow
U.S. Tra d e Policy
Police Profession a liza tion E xch a n ge Progra m: E mergen cy Commu n ica tion s Cen ters
To learn more about Citizen Diplomacy, contact Sarah Sibley, Vice President for Citizen Diplomacy Programs
Beyond the Ev ents: Get Inv ol v ed in Worl dBoston!
You can engage with some of our visiting delegations simply by hosting them for a meal at your home. These "Din n er Dip loma cy " events are an opportunity for international visitors to interact with local community members in an informal setting. Click this link to sign up for upcoming Dinner Diplomacy Opportunities!
Our international visitors come to Boston to meet key local professionals. If your expertise aligns with an upcoming group, we'd love to help create a professional connection.
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W hat: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team are about embark on their biggest-ever tour to North America, and their first-ever aerial performance in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial display during a flypast along Bostonâ€™s waterfront and over Boston Harbor. W hether viewing from East Boston, Southie, Charlestown, the downtown waterfront or the Harbor Islands there should be plenty of great places to look up and check out this incredible aerial spectacle.
W hat: In its second season, the W atershed will present the U.S. premiere of the immersive video installation Purple by acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah. Purple addresses themes related to the implications of climate change across the planet and its effects. The W atershed also features a gallery dedicated to the rich history of the shipyard and East Boston more broadly.
By: Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team W here: Boston W aterfront and Boston Harbor W hen: late morning, August 19
By: Institute of Contemporary Art W atershed W here: 246 Marginal St. Boston, MA W hen: August 2 - September 2
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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 betw een 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 w ith 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., know n as Community Based Members (CBMs). Under the professional association of Global Ties U.S., local CBM members develop professional programs, arrange cultural activities, and provide home hospitality for international visitors. WorldBoston is part of the Global Ties Netw ork of more than 90 CBMs in 45 states.