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Nov em ber at WorldBoston Dear Friends, In keeping with the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, November begins "Stew a rd sh ip Sea son " at W orldBoston. W e thank our fantastic sponsors for their support of our mission of "fostering international engagement and global cooperation among people of all nations". It will be a bustling month as we welcome four international delegations, three of whom will have the opportunity to experience local Thanksgiving traditions. W e will also welcome featured IVLP group "Hidden No More" which was inspired by the movie Hidden Figures. W orldBoston will welcome 27 of the world's top women experts in the STEM field. In the theme of celebrating women, W orldBoston is thrilled to have a fall filled will stellar speakers, including Dr. Vivien Schmidt, Dr. Julie Garey, Dr. Angela Stent, Ambassador Susan Rice, Ambassador W endy Sherman, and Ambassador Samantha Power. Be sure to register for these events below!

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.


W e hope to see you soon.

Mary P. Yntema President & CEO

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Update from the Office World A ffairs Councils of A merica Nat ional Conference This week W orldBoston staffers Mary Yntema, Elise Pitcairn and Jenna Bergquist, along with several W orldBoston members, will attend the W orld Affairs Councils of America National Conference in W ashington D.C. This year's theme is "The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy", and features an extraordinary lineup of speakers such as former Sec. of State James A. Baker III, former Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, and former Under Secretary of State Richard Stengel (who will

speak at W orldBoston later this month!). W e are delighted that our nominee, Bridgewater State University student Anna Fateiger, has won a scholarship through the W orld Affairs Councils of America to attend.

WorldBost on is an Organizat ional Part ner wit h Ply mout h 400 W orldBoston is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Plymouth 400. According to Plymouth 400, "America is poised for an anniversary of national and international significance; the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony. The Plymouth 400 Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the W ampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America." This Thanksgiving, Fulbright Visiting Scholars will have the chance to attend the Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade! W orldBoston facilitates cultural enrichment activities for the 100+ Fulbright Scholars in the Greater Boston region.

Congrat ulat ions, Sarah! W e are very proud that our own Vice President for Citizen Diplomacy Sarah Sibley has been nominated for the Excellence in Programming Award at the Global Ties 2020 National Meeting! Sarah was nominated by peers in the Global Ties Network who work with her on the IVLP program. This is the second year in a row that Sarah has been nominated! Congratulations, Sarah!

Stew ardship Season Thank y ou t o our Sponsors! November starts our Stewardship Season at W orldBoston, and we want to thank our incredible sponsors! A very successful 10th Annual Consuls Reception and the 21st James D. Kaufman International Citizens Award, has showcased the important work that our sponsors do year-round in supporting our mission of "fostering international engagement and global cooperation among people of all nations". Thank you to our many sponsors, who are listed here.

Membership Membership W elcome to last month's new and returning W orldBoston members: Joseph Iuliano, D M Therese Byrne, Elizabeth Stephenson, Patricia Roach and Robert Martin, Kevin Smith, Meryl Langbort, Larry Post, Kristin Buchanan, Lara Tennyson, Yvette Morrill and Nobu Kondo, Kira Levin, Jessica Diaz, Derrick Duplessy, David Andrews, Fiona Clancy, and Nelson Tamayo.

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Global Engagement Regist rat ion for A cademic WorldQuest is open! Academic W orldQuest, the W orld Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program, is a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented global knowledge competition for high school students. Academic W orldQuest tests player’s knowledge of current international issues. Teams are four students plus alternates who typically prepare in an after-school setting over the course of several months. The prize for the winning team is an all expenses paid trip to W ashington, DC for the national championship competition hosted by the W orld Affairs Councils of America!


CHI NA TOWN HA LL On Mon d a y , Novemb er 18, W orldBoston & Suffolk University will join more than 75 venues across the country for the annual CH INA Tow n H a ll program, featuring a panel of leading experts in discussion with ABC News Chief Anchor George Step h a n op ou los via webcast. The panel will be followed on -site con versa tion s about the impact that U.S.-China relations have on the local community, its institutions, and the people themselves. The national webcast panel will include expert speakers Mela n ie H a rt, Senior Fellow and Director for China Policy, Center for American Progress; Ya h sen g H u a n g, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Professor, Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; E ly R a t n er, Vice President and Director of Studies, the Center for a New American Security; and Step h en Orlin s, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. R E GISTE R H E R E

Join us on Tu esd a y , Novemb er 19th for a an inside look at disinformation with Richard Stengel, and his book, Information W ars: How W e Lost the Global Battle for Disinformation & W hat W e Can Do About it. Richard Stengel was the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2013-2016. Before working at the State Department, he was the editor of Time for seven years, from 2006-2013. From 1992 to 1994, he collaborated with Nelson Mandela on the South African leader’s autobiography Long

W alk to Freedom. Stengel later wrote Mandela’s W ay, a New York Times bestseller, on his experience working with Mandela. He lives in New York. R E GISTE R H E R E

GREA T DECI SI ONS Nu clea r Fu tu re?

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To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future? Join us on W ed n esd a y , Novemb er 20th to discuss the new urgency and approach to dealing with Nuclear weapons in the world today with Amb a ssa d or W en d y Sh erma n . R E GISTE R H E R E To learn more about Global Engagement, contact Elise Pitcairn, Director of Operations and Global Engagement, at

Citizen Diplomacy Opport unit ies for St udent s t o be Cit izen Diplomat s A broad: W orldBoston's national affiliate, Global Ties, has two upcoming opportunities for students at the h igh sch ool, u n d ergra d u a te a n d gra d u a te levels to go abroad. NSLI You th Sch ola rsh ip s: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth is now accepting applications from U.S. citizens ages 15-18 for the 2020-21 academic year. Applications are due by October 30. Learn more here. Critica l La n gu a ge Sch ola rsh ip s (CLS) Progra m : The CLS program is a fully-funded intensive language and cultural immersion program for U.S.

undergraduate and graduate students to spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Persian, Russian, and more. Applications due by November 19. Learn more here.

Upcoming I nt ernat ional V isit ors ​To learn more about our upcoming or previous international visitors, click here!

H id d en No More

Multi-Regional Project

Cy b ersecu rity a s a n E lemen t of th e Na tion a l Secu rity Stra tegy


Disa b ility R igh ts: E q u a l Access for All

Promotin g Pea ce a n d Tolera n ce Amon g E d u ca ted You th

Regional Project: South Central Asia


To learn more about Citizen Diplomacy, contact Sarah Sibley, Vice President for Citizen Diplomacy Programs

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Take adv antage of our extraordinary network of professional resources and our deep expertise in logistics and cultural

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international v isitors to interact with local community members in an informal setting.

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W hat: The Arlington Film Festiv al offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural education by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in Arlington and beyond. In addition to international films, the Festiv al offers a unique opportunity for local high school students to showcase their films and graphic art.

Th S t r e ngt he ni ng t he W or l d Thr o ugh Cul t ur al Ex c hange , An I nt e r nat i onal Educ at i on W e e k Ce l e br at i o n W hat: An ev ent blending networking, education, and cultural exchange into an exciting foodie experience featuring the highly popular Cooking as a Second Language program at HI Boston. By: Hosteling International

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Be yond Br e x i t wi t h J o e Br us ue l as , and S i mon Har t

W hat:A liv ely and engaging update from RSM US and UK experts about the latest in the Brexit and European negotiations. They will prov ide candid insight on the latest dev elopments; address the potential impact and opportunities for US business leaders; and consider possible outcomes US businesses need to know when operating in the UK and Europe. By: The British American Business Council of New England W here: Offices of RSM

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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. WorldBoston is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, ​a netw ork of more than 90 independent Councils in more than 40 states.

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