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October 2022 Events

October 5 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | From CSR to ESG: Ensuring Success for Communities

The past several years have seen massive shifts in the world of work, as the pandemic showed that many jobs were could successfully move to remote locations, while others were required to increase health and safety measure to avoid disruptions to their production. This continues an ongoing trend of technological change, which has exacerbated the inequality in the current structure of work. With technology creating change at a faster rate than ever, companies embracing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment, Social, and Governance  (ESG) principals in the workplace, and governments working to leverage comparative advantages and limit disruptions to their own economies, now is the time to look at the future of work. 

Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations at the International Labour Organization (ILO), will join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for an insightful discussion on how corporations, workers, and governments can come together to ensure success for corporations and communities. Leaning on the success of the ILO's tripartite (government, workers, and business leaders) structure, he will provide the audience with key insights into how these three levels can come together to build positive relationships and create new solutions that will benefit the entire community. 

This program brings together community leaders who are interested in creating the conditions necessary for human centered workplaces. Members of the public, business leaders, government policy makers, and anyone concerned with a strong and functioning economy will find positive insights from attending this program.

Audience members have the opportunity to engage with this program both in-person and online. After the event, a recording of the discussion will be made available.

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October 6 | WorldBoston | Chat & Chowder with Michael Mandelbaum

WorldBoston's Chat & Chowder series features key authors on international affairs in an engaging setting. Join us for this virtual event, featuring Michael Mandelbaum, Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in discussion of his recent book, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower.

This event will be hosted virtually only. Even virtually, the spirit of Chat & Chowder persists! We encourage everyone to BYOCB (Bring Your Own Chow(der) & Beverages), and also to join us for the informal post-Chat Chat, led by a WorldBoston community member. Longtime and first-time chatters alike are welcome!

This program will take place virtually only. Register here: https://www.worldboston.org/calendar/2022/10/6/four-ages-of-american-foreign-policy

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October 12 | WorldBoston | Great Decisions with Lori Garver | Outer Space

The launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space era and of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the 21st century, there are many more participants in space, including countries such as India and China, and commercial companies such as SpaceX. How will the United States fare in a crowded outer space?

Join WorldBoston for a discussion of this complex topic with Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA.

This event will take place in-person at the Boston Public Library, and will also be live-streamed to Zoom. Register here: https://www.worldboston.org/calendar/2022/10/12/outer-space

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October 24 | Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy | The LGBTQI+ Global Crisis

The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Speaker Series presents: 

 

The LGBTQI+ Global Crisis: Addressing an Epidemic of Violence and Persecution
Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Westminster College - Gore School of Business
1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City

(Click here for the campus map: Building #4, best parking is in Lot A.)

 

In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia, resulting in an epidemic of violence and persecution. 

Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy as we welcome Dane Bland with Rainbow Railroad as he discusses how they help LGBTQI+ individuals worldwide find safety and access lives free from persecution, and what individuals in Utah can do to be part of the solution. 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dane is a not-for-profit leader focused on translating development activities to social betterment, political action, advocacy, and systemic change.

Dane Bland has over 10 years of experience in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, including in human rights, arts & culture, education and healthcare. Dane is a Certified Fundraising Executive, and a graduate of the Trent University Business Administration Program and Seneca College Fundraising Management postgraduate certificate program. Dane is a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada’s national board, a board member of the AFP Greater Toronto Area, and a board member of the Workforce Development Board of the Peterborough Region. Dane has been a CFRE Ambassador for Ontario since 2019.

When not working, Dane is a hockey fan, a dog lover (and owner), a once-decent golfer, a self-professed “culture vulture” and a lover of all things arts and heritage.

To learn more about Rainbow Railroad, click here.

 

 

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