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November 2022 Events

November 3 | WorldBoston | Hidden No More Welcome Reception

Join WorldBoston, LabCentral Ignite, and the International Visitor Leadership Program for this special opportunity to meet with women leaders in STEM from around the world. The reception will feature a substantive panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders both from the Boston community and from countries abroad who are participating in the IVLP's Hidden No More program, as well as excellent networking opportunities over light food and beverages.

Hidden No More is an annual special initiative of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Since 2017, it has brought women leaders who represent “hidden talent” in their home countries to the United States to explore U.S. efforts to prepare women and girls for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The 2022 Hidden No More participants will join us from:

Armenia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Philippines, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zambia.


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November 9 | WorldBoston | Myanmar and ASEAN | Great Decisions

The situation in Myanmar, including the coup by the military in February 2021 and the ongoing human rights crises, coupled with civil resistance by those opposed to the regime, has led to chaos in the Southeast Asian country. How are neighboring countries reacting, and what role will ASEAN play?

Join WorldBoston for this installation of our Great Decisions series, when we host Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

This event will take place virtually only.

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Tom Andrews is the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. He is a former member of the US Congress from Maine is a Robina Senior Human Rights Fellow at Yale University Law School, an Associate of Harvard University's Asia Center and has a Washington DC based consulting practice, Andrews Strategic Services. He has worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and parliamentarians, NGOs and political parties in several countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Algeria, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine and Yemen.

Andrews served as General Secretary of "The Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Burma" in 2001 and was a consultant for the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma and the Euro-Burma Network. He has run advocacy NGOs including Win Without War and United to End Genocide, led an education institute at the University of Maine and served in the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate. He lives with his wife and son in Fairfax, Virginia outside of Washington DC.



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November 30 | WorldBoston | Chat & Chowder with Shannon K. O'Neil

Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Shannon K. O'Neil, Vice President of Studies and Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, in discussion of her recent book, The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter.

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Chat & Chowder programs are an excellent opportunity to engage with expert speakers and to network with other globally-oriented participants in an informal environment. Each event features a presentation, audience Q&A, dedicated time for networking, and (of course!) a selection of chowders and beverages.

Advance registration is required. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for the in-person program.

The conventional wisdom about globalization is wrong.

Over the past forty years as companies, money, ideas, and people went abroad more often than not, they looked regional rather than globally. O’Neil details this transformation and the rise of three major regional hubs in Asia, Europe, and North America. Current technological, demographic, and geopolitical trends look only to deepen these regional ties. O'Neil argues that this has urgent implications for the United States. Regionalization has enhanced economic competitiveness and prosperity in Europe and Asia. It could do the same for the United States, if only it would embrace its neighbors.

Shannon K. O’Neil is the Vice President of Studies and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on Latin America, global trade, U.S.-Mexico relations, corruption, democracy, and immigration.

O’Neil is the author of The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter (Yale University Press, 2022), which chronicles the rise of three main global manufacturing and supply chain hubs and what they mean for U.S. economic competitiveness. She also wrote Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead (Oxford University Press, 2013), which analyzes the political, economic, and social transformations Mexico has undergone over the last three decades and why they matter for the United States. She is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, and a frequent guest on national broadcast news and radio programs. O’Neil has often testified before Congress, and regularly speaks at global academic, business, and policy conferences.

O’Neil has lived and worked in Mexico and Argentina. She was a Fulbright scholar and a Justice, Welfare, and Economics fellow at Harvard University, and has taught Latin American politics at Columbia University. Before turning to policy, O’Neil worked in the private sector as an equity analyst at Indosuez Capital and Credit Lyonnais Securities. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MA in international relations from Yale University, and a PhD in government from Harvard University. She is a member of the board of directors of the Tinker Foundation.

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