Online registration closed; seats available at the door starting at noon, first come first served.
FOREIGN POLICY FORUM with
U.S. SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN
“Russia is subverting democracy. The US needs a strategy to fight back.”
Friday, March 24 at 12:30 PM
Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a special Foreign Policy Forum with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, speaking on Russia and other international issues. Senator Shaheen has served in the Senate since 2009 and is a member of the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Appropriations, with a place on the Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
Noon- Registration & Coffee
Walker Auditorium, Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester
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ABOUT JEANNE SHAHEEN:
The first woman in U.S. history to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator, Jeanne Shaheen has been committed to serving the citizens of New Hampshire and is known for her common-sense leadership, hard work and dedication to improving the lives of the middle class. She has served in the United States Senate since 2009 and is a member of the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and is Ranking Member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
As Ranking Member and the former chair of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, Senator Shaheen was an outspoken proponent of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). She helped to secure its ratification, enabling the U.S. to resume critical inspections of Russia's nuclear arsenal.
As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Shaheen has also continued the work she began as Governor to protect jobs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Pease International Tradeport and New Hampshire's defense-related companies. She has worked to ensure that policies supporting our active-duty troops are accessible to our National Guard forces and their families as well. As a member of the committee, Shaheen is in a strong position to advocate for military families and programs that are important to New Hampshire and the nation - including the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base. Shaheen also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she is the Ranking Members of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
Shaheen served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1997 to 2003. Between her time as Governor and election to the U.S. Senate, Shaheen served as the Director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.
Shaheen was born in Saint Charles, Missouri. Her father worked his way up to a management position in a shoe company and her mother worked as a secretary in their local church. After attending public schools, Shaheen received a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi. She and her husband, Bill, live in Madbury and have three daughters, Stefany, Stacey and Molly, and seven grandchildren.
READ MORE: Senator Shaheen was featured by ELLE on International Women's Day for her role as the only female member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.