Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Learning Commons, Academic Center, SNHU
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    Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 PM

    ANNUAL MEETING

    Join us for the Council's Annual Meeting & BBQ to celebrate another banner year! 


    Academic Center, SNHU (see map below)

    2500 N. River Road, Manchester


    5:30 PM - Registration & Networking (Cash Bar)

    6:00 PM- Annual Meeting- FREE!

    *Only WACNH dues-paying members are eligible to vote but all are welcome*

    6:30 pm - Dinner for Registered Guests


    Come and learn about the amazing year the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire had last year. From our successful Academic WorldQuest, which saw Milford High School win, to hosting a record number of International Visitors, to all the great and amazing speakers we hosted, WACNH continues our growth of the past ten years.

    Also, we will be announcing this year's President's Award Winner, given each year to a person who provided great service or support to the Council.

    The Annual Meeting is Free and Open to the Public and will be followed by a BBQ dinner (Tickets Required). Join us to celebrate another year in the books!


    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301

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    Wednesday, May 30th at 7 PM

    Red River Theatres, Concord

    Ticket Price: $10

    Purchase tickers: HERE

    THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

    Tickets can be purchased online at Red River Theatres, at the door, or by calling 603-224-4600

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    1 hour, 29 minutes (2017) NR


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    • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dining Center at Southern NH University
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    Trump, Iran and the Risk of War

    a Discussion with Trita Parsi

    Join us for our spring fundraiser to learn about the US-Iran Deal and how the US moves forward. 

    Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. He is also an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. The author of the critically acclaimed books A Single Roll of the Dice-Obama's Diplomacy with Iran and Losing and Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy; Parsi delves into the murky  relationship between the United States and Iran.

    Schedule of Events

    5 PM- Doors open for the reception 

    6 PM- Trita Parsi presentation begins

    7:30 PM- Private dinner with Trita Parsi and Patron ticket holders

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    About Losing an Enemy 

    The definitive book on Obama’s historic nuclear deal with Iran from the author of the Foreign Affairs Best Book on the Middle East in 2012

    This timely book focuses on President Obama’s deeply considered strategy toward Iran’s nuclear program and reveals how the historic agreement of 2015 broke the persistent stalemate in negotiations that had blocked earlier efforts.

    The deal accomplished two major feats in one stroke: it averted the threat of war with Iran and prevented the possibility of an Iranian nuclear bomb. Trita Parsi, a Middle East foreign policy expert who advised the Obama White House throughout the talks and had access to decision-makers and diplomats on the U.S. and Iranian sides alike, examines every facet of a triumph that could become as important and consequential as Nixon’s rapprochement with China. Drawing from more than seventy-five in-depth interviews with key decision-makers, including Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, this is the first authoritative account of President Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement.

     To buy Losing an Enemy click HERE

    About Trita Parsia 


    Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press 2007), for which he conducted more than 130 interviews with senior Israeli, Iranian and American decision-makers. Treacherous Alliance is the silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Parsi's second book A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press) was released early 2012 and was selected by Foreign Affairs journal as the Best Book of 2012 on the Middle East

    His latest book - Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy (Yale University Press, 2017) - reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic nuclear deal with Iran.

    Parsi was born in Iran but moved with his family at the age of four to Sweden in order to escape political repression. His father was an outspoken academic who was jailed by the Shah and then by the Ayatollah. He moved to the United States as an adult and studied foreign policy at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies where he received his Ph.D. 

    He founded NIAC to provide a non-partisan, non-profit organization through which Iranian-Americans could participate in American civic life. NIAC is a vocal proponent of dialogue and engagement between the US and Iran, which Parsi consistently has argued would enhance our national security by helping to stabilize the Middle East and bolster the moderates in Iran.

    Parsi has followed Middle East politics through work in the field and extensive experience on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. He is frequently consulted by Western and Asian governments on foreign policy matters.  Parsi has worked for the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN, where he served in the Security Council, handling the affairs of Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan and Western Sahara, and in the General Assembly's Third Committee, addressing human rights in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq.

    Parsi studied for his Doctoral thesis on Israeli-Iranian relations under Professor Francis Fukuyama at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In addition to his PhD, he holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Uppsala University and a Master's Degree in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has served as an adjunct professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, George Washington University and Georgetown University, as well as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute and as a Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.

    He is fluent in Persian/Farsi, English, and Swedish. Parsi's articles on Middle East affairs have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Jane's Intelligence Review, the Nation, The American Conservative, the Jerusalem Post, The Forward, and others. He is a frequent guest on CNN, PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, the BBC, and Al Jazeera.


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