Cheer on your high school's Academic WorldQuest team on Sunday, March 12 at 10:30 AM!
The Council will host 16 teams from 8 high schools for the 3rd annual NH Academic WorldQuest competition on Sunday, March 12 at SNHU as Souhegan High School (above) defends its title. Dylan Mahalingam - philanthropist, activist and social entrepreneur - will be the keynote speaker before the competition gets underway. Dylan is best known for founding Lil' MDG's, a global non-profit organization at the age of 9, and he's currently a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Scott Spradling, an Emmy award-winning former reporter, anchor and political director for WMUR-TV, will host the competition. Joining our mission partner, Southern New Hampshire University, this year's presenting sponsors - Pax World and McLane Middleton- are excited to show incredible support for this globally-minded program.
Academic WorldQuest is a team competition that tests high school students' knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. Family, friends, and Council members are invited to attend the opening ceremonies at 10:30 AM or stay for the competition, play along, and cheer on these incredible young people! REGISTER HERE.
High schools represented: Derryfield School (Manchester), Milford High School, Moultonborough Academy, Oyster River High School (Durham), Pinkerton Academy (Derry), Portsmouth High School, Souhegan High School (Amherst), and St. Thomas Aquinas (Dover).
THANK YOU ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST SPONSORS!
International Visitors Flock to New Hampshire
More than 10 international delegations will visit New Hampshire over the next month as part of our International Visitors Program. Here's a sneak peek at a few of the groups, who have been selected as emerging leaders by their home embassies. LEARN MORE about how you can get involved!
MARCH 5-8: BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA- How does the American government respond to social issues?
MARCH 19-23: CHINA- How does the rule of law work in the U.S. for economic development?
MARCH 26- 29: INDIA- What are strategies for global transparency and accountability?
Attention Business Leaders: Help Plymouth State Chart NH's Globalization!
Dr. Chen Wu and Dr. Roxana Wright of Plymouth State University, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Resource and Economic Development, are launching the first-ever analysis of the impact and opportunities that globalization brings to our state and state’s counties. This research brings company information to the forefront of the study of globalization and recognizes the significant role that international companies and companies that are engaged in international trade play in the economic development and business climate in New Hampshire.
We invite you to complete the SURVEY and engage your company in providing the first-hand data and perspectives on international markets, exported and imported products and contributions to the local economies. Responses will be confidential. For more information, please contact Dr. Wu or Dr. Wright.
Global Tipping Points Speaker Leads Timely Discussion on Countering Xenophobia
BY DAVID SANOK- What is the difference between a migrant and refugee? Those are two terms that have been used interchangeably when debating over what to do with the millions of people displaced worldwide. Fernando Fernandez-Arias, a Spanish diplomat and current fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, held a discussion at UNH Manchester on February 23 and the roots of reach of xenophobia in Europe and beyond.
To illustrate the differences, Fernandez-Arias discussed how the new limits on immigration in the U.S set by the Trump administration have contributed to the growing xenophobia towards migrants and refugees worldwide. Fernandez-Arias makes the distinction that migrants are people who immigrate legally to another country while refugees such as those from Syria are people who were forced to flee their home due to the ongoing civil war.
Fernandez-Arias asserted that fear-mongering has lead to the election of many right-wing leaders in both Europe and America and emphasized the importance of learning from past genocides caused by xenophobia. He concluded by stating that taking in refugees is not only an obligation but also a responsibility. Part II of the spring Global Tipping Points series- Conflicted Future- will take place on Thursday, March 23 with Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund assessing the current state of nuclear security. REGISTER HERE
Community Events Calendar
Wednesday, March 8 at 9 AM
International Women's Day Celebration with
434 Lake Avenue, 4th Floor, Manchester
SCREENING THIS MONTH:
Kedi, a Turkish documentary about the stray cats of Istanbul
Presented by the Turkish Cultural Center of NH
Saturday, March 4- Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover
Friday, March 17- Red River Theatres, Concord
March 24-30- Music Hall, Portsmouth
MONDAY, MARCH 13 at 6:45 PM
"I am a Muslim woman" presentation
Interfaith Women of NH
St. Catherine School, Manchester
THURSDAY, MARCH 23- SUNDAY APRIL 2
NH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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