NEWS & March Events

Friday, March 03, 2017 1:42 PM | Anonymous

Engage with the world- and your neighbors- at events galore across the state this month!

 

 

 

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CROSSROADS FILM SERIES STARTS MARCH 21 IN CONCORD
    
Tuesday, March 21- Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Tuesday, April 25- The Crossing
Tuesday, May 16- Jim: The James Foley Story  

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is excited to partner once again with Red River Theatres to bring you the 5th season of our Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series. The series is supported by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice and SNHU. The three documentaries- beginning at 7 PM- will be followed by discussion with expert speakers on issues raised in the films including women's rights, the international refugee crisis, and freedom of the press.

FREE (SUGGESTED $10 DONATION)- REGISTER HERE!

 NEXT WEEK: Celebrate International Women's Day & #BeBoldforChange! Wednesday, March 8


Join us for a free screening of Salaam Dunk on International Women's Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. The film follows a female basketball team at American University in Iraq as they discover what it means to be students, athletes, and friends.
Wednesday, March 8 at 5 PM
Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall, SNHU, Manchester

Post-film panel discussion includes Jamie Pendleton, co-founder of INTI Academy, a non-profit that empowers local children through soccer.

FREE! REGISTER NOW through SNHU for this event and others celebrating International Women's Day on campus.

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Upcoming Programs - See our full 2017 CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 21
Crossroads Film & Discussion Series

Thursday,
March 23
Global Tipping Points

Thursday,
April 13
Global Tipping Points

Monday,
April 17
World Affairs @ the
Library

A screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell and discussion on women's rights here and abroad.

7 PM
Red River Theatres
Concord 
REGISTER NOW!

Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund will address nuclear security in the Trump age in part II of our speaker series.

6 PM
UNH Manchester
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Find out why the U.S. too often reaches for the gun instead of the purse as Jennifer M. Harris looks at war by other means.

6 PM
UNH Manchester
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Professor Luis Jiminez examines current and future U.S.-Mexico relations as well as Latin American politics.

7 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
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Latest news:

 

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 

Welcoming Manchester

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

MORE INFO

THURSDAY, MARCH 23- SUNDAY APRIL 2

NH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

MORE INFO

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