• Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Syria's Road to Peace; Potential for Nuclear Destruction; The New Age of Populism; Containing Russia; 'One China' Policy; Soft or Hard Brexit; Issues in Latin America. 

    Syria's Road to Peace

    (Andrew Parasiliti, one of the co-authors of the first article was moderator of WACA's 2016 Conference panel on Countering Violent Extremism. The link to that video is here.) 

    "Preventing State Collapse in Syria: U.S. Options for Dealing with Assad, Islamic State, and Al-Qaeda" Andrew Parasiliti , Kathleen Reedy, and Becca Wasser -- RAND Corporation, January 2017


    "How Ceasefires in Syria Became Another Tool of Warfare" Lina Khatib -- Chatham House, January 5, 2017

    "Syria's Tangled Trilateral Road to Peace" Fritz Lodge -- The Cipher Brief, January 6, 2017

    "After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya" Hayder al-Khoei, Ellie Geranmayeh, and Mattia Toaldo -- European Council on Foreign Relations, January 4, 2017

    Potential for Nuclear Destruction

    "Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren't You?" John F. Harris and Bryan Bender -- POLITICO Magazine, January 6, 2017

    The New Age of Populism 

    "Can the EU Survive in an Age of Populism?" Daniel Gros -- CEPS, January 9, 2017
     

    "Beware Clashes of Big-power Nationalisms in 2017 - with Europe Stuck in the middle" John Bruton -- Europe's World, January 9, 2017
     

    "How Putin Is Using Populist Movements against the West" Ronald Brownstein -- Defense One, January 6, 2017

    Containing Russia 

    "How We Fool Ourselves on Russia" William J. Burns -- The New York Times, January 7, 2017
     

    "Efforts to Contain Russia Are Failing" Lilia Shevtsova -- Chatham House, January 4, 2017

    'One China' Policy 

    "Taiwan's President and Pro-China Opposition Leader both Plan U.S. Visits" Mark C. Eades -- Foreign Policy Association, January 6, 2017

     

    "Trump and a Tricky Relationship" Daniel Fazio -- Policy Forum, January 9, 2017


    "Reinvigorating U.S. Economic Strategy in the Asia Pacific" Matthew P. Goodman, Schott Miller, and Amy Searight -- CSIS, January 5, 2017

    Soft or Hard Brexit 

    "Why a "Soft Brexit" Is in the Interest of Both London and Brussels" Simeon Djankov -- Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 4, 2017

    "Sturgeon Reiterates Hard Brexit Threat of Scottish Independence Vote" Severin Carrell -- The Guardian, January 8, 2017

    Issues in Latin America 

    "China's Investment in Latin America" David Dollar -- BROOKINGS Institution, January 2017


    "Brazil Worries the "China of South America" Is Eating Its Lunch" Bruce Douglas and Matthew Malinowski -- Bloomberg Markets, January 9, 2017


    "Venezuela Crisis: Minimum Wage Increased 50 Percent As Inflation Continues To Soar" Jason Le Miere -- International Business Times, January 9, 2017

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  • Monday, January 09, 2017 1:33 PM | Anonymous

      

    BY DAVID SANOK

    Editor's Note: Derek Chollet spoke to the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire last November about his recent book, "The Long Game," and our intern, David, reviewed the book for our January 2017 e-newsletter. His opinions do not represent an endorsement by the Council.

    Derek Chollet's book The Long Game examines the foreign policy legacy of President Barack Obama. Chollet makes the case that Obama's decisions in foreign policy were largely successful in keeping the United States out of another war. Having worked under the Obama administration as an insider, Chollet is able to provide a closer look at the foreign policy decisions made behind closed doors as well as an in-depth analysis of the situations Obama faced at the world stage such as Syria, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Chollet's book analyzes not just Obama's approach to foreign policy crisis’s, but also the circumstances that lead to America electing a president like Obama. Chollet examines how the Bush presidency conducted foreign policy prior to Obama and why the regime change philosophy of the Bush administration lead to many voters wanting a change.

    During the 2008 election, the Iraq War was one the major issues debated by the candidates as whether to withdraw or not. While Republicans were generally in favor of remaining, most Democrats favored leaving, Obama sought to stand out from the rest of the democratic field by taking a more balanced to foreign policy. To accomplish this, Chollet examines the two strategies Obama adopted that helped distinguish himself from candidates such as Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

    Firstly, Obama ran a campaign based on his better judgment because of his early opposition to the Iraq War from the start whereas Hillary, despite running on experience, voted for the war. Secondly, while Obama championed a withdrawal from Iraq, he also sought to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Obama's reasoning behind this was that America needed to focus on Afghanistan because Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Bin Laden were the ones who attacked America on 9/11. Obama was seeking a middle of the road position on foreign policy to maintain stability in the middle east. Obama continued to launch missiles and drone strikes on terrorist groups, but discontinued the ground troops strategy of the Bush administration.

    These two strategies served Obama well again when dealing with Russia and Egypt as Chollet again gives credit to Obama for being both tough and cautious with Russia over its interventions in Ukraine and Syria. According to Chollet, Obama's use of economic sanctions was a successful use of toughness on Russia because it put pressure on President Putin to pull out of Ukraine. At the same time, Obama resisted calls from war hawks on both the left and right of the political spectrum who wanted to install a no-fly zone in Syria in case Russia tried to intervene there. Obama, however, recognized the danger of a no-fly zone because of the risk it posed of igniting a nuclear war between the United States and Russia. By adopting sanctions, Chollet argues Obama achieved peace through strength for he succeeded in damaging Russia economically and slowing down their military expansion- all without having to fire a single shot.

    Throughout the Obama presidency, many governments in the Middle East were overthrown by military coups. One of the most notable was the Egyptian military coup that took place in 2011. Chollet argues Obama was right in resisting calls to intervene in the overthrow of the Egyptian government and instead work to build a relationship with the new regime. Although Egypt is now ruled by a military dictatorship, they have continued to honor existing treaties such as the 1978 peace accords with Israel and maintain a working relationship with the United States.

    When it came to the military coup in Libya, Chollet defended Obama's handling of the situation despite the widespread criticism his administration received over it's decision to intervene. Although Gaddafi's death has created instability in Libya and lead to an ongoing civil war between rival factions, he still praises Obama for successfully removing Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi from power. Chollet credits Obama's decision to reach to different countries across the world and rebel groups in Libya without sending in ground troops or going in alone without allies like Bush did with Iraq.

    Overall, I highly recommend “The Long Game” because it offer a unique inside view into why Obama did what he did in foreign affairs and why his policies were successful. Even if you as a reader think Obama's foreign policy was a failure and disagree with Derek Chollet's arguments, The Long Game is still worth a read because Chollet backs up his arguments based on his personal experience and includes detailed research of what Obama faced and the aftermath of his decisions. 


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    Seacoast Speaker Series next week!

     

     

     

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    NEXT WEEK:
    World Affairs at the Library with Stephen Walt on Tuesday, December 13 at Portsmouth Public Library

    Join us at for our last event of the year! We've partnered with the Portsmouth Public Library to bring Dr. Stephen Walt to the seacoast on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 PM.
    For the first time in recent memory, large numbers of Americans are openly questioning their country’s strategy when it comes to international affairs. An April 2016 Pew poll found that 57 percent of Americans agree that the United States should “deal with its own problems and let others deal with theirs the best they can." Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will share his ideas on what the United States' global strategy should be.   
    Stephen Walt is
    a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, co-chair of the editorial board of International Security, and co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs book series.  He is also the author of multiple books.  His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.  

    This event will take place at 7 PM in the Levenson Community Room at the Portsmouth Public Library - 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth. World Affairs at the Library events are free and open to the public.

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    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    TOWN HALL: AMERICAN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST UNDER THE NEW ADMINISTRATION

        

    Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for a special program on the challenges facing President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration in the Middle East, including ISIS, the conflict in Syria and the future of the Iran nuclear deal. What should the U.S. and its allies do next in the world's most troubled region? Panelists, including Dr. Jessica T. Matthews, former President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Jim Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, will weigh options and dangers ahead followed by community discussion.

    Registration: 5 PM; Program: 5:30 PM; Reception to follow program

    FREE; ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED

    Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall, Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106

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    Derek Chollet shares his views on US Foreign Policy: The Very Recent Past and the Not-So-Distant Future

    By David Sanok, Council Intern  - The World Affairs Council of NH hosted its final Global Tipping Points event of the year on November 15 at UNH Manchester. About 80 people came out to hear Derek Chollet's talk, which addressed the strengths of Obama’s decisions in foreign affairs over the past eight years and speculated on how the incoming Trump administration may impact Obama’s achievements. Chollet served for 6 years during the Obama Administration in senior positions at the White House, State Department and Pentagon, and as the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. These experiences inspired his new book The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World.

    Chollet praised Obama for his bold yet cautious approach when confronted with international crisis’s and defended the administration’s handling of Syria, Russia, Ukraine, and Iran. Chollet pointed to Obama's handling of the “red line” situation Syria as a success rather than a failure because Obama convinced the Syrian president to hand over chemical weapons without having to go to war. He also highlighted the President’s use of sanctions on specific Russian officials and the negotiation of the Iran deal to phase out Iran’s nuclear program as examples of achieving foreign policy goals without using military force.

    Chollet expressed a mixture of worry and uncertainty as to whether Obama's foreign policy achievements would survive under the administration of President-Elect Donald Trump. Trump’s demonstrated tendency to quickly change positions makes it uncertain as to what course of action he ultimately will take. Chollet emphasized that the gains made by Obama and his legacy in terms of foreign policy may very well be diminished, or at the least altered by his successor. Watch for an in-depth review of Chollet's book coming next month in the dispatch!

    The Annual Fund: Help Us Bring the World to NH

    Collected: $4,170  -  Goal:$5,000 - DONATE NOW!

    We're currently at 83% of our fundraising goal for the Annual Fund - that leaves us with $830 left to raise!  Please consider making a donation by December 31 to help support the World Affairs Council of NH, our mission, and our programs!  THANK YOU!!




    Seacoast Library Talk Explores Details of Israeli- Palestinian Conflict 

    By Doaa Shabana, Council Intern - In partnership with the World Affairs Council of NH, the Portsmouth Public Library hosted Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies at Northeastern University, on Tuesday, October 25 .

    Waxman discussed why Obama’s administration failed to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over eight years, asserting that it wasn’t for a lack of trying.  "His time in office will be remembered as the time in which the possibility of a two state solution effectively ended," Waxman said.

    Also, he elaborated on factors that caused a slow down in the peace process, including both Israeli and Palestinian political unwillingness to solve the conflict, and other problems in the Middle East that have taken attention away from the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

    The event had about 70 attendee, who were very engaged with the topic. A lot of questions were asked by the audience, such as how the Arab spring affected the the peace process, the rise of the Islamic state and his predictions about the future of the conflict. Waxman said that he’s not very optimistic about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being solved anytime soon, with the status quo prevailing.

    Academic WorldQuest Registration Now Open!

    Registration for our 3rd annual Academic WorldQuest competition is now open! This team competition tests high school students' knowledge of global issues and foreign policy.  If you know any high school teachers or students, please let them know about this unique and exciting opportunity to expand their global knowledge in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. The competition will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire University.

     MORE INFORMATION HERE!

    Photo Gallery:

    Council Executive Director Anna Berry, President Steve Solomon and Treasurer Andy Supplee all attended the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference in Washington D.C. in November. They attended many panel discussions, such as the one above on countering extremism.  Photo - @WACAmerica

    International Visitors from Malta, in NH to study the US Elections, get the chance to speak with State Senator Donna Soucy at the NH Joint Democratic Campaign Office.  

    The Maltese visitors, on a tour at WMUR's studios, pause to take a photo with anchor Erin Fehlau.

    International Opportunities for Teachers & Students

    TEACHERS: Study trip to the United Arab Emirates

    The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth invites educators from around the United States to apply for an expenses-paid study trip to the United Arab Emirates on March 11-19, 2017. The program is supported by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. 

    As many as a dozen 6th-12th grade educators from North Texas and across the U.S. may be selected for the trip that begins with a one-day get-acquainted workshop at the UAE Embassy in DC on March 10. Participants then travel to the UAE, a nation of more than 9 million people with a globally respected education system.

    Applications will be accepted until 5:30 PM (CST) on Thursday, December 15.  Submit applications to Amy Miller, Director of Education at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, at amiller@dfwworld.org.

    STUDENTS:

    High school:

     The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for to study for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at usagermanyscholarship.orgDeadline for NH students is December 12.

    Undergraduate:

    Cultural Vistas Fellowship, a funded professional development program, is now accepting applications for the 2017 program year! The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program that gives undergraduate students who have not yet participated in a formal study or internship abroad program the opportunity to gain practical work experience in Argentina, Germany or India. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to students in all fields who can demonstrate their interest in or commitment to advancing their career goals, developing global competencies, and experiencing life in another culture. Application Deadline is January 6.

    Community Events Calendar

    TONIGHT! Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30 PM

    Going Global Entrepreneur Forum

    Laconia-based Orion Entrance Control, Inc. will be the featured presenter at the next Entrepreneur Forum, one of the Council’s marquee events. The kick-off theme will be “going global,” an issue Orion faces as the company looks to expand its reach to the worldwide market.

    FIRST, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101

    MORE INFO

    Friday, December 9, 12 - 1:30PM

    Opportunities for the New President and Congress:  A Discussion on How to Address the Nation's Fiscal Challenges

    Brown bag lunch and panel discussion with Former US congressmen for NH Charles Bass, Paul Hodes, William H. Zeliff and Ambassador George Bruno.

    Co-sponsored by The Concord Coalition and the Warren B. Rudman Center

    The Rich Room, Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH School of Law (2 White St. Concord)

    Details and Event RSVP

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    After the dust settles from the presidential election, join us for our second Global Tipping Points event to ponder foreign policy under the next administration. On TuesdayNovember 15, we will hear from Derek Chollet about his new book, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World.  With the unique perspective of having served at the three national security power centers during President Barak Obama's tenure - the White House, State Department, and Pentagon- Chollet will examine the President's foreign policy legacy and offer important lessons for the next administration.

    This event will take place at 6 PM in the Multipurpose room (Room 201) at UNH Manchester - 88 Commercial Street.  Global Tipping Points events are free and open to the public, and registration online is appreciated!

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    International Visitors from Across the Global Visit NH for 2016 Election

    Five politically active women from Nigeria tour the NH State House during their visit to the state.

    With just one day left before the 2016 election, most of us are tired of all things political. However, the world is still watching with much curiosity. During the months of October and November, WACNH’s International Visitors Program has hosted ten groups focused on topics including U.S. politics, the electoral process, and campaign techniques. The groups have been from places such as South East Asia and the Pacific, Malta, Nigeria, Central and South America and the Middle East and North Africa. During their stay in the state, most groups have met with representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties, visited state campaign headquarters, attended political rallies, and spoken with voters. Visitors were very excited to be here in person, learning about the elections from the people who participate in them, rather than from the media.  

    Foreign Policy Forums at SNHU Tap into Candidates' World Views

     

    (Left) Governor Maggie Hassan with moderator Dean Spiliotes on October 28; (Right) Senator Kelly Ayotte with SNHU College Republicans on October 26.


    The World Affairs Council of NH hosted Foreign Policy Forums with the candidates for US Senate at Southern NH University on October 26 and 28. Partnering with both the SNHU College Republicans and the NH College Democrats, the Council provided the opportunity for both candidates to clarify their positions on issues of global importance, and steps they would take to put their views into action, if elected. The conversation was moderated by SNHU civics scholar and political commentator Dean Spiliotes, who interwove his questions with written questions from the audience. Among other topics, both Ayotte and Hassan responded to questions concerning US immigration reform, combating ISIS, Russia's aggression in Europe and Syria, and climate change and the Paris Agreement. The forum with Senator Ayotte was featured in the Union Leader.

    We were happy to be able to provide Council members and the citizens of the state with this opportunity to hear the candidates' views on foreign policy! 

    The Annual Fund: Help Us Bring the World to NH

    Collected: $1,245  -  Goal:$5,000 - DONATE NOW!

     

    We need to raise $5,000 by December 31 for our Annual Fund, which supports dozens of free educational programs on world affairs. We have currently raised nearly 25% of our goal.  Please consider making a donation in support of the World Affairs Council of NH, our mission, and our programs!

     

    Global Tipping Points Explores Brexit with UK Consul General

    By David Sanok-  In early October, Harriet Cross, UK Consul General to Boston, spoke at UNH Manchester to discuss the future of the United Kingdom post-Brexit. Specifically, she focused on the relationship between the UK and Europe as well as the relationship between America and the UK. Cross began by expressing her disappointment in the UK's decision to leave the European Union. In her view, immigration control and economic anxiety were the biggest contributing factors in the leave voters' decision exit the EU.  

    Yet, Cross was very optimistic about the UK's future and expressed confidence that the British Government would secure a favorable trade deal with Europe and America once the UK officially leaves the EU. Since the vote, Cross has been reassuring New England business and political leaders Brexit would not affect their trade relations. Securing favorable deals with Europe and America is also critical in maintaining a strong union, as Scotland and Northern Ireland both voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU. She concluded her talk by trying to paint Brexit as the beginning of a new glory era for the UK rather than a gloomy future.

    Council & Staff news

    Council Director Appointed to NH Bar Foundation

    Anna Berry was appointed the New Hampshire Bar Foundation Board of Directors in August. NHBF promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the NH Bar and its members. The Bar Foundation carries out its mission by reliably administering the Supreme Court Rule 50 "Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts" program, responsibly managing the Foundation's Justice Grants program, and encouraging thoughtful philanthropy by members of the profession.

    Meet David, WACNH Intern

    By DAVID SANOK- Hi, my name is David Sanok, a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, and I'm currently an intern at the World Affairs Council looking to study global affairs. Ever since high school, studying global affairs has been one of my biggest passions because I want to understand what is happening around the world and how it will affect the United States in some way or another. As a student at USM, I majored in Communication and Media Studies to gain skills in dealing with people in different business and cultural environments.The World Council brings in people like me who are interested in global issues to hear people from different countries talking about their culture and the situations they face. I want to understand global affairs from a worldly perspective rather than just an American point of view and the World Council of NH gives many different interns like myself that opportunity."

    Council Featured in Business NH Magazine

    Wow! We were thrilled to be featured in Business NH Magazine this month for our work to connect New Hampshire with the world through public education programs and the International Visitor Leadership Program! We will add a link when the full article is posted online.

    Academic WorldQuest Registration Now Open!

    Registration for our 3rd annual Academic WorldQuest competition is now open! This team competition tests high school students' knowledge of global issues and foreign policy.  If you know any high school teachers or students, please let them know about this unique and exciting opportunity to expand their global knowledge in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. The competition will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire University.

     MORE INFORMATION HERE!

    International Opportunities for Teachers & Students

    Study trip to the United Arab Emirates

    The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth invites educators from around the United States to apply for an expenses-paid study trip to the United Arab Emirates on March 11-19, 2017. The program is supported by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. 

    As many as a dozen 6th-12th grade educators from North Texas and across the U.S. may be selected for the trip that begins with a one-day get-acquainted workshop at the UAE Embassy in DC on March 10. Participants then travel to the UAE, a nation of more than 9 million people with a globally respected education system.

    Applications will be accepted until 5:30 PM (CST) on Thursday, December 15.  Submit applications to Amy Miller, Director of Education at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, at amiller@dfwworld.org.

    For students:

    High school:

    Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to study for an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2017-18 programs are due December 1. Visit yes-abroad.org for more information.

     The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for to study for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at usagermanyscholarship.orgDeadline for NH students is December 12.

    Undergraduate:

    Cultural Vistas Fellowship, a funded professional development program, is now accepting applications for the 2017 program year! The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program that gives undergraduate students who have not yet participated in a formal study or internship abroad program the opportunity to gain practical work experience in Argentina, Germany or India. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to students in all fields who can demonstrate their interest in or commitment to advancing their career goals, developing global competencies, and experiencing life in another culture.

    Community Events Calendar

    Wednesday, November 16

    NH International Seminar Series

    UNH Durham - MUB Theater 2 - 12:40-2 PM

    Steven Zyck, Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Doha Institute, Qatar
    The International Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Saturday, November 19
    Freedom Gala 2016

    3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH - 7PM

    View the NE GIFT Box Exhibit and local art submissions; hear from human trafficking survivor Jasmine Marino and Freedom Café Program Director Bryan Bessette about the need for and role of The Freedom Café to address the fastest growing form of global crime.

    Monday, November 21

    SNHU International Education Week - International Fair

    Student Center, SNHU - 12-2PM

    Come to SNHU's International Fair to kick off the start of International Education Week!  WACNH will have a table, as will other globally-minded organizations and clubs.

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    Wow! We are thrilled to be featured in Business NH Magazine this month for our work to connect #NH with the #world through public education programs and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! We will add the link when the full article is posted online.


  • Friday, October 14, 2016 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Did you miss our September 27 Global Business Summit on cyber security?

    Watch it here and find out the latest on cyber conflicts and protecting your privacy!



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    Join us TONIGHT, October 4, for the series kick-off of Global Tipping Points,  as we partner with UNH Manchester to take a look at our transitioning world from a variety of perspectives. We will hear fromHarriet Cross, UK General Consul to Boston on Beyond Brexit: What Comes Next for Great Britain and the UK.  Cross will address the surprising decision made by a majority of British voters to leave the European Union, which will be triggered by 2019, and foreign policy goals under the new administration. Don't miss this opportunity to find out the latest from across the pond!


    Also mark your calendars for the second event on TuesdayNovember 15. We will hear from Derek Chollet about his new book, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World.  With the unique perspective of having served at the three national security power centers during President Barak Obama's tenure - the White House, State Department, and Pentagon- Chollet will examine the President's foreign policy legacy and offer important lessons for the next administration.


    Both events will take place at 6 PM in the Multipurpose room (Room 201) at UNH Manchester - 88 Commercial Street.  Global Tipping Points events are free and open to the public, and registration online is appreciated!



    WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL TO HOST 

    FOREIGN POLICY FORUMS WITH 

    SENATE CANDIDATES AT SNHU

    Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for a series of Foreign Policy Forums featuring the Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, in partnership with SNHU College Republicans and NH College Democrats. The forums, addressing each candidate's views on America's role in the world, will be moderated by SNHU Civic Scholar Dean Spiliotes. The series is intended to better educate voters about current global challenges before Election Day on November 8.

    Each event is free and open to the public but advance registration is required online at our website. Both programs take place at Mara Auditorium on the SNHU campus and will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Registration opens at 5 PM. Late arrivals will not be admitted.  Senator Kelly Ayotte will speak on Wednesday, October 26 and Governor Maggie Hassan will speak onFriday, October 28. 

    Disclaimer: Please note that this event does not signify an endorsement of any candidate or issue by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire or any of their partners. This series is designed to educate voters about candidates' ideas and to help better inform their decisions at the ballot box. The opinions expressed will be neither the opinions of Southern New Hampshire University or its Trustees nor endorsed by Southern New Hampshire University.



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    Global Business Summit Tackles Cyber Security


    GBS Speaker and Panelists (L to R) Trey Herr, Dave Allen, Edna Conway, JP Harris, and moderator Massood Samii.

    More than 100 members, students, and local business leaders joined us last week for the 5th annual Global Business Summit, held in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. Harvard Kennedy School expert Trey Herr and local panelists Dave Allen (Dyn), Edna Conway (Cisco) and JP Harris (Sheehan Phinney) engaged the audience in a lively discussion on what individuals, corporations and our nation can and should do in order to protect ourselves from online attacks and threats. Herr shared his insights, strongly advising every individual to use a password manager such as LastPass; and use another messaging app instead of text messaging to keep your information safe with encryption before it leaves your phone. The panel also fielded interesting questions from the audience, such as the vulnerability of our home wi-fii networks and also of the national power grid. 

    As one audience member put it, the discussion was "extremely interesting and illuminating"! We'd like to thank all Global Business Summit attendees, patrons, partners and sponsors for helping to make the event such a success!

    World Affairs Councils of America's 2016 National Conference


    America and Global Megatrends

    Wednesday, November 16- Friday, November 18 in Washington, D.C.

    More information and Registration


    For more than two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America's annual conference has presented top government officials, diplomats, business executives, civic leaders, think tank policy experts and journalists to a national audience. Council leaders and members from WACA's 95 affiliates across the country engage with these speakers and thought leaders over the course of three stimulating days in our nation's capital. This year, The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney will keynote Ambassadors Luncheon on the topic: Why Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Matter.

    Additionally,
     The National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that WACA will offer 25 scholarships for undergraduate students from the Council network to attend our 2016 National Conference The WACA Board is offering these scholarships in order to fulfill our educational mission and to prepare  future leaders for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. For more information, contact the NH Council at council@wacnh.org.


    Meet Doaa Shabana, WACNH Intern!


    BY DOAA SHABANA

    Hi, I’m Doaa Shabana, a graduate student at SNHU from Egypt. I come from the hottest place in the world right now and by hottest I don’t mean only weather- the Middle East is witnessing events that are reshaping history. Back in 2011, I was one of the Egyptian youth who participated in the revolution. The Revolution began on  January 25, 2011, and was the spark of the Arabic spring that engulfed the region. We had big dreams for ourselves and our country, and after the revolution, everyone started to think about how they would contribute to rebuilding our country. I was concerned about women in my country, who had been oppressed and facing many challenges. I hope to enhance the condition of women in my country and help them to pursue their dreams.

    As a part of a USAID program, I received a scholarship to study for my Master of Business Administration in the USA. I spent my entire life in a small, quiet city in Egypt, so leaving my comfort zone has not been easy. Here, I sometimes face stereotypes and prejudice. I hope that by working with the World Affairs Council, I will continue to build bridges with people from different cultures and inspire women in my country to pursue their passion. I did it, so they can too!


    Academic WorldQuest Registration Now Open!

    Registration for our 3rd annual Academic WorldQuest competition is now open! If you know any high school teachers or students, please let them know about this unique and exciting opportunity to expand their global knowledge in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. The competition will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Southern New Hampshire University. This team competition test high school students' knowledge of global issues and foreign policy,

    MORE INFORMATION HERE!


    PHOTO GALLERY


    A few more photos from the Global Business Summit!


    Summit attendees enjoy a reception in SNHU's Banquet Hall before the program begins.


    Trey Herr, the summit's featured speaker addresses the audience about cyber security.


    Our three local panelist Dave Allen of Dyn (L); Edna Conway of Cisco (Center) and JP Harris of Sheehan Phinney (R).


    Our new intern Doaa (center) with WACNH President Steve Solomon (left) and Executive Director Anna Berry (right).  Photos courtesy Irja Cilluffo.



    Community Events Calendar


    Wednesday, October 12 at 6 PM

    His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, in conversation with Nicholas Burns and David Gergen

    His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, in conversation with Nicholas Burns, Director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative and Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, andDavid Gergen, Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service, Harvard Kennedy School.

    Please RSVP here (required) by Oct. 6

    Nye ABC, Taubman Building, Fifth Floor, Havard Kennedy School, Boston


    CELEBRATE DIWALI!

    Saturday, November 5

    Registration Link: Diwali Registration 

    India Association of New Hampshire (IANH), the largest South Asian association in the New Hampshire region, will host its annual Diwali Festival and Dandiya on Saturday November 5, 2016 at Nashua High School North, located at 10 Chuck Druding Drive, Nashua, NH. A time to ring in change of seasons, as the community comes together to celebrate. With its popularity growing tremendously over the past few years, IANH expects a crowd of over five hundred people to attend the Diwali event. Festivities will kick-off with cultural performances by local talent, followed by social hour, dinner and culminating with garba/dandiya. The DJ for the night is the well known DJ Rishi Sher Bawa of Silk Events, of the New England area who has had full-houses at many dance parties. 


    Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM 

    Robert Frost Hall - Walker Auditorium  SNHU

    FILM SCREENING:  "Chungking Express" (Hong Kong, 1994)

    Join the SNHU School of Arts and Sciences for the Fall 2016 SNHU Film Series: Contemporary GlobalCinema.

      

    * Events listed here and on our website are not necessarily endorsed or supported by WACNH but we like to share information that might be of interest from other community organizations! To see all upcoming events, visit our Community Events page online and follow us on Facebook! *



     
     


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    SNHU - 2500 North River Road -  Manchester - NH - 01306

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  • Friday, September 16, 2016 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27


    HOW TODAY'S CYBER CONFLICTS IMPACT NEW HAMPSHIRE 

    & THE WORLD

    "Much of America seems to view all things cyber as being akin to the black arts... something more to be feared and placated than understood. No more. It's time to step out of the darkness and review the body of history and academic commentary that has been developed. And much of that has been conveniently captured in 'Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information Age,' a real primer for anyone wanting to better understand the emerging age."

    ~MICHAEL HAYDEN, Former CIA Director

           

    Featuring TREY HERR
    Cyber Security Expert, Harvard Kennedy School & Author of, "Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information Age"
    & Panel Discussion with DAVE ALLEN, Dyn;

    EDNA CONWAY, Cisco; & JP HARRIS, Sheehan Phinney

    Dining Center, Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106

    5 PM- Reception; 6 PM- Program

    REGISTER NOW! 

    Tickets: $25/Council Member; $35/Not-yet-member; SNHU students free (with advance registration)

    PRESENTED BY:

         

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

           

    JOAN & ALAN REISCHE; CAROLYN & STEWART RICHMOND; STEVEN SOLOMON; 

    GINNY & JOE SZYMANOWSKI; ANDREW SUPPLEE

    THANK YOU  PARTNERS:

            

    CONTACT US FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!




              

    Join us for our fall series of Global Tipping Points programs  as we partner with UNH Manchester to take a look at our transitioning world from a variety of perspectives. 

    The series kicks off on October 4 with Harriet Cross, UK General Consul to Boston and her talk Beyond Brexit: What Comes Next for Great Britain and the UK.  Ms. Cross will address the surprising decision made by a majority of British voters to leave the European Union and foreign policy goals under the new administration. Find out the latest from across the pond!

    On November 15, we will hear from Derek Chollet about his new book, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World.  With the unique perspective of having served at the three national security power centers during President Barak Obama's tenure - the White House, State Department, and Pentagon- Chollet will examine the President's foreign policy legacy and offer important lessons for the next administration.

    Both events will take place at 6 PM in the Multipurpose room (Room 201) at UNH Manchester - 88 Commercial Street.  Global Tipping Points events are free and open to the public, and registration online is appreciated! 

    Upcoming Programs - 2016 CALENDAR

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, September 27 Global Business Summit

    Wednesday, September 28
    World Affairs at
    the Library

    Tuesday, October 4
    Global Tipping Points

    Tuesday,
    October 18
    China Town Hall

     Join us to learn how today's cyber conflicts impact you, NH and the world.  Featuring Trey Herr, Cyber Security Expert, Harvard Kennedy School.

    5 PM
    Dining Center, SNHU
    Manchester

    REGISTER NOW

    Professor Kelly M. Greenhill, of, Tufts University, will discuss "new security challenges" such as the use of forced migration as a political and military weapon.  

    7 PM
    Portsmouth Public Library

    REGISTER NOW


    Consul General Harriet Cross will address what comes next for the UK and EU following the recent "Brexit" vote.

    6 PM
    UNH Manchester

    REGISTER NOW!

    This year's China Town Hall - Local Connections, National Reflections will feature a live webcast with speaker Henry Kissinger.

    7 PM
    UNH, Durham

    MORE INFO

     

     

     

    Latest news

     

     

     

     

     

    International Visitors Program Hosts Pakistani Group to Exchange Ideas on Fighting Substance Abuse

    Last month, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosted its first ever International Visitor Leadership Program on Drug Use Reduction. This group, sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visited the U.S. on a three week study tour to learn about how we are combating drug addiction. With New Hampshire struggling through the opioid crisis for the past several years, the state was well positioned to highlight effective programs for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

    “Pakistan is always 20 years behind the US in terms of problems, with the solutions coming another 20 years later," one visitor remarked. "Now we have the opportunity to see exactly what is going on in the U.S. so we can get a handle on these issues much sooner.”

    The Pakistani group's was particularly inspired by the Safe Stations program at the Manchester Fire Department, which opens all 10 fire stations in the city as safe havens for drug addicts who don’t know where else to turn. They were amazed at the ingenuity of EMS Officer Chris Hickey in designing this program and the partnerships necessary to make it work. Many discussions were held during, and after, the meeting about how to build these relationships, so they can have the same success back in Pakistan.

    After two days of intense meetings, the group left New Hampshire with a better understanding of our challenges and successes. Their travels to D.C., Ohio, Texas, and Florida also allowed them to see the diversity of the country and responses to a crisis that is reaching every sector of society. They returned home at the end of August energized and full of new ideas to help those ready to end their addictions.

    Survey Shows: Young People Don't Understand the World

    Help us more students be prepared for our global future- like Souhegan's winning Academic WorldQuest team- by making a gift!

    A new survey from National Georgraphic and the Council on Foreign Relations on global literacy finds big gaps between what young people understand about today’s world and what they need to know to successfully navigate and compete in it. 

    Less than half of American college-aged students could name the world’s most prevalent language (Mandarin) and an even smaller number could identify Muslim-majority countries. However, nearly three-quarters of young people report that they want to be informed about world history, foreign cultures and global events and those topics are increasingly important to them.

    We’re proud to give local students opportunities to increase their global knowledge and engagement, whether its meeting international visitors in their classroom or testing their skills at Academic WorldQuest. We believe in the power of global education and understanding to make a difference here and abroad, and we know you do too. Together, we will ensure New Hampshire’s current and future generations can thrive within the global economy.

    Help us bring the world to NH in 2017 and beyond! We need to raise $5,000 by December 31 for our Annual Fund, which supports dozens of free educational programs on world affairs. Thank you for your support!

    Academic WorldQuest Registration Opening SOON!

    Registration for NH's 3rd annual Academic WorldQuest competition will be opening soon! If you know any high school teachers or students, please let them know about this unique and exciting opportunity to expand their global knowledge in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. The competition will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Southern New Hampshire University. This team competition test high school students' knowledge of global issues and foreign policy,

    MORE INFORMATION HERE!

    PHOTO GALLERY


    International visitors from India celebrate the 4th of July by attending a parade in Merrimack.

    International Visitors from all over the world meet with New Hampshire Community Seafood to talk about community sourced fish and how it can help support both the local community and the fishing community.

    Community Events Calendar

       NH Highland Games & Festival

    THIS WEEKEND! Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 - 8 AM-5 PM daily

    Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH

    One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in the United States. This celebration of Scottish heritage is held each year at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and includes Scottish Heavy Athletics, Highland dancing and much more!  MORE INFORMATION

    Cuba Si! Exhibit - Portsmouth Public Library
    Exhibit: September 1-30

    The show will highlight paintings, prints and iconic movie posters produced in Cuba, as well as photographs of Cuba by local Seacoast photographers.

    More information


    World Affairs Councils of America National Conference: America and Global Megatrends  - November 16-18 in Washington D.C.

    For more than two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America's annual conference has presented top government officials, diplomats, business executives, civic leaders, think tank policy experts and journalists to a national audience. Council leaders and members from WACA's 95 affiliates across the country engage with these speakers and thought leaders over the course of three stimulating days in our nation's capital. Registration Now Open!

    * Events listed here and on our website are not necessarily endorsed or supported by WACNH but we like to share information that might be of interest from other community organizations! To see all upcoming events, visit our Community Events page online and follow us on Facebook! *

     

     


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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    A preview of what's coming up this fall!

     

     

     

    WORLD AFFAIRS DISPATCH

    August 2016 E-NEWS
    CALENDAR- DONATE - MEMBERSHIP   

     

     

    GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

    HOW TODAY'S CYBER CONFLICTS IMPACT NEW HAMPSHIRE & THE WORLD

    Featuring TREY HERR
    Cyber Security Expert, Harvard Kennedy School
    & Panel Discussion with DAVE ALLEN, Dyn;

    EDNA CONWAY, Cisco; & JP HARRIS, Sheehan Phinney

           

    Dining Center, Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106

    5 PM- Reception; 6 PM- Program

    REGISTER NOW! 

    Tickets: $25/Council Member; $35/Not-yet-member; SNHU students free (with advance registration)

    PRESENTED BY:

         

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS:

            

    CONTACT US FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!


     

     

    Latest news

     

     

     

     

     

    Council Partners with US Global Leadership Coalition to Present Forum on America's Global Leadership: What's at Stake for New Hampshire?

       

    Join the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for a lunch discussion with Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Retired U.S. Navy Admiral and Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis on the positive impact of global affairs programs in New Hampshire. The program will take place on Monday, August 29 at 12:30 PM at UNH in Durham. Presenting partners include the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, CARE, NH MEP, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the New England Council, NH High Tech Council, and the Business & Industry Association. REGISTER NOW! 

    WACNH Associate Director Receives President's Award at Annual Meeting

    WACNH held its annual meeting at Southern New Hampshire University in June. The annual meeting is a time for us to reflect, as an organization, on the past year.  It's also an opportunity for us to thank our board members, council members and friends for all the help and support that they give us. This year our President, Steve Solomon honored Associate Director, Tim Horgan, with the President's Award for his continued dedication to the Council. Tim works tirelessly to bring visitors from all over the world to our state for professional development through our International Visitors Program. He also served as Interim Director last fall. Congratulations, Tim and thank you for all your hard work! 

    World Affairs Councils of America National Conference: November 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

    Registration Now Open!

    America and Global Megatrends

    For more than two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America's annual conference has presented top government officials, diplomats, business executives, civic leaders, think tank policy experts and journalists to a national audience. Council leaders and members from WACA's 95 affiliates across the country engage with these speakers and thought leaders over the course of three stimulating days in our nation's capital.

    SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

    Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment of Democracy; Michael Duffy, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME Magazine; and Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President, American Foreign Service Assocation

    DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION at SULTANATE OF OMAN with

    H.E. Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman

    Save up to $100 by taking advantage of early-bird rates through September 9.

    Check out our conference registration page! There, you can also book your hotel room at WACA's special group rates at the The Capital Hilton.

    Welcome to our New Board Member,
    Gail Garceau

    We are delighted to welcome the newest member of our Board of Directors: Gail Garceau. Gail is currently President of the HNH Foundation which improves the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population with a focus on its most vulnerable children. Previous positions include General Manager of Well Sense Health Plan; President and CEO of the former New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corporation; and CEO of the Heritage United Way. Gail devotes much of her work towards promoting legislative and regulatory policies in order to support a healthy community that also addresses the well-being of children. She serves on boards and committees of many organizations including the Bellweather Community Credit Union, Child & Family Services, Independent Services Network and YWCA NH.

    We are so fortunate to have Gail and her leadership as part of the council's Board of Directors. Welcome, Gail!

    World Affairs at the Library Continues this Fall in Portsmouth: Save the Date(s)!

        

                           
    This fall, WACNH will continue its partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library to present World Affairs at the Library - a lecture and discussion series that brings experts on world issues to the seacoast of New Hampshire. 

    From September through December, the series will host four experts, speaking on a wide range of global topics.  In September, Professor Kelly Greenhill (pictured, above left) will explore
    "new security challenges," including civil wars; the use of forced migration as a weapon; intervention and (counter-) insurgency; and international crime as a challenge to domestic governance.  In October, Professor Dov Waxman (pictured above center), an expert on Israel, will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli foreign policy, and U.S.-Israel relations.  In December, we will hear from Professor Stephen Walt (pictured above right) and his thoughts on US global policy and strategy.  REGISTER NOW!

    Attention Educators and Students!
    Save the Date for 2017:
    Sunday, March 12

    3rd Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition

    We know it's summer and teachers and students are on a much deserved break from school, but we can't help but share the exciting plans for the 2017 Academic WorldQuest competition. The event will be held on Sunday, March 12 at Southern NH University in Manchester. 

    Academic WorldQuest, the World Affairs Council of America's flagship student education program, is a team competition testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture.  The main objective of the program is to inform and engage high school students and their teachers across the country in global affairs.  The winning team from the NH competition will go to Washington D.C. to compete in the national competition in April 2017! 

    Team registration will start in the fall.  Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

    PHOTO GALLERY

    In June, a delegation from Canada visited NH to learn more about entrepreneurship. In this meeting with CCA Global Partners, visitors discussed the cooperative business model.


    As featured in the Union Leader: "Balika Chaudhary of Nepal uses a power sander as Vera Weah of Liberia watches at Girls at Work Inc. in Manchester on Wednesday. WACNH invited 25 delegates from across the world to visit the shop in Manchester." (photo: DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)  

    WACNH President, Steve Solomon (left), with WACNH member Larry Welch (right) visiting New Hampshire's congressional delegation at the US Global Leadership Coalition's State Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in June.

    Community Events Calendar

    Mahrajan Festival 

    Celebrate the sounds and tastes of Lebanon at the Mahrajan Festival! Middle Eastern food, music, and bazaar items will be featured, along with a petting area with Josh the camel.

    When? Sunday, August 21 to Tuesday, August 23

    Where? Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester. More information

     

    We are ONE Festival 

    New Hampshire's largest ethnic/cultural festival

    When? Saturday, August 13- 11 AM to 7 PM

    Where? Veteran's Memorial Park, 889 Elm St., Manchester

    More information




    * Events listed here and on our website are not necessarily endorsed or supported by WACNH but we like to share information that might be of interest from other community organizations! To see all upcoming events, visit our Community Events page online and follow us on Facebook! *

     

     


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  • Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    WACNH Associate Director Receives President's Award at Annual Meeting


    On June 8, WACNH held its annual meeting at Southern New Hampshire University.  The meeting is a time for us to reflect, as an organization, on the past year's successes.  It's also an opportunity for us to thank our Board Members, Members and council friends for all the help and support that they give us.  This year our Associate Director, Tim Horgan, received the President's Award for his continued dedication to the Council, especially through the International Visitors Program.  Congratulations, Tim and thank you for all your hard work! 


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