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    WORLD AFFAIRS DISPATCH

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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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  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    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!



  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:04 PM | Anonymous



     
     

     
    WORLD AFFAIRS DISPATCH
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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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  • 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

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    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

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    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!


     

     

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    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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    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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    Join our Annual Meeting tomorrow!

     

     

     

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    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

    Meeting - 5 PM     Dinner - 5:30 PM

    Academic Center, SNHU, Manchester

    Open to the public; Advance registration requested.

    Join us to celebrate our organization’s sixty-second year at the Council’s Annual Meeting and a community BBQ on Wednesday, June 8 at 5 PM at Southern New Hampshire University’s Academic Center.  The Annual Meeting is free and open to all, but only WACNH dues-paying members are eligible to vote. At the meeting, members will vote on the slate of trustees for three-year terms on the Board of Directors (2016-2019), and a bylaw amendment.  We’ll finish up with this year’s President’s Award.

    The BBQ will directly follow the meeting.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know WACNH staff, board members and members.  Dinner includes BBQ chicken and beef tips, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon, pasta and potato salad, corn bread and apple crisp. Weather permitting, we will be able to enjoy our dinner outside on the Academic Center’s patio.  Tickets for non-members are $15.  

    Please pre-register for this event on our website.

    TODAY is NH Gives Day!

    DONATE NOW!


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    June 7 marks the first annual statewide day of giving, connecting New Hampshire citizens with nonprofits that are carrying out critical work to advance our state. Please join us in making a difference by making a gift on June 7 at NHGives.org! Proceeds will benefit our many educational programs, including the continued expansion of our high school Academic WorldQuest program. Thank you for your continued support!

     Just Announced:

    MONDAY, JUNE 20 at 5:30 PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    Screening of The Age of Consequences & Panel Discussion

    Fresh from its Telluride premiere, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.  REGISTER NOW via Eventbrite


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    Welcome Summer Intern Erica!

    Meet our summer intern! Erica Stieper is a rising senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Spanish. In 2018, she will complete a Masters Degree in Political Science. This summer, Erica will be working to inform our Facebook followers about global affairs and New Hampshire’s involvement at the international level. She will also research unique and inspirational professionals for the speaker series this fall. 

    Erica is devoted to world affairs and has previously been involved with the International Relations Organization at Virginia Tech, debating at a Mock Arab League Conference in Washington D.C., and spending time discussing global issues with her colleagues. Erica contributed to the social media advertising for Relay For Life at Virginia Tech, which qualifies her to navigate the WACNH’s Facebook page. She enjoys discovering, reading and sharing diverse news articles with Facebook followers in hopes that they will continue to make people aware of current global issues as well as the colorful cultural diversity of the world.

    Cultural diversity is another passion of Erica’s. For the past four months, she has immersed herself in the Spanish culture, attending the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. Erica fell in love with the Spanish lifestyle, gastronomy, language, and people. When she was not in class, she spent her time playing soccer with locals by the Rio Tormes, trying new cuisine at restaurants around town, and exploring the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Monastery. Erica took full advantage of her study abroad experience by visiting eight different countries and using her time to understand the multitude of lifestyles that exist in Europe.

    In addition to interning at WACNH this summer, Erica will also be working in Wells, Maine at the Scoop Deck ice cream shop. While in Maine, she enjoys spending her days running, hiking, or relaxing on the beach and, scooping ice cream with her friends at night.      

    Council Board Member Gives Commencement Speech at Hartwick College

    Council Board Member George Bruno gave the 2016 commencement speech at Hartwick College on May 21. A member of the Hartwick College Class of 1964, Ambassador Bruno is an attorney with experience as a lawyer and diplomat in more than 50 countries.

    In Bruno’s address to the graduating students, he reminded them that, “With the skills and knowledge you have acquired over the past four years, you have both the responsibility and ability to begin anew, and to continue to make ours a better world.”

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    The third and final "World Affairs at the Library" program on May 17 featured speaker Dr. Sinan Ciddi, an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. A big thanks to event co-sponsor, the Portsmouth Public Library and to our publicity partner, the Turkish Cultural Center of NH. 



    Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, of the Lantos Foundation, whose Hungarian parents were survivors of the Holocaust, spoke briefly after the screening of Son of Saul  at Red River Theatres on May 18 as part of our Crossroad International Film and Discussion series.

    WACNH welcomed a group of five legislators from the National Parliament of Kyrgyzstan, visiting NH through the Open World Leadership Program, at a special reception at our offices on May 19.

    Upcoming International Visitor Groups:

    Press and Public Diplomacy: June 13 A group of 5 visitors from Ukraine will visit New Hampshire for the day to learn about government outreach to the public. 

      Librarians as Defenders of Intellectual Property Rights: June 28 - July 2  - A group of 9 librarians from Barbados will visit the state to learn about intellectual property rights, as they pertain to libraries. 

    Politics and Trade: A Project for First Time Members of Parliament: July 2 - 6 - A group of 7 first-time Members of the Indian Parliament will visit New Hampshire to learn about the intersection of politics and trade. 

     US Elections: A Project for Young Political Leaders: July 22- 26 - A split of 8 participants from a larger group will visit New Hampshire to learn about elections in the state.  The meetings will focus on how State, Federal, and Local elections are managed and carried out. 

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    Events in Portsmouth, Concord and

     Manchester will connect you with the

     world!

    TUESDAY, MAY 17 at 7 PM 

    World Affairs at the Library with Sinan Ciddi

    Turkey & Middle East Politics

    Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Street, Portsmouth

    Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 at 6 PM 

    Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series: "Son of Saul"

       A screening of the Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film and post-film discussion with Dr. Katrina Lantos-Swett

    Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street, Concord

    $10 suggested donation; Advance registration requested.

    THURSDAY, MAY 19 at 6:30 PM

    Global Networking & Welcome Reception

    Join us to welcome a delegation of legislators from Kyrgyzstan! Dinner served.

    WACNH Office, Ford House, SNHU, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester

    Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.

     Thanks for making our Global Forum 

    a huge success!

    Thanks for being a part of our annual Global Forum last week! Together, we raised over $16,000 to support our educational programs for local communities and schools! If you missed Rear Admiral David Titley's comprehensive look at the link between climate change and national security, you can watch the program here. Congratulations again to Joe Keefe, winner of the 2016 Global Leadership Award!

    THANK YOU SPONSORS & PATRONS:

          

      

            

     Karin & Stephen Barndollar; Charlie & Barbara Bickford; Irja & Frank Cilluffo; Wright Danenbarger; Jesse Devitte; Sherry Dutzy; Karen Erickson; William & Kathy Gillett; Carolyn & Philip Hollman; Harold & Betsy Janeway; Richard Lobban; Kathryn & Jim Muirhead; Joan & Alan Reische; Jack & Carol Resch; Carolyn & Stewart Richmond; Pat Schlesinger; Dave & Missie Schroeder; Steve Solomon; Andrew Supplee; Rob Werner

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    Rear Admiral Titley Visits Manchester West STEAM Students

    Before speaking at our Global Forum, Dr. David Titley made a special visit to Manchester High School West to meet with 75 Freshman and Sophomore students in the STEAM Ahead program, a comprehensive educational initiative that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Dr. Titley spoke about his career path, meteorology and the Navy, and his current research on climate change. 

    Tuesday, June 7 is NH Gives Day!

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    June 7 marks the first annual statewide day of giving, connecting New Hampshire citizens with nonprofits that are carrying out critical work to advance our state. Please join us in making a difference by making a gift on June 7 at NHGives.org! Proceeds will benefit our many educational programs, including the continued expansion of our high school Academic WorldQuest program. Thank you for your continued support!

    WACNH welcomes Open World delegation from Kyrgyzstan

    From May 19 – 25, a group of five legislators from the National Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will visit New Hampshire through the Open World Leadership Program at the Library of Congress. This six day visit will provide them with an in-depth view into New Hampshire politics and government.  Meetings are being arranged with top government officials to exchange ideas on legislation, procurement, elections, campaigns, and other topics. They will also have the opportunity to meet with several candidates for different elected positions. 

    Another great component of their trip is a home stay with a local family. 4 local families have graciously opened their homes to these Members of Parliament to better show them everyday New Hampshire life. They share meals together, exchange ideas, and provide insights into each others’ cultures; truly a learning experience for everyone involved. When they return home after the trip, the group will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the other Members of Parliament and their constituents. This program will foster better relations between our countries and provide valuable professional development for the delegation.

    Meet these emerging leaders at a special reception on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 PM at our office!


    Souhegan High School Represents NH at National Academic World Quest Competition in Washington D.C.

        Congratulations to the 2016 New Hampshire Academic World Quest Champions from Souhegan High School! The team- students Hannah Gillis, Callie Cinque, Claire Foley and Zack Anton- competed against the best of the best at the national AWQ competition in Washington, D.C. on April 23 and held their own! The team's coach was Matt McDonald and teacher Sarah Barbato accompanied them to Washington. In addition to the competition at the National Press Club, the weekend was full of unique opportunities such as a welcome reception at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman and visits to national museums and memorials. Congratulations, Souhegan!

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     More than 120 people attending the final part of our spring Global Tipping Points series on May 3. Genieve Abdo's talk, "A House Divided: Islam in Today's Middle East," was presented by the Council in partnership with UNH Manchester, and support from New Hampshire Humanities. Dr. Salman Malik (right), of Granite State Oral Surgery, a series sponsor, introduces the speaker. The speaker series will resume again in the fall.

    Rear Admiral David Titley address a full house at our Global Forum at SNHU on Friday, May 6. See more photos on our facebook page!

    "We get a lot of friendly visitors to our Democracy Hub campaign headquarters in downtown Nashua, but it isn't every day that I get to welcome a delegation of Bangladeshi officials! Thanks to these public servants from Bangladesh who are learning about American democracy, and to (WACNH) for facilitating such valuable diplomatic exchanges," said Executive Council candidate Dan Weeks (second from left), who recently met with a visiting delegation.

    Community Events Calendar

    Shadows Fall North

    The film documents the Granite State's connection to Africa through two historians and activists, Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis.

    Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM at the Music Hall, Portsmouth

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    Discovering the Taste of Turkey Cooking Classes

    Every Sunday starting April 10 at the Turkish Cultural Center, Manchester

    LEARN MORE

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