• Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    We just posted the March 1st Global Tipping Points program video on YouTube. You can watch here.

  • Friday, February 26, 2016 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    Cover to Cover

    Cover to Cover is a monthly program featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance.

    Offered as a benefit to all current WACA Member Councils, Cover to Cover conference calls are opportunities for Council leaders, members, and supporters to engage with esteemed authors on critical issues. Cover to Cover authors often welcome invitations to speak at Councils. In short, the WACA National Office covers a topic with an expert so that Councils may discover a speaker and cover the topic in even greater depth in their own communities, spearheading a national conversation.

    March 2016 Cover to Cover

    March's Cover to Cover will feature New York Times bestselling author Clyde Prestowitz  on his new book Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the WorldDate/Time TBD. WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford will moderate the call. 

     Register for the Call

    Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. He has played key roles in achieving congressional passage of NAFTA and in shaping the final content of the Uruguay Round, as well as providing the intellectual basis for current U.S. trade policies toward Japan, China, and Korea.

    Upcoming Cover to Cover 

     

    April 2016 Cover to Cover The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East

    Author Marc Lynch is currently a political science and international affairs professor at George Washington University. He will talk about his new book on Tuesday, April 26, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.  


  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    UNH Manchester, World Affairs Council of NH Partner for Lecture Series, Global Tipping Points: Insecure World

    Manchester, NH — The University of New Hampshire at Manchester and The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire (WACNH) have partnered to offer Global Tipping Points: Insecure World, a three-part series on current world affairs.

    The series begins on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. with Iphigenia Kanara, Greece’s Consul General based in Boston. Kanara’s talk, “Global Exodus: What Comes Next for the World’s Growing Number of Refugees, will address the global refugee crisis caused by war and persecution and the balance between security and human rights in the European Union’s response.

    On Tuesday, April 12 Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, will present, An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home. Kayyem will elaborate on her simple message and plan for keeping Americans safe: security begins at home.

    The final event in the series will take place on Tuesday, May 3. Geneive Abdo, a fellow at the Brookings Institution researching Iran and political Islam, will present “A House Divided: Islam in Today’s Middle East”. She will explore how an ancient religious schism is fueling modern conflict between Sunni and Shia powers, fracturing the region.This program was made possible, in part, with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities 

    Global Tipping Points: Insecure World is coordinated by the World Affairs Council of NH in partnership with UNH Manchester’s History, Humanities and Politics & Society programs. and UNH Manchester's history, humanities and politics and society programs. 

    All events are free and open to the public, although advanced registration is encouraged. All of the events will be held at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, 88 Commercial street, on the second floor in room 201. Parking is available on Commercial Street and in the lots surrounding 88 Commercial Street after 5:00 p.m. Call 603- 314-7970 for more information or for special accommodations.

     

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    About the World Affairs Council

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department.

    The Council is a member  of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties U.S. The Council is supported financially by memberships, program fees, donations from individuals and businesses, grants, a small endowment, and Southern New Hampshire University, which provides office space and other services. Find out more at www.wacnh.org

    About the University of New Hampshire
    Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students across its campuses in Durham, Manchester and Concord, NH. Visit our website for more information at manchester.unh.edu.


  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 4:15 PM | Anonymous

     

     

     

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    11 High School Teams to Compete in 2nd Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition at SNHU on March 5

    Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

                
              

    Nearly 50 local high school students will compete in the Council's 2nd annual Academic WorldQuest competition on Saturday, March 5 at the SNHU Hospitality Center. The public is invited to attend and cheer on their favorite team, hear from keynote speaker Deepika Kurup or play along! Details here.


    Academic WorldQuest, WACNH's newest education program, is a quiz-style, team competition testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. Teams compete by answering 10 rounds of multiple choice questions on critical global issues and the winning team will represent NH in Washington, D.C. in April at the national competition.

    Also at this year's state competition, our keynote speaker, Deepika Kurup will tell the inspiring story of how she working to make the world a better place! Deepika, a former student at Nashua High School and current student at Harvard University, developed a simple and inexpensive water purification technique using solar energy.  For her invention, she was awarded first prize at the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In January 2015, Deepika was named as one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy. 

    The competition is made possible through support from the Mayer Foundation, Sidore Foundation and Southern New Hampshire University.
    To sign up as a sponsor, contact Executive Director Anna Berry.

    THANK YOU ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST SPONSORS!

       

    Global Tipping Points Kicks-Off March 1
    Insecure World speakers will tackle national security, refugee crisis and more

    The 11th season of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's flagship speaker series, Global Tipping Points, will kick-off on Tuesday, March 1 at UNH Manchester. The series includes expert insight into critical international issues and opportunity for discussion that goes beyond the headlines. The programs are presented free and open to the public and will focus on the theme of “Insecure World.” The events are presented in partnership with UNH Manchester’s homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs. REGISTER NOW!

     

    Insecure World: A three-part series on current world affairs

    Presented by the World Affairs Council of NH & UNH Manchester

    Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill)

    Free & open to the Public! Advance registration encouraged online or by calling 603.314.7970

    Tuesday, March 1 at 6 PM 

    Global Exodus: What Comes Next for the World’s Growing Number of Refugees

    Greece’s Consul General in Boston, Iphigenia Kanara, will address the global refugee crisis caused by war and persecution and the balance between security and human rights in the European Union’s response.

    Tuesday, April 12 at 6 PM

    An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

    Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, will elaborate on her simple message and plan for keeping Americans safe: security begins at home. Read her latest article for CNN on the Zika virus.

    Tuesday, May 3 at 6 PM

    A House Divided: Islam in Today’s Middle East

    Geneive Abdo is a fellow at the Brookings Institution researching Iran and political Islam. She will explore how an ancient religious schism is fueling modern conflict between Sunni and Shia powers, fracturing the region.

    This program was made possible, in part, with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org

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    Tuesday,
    March 1
    Global Tipping Points

    Saturday, March 5
    Academic WorldQuest

    Wednesday,
    March 23
    Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series:
    He Named me Malala

    Iphigenia Kanara, Consul General of Greece in Boston, addresses the ongoing refugee crisis and Greece and the EU's role in part one of our spring Global Tipping Points series.

    6 PM
    UNH Manchester Multi-Purpose Room
    88 Commercial Street, Manchester

    REGISTER!

    The public is invited to help kick-off the 2nd annual Academic WorldQuest competition with a keynote speech by young innovator Deepika Kurup.

    10 AM
    Hospitality Center, SNHU
    2500 N River Road 
    Manchester

    MORE INFO

    Celebrate International Women's Day with a screening of a new documentary on Malala Yousafzai at Red River Theatres as part of our ongoing Crossroads series, sponsored by the Lantos Foundation.

    7 PM
    Red River Theatres
    11 S. Main Street
    Concord

    REGISTER!

     

     

     

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    HOT TOPICS: Tell us what matters to you!

    It's your council! Tell us what global challenges you want to hear more about in 2016... take this one question survey today!

    HOT TOPICS 2016 SURVEY

    Join Thursday's Cover to Cover call on The Industries of the Future!

    February's Cover to Cover presented by the World Affairs Councils of America will feature innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book The Industries of the Future, on Thursday, February 11, at 2 PM. 

    Alec Ross served for four years as Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an adviser to investors, corporations, and government leaders. (Full bio)

    The Industries of the Future explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years, from cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust.

    Dial-in information for participants:

    Please dial in shortly before 2:00 ET, as the prompts can take a minute or two:

    Access Number:   1-218-895-7963 -- Passcode:   2016#

    Meet Council Intern Kristine Adams

    The Council welcomes Kristine Adams, a Senior at Saint Anselm College and Alton native, as an intern for the spring semester. Kristine is an international relations and Spanish double major, politics minor. She is also a NH Institute of Politics Ambassador and resident assistant. Kristine has studied abroad in Argentina and served as a research assistant to a Saint Anselm professor during a trip to Bosnia.

    Welcome, Kristine! (photo: Saint Anselm College)

    Associate Director Tim Horgan Serves as Speaker at National Global Ties U.S. Meeting

    Tim Horgan, Associate Director of the Council, was recently 

    featured as an expert speaker at the national meeting of Global Ties U.S. The annual meeting, held in Washington, D.C, last month, is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies and leaders in the international exchange field. Tim was included in a panel of experts providing professional development for attendees on the topic of virtual reality, sharing his experiences developing digital exchange programs online for participants of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

    Don't Forget to Vote! TODAY is Primary Day!

    Find out where the candidates for President stand on foreign policy and America's global role via the Council on Foreign Relations' 2016 candidate guide. CFR is a non-partisan organization.

    WINTER Community Events Calendar

    Great Decisions

    8-week Foreign Policy Discussion Group

    Tuesdays at the Portsmouth Public Library

    LEARN MORE

    Love is a Verb

    Film Screening Presented by the Turkish Cultural Center

    Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM

    LEARN MORE

    Results Workshop: Ending Global Poverty Through Citizen Advocacy

    Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM

    Winchell Room, 450 Pine Street, Manchester

    Presented by: RESULTS.org

    LEARN MORE

    Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

    Fiona Hill

    Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 PM

    NH Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College, Manchester 

    LEARN MORE

    * Events not sponsored or endorsed by the World Affairs Council of NH

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  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:21 AM | Anonymous
    Join us for screenings of He Named Me Malala at Southern New Hampshire University and Red River Theatres



    In 2015, The World Economic Forum estimated that the gender gap wouldn't entirely close until 2133! This is why the theme of this year's  International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity - a promise to take concrete steps to close the gender gap and achieve gender parity more quickly. Given this theme, we are excited to host two screenings of He Named Me Malala, one on International Women's Day - Tuesday, March 8 - at Southern New Hampshire University and another on Wednesday, March 23 at Red River Theatres in Concord as part of our ongoing Crossroads International Film & Discussion series. REGISTER NOW!
     

    "HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’  education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund." Find out more about the screenings on our event page.


  • Monday, January 25, 2016 3:32 PM | Anonymous


     

    WORLD AFFAIRS DISPATCH

    January 2016 E-NEWS

     

     

    Celebrate International Women's Day this March!
    Join us for screenings of He Named Me Malala at Southern New Hampshire University and Red River Theatres

    In 2015, The World Economic Forum estimated that the gender gap wouldn't entirely close until 2133! This is why the theme of this year's  International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity - a promise to take concrete steps to close the gender gap and achieve gender parity more quickly. Given this theme, we are excited to host two screenings of He Named Me Malala, one on International Women's Day - Tuesday, March 8 - at Southern New Hampshire University and another on Wednesday, March 23 at Red River Theatres in Concord as part of our ongoing Crossroads International Film & Discussion series. REGISTER NOW!
     

    "HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’  education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund." Find out more about the screenings on our event page.



    High School Educators and Students:
    Academic WorldQuest Registration Open until February 1 Winning Team Will Travel to Washington DC to Represent NH!

              
              

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the world, participate in a fun, low-pressure competition, and possibly win a trip to Washington D.C. to represent New Hampshire in the National Academic WorldQuest competition! 


    Academic WorldQuest, WACNH's newest education program, is a quiz-style, team competition testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture.  Teams compete by answering 10 rounds of multiple choice questions on critical global issues.  A study guide is provided with detailed resources on each of the categories to help students and the team adviser (usually a teacher) to prepare for the competition.  Questions for the competition are drawn from the resources in the study guide. The statewide competition will be held at SNHU on Saturday, March 5 at 10 AM.

    Also at this year's competition, our keynote speaker, Deepika Kurup will tell the inspiring story of how she working to make the world a better place! Deepika, a former student at Nashua High School and current student at Harvard University, developed a simple and inexpensive water purification technique using solar energy.  For her invention, she was awarded first prize at the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize.  In January 2015, Deepika was named as one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy. 

    We just extended the team registration deadline to Monday, February 1, so head over to our website for more information on how to register your school's team TODAY! The competition is made possible through support from the Mayer Foundation, Sidore Foundation and Southern New Hampshire University.



    Latest news

     

     

     

     

    HOT TOPICS: Tell us what matters to you!

    It's your council! Tell us what global challenges you want to hear more about in 2016... take this one question survey today!

    HOT TOPICS 2016 SURVEY

    Council to host three international delegations during Presidential Primary

               


    Emerging leaders from Brazil, Macedonia and the UK will visit the Granite State during Primary Week to learn more about our First-in-the-nation tradition. The groups, part of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program, will exchange ideas with local professionals on news coverage of the primary and youth engagement and leadership in politics. LEARN MORE about this special program and how you can get involved as a citizen diplomat!

    Annual Fund gifts support Council programs

    Thank you! Together, the Council's members and friends raised more than $20,000 for our Annual Fund, supporting the many free programs we offer for local communities and schools. We are excited to be kicking off another stellar year of programs in 2016, thanks to you!

    Seth Goldman, Diplomacy Begins Here Manchester speaker, to be named 2016 Citizen Diplomat of the Year by Global Ties U.S.

    In recognition of his commitment to fostering global well-being, Global Ties U.S. will present him with the award as part of the 2016 National Meeting in Washington, DC on January 29.

    Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management, and from the beginning they were committed to social responsibility, including sourcing ingredients from organic farms and reinvesting in those communities.

    Today, Honest Tea is the nation's top selling organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 100,000 outlets. In recognition of his efforts to use and promote business practices that foster social and economic development across the world, Global Ties U.S. will honor Seth Goldman with the 2016 Citizen Diplomat Award at the network's National Meeting. Goldman served as the keynote speaker of the Council's Diplomacy Begins Here Summit in Manchester last August.

    WINTER Community Events Calendar

    Great Decisions

    8-week Foreign Policy Discussion Group

    Tuesdays at the Portsmouth Public Library

    LEARN MORE

    Exhibit/Talk: 

    Different Roots, Common Dreams

    Becky Field

    Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM

    Nashua Public Library

    LEARN MORE

    Lecture:

    Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific

    Monday, January 25 at 4:30 PM

    Kriendler Conference Hall

    Dickey Center, Dartmouth, Hanover

    LEARN MORE

    * Events not sponsored or endorsed by the World Affairs Council of NH

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  • Monday, January 11, 2016 11:05 AM | Anonymous


    January's Cover to Cover  will feature Thomas W. Lippman on his new book  Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Join us on Monday,  January 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

    Register for the call

    Dial-in information for participants:

    Please dial in shortly before 2:00 ET, as the prompts can take a minute or two:

    Access Number:  1-218-895-7963

    Passcode:  2015#

    Thomas W. Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA's 2015 National  Conference. An adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, he specializes in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.-Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. Lippman was stationed in the Middle East as a journalist during Sadat's presidency and lived in Egypt in the aftermath of the October War. He's the author of several previous books on the Middle East. (bio)

    In 11 dramatic years, Anwar Sadat changed history--not just that of Egypt, or of the Middle East, but of the entire world. As the architect of the 1973 war against Israel, he gained the support of other Arab nations and inspired the oil embargo. Following the war, however, he forever ended Arab aspirations of unity by making peace with Israel. Sadat gave the West a crucial Cold War victory by jettisoning Egypt's alliance with the Soviet Union. His historic tenure resonates in the 21st century as the Islamic activists--whom he encouraged but who later opposed his turn toward Israel and ultimately played a role in his assassination--continue to foster activism, including the Muslim Brotherhood, today.

    Save the date!

    February's Cover to Cover will feature innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book The Industries of the Future on Thursday, February 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.  Ross served for four years as Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an adviser to investors, corporations, and government leaders.


  • Monday, December 21, 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    “Having visitors from around the globe has been one of the greatest experiences of my teaching career… I can't thank you enough for enriching the minds of my students!”

    Do you believe in the power of global education and education? Souhegan High School teacher Adam Theriault does! Thanks to the support of members and donors like you, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire engaged hundreds of citizens and students- including Adam’s classes- in learning about international issues over the past year.

    With your charitable investment, we can continue to provide more opportunities for our state to connect with the world:

    • More public programs that take you beyond the headlines with leading thinkers in foreign policy;
    • More connections with emerging international leaders to exchange best practices on issues such as democracy, sustainability and human rights; and
    • More opportunities for local students and teachers to learn and teach about world affairs through hands-on experiences like Academic World Quest and the Model United Nations.

    It’s not too late to make your annual gift to the World Affairs Council! Your tax-deductible donation will help us create a more informed citizenry in 2016 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

    With gratitude,

    Steve Solomon                                     Anna Berry

    President                                             Executive Director



  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    What a year of change 2015 has been for the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire!  From hosting our first ever full day summit in August, to reaching new milestones in our international visitor leadership program, it seems just like yesterday when we were planning for our exciting lineup of spring events, like the forum with the Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

    As we say goodbye to our 61st year of operation, we are looking ahead to many more great years to come.  The Council is working hard to create unique and interesting programs to give you insight and information about foreign affairs. 

    Without a doubt, our Diplomacy Begins Here Summit, held in August, was a shining moment for the Council.  Over 225 people attended events to learn about how New England is connected to the world and how to become more involved in and benefit from international exchange programs.  The CEO of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, speaking on how his business builds goodwill for the US through their international dealings, was a highlight of the summit.

        With your help, we can provide more opportunities for you and others to engage with the world:

    • More public programs that take you beyond the headlines with leading thinkers in foreign policy;
    • More connections with emerging international leaders to exchange best practices on issues such as democracy, sustainability and human rights; and
    • Better opportunities for local students and teachers to learn and teach about world affairs through hands-on experiences through Academic World Quest and the Model United Nations.

    Please consider making an Annual Fund gift today!  This will allow us to continue to bring top level speakers to NH, creating a more informed citizenry.

    Thank you so much for your continued support and we appreciate all you have given over the years.  The strength of this organization truly lives within people like you.

    ~With gratitude, Steve Solomon, President                                                                         


  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Council office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.



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