• Friday, April 29, 2016 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Watch our last Global Tipping Points event with Juliette Kayyem here, courtesy of Manchester Community TV:

    https://vimeo.com/channels/639015/163009327


  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    Join us to talk about Global Security - April 12 & 13

     

     

     

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    JOIN US FOR TWO EVENTS NEXT WEEK ON GLOBAL SECURITY!

    TUESDAY, APRIL 12 at 6 PM 

    Global Tipping Points with 

    Juliette Kayyem

       An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

       UNH Manchester - 88 Commercial St., Manchester

    Security Mom, Ms. Kayyem's new book, on sale following the program

    Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 at 7 PM 

    World Affairs at the Library with

    Tad Oelstrom

    Global Security and World Affairs

    Portsmouth Public Library - 175 Parrott St., Portsmouth

    Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.

    Upcoming Programs - EVENTS CALENDAR

     

     


     


     


     

    Tuesday,
    April 12
    Global Tipping
    Points Series

    Wednesday,
    April 13
    Portsmouth Speaker Series

    Tuesday, May 3
    Global Tipping Points Series

    Friday, May 6
    2016 Global Forum: Heating Up

    Juliette Kayyem examines the current state of homeland security in part II of the spring series, "Insecure World."

    6 PM
    UNH Manchester
    88 Commercial Street
    Pandora Mill

    REGISTER

    Tad Oelstrom, the head of the National Security Program at the Kennedy School, will speak as part of "World Affairs at the Library."

    7 PM
    Portsmouth Public Library
    175 Parrott Avenue
    Portsmouth

    REGISTER

    Geneive Abdo explores the historic divide in Islam between Sunni and Shi'a powers and how it plays out in today's Middle East.

    6 PM
    UNH Manchester
    88 Commercial Street
    Pandora Mill

    REGISTER

    Admiral David Titley will keynote this year's Global Forum, exploring climate change, security and diplomacy in a changing world.

    5 PM - Reception
    6 PM - Program
    SNHU Dining Center
    2500 North River Rd.
    Manchester

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    2016 Global Forum - Friday, May 6

    Heating Up: Climate Change, Security & Diplomacy in a Changing World

    Featuring: Rear Admiral David Titley

    Dining Center Banquet Hall at SNHU

    2500 North River Road, Manchester

    Tickets: $50 - Council Members; $60 - Public

    U.S. military leaders now see climate change as the ultimate "threat multiplier" for conflict around the world. Find out how a new environment will affect the Department of Defense's ability to secure our nation- and why the risks are accelerating-  from Dr. David Titley, former Chief Oceanographer of the U.S. Navy and Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security.


    Buy your tickets TODAY!


    Council Director Takes Part in 'Ukraine in Washington Day' at Capitol

    World Affairs Councils of America President Bill Clifford (left) with Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine; Photo: Yaro Bihun, The Ukranian Weekly

    World Affairs Council Executive Director Anna Berry was privileged to attend an official address from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the World Affairs Councils of America at the U.S. Capitol last week. In America on the eve of the international Nuclear Security Summit, Poroshenko called on the U.S. to continue sanctions on Russia, noting his country's abandonment of its nuclear arsenal in the 90s in exchange for security assurances. For more on this historic WACA program, read news coverage here and see the webcast here.

    Celebrate Earth Day with our International Visitors on April 23!

    Celebrate this Earth Day by meeting our International Visitors at the beach for a clean up!

    A Russian delegation is visiting NH to learn more about about Arctic environmental preservation and oil spill clean ups. While the group will be busy meeting with experts in the field, they are planning to volunteer a few hours of their time at the Blue Ocean Society's Earth Day Beach Clean Up at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye at 11AM on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine.  We encourage all WACNH member and friends to meet our visitors there and clean up for a great cause!  

      Council Vice President Travels to Brazil with Global Education Fellowship

    "This fellowship has been one of the highmarks of my professional teaching career," Peter Schmidt (center) said, with Brazilian students.


    This past year, Peter Schmidt, WACNH’s Vice President and Education Committee Chair and Spanish teacher at Pinkerton Academy, was awarded a fellowship in Global Education with the U.S. Department of State. Pete was selected from over 400 national applicants for only 80 openings in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC). The TGC is a specialized training program for K-12 teachers in the study, practice, and theory of Global Education. The year-long fellowship program include an overseas teaching assignment location. Pete was chosen to join the Brazilian delegation last summer.

    As a capstone project for his fellowship, Pete developed a global education resource guide website to help state educators incorporate global competencies into their teaching and curriculum: Globalocity: A Global Education Resource Guide. The website is full of resources, lesson plan ideas, publications, program and project development, global technology implementation, travel blogs, and more.  Click here to read more about his trip.

    Invite the World Over for Dinner! Host one of our International Visitors Groups

        

    Looking for a way to meet new people and engage with the world? Then it’s time to get involved in our Home Hospitality Program!  We have a steady stream of international visitors coming to our state for professional development through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.  While they are here, they love to meet local people and get a flavor for life in NH.   We currently have two groups coming in April:

    • Friday, April 22 or Saturday, April 23 – Host a group of 8 people for dinner from Russia studying Arctic Environmental Protection.  The group will be staying in Portsmouth, so this is a great opportunity for our seacoast members to get involved.
    • Thursday, April 28 or Friday, April 29 – Host a group of 6 people for dinner from Thailand studying the U.S. Presidential Elections. Preferably, we are looking for hosts in the seacoast area or near Concord.

    Email Associate Director, Tim Horgan - thorgan@wacnh.org if you are interested in hosting one of the above group, a future group, or if you have any questions about the Home Hospitality Program.

    Educator Opportunities

    Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute in NYC, June 29-July 1

    Open to Middle and High School Social Studies Teachers

    The training will:

    • Strengthening skills in teaching global affairs
    • Exploring ways to expand classroom international studies 
    • Building professional support networks
    • Developing International Studies curricula

    Visit the Foreign Policy Association website for more information and online application.

    International Opportunities

    Leadership Mission to Israel

    The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that the America-Israel Friendship League will host a WACA Leadership Mission to Israel from June 2 to June 10.

    The Leadership Mission will be comprised of an AIFL escort, WACA President Bill Clifford, and up to 14 delegates from the Council network. 

    This Leadership Mission to Israel will focus on a variety of contemporary issues, including Middle East regional affairs, Israeli politics and diplomacy, counter-terrorism, immigration and refugees, innovation and entrepreneurship (alternative energy, IT, health care), and religious diversity. Details 

    Spring Community Events Calendar


    SNHU International Gala
    Friday, April 8 - 5 PM
    Athletic Center, SNHU, 2500 N. River Rd. Manchester
    Buffet dinner of international foods, flag parade, and fun student performances from around the world.
    More information and tickets at snhutickets.com.




    Spring 2016 International Dinners
    At SNHU's The Quill:
    4/7 & 4/21 - Classical French;  4/14 - International Passport Dinner
    Doors open at 5 PM, service starts at 6 PM

    More Information






    Photo exhibition by Barbara Bickford
    Cambodia: Death and Resurrection
    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7 at 5 PM
    Exhibit open April 7 - May 7
    NH Institute of Art - 77 Amherst St. Manchester 
    More Information

    Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now

    Exhibit: On display through May 7th

    Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum  

    More Information



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  • Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:20 AM | Anonymous


    This past year, Peter Schmidt (center), WACNH’s Vice President and Education Committee Chair and Spanish teacher at Pinkerton Academy, was awarded a fellowship in Global Education with the U.S. Department of State. Pete was selected from over 400 national applicants for only 80 openings in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC). The TGC is a specialized training program for K-12 teachers in the study, practice, and theory of Global Education. The year-long fellowship program has three components. 

    The first is a graduate-level online course focused on the development of global competencies, cultural programming, cross-curricular pedagogy, global citizenship, project-based learning, and sustainability and global education growth at the local K-12 district level. Upon successful completion of the course, fellows were invited to Washington, D.C. to attend the TGC Global Education Symposium to meet with other fellows, share ideas, work on projects, and attend workshops presented by leaders in the field. Fellows were then assigned an overseas teaching assignment location. 

    Pete was chosen to join the Brazilian delegation last summer. Pete spent three weeks in Brazil learning, teaching, and researching. Pete’s ongoing research focused on identifying the principle challenges to ensuring FAPE (free and appropriate education) for Brazilian students and how those challenges were being addressed. Pete’s trip started in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, where he visited the US Embassy, the Ministry of Education, the offices of the Brazilian State Secretaries of Education, a series of local school visits, and cultural sites around the city. Pete then flew to Nova Iguazu, a suburb of Rio de Janiero to work with a host teacher in the local public schools. During his teaching assignment, Pete primarily taught American Culture to high school students, but also had the opportunity to teach middle school and adult learners, including a joint class at a local university. One of the highlights of his experience was engaging one-on-one with students and teachers. Both teachers and students alike were energetic and interested in learning about the U.S. Likewise, Pete was interested in learning about them and Brazil. It was cross-cultural learning at its finest. 

    For Pete, this fellowship has been one the high watermarks of his professional teaching career. He gained much from his experiences afield and has brought back what he has learned to the Granite State. Over the past year, Pete has presented at various state teachers’ conferences on Global Competency in the Classroom and was a presenter last year at our inaugural Academic World Quest/Think Global Conference. He has also been working with the teachers and administration at Pinkerton Academy on the development of a global competency certificate program and increasing domestic and international global engagement opportunities for Pinkerton students. 

    As a capstone project for his fellowship, Pete developed a global education resource guide website to help state educators incorporate global competencies into their teaching and curriculum. Globalocity: A Global Education Resource Guide http://globalocityeducation.weebly.com/ The website is full of resources, lesson plan ideas, publications, program and project development, global technology implementation, travel blogs, and more. 

    Because of this fellowship, Pete has made global education a part of his ethos and looks to further his passion by connecting New Hampshire students with the world and the world with New Hampshire students. “The only way to truly understand the world beyond our borders, is to embrace it. As our students enter the world of interconnected globalization, the need for fostering global competency, cultural awareness, and cross-cultural dialogue has never been more important.”

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    PRESS RELEASE: March 11, 2016

    Souhegan High School to Represent New Hampshire at National Academic WorldQuest Competition in Washington D.C.

    The World Affairs Council of NH’s Hosts Second Annual Global Education Competition


    MANCHESTER- On Saturday, March 5, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosted its second annual Academic WorldQuest competition at Southern New Hampshire University. Academic WorldQuest is a quiz-style team competition that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.

    11 teams from around the state competed to represent New Hampshire at the National Academic WorldQuest Competition in Washington D.C. on April 23. Out of the participating schools, Souhegan High School took first place, with Oyster River High School in a close second, and St. Thomas Aquinas High School rounding out the top three. Other competing teams represented The Derryfield School; Manchester High School West; Portsmouth High School; and Pinkerton Academy.

    The Souhegan High team included students Claire Foley, Callie Cinque, Hannah Gillis, Zack Anton, and Marco Vogt; team coach was teacher Matt McDonald (top middle).

    The team received four iPads donated by SNHU to support the school’s Academic WorldQuest program as well as the trip to Washington to compete at the national competition hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America.

    This year’s competition also featured a keynote speech from New Hampshire’s own award-winning innovator, Deepika Kurup. Kurup, a native of Nashua and current student at Harvard University, developed a simple and inexpensive water purification technique using solar energy. In 2015, she was named as one of Forbes30 under 30 in Energy for 2015.

    Academic WorldQuest was funded, in part, by the General. William Mayer Foundation and the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation. 2016 sponsors are Southern New Hampshire University, Students Love Travel, Manchester Community College, The Derryfield School; Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant; and the India Association of New Hampshire.

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs.  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.

     


  • 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


     

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    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.



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    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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