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From Portugal to Norway: The Future of Oil and Gas

Alaska World Affairs Council


Thursday, April 15th, 2021

4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Pay What You Can ($0 - $50)

"As public awareness of climate change grows, fossil fuel companies are rushing to adapt to more sustainable business models to meet investor-demands. Join us for this important conversation as we talk about global energy and transitioning to a more sustainable energy future.

Thore E. Kristiansen is the COO at Galp Energia, Portugal’s oil and natural gas integrated operator. Galp’s activities span from exploration and production of oil and natural gas to refining and marketing oil products, natural gas marketing and sales and power generation. Galp Energia E&P activities are expanding strongly worldwide and are predominantly located in Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Previously, Mr. Kristiansen has served in a wide range of key international leadership positions for Statoil ASA, one of the world’s leading energy suppliers and deep water operators."

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Great Decisions: Brexit and the European Union

Indiana Council on World Affairs


Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

7:00 - 8:30 PM EST

Free - Donation Recommended - $30 Registration w/ Book

"John McCormick, PhD is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. His areas of interest include European Union politics, comparative politics, and environmental policy. He was educated at University College London and Indiana University, and is the author of multiple books and journal articles, including Comparative Government and Politics (11th edition, 2019) and European Union Politics (3rd edition, 2020), both published by Red Globe Press.

Recognitions include: Outstanding Tenure Track Faculty Award; Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA); IUPUI Faculty Adviser of the Year, Trustees Teaching Award in 2004 and 2017; Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics (European Commission) , 2010-13, 2014-17; and Fulbright-Schuman Chair in EU-US Relations, College of Europe, Spring 2013."

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World Affairs Discussion Group

Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send Library Director Steve Butzel an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact the Library Director,

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