Congratulations St. Thomas Aquinas! 2018 AWQ Champions




The US Judicial System: August 30th

New Hampshire will play host to a group of 5 people from Israel for a one day program to talk about the US Judicial System.  In their short time here, they will learn about the Federal Court system, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and services for indigent defendants. Conversations will focus on how services are provided and ways each entity is trying to make the judicial process as smooth as possible.  

Youth Peace Leaders: Promoting Peaceful & Participatory Elections: September 8th-12th

During this time New Hampshire will host a group of 6 people from Bangladesh to learn about elections and how youth can get involved.  Conversations with campaigns, non-profit organizations, elected officials, and others will focus on the running of campaigns and what the voting process is here in New Hampshire.  The group will be here on Primary Day and can take the time to observe a wide range of election day activities.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States: September 16th-18th

10 people from China will visit New Hampshire to learn about the supports the state provides to entrepreneurs.  Here the will meet with business owners, government officials, and educators to talk about why entrepreneurship is important to support and how people can best go about it.  Conversations will also focus on the efforts of organizations to protect their intellectual property rights.

Promoting Media Literacy through Education: September 21st-27th

A group of 16 people from East Asia and the Pacific will visit New Hampshire to learn about media literacy and how to teach it.  In an age where young people are bombarded with different forms of media, they are in need of new tools to digest and understand the information they are receiving.  Conversations with non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies will focus on their strategies to reach out to young people and help make them discerning consumers of media information.

American Pluralism; Politics, Policy, and Economics: September 30th-October 3rd

New Hampshire will play host to a group of 14 Europeans to talk about politics here in the state.  Conversations will be arranged with campaigns, NGOs, and government entities to learn about the issues facing the state and country.  Discussions will also focus on how campaigns are managed, funded, and influenced by advocacy groups.  


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UNH Durham NHIS Fall 2018

Global Challenges and Change

Fisheries in a Changing Climate with Kathy Mills

Thursday, September 20th, 12:40 PM-2:00 PM

MUB Theater 2, UNH Durham Campus

Dr. Katherine Mills has studied ecosystem change and fish-ecosystem relationships in the Gulf of Maine and Northeast U.S. Shelf regions for over a decade. Much of Kathy’s research seeks to understand and inform management of fisheries as coupled social-ecological systems. Her research integrates physical, biological, social and economic information to link changes in the ecosystem and management system to societal outcomes. Mill’s talk will make a case that the Northeast region offers globally-applicable insights and lessons and will draw in some parallel examples and case studies from other regions of the world.

Concord Multicultural Festival

Sunday, September 23rd 

NH State House

11:00 AM- 4 PM 

Our mission is to raise local awareness of those newly arriving in our community and appreciation for cultural diversity with the hope that increased awareness, supported by educational programs will inspire our neighbors to accept, welcome and assist the newest members of our community.


Mohamed Abozekry & Karkade

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

West Claremont Center for Music + the Arts

@ Union Church

133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH 03742

With his group, Karkadé, Mohamed Abozekry fuses Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions with virtuosity and mystique. This performance is a part of WCCMA’s fall season of live performances and education, we are committed to barriers free access to great music. Admission is by freewill donation. For this concert we suggest a donation of $20 Adults, $30 for families, or “pay what you can.” For more information visit wcc-ma.org.

Mohamed Abozekry has that rare gift of combining limitless virtuosity with an unbridled imagination. An oud master still in his mid-twenties, Abozerky’s ambitions – to musically interpret the world around him and de-exoticize his instrument – mark him as a polymath of forms. “I never move backwards, but in a circular motion and return to the place I started with more experience.”

With Karkadé, Abozekry evokes the hibiscus tea found everywhere in Cairo, and the eponymous French café at which this project was born. He convenes Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, her Sufi calls, and secular poetry, to musically describe a path to an Arab world at peace with its history and turned towards the future.

Abozekry “has a stunning command of his instrument, as well as an open ear for other forms.” (PASTE MAGAZINE)

The presentation of Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.


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