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Global Tipping Points: Examining Xenophobia

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester 03104


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A three-part series on current world affairs

Thursday, February 23 at 6 PM

Examining Xenophobia: How will the international community protect human rights and promote tolerance?

 “Xenophobia” – fear of the other – was named the 2016 Word of the Year. With millions of refugees displaced worldwide and new limits on immigration in the U.S., how will the international community protect human rights in 2017? What is the role of the United Nations? Fernando Fernandez-Arias, a Spanish diplomat and current fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, will examine these issues and more. 

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

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Free & Open to the Public. Advance registration requested online,
via email or by phone: 603.314.7970 

Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs


Until recently, Mr. Fernández-Arias served as political coordinator at the Spanish Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. Previously, he served as a transatlantic diplomatic fellow at the State Department (Western Hemisphere Affairs) in Washington DC. Other previous positions include director for international relations at Spain’s Ministry for Gender Equality and director for Human Rights at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. He holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a bachelor of arts in contemporary humanities and a diploma on French law from Université Paris XI. While at Harvard he is pursuing research on the role of the UN Security Council in promoting and protecting human rights. Mr. Fernandez-Arias wrote for the UN Chronicle here about Spain's efforts to combat racism.

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