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Fall Forum Fundraiser 2020 Night Two: The Future of America's Global Leadership

  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • A single Member ticket to view our Fall Forum Night Two with Secretary Chuck Hagel.
  • A one night Non-Member ticket to view our Fall Forum Night Two with Secretary Chuck Hagel.
  • A one night Patron ticket to view our Fall Forum Night Two with Secretary Chuck Hagel and attend our intimate Patron Q&A with Secretary Hagel.

Fall Forum 2020 Night Two:

The Future of America's

Global Leadership

With Secretary Chuck Hagel

On Wednesday, December 2nd at 6PM, join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in welcoming former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for Night Two of our premier annual fundraiser, our Fall Forum! Our second night with Secretary Hagel will feature a conversation on American Foreign Policy and what impacts the results of the Presidential election will have moving forward for the United States as a leader in the world.

Following Secretary Hagel's remarks, a moderated Question and Answer session will be held. All questions can be emailed to, or sent through the messenger app on our website, so tune in here at and we hope to see you there!

The Annual Fall and Spring Forums are WACNH's premier fundraising events for the year and helps us raise funds to continue our work and bring you a full year's worth of awesome programming and events. Due to the ongoing pandemic forcing us to cancel our Spring Forum in June, we will be bringing two nights of awesome virtual programming for you all this season.

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 6PM

Where: Live online, link sent after ticket purchase

Patron Q&A Session: Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30PM

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets apply per computer login, not per person.
  • Our Standard Ticket allows access to the live event broadcast.
  • Our Patron Ticket allows access to the live event broadcast, and an intimate ZOOM Q&A session with the speakers after the event.

   WACNH Member  Non-Member
 One Night, Standard  $50 $60 
 One Night, Patron  $175  $175

This event was made possible by the generous support of:


Thank You Patron Sponsors

Steven and Karin Barndollar

Bob Blair and Trish Murphy

Davis and Suzanna Farmer

Carolyn and Philip Hollman

Jack and Carol Resch

Carolyn and Stewart Richmond

Dave and Missie Schroeder

Ginny and Joseph Szymanowski

Norm and Pat Turcotte

Steven Solomon

Andy Supplee

About Secretary Hagel

Chuck Hagel was the 24th Secretary of Defense, serving from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense.

Some of Hagel’s current commitments include service on the Board of Trustees of RAND; Advisory Board of Corsair Capital; Senior Advisor to GALLUP and to the McCarthy Group; Centennial Scholar, Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service; Distinguished Scholar, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Distinguished Statesman at the Atlantic Council; Board of Directors of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); Director and Founding Member of the American Security Project; and Advisory Board Chairman of the HillVets Veterans Organization.

Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska. Hagel was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees. He Chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion Subcommittee; and the Banking Committee’s International Trade and Finance, and Securities Subcommittees. Hagel also served as the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group.

Previously, Secretary Hagel was a Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University, Co- Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, Chairman of the Atlantic Council. He served as a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Policy Board, Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Nuclear Power, Systemic Risk Council Board of Directors; and as a member of the Board of Directors of Chevron.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagel was president of McCarthy & Company, an investment banking firm in Omaha, Nebraska. In the mid-1980’s, Hagel co-founded VANGUARD Cellular Systems, Inc., a publicly traded corporation. He was President and CEO of the World USO, Private Sector Council (PSC), and Chief Operating Officer of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations (G-7 Summit). Hagel also served as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration under President Ronald Reagan and Deputy Commissioner General of the 1982 World’s Fair.

He is the author of the book, America: Our Next Chapter and was the subject of a 2018 book by General Daniel Bolger entitled, Our Year of War, and a 2006 book by Charlyne Berens entitled, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, have a daughter (Allyn) and son (Ziller).

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