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Making Sense of the World: Allies, What are they Good For?

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Academic Center Room 106, SNHU 2500 N. River Road Manchester, NH 03106



Making Sense of the World:

Allies, What are they Good For?

April 24, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Academic Center Room 106

2500 N. River Road Manchester, NH 03106

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"Multilateral diplomacy is not easy, but the U.S. is far better at it than most Americans realize." - Amb. Mark Storella on a new form of Multilateralism for America. 

In a world full of complex challenges that do not respect international borders, it quickly becomes clear that there is a need for international cooperation to address the biggest issues of the day. From Climate Change to pandemics and transnational drug rings, there is no shortage of opportunities for the world to work together. However, it can be challenging and sometime counterproductive to work with different partners to address certain issues. What are the opportunities, risks, challenges, and value that come with a multilateral approach to the world? Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire on April 24th at 6:00 pm to discuss this path towards Making Sense of the World.

WACNH is delighted to announce Ambassador Mark Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Boston University, as the distinguished speaker on Multilateralism. Amb. Storella brings a wealth of diplomatic experience, and his insights will add depth to the discussion on the potential merits and challenges of collaborative international relations.

In this session, audiences will delve into the crucial questions of what are Allies good for, what are the challenges of alliances, and how we can conceptualize global issues through a multilateral lens. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable perspectives on the role of allies in shaping international relations.

This is the second installment of the exploration of the United States' role on the world stage in the three-part T. William and Patricia Ayers Global Tipping Point series, "Making Sense of the World". Timely in light of the approaching Presidential election, this series invites distinguished experts to elaborate upon distinct foreign policy approaches. The aim is to present attendees with a well-rounded understanding of the complexities in the nation's global interactions.

About the Speaker

Ambassador (ret.) Mark C. Storella is professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Boston University and Director the BU African Studies Center. Ambassador Storella was a United States Foreign Service Officer for over three decades serving as Ambassador to Zambia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute.

Other postings include Deputy Chief of Mission in Brussels, at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva and in Phnom Penh and as Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugees and internally Displaced at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Ambassador Storella is recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Excellence in Service Award, the Thomas Jefferson Award presented by American Citizens Abroad, and several Department of State superior and meritorious honor awards. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Ambassador Storella’s areas of expertise include humanitarian crises, health diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy, as well as diplomatic negotiation and theory.

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