Upcoming events

    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • UNH Manchester 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101

    Global Tipping Points

    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    Monday, December 3rd

    Featuring Playing for Peace

    Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    About Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Playing for Peace 

    Apple Hill exists to create, perform, and teach chamber music at the highest standard, broaden the appreciation of chamber music through the development of educational programs, and cultivate connection and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds and cultures through the Playing for Peace program.

    Founded in 1971 and situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, Apple Hill is a center of chamber music performance and teaching. It is stewarded today by the organization’s director, Leonard Matczynski, and ensemble-in-residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet. These professional musicians present concerts and educational workshops throughout the world and, during the summer, teach and coach chamber music to participants of all ages and levels at Apple Hill’s Chamber Music Workshop. Each summer, Apple Hill welcomes 300 students and 45 faculty to the Workshop, a program known and loved for its musical depth and warm community spirit. Over 12,000 students have attended since the early 1970s.

    Central to the mission of Apple Hill is Playing for Peace, an innovative outreach program founded in 1988 that focuses on social change and connection through music. Apple Hill travels to areas where there is a history of conflict—in the Middle East to Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and the West Bank/Palestine; to England, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland; to the Greek and Turkish areas of Cyprus; to the Caucuses area of Eurasia; and to many US cities, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Memphis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—performing concerts and leading chamber music workshops.

    The principal tenet of Playing for Peace is this: At the chamber music workshops, musicians are assigned to play in small ensembles alongside musicians from conflicting communities. For example, Arabs study and perform music with Israelis, Catholics with Protestants, Greeks with Turks, and African Americans with Caucasian Americans. We coach each ensemble in the skills of chamber music—listening, watching, adjusting, sensitivity, and being flexible—the same skills needed to work and function effectively in the world. The participants learn not only to play music but also to communicate and connect with each other in ways that may not be possible in their home countries.

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


    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • New England College Concord Campus 62 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301
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    Kelly Greenhill and Peter Krause are the editors of Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018). From the rising significance of non-state actors to the increasing influence of regional powers, the nature and conduct of international politics has changed dramatically since the Cold War era. This book examines intra-state, inter-state, and transnational coercion and deterrence as well as both military and non-military instruments of persuasion, thus expanding our understanding of coercion for conflict in the 21st century.

    Greenhill and Krause will discuss the book's key findings as well as their implications for ongoing security challenges facing the US today, including insurgencies, cyber attacks, refugee and migration flows, nuclear proliferation, and more.

    To buy Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018) CLICK HERE!!!

    Kelly Greenhill's Bio

    Kelly M. Greenhill is a professor of political science and international relations at Tufts University and a research fellow at Harvard University. Greenhill is author of the award-winning Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy, and co-author and co-editor of Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and ConflictThe Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics, 8th ed.; and Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics. ​Greenhill is currently completing a new book that explores the influence on international politics of rumors, conspiracy theories, "fake news" and other forms of extra-factual information.

    Greenhill’s work has also appeared in an array of peer-reviewed journals and international media outlets, such as the New York Times, BBC, and Foreign Affairs. Her research has been employed in legal briefs in cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and in policy briefs and planning guidance for other organs of the government. Outside of academia, Greenhill has served as a consultant to the United Nations and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Bank, and the Ford Foundation; as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense; and as an economic policy intern for then Senator John Kerry. Greenhill holds an SM and a PhD from MIT, a CSS from Harvard University, and a BA from UC Berkeley. 

    Peter Krause Bio

    Peter Krause is an Associate Professor of political science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. His research and writing focuses on Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. He recently published Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Cornell University Press, 2017) and a co-edited volume Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is currently working on projects that analyze which factions take power after regime change and the impact of education on attitudes about terrorism. Krause has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the Middle East over the past decade. He has offered his analysis of Middle East politics and political violence in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, as well as with national and local media. He has a BA from Williams College in political science and history and a PhD in political science from MIT. Krause was formerly a Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies of Brandeis University, as well as a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Harvard Kennedy School. 

    • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Southern NH University - Dining Center

    Registration for NH Academic WorldQuest teams!

    Please register your team(s) and pay online or by mailing a check to the WACNH office: 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 03106

    For more detailed information about the competition, please visit our AWQ page. 

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