Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Penmen Room, Athletic Complex, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester
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    Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to hear from Rep. John Delaney


    Date: August 24th, 2019

    Doors Open at 2:45 pm

    Event Time: 3:00-4:30 pm


    Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Athletic Complex, Penmen Room


    As a part of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's ongoing efforts to engage citizens in discussions about Foreign Policy, the Council has extended invitations to Presidential Campaigns to discuss their policies in regards to international relations. New Hampshire plays a special role in vetting the candidates and the citizens of the state need to understand all aspects of different campaign platforms. This is your opportunity to hear from and question the candidates about the issues they will focus on and where they see the US' role in the world.

    Please Note: The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. The Council has reached out to all Presidential Candidates to offer them the opportunity to speak on their foreign policy platform. These events do not constitute any type of endorsement of any candidates, platform, or policy by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, its partners, sponsors or members. These events are designed to provide a platform of discussion for the voters to learn more about the different candidates.

    Here is a quick primer on the Candidate (via USA Today): 

    About Representative John Delaney

    Democratic presidential candidate John K. Delaney is a former entrepreneur and member of Congress. The focus of John’s campaign is to bring the country together, end hyper-partisanship and focus on the future.

    Delaney grew up in a blue-collar union household in northern New Jersey and his parents did not attend college. Delaney founded and led two-publicly traded companies and represented Maryland’s Sixth District in the House of Representatives from 2013-2019.

    Delaney’s businesses were focused on providing capital to small and medium-sized companies, helping thousands of businesses grow. Delaney is a past winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and his business received the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama Administration for investing in economically distressed communities.

    In Congress, John was known for his work crafting innovative bipartisan legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure. In 2017, Delaney was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine for his efforts. Delaney authored legislation to create a carbon tax, establish access to pre-K nationwide, end gerrymandering, create a national artificial intelligence strategy, study social media’s impact on minors and support veterans. GovTrack identified Delaney as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress. As a member of the House, he founded the AI Caucus, a bipartisan group dedicated to educating policymakers on technology and future of work issues.  

    John has already campaigned in all 99 Iowa counties and has multiple offices open in Iowa and New Hampshire, with campaign headquarters in Maryland. John and his wife April McClain-Delaney live in Potomac Maryland and have four daughters.


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    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library
    • 58
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    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series

    The Human Flow

    Tuesday, September 10th, 6 PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion lead by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH.

    About The Human Flow:

    Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

    Watch the Trailer:

    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.

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    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
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    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: September 17th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 118
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    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series

    Anote's Ark

    Tuesday, October 1st, 6PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion lead by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH. She will be joined by Roger Stevenson of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Rob Werner of the League of Conservation Voters.


    Tickets are free for the public, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets today!

    About Anote's Ark

    What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. With sweeping cinematography, Anote's Ark interweaves two poignant stories. Anote Tong, endearing president of the island, races to find options-advocating in international climate negotiations and even investigating building underwater cities. At the same time, warm and sharp-witted Sermery, a young mother of six, tackles every struggle with humour. She must decide whether to leave the only culture she knows on the island and migrate to a new life in New Zealand. Anote's Ark captures the next evolution in the shifting dynamics of climate change-one where borders, technology, and global treaties are urgent and can change daily life as we know it. This portrait of the Kiribati people exudes strength of character and grace as they confront the inevitable change they are facing head-on.

    Watch the Trailer:

    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org

    Other Sponsors


    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
    Register


    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: October 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 122
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    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series 

    Fire at Sea

    Tuesday, November 5th, 6 PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion lead by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH. Sara will be joined by Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England for this discussion.

    Tickets are free for the public, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets today!

    About Fire at Sea:

    Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

    Watch the Trailer:





    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
    Register


    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: November 19th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Monday, December 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
    Register


    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: December 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Dining Center (SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH)
    Register


    Featuring Ambassador Nicholas Burns: The Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University

    Please join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire at their Annual Fall Forum on Wednesday, December 18th at Southern New Hampshire University.  This year, the Council welcomes Ambassador Nicholas Burns who will speak about the current state of American foreign policy and where it is headed.  Ambassador Burns served for 27 years in the U.S. Government as a career Foreign Service Officer, including as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, U.S. Ambassador to Greece, and State Department Spokesperson. He is currently the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. 


    Event Information

    When: December 18th, 2019

    Reception Begins: 5:00 pm

    Event Begins: 6:00 pm

    Where: Dining Center, SNHU,

    2500 North River Road,

    Manchester, NH


    Member Tickets: $25

    Non-Member Tickets: $35

    Students: Free with Valid ID


    Event Map


    About Ambassador Burns


    Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founder and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. 

    Burns is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Entegris, Inc. Burns served in the United States government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2014-2017. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. 1978) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. 1980) and earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977).

*We encourage advance registration for all of our programs. For events with a ticket price, online payments can be made using PayPal. If you prefer to register or pay over the phone, please contact our office: 603.314.7970


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