EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 49
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    WorldQuest: A Global Pop Trivia Challenge

    Week 3

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, in conjunction with the World Affairs Councils of America Network, is hosting a nationwide global trivia challenge! 

    Each week for four weeks, WACNH will host an hour-long online trivia competition and Zoom hangout as a fun opportunity to stay engaged with the world. Registration costs just $5 per session, with the weekly winner receiving 25% of the registration fees for that evening's event! The remainder of registrations will serve as a donation to the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to support our programs and work. After the 4 week season ends, the person with the most points over that time period will proceed to the online National Competition to compete against the champions of each participating Council from across the country. Finally, the winner of the National Competition will receive a free conference registration for the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference in Washington, DC in November.

    Join us for this lively and interactive evening, complete with plenty of time for you to engage with the global community here in the state.

    After registering and prior to the event, you will be emailed the link to join the Zoom call, as well as the Access Code for the trivia on myquiz.org.

    When: Monday, June 1st at 6:00 PM

    Where: Zoom and Myquiz.org*

    Ticket Price: $5


    In conjunction with:



    *Note: Our host will be on the Zoom call reading out every question as well as giving extra info between questions, while the quiz will be conducted on myquiz.org. It is recommended that you have separate devices (ie. laptop and phone) for the Zoom call and the trivia questions, although it is also possible to have the call and myquiz.org open in two separate windows on one computer.

    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for its first ever online Annual Meeting!

    June 2nd, 2020

    7:00 pm

    Via Zoom


    During this time the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will provide an overview of the past year's programs, successes, and outcomes. Hear from Council leadership about last year's record setting efforts and programs. Also, join for the awarding of the President's Award, as well as to vote on the slate of Board Member Nominees.  There will be an opportunity to chat and ask questions of the Council, including on the future of programs.


    Register to receive the link and password to the Zoom call.

    • Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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    WACNH Live! Heart of Europe:

    The Czech Republic, the European Union

    and the Rise of Populism

    Due to the cancellation of all WACNH in-person events until at least August because of COVID-19, we are happy to be launching WACNH Live! This series of virtual events will feature several of our originally planned upcoming speakers presenting on important international topics, straight to you at home.

    The current political situation in the Czech Republic, a small country in the very heart of Europe and historically considered the crossroads between the West and the East, is a reflection of the latest developments in the entire European Union. With Brexit, a recent refugee crisis, and the rise of populist and authoritarian tendencies across the continent, the EU has been facing serious challenges from multiple fronts in the past several years. On June 3rd at 4pm, hear from Czech scholar and researcher Dr. Martin Nekola as he addresses these issues, with a further focus on current trends in Czech politics. All questions can be emailed to council@wacnh.org, or posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats before or during the event, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!

    When: Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm

    Where: wacnh.org


    This event was made possible by the generous support of:

    The John Bickford Foundation

    Charles and Barbara Bickford

    Stephen and Karin Barndollar

    Helen B. Taft and Peter Bowman


    More About Martin Nekola


    Dr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D. received his doctorate in political science from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research is focused on non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism, Czech communities abroad and the East-European anti-communist exiles in the USA during the Cold War. From time to time, he participates in the election observation missions organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEES) and the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), the author of more than three hundred articles, and has published twelve books. He is also the coordinator of the Czechoslovak Talks Project (www.czechoslovaktalks.com/en).

    • Monday, June 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 50
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    WorldQuest: A Global Pop Trivia Challenge

    Week 4

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, in conjunction with the World Affairs Councils of America Network, is hosting a nationwide global trivia challenge! 

    Each week for four weeks, WACNH will host an hour-long online trivia competition and Zoom hangout as a fun opportunity to stay engaged with the world. Registration costs just $5 per session, with the weekly winner receiving 25% of the registration fees for that evening's event! The remainder of registrations will serve as a donation to the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to support our programs and work. After the 4 week season ends, the person with the most points over that time period will proceed to the online National Competition to compete against the champions of each participating Council from across the country. Finally, the winner of the National Competition will receive a free conference registration for the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference in Washington, DC in November.

    Join us for this lively and interactive evening, complete with plenty of time for you to engage with the global community here in the state.

    After registering and prior to the event, you will be emailed the link to join the Zoom call, as well as the Access Code for the trivia on myquiz.org.

    When: Monday, June 8th at 6:00 PM

    Where: Zoom and Myquiz.org*

    Ticket Price: $5


    In conjunction with:



    *Note: Our host will be on the Zoom call reading out every question as well as giving extra info between questions, while the quiz will be conducted on myquiz.org. It is recommended that you have separate devices (ie. laptop and phone) for the Zoom call and the trivia questions, although it is also possible to have the call and myquiz.org open in two separate windows on one computer.

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    WACNH Live! US-Iran Relations

    and the Global Pandemic

    Due to the cancellation of all WACNH in-person events until at least August because of COVID-19, we are happy to be launching WACNH Live! This series of virtual events will feature several of our originally planned upcoming speakers, as well as a number of new ones, presenting on important international topics, straight to you at home.

    While the world as a whole is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate with the two countries pursuing conflicting interests in Iraq and the region. Iran has been among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19. What is the current situation in Iran, and how are they navigating both a devastating health crisis and the effects of simultaneous international economic sanctions? What questions should be driving U.S. diplomatic and strategic policy on Iran and in the region? What realistic policies should the U.S. pursue post-November? 

    On Tuesday, June 16th at 5pm, join us in hearing from intelligence expert Dr. Paul Pillar, formerly of the CIA and currently with The Iran Project. Dr. Pillar will be discussing these, and similar, issues, as well as a possible path forward. His talk will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. All questions can be emailed to council@wacnh.org or posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats before or during the event, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!

    When: Tuesday, June 16th at 5:00 pm

    Where: wacnh.org


    This event was made possible by the generous support of:

    The John Bickford Foundation

    Charles and Barbara Bickford

    Stephen and Karin Barndollar

    Helen B. Taft and Peter Bowman


    More About Paul Pillar


    Dr. Paul Pillar retired in 2005 from a 28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community, in which his last position was National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia. Earlier he served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions, including as chief of analytic units at the CIA covering portions of the Near East, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. Pillar also served in the National Intelligence Council as one of the original members of its Analytic Group. He has been Executive Assistant to CIA's Deputy Director for Intelligence and Executive Assistant to Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) William Webster. He has also headed the Assessments and Information Group of the DCI Counterterrorist Center, and from 1997 to 1999 was deputy chief of the center. He was a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution in 1999-2000. Pillar is a retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and served on active duty in 1971-1973, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

    This program is held thanks to The Iran Project.

    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    WACNH Live! An American Pandemic Strategy

    Due to the cancellation of all WACNH in-person events until at least August because of COVID-19, we are happy to be launching WACNH Live! This series of virtual events will feature several of our originally planned upcoming speakers, as well as some new ones, presenting on important international topics, straight to you at home.

    On Tuesday, June 30th at 6pm, join us in hearing from Asia-Pacific Security Chair at the Hudson Institute, Patrick M. Cronin, as he discusses his recent article in The National Interest, "America Needs an American Pandemic Strategy", and how we can fashion an effective strategy relying on the proven foundations of American democratic institutions, power-sharing, and informed by specific lessons from around the world. Cronin's talk will also be followed by a Q&A. All questions can be emailed to council@wacnh.org or posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats before or during the event, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!

    When: Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm

    Where: wacnh.org


    This event was made possible by the generous support of:

    The John Bickford Foundation

    Charles and Barbara Bickford

    Stephen and Karin Barndollar

    Helen B. Taft and Peter Bowman


    More About Patrick M. Cronin


    Patrick M. Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute. Dr. Cronin’s research program analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, including China’s total competition campaign, the future of the Korean peninsula, and strengthening U.S. alliances and partnerships.

    Dr. Cronin was previously senior advisor and senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and before that, senior director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.

    Dr. Cronin has a rich and diverse background in both Asian-Pacific security and U.S. defense, and foreign and development policy. Prior to leading INSS, Dr. Cronin served as the director of studies at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). At IISS, he also served as editor of the Adelphi Papers and as the executive director of the Armed Conflict Database. Before joining IISS, Dr. Cronin was senior vice president and director of research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

    In 2001, Dr. Cronin was confirmed by the United States Senate to the third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While serving as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, Dr. Cronin also led the interagency task force that helped design the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

    From 1998 until 2001, Dr. Cronin served as director of research at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he spent seven years at the National Defense University, first arriving at INSS in 1990 as a senior research professor covering Asian and long-range security issues. He was the founding executive editor of Joint Force Quarterly, and subsequently became both deputy director and director of research at the Institute. He received the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his departure from NDU in 1997.

    He has also been a senior analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, a U.S. Naval Reserve intelligence officer, and an analyst with the Congressional Research Service and SRI International. He was associate editor of Strategic Review and worked as an undergraduate at the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale News.

    Dr. Cronin has taught at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the University of Virginia’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Government.

    He read international relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where he received both his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida. He regularly publishes essays in leading publications and frequently conducts television and radio interviews.

*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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