Consider attending these events sponsored by other organizations around New Hampshire and beyond to gain an even wider perspective on the world!*
HOSTS NEEDED FOR SNHU THANKSGIVING BREAK
Seeking Hosts for SNHU’s Thanksgiving Hosts Program
Southern New Hampshire University is seeking hosts willing to invite pairs of international students to join your family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Many international students are eager for the chance to visit an American family and learn more about our culture and traditions. Newer arrivals feel most comfortable when they can bring a fellow student, which is why SNHU looks for folks who can accommodate two or more guests. SNHU has more than 500 international students studying at the Manchester campus; while they come from about seventy different countries, many come from China, Saudi Arabia, or India.
The reactions of both the students and families who’ve participated in the past have been very positive. From hosts: “had a terrific time”; “fantastic day”; “fit right in with my family”; “enlightening”; “great experience for the entire family”; “something I will never forget”. Students have said: “spent a really wonderful and unforgettable time”; “I learned about American people”; “we had conversation like friends”; “my family back home were very happy for me”; “they let me help prepare the dinner (or the table)”; “I always wanted to visit with an American family”; “I hope I can do this again”.
If you are interested in inviting two or more international students to join your family’s Thanksgiving celebration, please complete the host family application at the SNHU website (click on the International Student link on the top of the opening page, then on the International Student Services link on the left, then ISS Forms and Resources) and return it by November 2nd to Debbie Donnelly at SNHU at email@example.com or ISS Office, 2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH 03106. In mid-November after receiving host and student applications, Debbie will be in touch with names and contact information for the students you’ll be hosting for the day, so that you can reach them to coordinate plans.
This is a truly wonderful opportunity for all who are involved. Please consider opening up your home to share this day when we give thanks for all that is good in our lives.
AcTEAvism- The Awareness Event
Thuesday, October 18th 2 PM-3 PM
The Freedom Café, Durham
10 Mill Road, Durham, NH 03824
Enjoy a mix of teas and tea snacks, a traditional tea ceremony and learn about human trafficking in the tea industry.
Becoming American/Program 4:
Thursday, October 18th, 7 PM-9 PM
319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
US-China Relations at a Crossroads
Bonnie Glaser, Director, China Power Project at CSIS
Monday, October 22, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Free and open to all.
Ms. Glaser is a senior advisor for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at CSIS, where she works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policy.
Ms. Glaser is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum.
Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Glaser served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State.
Ms. Glaser has written extensively on Chinese threat perceptions and views of the strategic environment, China’s foreign policy, Sino-U.S. Relations, U.S.-China military ties, cross-strait relations, Chinese assessments of the Korean peninsula, and Chinese perspectives on missile defense and multilateral security in Asia.
Her writings have been published in, among others, the Washington Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, New York Times and International Herald Tribune.
Ms. Glaser is also a regular contributor to the Pacific Forum quarterly Web journal Comparative Connections.
Ms. Glaser is a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Ms. Glaser served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997.
Ms. Glaser received her B.A. in political science from Boston University and her M.A. with concentrations in international economics and Chines studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin
UNH Durham NHIS Fall 2018
Global Challenges and Change
Power and Protest in Gaze with
Fredrick Meiton and Jeannie Sowers
Tuesday, November 6th, 12:40 PM-2:00 PM
MUB Theater 2, UNH Durham Campus
Dr. Fredrik Meiton is a historian of the modern Middle East. He studies the intersection of politics, science and the environment, especially in the context of colonial development. Meiton teaches courses in global and Middle Eastern history, often with a focus on science, technology, energy and the environment.
Dr. Jeannie Sowers is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the International Affairs Program. Her academic research focuses on political and environmental change in the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on Egypt. She is the author of Environmental Politics in Egypt: Experts, Activists, and the State, co-editor with Chris Toensing of The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, and has published a number of articles and book chapters.
Becoming American/Program 5:
Family and Community
Wednesday, November 7th, 7 PM-9 PM
319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
IANH Diwali and Dandiya Festival 2018
November 10th 3 PM-10 PM
Nashua High School North
8 Titan Way, Nashua, NH 03063
FARMERS FIRST AFRICA
'2 YEARS GROWING STRONG'
Reception, Wednesday, November 14th 6pm
1 Washington St. Dover NH
Becoming American/Program 6:
Immigration and Popular Culture
Thursday November 15th, 7 PM-9 PM
319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth,
New Hampshire 03801
Program 6: Immigration and Popular Culture looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. The discussion explores such themes as:
World Affairs Discussion Group
Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group.
If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.
Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.
For more information, contact our director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learn more about all of New Hampshire's global ties!
New Hampshire non-profits working globally
Chances for Children (Lancaster)
Rubia Handwork (Warner)
Farmers First Africa (Dover)
Freedom Cafe (Durham)
Honduras Hope (Franconia)
NuDay Syria (East Hampstead)
International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan
New Hampshire organizations related to international affairs/culture
Zonta International -Concord Club
Dining for Women- Seacoast chapter
Annual Cultural Celebrations
We are One - Latino/African festival- Manchester
Concord Multicultural Festival
Glendi- Greek festival- Manchester
Jewish Food Festival- Laconia
L'Chaim Jewish Food Festival- Manchester
Poutine Fest- Manchester
New Hampshire refugee resources
Southern New Hampshire Refugee Services
New Hampshire & international business
Center for Women's Business Advancement at SNHU
One pager on international business & NH
New Hampshire Colleges & Universities' international programs
National/Regional organizations & partners:
World Affairs Councils of America
Global Ties U.S.CIEE