COMMUNITY EVENTS

Consider attending these events sponsored by other organizations around New Hampshire and beyond to gain an even wider perspective on the world!*



Film: The Christmas Truce

Hosted by Seacost Peace Response

Friday, December 14th, 7 PM-9 PM

First UU Society of Exeter: FUUSE

12 Elm St, Exeter, NH 03833



In our world today, we sometimes feel divided and unable to bridge differences. Come be inspired by a historical instance of connecting against all odds and transcending violence: The Christmas Truce of WWI. 

Beginning with a showing of the film "The Christmas Truce." The film tells a story from WWI. Fighting was most fierce on the Western Front. Trenches separated Allies from Germans, with the area in between known as No Man's Land. On Christmas Eve 1914, an astonishing event began--up and down the Western Front, enemy soldiers met peacefully in No Man's Land. Actor Ioan Gruffud narrates a feature-length look at the event, filled with eyewitness accounts.

Discussion following the film will be led by NH veterans. Will Thomas was in the navy during the cold war, including the Cuban Missile Crisis. Will Hopkins served in the National Guard and was deployed to Iraq. He is now the Executive Director of New Hampshire Peace Action.

Open to all, free, with donations welcomed. 

Sponsors: Social Justice Committee of FUUSE, Veterans for Peace, Seacoast Peace Response, Seacoast Occupy and New Hampshire Peace Action.

Soirée de Noël and volunteer appreciation

Hosted by Franco-American Centre

Saturday, December 15th, 6 PM-10 PM

Stark Brewing Company

500 N. Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101


Join fellow FAC members and friends for an upbeat celebration of the holiday season! Saturday, December 15th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Stark Brewing Company in the Manchester Millyard. Good food, great laughs and holiday surprises will make the evening a fun filled event for all ages.

Bring your musical instruments (no tubas please!) to participate in our “Open Mic” entertainment. Sing or play your favorite French or English songs and carols. This will be the “Holiday House Party” bons vieux temps style!

During the evening, we will also celebrate our wonderful volunteers without whom our many events and activities would not take place.

Love to bake? Please consider bringing a favorite Holiday desert to share !

The evening is OPEN TO ALL so bring friends and have them experience the FAC Joie de Vivre!

Discounted appetizers from 6 PM to 7 PM.

$5 for all

If you have volunteered for the FAC in 2018, you will be receiving a coupon code for free admission to the event. You can also reserve your spot by emailing nhirte@facnh.com.

BUY TICKETS HERE


Umoja- An African Gala

Saturday, February 23rd, 6 PM-10 PM

Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301



"UMOJA" is the Swahili word for "UNITY"

Join us for a special evening to celebrate the many cultures of Africa and learn more about the mission and work of New American Africans (NAA).

Enjoy delicious foods from the various regions of Africa, entertainment by local African performers and artists, themed raffle items and more!

Your generous support will help us continue to work within our new American communities, empowering them to successfully integrate - and thrive - in their new home in New Hampshire.

TICKETS AND INFO HERE


World Affairs Discussion Group

Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801



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, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com


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RESOURCES

Learn more about all of New Hampshire's global ties!


New Hampshire non-profits working globally
Rubia Handwork (Warner)
Room to Read NH
Women's Trust (Wilmot)
Global Grassroots (Hanover/Portsmouth)
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
International Affairs Discussion Group, Walpole

Annual Cultural Celebrations
We are One - Latino/African festival- Manchester
Concord Multicultural Festival
Glendi- Greek 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
New Hampshire Great Decisions Discussion Groups:


National Publications
International Jobs 



Past Programs
  • Coercion in International Politics Event Audio: Coercion Dec 12 2018.mp3
  • Friends Forever International Event Audio: Friends Forever Dec 3 2018.mp3
  • The Future of Korea: K-POP Interview with 107.7 The Pulse- K Pop 11-2-18.mp3
  • Mid-Term Elections Impact on Foreign Policy with Richard Fontaine Richard Fontaine 11-9-18.mp3
  • 2018 Global Business Summit with David Noble- VIDEO
  • Jamal Khashoggi Assassination Interview with Dr. Melinda Negron-Gonzales- Khashoggi.mp3
  • Dr. Anne Rasmussen Interview with 107.7 The Pulse- Anne Rasmussen 107.7 The Pulse Interview 10.16.18.mp3
  • Trita Parsi Interview with 107.7 The Pulse-Trita Parsi.mp3
  • 2018 Global Forum Fundraiser with Trita Parsi, June 28th, 2018 - 2018 Global Forum Video
  • The Final Year Post Movie Discussion with Political Analyst Dean Spiliotes- Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Manchester Public Television Video of the Combatants for Peace Manchester May 2nd  Presentation- VIDEO
  • 107.7 The Pulse Interview with Combatants for Peace members Netta Hazan and Osama Elewat May 2ns, 2018- Combatants for Peace 5-2-18.mp3
  • 107.7 The Pulse Interview with Ambassador Thomas Pickering April 10th, 2018- Pickering Interview.mp3
  • Global Tipping Points: November 13, 2017- Luis Jiménez- VIDEO
  • Global Business Summit: November 8, 2017 -Ambassador Rufus Yerxa- VIDEO
  • Jennifer M. Harris on "War By Other Means": April 13, 2017- VIDEO
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen's address on Russa: March 24, 2017- VIDEO
  • Foreign Policy Town Hall: January 26, 2017- Dr. Jessica Mathews- VIDEO
  • Global Business Summit: September 27, 2016- Trey Herr, Harvard Kennedy School- VIDEO
  • Global Forum with Admiral David Titley- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: May 3, 2016- Geneive Abdo- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: April 12, 2016- Juliette Kayyem- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: March 1, 2016- Iphigenia Kanara- VIDEO
  • VIDEO: Ahmad Balal on "Pakistan's Place"- Feb. 20, 2014
  • January 31, 2014- VIDEO: Ambassador Jim Smith on "U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations"
  • World Affairs Luncheon: "Who Stole the American Dream?" January 20, 2014: Podcast 1, Podcast 2, Q&A
  • Professor Gregory Gause, 2013 Fall Global Tipping Points Series"What Comes Next? "American Interests in the New Middle East" - September 17, 2013- WATCH
  • Indian Consul General Mulay, World Affairs Luncheon
  • "US-India Relations"- September 6, 2013WATCH
  • Ambassador Ryan Crocker, 2013 Global Forum- "Lessons from a Long War"June 3, 2013- WATCH 
  • Michael Fairbanks- Global Tipping Points Part 1"Enterprise Solutions to Global Poverty"February 21, 2012 - WATCH
  • Myron Kandel speechGlobal Business SummitOctober 17, 2011WATCH
  • Jon Huntsman speechOctober 10, 2011-WATCH
  • Mel Goodman speech- April 5, 2008- WATCH



 

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