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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Diplomacy Begins Here Summit on August 27

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:53 AM | Anonymous

You’re invited to the Global Ties U.S. New England Diplomacy Summit!

Manchester was one of eight cities selected nationwide to hold a regional diplomacy summit by the U.S. State Department and Global Ties U.S., in honor of the 75thanniversary of the country’s premiere professional development exchange program. The summit is designed to engage globally-minded people from all walks of life to explore the innovations and impacts that stem from international relationships.

On Thursday, August 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the World Affairs Council of NH and WorldBoston will hold a day-long conference fostering connections and growth in the international exchange community. Throughout the day, workshops, lunch, and concurrent sessions will focus on topics such as forming strategic partnerships, New England's role in the global economy, youth exchanges, and being an active citizen diplomat.  Also, don't miss the screening of a new documentary which illuminates the impact of exchange programs.

During the evening, from 5 to 8 PM, a closing keynote dinner will highlight the business community’s unique contributions to diplomacy, with local and national business leaders increasingly playing an integral role in enhancing our country’s image abroad and expanding our international relationships. Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea, will share his story about starting a socially responsible, mission-driven business in a profit-driven

“Mission in a Bottle: Doing Business Differently & Changing the World”

Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he created in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic, Fair Trade Certified, and Just A Tad Sweet®. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming thefirst organic and Fair Trade brand in the world's largest beverage distribution system. The transaction has helped deepen the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission -- Honest beverages are now carried in more than 100,000 outlets throughout the country. Seth continues to lead the enterprise out of Honest Tea’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

Registration now open!

See full agenda below; More information:






Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester


Cost: $20 for conference (includes lunch); or $60 for conference and keynote dinner & reception


9 AM-Registration & Coffee; Exhibit Hall open

9:30 AM-11:45 AM

Plenary A: Diplomacy Simulation for Students, presented by US Diplomacy Center

B: Strategic Partnerships Session, presented by Global Ties U.S.

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon featuring Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Security of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department

1:30 PM- 2:45 PM

Plenary A:Diplomacy at HomeNew England's Role in the International Business Community

B:Exploring the Effects of Citizen Diplomacy

3- 4:15 PM

Plenary A:Combating Conflict Through Youth Exchanges

B:Citizen Diplomacy: Sharing Culture, Changing Lives

5 PM- 6 PM


6 PM- 8 PM

Keynote dinner celebrating the business community's contributions to diplomacy with Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea


For visitors to NH:

Hotel: Radisson Hotel (located in the heart of downtown Manchester); Rate: $92/night; to reserve your room, go online here and click "more search options," enter code WORLDA or call 1-800-333-3333.


Local airports: Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is 10 minutes from downtown (with complimentary 24/hour shuttle for hotel guests); Boston International Airport (BOS) is approximately 1 hour from Manchester

Local attractions; downtown Manchester map and guide



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