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Events in Portsmouth, Concord and

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TUESDAY, MAY 17 at 7 PM 

World Affairs at the Library with Sinan Ciddi

Turkey & Middle East Politics

Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Street, Portsmouth

Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.


Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series: "Son of Saul"

   A screening of the Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film and post-film discussion with Dr. Katrina Lantos-Swett

Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street, Concord

$10 suggested donation; Advance registration requested.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 at 6:30 PM

Global Networking & Welcome Reception

Join us to welcome a delegation of legislators from Kyrgyzstan! Dinner served.

WACNH Office, Ford House, SNHU, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester

Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested.

 Thanks for making our Global Forum 

a huge success!

Thanks for being a part of our annual Global Forum last week! Together, we raised over $16,000 to support our educational programs for local communities and schools! If you missed Rear Admiral David Titley's comprehensive look at the link between climate change and national security, you can watch the program here. Congratulations again to Joe Keefe, winner of the 2016 Global Leadership Award!





 Karin & Stephen Barndollar; Charlie & Barbara Bickford; Irja & Frank Cilluffo; Wright Danenbarger; Jesse Devitte; Sherry Dutzy; Karen Erickson; William & Kathy Gillett; Carolyn & Philip Hollman; Harold & Betsy Janeway; Richard Lobban; Kathryn & Jim Muirhead; Joan & Alan Reische; Jack & Carol Resch; Carolyn & Stewart Richmond; Pat Schlesinger; Dave & Missie Schroeder; Steve Solomon; Andrew Supplee; Rob Werner

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Rear Admiral Titley Visits Manchester West STEAM Students

Before speaking at our Global Forum, Dr. David Titley made a special visit to Manchester High School West to meet with 75 Freshman and Sophomore students in the STEAM Ahead program, a comprehensive educational initiative that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Dr. Titley spoke about his career path, meteorology and the Navy, and his current research on climate change. 

Tuesday, June 7 is NH Gives Day!

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June 7 marks the first annual statewide day of giving, connecting New Hampshire citizens with nonprofits that are carrying out critical work to advance our state. Please join us in making a difference by making a gift on June 7 at! Proceeds will benefit our many educational programs, including the continued expansion of our high school Academic WorldQuest program. Thank you for your continued support!

WACNH welcomes Open World delegation from Kyrgyzstan

From May 19 – 25, a group of five legislators from the National Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will visit New Hampshire through the Open World Leadership Program at the Library of Congress. This six day visit will provide them with an in-depth view into New Hampshire politics and government.  Meetings are being arranged with top government officials to exchange ideas on legislation, procurement, elections, campaigns, and other topics. They will also have the opportunity to meet with several candidates for different elected positions. 

Another great component of their trip is a home stay with a local family. 4 local families have graciously opened their homes to these Members of Parliament to better show them everyday New Hampshire life. They share meals together, exchange ideas, and provide insights into each others’ cultures; truly a learning experience for everyone involved. When they return home after the trip, the group will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the other Members of Parliament and their constituents. This program will foster better relations between our countries and provide valuable professional development for the delegation.

Meet these emerging leaders at a special reception on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 PM at our office!

Souhegan High School Represents NH at National Academic World Quest Competition in Washington D.C.

    Congratulations to the 2016 New Hampshire Academic World Quest Champions from Souhegan High School! The team- students Hannah Gillis, Callie Cinque, Claire Foley and Zack Anton- competed against the best of the best at the national AWQ competition in Washington, D.C. on April 23 and held their own! The team's coach was Matt McDonald and teacher Sarah Barbato accompanied them to Washington. In addition to the competition at the National Press Club, the weekend was full of unique opportunities such as a welcome reception at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman and visits to national museums and memorials. Congratulations, Souhegan!

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 More than 120 people attending the final part of our spring Global Tipping Points series on May 3. Genieve Abdo's talk, "A House Divided: Islam in Today's Middle East," was presented by the Council in partnership with UNH Manchester, and support from New Hampshire Humanities. Dr. Salman Malik (right), of Granite State Oral Surgery, a series sponsor, introduces the speaker. The speaker series will resume again in the fall.

Rear Admiral David Titley address a full house at our Global Forum at SNHU on Friday, May 6. See more photos on our facebook page!

"We get a lot of friendly visitors to our Democracy Hub campaign headquarters in downtown Nashua, but it isn't every day that I get to welcome a delegation of Bangladeshi officials! Thanks to these public servants from Bangladesh who are learning about American democracy, and to (WACNH) for facilitating such valuable diplomatic exchanges," said Executive Council candidate Dan Weeks (second from left), who recently met with a visiting delegation.

Community Events Calendar

Shadows Fall North

The film documents the Granite State's connection to Africa through two historians and activists, Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis.

Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM at the Music Hall, Portsmouth


Discovering the Taste of Turkey Cooking Classes

Every Sunday starting April 10 at the Turkish Cultural Center, Manchester



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