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January 2016 E-NEWS
Celebrate International Women's Day this March!
Join us for screenings of He Named Me Malala at Southern New Hampshire University and Red River Theatres
In 2015, The World Economic Forum estimated that the gender gap wouldn't entirely close until 2133! This is why the theme of this year's International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity - a promise to take concrete steps to close the gender gap and achieve gender parity more quickly. Given this theme, we are excited to host two screenings of He Named Me Malala, one on International Women's Day - Tuesday, March 8 - at Southern New Hampshire University and another on Wednesday, March 23 at Red River Theatres in Concord as part of our ongoing Crossroads International Film & Discussion series. REGISTER NOW!
"HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund." Find out more about the screenings on our event page.
High School Educators and Students: Academic WorldQuest Registration Open until February 1 Winning Team Will Travel to Washington DC to Represent NH!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the world, participate in a fun, low-pressure competition, and possibly win a trip to Washington D.C. to represent New Hampshire in the National Academic WorldQuest competition!
Academic WorldQuest, WACNH's newest education program, is a quiz-style, team competition testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. Teams compete by answering 10 rounds of multiple choice questions on critical global issues. A study guide is provided with detailed resources on each of the categories to help students and the team adviser (usually a teacher) to prepare for the competition. Questions for the competition are drawn from the resources in the study guide. The statewide competition will be held at SNHU on Saturday, March 5 at 10 AM.
Also at this year's competition, our keynote speaker, Deepika Kurup will tell the inspiring story of how she working to make the world a better place! Deepika, a former student at Nashua High School and current student at Harvard University, developed a simple and inexpensive water purification technique using solar energy. For her invention, she was awarded first prize at the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. In January 2015, Deepika was named as one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy.
We just extended the team registration deadline to Monday, February 1, so head over to our website for more information on how to register your school's team TODAY! The competition is made possible through support from the Mayer Foundation, Sidore Foundation and Southern New Hampshire University.
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Council to host three international delegations during Presidential Primary
Emerging leaders from Brazil, Macedonia and the UK will visit the Granite State during Primary Week to learn more about our First-in-the-nation tradition. The groups, part of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program, will exchange ideas with local professionals on news coverage of the primary and youth engagement and leadership in politics. LEARN MORE about this special program and how you can get involved as a citizen diplomat!
Annual Fund gifts support Council programs
Thank you! Together, the Council's members and friends raised more than $20,000 for our Annual Fund, supporting the many free programs we offer for local communities and schools. We are excited to be kicking off another stellar year of programs in 2016, thanks to you!
Seth Goldman, Diplomacy Begins Here Manchester speaker, to be named 2016 Citizen Diplomat of the Year by Global Ties U.S.
In recognition of his commitment to fostering global well-being, Global Ties U.S. will present him with the award as part of the 2016 National Meeting in Washington, DC on January 29.
Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management, and from the beginning they were committed to social responsibility, including sourcing ingredients from organic farms and reinvesting in those communities.
Today, Honest Tea is the nation's top selling organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 100,000 outlets. In recognition of his efforts to use and promote business practices that foster social and economic development across the world, Global Ties U.S. will honor Seth Goldman with the 2016 Citizen Diplomat Award at the network's National Meeting. Goldman served as the keynote speaker of the Council's Diplomacy Begins Here Summit in Manchester last August.
WINTER Community Events Calendar
8-week Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Tuesdays at the Portsmouth Public Library
Different Roots, Common Dreams
Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM
Nashua Public Library
Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific
Monday, January 25 at 4:30 PM
Kriendler Conference Hall
Dickey Center, Dartmouth, Hanover
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January's Cover to Cover will feature Thomas W. Lippman on his new book Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Join us on Monday, January 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.
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Thomas W. Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA's 2015 National Conference. An adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, he specializes in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.-Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. Lippman was stationed in the Middle East as a journalist during Sadat's presidency and lived in Egypt in the aftermath of the October War. He's the author of several previous books on the Middle East. (bio)
In 11 dramatic years, Anwar Sadat changed history--not just that of Egypt, or of the Middle East, but of the entire world. As the architect of the 1973 war against Israel, he gained the support of other Arab nations and inspired the oil embargo. Following the war, however, he forever ended Arab aspirations of unity by making peace with Israel. Sadat gave the West a crucial Cold War victory by jettisoning Egypt's alliance with the Soviet Union. His historic tenure resonates in the 21st century as the Islamic activists--whom he encouraged but who later opposed his turn toward Israel and ultimately played a role in his assassination--continue to foster activism, including the Muslim Brotherhood, today.
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“Having visitors from around the globe has been one of the greatest experiences of my teaching career… I can't thank you enough for enriching the minds of my students!”
Do you believe in the power of global education and education? Souhegan High School teacher Adam Theriault does! Thanks to the support of members and donors like you, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire engaged hundreds of citizens and students- including Adam’s classes- in learning about international issues over the past year.
With your charitable investment, we can continue to provide more opportunities for our state to connect with the world:
It’s not too late to make your annual gift to the World Affairs Council! Your tax-deductible donation will help us create a more informed citizenry in 2016 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!
Steve Solomon Anna Berry
President Executive Director
What a year of change 2015 has been for the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire! From hosting our first ever full day summit in August, to reaching new milestones in our international visitor leadership program, it seems just like yesterday when we were planning for our exciting lineup of spring events, like the forum with the Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
As we say goodbye to our 61st year of operation, we are looking ahead to many more great years to come. The Council is working hard to create unique and interesting programs to give you insight and information about foreign affairs.
Without a doubt, our Diplomacy Begins Here Summit, held in August, was a shining moment for the Council. Over 225 people attended events to learn about how New England is connected to the world and how to become more involved in and benefit from international exchange programs. The CEO of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, speaking on how his business builds goodwill for the US through their international dealings, was a highlight of the summit.
With your help, we can provide more opportunities for you and others to engage with the world:
Please consider making an Annual Fund gift today! This will allow us to continue to bring top level speakers to NH, creating a more informed citizenry.
Thank you so much for your continued support and we appreciate all you have given over the years. The strength of this organization truly lives within people like you.
~With gratitude, Steve Solomon, President
The Council office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
We are excited to announce our new speaker for the final Global Tipping Points event on Thursday, November 12. Hamish Macdonald will speak about covering news in conflict areas.
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 world.
“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.
See full agenda below; More information: www.wacnh.org
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
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 Home: New 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.
**HOTEL BLOCK DEADLINE: August 5th**
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
Board Secretary Joan Reische (L) and Board President Kathryn Muirhead (R) were recognized for their years of service to the council.
At our Annual Meeting, held on June 15 at our office in the Ford House, we reflected on the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's 60th year. We worked harder than ever to expand our critical work across the state by holding numerous events, developing new education programs, and hosting 303 international visitors for professional development. At the meeting, we also took time to recognize two board members who have greatly contributed to the success of the council in recent years. Kathryn Muirhead was presented with a honorary gavel to thank her for her six years of service as the WACNH Board President. Her term will end in September, when we will welcome Steven A. Solomon as the new President. Board Secretary Joan Reische was given the President's Award in recognition of her service to the Council.
We also welcomed a group of International Visitors from all over Europe to our meeting, which was followed a BBQ and potluck. Despite the rainy weather, all managed to have a wonderful time! Thanks to all members and friends who came out to celebrate yet another successful year!All members should have received a copy of the 2014 Annual Report in their mailboxes. If not, please contact our office (email@example.com or 603.314.7970). One correction to the report: Dan Scanlon, of Colliers International, should have been listed as a member.
You’re invited to the Global Ties U.S. New England Diplomacy Summit!
Registration now open!
**REGISTRATION OPEN!** QUESTIONS? EMAIL OR CALL WACNH!
Contact: Anna Berry
Executive Director, World Affairs Council of NH
603.314.7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(David Rothkopf will have press availability on Wednesday, May 20 and check-in for media covering the 6 PM program begins at 5 PM)
May 13, 2015
NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT DAVID ROTHKOPF HEADLINES ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, SNHU
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire’s 2015 Global Forum Covers “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear”
MANCHESTER- The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will hold the 2015 Global Forum on Wednesday, May 20 with keynote speaker David Rothkopf, CEO & Editor of the FP Group, publisher of Foreign Policy magazine.
The annual fundraiser is the only forum preparing the Granite State for a global future, addressing America’s role in the world through non-partisan, civil dialogue on critical global challenges and national experts on foreign policy. This year’s program will also honor the 2015 Academic WorldQuest state champion team from Souhegan High School.
Rothkopf is the author of National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear and Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, among other books.
He is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in emerging markets investing and risk-management related services. Previously, Rothkopf was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intellibridge, a firm offering open-source intelligence and advisory services on international issues, after serving for two years as managing director of Kissinger Associates.
Rothkopf served as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for international trade policy in the administration of President Bill Clinton. In this capacity, he played a central role in developing and directing the administration’s groundbreaking Big Emerging Markets Initiative.
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department.
2015 Global Forum
Wednesday, May 20 at 5 PM
Dining Center Banquet Hall, Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106
Tickets: $50/World Affairs Council members; $60/Not-yet-members
Purchase at www.wacnh.org or call 603.314.7970
More info: http://wacnh.org/event-1837508
ABOUT DAVID ROTHKOPF & "NATIONAL INSECURITY":
"An inside look at how foreign policy was made under the two presidents since 9/11...the real star of the book, the ubershaper of everything, is this "age of fear" that so warped our institutions and policy priorities. Will it ever go away or will bin Laden be forever the gift that keeps on giving?" —Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times
“Many books have been written about America’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; few are as insightful, as compelling or as useful as National Insecurity.” –Washington Post
"NATIONAL INSECURITY… could lay claim to being the definitive book on how 9/11 affected US foreign policy.." —Edward Luce, Financial Times
DAVID ROTHKOPF is CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine. He recently authored National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear. The book is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resilience but often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past.
His previous book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, traces the changing relationship between public and private power and looks at the implications of the rise of great private actors and the weakening of many states.
Rothkopf is president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in emerging-markets investing and risk-management-related services. Previously, Rothkopf was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intellibridge, a firm offering open-source intelligence and advisory services on international issues, after serving for two years as managing director of Kissinger Associates.
Rothkopf served as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration. In this capacity, he played a central role in developing and directing the administration’s groundbreaking Big Emerging Markets Initiative. Rothkopf came to the government after founding and serving as chairman and CEO of International Media Partners, where he was editor and publisher of the CEO Magazine and Emerging Markets newspaper as well as chairman of the CEO Institute. He currently serves as chairman of the National Strategic Investment Dialogue and as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A prolific writer, Rothkopf is the author of more than 150 articles on international themes for publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. In addition to National Insecurity and Power, Inc., his most recent books include Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (Public Affairs, 2005).
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