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October 2019 Events

October 1 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Crossroads Film Series: "Anote's Ark"

What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. With sweeping cinematography, Anote's Ark interweaves two poignant stories. Anote Tong, endearing president of the island, and warm and sharp-witted Sermery, a young mother of six. Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion lead by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH. She will be joined by Roger Stevenson of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Rob Werner of the League of Conservation Voters.

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October 3 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | GTP: Making Hunger History w/ World Food Program

What does the current state of global hunger look like? With a rapidly rising population and global temperatures rising, how will the world support the dietary needs of everyone? Can global food insecurity be reduced or eliminated? Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for this enlightening discussion with Phil Karsting, President and CEO of World Food Program USA. Thanks to a long career in agricultural policy, Phil has a vast understanding of the factors that lead to food insecurity and the policies, as well as programs, that are effective in reducing global hunger. Phil's presentation will focus on ways in which the U.S. can, and should, act to make hunger history and the benefits that these programs can bring to the entire world.

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October 4 | World Affairs Council of Sonoma County | Soaring Ambitions and Daunting Challenges: China's Future and Its Implications for the U.S.

China’s rise during the past four decades has been impressive and consequential, but further advances may be slower and more difficult to achieve. The challenges ahead will be much harder to meet and the choices Beijing makes will have a bigger impact on China’s future than the actions of the U.S. or other nations. Dr. Thomas Fingar, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center Scholar at Stanford University, will discuss these implications at this speaker event with the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County. 

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October 15 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Global Trivia Night at SNHU

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!


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October 16 | World Affairs Council of Greater Reading | The Politics of Division

G. Terry Madonna is a Professor of Public Affairs and the Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. He is also the Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. In the early 1970s, he served as County Commissioner of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Join the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading for this speaker event with Terry Madonna.

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October 17 | Savannah Council on World Affairs | Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

Thomas J. Bollyky is a Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. His new book "Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways" talks about the rise and fall of infectious diseases and new health threats to developing countries. 

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October 20 | World Affairs Council of the Desert | 2020: The Global Inflection Point

Reva Goujon is the Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an expert on global affairs. In this kick off event, Reva Goujon will discuss the powerful geopolitics risks and forces reshaping the global order as we approach year 2020. Join the World Affairs Council of the Desert for this exciting openning event. 

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October 22 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Challenged Like Never Before: General Wesley Clark

Please join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in welcoming General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), founder of Renew America Together, Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, and Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, for an intriguing talk on United States National Security at the dawn of a new decade. A question and answer period will follow General Clark's remarks, and lunch is included.

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October 22 | World Affairs Council of Jacksonville | The Threats to National Security in a 5G Era

David Sanger is a national security correspondent and a senior writer for the New York Times. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and known for his extensive research and deep investigations into the complex events of our time. Sanger is one of the nation's most lucid analysts of geopolitics, globalization and cyber power. He will use his valuable expertise and knowledge to shed light on national security in a 5G era at this evening event with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. 

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October 25 | World Affairs Council of Hilton Head | U.S. and German Relations Post 1989

Ambassador Peter Ammon is a German diplomat and the former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom up until 2018 and to the United States until 2014. In this event, Amb. Ammon will talk about how new thinking needs to go into the U.S.-German relationship considering that 30 years have passed since the days of German re-unification. Learn more from Ambassador Peter Ammon about foreign policy in Europe and changing relationships.  

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