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November 2019 Events

November 1 | World Affairs Council of Connecticut | An Evening with Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox served as the 55th President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. In this one of a kind event, President Fox will discuss the current relationship between Mexico and the United States, along with a candid perspective and analysis on some of the most contentious global issues. Come join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and help host former President Vicente Fox. 

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November 5 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Crossroads Film Series: "Fire at Sea"

Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, and the resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea. Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion lead by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH. Sara will be joined by Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England for this discussion.

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November 5 | Worcester World Affairs Council | U.S.-German Relations in the Era of Trump

Torrey Taussig is a Nonresident Fellow of Foreign Policy for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. She works on U.S. foreign policy, European and Asian security, authoritarian politics, and U.S.-Russia relations. At this speaker event with the Worcester World Affairs Council, Taussig will give an insight into the current relationship between the U.S and Germany under the Trump administration. 

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November 12 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | GTP: China's Belt and Road Initiative

In 2013, China began a massive infrastructure program, initially called the New Silk Road, that would stretch all across Asia and into Europe. The idea behind the, now termed, Belt and Road Initiative is to connect China to new markets and to create a trade route that rivals the famous Silk Road of a couple thousand years ago. However, many people fear that this unprecedented program is designed to build China's power in the region through a mix of diplomacy and strong armed tactics. Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to hear from Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Sarwar Kashmeri, about China's efforts to dominate the world through their largess.

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November 12 | World Affairs Council of Palm Beach | U.S. Space Policy: For National Defense and Security

Douglas Loverro is the President of Loverro Consulting and has worked for over thirty years in the Department of Defense and the National Reconnaissance Office. During his time there, Loverro developed, managed, and established national policies for the full range of National Security space activities. He will use his experience working with international space cooperation to discuss the growing challenges in space security. Join him and the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach for this amazing speaker event. 

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November 17 | World Affairs Council of the Desert | Understanding Russia's Threat to America

Michael Kofman is one of the nation's leading experts on Putin's plans to regain the global status he feels the U.S. stripped from Russia in the 1990s. He currently serves as a Senior Research Scientist at CNA. Michael will explore inside Russia's spoiler tactics in Syria, Ukraine, the Middle East and now North Korea, election interference plans for 2020, its grand ambitions in the Arctic, and more—perspectives you will get nowhere else in the Desert.

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November 19 | World Affairs Council of Greater Reading | Brazil Wants Results: Less Violence, Economic Growth, and Respect for the Rule of Law

Paulo Sotero is the Director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center. He is an expert in economics and globalization, governance and democracy, and Latin America, specifically Brazil. At this event with the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading, Paulo Sotero will explore the current state of Brazil in terms of social change and economic growth. 

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November 19 | 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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November 20 | WorldDenver | "We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria"

Wendy Pearlman is a professor and author of 4 books, each reflecting on her research and studies all over the world. Wendy's third book "We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria" is a collection of interviews from 2012 to present with more than 400 displaced Syrians in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Sweden, and the U.S. Join WorldDenver and Dr. Wendy Pearlman for a discussion on her book to hear more about these stories from across the globe. 

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November 21 | International Affairs Forum (Traverse City) | Engaging for Good: Can One Individual Volunteer Change the World?

The International Affairs Forum will host Carrie Hessler-Radelet for "Engaging for Good: Can One Individual Volunteer Change the World?" Carrie Hessler-Radelet is the President and CEO of Project Concern International and the former Director of the Peace Corps. Carrie has years of experience working across the world with families and communities, leading historic reforms to modernize and strengthen agencies to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This engaging global conversation will reveal more on what it takes to make a change in the world. 

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November 21 | Colorado Springs World Affairs Council | We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled:Voices/Syria

Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government’s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times.

Dr. Wendy Pearlman's book, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled”is the result of personal interviews with over 300 displaced Syrians across the Middle East, Europe and the United States. It chronicles the Syrian war from its origins in peaceful protest to its present horror, solely through the words of ordinary people transformed by its unfolding.

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