World Affairs Council of New Hampshire

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World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
603-314-7970
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Tim Horgan, Executive Director, Email, 603-314-7970

Elyse Harris, Education Program & Grants Manager, Email, 603-314-7970

Larry McCrum, Membership Manager, Email, 603-314-7970

Anise Jasman-Sayers, IVLP Manager, Email, 603-314-7970

Michael Pappas, Events and Education Coordinator, Email, 603-314-7970

Upcoming Events

September 19 | GTP: Taiwan and the U.S.; 40 Years On

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is excited to host the Director-General of the Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in Boston for our first Global Tipping Points Speaker Event, to talk about the state of U.S.-Taiwan relations and the special relationship the two governments share. Ever since 1979, the US has operated under the "One Nation, Two Systems" model for their relationship with China, Taiwan, and the U.S.  As China continues to grow and assert more power on the international stage, this bi-lateral relationship has become more important to the maintenance of peace across the Strait of Taiwan. Join us for this insightful discussion on where the relationship began, where it stands now, and where it is headed.

October 1 | 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.

October 3 | 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.

October 15 | 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!

7-9pm

November 5 | 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.

November 12 | 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.

November 19 | 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!

7-9pm

December 9 | 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!

December 18 | American Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. Amb. Burns has years of experience as a Foreign Service Officer, working as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008. At this event with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, Amb. Burns will talk about the current state of American foreign policy and where it is headed in the Trump Era. 

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