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Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester NH






    Thursday, April 24- 6 PM
    UNH Manchester
    "Understanding Muslim Societies"



    Featuring Ellen Lust, 
    Yale University

    Ellen Lust, a top political scientist of the Middle East at Yale University, will discuss politics in the Middle East since the Arab Spring with a focus on Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Her research has focused on the politics of authoritarianism and the prospects for development. 

    University of New Hampshire-Manchester
    Third Floor Auditorium, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester NH 03101
    Directions & parking info here

    Advance registration requested online, via email or by phone: 603.314.7970


    Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's history, humanities and politics and society programs

    A program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

     

    Sponsored by:


    ABOUT ELLEN LUST

     Ellen Lust received a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Middle East politics, and previously served as Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies, where she played an instrumental role in obtaining Title VI funding for the program and establishing the Major on Modern Middle East Studies. Her research focuses on the politics of authoritarianism and the prospects for development. Books include Structuring Conflict in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Political Participation in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Press, 2008), co-edited with Saloua Zerhouni; The Middle East (CQ Press, 2010), and Governing Africa’s Changing Societies (Lynne Rienner Press, forthcoming), co-edited with Stephen Ndegwa. She has also authored and co-authored articles in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Politics and Society, as well as numerous book chapters. She is a founding, associate editor of the journal, Middle East Law and Governance, and has lived, studied, conducted research, and led student and alumni tours in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

    • 29 Apr 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301



    THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NH PRESENTS:
    3rd Annual Crossroads International Film and Discussion Series- April to June 2014


    Tuesday, April 29 - 7 PM


    THE SQUARE
    The Oscar-nominated documentary telling the inside story of the Egyptian revolution

    Discussion following the film with scholar Nabil Migalli


    11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
    ~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

    Free and open to the public;
    Advance registration required


    ** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

    SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

    PRESENTED BY:

      


    ABOUT THE FILM:



    The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. This film is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

    ABOUT NABIL MIGALLI

    Nabil Migalli is a native of Egypt and has been a resident of Manchester, NH for thirty-two years. He completed much of his schooling in Cairo at Cairo University, Cairo School of Social Work, National Center for Social and Criminological Research, and the Institute of National Planning. Migalli is currently a trainer, consultant, and interpreter, as well as the President of the Arab-American Forum (a New Hampshire-based educational organization). In the past, Migalli has given presentations on diversity, human rights, and Arab and Islamic topics. Since the Revolution, he has also kept in contact with Egypt via media, personal relationships, and visitations of which he met with political figures and participation in demonstrations.


    • 13 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301



    THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NH PRESENTS:
    3rd Annual Crossroads International Film and Discussion Series- April to June 2014


    Tuesday, May 13 - 7 PM



    FORBIDDEN VOICES 
    A documentary that pays homage to the women TIME Magazine considers among the world’s most influential voices on violations of human rights

    Panel discussion following the film with scholar Filiz Otucu


    11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
    ~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

    Free and open to the public;
    Advance registration required


    ** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

    SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

    PRESENTED BY:

      


    SPONSORED BY:




    ABOUT THE FILM:



    Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk. 

    Barbara Miller’s film FORBIDDEN VOICES accompanies these brave young rebels on their dangerous journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries – thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure.

    ABOUT FILIZ OTUCU:

    Filiz Otucu is an Associate professor of Political Science at PSU where she specializes in International Relations, the Middle Eastern Politics, and the United Nations. Dr. Otucu received her Ph.D. (2004) from the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, her M.A. (1995) from University of Central Oklahoma and her B.A.in International Relations from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Political Islamic Fundamentalism as well as a course called “Model United Nations.” She has conducted field research in Black Sea and South-Eastern regions of Turkey, looking at the causes of severe-ethnic violence between the Turks and the Kurds and lack of it between the Turks and the Lazes. She has led student delegations to different parts of the world, including Puebla (Mexico), the Hague (the Netherland), Taipei (Taiwan), Quito (Ecuador), London (U.K.) and Singapore. Dr. Otucu advises PSU Model UN student organization, and with her students, every Spring, hosts a High School Model UN Conference at PSU Campus.


    • 20 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery ME 03904

    PHILIP J. CROWLEY ADDRESSES NATIONAL SECURITY- SPECIAL SEACOAST PROGRAM!

    Tuesday, May 20th

    5:30 PM



    Kittery Community Center

    120 Rogers Road, Kittery ME 03904

    Featuring Colonel Philip J. Crowley addressing "Foreign Policy, Public Opinion & Power in the 21st Century"

    Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Community, George Washington University; Chair of Strategic Leadership at Dickinson College & the Army War College

    Tickets: $10 General Admission; $5 student; $85 Ticket + Dinner (see details below)

    Sponsorship opportunities available; contact Anna Berry at aberry@wacnh.org

    Join us for a private dinner following the program with PJ Crowley at Anneke Jans in Kittery! Tickets- $85.


    Menu:
    ~Glass of Red or White Wine
    ~First Course
    Seasonal soup or Arugula Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing
    ~Second Course
    Grilled Flank Steak, Crispy Skin Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Chicken Breast or Vegetarian entrée
    ~Third Course
    Seasonal Fruit Cheesecake or Chocolate Caramel Tart, Sea Salt
    Coffee or Tea


    About Philip J. Crowley

    Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley is the Omar Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at Dickinson College, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs, and the Army War College. P.J. is also a fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication within the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

    He appears frequently as a national security commentator on global television networks, including as a contributor to Al Jazeera English and the BBC. He is also a regular columnist for The Daily Beast.

    P.J. was nominated by President Obama as the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in 2009 and confirmed by the United States Senate. He served as the Assistant Secretary and Spokesman at the Department of State until March 2011. He was the primary U.S. government interlocutor with major media regarding the release of classified diplomatic cables by Wikileaks.

    Before joining the Obama administration, P.J. was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, with a particular focus on homeland security in the aftermath of 9/11. He authored several national security studies, including Safe at Home, a detailed homeland security strategy to protect the American homeland, improve national preparedness and rebuild U.S. standing in the world. He remains engaged on these issues as a participant in the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group.

    During the Clinton administration, P.J. was Special Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Crowley spent 26 years in the Air Force, retiring at the rank of colonel in September 1999. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the Kosovo conflict, he worked under Javier Solana, then Secretary General of NATO, helping to develop a strategic communication capability in support for the NATO campaign.

    A native of Massachusetts, P.J. is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. He is married to Paula E. Kougeas, also a retired Air Force colonel and now a teacher. They have two children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.

    • 03 Jun 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dining Center, Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03104
    60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 
    & ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM
    FUNDRAISER

    PRESENTED BY


    Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    5 PM- Reception

    6 PM- Program

    Welcome
    Celebrating the Past; Sustaining the Future~ 60 Years
    Global Leadership Award Presentation
    Introduction: Paul LeBlanc, President of SNHU
    Keynote Address- Tom Ricks


    Dining Center, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester

    Featuring
    THOMAS E. RICKS
    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & the Nation's Leading Writer on the U.S. Military and the Changing Face of Global Warfare

    TICKETS: $50/members
    $60/non-members
    $150/Patron 

    All proceeds benefit the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's mission

    THOMAS E. RICKS


    Courtesy: Foreign Policy magazine, Getty Images

    Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Thomas E. Ricks is the nation’s leading writer on the U.S. military and the changing face of global warfare.

    He is currently a Senior Advisor to the New America Foundation’s National Security Program and a contributing editor for Foreign Policy. His blog on ForeignPolicy.com, “The Best Defense,” was recognized as the best military blog by Military Reporters and Editors and named as the 2010 best blog of the year by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

    Tom Ricks is the author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003-05, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.  Ricks has reported on military and defense issues for both The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Ricks was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal for 17 years, during which he covered military issues until the end of 1999. He also covered the U.S. military for The Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. Throughout this career, Ricks has reported on U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2000, he was part of a Wall Street Journal team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for a series of articles on how the U.S. military might change to meet the new demands of the 21st century. In 2002, Ricks was part of a Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting about the beginning of the U.S. counteroffensive against terrorism.

    Ricks wrote a second book on the war in Iraq, The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military in Iraq, 2006-08, which was published in 2009. His book, Making the Corps, won the Washington Monthly’s “Political Book of the Year” award in 2007. Ricks’ most recent book is The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, and he is currently writing a book about Churchill, Orwell and the 20th Century.

    Tom Ricks was born in Beverly, Massachusetts and grew up in New York and Afghanistan. He graduated from Yale University.

    • 10 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301



    THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NH PRESENTS:
    3rd Annual Crossroads International Film and Discussion Series- April to June 2014


    Tuesday, June 10 - 7 PM



    Putin's Kiss 
    Sundance's Best Cinematography award-winning film that explores the complexity that pervades modern Russia – all of which is exemplified in the story of a young girl who, as the film progresses, grows up and learns to stand on her own two feet.

    Panel discussion following the film 


    11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
    ~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

    Free and open to the public;
    Advance registration required


    ** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

    SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

    PRESENTED BY:

      


    ABOUT THE FILM:


    Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to The Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians. We meet 19-year-old Marsha, a Nashi commissar and spokesperson. Marsha is a middle class girl and her family lives, like any other average Russian, in a small flat in the province. Marsha, a young and ambitious girl, seduced by the energy of the movement, the future prospects and opportunities that this organization would be able to provide, joined the Nashi at the age of 15. In almost no time she progressed to the very top of the organization, becoming the protégé of Russia's Minister of Youth. Marsha belongs to the educated, well-mannered and well-spoken part of Nashi. But according to the opposition, Nashi also has a radical wing that is secretly responsible for threats and violent attacks against anyone who doesn’t agree with Putin. She meets people with other political views including the journalist Oleg Khasin with whom she debates on television. And then the unexpected happens. Although they passionately disagree, Marsha and Oleg become close friends. Marsha’s new acquaintances soon get her in trouble with Nashi and when “unknown perpetrators” attack Oleg Kashin, she realizes that she has to make a stand.


    • 20 Jun 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • WACNH - Ford House - SNHU 2500 North River Rd. Manchester 03106


    Join us for a Global Networking Potluck BBQ and WACNH's Annual Meeting!


      Friday, June 20th - 5 PM
    at 
    the World Affairs Council of NH
     
    Ford House - Southern NH University
    2500 North River Road, Manchester NH

      Special guests - 5 delegates from Kosovo.  
      These emerging leaders will be visiting New Hampshire through the Open World program, one of the most effective U.S. exchange program for countries of the post-Soviet era.  During their visit, they will focus on learning about non-profit management and leadership. 

       This is a great opportunity to: 
    * meet some inspiring international professionals 
    * gain new perspective on Kosovo, its society and culture
    * broaden your global and local network

    WACNH will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.    
    Please bring your favorite side dish to share!

    This event is FREE and open to the public.
    Advance registration encouraged 




 


   
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