Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Women's Center, Green Student Center SNHU
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    First They Killer My Father

    Thursday March 1st, 7 PM


    LOCATION:  Women's Center, Green Center, Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester 03106 (#15 on campus map)


    Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day with

    our mission partner, Southern New Hampshire University


    Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.

    So that we can prepare seating for everyone in advance, please register in advance.


    • Monday, March 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • UNH Manchester
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    GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS

    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    MONDAY, MARCH 5

    FEATURING JAKE SULLIVAN

    America’s Future Foreign Policy

    Jake Sullivan will address the country’s foreign policy approach under President Donald Trump and the latest current events. Sullivan is a senior fellow and Master in Public Policy faculty member at UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

     Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    ABOUT JAKE SULLIVAN

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    Jake Sullivan is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Geoeconomics and Strategy Program and a Martin R. Flug Visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School.

    Sullivan served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was the senior policy adviser on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and previously served as deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign and as a member of the debate preparation team for Barack Obama’s general election campaign.

    Sullivan has also been a senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota, worked as an associate for Faegre & Benson LLP, and taught at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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

    Sponsored by:

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    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301


    Wednesday, March 7th at 7 PM

    Red River Theatres, Concord

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    A special event in honor of International Women's Day, presented in partnership with the Zonta Club of Concord

    7 PM- Zonta Club Presents the Hall of Femme Award to Congresswoman Ann Kuster

    7:15 PM- The Breadwinner

    8:45 PM- Discussion after the film



    Ticket Price: $10
    Purchase tickets: HERE

    Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.

    Tickets can be purchased online at Red River Theatres, at the door, or by calling 603-224-4600

     Best Animated Feature:

    Nominated for Academy Award

    Nominated for the Golden Globe Award 

    Won Annie Award for Best Animated Feature-Independent

    Watch the Trailer

    1 hour, 34 minutes. (2017) PG-13

    CROSSROADS FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES PRESENTED BY:
      

      


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    • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Southern NH University; 2500 N. River Rd. Manchester, NH 03106
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    Register your team and pay the competition fee ($50 per team).

    After registering your team, please have all students sign our photo release and bring it with you to the competition.

    More information at Academic WorldQuest homepage.

    • Monday, March 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 72 Concord St., Manchester, NH 03101
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    WELCOMING REFUGEES,

    INVOLVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY:

    Experiences from Germany

    Kathleen Kunath and Christoph Böhmer,German immigrant activists and cofounders of “Willkommen in Falkensee” (“Welcome to Falkensee”), will talk about successes and challenges in organizing a volunteer support group and helping the local community welcome newly arrived refugees to their German town.

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    Kathleen Kunath, a social worker, established an extensive communication effort to prepare the local German community for arrival of many refugees.

    Christoph Böhmer, a 1996 graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, applied his business background to the massive change in the community as hundreds of refugees sought resettlement.

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    Monday, March 12, 2018

    6 pm-7:30 pm

    SNHU Center for New Americans at the YWCA NH

    72 Concord St., Manchester, NH

    Free and open to all. Advanced registration is highly encouraged due to limited space

     Light refreshments available.

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    For more information, contact

    Gayle Aspinwall, gayle.aspinwall@gmail.com, 603-643-1551 or

    Becky Field, fieldworkphotos@gmail.com, 603-568-3174


    Sponsors for this event include: World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, SNHU Center for New Americans at YWCA NH, Welcoming New Hampshire, and Quaker Hanover Friends Meeting. A complete list of sponsors will be available at the event.


    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • New England College: Concord Campus 62 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301
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    The Need for Diplomacy in North Korea and the Crisis in Myanmar: Two Major Challenges for America

    Pulling from his extensive international background, Governor Bill Richardson will talk about the need for diplomacy in dealing with the situation in North Korea and the crisis in Myanmar.  Both of these issues provide strategic challenges for the United States for unique reasons. Join us and the Governor to talk about how the US can move forward to address these issues and resolve conflict in a positive way.


    New England College Concord
    12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    62 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

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    Governor Bill Richardson Bio

    During his professional career, Governor Bill Richardson has held leadership positions in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. From 2010 to the present, Governor Richardson has operated the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, a foundation focusing on conflict resolution, prisoner release and environmental protection.

    Governor Richardson has more than 30 years of government experience. His latest government position was serving as a two-time Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010). Since he left the Governorship, he has been active in the paid-speech circuit both nationally and internationally, serves on numerous public- and private-sector boards, consults for various energy and technology companies in the U.S. and overseas. He is also a frequent contributor for numerous network news programs, including Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos and served as an MSNBC-Telemundo contributor during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    Prior to his entry into the private sector, Governor Richardson represented New Mexico in the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress for 15 years (1982-1996). He then was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy (1997- 2000). As a diplomat and Special Envoy to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 2010-2016, Richardson successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and the Sudan. He also chaired the board of Freedom House, a private nonprofit organization that promotes democracy and human rights worldwide.

    In 2008, Governor Richardson sought the Democratic nomination for President and ran in several Presidential primaries.

    Governor Richardson currently serves on various boards and advisory groups. He is a member of the international board of Tecnicas Reunidas, a prominent Spanish energy firm. He also is the only American board member of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty.

    He is also a member of the NCAA Hall of Fame, and a board member of World Resources Institute (WRI) and Refugees International.

    The Governor has won many international and domestic leadership awards and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times. He has lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, and the United World College. Additionally, he served as a Special Fellow on Latin America at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He has authored three books and is listed in several Who’s Who organizations.

    Governor Richardson earned a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds more than 10 honorary degrees. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Chatham, Mass, with his wife Barbara.

         

    • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM

    Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

    Wednesday, April 4th at 7 PM

    Red River Theatres, Concord

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    11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301

    Ticket Price- $10

    Buy Tickets- HERE

    When the Chinese Communist Party alters its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong - handed back to the Chinese government from British rule in 1997 - teenager Joshua Wong decides to fight for his homeland. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, and without a long-term plan but with passion to spare, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong. A remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism, JOSHUA : TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER, the winner of this year's Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is a chronicle of one young man risking his own future for a greater good.

    Tickets can be purchased online at Red River Theatres, at the door, or by calling 603-224-4600

    Watch the Trailer

    1 hour, 18 minutes (2017) NR

    CROSSROADS FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES PRESENTED BY:
      


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    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    • UNH Durham, MUB Thearer II
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    Leadership on the World Stage: A New Role for the U.S.?

    Tuesday, April 10th, 12:40 PM-2:00 PM

    UNH Durham MUB Theater II

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering will address the past and future of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and politics in the Persian Gulf. Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He currently works with The Iran Project, part of the Foundation for a Civil Society.

    ABOUT THOMAS PICKERING:

    Thomas R. Pickering

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He also served on assignments in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has held numerous other positions at the State Department, including executive secretary and special assistant to Secretaries Rogers and Kissinger and assistant secretary for the bureau of oceans, environmental and scientific affairs.He retired in 2006 as senior vice president international relations for Boeing.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • UNH Manchester 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
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    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10

    FEATURING AMBASSADOR THOMAS PICKERING

    Iran, Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering will address the past and future of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and politics in the Persian Gulf. Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He currently works with The Iran Project, part of the Foundation for a Civil Society.


     Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    ABOUT THOMAS PICKERING:

    Thomas R. Pickering

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He also served on assignments in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has held numerous other positions at the State Department, including executive secretary and special assistant to Secretaries Rogers and Kissinger and assistant secretary for the bureau of oceans, environmental and scientific affairs.He retired in 2006 as senior vice president international relations for Boeing.

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

    Sponsored by:

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    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Red River Theatres, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301

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    Wednesday, May 30th at 7 PM

    Red River Theatres, Concord

    Ticket Price: $10

    Purchase tickers: HERE

    THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

    Tickets can be purchased online at Red River Theatres, at the door, or by calling 603-224-4600

    Watch the Trailer

    1 hour, 29 minutes (2017) NR


    CROSSROADS FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES PRESENTED BY:
      


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