• Monday, January 11, 2016 11:05 AM | Anonymous


    January's Cover to Cover  will feature Thomas W. Lippman on his new book  Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Join us on Monday,  January 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

    Register for the call

    Dial-in information for participants:

    Please dial in shortly before 2:00 ET, as the prompts can take a minute or two:

    Access Number:  1-218-895-7963

    Passcode:  2015#

    Thomas W. Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA's 2015 National  Conference. An adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, he specializes in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.-Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. Lippman was stationed in the Middle East as a journalist during Sadat's presidency and lived in Egypt in the aftermath of the October War. He's the author of several previous books on the Middle East. (bio)

    In 11 dramatic years, Anwar Sadat changed history--not just that of Egypt, or of the Middle East, but of the entire world. As the architect of the 1973 war against Israel, he gained the support of other Arab nations and inspired the oil embargo. Following the war, however, he forever ended Arab aspirations of unity by making peace with Israel. Sadat gave the West a crucial Cold War victory by jettisoning Egypt's alliance with the Soviet Union. His historic tenure resonates in the 21st century as the Islamic activists--whom he encouraged but who later opposed his turn toward Israel and ultimately played a role in his assassination--continue to foster activism, including the Muslim Brotherhood, today.

    Save the date!

    February's Cover to Cover will feature innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book The Industries of the Future on Thursday, February 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.  Ross served for four years as Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an adviser to investors, corporations, and government leaders.


  • Monday, December 21, 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    “Having visitors from around the globe has been one of the greatest experiences of my teaching career… I can't thank you enough for enriching the minds of my students!”

    Do you believe in the power of global education and education? Souhegan High School teacher Adam Theriault does! Thanks to the support of members and donors like you, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire engaged hundreds of citizens and students- including Adam’s classes- in learning about international issues over the past year.

    With your charitable investment, we can continue to provide more opportunities for our state to connect with the world:

    • More public programs that take you beyond the headlines with leading thinkers in foreign policy;
    • More connections with emerging international leaders to exchange best practices on issues such as democracy, sustainability and human rights; and
    • More opportunities for local students and teachers to learn and teach about world affairs through hands-on experiences like Academic World Quest and the Model United Nations.

    It’s not too late to make your annual gift to the World Affairs Council! Your tax-deductible donation will help us create a more informed citizenry in 2016 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

    With gratitude,

    Steve Solomon                                     Anna Berry

    President                                             Executive Director



  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    What a year of change 2015 has been for the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire!  From hosting our first ever full day summit in August, to reaching new milestones in our international visitor leadership program, it seems just like yesterday when we were planning for our exciting lineup of spring events, like the forum with the Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

    As we say goodbye to our 61st year of operation, we are looking ahead to many more great years to come.  The Council is working hard to create unique and interesting programs to give you insight and information about foreign affairs. 

    Without a doubt, our Diplomacy Begins Here Summit, held in August, was a shining moment for the Council.  Over 225 people attended events to learn about how New England is connected to the world and how to become more involved in and benefit from international exchange programs.  The CEO of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, speaking on how his business builds goodwill for the US through their international dealings, was a highlight of the summit.

        With your help, we can provide more opportunities for you and others to engage with the world:

    • More public programs that take you beyond the headlines with leading thinkers in foreign policy;
    • More connections with emerging international leaders to exchange best practices on issues such as democracy, sustainability and human rights; and
    • Better opportunities for local students and teachers to learn and teach about world affairs through hands-on experiences through Academic World Quest and the Model United Nations.

    Please consider making an Annual Fund gift today!  This will allow us to continue to bring top level speakers to NH, creating a more informed citizenry.

    Thank you so much for your continued support and we appreciate all you have given over the years.  The strength of this organization truly lives within people like you.

    ~With gratitude, Steve Solomon, President                                                                         


  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Council office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.


  • Monday, October 19, 2015 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce our new speaker for the final Global Tipping Points event on Thursday, November 12. Hamish Macdonald will speak about covering news in conflict areas. 

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 5:17 PM | Anonymous
    UPDATE: THE SUMMIT IS SOLD OUT!
    Contact WACNH for the waiting list: 603-314-7970


    Manchester was one of eight cities selected nationwide to hold a regional diplomacy summit by the U.S. State Department and Global Ties U.S., in honor of the 75thanniversary of the country’s premiere professional development exchange program. The summit is designed to engage globally-minded people from all walks of life to explore the innovations and impacts that stem from international relationships.

    On Thursday, August 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the World Affairs Council of NH and WorldBoston will hold a day-long conference fostering connections and growth in the international exchange community. Throughout the day, workshops, lunch, and concurrent sessions will focus on topics such as forming strategic partnerships, New England's role in the global economy, youth exchanges, and being an active citizen diplomat.  Also, don't miss the screening of a new documentary which illuminates the impact of exchange programs.

    During the evening, from 5 to 8 PM, a closing keynote dinner will highlight the business community’s unique contributions to diplomacy, with local and national business leaders increasingly playing an integral role in enhancing our country’s image abroad and expanding our international relationships. Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea, will share his story about starting a socially responsible, mission-driven business in a profit-driven
    world.

    “Mission in a Bottle: Doing Business Differently & Changing the World”

    Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he created in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic, Fair Trade Certified, and Just A Tad Sweet®. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming thefirst organic and Fair Trade brand in the world's largest beverage distribution system. The transaction has helped deepen the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission -- Honest beverages are now carried in more than 100,000 outlets throughout the country. Seth continues to lead the enterprise out of Honest Tea’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.


    See full agenda below; More information: www.wacnh.org


     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WATCH A VIDEO INVITE FROM WACNH

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

    LOCATION:

    Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester

    REGISTRATION COST:

    Cost: $20 for conference (includes lunch); or $60 for conference and keynote dinner & reception

    AGENDA

    9 AM-Registration & Coffee; Exhibit Hall open

    9:30 AM-11:45 AM

    Plenary A: Diplomacy Simulation for Students, presented by US Diplomacy Center

    B: Strategic Partnerships Session, presented by Global Ties U.S.

    12 PM - 1:30 PM

    Luncheon featuring Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Security of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department

    1:30 PM- 2:45 PM

    Plenary A:Diplomacy at HomeNew England's Role in the International Business Community

    B:Exploring the Effects of Citizen Diplomacy

    3- 4:15 PM

    Plenary A:Combating Conflict Through Youth Exchanges

    B:Citizen Diplomacy: Sharing Culture, Changing Lives

    5 PM- 6 PM

    Reception

    6 PM- 8 PM

    Keynote dinner celebrating the business community's contributions to diplomacy with Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea

    -----------------------------------------------------

    For visitors to NH:

    Hotel: Radisson Hotel (located in the heart of downtown Manchester); Rate: $92/night; to reserve your room, go online here and click "more search options," enter code WORLDA or call 1-800-333-3333.

    **HOTEL BLOCK DEADLINE: August 5th**

    Local airports: Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is 10 minutes from downtown (with complimentary 24/hour shuttle for hotel guests); Boston International Airport (BOS) is approximately 1 hour from Manchester

    Local attractions; downtown Manchester map and guide


  • Friday, July 24, 2015 11:01 AM | Anonymous


    Board Secretary Joan Reische (L) and Board President Kathryn Muirhead (R) were recognized for their years of service to the council.

    At our Annual Meeting, held on June 15 at our office in the Ford House, we reflected on the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's 60th year.  We worked harder than ever to expand our critical work across the state by holding numerous events, developing new education programs, and hosting 303 international visitors for professional development.  
    At the meeting, we also took time to recognize two board members who have greatly contributed to the success of the council in recent years.  Kathryn Muirhead was presented with a honorary gavel to thank her for her six years of service as the WACNH Board President.  Her term will end in September, when we will welcome Steven A. Solomon as the new President. Board Secretary Joan Reische was given the President's Award in recognition of her service to the Council.  

    We also welcomed a group of International Visitors from all over Europe to our meeting, which was followed a BBQ and potluck.  Despite the rainy weather, all managed to have a wonderful time!  Thanks to all members and friends who came out to celebrate yet another successful year!
    All members should have received a copy of the 2014 Annual Report in their mailboxes. If not, please contact our office (council@wacnh.org or 603.314.7970). One correction to the report: Dan Scanlon, of Colliers International, should have been listed as a member.


  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    You’re invited to the Global Ties U.S. New England Diplomacy Summit!


    Manchester was one of eight cities selected nationwide to hold a regional diplomacy summit by the U.S. State Department and Global Ties U.S., in honor of the 75thanniversary of the country’s premiere professional development exchange program. The summit is designed to engage globally-minded people from all walks of life to explore the innovations and impacts that stem from international relationships.

    On Thursday, August 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the World Affairs Council of NH and WorldBoston will hold a day-long conference fostering connections and growth in the international exchange community. Throughout the day, workshops, lunch, and concurrent sessions will focus on topics such as forming strategic partnerships, New England's role in the global economy, youth exchanges, and being an active citizen diplomat.  Also, don't miss the screening of a new documentary which illuminates the impact of exchange programs.

    During the evening, from 5 to 8 PM, a closing keynote dinner will highlight the business community’s unique contributions to diplomacy, with local and national business leaders increasingly playing an integral role in enhancing our country’s image abroad and expanding our international relationships. Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea, will share his story about starting a socially responsible, mission-driven business in a profit-driven
    world.

    “Mission in a Bottle: Doing Business Differently & Changing the World”

    Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he created in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic, Fair Trade Certified, and Just A Tad Sweet®. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming thefirst organic and Fair Trade brand in the world's largest beverage distribution system. The transaction has helped deepen the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission -- Honest beverages are now carried in more than 100,000 outlets throughout the country. Seth continues to lead the enterprise out of Honest Tea’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Registration now open!

    See full agenda below; More information: www.wacnh.org


     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    **REGISTRATION OPEN!** QUESTIONS? EMAIL OR CALL WACNH!

    WATCH A VIDEO INVITE FROM WACNH

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

    LOCATION:

    Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester

    REGISTRATION COST:

    Cost: $20 for conference (includes lunch); or $60 for conference and keynote dinner & reception

    AGENDA

    9 AM-Registration & Coffee; Exhibit Hall open

    9:30 AM-11:45 AM

    Plenary A: Diplomacy Simulation for Students, presented by US Diplomacy Center

    B: Strategic Partnerships Session, presented by Global Ties U.S.

    12 PM - 1:30 PM

    Luncheon featuring Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Security of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department

    1:30 PM- 2:45 PM

    Plenary A:Diplomacy at HomeNew England's Role in the International Business Community

    B:Exploring the Effects of Citizen Diplomacy

    3- 4:15 PM

    Plenary A:Combating Conflict Through Youth Exchanges

    B:Citizen Diplomacy: Sharing Culture, Changing Lives

    5 PM- 6 PM

    Reception

    6 PM- 8 PM

    Keynote dinner celebrating the business community's contributions to diplomacy with Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea

    -----------------------------------------------------

    For visitors to NH:

    Hotel: Radisson Hotel (located in the heart of downtown Manchester); Rate: $92/night; to reserve your room, go online here and click "more search options," enter code WORLDA or call 1-800-333-3333.

    **HOTEL BLOCK DEADLINE: August 5th**

    Local airports: Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is 10 minutes from downtown (with complimentary 24/hour shuttle for hotel guests); Boston International Airport (BOS) is approximately 1 hour from Manchester

    Local attractions; downtown Manchester map and guide

     

     

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    PRESS RELEASE

    Contact: Anna Berry

    Executive Director, World Affairs Council of NH

    603.314.7970 or aberry@wacnh.org

    (David Rothkopf will have press availability on Wednesday, May 20 and check-in for media covering the 6 PM program begins at 5 PM)

     

    May 13, 2015

    NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT DAVID ROTHKOPF HEADLINES ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, SNHU

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire’s 2015 Global Forum Covers “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear”

    MANCHESTER- The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will hold the 2015 Global Forum on Wednesday, May 20 with keynote speaker David Rothkopf, CEO & Editor of the FP Group, publisher of Foreign Policy magazine.

    The annual fundraiser is the only forum preparing the Granite State for a global future, addressing America’s role in the world through non-partisan, civil dialogue on critical global challenges and national experts on foreign policy. This year’s program will also honor the 2015 Academic WorldQuest state champion team from Souhegan High School.

    Rothkopf is the author of National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear and Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, among other books.

    He is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in emerging markets investing and risk-management related services. Previously, Rothkopf was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intellibridge, a firm offering open-source intelligence and advisory services on international issues, after serving for two years as managing director of Kissinger Associates.

    Rothkopf served as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for international trade policy in the administration of President Bill Clinton. In this capacity, he played a central role in developing and directing the administration’s groundbreaking Big Emerging Markets Initiative.

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department. 

    EVENT DETAILS:

    2015 Global Forum

    Wednesday, May 20 at 5 PM

    Dining Center Banquet Hall, Southern New Hampshire University

    2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106

    Tickets: $50/World Affairs Council members; $60/Not-yet-members

    Purchase at www.wacnh.org or call 603.314.7970

    More info: http://wacnh.org/event-1837508

    ABOUT DAVID ROTHKOPF & "NATIONAL INSECURITY":

    "An inside look at how foreign policy was made under the two presidents since 9/11...the real star of the book, the ubershaper of everything, is this "age of fear" that so warped our institutions and policy priorities. Will it ever go away or will bin Laden be forever the gift that keeps on giving?"  —Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times

    “Many books have been written about America’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; few are as insightful, as compelling or as useful as National Insecurity.”  –Washington Post

    "NATIONAL INSECURITY… could lay claim to being the definitive book on how 9/11 affected US foreign policy.." —Edward Luce, Financial Times

    DAVID ROTHKOPF is CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine. He recently authored National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear. The book is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resilience but often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past.

    His previous book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, traces the changing relationship between public and private power and looks at the implications of the rise of great private actors and the weakening of many states.

    Rothkopf is president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in emerging-markets investing and risk-management-related services. Previously, Rothkopf was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intellibridge, a firm offering open-source intelligence and advisory services on international issues, after serving for two years as managing director of Kissinger Associates.

    Rothkopf served as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration. In this capacity, he played a central role in developing and directing the administration’s groundbreaking Big Emerging Markets Initiative. Rothkopf came to the government after founding and serving as chairman and CEO of International Media Partners, where he was editor and publisher of the CEO Magazine and Emerging Markets newspaper as well as chairman of the CEO Institute. He currently serves as chairman of the National Strategic Investment Dialogue and as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    A prolific writer, Rothkopf is the author of more than 150 articles on international themes for publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. In addition to National Insecurity and Power, Inc., his most recent books include Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (Public Affairs, 2005).

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  • Thursday, April 09, 2015 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    PRESS RELEASE

    For immediate release 04.01.2015

    World Affairs at the Library

    U.S. Foreign Policy / U.S. – Cuba Relations

    April 2015

    Portsmouth Public Library

    In conjunction with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, this spring the Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting several speakers on global issues. In April, we’re so pleased to welcome Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson and National Security Archive analyst Peter Kornbluh. We hope you’ll join us for a closer look at world affairs, and stay tuned for future lectures in this series!

    U.S. Foreign Policy with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

    Thursday April 16 | 6:30 pm

    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, is a regular expert commentator on television news talk shows providing analysis and opinion. Wilkerson offers honest criticism of the foreign policy decisions of current and past administrations—particularly related to the planning and execution of the Iraq War and the global politics before and after. He has spoken on U.S. positions on militarism, torture, and race.

    Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at College of William & Mary and Professorial Lecturer on National Security Affairs at George Washington University Honors Program. He is currently working on a book about the first George W. Bush administration.

    U.S. – Cuba Relations with Peter Kornbluh

    Tuesday April 21 | 7 pm

    As a Senior Analyst, Peter Kornbluh has worked at the National Security Archive since April 1986. He currently directs the Archive's Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects. He was co-director of the Iran-contra documentation project and director of the Archive's project on U.S. policy toward Nicaragua. From 1990-1999, he taught at Columbia University, as an adjunct assistant professor of international and public affairs.

    His most recent book is Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (UNC Press, 2014). He is the author/editor/co-editor of a number of Archive books: the Archive's first two documents readers: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 and The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History, both published by the New Press, and Bay of Pigs

    Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba (The New Press, 1998). On the 30th anniversary of the Chilean military coup in September 2003 he published The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability, which the Los Angeles Times selected as a "best book" of the year. The Pinochet File has been translated into Spanish and published in Barcelona as Pinochet: Los Archivos Secretos. A smaller book on the United States and the overthrow of the government of Salvador Allende has been published in Chile under the title: Los EEUU y el Derrocamiento de Allende.

    His articles have been published in Foreign Policy, The New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many other journals and newspapers. He has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts, among them "60 Minutes," "The Charlie Rose show," "Nightline," CNN, All Things Considered, and "FreshAir" with Terri Gross. He has also worked on, and appeared in, numerous documentary films, including the Oscar winning "Panama Deception," the History Channel's "Bay of Pigs Declassified," and "The Trials of Henry Kissinger." In November 2003, he served as producing consultant on the Discovery Times documentary, "Kennedy and Castro: The Secret History," which was based on his article in Cigar Aficionado, "Kennedy and Castro: The Secret Quest for Accommodation." He is currently a weekly columnist for the Chilean newspaper, Diario Siete.

    Contact: Steven K. Butzel, Library Director

    skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com | 603 766 1710


 

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