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SNHU and WACNH to Host CNN Founder Myron Kandel

Manchester, NH (Sept. 26, 2011) -- Southern New Hampshire University and the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire  will host “Think Global” Business Summit featuring the co-founder of CNN, Myron Kandel, and a series highlighting relations between the U.S. and countries such as Turkey and Mexico. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 17, at SNHU’s Dining Center. Tickets are $25 person and the event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Contact 603.314.7970 for additional information. The event will also be streamed live. Additional information can be found at

"Having the most internationally minded university in the state working in close harmony with the most internationally minded non-profit has produced a wonderful synergy that we are delighted to continue," SNHU President Paul LeBlanc said.

The summit will also feature a panel of New Hampshire business leaders, including several SNHU School of Business graduates, addressing why businesses are going global, despite the recession, and how to do it responsibly. Kandel, now an editor and anchor at CNN Financial News, was named one of the 10 most influential financial journalists of the 20th century.

“Now, more than ever, it’s critical for business to think beyond borders as we did over the years at CNN,” Kandel said. “Not only can it help your bottom line, but you can help our country as well.”

The summit was initiated, in part, through a seed grant from the National Council for International Visitors, which aims to shape U.S. foreign relations “one handshake at a time.”

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(Cont.) SNHU and WACNH Welcome Myron Kandel)


Global New Hampshire series:

+ “Think Global” Business Summit featuring Myron Kandel, co-founder of CNN, and a panel of New Hampshire business leaders

Monday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m., Dining Center

+ Showing of “Crossing Borders” film with a discussion on citizen diplomacy

Date TBA


World Affairs Series:

+ Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Consul General of Mexico to Boston

Monday, October 24 at Noon- Hospitality Center Salon Room

+Murat Lutem, Consul General of Turkey to Boston and foreign policy advisor to President Abdullah Gül

Monday, November 7 at Noon – Hospitality Center Salon Room


Special events:

+ 5th annual Mayer Spring Forum on world affairs

Spring 2012

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About Southern New Hampshire University

The university has approximately 2,562 traditional, full-time undergraduate day students and a total annual enrollment in all divisions of 14,000. Programs are offered on campus, online and on location at our centers in New Hampshire and Maine. The university offers programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts. 

WACNH is an independent, non-profit, educational organization located on the campus of 
Southern New Hampshire University, our mission partner.

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