E-NEWS UPDATE FROM  WACNH -- DECEMBER 2011

Dear friend,

As a World Affairs Council of New Hampshire supporter, you know how important global education is to our future.

But with federal and state budgets being slashed and isolationism on the rise, international understanding is under fire.

You can help us continue to bring the world to New Hampshire in 2012 with your contribution to our Annual Fund.

Over the past year, you’ve helped us host nearly 300 emerging leaders from 60 countries, connecting the Granite State with the world and shaping U.S. foreign relations “one handshake at a time."

 “I came [home] from America but I am not the same person anymore. I want to change my life. Now I know I can do a lot, thanks to the program.” ~ Visitor from Russia

You also had the opportunity to enjoy two FREE series - among many other educational programs across the state- on foreign policy in the new Middle East and critical global issues at the 2012 ballot box. It was the first time we’ve presented an evening series open to the community and each month, nearly 150 people turned out to learn more about the world. After our first series, nearly every attendee reported learning something new or gaining a different perspective.

“After graduating from college, I haven’t found such interesting talks/speeches as … (the) World Affairs Council. Thank you, it is always such a pleasure to engage, grow, & learn!”

~ Sarah Frana, Young Professional

To continue this critical work over the next year we need your help. We have set an Annual Fund goal of $20,000 for 2011. The Board of Directors challenged itself to raise half this amount and has already surpassed this goal. We look to people like you- our very generous members and supporters - to raise the remainder. With your financial help, the Council can continue to expand and strengthen its programming throughout the state.

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION HERE

You can also send a check to: World Affairs Council of NH, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH 03106, or call or email our office to give: council@wacnh.org - 603.314.7970. Also, please consider joining the Council if you haven't already. If you become a member before December 31, you'll be entered to win a book written by one of our fall speakers, such as James Zogby's "Arab Voices: What they are saying to us and why it matters."

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Thank you for your continued support of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year,

Anna Haigh Berry

Executive Director

 

CUISINE & CULTURE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

REPUBLIC CAFE

1069 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

FEATURING TURKISH SPECIALS ALL WEEK!

Republic Café will hold a new Mediterranean Passport promotion that will feature cuisine from various Mediterranean countries one week per month over the next several months.

Beginning Monday, December 5 and running through Sunday, December 11, Republic will feature daily blackboard specials highlighting dishes from Turkey, a country rich in culinary traditions which differ from region to region and are influenced by Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines, in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of NH and co-sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

Republics Mediterranean Passport will continue in January 2012 with the cuisine of Egypt and will continue through 2012 featuring countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco. For more information about Republic or monthly Mediterranean Passport celebration visitwww.republiccafe.com or call 603-666-3723.

     


PRIMARY CONCERNS:

CRITICAL FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES AT THE 2012 BALLOT BOX

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 ~ 6 PM


FINAL PART- GLOBAL ECONOMY

UNH MANCHESTER

"Debtor Nation: The Global Roots of the First Great Crisis of the 21st Century"
DR. JEFFRY FRIEDEN, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University
 


PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE - BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT!

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MANCHESTER AND FUNDED, IN PART, BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COUNCIL


All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the 3rd floor auditorium of the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, 400 Commercial Street.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE!


WORLD AFFAIRS LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 ~ NOON


“Lifting the Veil: Decoding the relationship between Muslim women and the veil"


Dr. Ragini Sen, visiting Fullbright Scholar at SNHU

Southern New Hampshire University

Salon Room, Hospitality Center, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester

MENU: Italian buffet, dessert and coffee

TICKETS: WACNH MEMBERS: $20/ticket; $30/2 tickets -- NON-MEMBERS: $25/ticket

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE

OTHER COUNCIL EVENTS

Upcoming Visiting Delegations


TAJIKISTAN- Youth Leadership in America: December 11th - 14th


GLOBAL GROUP- Women in Public Service: December 11th - 14th




UKRAINE- Promoting and Supporting Volunteerism in a Democracy: December 13th - 17th



Free film & discussion

NOTE: NEW DATE
"Crossing Borders"
MONDAY, DEC. 5 at 7 p.m.
Penman Room, Athletic Center
Southern New Hampshire University


Join us to watch this documentary and then discuss citizen diplomacy. “Crossing Borders” is a seventy minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. 

This program on Citizen Diplomacy has been initiated through a seed grant from the National Council of International Visitors as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration.



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

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