GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS
HEADLINE SPEAKER SERIES

These evening events feature presentations by respected professors, world leaders, and other experts at UNH Manchester.

2014 SERIES

GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS SPRING 2014
U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing World


THURSDAY, APRIL 24 at 6 PM
Global Tipping Points
UNH MANCHESTER

 

Understanding Muslim Societies

Ellen Lust, a top political scientist of the Middle East at Yale University, will discuss politics in the Middle East and rising Muslim global powers. Her research has focused on the politics of authoritarianism and the prospects for development.


All programs take place in the third floor auditorium at UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester. Advance registration is requested online or by phone at 603-314-7970.


PAST PARTS IN SERIES:


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 6 PM, UNHM

A Post-American Middle East: Pakistan's Place
AHMAD BALAL


Ahmad Balal, currently a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard University, is a diplomat from Pakistan with experience as the government’s political agent to the tribal areas connecting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. He has also negotiated Pakistan-Iran trade and solutions to drug trafficking and smuggling of arms across borders. Starting his career as a medical doctor for Afghan refugees, he will give an overview of Pakistan’s place in the troubled Middle East region.




THURSDAY, MARCH 27
6 PM, UNH MANCHESTER


"Making a Stand: U.S. Leadership in Emerging Crises"
Featuring Ambassador Rick Barton,
Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Explore burgeoning conflicts the world over and examine the role the United States plays in them, from Honduras to Burma, with Ambassador Rick Barton.

Ambassador Rick Barton is the Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. His newly-established office focuses on civilian-led peace and security efforts in volatile situations across the world.



PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNH MANCHESTER & ITS HISTORY, HUMANITIES AND POLITICS AND SOCIETY PROGRAMS -- SPONSORED BY BIRCH HILL TERRACE

    



GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS FALL 2013
U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing World



UNH MANCHESTER
ALL PROGRAMS AT 6 PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Where Do We Go From Here?
American Interests & the Arab Spring

Featuring Gregory Gause, Professor of Political Science,
University of Vermont


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Making a Stand:U.S. Leadership in Emerging Crises

Featuring Ambassador Rick Barton,
Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Wary Neighbors:
Evolving Ties Between Japan and China & America's Pivot East


Featuring Kathleen Molony,
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University


ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED

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PAST SERIES

SPRING 2013
What Comes Next: America's Foreign Policy Challenges in 2013

"How Much for Defense? National Security and Foreign Policy on a Budget"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013- 6:00 pm

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Senior Adviser to the Center for Defense Information

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Center for International Policy

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Creating Change in a Changing World: Civil Society, Democracy, and U.S. Foreign Policy




 




Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies


The Peninsula: Korea’s Future

Thursday, March 28, 2013- 6:00 pm

Abraham Kim, Korea Economic Institute; Chusok Yoon, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; and David Muehlke, U.S. State Department

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute


FALL 2012

Afghanistan

Thursday, September 6, 2012- 6:00 pm 

Rajiv Chandrasekaran,
author of Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan and
 Imperial Life in the Emerald City 


Middle East
Tuesday, October 9, 2012- 6:00 pm
Aaron Snipe, Spokesperson, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, U.S. State Department


SPRING 2012

Global Poverty 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012- 6:oo pm
Michael Fairbanks, Founder, Seven Fund, Harvard University Weatherhead Fellow
Superpower Illusions
Tuesday, March 20, 2012- 6:00 pm 
Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the USSR
Security
Tuesday, April 17, 2012- 6:00 pm 
Frank Cilluffo, Director, George Washington University,  Homeland Security Policy Institute


2011

"After Iraq: Foreign Policy and Moral Dilemmas in the New Middle East"
"Primary Concerns: Critical Foreign Policy Issues at the 2012 Ballot Box"




   
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