US Presidential Elections: May 18th - 21st
A group of 4 people from India will visit New Hampshire to learn about the Presidential election cycle. While they are here, the group will meet with various election officials, Party members, and campaigners to learn about how elections are run and won in the state. It will give the group a great overview into why New Hampshire plays such a large role in selecting the new President and why so many people do come out to vote in the state.
Political Use of Traditional and Social Media: May 26th - June 1st
4 people from Malaysia will come to NH to learn about how political actors can use all forms of media to help get their message out to the people. We will have the group meet with various political entities, government agencies, and candidates for election who will focus on how they are all using both traditional and new media for promoting positive information about their work.
Access to Justice for Vulnerable Populations: May 30th - June 2nd
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 4 people coming from Georgia to talk about how we provide justice to people who are at-risk of falling through the cracks. Meetings with lawyers, non-profits, and government agencies will provide the group with an overview of the system of programs to assist people in the justice system. The visitors will go home with several ideas on how to improve their own systems as they work to modernize their legal programs.
Press and Public Diplomacy: June 13th
5 people from Ukraine will visit New Hampshire for the day to learn about government outreach to the public. They will have meetings with government press officers to talk about how they deal with press inquiries and how they work to get information out to the public. Discussions will also be held with social media and marketing experts to talk about how these platforms can be used by governments to be more transparent and share information.
Librarians as Defenders of Intellectual Property Rights: June 28th - July 2nd
A group of 9 Librarians from Barbados will visit the state to learn about intellectual property rights, as they pertain to libraries. Meetings will be arranged with various different libraries for the group to have conversations on the unique IPR issues for each. Also, meetings with copyright and university publication officials will be a main topic here to talk about how works are protected before making it to the public.
Politics and Trade: A Project for First Time Members of Parliament: July 2nd - 6th
During this time a group of 7 first time Members of the Indian Parliament will visit New Hampshire to learn about the intersection of politics and trade. Meetings with government officials will highlight the importance that trade plays here in NH and what the current connections between the State and India are. Discussions will also be held on the ways in which NH and India can increase their trade partnerships and build a stronger economic future for both. The group will also take part in 4th of July events.
US Elections: A Project for Young Political Leaders: July 22nd - 26th
A split of 8 participants from a much larger group will visit New Hampshire to learn about elections in the state. Meetings to discuss how State, Federal, and Local elections are managed and run will be the main focus. They will also have the opportunity to talk with current campaigns and learn about how they work to win election and how non-profits are working to get under-served groups to participate in elections.