Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester



    Global Tipping Points

    The Belt and Road Initiative: China's Trillion Dollar Bet to Win Global Primacy

    In 2013, China began a massive infrastructure program, initially called the New Silk Road, that would stretch all across Asia and into Europe. The idea behind the, now termed, Belt and Road Initiative is to connect China to new markets and to create a trade route that rivals the famous Silk Road of a couple thousand years ago. However, many people fear that this unprecedented program is designed to build China's power in the region through a mix of diplomacy and strong armed tactics. Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to hear from Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Sarwar Kashmeri, about China's efforts to dominate the world through their largess. 

    When: November 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Where: Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall
    SNHU
    2500 North River Road 
    Manchester, NH 03106

    [Online registration closed, but tickets can

    still be purchased at the door]

    Tickets:

    Members - Free

    Non Members - $10

    SNHU Students & Faculty - Free (w/ registration code)


    [Email council@wacnh.org to get the SNHU code]



    More About Sarwar Kashmeri


    Sarwar Kashmeri is  a Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association, and Applied Research Fellow at the Peace & War Center, Norwich University.

    He is an author of three books and a current affairs commentator, noted for his expertise on US-EU relations, NATO, and U.S. China relations.  A former international businessman, he served as a communications adviser to several Fortune 100 companies and the World Bank, and brings a global business perspective to his work in U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. He hosts “China in Focus” a series of podcasts on U.S./China relations for the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His latest book, “China’s Grand Strategy; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy,” was published by Praeger in July 2019. Major launches for the book include the annual meeting of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington DC (November 7, 2019)) where he and former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will introduce the book, and at the annual World Affairs Forum in New York (September 25, 2019) where he will appear with Ambassador João Vale de Almeida of Portugal, head of the EU delegation to the United Nations. The book is the Centennial publication of the Foreign Policy Association, New York.

    He served a 4 year term as non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. And lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

    Kashmeri earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering from Saint Louis University.

    Books for Sale and Signings

    Copies of Kashmeri's new book, China's Grand Strategy: Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, will be available for purchase at the event. The book can also be purchased online from: ABC-CLIOAmazonBarnes & Noble, and more. Following the end of his talk, Kashmeri will be available to sign copies. 

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
    Register


    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: November 19th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Southern New Hampshire University, Hospitality Center, Salon Rooms
    Register

    Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to hear from Rep. Joe Walsh, Republican Candidate for President


    Date: November 20th, 2019

    Doors Open at 5:30 pm

    Event Time: 6:00-7:30 pm


    Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Hospitality Center, Salon Rooms


    As a part of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's ongoing efforts to engage citizens in discussions about Foreign Policy, the Council has extended invitations to all Presidential Campaigns to discuss their policies in regards to international relations. New Hampshire plays a special role in vetting the candidates and the citizens of the state need to understand all aspects of different campaign platforms. This is your opportunity to hear from and question the candidates about the issues they will focus on and where they see the US' role in the world.

    Please Note: The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. The Council has reached out to all Presidential Candidates to offer them the opportunity to speak on their foreign policy platform. These events do not constitute any type of endorsement of any candidates, platform, or policy by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, its partners, sponsors or members. These events are designed to provide a platform of discussion for the voters to learn more about the different candidates.


    About the Candidate

    Joe Walsh is a former congressman (R-IL) and a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2020. Walsh announced his decision to seek the nomination on August 25, 2019.

    "Elected to Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010, Walsh went to Washington hellbent on shaking up the political establishment, and that he did. Walsh was one of the most outspoken members of Congress, advocating for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, common-sense tax cuts, and a range of free-market conservative policy solutions.

    Walsh refused his congressional health benefits and pension, slept in his office, limited himself to no more than three terms in office, and held more town hall meetings than any other member.

    Walsh's time in office was just one chapter in a life devoted to public service and advocacy for limited government policies. Following his service in Congress, Walsh became one of the most popular conservative talk radio hosts in the country, syndicated in major markets throughout the U.S.

    A native of Illinois, Walsh grew up the middle of nine children in an Irish Catholic family with deep mid-western roots. He attended Grinnell College, the University of Iowa, and the University of Chicago, where he received a master's degree in public policy.

    Walsh lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife Helene. Between them, they have five children."

    About the Venue


    • Monday, December 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Last Chapter Pub, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH
    Register


    Join the World Affairs Council of NH for a Night of Global Trivia

    Gather your team, test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!

    The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

    When: December 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Where: Last Chapter Pub, Student Center, SNHU

    Who: General Public


    A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase at the pub. This is a great way to get out on a Tuesday night and compete with friends.


    Hint: Engage with WACNH programs to learn the answers to some questions ahead of time. Many questions will come from topics discussed at WACNH events and in the Council's Global in the Granite State Podcast. You can listen to past episodes HERE.


    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Dining Center (SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH)
    Register


    Featuring Ambassador Nicholas Burns: The Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School

    Please join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire at their Annual Fall Forum on Wednesday, December 18th at Southern New Hampshire University.  This year, the Council welcomes Ambassador Nicholas Burns who will speak about the current state of American foreign policy and where it is headed.  Ambassador Burns served for 27 years in the U.S. Government as a career Foreign Service Officer, including as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, U.S. Ambassador to Greece, and State Department Spokesperson. He is currently the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. 


    Event Information

    When: December 18th, 2019

    Reception Begins: 5:00 pm

    Event Begins: 6:00 pm

    Where: Dining Center, SNHU,

    2500 North River Road,

    Manchester, NH


    Member Tickets: $25

    Non-Member Tickets: $35

    Students: Free with Valid ID


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    About Ambassador Burns


    Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founder and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. 

    Burns is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Entegris, Inc. Burns served in the United States government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2014-2017. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. 1978) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. 1980) and earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977).

    • Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Southern NH University - Dining Center
    Register



    Registration for NH Academic WorldQuest teams!

    Please register your team(s) and pay online or by mailing a check to the WACNH office: 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 03106

    For more detailed information about the competition, please visit our

    AWQ 2020 page


    The 2020 Competition Topics

    1. U.S.-Russia Relations

    2. Country in Focus: South Korea

    3. Preventing Extremism in Fragile States

    4. Oceans: The World's Garbage Dump

    5. New Hampshire and the World

    6. Brexit and the EU

    7. China's Belt & Road Initiative

    8. Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    9. Qatar and the Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

    10.Current Events

    Study Guide: Here

    Competition format this year:

    In Rounds 1-10, each team submits their answer using an electronic clicker system, concealing their answers to all except the computer.  In the Final Round, the top two teams will go head-to-head to compete for 1st and 2nd place. These two teams will be invited up on stage and the 1st placed team will go first.  They will be asked an open-ended question and have 30 seconds to answer.  A correct answer wins them a point.  An incorrect answer sends the question to the 2nd place team, who will have 15 seconds to answer, for a chance to "steal" the point.  Then the 2nd place team will get the next question.  The round will continue like this until one team gets to 5 points.

    THANK YOU 2020 SPONSORS: 

           



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