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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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    World Affairs at the Library:
    North Korea & Nuclear Weapons with Vipin Narang

    Wednesday, January 31 | 7 PM
    Portsmouth Public Library


    In conjunction with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, this year the Portsmouth Public Library continues to host speakers on global issues. This series is FREE and open to the public but please RSVP to allow us to accommodate seating. 

    Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in international relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Stanton junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.

    His first book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era (Princeton University Press, 2014) on the deterrence strategies of regional nuclear powers won the 2015 ISA International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. He is currently working on his second book, Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation (Princeton University Press, under contract), which explores how states pursue nuclear weapons. His work has been published in several journals including International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Washington Quarterly,and International Organization. 

    • Monday, February 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
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    GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS

    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    Monday, February 5 at 6 PM

    FEATURING DR. JONATHAN QUICK

    The End of Epidemics?

    Dr. Jonathan Quick will address the need for the United States to prepare and prevent the next global pandemic, a century after the infamous 1918  flu became one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Dr. Quick is one of the world's foremost authorities on global health as a Senior Fellow and former President and CEO at Management Sciences for Health in Boston. He is on the faculty of the Department of Global Health at Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health and has applied his global health expertise in more than seventy countries over four decades and counting.  

    The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It will be available to purchase prior to the event. There will be a signing at the conclusion.

     Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    ABOUT JONATHAN QUICK:


    A family physician and public health management specialist, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 2004. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international group dedicated to closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. With project teams in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, MSH helps public and private healthcare organizations to save lives and improve health by effectively managing people, medicines, money, and systems.

    Dr. Quick has worked in international health since 1978. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as a health service development adviser for the Afghanistan Health Sector Support Project. In 1997, he was the senior editor of the second edition of Managing Drug Supply. From 1998 to 2004, he was Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM) for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Dr. Quick was the co-author of the 2002 Financial Times Guide to Executive Health; and has written numerous other books, articles, and chapters. He has served as a long-term adviser in Pakistan and Kenya and has carried out assignments in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

    Dr. Quick is Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice, and former Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK) and American College of Preventive Medicine. He earned an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Harvard University, as well as an MPH and an MD degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester.


    ABOUT THE END OF EPIDEMICS:


    The 2014 Ebola epidemic in Liberia terrified the world—and revealed how unprepared we are for the next outbreak of an infectious disease. Somewhere in nature, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey, or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. This not-yet-detected germ has the potential to wipe out millions of lives over a matter of weeks or months. That risk makes the threat posed by ISIS, a ground war, a massive climate event, or even the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a major city pale in comparison.

    In The End of Epidemics, Harvard Medical School faculty member and Chair of the Global Health Council Dr. Jonathan D. Quick examines the eradication of smallpox and devastating effects of influenza, AIDS, SARS, and Ebola. Analyzing local and global efforts to contain these diseases and citing firsthand accounts of failure and success, Dr. Quick proposes a new set of actions which he has coined “The Power of Seven,” to end epidemics before they can begin. These actions include:

    - Spend prudently to prevent disease before an epidemic strikes, rather than spending too little, too late
    - Ensure prompt, open, and accurate communication between nations and aid agencies, instead of secrecy and territorial disputes
    - Fight disease and prevent panic with innovation and good science

    Practical and urgent, The End of Epidemics is crucial reading for citizens, health professionals, and policy makers alike.

    Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs

    Sponsored by:

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    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11 S Main St # L1, Concord, NH 03301
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    Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies Watch Party

    Friday, February 9th 

    On Friday, February 9th at 8:30 am, together with Red River Theatres join us to watch the opening ceremonies for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Celebrate the event with friends and sports enthusiasts as we watch the world come together through the love of sport. Whether you can come for fifteen minutes or stay for the whole ceremony it will be a great sight to see the ceremonies on the big screen. The event is free and light refreshments will be available for those who attend. 

    Registration is encouraged to determine which theater will be used for the event. 

    • Monday, March 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • UNH Manchester
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    GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS

    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    MONDAY, MARCH 5

    FEATURING JAKE SULLIVAN

    America’s Future Foreign Policy

    Jake Sullivan will address the country’s foreign policy approach under President Donald Trump and the latest current events. Sullivan is a senior fellow and Master in Public Policy faculty member at UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

     Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    ABOUT JAKE SULLIVAN

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    Jake Sullivan is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Geoeconomics and Strategy Program and a Martin R. Flug Visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School.

    Sullivan served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was the senior policy adviser on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and previously served as deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign and as a member of the debate preparation team for Barack Obama’s general election campaign.

    Sullivan has also been a senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota, worked as an associate for Faegre & Benson LLP, and taught at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs

    Sponsored by:

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    • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Southern NH University; 2500 N. River Rd. Manchester, NH 03106
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    Register your team and pay the competition fee ($50 per team).

    More information at Academic WorldQuest homepage.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • UNH Manchester 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
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    A three-part series on today's global challenges

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10

    FEATURING AMBASSADOR THOMAS PICKERING

    Iran, Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering will address the past and future of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and politics in the Persian Gulf. Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He currently works with The Iran Project, part of the Foundation for a Civil Society.


     Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

    ABOUT THOMAS PICKERING:

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    Ambassador Thomas Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He also served on assignments in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has held numerous other positions at the State Department, including executive secretary and special assistant to Secretaries Rogers and Kissinger and assistant secretary for the bureau of oceans, environmental and scientific affairs.He retired in 2006 as senior vice president international relations for Boeing.

    Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs

    Sponsored by:

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