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World Affairs Council of NH


“To promote the widest possible understanding of world affairs among the citizens of New Hampshire”

Who We Are:

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department.

The Council is a member  of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties U.S. The Council is supported financially by memberships, program fees, donations from individuals and businesses, grants, a small endowment, and Southern New Hampshire University, which provides office space and other services.

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts around 25 speaking events per year, focusing on top international issues. Speakers include high level diplomats (Ambassador Thomas Pickering), journalists (NY Times David Sanger), politicians (Joe Biden, John Huntsman), and others to give real insights into what is going on in the world. The organization also hosts over 275 international visitors on 40-50 programs per year through the US Department of State. These groups have the opportunity to meet with professional counterparts, and every day Americans, to learn and share with each other. Finally, we host an Academic WorldQuest each year for high school students to test their global knowledge. The winning team of this regional competition has the opportunity to travel down to Washington, DC to try their luck at the national competition. 

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Posted on: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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