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June 2023 Events

June 6 | WorldBoston | Great Decisions | War Crimes

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with?

Join us for a timely discussion of this topic with Dr. Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.The program will feature expert remarks from Dr. O’Hanlon, live audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other globally-oriented participants.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

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June 12 | WorldBoston | Chat & Chowder with Hassan Abbas

Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Dr. Hassan Abbas, Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), National Defense University, to discuss the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Chat & Chowder programs are an excellent opportunity to engage with expert speakers and to network with other globally-oriented participants in an informal environment. Each event features a presentation, audience Q&A, dedicated time for networking, and (of course!) a selection of chowders and beverages.

Never attended Chat & Chowder before? No prior knowledge is required, and your first program is FREE. Because there is a limited number of free tickets, we appreciate your commitment to attend this program once you have registered.

Advance registration is required. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for the in-person program.

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June 13 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | 2023 WACNH Spring Forum | Prospects for Peace

A region of profound complexity and constant transformation, the Middle East is an important player on the world stage, despite the United States' interest in stepping back from the region. With conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa continuing to destabilize the area, the risks of global impacts continue to rise. In addition, as the United States focuses less on this part of the world, space opens for revisionist powers, China and Russia, to shape the region towards their own interests. This will have long lasting effects on Human Rights, economies, and political systems of these countries, which will not reflect the values and interests of the U.S. and its allies. With an eye to the upcoming Presidential Primary season, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire has the honor to host our annual Global Forum, headlined by former Egyptian Ambassador and Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Amb. Hesham Youssef. The Global Forum is New Hampshire's premier global event, bringing together the international community for conversations on critical issues shaping the world today. By attending this event you will gain insights into the pressing issues facing the region; from the various ongoing conflicts, to the reshaping of the regional power structures. You will also gain a better understanding of the key interests and needed conditions to promote peace in this region, which will bring local, regional, and international benefits. Finally, you will provide needed support for WACNH to continue providing the important, engaging, and vital programs to the people of New Hampshire and beyond. You will not want to miss this global event and the opportunity to hear from and question Ambassador Youssef to make your voice heard and prepare yourself as you consider your choices for the next leader of the United States. In addition, this year the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire has combined the Global Forum with its Annual Meeting. During the reception, WACNH will provide members with an update on 2022 and all the organization accomplished. A vote on new and returning board members will be held, ensuring a strong, stable, and bright future for this global community.



5:00 PM Reception
5:30 PM Annual Meeting Begins
6:00 PM Global Forum Begins
7:30 PM End of Event
7:45 PM Dinner for Sponsors/Patrons


Online at or in-person at the Hospitality Center, SNHU, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH, 03106

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