Global Tipping Points series explores the role of ISIS and rise of the political cartoon

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Two sessions, Feb. 17 and March 10, at UNH Manchester campus.

Screenshot 2015-02-12 at 10.19.25 AMEditor’s Note: The Feb. 17 event has been canceled due to snow in Boston, as per the organizers.

MANCHESTER, NH — The World Affairs Council of NH and UNH Manchester will present a Global Tipping Points speaker series starting February 17. The series, now in its ninth cycle, includes expert insight into critical international issues and opportunity for discussion that goes beyond the headlines.

The programs are presented free and open to the public and will focus on two timely issues: the rise of ISIS and the role of editorial cartoons. For more details, see event information below. The events are part of UNH Manchester’s history, humanities and politics and society programs. The NH Institute of Art is also a presenting partner for the program on editorial cartoons.

Both programs are also part of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire’s mission to foster learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs. 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 was named the 2014 “Agent of Change” by New Hampshire magazine.


Global Tipping Points: Volatile Times Part II

Join us to discuss critical global challenges for 2015. The series is coordinated by the World Affairs Council of NH in partnership with UNH Manchester’s history, humanities and politics and society programs.


Pen & Ink: The Art of Editorial Cartoons in India and Around the World

Shreyas Navare
Shreyas Navare

Currently a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Shreyas Navare most recently served as the freelance editorial cartoonist for the Hindustan Times, India’s leading English newspaper. Navare will examine the art of editorial cartooning in light of the attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and give a demonstration of caricatures. At Harvard, he is researching the role of visual arts and innovation in overcoming barriers to education.


Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence and Extremism

Haroon K. Ullah
Haroon K. Ullah

Dr. Haroon K. Ullah is an international scholar, U.S. diplomat and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. Ullah currently serves as Senior Advisor to Rick Stengel, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department. Ullah will address the rise of ISIS and combating violent extremism around the world.


Events are free and held in UNH Manchester’s third floor auditorium at 400 Commercial Street.

Advance registration requested at

Call 603-314-7970 for more information or for special accommodations.

Pay-and-Display parking is available in Arm’s Lot, located behind UNH Manchester. Events will be cancelled if the college is closed due to inclement weather.

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