15 episodes

We look at top international issues that are facing the world today, as well as how NH interacts with the world in various ways. This interview style podcast will keep you in the know about global conflict, international relations, and interesting New Hampshire based organizations.

Global in the Granite State Tim Horgan

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We look at top international issues that are facing the world today, as well as how NH interacts with the world in various ways. This interview style podcast will keep you in the know about global conflict, international relations, and interesting New Hampshire based organizations.

    Global in the Granite State #15 - The IVLP Episode

    Global in the Granite State #15 - The IVLP Episode

    In this month's episode, we take a closer look at the US Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and the importance of this exchange program. We interviewed four US leaders from around the country to talk about why this is such an amazing program and the benefits each community sees through hosting visitors. We also have the opportunity to speak with a recent visitor who came to NH through this program to learn about youth political engagement. This episode will help you to better understand why this program is celebrating 80 years of exchanges and why it receives such strong bi-partisan support in Congress.

    • 23 min
    Global in the Granite State #14 - The Ambassador Episode

    Global in the Granite State #14 - The Ambassador Episode

    In this episode, we recap the amazing program we hosted in December of 2019 with Ambassador Nicholas Burns. He talks about the challenges facing the nation on the international level, as well as what gives him (and his students) hope for the future. We also talk with Ambassador Dick Swett about his experiences as an Ambassador and how he was able to rise to this position.

    • 33 min
    Global in the Granite State #13 - Global Protest Movements and the Future of the Air Force

    Global in the Granite State #13 - Global Protest Movements and the Future of the Air Force

    Protests are rocking the world everyday, with over 25 different countries experiencing citizens out on the streets in the past few months. The WACNH staff explores some of these protests and what commonalities are driving them. We also speak with Lt. Col. Matthew Butler of the Air Force Warfighting Capability Integration about what the future of the Air Force is and what challenges they are preparing for. More information about this unit can be found at: https://www.afwic.af.mil

    • 35 min
    Global in the Granite State #12 - Freedom Cafe and Kurds in Syria

    Global in the Granite State #12 - Freedom Cafe and Kurds in Syria

    We are back and are looking at interesting stories of international issues and New Hampshire. This episode takes on the challenges facing the Kurds in Northern Syria in the wake of the removal of US support. Speaking with Dr. Melinda Negron Gonzales about the history of the conflict between the Kurds and Turkey. We also meet with the Freedom Cafe, in Durham, to talk about how an IVLP visit lead to a partnership with a NGO in India.

    • 32 min
    Global in the Granite State #11 - World Food Program USA and Global Education Movement at SNHU

    Global in the Granite State #11 - World Food Program USA and Global Education Movement at SNHU

    During this episode we talk with Chase Sova of the World Food Program, USA about tackling global hunger and how his organization is working to support these efforts. We also meet two alumni of the Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University to hear about this program and how it changed their lives. This program works to educate displaced people, so they can reach their full potential, despite their circumstances.

    • 34 min
    Global in the Granite State #10 - Senator Hassan and SNHU School of Global Learning

    Global in the Granite State #10 - Senator Hassan and SNHU School of Global Learning

    With Cyber-conflict on the rise, as well as global terrorism, we speak with Senator Maggie Hassan about her work on the Senate Homeland Security Committee to help protect the US against these types of attacks. We also talk with the Founding Dean of the School of Global Learning at SNHU to discuss the vision for a more globalized campus, right here in Manchester, NH.

    • 29 min

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