The Global Tipping Points series returns to UNH Manchester this fall, bringing in experts to examine global challenges from a local level. Entitled "Think Globally and Act Locally," this year's series centers on issues surrounding immigration, climate change and the opioid epidemic.
Global Tipping Points is presented in partnership with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire and advanced registration is encouraged. All events are free and open to the public, and are held in room 201 at UNH Manchester (directions).
Nearly 8 percent of New Hampshire's business owners are foreign-born, and $252 million of the state's net business income is generated by immigrant businesses. Yet hardship and marginalization may prove to be even greater “mothers of invention” in the 21st century than First World social and economic privilege. Presented in partnership with “Welcoming Week” in Manchester, Elmira Bayrasli—author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places—will address the challenges and opportunities immigrants face in today's business world.
Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people on the front lines of fighting the food gap. She will share the story of the epic journey to solve the imperfect relationship between two of our planet’s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger, as chronicled in her new book, Hot, Hungry Planet.
Mexico provides more than 90 percent of America’s heroin. As an addiction epidemic ravages New Hampshire, communities across the border have also paid a price as violence soars. How has U.S. foreign policy in Latin America impacted drug trade? How can both countries work together to combat the crisis? Luis Jiménez, an expert on Latin American politics, will address these issues and more.
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