The Global Tipping Points series returns to UNH Manchester this spring, bringing in experts to address current world affairs. Entitled "New Directions," this year's series centers on issues surrounding global health, foreign policy, and the past and future of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.
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).
Dr. Jonathan Quick will address the need for the United States to prepare and prevent the next global pandemic, a century after the infamous 1918 flu became one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Dr. Quick is one of the world's foremost authorities on global health as a Senior Fellow and former President and CEO at Management Sciences for Health in Boston. He is on the faculty of the Department of Global Health at Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health and has applied his global health expertise in more than seventy countries over four decades and counting.
Jake Sullivan will address the country’s foreign policy approach under President Donald Trump and the latest current events. Sullivan is a senior fellow and Master in Public Policy faculty member at UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Ambassador Thomas Pickering will address the past and future of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and politics in the Persian Gulf. Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He currently works with The Iran Project, part of the Foundation for a Civil Society. He was a Fulbright fellow to the University of Melbourne and received the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal in 2002.
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