Consul General of France Joins UNH for Discussion on Presidential Election April 8
Media Contact: Lori Wright
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UNH Media Relations
April 2, 2008


DURHAM, N.H. -- François Gauthier, Consul General of France in Boston, will join a panel of distinguished experts for a discussion about foreign policy and the 2008 presidential election at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

“America and the World: The 2008 Presidential Election” will be held at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theater II. It is free and open to the public.

The panelists are François Gauthier, Consul General of France in Boston; Heather Hurlburt, executive director, National Security Network; William Martel, The Fletcher School at Tufts University; and Simon Wilson, Middle East bureau chief, British Broadcasting Corporation. Dante Scala, associate professor of political science at UNH, will moderate the discussion.

“The whole world is watching this election,” Scala said. “Our panel is uniquely ready to explain how and why it matters to so many people around the globe.”

The forum will focus on what is at stake in the upcoming presidential election in terms of American foreign policy and the interest the election is generating worldwide.

Topics may include foreign policy toward specific countries such as Iraq and North Korea, possible changes in policy direction depending on who is elected, what different parts of the world hope for or fear from the next U.S. administration, and how other countries regard the American method of choosing a president.

The event is organized by the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Education. It is sponsored by the UNH Parents Association.

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