UNH Lecture Series Looks at Current International Issues
First lecture Sept. 30 on American presidency
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Sept. 29, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – The New Hampshire International Seminar Series
will kick off its 22nd year of delivering informative and topical
lectures and symposia addressing current international issues to
the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire communities Tuesday,
Sept. 30, 2003.
Whether it is establishing policies which govern trade and commerce,
making the decision on how much aid to give another country, or
deciding at what point it is necessary to send America’s
armed forces into combat, U.S. presidents must make tough policy
decisions on a daily basis that carry global implications.
The Center for International Education will bring noted experts
to the UNH campus to discuss these topics as part of its 2003-2004
speaker series “International Dimensions of the American
Presidency.” Speakers begin at 4 p.m. with coffee and tea
served at 3:30 p.m. All seminars are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, MUB Theater I
J. Mark Wrighton, assistant professor of political science at UNH
and scholar in the field of Washington and New Hampshire politics,
will be accompanied by Dean Spiliotes, a visiting scholar at
Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics
and noted researcher on the New Hampshire primary. They will
provide an overview of the president’s duties in the international
realm and address such topics as the so called “two presidents’
thesis,” revealing the duality presidents encounter in balancing
domestic and international
agendas. They will also focus on how this thesis and other international
dimensions will directly affect the upcoming 2004 New Hampshire
Wednesday, Oct. 22, Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons
Thanks to the generous support of the Yale Maria Fund, Edward Drachman,
founder of the International Relations Program and professor
of political science at the State University of New York at Geneseo,
will present “Controversial Presidential Decisions on U.S.
Military Intervention in the Middle East.” In his lecture
Drachman will take a historical perspective on U.S. intervention
in the Middle East by examining three presidents’ decisions
on the deployment of troops in the region. He will examine what
impact these decisions had, and ultimately what they will have
on the future of U.S. relations with the region.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, James Hall, Room 303
UNH welcomes Richard T. Cupitt, special advisor to the Under Secretary
for Industry and Security and Director of the BIS Nonproliferation
and Export Control Cooperation for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Cuppitt’s lecture, "Reluctant Champions: U.S. Presidential
Policy and Strategic Export Control,” will look at how
and why the U.S. came to adopt its current export policies on
military and dual use items by examining the policies of various
For more information contact the Center for International Education
at 862-2398, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.