Sen. Joe Biden Delivers Policy Address at Impact ‘08

November 15, 2007

Sen. Joe BidenIn this second podcast from the recent Impact ‘08 event held at the NHIOP, we feature a major policy address delivered by presidential candidate, and U.S. Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware. With an emphasis on the current situation in Pakistan, Senator Biden offers his remarks on U.S. foreign engagement, focusing on what he describes as “reengaging America in the world.”

Impact ‘08 New Hampshire, presented by The Center for U.S. Global Engagement took place at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on November 8, 2007. The forum, designed to foster a greater understanding about America’s role in the world has been holding events in key early-election states to unite business, civic, faith-based and military leaders. The New Hampshire event featured remarks from presidential candidates Governor Bill Richardson (N.M.) and Senator Joseph Biden (DE).

Photo by Brian Wozniack

 
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Gov. Bill Richardson Speaks on Global Leadership

November 15, 2007

N.M. Gov. Bill RichardsonThe New Hampshire Institute of Politics recently hosted Impact ‘08 New Hampshire, presented by The Center for U.S. Global Engagement. The forum, designed to foster a greater understanding about America’s role in the world has been holding events in key early-election states to unite business, civic, faith-based and military leaders. The New Hampshire event featured remarks from presidential candidates Governor Bill Richardson (N.M.) and Senator Joseph Biden (DE).

In this podcast, we feature remarks from Governor Bill Richardson, with WMUR-TV anchor Tom Griffith serving as moderator. Governor Richardson, citing his foreign policy experience, issues a call for change and discusses global leadership, national security, the economy, and offers comments on the upcoming primary and election.

Photo by Brian Wozniak

 
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Lilly Wahl-Tuco ‘99 Working in U.S. Foreign Service

November 9, 2007

Lilly in ParisWhen Lilly Wahl-Tuco was a senior here at Saint Anselm College, she never dreamed that she would one day be the assistant to the U.S. ambassador to France. Graduating in 1999, she went on to work with non-governmental organizations in the Manchester area and eventually went to Bosnia to pursue graduate studies. Though she began seriously considering working in the foreign service during her time in Bosnia, she credits Saint Anselm with launching her into NGO work through volunteering and internship opportunities.

Lilly passed the rigorous foreign service test and got her first appointment in Paris, France. After doing consular work for a few months, she was promoted to be the special assistant to U.S. Ambassador Craig Roberts Stapleton.

In this podcast, I ask Lilly all about this seemingly dream job. She talks about the politicians and celebrities that she comes into contact with on a daily basis working at “post” (the American Embassy). She also talks about learning French and what its like to walk by the Eiffel Tower on her way to work every day.

 
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Rudy Giuliani Cites His Experience During Visit

November 5, 2007

Mayor Rudy GiulianiThe New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College played host to Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in a town-hall style forum. Mayor Giuliani spoke at length to a packed auditorium and full press section about his views and hopes for the future of America, then engaged in a question and answer session with students and the public.

Giuliani used his speech to talk about the importance of experience in a presidential candidate, highlighting his time spent as mayor of New York City. He explains how his life experiences would aid his presidential responsibilities.

Mayor Rudy GiulianiHe describes what he would look for in a vice-presidential running mate by giving an anecdote about his breakfast with former President Ronald Reagan on the morning he was shot, and explaining how that experience would impact his choice.

Mayor Giuliani made a point of talking about “doing the things that everyone thinks are impossible,” and how he plans to accomplish them, both in domestic and international affairs.

Photos by Brian Wozniak

Media Coverage: Flickr Photos | Union Leader | Boston Globe | WBZ-TV | NECN

 
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Madeleine Albright on American Foreign Policy

October 27, 2007

Madeleine AlbrightIn this podcast, we feature excerpts of a lecture delivered by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on October 24, 2007, at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Secretary Albright spoke on American foreign policy, offered her view on U.S. diplomacy, and took questions from the standing-room-only audience.

Leading a distinguished career, Secretary Albright has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and was appointed as the first female Secretary of State in 1997. Today, Secretary Albright is a distinguished professor of diplomacy at Georgetown University, a principal of The Albright Group, and chair and principal of Albright Capital Management.

Photo credit: Brian Wozniak ‘09

 
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Podcast Interview With Prof. Beth Salerno From South Korea

October 26, 2007

Beth Salerno in Korea

Can you imagine living in a country where everything you say gets consistently lost in translation? How about the feeling of always being stared at because you look so different? And could you eat food that you don’t even know how to pronounce?

Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno is having just this kind of experience in South Korea, where she is currently living and teaching as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.


In this podcast, we feature part one of a two-part phone interview with Professor Salerno from her home in South Korea. We discuss why she chose to go to South Korea and live within a culture so very different from her own, the tourist experiences she’s had, and what the food is really like.

She also tells me why she doesn’t always feel so far away from the United States when it comes to her students’ choice of attire.

Professor Salerno is blogging about her adventures in South Korea this entire academic year. She includes entries about her cultural experiences along with many photos documenting her life in Asia. You can access Professor Salerno’s blog at www.anselm.edu/koreablog.

Be sure to look out for part two of my interview where I ask Professor Salerno about living so close to North Korea, the South’s views toward its northern neighbor, and the first thing she wants to do when she returns to the United States.

Update: Part two of this interview is now available.

Photos courtesy of Professor Beth Salerno

 
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