The Gerald M. Mayer, Jr. 2009 Great Decisions Forum with Ralph Begleiter

Thursday, May 14, 2009
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire

The U.S. Image Abroad: A Love-Hate Relationship with Ralph Begleiter, Former CNN Anchor & World Affairs Correspondent

Thursday, May 28, from 7 p.m. to  8:30 p.m., in Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall
Registration and Refreshments: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

During two decades as CNN’s “world affairs correspondent,” Ralph Begleiter was the network’s most widely-traveled reporter, visiting some 95 countries on 6 continents. At CNN, he interviewed countless world leaders, hosted a global public affairs program called “Global View,” and co-anchored CNN’s prestigious “International Hour.” In 1998, Begleiter wrote and anchored a 24-part series on the Cold War, covering many historic events at the end of the 20th century; the Persian Gulf Crisis in 1990-91; the Dayton Bosnia Accords; and Middle East Peace efforts. Since leaving CNN, he has hosted the Foreign Policy Association’s annual “Great Decisions” television discussion series, aired on Public Broadcasting System stations. He has received numerous press awards including, in 1994, the Weintal Prize from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service, one of diplomatic reporting’s highest honors. He holds an Honors B.A. in political science from Brown University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Cost is $25 for WACNH Members and $35 for Non-Members. This event is free for students. Faculty and staff pay the member rate with the added incentive of groups rates for 5, 10, or 15 people. For more information about group rates, please contact Phil Suter, WACNH Executive Director, at ext. 7970, or at

Please RSVP by e-mail to, or by phone at 603.314.7970.

Underwritten by the General William Mayer Foundation and dedicated to the memory of Gerald M. Mayer, Jr.

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated since 1954 to educating the citizens of New Hampshire about international affairs. Please visit for more information. 


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