Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty
Theodore Roosevelt chose Portsmouth to be the site of the 1905 peace treaty negotiations between Russian and Japanese delegations to end the Russo-Japanese war. Charles Doleac's program first focuses on Roosevelt's multi-track diplomacy that included other world powers, the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy, and New Hampshire hosts in 30 days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.
The program then focuses on how ordinary people from throughout New Hampshire positively affected the Portsmouth negotiations. The program customizes each presentation to the program site's local history at the time of the treaty to encourage audiences to join the annual statewide commemoration of "Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day" on Sept. 5.
Part of the Diplomacy: Then and Now series of programming:
Stumping for Lincoln: John Hay's Mission to Florida
Film and Discussion: "American Experience: Panama Canal"
Getting to Know You: Diplomats and Intelligence Gathering in the Anglo-American World during the Civil War
Citizen Diplomacy: A Foreign Service Institute Workshop
John Hay: Diplomacy in the Era of American Imperialism
Panama Treaty Negotiation Simulations
Intergenerational Model UN Conference