POTUS 45: The New Administration’s Foreign Policy and Global Challenges
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – Doors open 5:30 pm; Program 6:00-7:30pm
with Ambassador Charles R. Bowers, USFS(Ret), Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret), and LCDR Patrick W. Ryan, USN(Ret)
POTUS 45 In the World: Month One
by Alexis Humbrecht
Nashville, TN – In an effort to enlighten the community on global affairs, the World Affairs Council is hosting a series of conversations, under the rubric “POTUS 45 In the World,” that will examine President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
One day after America chose Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the World Affairs Council hosted a conversation on the global challenges ahead for the next occupant of the White House. This week, a month into the Trump presidency, Ambassadors Charles Bowers and Ronald Schlicher will return with the Tennessee World Affairs Council President, LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) to share their expertise on diplomacy, foreign policy and national security affairs to help you navigate developments in the direction POTUS 45 will take the country in the world and the challenges he faces.
The World Affairs Council is an independent, nonpartisan, educational nonprofit organized to “bring the world to Tennesseans,” according to Ryan. The World Affairs Council, founded in Cookeville in 2007 and based at Belmont University, has enjoyed increased support in Nashville as noted by former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a member of its board, who said, “It has incredible potential.” He added, “The World Affairs Council will make our city a stronger, better place; it will contribute to our economic well-being. It is going to make Nashville a more interesting place, and it’s going to be good for our kids.”
The POTUS 45 Town Hall is set for the Frist Lecture Hall in the Inham Health Sciences Building on Belmont University campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the programs runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The World Affairs Council has already hosted a numerous amount of events this year including the Academic WorldQuest on February 12, where students from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama high schools competed in an academic decathalon for the chance to participate in the National Championship of WorldQuest in Washington DC later this year, and a town hall that focused on Russian-American relations during the transition from former-President Obama to President Trump with Dr. Mark Katz in early January.
Ryan stated the TNWAC.org web site has details on all the programs; visitors can join the Council, make a donation and sign up for its email newsletter. The Council, he said, “is 100% independent and relies on public support for its operations.”
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org — Join / Donate / Volunteer