TNWAC News | May 14-20, 2017

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  • Talk to the Author of “All Measures Short of War” – May 25
  • Global Education Outreach – Tennessee Global Scholars Recognized
  • Celebrate World Trade Over Lunch with Tennessee’s Leaders in International Trade / May 17
  • Explore the Global Sales Channel to Expand Your Business – E-Commerce Solutions Seminar / May 18
  • Resource – World Affairs Councils Podcasts
  • Two Easy, Free, Painless Ways to Support Your World Affairs Council
  • What in the World? Weekly Quiz
  • A Network with Benefits – Travel the World
  • On the Map – Your World Affairs Council Presents

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THESE THINGS WE DO ARE POSSIBLY ONLY THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT. THANKS!

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Gregory Everett – $60 Individual Membership


TNWAC WEEKLY NEWS

To Know the World.  That’s the purpose of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.  We are one of 95 similarly organized nonpartisan councils around the country — all independent — that form the largest grassroots global awareness affairs effort in the world. We share the same goals of delivering public and school programs that help people, especially students, develop a better understanding of the important international issues that affect their lives and futures.  We welcome you as a member and as a contributor to our work.


If you like what your World Affairs Council is doing for your community it’s time to join and donate to keep it going.


Connect your Kroger Rewards Card to the World Affairs Council to support global affairs awareness education [Details]


TALK TO THE AUTHOR OF “ALL MEASURES SHORT OF WAR” | MAY 25 AT 1PM

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present the “Cover to Cover” conference call series. These calls feature authors of newly published books on global issues of the day.  On Thursday, May 23, 2017 join other World Affairs Councils members on the phone with the Brookings Institution’s director of the Project on International Order and Strategy, Thomas Wright, author of “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power.”   [Details][Global Scholar Credit]


GLOBAL EDUCATION OUTREACH | TENNESSEE GLOBAL SCHOLARS RECOGNIZED

Last Thursday, the World Affairs Council recognized four area students who qualified as the 2017 Tennessee Global Scholars. Congratulations to Olivia Connor (Martin Luther King Jr., Magnet HS); Amanda Boeing (John Overton Comprehensive HS); Kate Cunningham (Brentwood HS); and Grace McKennon (Hume-Fogg HS). Tennessee Global Scholars participate in extra-curricular global affairs awareness programs — such as Academic WorldQuest and the Sister Cities of Nashville Youth Advisory Board — during the school year to accumulate credit toward award of the certificate.  [Details]


CELEBRATE WORLD TRADE OVER LUNCH WITH TENNESSEE’S LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE – MAY 17

Tennessee World Trade Week is a celebration of world trade and its positive impact on economic development in the State of Tennessee.  Originating in 1935, World Trade Week is an annual celebration held the third full week in May.  Trade organizations, businesses and other stakeholders come together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy.  The Tennessee District Export Council, U.S. Commercial Service, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce invite you to join them for a celebration luncheon featuring remarks by Governor Haslam on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  In recognition of the importance of International Trade, Governor Haslam proclaimed May 2017 World Trade Month in Tennessee.   [Details]


EXPLORE THE GLOBAL SALES CHANNEL TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS – E-COMMERCE SOLUTIONS SEMINAR – MAY 18

E-Commerce is transforming the world of trade for consumers and businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) now have channels to buy and sell globally sitting at their PC, tablet or smartphone. E-Commerce will play a big role in enhancing U.S. exports by enabling any person with a good product or service to sell to anyone, anywhere and at any time. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and partners for a comprehensive seminar on understanding E-commerce.

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RESOURCE | WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS PODCASTS

You’re a click away from the archived Podcasts from World Affairs Councils of America conversations with global affairs specialists, officials, decision makers and authors.  The “Hot Topics” and “Know Now” series teleconference sessions are available online from the WACA PodBean page.  These audio recordings are 30 minute conversations that address the key issues in international affairs and new books on global developments and trends.  Check out the Podcast archive to see what you might have missed from our monthly offering of insights and perspective on global affairs. [WACA Podcasts]


TWO EASY, FREE, PAINLESS WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

YES, YOU’RE A STAKEHOLDER AND YOUR SUPPORT TO GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS PROGRAMS COUNTS. We won’t ask you to buy cookies or wrapping paper but please take a few minutes to see how you can help.

amazon-banner-1The World Affairs Council is a nonprofit educational charity that depends on the support of its members and the community to carry out its work of educating and inspiring people to know the world. We ask you to become a member and to add the Council to your regular charity giving plans. You can also support the World Affairs Council by naming it as your charity of choice in connection with supermarket purchases using your Kroger Rewards Program card. There’s also an opportunity to contribute when you shop on Amazon.com. You  simply link there from the TNWAC.org web site. The World Affairs Council is an Amazon Associate and earns a fee when you click on the banner on TNWAC.org pages.  [Kroger Rewards Card Registration]  [Amazon Associate Info]  Thank you!

[Please become a member of the Council [Join] and include it in your regular charitable giving plan [Donate].


Did you know if you click on the Amazon link on the TNWAC.org web site when you go shopping at Amazon your World Affairs Council earns a percentage of the sale — no added expense to you. [Details]


Did you know you can keep up with current international affairs news by following @TNWAC #TNWACquiz


“WHAT IN THE WORLD?” WEEKLY QUIZ

The World Affairs Council created the “What in the World?” Weekly Quiz to inspire interest in current affairs for our members and guests, and especially for students. Every Monday morning the quiz is posted on the Web site, on Facebook and distributed by email (to the “Quiz” sublist). At the end of the month a prize is given to one of the winners of the quizzes for the month. The quiz also serves as a resource for students and teacher-coaches participating in Academic WorldQuest and other educational endeavors. It provides a tool to keep students engaged in global affairs awareness and serves as a guide and source for the AWQ competition current event topic area. The questions on the quiz are drawn from the news reports shared on the @TNWAC Twitter feed marked by #TNWACquiz. Details [Global Scholar Credit]


A NETWORK WITH BENEFITS – TRAVEL THE WORLD

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Our sister World Affairs Council in Philadelphia has been organizing international travel for over 35 years. In addition to outstanding sightseeing, many trips include lecturers drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia. Many trips have a strong substantive element with behind-the-scenes meetings and briefings, and we offer “meet the people” opportunities for our citizen diplomats.  All cruises are aboard small ships with 70 to 220 guests and we share these programs with other educational institutions. Many land programs are small-group Council exclusives. Here’s what’s coming up.
  • Oct 1-20 – Silk Road Odyssey with Kay Maxwell
  • Oct 13-23 – Israel and Palestine Study Tour: A long, unresolved puzzle
  • Oct 20-Nov 2 – Inside Morocco with Dr. Jerry Leach
  • Oct 29-Nov 3 – Inside New York with Craig Snyder
  • Oct 30-Nov 9 – Discover Peru

Call now to reserve space and save:

  • Oct 14-22 – Island Life in Cuba with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston (Save $500 if you book by June 6!)
  • Oct 17-29 – Pearls of Southeast Asia (Save $1,000 if you book by July 7!)
  • Nov 1-9 – Sorrento, Italy

Contact www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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THESE THINGS WE DO ARE POSSIBLY ONLY THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT. THANKS!

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ON THE MAP – YOUR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL PRESENTS

  • May 25, 2017 – Talk to the Author – Thomas Wright – “All Measures Short of War” [Details]
  • Jun 13, 2017 – Talk to the Author – Souad Mekhennet – “I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind The Lines of Jihad” [Details]
  • Nov 15-17 – National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America – Capital Hilton, Washington, DC. [Details]

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

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