Dear TNWAC Members and Friends:
Last year your support made it possible for the World Affairs Council to reach thousands of Tennesseans, mostly students, with global affairs awareness programs to help understand a complex world where America’s interests — security and prosperity — are increasingly challenged. The World Affairs Council could not accomplish its mission without your help.
“To promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.”
Your World Affairs Council has worked over ten years to deliver programs and resources to address the “global illiteracy” issue.
In a country where just 29% of adults surveyed by the National Geographic and Council on Foreign Relations can pass a test on global affairs awareness — a critical element of responsible citizenship — the World Affairs Council has an important role to play in the community.
Today we need your renewed support through a tax-deductible gift to the World Affairs Council.
Take a minute as you consider your year-end nonprofit giving to show your support for better citizenship in our community and among the next generation.
Thank you for your $20, $50 or $100 gift.
Consider the impact you have on the future. Here is the story of one student whose academic and professional trajectory was shaped by your World Affairs Council.
Thank you for joining this effort and for your support!
Checks (no cash) payable to the Tennessee World Affairs Council, sent to: Tennessee World Affairs Council, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212
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The Tennessee World Affairs Council has been granted charity status in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. law.
WHAT HAVE YOU MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT?
- Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University
- Know Now Conference Call – Dr. Richard Wife – The Future of Democracies
- International Career/Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University
- China Town Hall – Webcast with Dr. Susan Rice; On site: James Lambert – Belmont University
- Talk to the Author Conference Call – Meghan O’Sullivan – “Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power”
- Global Town Hall – “Practical Peace Building & National Security” – US Institute of Peace – USIP President Nancy Lindborg – Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program
- Global Dialogue – “Political-Military Dimensions of the Korea Crisis” – LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont
- Talk to the Author Conference Call – Richard McGregor – “Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century”
- Global Dialogue – “US-China Commercial Relations: The Way Forward” with John Scannapieco – Belmont University
- Talk to the Author (“Cover to Cover”) – Conference Call – James Kirchik – “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age”
- Global Dialogue – “2017 Doomsday Clock: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight with Dr. Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (via Skype) – Belmont University
- Talk to the Author Conference Call – Lisa Palmer – “Hot Hungry Planet”
- “Know Now” Conference Call Series – Susan Cohen – “Implications of President Trump’s Travel Ban”
- Global Dialogue – “President Trump Abroad and a New U.S. Foreign Policy” – with Ambassador Ronald Schlicher and Ambassador Charles Bowers – Belmont University
- “Know Now” Conference Call Series – “USIP President on World Refugee Day: A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg” – Teleconference
- Talk to the Author Conference Call – Souad Mekhennet – “My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad”
- Talk to the Author Conference Call – Thomas Wright – “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power”
- Town Hall – The Middle East: Opportunities and Disasters – Amb Ronald Schlicher, LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont University
- Panel Discussion & Film Screening – U.S.-Japan Relations: Culture, Business, Security – Bonds Across Many Sectors – And the Film “Tokyo!” – Details & RSVP Link
- Town Hall – “Turkey’s Unraveling Democracy and Impact on US-Turkey Relations” – Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall – Details & RSVP Link
- International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University
- Know Now Teleconference – “Sharp Cuts for International Affairs Budget” – Linday Lee Black – US Global Leadership Council
- Know Now Teleconference – “The U.S., Japan and Asia” – James L. Schoff – Carnegie Endowment
- Talk to the Author Teleconference – Amani Al Khatahtbeh author of “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age”
- Town Hall – POTUS45 – The New Administration’s Foreign Policy and Global Challenges – Ambassador Charles Bowers & Ambassador Ronald Schlicher – Belmont University
- Hot Topic Teleconference – “Know More About Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions” with Anne Applebaum
- Business Luncheon – Update on Trade and Foreign Investment Under the New Presidential Administration – Baker Donelson Center
- Talk to the Author – “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age” – by David Biello – Teleconference
- Tennessee Academic WorldQuest Championship Match – Belmont University
- Hot Topics – Talk to Former Mexico President Vicente Fox – Teleconference
- Town Hall – Russian-American Relations: From Obama to Trump – Belmont University
- Public Affairs Briefing – Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration – WAC President Patrick Ryan – Nashville AI at Vanderbilt University
- Talk to the Author – WACA Cover to Cover with PJ Crowley, author of “Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States (Telephone conference)
- Hot Topics Teleconference – US-Cuba Normalization Process
- National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America
- Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University
- Town Hall – The Road Ahead: America’s 45th President and U.S. Foreign Policy – Amb Charles Bowers & Amb Ronald Schlicher
- China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections – National Webcast featuring Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and local panel | Belmont University
- 4th Semi-Annual International Careers Panel – Moderator: Amb Charles Bowers plus a panel of specialists – Lipscomb University, Ezell Center, Room 363.
- Town Hall – “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation” – with Amb Thomas R. Pickering, USFS (Ret) and a local speaker – Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall, Inman Health Sciences Building.
- “America’s Diplomats” – Documentary film screening with Ambassador Charles Bowers, USFS (Ret) and Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret) – Belmont Johnson Hall Large Theater
- “Brexit and the U.S. Economy: What to Expect” – Breakfast business panel – Nashville Chamber of Commerce
- Talk to the Author – Talmage Boston, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents” – 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)
- Hot Topic Teleconference – “The Party Conventions & The Presidential Election” – featuring Dan Quayle – 4:00-4:30 pm CT
- “Reaching Rising Global Markets: Finding Near Term and Long Term Prospects for Growth” – Global Business Event – 8-10 am – Belmont University
- Hot Topics Call – Teleconference – “Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Violence” – Imam Muhammad Masri
- Talk to the Author – Jennifer M. Harris, “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft”– 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)
- Talk to the Author – Anja Manuel, “This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States” – 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)
- Talk to the Author – Marc Lynch, “The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)
- Talk to the Author – Steven Radelet, “The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)
- National Championship, Academic WorldQuest, Washington, DC
- Town Hall & Book Signing – Thomas Lippman – What Shaped the Modern Middle East? – Lipscomb University – 5:30-7:30pm
- International Service Night – Jobs and Careers in the Global Arena
- Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman – Lipscomb University – Details Forthcoming
- Panel Discussion – Trans Pacific Partnership – Bass, Berry & Sims; International Business Council, Nashville Chamber; and US Commercial Service, Nashville – 11:30-1:00 p.m.
- WACA Spring Leadership Meeting (9a-3p) (WashDC)
- WACA Reception for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – 1918 Society (WashDC)
- Women’s Leadership Forum and Networking Luncheon (10:45a-2:00p) – Cheekwood (Collaborating partner w/Japan-America Society of Tennessee)
- Briefing – “Rebuilding A Syrian Nation and State After Civil War: Prospects and Challenges” – (10-11a) – Belmont University, Lila D. Bunch Library, Multimedia Hall (Collaborating partner)
- Talk to the Author – Clyde Prestowitz, “Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This is Important for America and the World.” (1-1:30p) (Teleconference)
- Town Hall – Refugee Issues in the Post-Cold War Era with Dylan Irons (6-7p) – Green Hills Public Library (Promotional partner with UNA)
- Teacher Workshop – “Spotlight on Turkey” – day-long professional development workshop – Belmont University, Massey Room 304.
- Town Hall – Japan Consul-General Kinefuchi & Dr. James Auer – U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation (Belmont, Wedgewood Academic Center Conference Room)
- Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Championship Match | (Belmont University)
- A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith | Lipscomb University
- Town Hall | US-Russian Relations with H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation (Belmont University)
- Community Program – Rotary Club of Nashville | US-Russian Relations with H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation (Wildhorse Saloon)
- Luncheon – Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, H.E. Anne Anderson, “A Changing Ireland in a Changing Europe” (Belmont University)
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 —