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2017-18 PROGRAMS

WHAT’S NEXT AT THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

2019

April 27, 2019 | Academic WorldQuest National Championship Match — Washington, DC

April TBD | Tennessee World Affairs Council Annual Awards Banquet — Details TBD

March 27, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — Topic TBD | Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203

February 27, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — Topic TBD | Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203

February 24, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. | Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Championship Match — registered teams, open to the public — Belmont University, Ayres Academic Center

February 11, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Town Hall — International Nuclear Weapons Developments — Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund — Curb Event Center, Beaman A/B — Belmont University

January 30, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — Topic TBD | Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203

2018

December 11, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. | EU Nations Roundtable-Luncheon with Six Consuls-General | Baker Donelson Special Events Center, Nashville

December 2, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. | Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Practice Match, Knowledge Academy, Nashville

November 28, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — “Brexit 101: Unraveling a Thorny Issue” with Dr. Adam Bronstone — Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203, Nashville

November 27, 2018 | #GivingTuesday — calling on global literacy “stakeholders” to support the World Affairs Council 

November 26, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Town Hall — “U.S.-Saudi Relations and America’s Adventures in the Middle East” — Col David DesRoches, US Army (Ret), Associate Professor and Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University — Belmont University, Nashville

PAST EVENTS

November 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | Afshin Molavi — “International Economic Outlook” — Belmont University, Massey Boardroom

November 7-9, 2018 | National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America — Washington, DC — You’re Invited.

October 31, 2018 | 11:00pm | Lunch with Bob Corker – Baker-Donelson Event Center, Nashville

October 26, 2018 Friday 12:00pm | Global Dialogue — “Cyber-Security, National Security and the U.S. Elections” – Sarah Hughey, Think Tennessee  – Belmont University

October 23, 2018 Tuesday 1:00pm | Cover to Cover Conversation with Dr. Sarah Igo author of “The Known Citizen” via Teleconference

Sep 21, 2018 – International Day of Peace Observance – TBD

Jul 10, 2018 – “The Edge of Chaos” – Dr. Dambisa Moyo – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Jun 28, 2018 – US-China Business Relations with Minister-Counselor Tian Deyou of the Embassy of China to the United States

Jun 12, 2018 – “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World” — Rick Barton – Talk to the Author Teleconference

May 31, 2018 – “Inside Gaza” – Know Now teleconference with Yousef Bashir and Bill Clifford

May 15, 2018 – “Cold War to Hot Peace” – Former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul – Talk to the Author Teleconference

May 2 – The Big Payback “Day of Giving Back”. A 24 hour online giving event.

April 26-29 – TN Academic WorldQuest Champions compete at the National Competition & Tour DC

Apr 24 – Global Town Hall: What’s Going on in the U.S. State Department – Ambassadors Roundtable with Amb Charles Bowers and Amb Ronald Schlicher – Belmont University

Apr 19 – Global Dialogue – “U.S. Strategic Weapons and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review” – Dr. Susan Haynes – Belmont University

Apr 18, 2018 – Pakistan’s Struggle With Terror – Madiha Afzal – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Apr 10, 2018 – International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Mar 28, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Strengthening and Deepening the US-Africa Business & Trade Relationship” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell – Belmont University

Mar 1, 2018 – “Israeli National Security” – Chuck Freilich – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Feb 28, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Iran and America’s Challenges in the Middle East” – Patrick Ryan – Belmont University

Feb 26, 2018 – Global Town Hall – “US-Iran Relations” with Ambassador Frank Wisner. Belmont University

Feb 25, 2018 – Academic WorldQuest – Championship Match – Belmont University

Feb 20, 2018 – Sudan: A Strategy for Re-engagement – Amb Mary Carlin Yates –  “Know Now” Teleconference

Feb 14, 2018 – Speaker Program – Thomas Friedman – The Bell Tower, Nashville

Feb 13, 2018 – Talk to the Author Conference Call: “The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop it” – with Dr. Jonathan Quick

Jan 31, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Trump Foreign Policy: 2018 Geopolitical Goals” with Mark Braden – Belmont University

Jan 30, 2018 – Know Now – “Control Risks 2018” – Webinar

Jan 10, 2018 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order” – Richard Haass

Dec 14, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – “Digital World War” – Haroon Ullah – Teleconference

Dec 2, 2017 – Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University

Oct 25, 2017 – Know Now Conference Call – Dr. Richard Wife – The Future of Democracies

Oct 24, 2017 – International Career/Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Oct 24, 2017 – China Town Hall – Webcast with Dr. Susan Rice; On site: James Lambert – Belmont University

Oct 5, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Meghan O’Sullivan – “Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power”

Oct 2, 2017 – Global Town Hall – “Practical Peace Building & National Security” – US Institute of Peace – USIP President Nancy Lindborg – Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program

Sep 27, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “Political-Military Dimensions of the Korea Crisis” – LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont

Sep 5, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Richard McGregor – “Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century”

Aug 30, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “US-China Commercial Relations: The Way Forward” with John Scannapieco – Belmont University

Aug 10, 2017 – Talk to the Author (“Cover to Cover”) – Conference Call – James Kirchik – “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age”

Jul 26, 2017 – 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

Jul 18, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Lisa Palmer – “Hot Hungry Planet”

Jul 12, 2017 – “Know Now” Conference Call Series – Susan Cohen – “Implications of President Trump’s Travel Ban”

Jun 28, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “President Trump Abroad and a New U.S. Foreign Policy” – with Ambassador Ronald Schlicher and Ambassador Charles Bowers – Belmont University

Jun 20, 2017 – “Know Now” Conference Call Series – “USIP President on World Refugee Day: A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg” – Teleconference 

Jun 13, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Souad Mekhennet – “My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad”

May 25, 2017 – 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”

Apr 17, 2017 – Town Hall – The Middle East: Opportunities and Disasters – Amb Ronald Schlicher, LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont University

Apr 5, 2017 – Panel Discussion & Film Screening – U.S.-Japan Relations: Culture, Business, Security – Bonds Across Many Sectors – And the Film “Tokyo!” – Details & RSVP Link

Mar 29 – Town Hall – “Turkey’s Unraveling Democracy and Impact on US-Turkey Relations” – Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall – Details & RSVP Link

Mar 27, 2017 – International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Mar 23, 2017 – Know Now Teleconference – “Sharp Cuts for International Affairs Budget” – Linday Lee Black – US Global Leadership Council

Mar 21, 2017 – Know Now Teleconference – “The U.S., Japan and Asia” – James L. Schoff – Carnegie Endowment

Mar 8, 2017 – Talk to the Author Teleconference – Amani Al Khatahtbeh author of “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age”

Feb 28, 2017 – Town Hall – POTUS45 – The New Administration’s Foreign Policy and Global Challenges – Ambassador Charles Bowers & Ambassador Ronald Schlicher – Belmont University

Feb 21, 2017 – Hot Topic Teleconference – “Know More About Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions” with Anne Applebaum

Feb 15, 2017 – Business Luncheon – Update on Trade and Foreign Investment Under the New Presidential Administration – Baker Donelson Center

Feb 15, 2017 – Talk to the Author – “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age” – by David Biello – Teleconference

Feb 12, 2017 – Tennessee Academic WorldQuest Championship Match – Belmont University

Feb 7, 2017 – Hot Topics – Talk to Former Mexico President Vicente Fox – Teleconference

Jan 17, 2017 – Town Hall – Russian-American Relations: From Obama to Trump – Belmont University

Dec 15, 2016 – Public Affairs Briefing – Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration – WAC President Patrick Ryan – Nashville Amnesty International – Vanderbilt University

Dec 15, 2016 – 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)

Nov 26, 2016 – Hot Topics Teleconference – US-Cuba Normalization Process

Nov 16-18, 2016 – National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America

November 12 – Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University

Nov 9 – Town Hall – The Road Ahead: America’s 45th President and U.S. Foreign Policy – Amb Charles Bowers & Amb Ronald Schlicher

Oct 18, 2016 – China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections – National Webcast featuring Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and local panel | Belmont University

October 17 – 4th Semi-Annual International Careers Panel – Moderator: Amb Charles Bowers plus a panel of specialists – Lipscomb University, Ezell Center, Room 363.

Sep 19, 2016 – 5:30-7:30pm – 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.

Sep 7 – 5:30p-7:30p – “America’s Diplomats” – Documentary film screening with Ambassador Charles Bowers, USFS (Ret) and Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret) – Belmont Johnson Hall Large Theater

Aug 16 – 8:00-9:30am – “Brexit and the U.S. Economy: What to Expect” – Breakfast business panel – Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Aug 9 – 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)

Jul 28 – Hot Topic Teleconference – “The Party Conventions & The Presidential Election” – featuring Dan Quayle – 4:00-4:30 pm CT

Jul 26 – “Reaching Rising Global Markets: Finding Near Term and Long Term Prospects for Growth” – Global Business Event – 8-10 am – Belmont University

Jul 21 – 1:00-1:30p – Hot Topics Call – Teleconference – “Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Violence” – Imam Muhammad Masri

Jul 13 – Talk to the Author – Jennifer M. Harris, “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft”– 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)


2016 PROGRAMS

June 14, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Anja Manuel, “This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States” – 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)

Apr 26, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Marc Lynch, “The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)

May 18, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Steven Radelet, “The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)

Apr 23, 2016 – National Championship, Academic WorldQuest, Washington, DC

Apr 12 – Town Hall & Book Signing – Thomas Lippman – What Shaped the Modern Middle East? – Lipscomb University – 5:30-7:30pm

Apr 11 – International Service Night – Jobs and Careers in the Global Arena

Apr 5 – Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman – Lipscomb University – Details Forthcoming

Mar 31 – Panel Discussion – Trans Pacific Partnership – Bass, Berry & Sims; International Business Council, Nashville Chamber; and US Commercial Service, Nashville – 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Mar 31 – WACA Spring Leadership Meeting (9a-3p) (WashDC)

Mar 30 – WACA Reception for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – 1918 Society (WashDC)

Mar 30 – Women’s Leadership Forum and Networking Luncheon (10:45a-2:00p) – Cheekwood (Collaborating partner w/Japan-America Society of Tennessee)

Mar 18 – 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)

Mar 15 – 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)

Mar 15 – Town Hall – Refugee Issues in the Post-Cold War Era with Dylan Irons (6-7p) – Green Hills Public Library (Promotional partner with UNA)

Feb 27 – Teacher Workshop – “Spotlight on Turkey” – day-long professional development workshop – Belmont University, Massey Room 304.

Feb 23 – Town Hall – Japan Consul-General Kinefuchi & Dr. James Auer – U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation (Belmont, Wedgewood Academic Center Conference Room)

Feb 21 – Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Championship Match | (Belmont University)

Feb 18 – A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith | Lipscomb University

Feb 1 – Town Hall | US-Russian Relations with H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation (Belmont University)

Feb 1 – 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)

Jan 28 – Luncheon – Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, H.E. Anne Anderson, “A Changing Ireland in a Changing Europe” (Belmont University)

2015 PROGRAMS

Dec 8 – TNWAC/USGLC/USAID Event – “Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030” (Renaissance Nashville Hotel)

Nov 11-13 – National Conference – World Affairs Councils of America – Washington, DC

Nov 21 – Academic WorldQuest Warmup Match | Belmont University

Nov 5 – 6 p.m. – International Service Night – Jobs and Careers in the Global Arena – Amb Charles Bowers, Amb Ronald Schlicher, Melissa Eli, Beverly Lee, Andy Collier, Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus – Lipscomb University

Nov 5 – 1 p.m. – “Cover to Cover” Author Conversation – Rena Pederson “The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation” – WACA Teleconference

Oct 13 – “Cover to Cover” Author Conversation – Steven R. Weisman – “The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization”

Oct 7 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Belmont University

Oct 5 – China Town Hall – “Foreign Direct Investment” – National Web Cast and on-site speaker Mr. Jeremy Goldkorn | Belmont (Frist Lecture Hall)

Sep 30 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Frothy Monkey Downtown

Sep 29 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Green Hills Area Public Library

Sep 28 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Lipscomb University

Sep 14 – Town Hall – “Afghanistan in Context: Understanding Where We Are and What’s Ahead for the United States with LtGen Keith M. Huber, US Army (Retired) former Commander Joint Task Force 435, Afghanistan; Belmont University, Massey Boardroom

(as of June 22, 2016)

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