Panels and Speakers 2015-2016

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Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program

2015-2016 Season

Apr 12 – Town Hall – “How did the Middle East get into this condition?” – Thomas W. Lippman –  [LINK HERE FOR INFO]

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Apr 11 – International Jobs & Careers – [Program Page Link] – An opportunity to learn about the opportunities to work in a variety of occupations in global affairs, including diplomacy, business, military and international service. At Lipscomb University. Speakers TBD.

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Apr 5 – Town Hall: Briefing on Kurdistan ISIS and the Mideast Refugee Crisis with Kurdistan Regional Government Rep. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman – Lipscomb University [Program Page Link]

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Feb 23 – Town Hall – U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation with Japan Consul-General Kinefuchi & Dr. James Auer – @ Belmont University [Program Page Link]

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Feb 18 – Town Hall – A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, Director, U.S. State Department Office of Foreign Missions @ Lipscomb University [Program Page Link]

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Feb 1 – Town Hall – US-Russian Relations: A Conversation with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey I. Kislyak – @ Belmont University – [Program Page Link]

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Jan 28 (Thu) – Luncheon – Featuring H.E. Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States – “A Changing Ireland in a Changing Europe” – @ Belmont University, Massey Boardroom – Joint Event with Nashville Chamber’s International Business Council. [Program Page Link]

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2015

Dec 8, 2015 – “America’s global Affairs and Tennessee” – Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director, USAID US Global Development Lab – Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, 12:00pm [Program Page Link]

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Dec 7, 2015 – U.S.-Cuba Engagement: What’s In It For Tennessee?” – TNWAC/Atlantic Council Luncheon – Join the Atlantic Council for the Nashville release of a poll of heartland voters in Tennessee, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio — states critical to the president election, with key congressional delegations, or both — on what they think of US-Cuba policy. Renaissance Hotel, Nashville 11:30am [Program Page Link]

Nov 5, 2015 – International Jobs & Careers – [Program Page Link] – An opportunity to learn about the opportunities to work in a variety of occupations in global affairs, including diplomacy, business, military and international service. MODERATOR: Amb Charles Bowers, USFS (Ret); PANELISTS: Ms. Leslee Alexander, International Director, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; Ms. Melissa Eli, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, South Africa; Col Beverly Lee, USAF (Ret); Amb Ronald Schlicher, USFS (Ret).

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Oct 5, 2015China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections [Program Page Link] – Speaker: Jeremy Goldkorn, Director Danwei Research and a National Webcast featuring a panel of distinguished officials: Robert Rubin, Former US Treasury Secretary; Sheldon Day, Mayor, Thomasville, Alabama; Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group; and Moderator Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on US-China Relations.

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Sep 14, 2015 – “Afghanistan in Context: Understanding Where We Are and What’s Ahead for the United States” with LtGen Keith M. Huber, US Army (Ret)  [Program Page Link] Massey Boardroom, Jack C. Massey Business Center, Belmont University.

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