#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Today is the 3rd most popular day for people in America to demonstrate their support for nonprofit organizations that they believe make their communities and country a better place.

Your World Affairs Council has worked over eleven 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 you — World Affairs Council stakeholders — to help us as we work to achieve an important mission.

  • The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is 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.

Take a minute on this #GivingTuesday to show your support for better citizenship in our community and among the next generation.

Thank you for your $20, $50 or $100 gift.

 


Here are some of the programs that have been presented for you and for students in our community:

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


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