Weekly News | July 18, 2016

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Welcome
Hot Topics Teleconference This Week
Program | Reaching Rising Global Markets
Film Screening: “America’s Diplomats”
Program | Iran Project Panel
“What in the World?” Weekly Quiz
Travel The World
On the Map
Book of the Week


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WELCOME TO 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.

We also welcome your feedback on this newsletter. [info@TNWAC.org]


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THIS WEEK – HOT TOPICS TELECONFERENCE

imam muhammad musriA special Hot Topics call will be hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America featuring Imam Muhammad Masri, speaking on the topic, “Americans against Terrorism, Hate, and Violence” on July 21. The World Affairs Councils of America offers regular teleconferences to connect you to officials, specialists, thought leaders and decision makers on the timely, critical, global issues of the day. Information and registration at  Details


PROGRAM | REACHING RISING GLOBAL MARKETS

sannam-s4-eventPlease join us for a Global Update from CEO and Founder of Sannam S4 and U.S. Business Centers, Adrian Mutton. Mr. Mutton will report on global market opportunities, in particular India. The Global Update is hosted at Belmont University on July 26, 8-10am and is cosponsored by the World Affairs Council. Information and registration at  Details


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FILM SCREENING: AMERICA’S DIPLOMATS 

americas-diplomats-trailerJoin us Sep 7th for this special evening of viewing an insightful documentary about the men and women who are at the front of U.S. diplomacy around the world along with pre- and post-screening commentary and Q&A with two of those professionals who have done the tough work for America: Amb Charles Bowers and Amb Ron Schlicher. Information, film trailer and registration at Details


PROGRAM | IRAN PROJECT PANEL

kerry-moniz-austria-nuclear-briefing-zarif-iran-team-09Join the Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University, in association with the Iran Project, at a Sep 19th town hall conversation with distinguished American Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and a guest interlocutor on the topic: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Propsects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation.” Information and registration at Details


“WHAT IN THE WORLD?” WEEKLY QUIZ

WorldQuest QuizThe 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). Later in the week a followup is published to provide quiz answers and name the winners of the weekly quiz. 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


TRAVEL THE WORLD

travel-the-world-logoEngage with the world through the World Affairs Councils travel program. As part of the Councils network TNWAC members have special access to special travel opportunities. TIME SENSITIVE OPPORTUNITY – CUBA CRUISE BY LAND & SEA. Cruise for six nights aboard the 49-guest M.Y. Le Ponant and three night stay in Havana. See Old Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Viñales Valley. Interact with local experts and immerse yourself in Cuba’s history, culture and daily life. Must book by August 3rd.   Details


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ON THE MAP

Jul 21 – Hot Topics WACA Teleconference – Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Violence” with Imam Muhammad Musri. [DETAILS]
Jul 26 – Global Update – Reaching Rising Global Markets with Adrian Mutton at Belmont University [DETAILS]
Aug 9 – Talk to the Author – Talmage Boston – “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts about our Presidents” – Teleconference [DETAILS]
Sep 7 – Film Screening – “America’s Diplomats” with host Amb Dick Bowers – Belmont  [DETAILS]
Sep 19 – Town Hall – “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation – Amb Thomas R. Pickering – Belmont  [DETAILS]
Oct 18 – Town Hall – China: Local Connections, National Reflections – National webcast and local panel – Dr. Henry A. Kissinger – Belmont [DETAILS]
Nov 16-18 – National Conference – The World Affairs Councils of America National Conference in Washington DC.  Held annually for over two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference engages our regional leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts. [DETAILS]


BOOK OF THE WEEK

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

Author:  Ian Bremmer

America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play?

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Ian Bremmer argues that Washington’s directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America’s role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican—or the exact opposite.

Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status.   Details

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