Weekly News | August 15, 2016

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Welcome
Campaign 2016: The Candidates and the World
Film Screening: “America’s Diplomats”
Program | Iran Project Panel
“What in the World?” Weekly Quiz
Program | The United Nations in an Uncertain World
Talk to the Author | America’s Role in the World
Program | China-US Relations
Travel The World
On the Map
Book of the Week


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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.

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CAMPAIGN 2016: THE CANDIDATES AND THE WORLD

campaign2016With less than three months to go before Americans go to the polls to elect the next President more people are getting interested in the candidates’ positions. The Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan think tank and publisher, developed an online resource that provides details on “where the next Commander-in-Chief” wants to steer the United States on the most pressing foreign policy issues.” There you can get details on where they stand on issues such as national security, defense, China, Russia, Iran, Islamic State, and more.  [Details]

Note: The World Affairs Council is a nonpartisan educational organization and takes no position on candidates or issues, but presents information about U.S. foreign policy as part of the mission to educate and inspire people to know the world.


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PROGRAM | 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. We’ll see you at Belmont University on Sep 7th. Information, film trailer and registration at Details


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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 David Plazas, The Tennessean’s Opinion Engagement Editor, on the topic: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Propsects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation.” Information and registration at Details


“WHAT IN THE WORLD?” WEEKLY QUIZ

Quiz-1The 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


PROGRAM | UNITED NATIONS IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

Places - Untied Nations General Assembly ChamberYou’re invited to the Nashville Chapter of the United Nations Association summer luncheon and lecture with Ambassador John Kornblum talking about “The Role of the UN in an Uncertain World.” It is set for August 27th at the Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Before entering the private sector, Ambassador Kornblum was a member of the United States Foreign Service for more than 35 years. He has lived with his family in Berlin and in Nashville, TN since completing his assignment as American Ambassador to Germany in 2003. Registration required by August 22nd. [Details]


long-game-bookTALK TO THE AUTHOR | THE LONG GAME: AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD

September 2016 Cover to Cover The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.  Author Derek Chollet is a counselor and senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. He will discuss his new book on Wednesday, September 7, at 1:00-1:30 PM CT.  Register for the call


PROGRAM | CHINA-US RELATIONS | NATIONAL WEBCAST-LOCAL PANEL

china-town-hall copyChina’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts. Join us at Belmont University on Oct 18, 2016 for a national webcast with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger followed by an in-house panel of specialists.  [Details]


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WORLD AFFAIRS NATIONAL CONFERENCE | WASHINGTON | NOV 16-18

national-conferenceYou’re invited to the flagship conference for the network of America’s World Affairs Councils. Participate in conference panels, think tank visits and embassy receptions at the premier annual event of the world’s largest grassroots community devoted to education on world affairs. Special programs available for “1918 Society” members at the Pentagon and CIA. Save $100 by being a TN WAC member.  [Details]


A NETWORK WITH BENEFITS – TRAVEL THE WORLD

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Just Announced: Council Leaders to Lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!
Ambassador Heather Hodges, President & Ambassador-in-Residence, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Across Spain and Portugal: September 6 – 22, 2016.
Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum, Stamford, Journey through Vietnam: October 3 – 18, 2016.
Mimi Gregory, Vice President and Program Chairman, Naples Council on World Affairs, Cruising the Rivieras & Islands of France, Spain and ItalyOctober 5 – 13, 2016.
Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson, former Board President, World Affairs Council of Arizona, Island Life in Cuba: October 23 – 31, 2016.
Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Councils of Northern California, Tanzania: October 29 – November 8, 2016
Craig Snyder, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Inside Oman, UAE and Qatar: November 2 – 16, 2016.
Contact www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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ON THE MAP

Sep 7 – Talk to the Author – Teleconference – 1-1:30pm CT – “The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World,” by Derek Chollet. [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

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

by Henry M. Paulson

Link for more information about this book.

china-bookHank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world’s second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on needed economic reforms, while safeguarding the teetering U.S. financial system. Over his career, Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful man in decades.
In DEALING WITH CHINA, Paulson draws on his unprecedented access to modern China’s political and business elite, including its three most recent heads of state, to answer several key questions:
  • How did China become an economic superpower so quickly?
  • How does business really get done there?
  • What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to work with, compete with, and benefit from China?
  • How can the U.S. negotiate with and influence China given its authoritarian rule, its massive environmental concerns, and its huge population’s unrelenting demands for economic growth and security?

Written in the same anecdote-rich, page-turning style as Paulson’s bestselling memoir, On the Brink, DEALING WITH CHINA is certain to become the classic and definitive examination of how to engage China’s leaders as they build their economic superpower.

 About the Author

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. served under President George W. Bush as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury from June 2006 until January 2009. Before coming to Treasury, Paulson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs since the firm’s initial public offering in 1999. He joined Goldman Sachs Chicago Office in 1974 and rose through the ranks holding several positions including, Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office, Co-head of the firm’s investment Banking Division, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Senior partner.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Paulson was a member of the White House Domestic Council, serving as Staff Assistant to the President from 1972 to 1973, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon from 1970 to 1972.

Paulson graduated from Dartmouth in 1968, where he majored in English, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an All Ivy, All East football player. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1970.


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