The Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University’s Center for International Business Present
“Strengthening and Deepening the US-Africa Business and Trade Relationship”
Dr. Rubin Cockrell
March 28, 2018
Belmont University, Massey College of Business
Room MC 203 | Massey Business Center
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00
The case for developing new policies to strengthen the trade and investment relationship between the United States and Africa has never been stronger. African countries and the U.S. have gained significantly from partnering with one another. The United States also has much to gain from a rising Africa.
Africa’s consumer market holds great potential for U.S. exporters across a wide range of industries, and investment in many African countries is now much more attractive. This potential could continue to grow as demographic trends, such as a dramatic increase in Africa’s labor force, manifest over the next 15 years.
Along with competition from economic rivals such as China political missteps and comments can strain global business relationships. Building international relationships amongst countries at the earliest age is key to shattering adult stereotypes.
Here are some resources to help you prepare for this Global Dialogue conversation:
- Office of the United States trade Representative & Africa
- Union that represents entire continent of Africa blast Trump for “shithole” countries comment
- World Economic Forum-Africa
- Deepening the United States-Africa trade and investment relationship
- International Trade Administration in Africa
- Africa Trade Statistics
Convenient Parking Available
Park at Belmont’s Inman Center/North Garage (Directions at this Link). From Inman Garage take the Inman Building elevator to the second floor. Turn left to cross the pedestrian bridge to the Massey Business Center. Take the elevator to the fourth floor. Room MC 203.
Welcome to Global Dialogue — a program of the Tennessee World Affairs Council that offers a casual discussion session for people to share their perspectives on current issues in global developments.
Why: Global Dialogue is a community discussion program organized by the Tennessee World Affairs Council. The purpose is to bring people together to learn more about the pressing international issues of the day, to exchange insights and perspectives and to achieve an understanding about the challenges facing America in the world.
How: Global Dialogue sessions are informal, “salon”-like gatherings held in areas convenient to the participants — usually at Belmont University but also at downtown coffee shops, library meeting rooms, and such. Participants review materials assembled on the www.TNWAC.org web site in advance of the session to be prepared to engage in conversation with their neighbors and colleagues. Sessions are facilitated by a group leader, and may include a specialist to provide background and context, but the Global Dialogue sessions will ensure everyone gets to share their views of the issues.
What: Here is the calendar for upcoming Global Dialogue sessions including links to the program materials for each topic. Check back up through the evening of the session for updates.
Register for the sessions on the topic page for each Global Dialogue session — links on the World Affairs Council calendar. Seating is limited and registration in advance is highly recommended. If you register please attend or undo your registration to avoid someone else missing a seat.
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SUPPORT OF TNWAC’S EDUCATION OUTREACH
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE AWC FAMILY FOUNDATION
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
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.
THE VISION of the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.
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