Global Tennessee Podcast – Ep 5 – Braving a New World Conference | Asia Development Bank

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“Braving a New World” – The World Affairs Councils of America National Conference | Interview with Bart Edes, North American Representative of the Asian Development Bank

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BRAVING THE NEW WORLD CONFERENCE

The Global Tennessee team does a deep dive into the “Braving A New World” National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington. TNWAC President Pat Ryan, Board Chair Jim Shepherd and Program/Development Manager Logan Monday  provide a debrief on the three-day National Conference.

They walk through the most insightful panels and speakers like: America’s global leadership status, US China relations, the health of the Transatlantic Alliance, the global commons of space and much more.

For nearly three decades, the WACA National Conference has brought World Affairs Council leaders and members to engage with top government officials, diplomats, business executives, innovators, journalists, educators, and students on the most pressing global issues and policy choices that impact our lives.

https://www.wacaconference2018.org 

ADB – FOSTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN A CRITICAL REGION

Part II, “The Conversation” is an interview with the Asia Development Bank’s Bart Edes talking about Pacific trade and the work of international development banks.

The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.


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