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Week of Sep 2-8, 2019
Dear Members and Friends,
September is always a busy month for international events and developments. Summer’s over and people return their attention to what’s happening in the world. The 74th UN General Assembly session will open on the 17th; Congress returns from summer recess on the 9th; policymakers, think tankers, and even international trouble makers seem to be back on duty after slow summers.
And your World Affairs Council is starting the 2019-2020 program year with a DON’T MISS THIS Global Town Hall. We have Ambassador Christopher Hill joining us at beautiful Belmont University on September 9th for our first Global Town Hall of the season (6:00p.m.). Hill will be talking about nuclear negotiations with North Korea but he’ll be fresh off the airplane from meetings in Beijing and will be ready to answer questions about US-China relations as well as the nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Amb Hill speaks with the authority and perspectives of a former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, chief American negotiator to the “Six Party Talks” on North Korean nuclear weapons, and ambassador to four countries. SIGN UP NOW. Registration details here. Sponsorship opportunities here.
In October you’ll want to be with us to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power for our Sunday, October 13th luncheon and book signing at Belmont University. Power served four years as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. The lunch ticket will include a copy of Ambassador Power’s memoir, “The Education of an Idealist.” Check your email for registration and details later this week.
We also welcome Dr. Thomas Schwartz, PhD, historian of the foreign relations of the United States and Professor of History at Vanderbilt as moderator for both Ambassadors’ visits. He has previously served as a TNWAC Global Town Hall moderator and we’re pleased that he’ll be adding his insights and perspectives on U.S. foreign policy to our conversations with Amb Hill and Amb Power.
We’ll be looking for you at these opportunities for you to talk with two of America’s distinguished diplomats about their service and about the challenges we face. Please tell your friends, colleagues and family about these programs and the other opportunities on our calendar.
Patrick Ryan, President
On to the news.
WHAT’S NEXT AT THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
December 8, 2019 | “Anne Smedinghoff Academic WorldQuest Challenge” Practice Match | Belmont University
November 20, 2019 | Global Dialogue | Topic TBD — based on issues in the news
November 18, 2019 | Global Town Hall | Dr. Paul Pillar | On the Brink of War With Iran
November 6-8, 2019 | National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America, Washington, DC
October 30, 2019 | Global Dialogue | Topic TBD — based on issues in the news
October 22, 2019 | International Careers Panel | Lipscomb University
October 13, 2019 | Amb Samantha Power – Luncheon and Booksigning | Location: Belmont University
October (Date TBD) | Global Town Hall | “Future of Korea” Panel | US State Dept/Embassy of ROK/Korea Economic Institute
September 30, 2019 | Global Dialogue | Topic TBD — based on issues in the news
TOWN HALL WITH AMB CHRISTOPHER HILL ON KOREA AND CHINA, SEP 9
THIS IS A DO NOT MISS EVENT. Ambassador Christopher Hill is one of America’s most distinguished ambassadors who—in his career of service to his country—was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, he will offer insight about the real life of an American diplomat negotiating with difficult partners. Based on his experiences, Ambassador Hill will lay out a vision for the role of diplomacy in addressing national crises, and America’s role in global politics.
Amb Hill is arriving in Nashville direct from meetings in China and can share the latest reports and assessments of America’s relations with Beijing and the developments in East Asia.
GLOBAL TOWN HALL, 6PM, SEP 9, Belmont University — (REGISTER TODAY!)
TRANSFORMATION IN NATIONAL SECURITY | A 5-PART SEMINAR – LAST CALL
The United States is undergoing a major transformation in national security and foreign policy in response to developments at home and abroad. The current domestic political environment is driving a reassessment and realignment of America’s role in the world. Join TNWAC President Patrick Ryan for a five-part seminar at Lipscomb’s Lifelong Learning program on Wednesdays (3-4:30 pm) starting September 3rd. (REGISTER TODAY!)
YOUR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
- Chairman Jim Shepherd
- President Pat Ryan
- Vice President Marieta Velikova
- Secretary Allan Ramsaur
- Treasurer Mike McCooey
- Education Outreach Coordinator Catherine Kelly
- Membership Management Terry Rustan
Call or visit our office on the beautiful Belmont University campus in Nashville. We’re in Fidelity Hall, Room 304A | 931.261.2353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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