This Week

TNWAC This Week

May 11, 2021

Dear Members and Friends:

Thank you to the friends who gave on the Big Payback day last week to support the World Affairs Council. We appreciate your generosity and the support you show for our mission — to bring the world to our community.

This week we continue to present dozens of programs produced by our World Affairs Council and the network of Councils around the country. Browse the lists below for special presentations and distinguished speaker programs.

This week we also have invitations to our corporate members and individuals at the “Ambassador” and “Consul” levels for a special program. (Membership details) Through our association with the World Affairs Councils of America we’re able to offer exclusive access to a conversation on “Business Transformation in a Post-Covid World,” with Jacek Olczak, the new Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris International (PMI). Shoot me an email if you’re interested in participating.

Speaking of member benefits, if you’re a member make sure you’re receiving your complimentary copy of “Daily Chatter,” a quick hitting, concise summary of must know and good to know global news. It’s yours free with your membership. While you’re keeping up with global news make sure you check out the “What in the World?” Weekly Quiz every Monday morning. If it’s not in your email, check your TNWAC mail preferences — links at the top and bottom of this newsletter.

Please make sure to register for the terrific TNWAC programs ahead, including Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, talking with Kelly O’Connor of our Board, and my conversation with travel guru, Rick Steves. And don’t forget the treasure trove of programs available to you across the WACA network.

Wishes for a safe and prosperous week ahead.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Patrick W. Ryan
Founding President, TNWAC

Thank you for your support of global affairs awareness and education!

MARK THE CALENDAR

 

THE POWER OF DIPLOMACY WITH AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

On JUNE 1 AT 7PM we’ll be talking about diplomacy. From 2009 to 2013, Capricia Penavic Marshall was Chief of Protocol of the United States, bearing the rank of Ambassador and setting the stage for diplomacy at the highest levels. In this capacity, she worked to leverage U.S. relationships with foreign governments developing strategies to transform global engagement. Ms. Marshall oversaw six State and Official Visits, countless Working Visits, the G20, Nuclear Security, APEC, G8, NATO and Sunnylands Summits, and the protocol arrangements during travel with the President and Secretaries of State to forty-two countries. Details/Registration.

SCRATCH YOUR TRAVEL ITCH WITH A CONVERSATION WITH RICK STEVES

Rick Steves turned backpacking across Europe as a young man into a travel industry. Books, tours, television programs, web specials, merchandise — if it has anything to do with travel to Europe, Rick Steves name comes to the top of the list. We’ll be talking with Rick on JUNE 15TH AT 7PM CT about his experiences in international travel, what we should expect in the post-pandemic era and the ability of travel to remove barriers and build bridges. Small fee for non-members. Free for new and existing paid members. Details/Registration.


GREAT POWER COMPETITION: RUSSIA AND IRAN WITH PROF MARK KATZ

Did you miss our conversation with Professor Mark Katz last week? These are relationships and regions you should be keeping an eye on.  You can watch it now.  Archived Video.

 

THE BIG PAYBACK – WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 5TH AND THURSDAY, MAY 6TH

Thanks to the friends of the Tennessee World Affairs Council who helped us surpass our goal of $5,000.  In the 24 hours of last week’s Big Payback you gave $6,442.00 to make sure global affairs awareness and education programs are possible. Big hat tip, friends.

If you miss the chance to donate on the Big Payback day, no worries, you can show your support HERE.

YOU SHOULD SPONSOR THESE PROGRAMS

We invite businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor these events. It is through your support that we are able to bring quality global affairs programs to the community. Your sponsorship also highlights your commitment to education and global affairs awareness in the community. For information about sponsoring other programs and series of events contact Patrick Ryan, TNWAC President @ 931-261-2353, pat@tnwac.org


SPECIAL PROGRAM — MEMBER BENEFIT

TNWAC CORPORATE MEMBERS AND “AMBASSADOR” AND “CONSUL” LEVEL INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

You’re invited to an exclusive conversation with Jacek Olczak. For individual registration details contact Patrick Ryan (pat@tnwac.org)

SPECIAL PROGRAM — MEMBER BENEFIT

TNWAC CORPORATE MEMBERS AND “AMBASSADOR” AND “CONSUL” LEVEL INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

You’re invited to an exclusive conversation with Jacek Olczak. For individual registration details contact Patrick Ryan (pat@tnwac.org)


THIS WEEK AROUND THE NETWORK OF WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS

CHECK BELOW FOR DETAILS ON THESE PROGRAMS




Tuesday 5/11

Wednesday 5/12

Thursday 5/13
Friday 5/14
Saturday 5/15
  • World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts Professor Sean Everton, Naval Postgraduate School, for “Understanding Dark Networks.”
Thank you for your support of global affairs awareness and education!

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

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.