This Week

TNWAC This Week

June 22, 2021

Dear Members and Friends:

This week the World Affairs Councils of America, the umbrella for the association of our over 90 independent councils, published our Weekly Quiz in their newsletter. We’re pleased to share our challenging test of global news awareness with our sister councils. [Link]

That milestone in the distribution of the quiz is a reminder that this fun, too hard, too easy, challenging, test of your global affairs awareness is available to you every Monday morning around 10am CT. Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter (and your personal preferences are set for the quiz — see the link below to reset your newsletter preferences).

Also, make sure that you’re a member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. You can take the quiz regardless, but if you’re a member you are eligible to win the Quiz prize. Every week we list the top scorers of the previous week’s quiz. At the end of the month we pick one of those names out of a hat (spreadsheet) and award a prize — usually a new book on global affairs. Tip: most members are not quiz takers and most quiz takers are not members. So if you are both a member and a quiz taker you have a very good chance of winning the prize — that’s if you’re among the top scorers.

To do well on the quiz just takes some attention to the news. Not trivia news or celebrity news that you get from too many “news” outlets, but good, solid sources of news. Or you can follow our @TNWAC Twitter feed. We curate news articles there so you don’t have to scan a dozen or more authoritative sources. Just look for #WACquiz or follow our Twitter.

Here’s this week’s quiz [Link] [Hint: the answer to question 1 is B]. If you like the quizzes and can’t get enough we’ve archived years worth of the “What in the World? Weekly Quiz [Link]. News-nerds, enjoy!

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

UNDERSTANDING US-RUSSIA RELATIONS AFTER THE SUMMIT

Five months into his Administration was viewed as very early for President Joe Biden to meet with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. But on the heels of relationship stabilizing visits at the G-7 and NATO summits and visits with European leaders it was on to Geneva for a meeting between the two leaders. Beyond the communique and press conferences what is ahead in the conflictive relationship between Washington (and Western allies) and Moscow? We’ve asked two experts on Russia to talk with you on July 13th at our Global Dialogue Webinar. Dr. Andrei Korobkov, Moscow native and Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University; and Dr. Mark Katz, Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University will talk about the summit and the state of the relationship and they’ll take your questions. [Details/Registration]

TNWAC RECOMMENDS

RUSSIA RESURRECTED: Its power and purpose in a new global order | Brookings | Bruce Jones and Dr. Fiona Hill    [Recording]

A CONVERSATION WITH RICK STEVES

Travel authority Rick Steves talked with TNWAC Board Member Amanda Knarr last week in a terrific conversation about: the impact of Covid-19 on international travel; prospects for post-pandemic travel; how travel affects people and their fears and ideas about the world; experiences and favorites of a legendary traveler and the value of travel and World Affairs Councils toward knowing the world. This is a MUST SEE program and you can watch it on our YouTube.com/TNWAC channel [here] or listen on our Podcast, wherever you get your Pods and on SoundCloud.com/TNWAC. [More]

COMPETING FOR THE FUTURE

Your World Affairs Council is pleased to be a partner with the Connecticut World Affairs Council in offering the 2021 Global Security Forum: Competing for the Future, coming to you on October 1-2, 2021. At this forum generals, experts, and foreign leaders will convene to address the most critical global security issues of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. Look forward to details on this tremendous program and mark your calendar to participate. Learn more about the GSF 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


THIS WEEK AROUND THE NETWORK OF WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS

CHECK BELOW FOR DETAILS ON THESE PROGRAMS



Tuesday 6/22 
Foreign Policy Association hosts Kenneth Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Lazard Freres, and Jeffrey Garten, Dean Emeritus at Yale University, for “The Dollar in American Foreign Policy – Past, Present and Future.” 
Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts Antonio José Bacelar da Silva, University of Arizona, for “Race, Racism, and Antiracism in the U.S. and Brazil.” 
World Affairs Councils of Atlanta hosts Melissa Lee, Founder & CEO for The Green Program, and Tara Cappel, Founder & CEO For The Love of Travel, for “Travel in a Post-Covid World.” 
World Affairs (Northern California) hosts former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for “U.S. Strategy on Iran and the Greater Middle East.” 
World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts Dr. Timothy Medianick, Boulevard Dental Associates, for “Ukraine: A Personal Perspective.” 
International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Aaron Mann, Principal and Senior Attorney with Terracon Consultants, to discuss the book The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World.
Global Ties Arizona hosts “Great Decisions: The Future of Persian Gulf Security.” 
Wednesday 6/23 
World Affairs Councils of Atlanta hosts former U.S. ambassadors to South Korea Mark Lippert, YouTube APAC & Senior Advisor, Korea Chair, CSIS, and Kathleen Stephens, President & CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America, for “Korea-U.S.: Presidents Moon & Biden Strengthen Ties.” 
World Affairs Council of Maine hosts Dora Anne Mills, Maine Health’s Chief Health Improvement Officer, for “2021 Annual Meeting with Dora Anne Mills.” (In-Person) 
WorldOregon hosts Brian Ratcliffe, Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Change, for “Climate Action: How is the U.S. Re-engaging the World?” 
World Minnesota hosts Professor John Radsan, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Colonel Patricia Baker, Chief Financial and Property Officer to the Minnesota Air and Army National Guard, for “Persian Gulf Security Issues.” 
Thursday 6/24 
Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts The Hon. Gray Davis, 37th Governor of California and Counsel at Loeb & Loeb, for “The Honorable Gray Davis on Crisis Leadership: Meeting the Populist Challenge.” 
WorldDenver hosts Elana DeLozier, Rubin Family Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, for “Yemen Matrix: Allies and Adversaries.” 
Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs hosts Stephen Carmel, Vice President of Maersk Line, for “Global Supply Chains.” 
World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts Ambassador (ret.) David Shinn, George Washington University, and Zainab Usman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for “Conflicts in the Horn of Africa and Implications for Regional Security.”
Friday 6/25 
Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts Pierre Morcos, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program CSIS, for “NATO 2030: What’s Next for this Collective Security Agreement.” 
Thank you for your support of global affairs awareness and education!

THANKS TO THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS OF AMERICA FOR COORDINATION OF WEEKLY PROGRAMS FROM AROUND THE NETWORK

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.