Calendar

We have adapted our community outreach programs during the Covid-19 pandemic emergency to ensure all concerned are safe through social distancing. So the World Affairs Council has launched new programs via live Webinar delivery.  These programs can be found on our Calendar.

The webinars will be archived on our Youtube Channel [here] and on our Podcast page below and on SoundCloud.com/tnwac and wherever you find your Podcasts.

Subscribe to the TNWAC newsletters [here] and check our calendar [here] to register for these live Webinars and to find archived episodes.

CALENDAR

WHAT’S NEXT AT THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

2020

November 18-20, 2020 | National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America | Washington, DC

Nov 17, 2020 – Election 2020: Looking to the Future| Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Nov 10, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Oct 27, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Oct 15, 2020 – “Election 2020: America’s Place in the World” | Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Oct 13, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Oct 8, 2020 – International Careers and Jobs Panel | 5:30-7:00 pm CT | Register 

Oct 1, 2020 – “Election 2020: Hot Spots 2” | Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Sep 29, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Sep 24, 2020 – “Election 2020: Global Issues” | Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Sep 22, 2020 – Saudi Arabia at a Crossroad | Global Dialogue Speakers Program | with David Rundell, author, U.S. Foreign Service (Retired) | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT,  | Register

Sep 17, 2020 – “Election 2020: Hot Spots 1” | Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Sep 15, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Nashville Global Young Professionals | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Sep 10, 2020 – “Election 2020: China” | Special Series | 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Sep 8, 2020 – Global Dialogue Special Edition | Prof. Thomas Schwartz, author of “Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT | In Association with Parnassus Books

Sep 1, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Aug 25, 2020 – “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump,” with former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Ploughshares Fund Policy Director Tom Collina. 7:00pm CT – Election 2020 Special Series

Aug 4, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Consul-General of Japan Kayoko Fukushima | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT

Aug 4, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret), Dr. Breck Walker, PhD and LCDR Pat Ryan USN(Ret). Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT

Jul 28, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret), Dr. Breck Walker, PhD and LCDR Pat Ryan USN(Ret) with guest co-host Dr. Susan Haynes, PhD. Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT | Register

Jul 28, 2020 – U.S.-China Relations | Global Dialogue Speakers Program | with Admiral Bill Owens, US Navy Retired, former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT  | Register

Jul 21, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret), Dr. Breck Walker, PhD and LCDR Pat Ryan USN(Ret).  Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT | Register

Jul 21, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Commissioner Bob Rolfe, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, July 21, 2020 | Register

Jul 14, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret), Dr. Breck Walker, PhD and LCDR Pat Ryan, USN(Ret) with guest co-host Dr. Thomas Schwartz, PhD.   Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT | Register

Jul 14, 2020 – Global Energy and “Crude Oil, Crude Money” | Global Dialogue Speakers Program |  with Thomas Lippman, author, scholar, veteran journalist | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, July 14, 2020 | Register

Jul 7, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret) and LCDR Pat Ryan USN(Ret).  Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT  Episode with Dr. Breck Walker guest co-host | Register

Jul 7, 2020 “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Frank McCoubrey | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, July 7, 2020 | Register

Jun 30, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers USFS(Ret) and LCDR Pat Ryan USN(Ret).  Tuesdays 2:00 pm CT,  with Dr. Breck Walker guest co-host | Register

Jun 30, 2020 – “U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead” | Global Dialogue Speakers Program |  with Martha Simms, Shawanesh Underwood and Irina Karmanova, U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff and moderator Professor Thomas Schwartz | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT,  | Register

Jun 16, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan.  Tuesday 2:00 pm CT, June 16, 2020 | Video Archive | Podcast

Jun 16, 2020 – “A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace | Global Dialogue Speakers Program | Tuesday 7:00 p.m. CT, June 16, 2020 | Video Archive | Podcast

Jun 10, 2020 – “Foreign Efforts Undermining Election 2020” | Special Edition: Global Dialogue Speakers Program | with Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Rachael Dean Wilson and David Salvo and moderator Mark Braden | Wednesday 1:00 p.m. CT, June 10, 2020 | Video Archive | Podcast

Jun 9, 2020 – “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan.  Tuesday 11:00 am CT | Video Archive | Podcast

Jun 9, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Amr El-Husseini | “Designing an Economic Model for Nashville as a City of the Future” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, June 9, 2020 | Video Archive | Podcast

May 26, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Dr. James Hildreth, MD, President Meharry College | “Covid-19 and Nashville ” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT | Video Archive | Podcast

May 20, 2020 – United Kingdom Consul General Andrew Staunton – IBC Global Update – Consul General Staunton provided an update on the UK response to Covid-19, Brexit and the U.S.-UK Trade Agreement negotiations that are just beginning. Moderating the event was British Honorary Consul and IBC advisory board member John Scannapieco. | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

May 19, 2020 – American Diplomacy – with Ambassador Marcie Ries, Ambassador Charles Bowers and Dr. Thomas Schwartz – A terrific panel of diplomats and experts discussed the state of the U.S. Foreign Service and the future of American Diplomacy, a project at Harvard University headed by Amb. Ries. | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

May 19, 2020 – Global News Review with Colleen Ryan and LCDR Patrick Ryan – the top five topics in global events examined by a former intelligence officer and guest host Colleen Ryan, Fulbright Scholar, Schwarzman Scholar and Belmont Law student. A lively analysis of global news with plenty of background and context. Topics: 1 – Covid News – World Health Assembly; 2 – China – Belt and Road Trip; 3 – Global Energy – Cheap Oil and the Outlook; 4 – Afghanistan – Peace and Covid; and 5 – International Criminal Court in America’s Crosshairs | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

May 12, 2020 – Global Nashville with Karl Dean” — “BNA” — with Doug Kreulen, President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

May 12, 2020 – Global News Review with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LCDR Patrick Ryan Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

May 6, 2020 – Iran: U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign, American and European Perspectives with Ambassador William Luers, Dr. Gary Sick and Ellie Geranmayeh, with host Patrick Ryan | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

May 5, 2020 – China-US Relations in the Pandemic Age with John Scannapieco and Jeremy Goldkorn with host Patrick Ryan Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

May 5, 2020 – Global Engagement News Review with Dr. Marieta Velikova and Patrick Ryan Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

Apr 28, 2020 – Global Nashville with Karl Dean”: “The View from 501 Broadway” – A Conversation with Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

Apr 28, 2020 – Global News Review with Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

Apr 21, 2020 – Global Dialogue: International Speakers Series Professor David Des Roches on the Middle East 2020 | Link Here | Briefings on Oil and Authoritarianism: Impact in the Middle East, Iraq Turmoil, Saudi-Iran Confrontation, US-Saudi Relations (1:07:33)

Apr 21, 2020 – Global News Review Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan | Link Here | Topics: Covid-19, Earth Day, North Korea, Immigration Ban, Ramadan (44:42)

April 14, 2020 – “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” Conversation with Ralph Schulz, CEO Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce  Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

April 14, 2020  | 2:00 pm CT |Global News Review – A review of news and issues in world affairs with Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan | Interactive Webinar

April 9, 2020 | Cover to Cover: China’s Geopolitics with Daniel Markey | Teleconference

April 7, 2020  | Global Nashville with Karl Dean (GNKD) – Covid-19: Nashville and beyond and TNWAC’s video pivot | Webinar

April 7, 2020  | Global Engagement – A review of news and issues in world affairs with Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan | Webinar

April 2, 2020 | CANCELED | A Conversation with Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman | Belmont University

March 30, 2020 | CANCELED | International Careers/Jobs Panel | Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville

March 24, 2020 | Launching TNWAC’s Video Conference Global Town Hall | Interactive Video (Details TBD)

March 19, 2020 | Women and Diplomacy | Talk to the Author Susan Sloan | Teleconference 

March 18, 2020  | Coronavirus Business Communications | Tracy Williams | Webinar

March 19, 2020 | CANCELED | U.S. Security Interests in the Middle East with Major General William Hickman | Belmont University

February 26, 2020 | Colombia Border Crisis with Felipe Munoz | Teleconference

February 23, 2020 | “Anne Smedinghoff Academic WorldQuest Challenge” Championship Match | Belmont University

February 14, 2020 | “Doing Business With and In Israel: Lessons from Israel and Nashville | Baker Donelson Event Center

January 14, 2020 | Squadering the Cold War Victory with Andrew Bacevich| Cover to Cover Teleconference

January 13, 2020 | General Wesley Clark, Gov Mike Huckabee | Belmont University, R. Milton and Denice Johnson Large Theater

January 8, 2020 | Consul General of Canada Nadia Theodore | Luncheon with IBC

2019

December 12, 2019 | “Cover to Cover” | “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest” | Angela Stent, Jill Doherty | Teleconference

December 8, 2019 | “Anne Smedinghoff Academic WorldQuest Challenge” Practice Match | Belmont University

December 4, 2019 | Global Young Professional Group Meet Up – Von El Rod’s (Germantown) Trivia Night

November 25, 2019 | International Affairs Speaker Series | Congressman Jim Cooper | Perspectives on Global Issues | Belmont University

November 21, 2019 | “Cover to Cover” | A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings | Marina and David Ottaway | Teleconference

November 6-8, 2019 | National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America, Washington, DC

October 22, 2019 | International Careers Panel | Lipscomb University

October 13, 2019 | Amb Samantha Power – Luncheon and Booksigning | Location: Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall

October 9, 2019 | “Cover to Cover” | “After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present” | Hope Harrison | Teleconference

October 8 | IBC Breakfast with Amb Harry Harris, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea | A Conversation on the U.S.-Korea Business Relationship | Downtown

September 30, 2019 | Global Dialogue | Amb Charles Bowers/LCDR Pat Ryan – War Clouds in the Gulf

September 25, 2019 | “Cover to Cover” | “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future” | Tom Wheeler | Teleconference

September 21, 2019 | International Day of Peace Celebration (TBD) Look for a TNWAC event related to this celebration

September 20, 2019 | Deadline | College Student Scholarship – National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America (Nov 6-8)

September 19, 2019 | “Know Now” | Why the Tunisian Elections Matter | Oussama Romdhani

September 9, 2019 | Global Town Hall | Ambassador Christopher Hill | Trump-Kim and a Nuclear Deal: An Ambassador’s Take

September 4, 2019 | Discussion & Dinner | “Why Europe Matters” | Ambassador John Kornblum | Hillwood Country Club

August 28, 2019 | Global Dialogue | Transformation in National Security – LCDR Patrick Ryan | Belmont University

August 21, 2019 | Speaker Program | UK Consul General Andrew Staunton | IBC Breakfast | Baker Donelson Event Center

August 5, 2019 | Luncheon | US-China Relations with Chinese Embassy Minister Xu Xueyuan | Baker Donelson Event Center

August 13, 2019 | “Know Now” | Global Terror Networks | Dean C. Alexander

August 2, 2019 | Speaker Program | Embassy of China in USA Minister Xu Xueyuan | Luncheon | Baker Donelson Event Center

July 24, 2019 | “Cover to Cover” | “The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un” | Anna Fifield | Teleconference

July 16, 2019 | “Know Now” | U.S.-Iran Relations | Dr. Mehdi NoorBaksh | Teleconference

June 19, 2019 | Cover to Cover | “Japan Rearmed” | Sheila Smith | Teleconference

June 6, 2019 | Know Now | “Global Nuclear Threats” | Joe Cirincione and Patrick Ryan | Teleconference

May 23, 2019 | Town Hall | “Social Disruption: How to Confront the Fraying Social Fabric and Social Inequality in Germany and the U.S.?” with Deborah Fallows, James Fallows and Martin Klingst | Belmont University Nashville

May 15, 2019 | Cover to Cover | Marvin Kalb author of “Enemy of the People” | Teleconference

May 8, 2019 | Know Now | After the Arctic Ice Melts | Fran Ulmer | Teleconference

April 27, 2019 | Academic WorldQuest National Championship Match — Washington, DC

April 15, 2019 | Global Town Hall: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump | Amb Charles Bowers, Amb Ronald Schlicher | Belmont University

April 13, 2019 | Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival – Look for a TNWAC event related to this celebration.

April 10, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author Beth Gardiner, “Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution”

April 9, 2019 | International Careers & Jobs Panel – Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

April 8, 2019 | International Careers & Jobs Panel – Belmont University, Nashville

March 28, 2019 | Global Eats! at Bavarian Bierhaus | TNWAC Members Benefit

March 28, 2019 | “Qatar Today” | H.E. Lolwah Al-Khater | Know Now Teleconference

March 21, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author and Distinguished Ambassador William Burns “Back Channels” 

March 20, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Town Hall — “Kurdistan Today – No Friends But the Mountains?” — Michael McClellan | Belmont University | Massey Boardroom

February 27, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — China Rising: Storm Clouds in the Western Pacific — LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) | Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203

February 24, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. | Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Championship Match — registered teams, open to the public — Belmont University, Ayres Academic Center

February 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Eats! — TNWAC Members’ dining out experience — Seoul Garden Restaurant

February 11, 2019 | 8:00 p.m. | Private Dinner with Distinguished Visiting Speaker Joseph Cirincione — Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill (Limited)

February 11, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Town Hall — International Nuclear Weapons Developments — Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund — Curb Event Center, Beaman A/B — Belmont University

February 6, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author Thomas Bollyky

January 30, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — Topic TBD | Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203

January 24, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author Francis Fukuyama [Register]

January 17, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. | Global Town Hall — Brexit 101: Unraveling A Thorny Issue — Dr. Adam Bronstone — Massey Board Room, Massey Bldg., Belmont University

2018

December 20, 2018 | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author Stephen Tankel | “With Us and Against Us: How America’s Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror”

December 11, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. | EU Nations Roundtable-Luncheon with Six Consuls-General | Baker Donelson Special Events Center, Nashville

December 2, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. | Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Practice Match, Knowledge Academy, Nashville

November 28, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | Global Dialogue — “Brexit 101: Unraveling a Thorny Issue” with Dr. Adam Bronstone — Belmont University, Massey Business Center Room 203, Nashville

November 27, 2018 | #GivingTuesday — calling on global literacy “stakeholders” to support the World Affairs Council 

November 26, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | Global Town Hall — “U.S.-Saudi Relations and America’s Adventures in the Middle East” — Col David DesRoches, US Army (Ret), Associate Professor and Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University — Belmont University, Nashville

November 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | Afshin Molavi — “International Economic Outlook” — Belmont University, Massey Boardroom

November 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. | Cover to Cover Teleconference | Talk to Author Peter Singer | “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media”

November 7-9, 2018 | National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America — Washington, DC — You’re Invited.

October 31, 2018 | 11:00pm | Lunch with Bob Corker – Baker-Donelson Event Center, Nashville

October 26, 2018 Friday 12:00pm | Global Dialogue — “Cyber-Security, National Security and the U.S. Elections” – Sarah Hughey, Think Tennessee  – Belmont University

October 23, 2018 Tuesday 1:00pm | Cover to Cover Conversation with Dr. Sarah Igo author of “The Known Citizen” via Teleconference

October 8, 2018 5:30pm | China Global Town Hall | Secretary Condoleezza Rice | Dr. Thomas Schwartz | Belmont University

Sep 21, 2018 – International Day of Peace Observance

August 8, 2018 1:00pm | Cover to Cover Conversation with Author Jeffrey Lilley | “Have the Mountains Fallen: Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War”

Jul 10, 2018 – “The Edge of Chaos” – Dr. Dambisa Moyo – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Jun 28, 2018 – US-China Business Relations with Minister-Counselor Tian Deyou of the Embassy of China to the United States

Jun 12, 2018 – “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World” — Rick Barton – Talk to the Author Teleconference

May 31, 2018 – “Inside Gaza” – Know Now teleconference with Yousef Bashir and Bill Clifford

May 15, 2018 – “Cold War to Hot Peace” – Former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul – Talk to the Author Teleconference

May 2 – The Big Payback “Day of Giving Back”. A 24 hour online giving event.

April 26-29 – TN Academic WorldQuest Champions compete at the National Competition & Tour DC

Apr 24 – Global Town Hall: What’s Going on in the U.S. State Department – Ambassadors Roundtable with Amb Charles Bowers and Amb Ronald Schlicher – Belmont University

Apr 19 – Global Dialogue – “U.S. Strategic Weapons and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review” – Dr. Susan Haynes – Belmont University

Apr 18, 2018 – Pakistan’s Struggle With Terror – Madiha Afzal – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Apr 10, 2018 – International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Mar 28, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Strengthening and Deepening the US-Africa Business & Trade Relationship” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell – Belmont University

Mar 1, 2018 – “Israeli National Security” – Chuck Freilich – Talk to the Author Teleconference

Feb 28, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Iran and America’s Challenges in the Middle East” – Patrick Ryan – Belmont University

Feb 26, 2018 – Global Town Hall – “US-Iran Relations” with Ambassador Frank Wisner. Belmont University

Feb 25, 2018 – Academic WorldQuest – Championship Match – Belmont University

Feb 20, 2018 – Sudan: A Strategy for Re-engagement – Amb Mary Carlin Yates –  “Know Now” Teleconference

Feb 14, 2018 – Speaker Program – Thomas Friedman – The Bell Tower, Nashville

Feb 13, 2018 – Talk to the Author Conference Call: “The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop it” – with Dr. Jonathan Quick

Jan 31, 2018 – Global Dialogue – “Trump Foreign Policy: 2018 Geopolitical Goals” with Mark Braden – Belmont University

Jan 30, 2018 – Know Now – “Control Risks 2018” – Webinar

Jan 10, 2018 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order” – Richard Haass

Dec 14, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – “Digital World War” – Haroon Ullah – Teleconference

Dec 2, 2017 – Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University

Oct 25, 2017 – Know Now Conference Call – Dr. Richard Wife – The Future of Democracies

Oct 24, 2017 – International Career/Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Oct 24, 2017 – China Town Hall – Webcast with Dr. Susan Rice; On site: James Lambert – Belmont University

Oct 5, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Meghan O’Sullivan – “Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power”

Oct 2, 2017 – Global Town Hall – “Practical Peace Building & National Security” – US Institute of Peace – USIP President Nancy Lindborg – Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program

Sep 27, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “Political-Military Dimensions of the Korea Crisis” – LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont

Sep 5, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Richard McGregor – “Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century”

Aug 30, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “US-China Commercial Relations: The Way Forward” with John Scannapieco – Belmont University

Aug 10, 2017 – Talk to the Author (“Cover to Cover”) – Conference Call – James Kirchik – “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age”

Jul 26, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “2017 Doomsday Clock: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight with Dr. Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (via Skype) – Belmont University

Jul 18, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Lisa Palmer – “Hot Hungry Planet”

Jul 12, 2017 – “Know Now” Conference Call Series – Susan Cohen – “Implications of President Trump’s Travel Ban”

Jun 28, 2017 – Global Dialogue – “President Trump Abroad and a New U.S. Foreign Policy” – with Ambassador Ronald Schlicher and Ambassador Charles Bowers – Belmont University

Jun 20, 2017 – “Know Now” Conference Call Series – “USIP President on World Refugee Day: A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg” – Teleconference 

Jun 13, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Souad Mekhennet – “My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad”

May 25, 2017 – Talk to the Author Conference Call – Thomas Wright – “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power”

Apr 17, 2017 – Town Hall – The Middle East: Opportunities and Disasters – Amb Ronald Schlicher, LCDR Patrick Ryan – Belmont University

Apr 5, 2017 – Panel Discussion & Film Screening – U.S.-Japan Relations: Culture, Business, Security – Bonds Across Many Sectors – And the Film “Tokyo!” – Details & RSVP Link

Mar 29 – Town Hall – “Turkey’s Unraveling Democracy and Impact on US-Turkey Relations” – Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall – Details & RSVP Link

Mar 27, 2017 – International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University

Mar 23, 2017 – Know Now Teleconference – “Sharp Cuts for International Affairs Budget” – Linday Lee Black – US Global Leadership Council

Mar 21, 2017 – Know Now Teleconference – “The U.S., Japan and Asia” – James L. Schoff – Carnegie Endowment

Mar 8, 2017 – Talk to the Author Teleconference – Amani Al Khatahtbeh author of “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age”

Feb 28, 2017 – Town Hall – POTUS45 – The New Administration’s Foreign Policy and Global Challenges – Ambassador Charles Bowers & Ambassador Ronald Schlicher – Belmont University

Feb 21, 2017 – Hot Topic Teleconference – “Know More About Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions” with Anne Applebaum

Feb 15, 2017 – Business Luncheon – Update on Trade and Foreign Investment Under the New Presidential Administration – Baker Donelson Center

Feb 15, 2017 – Talk to the Author – “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age” – by David Biello – Teleconference

Feb 12, 2017 – Tennessee Academic WorldQuest Championship Match – Belmont University

Feb 7, 2017 – Hot Topics – Talk to Former Mexico President Vicente Fox – Teleconference

Jan 17, 2017 – Town Hall – Russian-American Relations: From Obama to Trump – Belmont University

Dec 15, 2016 – Public Affairs Briefing – Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration – WAC President Patrick Ryan – Nashville Amnesty International – Vanderbilt University

Dec 15, 2016 – Talk to the Author – WACA Cover to Cover with PJ Crowley, author of “Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States (Telephone conference)

Nov 26, 2016 – Hot Topics Teleconference – US-Cuba Normalization Process

Nov 16-18, 2016 – National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America

November 12 – Academic WorldQuest Practice Match – Belmont University

Nov 9 – Town Hall – The Road Ahead: America’s 45th President and U.S. Foreign Policy – Amb Charles Bowers & Amb Ronald Schlicher

Oct 18, 2016 – China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections – National Webcast featuring Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and local panel | Belmont University

October 17 – 4th Semi-Annual International Careers Panel – Moderator: Amb Charles Bowers plus a panel of specialists – Lipscomb University, Ezell Center, Room 363.

Sep 19, 2016 – 5:30-7:30pm – Town Hall – “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation” – with Amb Thomas R. Pickering, USFS (Ret) and a local speaker – Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall, Inman Health Sciences Building.

Sep 7 – 5:30p-7:30p – “America’s Diplomats” – Documentary film screening with Ambassador Charles Bowers, USFS (Ret) and Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret) – Belmont Johnson Hall Large Theater

Aug 16 – 8:00-9:30am – “Brexit and the U.S. Economy: What to Expect” – Breakfast business panel – Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Aug 9 – Talk to the Author – Talmage Boston, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents” – 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)

Jul 28 – Hot Topic Teleconference – “The Party Conventions & The Presidential Election” – featuring Dan Quayle – 4:00-4:30 pm CT

Jul 26 – “Reaching Rising Global Markets: Finding Near Term and Long Term Prospects for Growth” – Global Business Event – 8-10 am – Belmont University

Jul 21 – 1:00-1:30p – Hot Topics Call – Teleconference – “Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Violence” – Imam Muhammad Masri

Jul 13 – Talk to the Author – Jennifer M. Harris, “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft”– 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)


2016 PROGRAMS

June 14, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Anja Manuel, “This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States” – 1:00-1:30 pm CT (Teleconference)

Apr 26, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Marc Lynch, “The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)

May 18, 2016 – Talk to the Author – Steven Radelet, “The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World” – 1:00-1:30pm (Teleconference)

Apr 23, 2016 – National Championship, Academic WorldQuest, Washington, DC

Apr 12 – Town Hall & Book Signing – Thomas Lippman – What Shaped the Modern Middle East? – Lipscomb University – 5:30-7:30pm

Apr 11 – International Service Night – Jobs and Careers in the Global Arena

Apr 5 – Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman – Lipscomb University – Details Forthcoming

Mar 31 – Panel Discussion – Trans Pacific Partnership – Bass, Berry & Sims; International Business Council, Nashville Chamber; and US Commercial Service, Nashville – 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Mar 31 – WACA Spring Leadership Meeting (9a-3p) (WashDC)

Mar 30 – WACA Reception for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – 1918 Society (WashDC)

Mar 30 – Women’s Leadership Forum and Networking Luncheon (10:45a-2:00p) – Cheekwood (Collaborating partner w/Japan-America Society of Tennessee)

Mar 18 – Briefing – “Rebuilding A Syrian Nation and State After Civil War: Prospects and Challenges” – (10-11a) – Belmont University, Lila D. Bunch Library, Multimedia Hall (Collaborating partner)

Mar 15 – Talk to the Author – Clyde Prestowitz, “Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This is Important for America and the World.” (1-1:30p) (Teleconference)

Mar 15 – Town Hall – Refugee Issues in the Post-Cold War Era with Dylan Irons (6-7p) – Green Hills Public Library (Promotional partner with UNA)

Feb 27 – Teacher Workshop – “Spotlight on Turkey” – day-long professional development workshop – Belmont University, Massey Room 304.

Feb 23 – Town Hall – Japan Consul-General Kinefuchi & Dr. James Auer – U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation (Belmont, Wedgewood Academic Center Conference Room)

Feb 21 – Academic WorldQuest Tennessee Championship Match | (Belmont University)

Feb 18 – A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith | Lipscomb University

Feb 1 – Town Hall | US-Russian Relations with H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation (Belmont University)

Feb 1 – Community Program – Rotary Club of Nashville | US-Russian Relations with H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation (Wildhorse Saloon)

Jan 28 – Luncheon – Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, H.E. Anne Anderson, “A Changing Ireland in a Changing Europe” (Belmont University)

2015 PROGRAMS

Dec 8 – TNWAC/USGLC/USAID Event – “Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030” (Renaissance Nashville Hotel)

Nov 11-13 – National Conference – World Affairs Councils of America – Washington, DC

Nov 21 – Academic WorldQuest Warmup Match | Belmont University

Nov 5 – 6 p.m. – International Service Night – Jobs and Careers in the Global Arena – Amb Charles Bowers, Amb Ronald Schlicher, Melissa Eli, Beverly Lee, Andy Collier, Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus – Lipscomb University

Nov 5 – 1 p.m. – “Cover to Cover” Author Conversation – Rena Pederson “The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation” – WACA Teleconference

Oct 13 – “Cover to Cover” Author Conversation – Steven R. Weisman – “The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization”

Oct 7 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Belmont University

Oct 5 – China Town Hall – “Foreign Direct Investment” – National Web Cast and on-site speaker Mr. Jeremy Goldkorn | Belmont (Frist Lecture Hall)

Sep 30 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Frothy Monkey Downtown

Sep 29 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Green Hills Area Public Library

Sep 28 – Global Dialogue – America in the World: What Direction – Lipscomb University

Sep 14 – Town Hall – “Afghanistan in Context: Understanding Where We Are and What’s Ahead for the United States with LtGen Keith M. Huber, US Army (Retired) former Commander Joint Task Force 435, Afghanistan; Belmont University, Massey Boardroom

(as of June 22, 2016)

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