2022 World Affairs Council of the Year
Network of Independent World Affairs Councils of America


Ambassador Charles Ray | Town Hall | American Diplomacy | Jan 23

Join us as we welcome Ambassador Charles Ray, US Foreign Service (Retired), former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe at our Global Town Hall at Belmont University as we discuss global issues and the American Academy of Diplomacy's "Blueprint for a More Modern Diplomatic Service. Contact TNWAC to sponsor.

Webinar | Election Year: Foreign Policy and American Domestic Politics

Join us at our Webinar for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Thomas Alan Schwartz. In this webinar, we will discuss the potential impact of America’s election-year politics on the important issues of foreign policy, including the Middle East, Ukraine, and China. 

Global Nashville with Karl Dean | March 1, 2024


Join us for an insightful conversation featuring Sarah Fisher Gardial, Ph.D., Dean of the Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University and Hon. Karl Dean, former Mayor of Nashville. This event promises enriching discussions on leadership and community engagement. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation.

Webinar | International Careers Panel | April 3, 2024

Do you wonder what jobs and careers there are in international affairs? There’s more than you think. Every Fall and Spring the World Affairs Council assembles diplomats, business people, NGO officials, returned Peace Corps volunteers and more to talk about their experiences and insights and to answer your questions at this very popular panel.

CHINA Town Hall with National Committee on U.S. – China Relations

and   Invite you to attend  2024 CHINA Town Hall  CHINA Town Hall (CTH), a two-part program that provides a snapshot of the current U.S.-China relationship and examines how that relationship reverberates at the local level – in our towns, states, and nation, connects Americans around the country with U.S. policymakers and thought leaders on China. Since CTH began […]

Frank Langfitt | Town Hall | Eyewitness to History: Lessons from Two Decades Covering the World | April 11

Belmont University - Massey College of Business 4 th floor - Barbara Massey Rogers Center Board Room 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, United States

NPR’s Frank Langfitt has reported from more than 50 countries and territories since the late 1990s. In a video and audio presentation, Frank recounts the history he’s witnessed through the people he’s met and how that history has shaped today’s challenging geo-political landscape. Frank will explain what he learned driving a free taxi in Shanghai and tracking elephants in South Sudan. He’ll also discuss reporting in Ukraine during Russia’s 2022 invasion and covering the Israel/Gaza war.

Webinar | China engagements in Africa and Latin America and the implications for US strategic relations and interests | April 17, 2024

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is proud to present China Engagements in Africa and Latin America and the Implications for US Strategic Relations and Interests via Zoom Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. CT This discussion will focus on Chinese engagements in Africa and Latin America, and the implications for US strategic relations and […]

Ukraine: How it Can Win, and Why it Matters to the United States – Global Town Hall with Daniel Bischof| May 06

Belmont University - Massey College of Business 4 th floor - Barbara Massey Rogers Center Board Room 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, United States

Dan Bishof, the Department of State’s Director for Eastern Europe, will join the Tennessee World Affairs Council to share insights and exchange views on what factors have influenced U.S. decision-making over the evolution of the war, which has seen Ukraine fight back from the near-loss of Kyiv to recapture significant amounts of its own territory and inflict significant blows on Russia in the Black Sea. Mr. Bishof will discuss the mechanisms the U.S. government has established for tracking and providing oversight of U.S. assistance to Ukraine, and how that assistance impacts the security of not only Ukraine, but also that of Europe and the United States.

Webinar | Gaza and its Regional Reverberations: A Crucible for the Emerging Order in the Middle East? | May 21, 2024


The Middle East is at a hinge moment. The old order is collapsing, and a new one has yet to emerge. While the region’s tectonic shifts predate Hamas’s terror attack on Oct. 7, the ensuing conflict in Gaza and its reverberations across the region are the crucible in which the new contours of the Middle East will take shape. USIP's Mona Yacoubian will provide insights on the regional flashpoints that have erupted in the wake of the Gaza conflict as well as the broader implications for a region in a state of enormous flux.

Global Eats – UZBEKISTAN An Evening at OSH Restaurant and Grill | May 22, 2024

OSH Restaurant and Grill 216 Thompson Lane, Nashville, United States

The Tennessee World Affairs Council presents: Global Eats: UZBEKISTAN An Evening at OSH Restaurant and Grill  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:00 p.m. CT 216 Thompson Lane, Nashville     With Mark Reese: Founding Director for the Center for Regional Studies at the United States Naval Academy, Mark established programs centered around Islamic studies and curricula […]