The Tennessee World Affairs Council is honored to partner with the American Council on Germany, Nashville Warburg Chapter and the World Affairs Councils of America to bring you a timely, insightful program with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Kornblum.
Europe is facing a headwind of economic, political, military and cultural challenges that may reshape the institutions and relationships that have fostered a stable and prosperous alliance, trading block and partnerships. This is a timely discussion with a distinguished American diplomat on these challenges and the impact on U.S. interests.
The Tennessee World Affairs Council
in association with the American Council on Germany, Nashville Eric M. Warburg Chapter and the World Affairs Councils of America
invites you to a
Discussion and Dinner
“Why Europe Matters”
Ambassador John C. Kornblum
Former United States Ambassador to Germany
September 4, 2019
Hillwood Country Club
6201 Hickory Valley Road
Nashville, Tn 37205
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ambassador John C. Kornblum has a long record of service in the United States and Europe both as a diplomat and as a businessman. He is recognized as an eminent expert on U.S.-European political and economic relations, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he occupied a number of high-level diplomatic posts, including U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European affairs, Special Envoy for the Dayton Peace Process, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Process), Deputy U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and U.S. minister and deputy commandant of forces in divided Berlin. From 2001 to 2009, he was chairman of Lazard Freres Germany. He currently serves as senior counsellor to the international law firm Noerr LLP and as a senior adviser to the worldwide consultancy Accenture. Mr. Kornblum has also served on a number of supervisory and advisory boards including those of Thyssen-Krupp, Technologies AG, Bayer AG, Russell Reynolds, and Motorola Europe. He is a member of the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the American Academy in Berlin, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and of numerous nonprofit organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. He received a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1964, and he has been the recipient of many awards, including a Knights Cross of the Order of Merit from Germany and an Order of Merit from Austria.
Hillwood Country Club
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
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