GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: NEWS REVIEW AND COMMENTARY ON TOP EVENTS IN WORLD AFFAIRS
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret)
Top Global Affairs News Review and Commentary
The pandemic crisis has created a “stay at home” reality for students, teleworkers and others. The “Global Engagement” video webinar will offer a week-day, weekly or bi-weekly opportunity to talk about current international events with co-hosts Ambassador Charles Bowers and TNWAC President LCDR Patrick Ryan (USN,Ret). They will run down the week’s current global events and invite your questions and comments during the live webinar. You can participate in future programs via interactive Webinars — see TNWAC.org. You can support the TNWAC global affairs awareness programs like this one through membership, donation or sponsorship. Visit TNWAC.org for details.
This week in the world:
1 – Covid-19 – What’s going on around the world? (China – US relations getting rockier)
2 – Earth Day/Climate Crisis – looming existential threat off the radar
3 – North Korea – Dear Leader get well card
4 – Immigration Ban
5 – Ramadan – start of the holy month
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Ambassador Charles Bowers (U.S. Foreign Service (Retired))
Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US Ambassador to Bolivia from 1991 through 1994. During that time, the American Embassy in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, was the largest and most complex U.S. embassy in South America. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012.
More info here.
LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) (President,Tennessee World Affairs Council)
Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007.
- Executive Producer/Co-Host: Patrick Ryan
- Co-Host: Dick Bowers
- Technical Advisor: Bill Ryan
- Voice of Global Tennessee (and the Penn Jones Conspiracy Band): Ben Olson
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