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 here.
Global Nashville with Karl Dean will be live on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm alternating with our Global Dialogue: International Affairs Speakers program.
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Global Nashville with Karl Dean
World Affairs Council Update | Covid-19 in Nashville and Beyond Roundtable
Karl Dean, Former Nashville Mayor
Amb Charles Bowers, USFS(Ret)
Jim Shepherd, Chairman, TNWAC Board
John Scannapieco, Chair Baker Donelson Global Business Team
LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret)
Karl Dean | Welcome to the new Global Nashville.
Today, we’re going to tell you about the World Affairs Council, about the programs we’re building to keep you connected to global issues, and we’ll have a discussion of the events that are shaping developments in Nashville and the elements that will make up the “new normal.”
With me today are several members of the World Affairs Council board in addition to President Pat Ryan, a former Navy intelligence officer. Here today are Jim Shepherd, Chairman of the Council board and former president of a company with international reach; Ambassador Dick Bowers, a career diplomat and former US Ambassador to Bolivia; and John Scannapieco, an attorney at Baker Donelson and chair of the firm’s global business team. John is an expert on international commercial relationships, especially with the Far East.
00:00 Introduction / welcome
01:35 Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean provides an overview
02:39 Jim Shepherd, TNWAC Chair, on the role, mission and programs of the World Affairs Council
09:05 Ambassador Charles Bowers talks about TNWAC’s pivot from in-person programs to Webinars for speakers programs and global affairs awareness programs.
12:45 John Scannapieco, Baker Donelson Global Business Team Chair and Community Resource Center board member, talks about Nashville’s tornado relief and pandemic response. CRCNashville.org
17:04 John Scannapieco, what should we know about what’s happening in America’s relationships with East Asia?
18:30 Significant issues in China. Supply chain impact. Freight capacity reductions.
20:14 Countries cutting off export of medical supplies. Lack of multilateralism affecting ability to fight the pandemic.
21:15 Do we have the global institutions needed to fight the pandemic? What do we need to build? Dean.
22:29 Building higher walls is not a solution. Ryan
23:30 Most existential crisis faced since WWII. U.S. became a global leader in response. Current paucity of leadership. World becoming more fractured and fragmented. Amb Bowers not optimistic about global outlook.
25:30 Are we seeing a reordering of the global institutions? Shepherd
26:02 Wrong thing when we’re competing with our allies for scarce resources instead of mobilizing America’s industrial might. Bowers
26:50 We’re in for a long troubled time. Strongmen. Food shortages. Bowers.
27:20 We’ll be seeing changes in global commerce, supply chains, global stocks. Change in who people look to for leadership. Unless things change it’s not going to be the United States. Scannapieco.
28:32 Possibly the final piece in nations deciding who to follow.
29:09 Signs of higher inclination to pull up the drawbridge in the international scene. Rough road ahead for globalization and America’s place in the world. Ryan
30:21 American leadership, at federal level, needed for internal purposes too. Bowers
31:02 Can’t imagine this retreat from leadership is what most Americans want. “Lord of the Flies” scenario. We used to see marshaling of effort. Scannapieco
32:57 Summing up. Implications are enormous. Need better international system.
Issues will be discussed constantly. World Affairs Council has strong role to play. Dean
34:17 Last points? People need to be knowledgeable about these issues.
35:06 World Affairs Council programs ahead. “Zoom world.” Global Nashville with Karl Dean, Global Dialogue, Global Engagement. Bowers
36:29 Reach out to friends and family to participate in the conversations. Shepherd
37:01 Be optimistic, take care of yourself. Dean
- Executive Producer: Hon. Karl Dean
- Co-Host/Senior Producer: Patrick Ryan
- Technical Advisor: Bill Ryan
- Voice of Global Tennessee (and the Penn Jones Conspiracy Band): Ben Olson
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