Every American has three people who represent their interests in Congress — two Senators and a Representative — on issues of war and peace, commerce and prosperity, and the functioning and aims of U.S. foreign policy and national security. There can be little of more importance to our understanding of world affairs than what our elected representatives’ roles and perspectives are in the arena of foreign relations.
Please join us for an evening with Representative Jim Cooper, whose Congressional District (TN-5) covers Nashville and much of Middle Tennessee, as we talk about U.S. foreign policy, national security and critical global issues confronting America’s leaders with Dr. Thomas Schwartz as our moderator.
The Tennessee World Affairs Council
invites you to the
International Affairs Speaker Series
“Perspectives on Global Issues”
Congressman Jim Cooper
Dr. Thomas Schwartz, PhD
Professor of History (U.S. Foreign Relations), Vanderbilt University
November 25, 2019
Frist Lecture Hall, Inman Health Sciences Building
5:30 p.m. Registration / Networking
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Program
Note: This program is a conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign and national security policy, and not an event taking on issues of American domestic politics. And we remind attendees that World Affairs Council programs are governed by utmost respect for our guest speakers and civility towards one another in the audience.
- Current paid TNWAC members: No charge
- Future TNWAC members: $10.00
- Belmont University students and faculty: No charge
Congressman Cooper is assigned to the three most significant committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Armed Services Committee which ensures the military has the resources needed to defend America. The Committee oversees a $660 billion military budget.
Congressman Cooper serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces which overseas our nation’s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs and the Department of Energy national security programs.
He also serves on the Seapower & Projection Forces Subcommittee and the Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities Subcommittee.
Congressman Cooper’s Bio
Congressman Jim Cooper was born and raised in Tennessee. He and Martha, his wife of thirty-three years, live in Nashville and have three children.
A New York Times columnist called him “the House’s conscience, a lonely voice for civility in this ugly era” and a “tart-tongued moderate” who “seeks bipartisanship on fiscal matters and other issues in a polarized political climate.” USA Today named him one of the “Brave 38” of a “tiny band of heroes” in Congress for his work on a bipartisan budget plan.
In Congress, he’s known for his work on the federal budget, health care and government reform.
Committee Assignments [Here]
Caucuses and Memberships [Here]
ABOUT Professor Thomas Schwartz
Professor of History; Professor of Political Science; Professor of European Studies; Vanderbilt University. Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in Modern European history and the history of international relations. Professor Schwartz has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Historical Society, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of European Integration. He has served as President of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. He served on the United States Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee as the representative of the Organization of American Historians from 2005-2008. [more]
Plenty of visitor parking is available in the Inman Garage (see map) near the corner of Wedgewood and 15th South. Use the Inman elevator (not McWhorter elevator) and go to the 4th floor to get to the Frist Lecture Hall.
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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