Program | America’s Global Affairs and Tennessee | Nashville Luncheon | Dec 8

Speaker Update

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in Partnership with

The U.S. Global Leadership Council and

The U.S. Agency for International Development

invite you to a 


December 8, 2015
Renaissance Nashville Hotel



Featured Speaker
Ricardo Michel
Director, Center for Transformation Partnership
U.S. Agency for International Development

Please join us for a networking luncheon with Ricardo Michel, Director, Center for Transformation Partnership at USAID on the importance of America’s global affairs programs to Tennessee.

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December 8, 2015 – Discussion begins at 12:00 p.m.
Renaissance Nashville Hotel – 611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Ricardo Michel is the director of the Center for Transformational Partnerships in the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID, responsible for the overall strategic direction to best use local and global public-private partnerships for accelerated sustainable development. Previously, Michel served as acting director for the Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, where he oversaw the agency’s efforts to find innovative solutions, including mobile technology and public- private partnerships, to address development challenges. Michel also served as the senior adviser for economic growth and trade in the Agency’s Bureau for Africa. Before joining USAID in November 2010, Michel served at the Export- Import Bank of the United States as senior project officer in the Project and Structured Finance Division and as international business development officer for Africa. He also worked as an independent consultant for both domestic and international clients, including a newly established private equity fund in Botswana and the African Development Foundation.

RSVP REQUIRED – Email for registration and questions. (Include your phone number).

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In Partnership With

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Information on the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition:

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

In today’s interconnected world, America must use all of the instruments of national security and foreign policy at its disposal. America’s smart power tools of diplomacy and development are underfunded and undermanned, which is why the USGLC supports a strong and effective International Affairs Budget for:

  • Protecting National Security by fighting terrorism, stabilizing weak and fragile states, combating weapons proliferation and promoting global stability;
  • Building Economic Prosperity by developing international markets, driving economic development, building micro-enterprises and expanding exports;
  • Strengthening Humanitarian Values by saving lives, alleviating global poverty, fighting HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as hunger, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening democratic institutions.




The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at:  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

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