Programs This Week | Sep 1 Edition

Join us this week for insightful programs hosted by your World Affairs and from the network of 90+ Councils around the country that are our sister organizations, working to inform our communities about global issues and challenges.
Please join us Tuesday evening for Global Nashville with Karl Dean, Wednesday afternoon for our weekly Global News Review and on Wednesday and Thursday evening for a special program, COVID-19 Global Town Hall.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 7pm CT

Join former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in his conversation with
Election 2020 panel chairs and TNWAC Board Members

The Election 2020 season is upon us and the Tennessee World Affairs Council is addressing the top issues in global affairs. A far ranging series of panels with top national security officials and experts, diplomats, scholars, military officers and more provide the important information needed to be informed voters.

This episode of GNKD presents conversations with project chairpersons and other TNWAC Board Members to preview these discussions as well as the COVID-19 Global Town Hall, the International Careers Panel and other TNWAC programs.

Joining former Mayor Dean will be TNWAC Board Chair Jim Shepherd, President Patrick Ryan, Board Members John Scannapieco and Samar Ali and Professor Thomas Schwartz.

Global News Review 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 1pm CT

Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments.

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they’ll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence.

COVID-19 Complexities: Global Town Hall

Sep 2 and 3, 2020 @ 6:00-7:00 pm CT

Examining Critical Issues in the Global Pandemic

COVID-19 has touched every part of the world but its effects and the reaction of different countries has been uneven. In an interconnected world we need to understand the pandemic’s impact beyond our borders. Importantly, the progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic treatments is a global pursuit. There are, as well, already no shortage of changes made and those to come in reaction to the global catastrophe – in our communities, technology, health and science, government performance, elections, the global economy and our lifestyles. A group of World Affairs Councils – nationwide, independent, nonpartisan educational organizations – is joining together with an international network of journalists and specialists to organize conversations over the course of two evenings in early September. The goal is to help Americans understand the impact of the pandemic in an interactive program open to all.

Weekly Listing of Digital Programs
Presented by the network of World Affairs Councils of America
You Are Invited

Tuesday 9/1
Wednesday 9/2
  • Colorado Springs World Affairs Council hosts David Firestein, Inaugural President and CEO of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, for “The Complexity of U.S.-China Relations.”
  • World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University, for “A More or Less Perfect Union: Liberty and the U.S. Constitution.”
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts The Hon. William Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Tom Collina, Policy Director at the Ploughshares Fund, for “The New Nuclear Arms Race.”
  • World Affairs Council hosts Dr. Eric Brenner, Medical Epidemiologist at the University of South Carolina, for “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Separating Fact from Fiction and Certainty from Uncertainty.”
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Brett Lacy, Associate Director of the Democracy Program at The Carter Center, for “Protecting Elections at Home and Abroad.”
  • Montana World Affairs Council hosts Rafael Chacon, Bruce and Suzanne Crocker Director of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, for “Connect Montana.”
  • Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts a panel of experts for “Global News Review.”
  • Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, International Relations Council (Kansas City), Tennessee World Affairs Council, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, and WorldDenver host a panel of experts for “COVID-19: Impact in the Developing World.”
Thursday 9/3
Friday 9/4



THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.