TNWAC Programs This Week | Sep 28 Edition

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Join us this week for insightful programs hosted by your World Affairs to inform our community about global issues and challenges.
Don’t miss Thursday’s Election 2020 panel on the Middle East.


TUESDAY / REGISTER NOW

Global Nashville with Karl Dean

Sep 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm CT

Karl Dean, former Nashville Mayor talks with community leaders about the things that make Nashville a global city.

Join Mayor Dean for a conversation with David Plazas, Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Tennessee and The Tennessean, as they talk about community issues in the headlines.

David Plazas

David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Tennessee and The Tennessean where he serves an editorial writer, opinion columnist, op-ed editor and an editorial board member. He has written award-winning columns on affordable housing, government accountability and civic engagement. He leads the acclaimed Civility Tennessee campaign.



SPONSOR ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS!

We invite businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor these programs. It is through your support that we are able to bring quality global affairs programs to the community.

You can enroll for sponsorship on the registration page. For information about sponsoring other programs and series of events contact Patrick Ryan, TNWAC President @ 931-261-2353, pat@tnwac.org

Sponsorship at the $250.00 level accords you with recognition in program materials — web site, newsletters and social media — and with acknowledgement at the program start, as well as admission to the program. Thank you for your support.



WEDNESDAY / REGISTER NOW

Global News Review

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 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.



THURSDAY / REGISTER NOW

U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges: The Middle East

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm CT

  • Patrick W. Ryan, President, TNWAC; LCDR, USN (Ret); Panel Chair
  • Rami Khouri, distinguished international journalist; Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut; Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University​
  • Dr. Paul Pillar, Non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Studies of Georgetown University; career official in the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Middle East & Africa, United States Institute of Peace



ICYMI – LAST WEEK’S PROGRAMS IN OUR ARCHIVES AND

THE ELECTION 2020 PROGRAM SERIES

Visit: YouTube.com/TNWAC and SoundCloud.com/TNWAC for videos and Podcasts

Global Issues: Climate, Globalization and Trade

September 24, 2020

Panel Chair: Dr. Jeff Overby

  • Mr. Gary Garfield, former CEO Bridgestone Americas – Climate
  • Dr. Richard Wike, PhD, Director Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center – Globalization
  • Professor Erica Owen, PhD., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh



“Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at a Crossroad”

with author David Rundell

September 22, 2020



In Association with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

Foreign Policy Challenges: Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia

Sep 17, 2020 @ 5:30-7:00 pm CT

Panel Chair: Dr. Breck Walker, PhD

  • DAS Annie Pforzheimer [Afghanistan] U.S. Foreign Service (Ret) Rank of Minister Counselor, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan; former Deputy Chief of Mission, Kabul, Afghanistan (Confirmed)
  • Ambassador Christopher Hill [North Korea] U.S. Foreign Service (Ret); Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement; former Asst Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former Ambassador to four countries including South Korea (Confirmed)
  • Svetlana Savranskaya, PhD., [Russia] Senior Analyst, National Security Archive (Confirmed)



China: Confrontation or Conflict or Cooperation

Sep 10, 2020 @ 5:30-7:00 pm CT

• Panel Chair: Dr. Susan Haynes, PhD
• Dr. Yang Zhong, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Confirmed)
• Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor in Chief, SupChina.com (Confirmed)
• John Scannapieco, Chair Global Business Team, Baker Donelson, Nashville (Confirmed)
• Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project; Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington (Confirmed)



THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

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.