Event Reminder | Tuesday Night – The Changing Middle East – Belmont 6pm

The “Arab Spring” and the challenge it presents to American foreign policy and interests across North Africa and the Near East has raised new and complicated questions jumping out of the headlines. There could be no timelier topic for us to discuss than the tension between America and the Arab and Islamic worlds. We seek to understand these developments and how they impact U.S. interests in these important regions. JOIN US ON TUESDAY EVENING at 6:00pm at Belmont University for our event with Dr. Richard Bulliet of Columbia University as he talks about “Understanding Muslim Societies: Political Authority in the Middle East.”

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TN WAC Launches 2013 Academic WorldQuest for High School Students

This year marks the 3rd Tennessee Academic WorldQuest competition and the 11th Annual competition among the network of World Affairs Councils of America. The Tennessee State Championship match is set for February 23, 2013 at Belmont University in Nashville. The winning team from Tennessee will travel to Washington for the National Championship match at Georgetown University on April 27, 2013, as well as tours and visits to international affairs organizations in the nation’s capital.

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Event: International Business and the Nashville Economy

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to be among the organizations co-sponsoring a symposium examining international trade and investment in Nashville. The event is Belmont University’s 3rd Annual Center for International Business (CIB) Symposium and is set for this Thursday, March 29, 2012.

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Event: Feb 28 Seminar to Explore the Role of Congress in Making Foreign Policy

The Constitution provides power to both the President and the Congress in making United States foreign policy but it is not always clear who has the decisive voice and how the process works. The role Congress plays will be examined in a seminar featuring Dr. George Ingram, Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and long time House Foreign Affairs Committee senior staffer. The seminar will be hosted at Belmont University on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10 a.m.

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A Note from the President – November 2011

“..The expanded interest in our programs has given the Council a statewide calling that carried with it the need to expand the membership base and the corporate sponsorship base. With those requirements in mind, the Council was extremely fortunate in forging a partnership with the Center for International Business at Belmont University in Nashville. From this new location the Tennessee World Affairs Council is relaunching itself with a refreshed vision of its mission: to provide, on a non-partisan basis, programs and resources to our community, especially our next generation of leaders, that help them understand the world in the broadest sense – history, culture, politics, foreign affairs, regional studies, business, and the challenges America faces as it navigates the global landscape..”

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Event – The Future of American Diplomacy – A Conversation at Belmont (Nov 9)

How ready is the United States to deal with its many global challenges through the exercise of diplomacy? That’s the question being posed at a town hall meeting on America’s “Foreign Affairs for the Future,” featuring U.S. Ambassador George Staples. The program, hosted by Belmont University and the Tennessee World Affairs Council, is set for 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Inman Building on campus.

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Students Confer with Foggy Bottom

Students from Belmont University had an opportunity to discuss the prospects for ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller in a conference call on October 6, 2010. The opportunity was part of a State Department public outreach program aimed at sharing the Obama Administration’s vision for decreasing the threat of nuclear weapons in the world.

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