TNWAC News | February 19-25, 2017

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  • Know Now Conference Call | The U.S., Ukraine And Russia’s Western Ambitions | Anne Applebaum | Feb 21 At 1pm
  • Program | President Trump And The World – The First 30 Days | Feb 28
  • Program | Ambassador Series | Republic Of Korea Amb Ahn Ho-Young | Mar 20
  • Program | International Careers-Jobs Panel | Mar 27
  • Program | The Middle East: Opportunities And Disasters | Col David Desroches | Apr 17
  • Just For Fun | Worldquest-Yazoo Global Trivia Championship Cup | Apr 23 | Register Now
  • What’s The Deal With The Iranian Nuclear Deal? ICYMI | Amb Thomas Pickering | Video
  • Global Trade And Investment In A New Administration | Business Luncheon | ICYMI | Video
  • Event | Celebrate Peace Corps Week With Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers | Mar 2
  • Event | The Iran Nuclear Deal – Council On Foreign Relations | Livestream | Feb 23
  • Event | Power Profile: Recep Tayyip Erdogan – President Of Turkey | Council On Foreign Relations | Livestream | Feb 21
  • Resources | Fareed’s Global Briefing | Email Newsletter
  • Two Easy, Free, Painless Ways To Support Your World Affairs Council
  • High School Students | The Tennessee Global Scholars Certificate Program
  • “What In The World?” Weekly Quiz
  • A Network With Benefits – Travel The World
  • On the Map – Your World Affairs Council Presents

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TNWAC WEEKLY NEWS

To Know the World.  That’s the purpose of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.  We are one of 95 similarly organized nonpartisan councils around the country — all independent — that form the largest grassroots global awareness affairs effort in the world. We share the same goals of delivering public and school programs that help people, especially students, develop a better understanding of the important international issues that affect their lives and futures.  We welcome you as a member and as a contributor to our work.


If you like what your World Affairs Council is doing for your community it’s time to join and donate to keep it going.


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KNOW NOW CONFERENCE CALL | THE U.S., UKRAINE AND RUSSIA’S WESTERN AMBITIONS | ANNE APPLEBAUM | FEB 21 AT 1PM

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present the KNOW NOW conference call series. These calls will feature global thought leaders hosted by WACA as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils, using our national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our network.  On Tuesday, February 21 join other World Affairs Councils members on the phone with distinguished journalist and author Anne Applebaum to talk about the major challenge to U.S. foreign policy that is the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine.  [Details]


PROGRAM | PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WORLD – THE FIRST 30 DAYS | FEB 28

white_house_dcIf you are like us it is increasingly difficult to keep up with and assess the important developments in America’s relationship with the world since inauguration day.  This global affairs town hall will help you put all in perspective with insights from two skilled career diplomats. You may recall that one day after America chose Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States your World Affairs Council hosted a conversation on the global challenges ahead for the next occupant of the White House. One month after President Trump takes office Ambassadors Bowers and Schlicher will return to share their expertise on diplomacy and foreign policy to help you navigate developments in the direction POTUS45 will take the country in the world and the challenges he faces. Join distinguished diplomats Ambassador Charles Bowers and Ambassador Ron Schlicher, and career Navy Intelligence Officer Patrick Ryan for a conversation about the world as it is view by America’s next President and the challenges it poses. [Details] [Global Scholar Credit]


PROGRAM | AMBASSADOR SERIES | REPUBLIC OF KOREA AMB AHN HO-YOUNG | MAR 20

Your World Affairs Council is pleased to announce that Republic of Korea (ROK) Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-Young will visit Nashville for programs and meetings on March 20-21. The Council will host Ambassador Ahn at a town hall public affairs presentation on the evening of March 20 at Belmont University and is coordinating other segments of the visit. Please register today because you will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the principal diplomatic representative of one of America’s most important economic, political and military partners. [Details] [Global Scholar Credit]


PROGRAM | INTERNATIONAL CAREERS-JOBS PANEL | MAR 27

Do you wonder what jobs and careers there are in international affairs. There’s more than you think.  Twice a year the World Affairs Council assembles diplomats, business people, NGO officials, returned Peace Corps volunteers and more to talk about their experiences and insights and to answer your questions at this very popular panel.  Join us on March 27th to explore the careers and jobs that are open to you to get out into the world.  More information on the World Affairs Council web site. Hosted by Lipscomb University and the World Affairs Council.  March 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. We encourage students from all schools and colleges to attend to learn more about the opportunities to work in a variety of occupations in global affairs, including diplomacy, business, military and international service. [Details]


PROGRAM | THE MIDDLE EAST: OPPORTUNITIES AND DISASTERS | COL DAVID DESROCHES | APR 17

Among the critical challenges to President Trump and the new Administration are the collection of civil wars, failed states, proxy battles, unstable regimes, historic rivalries, advanced weapons races and dangers to people and human development across the Middle East. Join the World Affairs Council for a town hall on April 17th at Belmont University featuring distinguished visiting speaker David DesRoches, Professor at the Defense Department’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington. DesRoches will share his invaluable insights and perspectives on Middle East affairs developed as a scholar and earned during a military career to present an understandable picture of an almost indecipherably complex geo-strategic challenge. [Details] [Global Scholar Credit]


JUST FOR FUN | WORLDQUEST-YAZOO GLOBAL TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP CUP | APR 23 | REGISTER NOW

Young Professionals Teams, Business and Association Teams, Friends Teams, Any Group’s Teams.  Who says high school students should have all the fun of a WorldQuest match to themselves? Get three coworkers (and ask the boss to sponsor the team), friends or family together for a team to compete at the inaugural WorldQuest match at the Yazoo taproom for businesses, associations and other groups on April 23. There are only ten team slots open so register or put down a team deposit today for this fun Sunday afternoon competition. It’s a fundraiser to support the World Affairs Council education outreach programs like the High School Academic WorldQuest program (details above).  So, sign up today for a fun way to support a terrific cause.  [Details] [SIGN UP YOUR TEAM NOW]


WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL? ICYMI | AMB THOMAS PICKERING | VIDEO

So what is “the deal?” How did it come about? What does it mean for American interests? Will it keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon? If so, for how long? What does it mean for our relationship with regional and global allies? To answer these questions the World Affairs Council invited Ambassador Thomas Pickering to Nashville for programs in the community including a global affairs town hall meeting at Belmont University on September 19, 2016. In case you missed this invaluable deep dive into the Iran deal and American diplomacy we are sharing the video recording of the Amb. Pickering town hall here.  We believe it is the best 80 minutes you can invest in improving your global literacy today. [Details]


GLOBAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN A NEW ADMINISTRATION | BUSINESS LUNCHEON | ICYMI | VIDEO

The Nashville Chamber’s International Business Council and Baker Donelson organized panel discussion of global trade under the Trump Administration featuring diplomats from America’s leading trade partners. The February 15th panel held in Nashville included: Consul General of Canada, Louise Blais; Consul General of Mexico, Javier Diaz de Leon; Consul General of Japan, Masami Kinefuchi; Consul General of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford; and Doreen M. Edelman and John Scannapieco of Baker Donelson. Following the lengthy conversations and questions the World Affairs Council President Patrick Ryan interviewed several of the panelists to be able to share their perspectives with you. The links to videos of these conversations are here. [Details]


EVENT | CELEBRATE PEACE CORPS WEEK WITH TENNESSEE RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS | MAR 2

Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.  Join TNRPCV at East Nashville Beer Works to celebrate Peace Corps Week. 20% of proceeds from all food and drink purchases go to TNRPCV. March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m.; East Nashville Beer Works, 320 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207. [Peace Corps Week][TNRPCV]


EVENT | THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL – COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS | LIVESTREAM | FEB 23

A distinguished panel will evaluate the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, the issues that have arisen in the past year, and what the new administration should consider for the future of the deal. Robert J. Einhorn, Gary Samore, Ray Takeyh with Deborah S. Amos. For further reading, please see the National Review article, “Scrap the Iran Nuclear Deal,” by Ray Takeyh and the Foreign Affairs article, “Trump’s Iran Deal Options,” by Ali Vaez.  [Watch][More from CFR Live]


EVENT | POWER PROFILE: RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN – PRESIDENT OF TURKEY | COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS | LIVESTREAM | FEB 21

Experts discuss the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Power Profile series analyzes the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of a selected leader. Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Omer Taspinar, Ross Wilson and Leila Fadel. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CT. [Watch] [More from CFR Live]


RESOURCES | FAREED’S GLOBAL BRIEFING | EMAIL NEWSLETTER

We signed up for this insightful daily international affairs newsletter as soon as it was announced on Sunday. It’s free and advertises to provide: Insights, analysis and must reads from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and the Global Public Square team, compiled by Global Briefing editor Jason Miks.  [Sign Up]


TWO EASY, FREE, PAINLESS WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

YES, YOU’RE A STAKEHOLDER AND YOUR SUPPORT TO GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS PROGRAMS COUNTS. We won’t ask you to buy cookies or wrapping paper but please take a few minutes to see how you can help.

amazon-banner-1The World Affairs Council is a nonprofit educational charity that depends on the support of its members and the community to carry out its work of educating and inspiring people to know the world. We ask you to become a member and to add the Council to your regular charity giving plans. You can also support the World Affairs Council by naming it as your charity of choice in connection with supermarket purchases using your Kroger Rewards Program card. There’s also an opportunity to contribute when you shop on Amazon.com. You  simply link there from the TNWAC.org web site. The World Affairs Council is an Amazon Associate and earns a fee when you click on the banner on TNWAC.org pages.  [Kroger Rewards Card Registration]  [Amazon Associate Info]  Thank you!

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Did you know if you click on the Amazon link on the TNWAC.org web site when you go shopping at Amazon your World Affairs Council earns a percentage of the sale — no added expense to you. [Details]


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS | THE TENNESSEE GLOBAL SCHOLARS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

We welcome the most recent student who signed up for the 2017 Global Scholars Certificate Program: Grace McKennon

[Global Scholars Certificate Program students:  We hope to see you at the town hall with Ambassador Charles Bowers and Ambassador Ronald Schlicher on February 28th (see above).  TNWAC Town Hall meetings are worth 15 points toward the certificate. Don’t forget to sign up for TNWAC emails (sign up on our home page) so you will receive the weekly quiz. Each quiz is worth three points.]

global-scholars-certificate1Each year students in the Tennessee World Affairs Council area are invited to participate in the Global Studies Certificate Program. The program is designed for students to accumulate points by participating in global affairs activities toward becoming Tennessee Global Scholars. A minimum of 100 points are required to qualify for the certificate which is presented at a World Affairs Council program toward the end of the school year or provided to the host school for presentation. Students need not appear at a WAC program to qualify to have a certificate issued. The program is designed for students in any setting to complete enough elements to qualify.  [Details, Register, Worksheet]


Did you know you can keep up with current international affairs news by following @TNWAC #TNWACquiz


“WHAT IN THE WORLD?” WEEKLY QUIZ

The World Affairs Council created the “What in the World?” Weekly Quiz to inspire interest in current affairs for our members and guests, and especially for students. Every Monday morning the quiz is posted on the Web site, on Facebook and distributed by email (to the “Quiz” sublist). At the end of the month a prize is given to one of the winners of the quizzes for the month. The quiz also serves as a resource for students and teacher-coaches participating in Academic WorldQuest and other educational endeavors. It provides a tool to keep students engaged in global affairs awareness and serves as a guide and source for the AWQ competition current event topic area. The questions on the quiz are drawn from the news reports shared on the @TNWAC Twitter feed marked by #TNWACquiz. Details [Global Scholar Credit]


A NETWORK WITH BENEFITS – TRAVEL THE WORLD

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Our sister World Affairs Council in Philadelphia has been organizing international travel for over 35 years. In addition to outstanding sightseeing, many trips include lecturers drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia. Many trips have a strong substantive element with behind-the-scenes meetings and briefings, and we offer “meet the people” opportunities for our citizen diplomats.  All cruises are aboard small ships with 70 to 220 guests and we share these programs with other educational institutions. Many land programs are small-group Council exclusives. Here’s what’s coming up.
  • March 26 – April 3 – Cultural Cuba land tour with Megan Torrey
  • April 15 – 23 – WWI History Cruise: Holland and Belgium
  • April 21 – May 4 – Inside Iran with Jim Falk
  • April 24 – 29 – Inside Washington, DC
  • April 22 – 30 – Barcelona- A Cultural Exploration with Denise Bala
  • April 25 – May 10 – Vietnam & Cambodia with Craig Snyder
  • April 30 – May 9 – European Coastal Civilizations: A Voyage from Lisbon to London with Dr. Pamela Zeiser
    Contact www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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ON THE MAP – YOUR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL PRESENTS

  • Feb 28, 2017 – Foreign Policy in the New Administration – The First 30 Days” – Amb Charles Bowers, Amb Ronald Schlicher and LCDR Patrick Ryan [Details]
  • Mar 20, 2017 – Town Hall – H.E. Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States – Belmont University [Details]
  • Mar 27, 2017 – International Careers and Jobs Panel – Lipscomb University [Details]
  • Apr 17, 2017 – Town Hall – The Middle East: Opportunities and Disasters – Col David DesRoches – Belmont University [Details]
  • Apr 23, 2017 – Adult WorldQuest – TNWAC/Yazoo Championship Match/Fundraiser @ Yazoo Taproom [Details]

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: www.TNWAC.org  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

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