Greetings World Affairs Council Members and Friends:
The World Affairs Council is well into our pivot from in-person programs to our digital offerings of Webinars and Podcasts. I hope you have been able to join us for the live, interactive Webinars or to have viewed them in our Youtube.com/tnwac channel or to listen on our “Global Tennessee” Podcast series.
This week we’re looking forward to former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s conversation with Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. They both have insights and perspectives on what’s going on in Nashville and at this critical time it’s important to hear from community and business leaders. That’s Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Details below.
As the first part of “two on Tuesday” at 2:00 pm we’ll present our weekly news review Webinar. Ambassador Dick Bowers and I will go through the top five items in the news and offer our commentary and assessments. Registration info below.
Lastly, I invite you to include the World Affairs Council among your charitable causes especially at this time when nonprofits are struggling to remain viable and understanding the world is more important now than it’s been in a very long time. Whether it’s simple and cost free to you — like the Kroger reward program or the Amazon referral program (link on home page) or a monthly donation of ten bucks, it makes it possible to bring these new global affairs awareness programs to you.
So thank you and see you at the Webinars. Have a great week!
p.s. Let us know how we’re doing.
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THIS WEEK’S PROGRAMS – DON’T MISS
Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan – 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Registration
Global Engagement is our interactive Webinar review of the top items in global news. Join Dick Bowers, career diplomat, and Pat Ryan, career military intelligence officer, as they highlight the important news items and offer background, context and commentary.
Webinar | “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” with Sean Henry, President & CEO Nashville Predators – 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Registration
Join us a conversation about Nashville — the view from city business leaders as Nashville copes with the pandemic-induced new normal and what will conditions look like on the “other side” of the Covid-19 crisis. Former Mayor Dean and Mr. Henry will share their insights and perspectives on the health and well being of the city and what’s next. Talk about “Smashville” might even come up.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAMS – REGISTER NOW
Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan – 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | Registration
Webinar | “Global Dialogue International Speakers Series” | U.S.-China Relations in the Pandemic Era | with John Scannapieco and Jeremy Goldkorn and host Patrick Ryan | 7:00 pm CT Tuesday, May 5 | Registration
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAMS – ICYMI *
Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan – 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Link Here | Topics: Covid-19, Earth Day, North Korea, Immigration Ban, Ramadan (44:42)
Webinar | “Global Dialogue: International Speaker Series” with Professor David Des Roches – “Middle East 2020” | Link Here | Briefings on Oil and Authoritarianism: Impact in the Middle East, Iraq Turmoil, Saudi-Iran Confrontation, US-Saudi Relations (1:07:33)
EDUCATION OUTREACH – ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST
This weekend past was to be the annual trip of TNWAC’s Academic WorldQuest Championship team to Washington to represent us at the National match. Regrettably the pandemic has made that impossible and a local, virtual match was also deemed impracticable. So, the 2020 Champs from the Gwinnett School of Math Science and Technology will remain undefeated. WorldQuest is a flagship program of TNWAC’s education outreach and for many of our 90+ sister councils. Part of the Council’s hosting teams to the national match is a program of visits to meetings and briefings at international affairs organizations such as foreign embassies, think tanks, Capitol Hill, foreign policy institutions and more. We regret we will not be hosting the GSMST students this year. But we can’t miss this opportunity to again congratulate the champs: Faith McHan, Helen Belete, Alexander Gibson and Chirayu Salgarkar, and their teacher/coach Ms. Tara Finco. Well done!
“PUTTING THE WORLD BACK TOGETHER” SUMMIT WEEK
TNWAC is not alone among World Affairs Councils that have pivoted to Webinars and other “distanced” presentations. To capitalize on the reach of digital solutions and the convening power of the World Affairs Councils network we will be joining a week-long “ideas summit” called “Putting the World Back Together” next week, May 4-8, 2020. Virtual programming will be dedicated to discussing the personal and professional, economic and foreign policy, and local and global impacts of COVID-19. The summit will include webinars, discussion groups, happy hours, and more virtual programming hosted by Councils across the U.S. Each day will be anchored by a keynote webinar event, and the lineup will range from a variety of different topics, formats, and formality. We invite you to participate in the week-long summit and we’ll have schedule and registration details later this week.
“KNOW NOW” & “COVER TO COVER” TELECONFERENCES
The twice a month presentation via teleconference you’ve enjoyed for years continues to bring the world to you. The “Know Now” and “Cover to Cover” dial-in programs give you access to international affairs specialists and authors from the convenience of your phone. Some of the programs will be via Zoom Webinars. This week don’t miss the chance to talk to Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, for US Amb to South Korea and President of the Korea Economic Institute. Register now [here] and dial in Tuesday, April 28th at 2:00 pm.
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the World Affairs Council.
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
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.
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