Greetings World Affairs Council Members and Friends:
The pivot from in-person programs to digital offerings continues this week with our News Review (Amb Dick Bowers and I) at a one-time new hour of 11 a.m. on Tuesday vice the regular 2 p.m. CT start. On Tuesday evening don’t miss “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” as former Mayor Dean talks with Amr El-Husseini about the “Future of Nashville’s Economy.” And on Wednesday we have a special episode of Global Dialogue where we’ll be talking about “Foreign Efforts Undermining Election 2020” — a critical American issue — with Rachael Dean Wilson and David Salvo from the bi-partisan Alliance for Securing Democracy, moderated by TNWAC’s own Mark Braden, a member of our Board. Please share those program recommendations (and this email) with friends and colleagues.
I’d like to welcome to the Tennessee World Affairs Council Gillian Sjoblom who is joining our staff for the summer while school’s out at Wellesley College, one of America’s most respected higher education institutions. She just finished her Freshman year majoring in International Relations/Political Science. Gillian is a graduate of Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Academic HS where she was a TNWAC Academic WorldQuest champion in 2019. Gillian will be working to improve our external communications and to prepare the council for the 2020-2021 WorldQuest season. Welcome, Gillian.
Don’t forget to check the In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) list below. We have been fortunate to have had terrific guests and panelists on our Webinars over the last three months. All our Webinar videos are archived on Youtube.com/TNWAC and in Podcast form at SoundCloud.com/TNWAC. Also, be on the lookout for our weekly newsletter “Virtual Globe” which provides the weekly catalog of programs being offered by our sister councils in the WACA network. Enjoy!
Have a terrific week and please be safe and careful.
Patrick Ryan, President TNWAC
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UPCOMING PROGRAM LINEUP – DON’T MISS THIS WEK’S WEBINARS
Webinar | “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan. Tuesday 11:00 am CT, June 9, 2020 | Register *
*Note special start time of 11:00 am, not the usual 2:00pm
Webinar | “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” talks with Amr El-Husseini | “Designing an Economic Model for Nashville as a City of the Future” | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, June 9, 2020 | Register
Webinar | “Foreign Efforts Undermining Election 2020” | Special Edition: Global Dialogue Speakers Program | with Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Rachael Dean Wilson and David Salvo and moderator Mark Braden | Wednesday 1:00 p.m. CT, June 10, 2020 | Register
Trivia Night | Global Trivia Match | Join us for this fun and informative evening. | Thursday, 6:00 p.m. CT, June 11, 2020 | Register
Webinar | “A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace | Global Dialogue Speakers Program | Tuesday 7:00 p.m. CT (8:00 p.m. ET), June 10, 2020 | Register
Webinar | “Global News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan. Tuesday 2:00 pm CT, June 16, 2020 | Register
Webinar | IBC Global Update | Consul General of Japan in Nashville Kayoko Fukushima | TNWAC partnership with the International Business Council | Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT, June 25, 2020 | Register
Webinar | “U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead” | Global Dialogue Speakers Program | with Martha Simms, Shawanesh Underwood and Irina Karmanova, U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff | Tuesday 7:00 pm CT, June 30, 2020 | Registration Soon
OUT AND ABOUT WITH WORLDDENVER
Tired of being cooped up? Check out our sister World Affairs Council in Denver. They have put together virtual trip snapshots that you can get engaged with in the kitchen and at cocktail hour. Here’s their program: While International travel is on hold due to COVID-19, the Council has created a bi-weekly Staycations Series, with virtual tours, recipes, and cocktail suggestions to replicate the experience of world travel and cross-cultural connection. The latest virtual trip is a “Return to Robben Island” to celebrate the life and work of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Previous editions included: “Brunch in Barcelona”, “Picnic at Machu Picchu”, and “Dessert in Dubai”. | If you take up their offer to share your photos of recipes and cocktails also include them @TNWAC on social media.
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Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace | “Covid and Conflict, Pandemics and Peace: The Road Ahead” | Watch Here (YouTube)
Global Nashville with Karl Dean – Nashville and Covid-19 – Former Nashville Mayor Dean talks with Dr. James Hildreth, Ph.d., MD, about the Covid-19 global pandemic. James E.K. Hildreth is the 12th president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health sciences center. | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)
ICYMI MORE PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
American Diplomacy – with Ambassador Marcie Ries, Ambassador Charles Bowers and Dr. Thomas Schwartz – A terrific panel of diplomats and experts discussed the state of the U.S. Foreign Service and the future of American Diplomacy, a project at Harvard University headed by Amb. Ries. | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)
United Kingdom Consul General Andrew Staunton – IBC Global Update – Consul General Staunton provided an update on the UK response to Covid-19, Brexit and the U.S.-UK Trade Agreement negotiations that are just beginning. Moderating the event was British Honorary Consul and IBC advisory board member John Scannapieco. | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)
Global News Review with Colleen Ryan and LCDR Patrick Ryan – the top five topics in global events examined by a former intelligence officer and guest host Colleen Ryan, Fulbright Scholar, Schwarzman Scholar and Belmont Law student. A lively analysis of global news with plenty of background and context. Topics: 1 – Covid News – World Health Assembly; 2 – China – Belt and Road Trip; 3 – Global Energy – Cheap Oil and the Outlook; 4 – Afghanistan – Peace and Covid; and 5 – International Criminal Court in America’s Crosshairs | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)
Iran: U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign, American and European Perspectives with Ambassador William Luers, Dr. Gary Sick and Ellie Geranmayeh, with host Patrick Ryan | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)
Global Engagement: News Review Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan | Link Here | Topics: Covid-19, Earth Day, North Korea, Immigration Ban, Ramadan (44:42)
Global Dialogue: International Speakers Series Professor David Des Roches on the 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)
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THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
THANKS TO SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FOR SUPPORT OF ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST 2020
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
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