Greetings World Affairs Council Members and Friends:
What a week it was!
Our World Affairs Council, an independent member of the 90+ councils network of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), contributed three terrific Webinars to the week-long program: our regular Global Dialogue speakers program, this week on China-US relations; a special speakers program with specialists participating from around the U.S. and Europe to share insights and perspectives on the U.S. “Maximum Pressure” campaign against Iran; and our regular weekday “Global Engagement” news review with Professor Marieta Velikova sitting in for Ambassador Dick Bowers.
The WACA project stitched together virtual programs of all sorts, leveraging the convening power of the network to present an unparalleled digital marathon of topics and speakers. Dubbed “CxC: Amplified – Ideas Summit,” the virtual programs addressed the theme “Putting the World Back Together.” The WACA office is compiling an archive list of the many programs and you should stay tuned to receive that rich collection of links.
Below you can find the links to our Webinars and Podcasts from last week.
Lastly, this week we’ll be talking about membership. May is “Membership Month” at your World Affairs Council. We’ll be checking back with friends who have been TNWAC members and connected to our programs and we’ll be talking with new friends about joining with us to bring our community programs and resources on world affairs.
We are looking forward to having you onboard as we increase our outreach through our new digital programs and prepare for the coming season of educational outreach with our high school and university teacher and student friends.
Have a terrific week and please be safe and careful.
UPCOMING PROGRAM LINEUP – DON’T MISS
Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan. 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Registration
Webinar | “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” – Conversation with Doug Kreulen, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority – 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Registration
Webinar | IBC Global Update | United Kingdom Consul General Andrew Staunton on US-UK Relations | 10:30 am-11:30 am Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | Registration
Teleconference | Cover to Cover – Talk to the Author | Michael Klare and “All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change” | 1:00-1:30pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Registration
WORLD CLASS MUSEUM DIGITAL BROWSING
When you’ve caught up with all of the viewing there is available on the TNWAC Youtube channel, our archive of Webinars and more, you can turn your attention to the seemingly endless supply of museum touring. Two of the great institutions in the world have opened their doors to virtual browsing. So get a cup of coffee and check them out:
DID YOU KNOW? BE A QUIZ PRIZE WINNER
World Affairs Council members are eligible to win the monthly “What in the World?” Quiz prize. This month the prize is a book, “The World” by Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the quiz every Monday morning — and be sure to be a member, to be in line for the prize.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAMS – ICYMI *
Our Webinars contributed to the week-long “CxC Amplified” virtual summit of global affairs awareness programs from World Affairs Councils around the country. Stay tuned for a listing of all the programs that have been archived.
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)
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
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.
Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org —