Greetings World Affairs Council Members and Friends:
Thanks to the special guests who joined us last week for our Webinars: Ambassador Marcie Ries, Ambassador Charles Bowers and Dr. Thomas Schwartz on Tuesday evening and UK Consul General Andrew Staunton on Wednesday. Also thanks to Colleen Ryan for filling in as co-host of Tuesday’s news review. In this newsletter you’ll find details about his week’s terrific lineup of Webinars you can join.
We are especially looking forward to friend of TNWAC Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace. Check below for details and registration and don’t miss this program. It’s on Thursday at 2:00pm CT.
Have a terrific week and please be safe and careful.
Patrick Ryan, President TNWAC
p.s. While you’re thinking of it why not make a $10 donation to the World Affairs Council -> Text to Give: Text ‘Give 10’ to 844-959-2934
UPCOMING PROGRAM LINEUP – DON’T MISS
Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with co-hosts Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan. 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Register
Webinar | 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. | Register
SPECIAL PROGRAM – USIP/WACA
Webinar | Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace
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.
RESOURCES AND OTHER DIGITAL STUFF WE LIKE
Atlas Obscura – check out this web site that offers the “definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders” and subscribe to their newsletter to have a regular look at interesting and little known discoveries. Visit here.
ICYMI LAST WEEK
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)
ICYMI MORE PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
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: Current Affairs 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
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.
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