TNWAC Weekly | May 4-10

Greetings World Affairs Council Members and Friends:

This is a special week!

You’re invited to three terrific Webinars organized by your World Affairs Council including a special international speakers program on Wednesday evening featuring Ambassador Bill Luers, Dr. Gary Sick and Ms. Ellie Geranmayeh on the topic of Iran in the era of the U.S. “Maximum Pressure” campaign.

Those TNWAC programs are our contribution to a milestone event organized by the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) — the nationwide network of our fellow councils. You’re invited to the dozens of virtual events in the WACA “Putting the World Back Together” – CxC Amplified Ideas Summit — a weeklong marathon of programs to meet any interest you may have in global affairs and even programs to feed your spirit.

You’re also invited to feed this World Affairs Council as we meet the challenge of the “new normal.” We are pivoting to digital programs so we can support our area teachers and students and so you can continue to directly engage speakers and gain insight and perspectives on what’s going on in our complicated world. This week’s GIVING TUESDAY is a first time opportunity to collectively make a statement about this and other organizations that contribute so much to our community. PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT to the World Affairs Council as we mark this global day of recognition and giving.

So thank you and see you at the Webinars.  Have a great week and BE SAFE!

Patrick

p.s. Let us know how we’re doing.

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THIS WEEK’S REGULAR PROGRAM LINEUP – DON’T MISS

Webinar | “Global Engagement News Review” with Ambassador Dick Bowers and LtCdr Pat Ryan. This week Dr. Marieta Velikova will be sitting in for Ambassador Bowers – 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | Registration

Webinar | “Global Dialogue” – US-China Relations in the Pandemic Age with host Patrick Ryan and guests John Scannapieco and Jeremy Goldkorn – 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Registration

SPECIAL WEBINAR – WEDNESDAY – INTL SPEAKERS

Webinar | IRAN: U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign, American and European Perspectives – with Ambassador Bill Luers (US Foreign Service, Ret)), Dr. Gary Sick (Columbia U.) and Ellie Geranmayeh (European Council on Foreign Relations).  TNWAC has organized this special webinar as part of the WACA “Putting the World Back Together Again” virtual program summit. This special program features world renowned experts on Iran and the Middle East.  Iran remains at the center of U.S. decision makers attention in the Middle East as Tehran grapples with the effects of Washingtons “Maximum Pressure” campaign and the catastrophic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Meanwhile Tehran continues its “Maximum Resistance” response through maritime provocations, missile launches and the backing Iraqi militias that are in conflict with U.S. forces. DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL WEBINAR | Registration

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS WEEKLONG VIRTUAL MARATHON

TNWAC as a member of the World Affairs Councils of America network is part of the weeklong, nationwide marathon of virtual Webinars and other programs. “Putting the World Back Together” marks the first time Councils across the country will gather virtually for a special, inclusive Ideas Summit, under a new brand: CxC: Amplified. Our collective programming – virtual events, conversations, debates, and engagement opportunities – on one platform aims to meet this historic moment with unity, leadership, and dialogue. MUST SEE programs. Check the calendar and sign up.  | Schedule and Registration 

GIVING TUESDAY AND THE BIG PAYBACK

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It is launched during this time of pandemic to recognize the work of nonprofits supporting our communities. TNWAC is part of that community bringing unique global affairs programs and resources  to you and our schools, to meet our mission of promoting international awareness, understanding and connections. The Big Payback is an annual Middle Tennessee day of nonprofit awareness and support. TNWAC NEEDDS YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE OUR COMMUNITY WORK. Please take a minute and contribute to TNWAC. Consider just $5.00 a month for the next year to make an impact on global awareness in Nashville and beyond. | YOUR GIFT HERE

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAMS – ICYMI *

Global Nashville with Karl Dean”: A Conversation with Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry | Watch Here (YouTube) | Listen Here (Podcast)

Global Engagement: Current Affairs News Review with Amb Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan Watch Here (YouTube) Listen Here (Podcast)

* Find our Webinars on our Youtube.com/tnwac channel and our “Global Tennessee” Podcast series. Subscribe to one or both to be updated automatically.

IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

Take a minute from your week to consider the work of our teachers in building the next generation of leaders and citizens. At the Tennessee World Affairs Council education is what we are all about and we are committed to direct support of our teachers. Consider the immense challenges they face, especially now as they take on the challenges of distance learning during the pandemic. As part of our recognition of teachers please take a look at this video prepared by our friends at the United States Institute of Peace. It features messages from USIP President Nancy Lindborg, previous TNWAC visiting distinguished speaker, and includes OUR PEACE TEACHER for 2019-20, Ms. Cassie Bates, of Centennial HS in Franklin. | USIP Teacher Week Video | Well done, teachers!

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


We need and appreciate your support of 

the World Affairs Council.


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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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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