U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump | Ambassadors Bowers, Schlicher & Prof Schwartz | Monday!

Join us on Monday for a conversation on U.S. foreign policy among diplomats and scholars — insights and perspectives hard to get anywhere.

The World Affairs Council will be announcing a namesake for the Academic WorldQuest program honoring a fallen American diplomat at the town hall.  We will also recognize the achievements of Tennessee Global Scholar recipients.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in Association with
The Belmont University Center for International Business Present


You’re Invited

“U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump”

Ambassador Charles Bowers

Ambassador Ronald Schlicher

Dr. Thomas Schwartz, PhD

Monday, April 15, 2019
Belmont University

Beaman A/B Room, Curb Event Center

5:30 Registration/Networking
6:00-7:30 Program

A Special Presentation Will Be Made Prior to the Panel Recognizing the 2019 Tennesse Global Scholars Recipients

A Special Announcement Will Be Made Prior to the Panel Naming the TNWAC Academic WorldQuest Program on behalf of a fallen American diplomat.

Open to all

  • Active Paid Members: Free
  • Future Members: $10.00
  • Belmont Students and Faculty: Free


Discussion and answers to these questions and more:

  • America First — Is there a distinct Trump foreign policy of “Trump Doctrine”?
  • The Middle East — How have Trump’s policies been most distinct from Obama’s? How was that a factor in axing the Iran nuclear deal?
  • North Korea — It’s been one of the most dramatic aspects of Trump foreign policy, but where does our policy here stand?
  • China — Is U.S. foreign policy coalescing around opposition to China? Will there be a trade deal?
  • Latin America — How has Trump reversed Obama’s approach to our southern neighbors? What about Cuba and Venezuela outreach? What is the impact of immigration on U.S. foreign policy?
  • NATO — Is there a future for the alliance?


About Ambassador Charles (Dick) Bowers

Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the United States Ambassador to Bolivia from 1991 through 1994. During that time, the American Embassy in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, was the largest and most complex U.S. embassy in South America.  [more]

Ambassador Bowers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

About Ambassador Ronald Schlicher

Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS (Ret) – Served as Principal Deputy Assistant Coordinator of Counterterrorism and served as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus (2005-2008). Ambassador Schlicher served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), where he served as Coordinator for Iraq. During the 2003 war with Iraq, Ambassador Schlicher was Director of the Iraq Task Force. He then served for six months in Iraq with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), first as Regional Coordinator for the North and then as Director of the Office of Provincial Outreach. [more]

About Professor Thomas Schwartz

Professor of History; Professor of Political Science; Professor of European Studies; Vanderbilt University.  Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in Modern European history and the history of international relations. Professor Schwartz has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Historical Society, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of European Integration. He has served as President of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. He served on the United States Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee as the representative of the Organization of American Historians from 2005-2008. [more]

Directions & Parking

Curb Event Center – Beaman Meeting Rooms A/B – located at the south end of the Beaman Student Life Center.

Curb Event Center is located just off of Belmont Boulevard on the southwest corner of campus. There is free, lighted parking for more than 800 vehicles in a parking garage adjacent to the CEC and Wright and Maddox Halls. Entrances are located off of 15th Avenue and Soccer Field Drive in front of Wright and Maddox Halls and off of Bernard Avenue. For more details on parking, please click here.

Campus Maps 

Photo Credit: Enrique Peña Nieto meets with Donald Trump, G-20 Hamburg summit, July 2017, Cumbre de Líderes del G20

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