The Tennessee World Affairs Council
invites you to the
Global Nashville with Karl Dean
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – 7:00 PM CT
Conversations with Nashville Leaders
Staff and Board Members from Sister Cities of Nashville
Sarah Lingo, Executive Director
Dr. Marieta Velikova, PhD, Member of the Board
Claire Coleman, Director of Student Exchanges
With Host Karl Dean, Former Mayor of Nashville and Member of the Board, TNWAC
And Co-Host Patrick Ryan, President, TNWAC
June 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. CT
Via Zoom Webinar
Sister Cities of Nashville – In this episode former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean talks with SCN’s Executive Director and several Board Members about the role it plays in making Nashville an international place. They’ll discuss the relationships with partner cities: Belfast, Northern Ireland; Kamakura, Japan; Mendoza, Argentine; Madgeburg, Germany; Caen, France; Chengdu, China; Taiyuan, China, Edmonton, Canada; and Tamworth, Australia.
Sister Cities of Nashville Mission
“To connect Nashvillians with people of the world, promoting peace through mutual understanding, respect and cooperation – one person, one community at a time.”
Founded in 1990, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) is a chapter of Sister Cities International, which is based in Washington D.C. SCN is a volunteer organization that connects Nashvillians with friends around the world through exchanges, cultural programs, and partnerships.
Dr. Marieta V. Velikova, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, Belmont
Dr. Velikova received her undergraduate degree from the People’s Friendship University of Russia. Her M.A. in Financial Economics and Ph.D. in Applied Economics were both earned at Mississippi State University, where she worked as a research assistant, academic tutor, and instructor of economics.
She teaches economics and international business courses in Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business, where she also advises members of SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise, and has been involved in the creation of the IB Society, an organization for students interested in international studies.
Sarah Lingo, Executive Director, Sister Cities of Nashville
Sarah Lingo has worked in Nashville and Tennessee politics for the majority of her career including with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen in his Administration working for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and on his 2018 bid for U.S. Senate, and former Nashville Mayor David Briley. She completed a two-year service in the United States Peace Corps, having served in Thailand from 2012-2014, and was the head of Corporate Sponsorships at Nashville Zoo for three years before joining Sister Cities of Nashville. Originally from Ohio, Lingo moved to Nashville in 2004 and it has been her home since.including U.S. banks. An article she authored, entitled “Real Deposit Insurance Coverage at U.S. Banks,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching.
THANKS TO SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
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.
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