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Roots of Radicalization: Interview with Carla Power, Author of "Home, Land, Security”

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:30

October 28, 2021 - TNWAC Global Dialogue + In "Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism," Carla Power explores what draws young people to violent extremism and what could bring them back to society. Through a series of interviews with mothers of young men who joined ISIS, a Canadian imam running a "jihadi detox program," a former neo-Nazi who now deradicalizes white supremacists, and many more, Carla explores what lies beyond the stereotypes and headlines. TNWAC President Patrick Ryan, former military intelligence terrorism analyst, talked with Carla Power about "Home, Land, Security," and how militants are radicalized and some of the efforts at deradicalization.

International Career Panel: Women in International Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 90:41

October 27, 2021 Do you wonder what jobs and careers there are in international affairs? There's more than you think. On October 27th we had a conversation with a distinguished panel of women working in global business fields. They shared what preparation they undertook to pursue their careers, what the day to day life is like in their jobs and the pros and cons of the work they undertake. ___ Lucy Buck, Moderator Beth-Ann Martorello, Senior VP, Chief Audit Officer, Alliance Bernstein (AB) Masami Tyson, Global Director of FDI and Trade, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Lulu Lim Copeland, Executive Director TN-China Network; Independent Economic and Workforce Development Consultant Robin Reliford, Head of Health and Safety, WorldStrides Check out the complete biographies of the panel to learn about their experiences and achievements. https://bit.ly/3bjp8wT

Conversation with Belmont President Jones | "Global Nashville with Karl Dean"

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 41:31

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Global Nashville with Karl Dean A Conversation with Belmont University President L. Gregory Jones Global Nashville explores the issues and developments that mark the city and region as part of the global network. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean talks with community leaders about their insights and perspectives. Join him on October 26th as he talks with Belmont University's new President, Dr. L. Gregory Jones, about his ideas on global engagement and the mission of Belmont to produce citizens ready for the world. --- About Dr. L. Gregory Jones Known for his entrepreneurial leadership and fundraising ability, Dr. Greg Jones served as the longtime dean of Duke Divinity School from 1997-2010 and again from 2018 until becoming Belmont's president on June 1, 2021. Between 2010 and 2018, he served in a variety of roles, including vice president and vice provost for global strategy at Duke University and also as provost and executive vice president of Baylor University. In addition, he has served in advisory and strategic roles with several foundations and educational institutions in the United States as well as in Armenia. During his time at Duke Divinity, Jones strengthened the School's financial trajectory, diversified the faculty and staff and led a strategic planning process that garnered great enthusiasm for the school's future, all while setting new records for gifts to the Annual Fund and to the Divinity School overall. In addition, he currently serves as a senior fellow at Leadership Education, which he founded, and senior fellow at the Fuqua-Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, both at Duke University. He is passionate about re-shaping cultures within and across organizations and has coined the term “traditioned innovation” to capture how he re-frames complex challenges to seize significant opportunities. Jones' tenures as dean were marked by significant growth in Duke Divinity School. More than $102 million was raised under his leadership in The Campaign for Duke (1998-2003), and major new initiatives begun during his tenure include the Center for Reconciliation, the Thriving Rural Communities Program, the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation, the Clergy Health Initiative, the Reynolds Program in Church Leadership and numerous international partnerships, especially with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, the United Methodist Church in Cote d'Ivoire, and the Center for Reconciliation's Great Lakes Initiative which embraces the central-east African region. As Duke's Global Strategist, he led initiatives in China and India as well as helped to engage work in Singapore.

China Town Hall | Local Connections, National Reflections | Oct 19

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 66:38

China Town Hall | Local Connections, National Reflections | Oct 19 by Tennessee World Affairs Council

TNWAC Conversation with Colombian Ambassador Pinzón | Oct 7

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 43:31

On October 7, 2021, TNWAC President Patrick Ryan talked with Ambassador of Colombia to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzón in Nashville for the Global Dialogue + Webinar/"Global Tennessee" series Podcast, about: U.S.-Colombian relations, regional issues, developments in Colombia, commercial relations with the U.S. and Tennessee, and the people to people connections between the countries. Join the Tennessee World Affairs Council (TNWAC.org/join) and support with your gift (TNWAC.org/donate) to ensure these quality programs continue. Thanks! Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón On July 26, 2021, President Iván Duque swore in Juan Carlos Pinzón as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States. ​Pinzón previously served as Colombia's Ambassador to Washington from 2015 to 2017. During his tenure, he oversaw the approval of “Peace Colombia or Plan Colombia II” ($450 million per year) that increased the U.S. funding package for security and development. Additionally, he helped establish the “CEO U.S.-Colombia Business Council” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Council's "Colombia Task Force" with the report on the future of the U.S.-Colombia relationship. The accession of the avocado Hass to the U.S. market was an important highlight. While in office, the Colombian Embassy was recognized as the best diplomatic delegation in Washington by the World Affairs Council in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Ambassador Pinzón served as Minister of Defense of Colombia for nearly four years. Under his leadership, the Colombian Armed Forces dealt the most severe blows in history to terrorist organizations – FARC and ELN – and Criminal Bands, highly degrading their logistics, structure and leadership. Pinzón also strengthened all capabilities of the Colombian armed forces and established Colombia as a regional cooperation leader. By the end of his period, he left the Armed Forces at its historical peak in manpower, capabilities, welfare, technology and budget. ​ Throughout his career, Pinzón has been a leader in both the public and private sectors. Between 2018 and 2021, Pinzón was appointed President of the Foundation for the Progress of the Capital Region – ProBogotá, a private non-profit for the promotion of common good, public policy and long-term strategic projects for the capital region of Colombia. He is currently a member of several corporate advisory boards and NGOs. In July 2017, Ambassador Pinzón launched a bid for president with the support of the civic citizens' movement “Colombia Above All.” In March 2018, he became vice presidential candidate. ​ Additional previous positions include Chief of Staff to the President of Colombia; Deputy Minister of Defense; Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank; Vice President of the Colombian Banking Association; Assistant Vice President of Investment Banking at Citigroup; Private Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Finance and Public Credit Ministry; and Economist for Colombia at Citigroup. Pinzón received an honorable mention for his outstanding academic performance while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. He also holds three Master degrees. A Master of Science in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. A Master in Public Policy from Princeton University (scholarship awarded). And a Master's degree (honoris causa) in Defense and National Security from Colombia's National War College. Pinzón also completed advanced courses in international relations and strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, in science and technology policy at Harvard University, and smart cities at Nanyang Technological University-Singapore. Ambassador Pinzón was born in Bogotá on December 22, 1971. He is married to Pilar Lozano and has two children, Natalia and Juan Pablo.

International Career Panel: Across the Spectrum of Professions | Oct 6

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 98:36

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement, Lipscomb University and the Tennessee Technological University Department of Foreign Languages International Careers Panel - Fall 2021 Global Affairs Professions Across the Spectrum MODERATOR Professor Susan Haynes Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lipscomb University DIPLOMACY Allen DuBose Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Southeast NATIONAL SECURITY/INTELLIGENCE Deborah Monroe U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (Retired) and Former Senior Defense Liaison to the United Kingdom NGO SECTOR Professor Wayne Barnard, Belmont University and Former International Justice Mission, Director of Student Mobilization U.S. PEACE CORPS Meghan O'Donoghue, Former PCV Burkina Faso, UVA PhD Candidate U.S. GOVERNMENT | US AID Billy Woodward, U.S. Agency for International Development Official -- Do you wonder what jobs and careers there are in international affairs? There's more than you think.  Every Fall and Spring the World Affairs Council assembles diplomats, business people, NGO officials, returned Peace Corps volunteers and more to talk about their experiences and insights and to answer your questions at this very popular panel. We routinely add a second panel each season to do a deep dive into a specific occupational field.

Nashville International Visitors | Global Nashville | Guest Host Ralph Schulz with Butch Spyridon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 38:28

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Global Nashville Guest Host Ralph Schulz in Conversation with Butch Spyridon A conversation about Nashville's "global brand" and the importance of tourism in building international bridges. Butch Spyridon, President/CEO, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. "Global Nashville with Karl Dean" with guest host Ralph Schulz in Conversation with Butch Spyridon A conversation about Nashville's "global brand" and the importance of tourism in building international bridges. August 31, 2021 The metrics were clear before the pandemic crushed global hospitality. Nashville and Tennessee were experiencing a boom in the tourism sector. The #1 leisure destination in the United States, according to Global Traveler's Leisure Lifestyle Awards. Reader's Choice Award for Best Cities in the U.S., according to Conde Nast. A record-high $23 billion in visitor spending in the state in 2019 and trending higher, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Travel in Tennessee generated 195,000 jobs and $1.92 billion in state and local tax revenue -- saving Tennesseans in costs for public services. Nashville's attraction to visitors is global. The daily attraction of world-class music venues, cultural activities, sporting events and more, not to mention the city's mega-events are magnets for foreign visitors. Among the main industries that drive the economy, tourism is emblematic of international outreach and bridge building among the tens of thousands of foreign visitors who come to Tennessee and Nashville. The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. web site says it all: Music is the universal language. Nashville - where music is inspired, created, recorded and performed. Music City is ready to be explored. Experience more music, food, and fashion than ever before. All are welcome to Music City! Watch this conversation as Nashville's Chamber President Ralph Schulz asks Nashville's visitor majordomo, Butch Spyridon, about the health of the region's hospitality industry and the contribution of tourism to Nashville's brand.

Cuba Protests Examined: A Conversation with Lisset Diaz | Global Dialogue+

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 14:23

Global Dialogue+ Cuba Protests Examined: A Conversation with Lisset Diaz Editor's Note: Welcome to the inaugural Global Dialogue+, a program that brings you insights and perspectives on important global developments, featuring brief conversations with newsmakers, officials and specialists. We're pleased to launch the feature with a conversation about the protests in Cuba, talking to Lisset Diaz, lead singer of the Sweet Lizzy Band. The group came to Nashville from Havanna to launch their musical journey in America. Watch Lisset's conversation and then check the CFR Backgrounder on Cuba to become familiar with developments there. . "It's been 62 years of dictatorship. I have not said this out loud. I never used this term before for many reasons. The first one is that I didn't know that we had a dictatorship. When you are born and raised Cuba and you have very limited access to information. You don't have the Internet, you don't have any independent media.  The only information you get is from the official press, the government. . "So you know what they want you to know. Which means that basically you don't know what's going on out there in the real world. So that was the reason I never called it a dictatorship. And more recently because I was afraid. Because I have friends and family there. Because I know that the more I say about this topic, they're not going to let me back in. And if they do I could go to jail, which is what happens to a lot of other artists. You don't have to be violent to go through the repression and the other things the Cuban regime does to those who speak up. So that is what has been happening for 62 years. And that is a very long time." -- Lisset Diaz The Sweet Lizzy Project band came to the United States from Havanna after being featured in a PBS TV special on Cuban bands. They chose Nashville as their home base in their coast-to-coast musical journey. TNWAC talked with lead singer Lisset Diaz about the band's migration for our "Global Tennessee" Podcast in December 2018. In this conversation Lisset talks with TNWAC President Patrick Ryan about the July protests that erupted in Cuba, as citizens risked violent crackdowns and prosecutions to share their rage and demands amidst nationwide economic distress and the Covid-19 health crisis. Join us for our brief talk about how Cubans endured decades of oppression and the situation on the island for friends and family of Lisset and the band.

Afghanistan's Collapse: Trouble for America's Enemies | Prof. Mark Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 13:19

Afghanistan's Collapse: Trouble for America's Enemies | Prof. Mark Katz by Tennessee World Affairs Council

TN-Japan Business: Governor Phil Bredesen and former TNECD Commissioner Matt Kisber

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 49:24

A conversation about the Tennessee-Japan commercial relationship. Let's put the Tennessee-Japan commercial relationship in numbers. Statewide FDI statistics 1,021 FDI establishments 156,439 employees Approximately $40B in capital investment Japan is the largest FDI nation 190 establishments in the state with a Japanese parent company 54,080 employees Nearly $20B in capital investment The 54,080 Tennesseans employed by Japanese-owned companies is more than the employment totals of the next four nations combined (Germany – 20,897; UK-11,600; France – 10,440; Canada – 8,807). Japan's investment includes pioneering companies like Nissan, Toshiba, Sharp and Denso along with new investment like Advanex Americas that recently announced a spring manufacturing facility in White House (Robertson County). The new companies get the big press, but Japanese companies continue to reinvest in communities all across Tennessee … several for over 30 years. Matt Kisber Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Chairman of the Board, Silicon Ranch Matt is a co-founder of Silicon Ranch and served as CEO of the company until becoming Chairman in July 2019. As Chairman, Matt works closely with the company's executive leadership to set and implement its ambitious growth strategy. Under his leadership, Silicon Ranch has become one of the fastest-growing developers, owners, and operators of solar energy plants in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes more than 1.6 Gigawatts of PV systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating coast to coast. Matt brings a unique background to Silicon Ranch having been a business owner and having served eight years as Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development. He has also worked with industry leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe to bring investments and jobs to Tennessee. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Matt served 10 terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Philip Bredesen 48th Governor of Tennessee (2003-2011), Founding Chairman, Silicon Ranch Philip Bredesen served as Tennessee's Governor from 2003 until 2011 and Mayor of Nashville from 1991 until 1999. He is known for his bipartisan approach to problem-solving and his careful fiscal management. Among those who have served in senior elected positions, Governor Bredesen has a unique depth of healthcare experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to entering public service, Bredesen worked in the healthcare industry. Between research trips to the public library, he drafted a business plan at his kitchen table that led to the creation of HealthAmerica Corp. in 1980, a Nashville-based healthcare management company. The company eventually grew to more than 6,000 employees and was traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was sold in 1986. Additionally, Gov. Bredesen is considered a serial entrepreneur, having helped start and mentor several successful companies, many of which subsequently became publicly traded on various stock exchanges.

Mexico-US Trade: Impact on Tennessee - Conversation with Consul General Javier Díaz de León

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 21:21

Consul General of Mexico Javier Díaz de León, based in Atlanta, talked with TNWAC's Patrick Ryan about the economic impact of US-Mexico trade and investment on Tennessee; the USMCA accord on its one-year anniversary and other aspects of commercial relations. They talked about other aspects of the relationship such as the US-Mexico border and migration issues and the shared values and interests of Mexicans and Americans. Javier Díaz de León Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta Consul General, Javier Díaz de León, holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has a Masters in International Conflict Analysis granted by the University of Kent, in England. Diaz has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1991 and has held the rank of Ambassador since April 28, 2017. During his diplomatic career he has held various positions, including: Deputy Consul General in San Diego; Deputy Consul General in New York, Head of the Office of Migratory and Hispanic Affairs in the Embassy of Mexico in the United States and Executive Director of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City. From June 2013 to May 2016 he served as Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, North Carolina. In May 2016, he was appointed Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, which oversees affairs in the states of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.

U.S.-Russia Conflict: Post Biden-Putin Summit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 58:43

U.S.-Russia Conflict: Post Biden-Putin Summit with Dr. Andrei Korobkov, Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Mark Katz, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University With Host LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN (Ret), Founding President, Tennessee World Affairs Council July 13, 2021 @ 7 pm What's Ahead in the U.S.-Russia Relationship After the Biden-Putin Summit When United States President Joe Biden and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on June 16th there was an icy cast on prospects for positive results. Yet, Biden said he did what he came to do. That seemed to have been to put Putin on notice concerning: cyber-attacks on American systems; human rights and suppression of Russian opposition; provocative military moves against neighbors like Ukraine; and observance of international norms of behavior. Going into the summit, the U.S. and Russia were deeply at odds over these and other sources of conflict. Beyond the leaders' press conferences and officials' talk show appearances there's much more to dissect and understand on what the Washington-Moscow relationship is going to look like. To better understand this important foreign policy challenge for the United States, the Tennessee World Affairs Council is convening a Global Dialogue Webinar on the topic, “U.S.-Russia Conflict: Post Biden-Putin Summit,” featuring Dr. Andrei Korobkov and Dr. Mark Katz on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7pm CT. Dr. Andrei Korobkov Dr. Korobkov is Professor and Director of Russian Studies in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University. He focuses his scholarship on post-Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. Dr. Katz is a Professor in the Schor School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He has lectured and written extensively on Moscow's foreign policy. Korobkov and Katz will drill down into the summit outcomes and discuss the path ahead for the conflict-ridden relationship. And they will welcome you into the conversation. The Global Dialogue on U.S.-Russia relations will be moderated by LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret), founding President of the Tennessee World Affairs Council and a former intelligence officer. Dr. Mark Katz The TNWAC Global Dialogue is free and open to the public. Registration is available at the TNWAC.org web site and at the link here The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational association that promotes 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. To join, make a gift or for more information visit www.TNWAC.org or call: (931)261-2353 or email: pat@tnwac.org

On Travel: A Conversation with Rick Steves

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 56:15


Legendary travel guru Rick Steves talks with Tennessee World Affairs Council's Amanda Knarr. He's a legendary Europe tour leader, tour book author, television producer and personality and champion of "getting out there." You'll enjoy this candid conversation about the impact of Covid on travel and his business, the importance of travel to build bridges and break out of cultural "ethnocentricity," and Rick's adventures around the globe. If you like this program please consider supporting the Tennessee World Affairs Council's global affairs awareness mission through a donation of a few bucks. Visit tnwac.org/donate.


Global Dialogue | The Power of Diplomacy | Marshall | Jun 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 58:59

Global Dialogue | The Power of Diplomacy | Marshall | Jun 1 by Tennessee World Affairs Council

Global Dialogue | Dr. Mark Katz on Russia and Iran | May 4

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 59:34

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the George Mason University Schar School Policy and Government and the Wilson Center Kennan Conversations Series presents Global Dialogue | Russia & Iran A Conversation with Dr. Mark Katz Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government With Host Lt. Cmdr. Patrick W. Ryan, USN(Ret) Mark N. Katz is a professor of government and politics at George Mason University. He earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of California at Riverside in 1976, an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1978, and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. He is the author of The Third World in Soviet Military Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982), Russia and Arabia: Soviet Foreign Policy toward the Arabian Peninsula (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), Gorbachev's Military Policy in the Third World (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1989), Revolutions and Revolutionary Waves (St. Martin's Press, 1997), Reflections on Revolutions (St. Martin's Press, 1999), and Leaving without Losing: The War on Terror after Iraq and Afghanistan (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). During 2017, he was a visiting scholar first at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (January-March), and then at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki (April-September). During 2018, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London (January-March), and was then the 2018 Sir William Luce Fellow at Durham University in the UK (April-June). In February 2019, he was appointed a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Links to his recent articles can be found on www.marknkatz.com

Roundtable | Women's Voices in International Affairs | April 21

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 49:36

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Peoria Area World Affairs Council and the University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement present: Women at the Table: The Importance of Women's Voices in International Affairs A Conversation On Political, Economic Issues Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM CT The participation of women's organizations and other civil society groups makes a peace agreement 64% less likely to fail. Then why are women only 6% of signatories in major peace processes? This is one of the many questions that the Tennessee World Affairs Council will address this month at our event: Women at the Table: The Importance of Women's Voices in International Affairs. The discussion will be moderated by TNWAC board member, Ms. Amanda Knarr, and will cover a range of political and economic topics, with a specific focus on the importance of including women in peace building initiatives. Held on April 21st from 12-1 pm Central Time the panel will feature six distinguished women from around the world, including Ms. Sharon K. Roberson, President & CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee; Dr. Marlene Spoerri, Director of Inclusive Diplomacy and Systems Change at Independent Diplomat; Dr. Jennifer F. Klot, Partner, Policy & Praxis for Social Change; Ms. Mary Montague, European Representative for Mediators Beyond Borders International; Ms. Gwendolyn Myers, Founder & Executive Director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc.; and Ms. Lorelei Higgins, Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, a Rotary Peace Fellow, and Positive Peace Activator. TNWAC thanks Dr. Gretchen Neisler, Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Tennessee for sharing opening remarks.

Global Nashville | Karl Dean Talks with Hispanic Chamber Leaders | Apr 13

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 58:36

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce present Global Nashville with Karl Dean A Conversation with Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leaders Dr. Rolando Toyos, Chairman Yuri Cunza, President and CEO With Host Karl F. Dean, Former Nashville Mayor April 13, 2021 @ 7 pm CT About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is the oldest, longest running Hispanic business association in Tennessee, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs. With a membership of more than 300 businesses, the NAHCC represents their interests in Nashville and surrounding areas connecting entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, facilitating strategic alliances, networking and sharing of business and financial best practices. The NAHCC is one of the first Hispanic chambers in the nation to receive the CTI Minority Chamber Certification Designation issued by the University of Notre Dame and co-signed by the USHCC, USBC, USPAACC. The CTI Certification highlights the achievements made by the chamber. The NAHCC is a recipient of the "Chamber of the Year Award" presented by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com

Career Panel | Diplomacy, U.S. Foreign Service & State Dept. | Mar 25

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 76:05

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business, Tennessee Technological University Department of Foreign Languages, Middle Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University and the Peoria Area World Affairs Council International Careers & Jobs Panel A Conversation On Working in the World of Diplomacy The United States Foreign Service and the U.S. State Department Featuring Foreign Service Officer Allen O. DuBose Diplomat in Residence Hosted By Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Ryan President, Tennessee World Affairs Council March 25, 2021 5:30 PM CT Allen DuBose Allen DuBose is a management career track Foreign Service Generalist with more than 14 years of experience at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, DuBose enjoyed a 20 year career that included positions in finance at corporations like IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation. He also rose to the position of regional director of operations for North America at satellite telecommunications provider, Iridium LLC. Since joining the Foreign Service, DuBose served overseas as a Vice Consul in Hermosillo, Mexico; General Services Officer in Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Management Officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has also served as an Area Manager for Latin America with the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations; in human resources with the Executive Office of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs – South Central Asian Affairs; and as a Post Management Officer with the Executive Office of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs – International Organizations Affairs. DuBose graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A in economics, and Atlanta University with an M.B.A. and concentration in finance. Since he travels frequently, the fastest way to contact him is via his email address, DuBoseA@state.gov. Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Ryan, USN (Ret) Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007.

Career Panel | Women in International Law | Mar 23

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 95:02

The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University Center for International Business, Tennessee Technological University Dept of Foreign Languages, Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University in partnership with fellow World Affairs Councils including Peoria Area World Affairs Council International Careers & Jobs Panel - A Conversation With Women in International Law Vicki Prais | Human Rights Lawyer and Independent Human Rights Consultant | London Clàudia Baró Huelmo | Associate at Withers LLP | London Tina Burjarliani | International Lawyer, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia (2007-2012) Ioana Bara-Busila | International Lawyer | Strasbourg Hosted By Professor Susan Turner Haynes | Member of the Board, Tennessee World Affairs Council and Associate Professor of Political Science, Lipscomb University

Global Nashville with Karl Dean | Tennessee and Refugees | March 2

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 37:28

Global Nashville with Karl Dean March 2, 2021 Refugees and Tennessee A Conversation with Lisa Sherman Nikolas Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and Special Guests  Louisa Saratora, State Refugee Coordinator, Tennessee Office for Refugees and Isaac James

Global Town Hall | Iran and the Nuclear Deal | Kelsey Davenport

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 65:53


Global Town Hall Iran and the Nuclear Deal: The Clock is Ticking A Conversation With Kelsey Davenport Director of Non Proliferation Policy, Arms Control Association and host Lt.Cmdr. Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) Founding President, TNWAC Kelsey Davenport is the Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association, where she focuses on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on international efforts to prevent proliferation and nuclear terrorism. She also reports on developments in these areas for Arms Control Today and runs the Arms Control Association’s project assessing the effectiveness of multilateral voluntary initiatives that contribute to nonproliferation efforts. She is the lead author of the P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alertnewsletter, which assesses developments related to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, and the North Korea Denuclearization Digest, which tracks efforts to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Kelsey is also the co-author of a series of seven reports assessing the impact of the Nuclear Security Summits on efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism. Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow. Kelsey has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, Vox, and The Guardian and has provided commentary on NPR, CBC, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News, al-Jazeera, and C-Span. She has published opeds in various outlets, including TIME, Reuters, CNN, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Defense One. Kelsey is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the National Committee on North Korea. She was selected to the CSIS Mid-Career Cadre in 2018 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Prior to joining the Arms Control Association, Kelsey worked a think tank in Jerusalem researching Middle East security issues. She holds a masters degree in peace studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of arts summa cum laude in international studies and political science from Butler University.


Global News Review | March 24

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 63:42

Global News Review - March 24, 2021 Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments. Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global News Review | Feb 17

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 57:00

Global News Review - February 17, 2021 Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments. Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. TOPICS FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2021 TOPIC 1 – Early Obstacles for Biden Foreign Policy TOPIC 2 – France and the Sahel Check our bio for link TOPIC 3 – The World Trade Organization Gets a New Face Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global News Review | Feb 10

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 62:09

Video: https://youtu.be/ge1xTTyo8M4 TOPIC 1 – BIDEN FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH TOPIC 2 – IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: THE CLOCK IS TICKING TOPIC 3 – REMEMBERING GEORGE SCHULTZ Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global Dialogue | Kurdistan Gov Rep Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman | Feb 9

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 76:17

Join us for this conversation with the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, a great friend of the Tennessee World Affairs Council and homeland connection to the thousands of Iraqi Kurds who call Nashville home as new Americans. TNWAC thanks her for her previous programs with the Council including hosting our visiting student groups in Washington, D.C. *** There is a Kurdish proverb, "No friends but the mountains," that captures the sense of what the Kurds face as an ethnic group living across several international borders in the Middle East. The Kurds living in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq have suffered at the hands of the Saddam Hussein government -- enduring genocidal campaigns -- and attacks from the Islamic State Caliphate. At the end of the Operation Desert Storm, when a U.S.-led military coalition reversed Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, he turned his army on the Kurds in the north and the Shia minority in the south. The Kurds were being driven into the mountains. Here is how Madam Abdul Rahman described it during a 2016 program with TNWAC and Lipscomb University: Saddam turned his weapons on us because he had by then been thrown out of Kuwait, and he committed terrible crimes during that period of the uprising. And this was just a couple of years after the chemical bombardment of Halabja, where five thousand people were killed, and the Anfal genocide campaign, where two hundred fifty thousand people were killed. So when Saddam turned against the Kurdish people everybody thought he would use chemicals again. Everyone fled. They fled to the borders of Iran and Turkey. This was in the spring of 1991, an incredibly cold spring, severe weather conditions. People died on the mountaintops. People starved. They died of exhaustion and exposure. The United States, Britain, France launched Operation Provide Comfort. It was the biggest military and humanitarian operation, and probably the most successful in history. I’ve met some of the military leaders, American military leaders who were involved in that operation, General Jim Jones, General Bob Barrow, General Jay Garner, and others who were involved in that operation, and they all speak of that operation with great pride because they saved lives. They saved hundreds of thousands if not one and a half million lives. [Complete remarks here] The United States went on to enforce a UN "No Fly Zone" that prevented Saddam from persecuting the Iraqi Kurds and allowing the Kurdistan Region to develop as an autonomous area. The 2003 invasion of Iraq permanently eliminated the threat from Saddam. In recent years the Kurds were again beset by the ominous threat posed by the Islamic State. The remarkably brave Peshmerga fighters of Kurdistan stood against ISIS with American and other coalition troops and support joining in the campaign. We commend to your reading the remarks of Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman during her April 2016 program in Nashville. The KRG enjoys a special relationship with the United States. The Kurdish people have been reliable partners, seeking democracy and independence and looking to the West for partners. We invite you to talk with Madam Abdul Rahman in this special program.

Global News Review | Feb 3

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 55:09

Global News Review - February 3, 2021 Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments. Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. TOPICS FOR February 3, 2021 Covid-19: Global Update Myanmar: Leadership Trouble India's Farmers: Growing Trouble for Modi and remembering Ralph Bunche This week we're pleased to welcome Austin Travis as a guest panelist on the Global News Review. Austin will provide background, context, and analysis of the unfolding drama of a coup in Myanmar. Austin Travis is a senior at Lipscomb University studying political science and international affairs. He is currently interning with the Tennessee World Affairs Council. Travis is a member of Lipscomb's Model U.N. team and has led Lipscomb's delegation to the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature for three years. Additionally,  he volunteers with the YMCA Center for Civic Engagement's Model U.N. conferences for Tennessee high schoolers. Travis is from Dickson, Tennessee, and graduated from Dickson County High School. Since then, he has worked on various campaigns, most recently managing the successful re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives for Rep. Mary Littleton. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global Nashville | Karl Dean Talks with Matt Kisber | Feb 2

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 39:19

Listen to a conversation with former Nashville Mayor Dean and former TN ECD Commissioner Kisber about developments in Nashville. Learn about Silicon Ranch, one of the largest solar power producers in the country. Hear how the state's Economic and Community Development Department brings global businesses to Tennessee. About Matt Kisber Matt is a co-founder of Silicon Ranch and served as CEO of the company until becoming Chairman in July 2019. As Chairman, Matt works closely with the company's executive leadership to set and implement its ambitious growth strategy. Under his leadership, Silicon Ranch has become one of the fastest growing developers, owners, and operators of solar energy plants in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes more than 3 Gigawatts of PV systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating coast to coast. Matt brings a unique background to Silicon Ranch having been a business owner and having served eight years as Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development. He has also worked with industry leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe to bring investments and jobs to Tennessee. During his tenure as Commissioner Tennessee received over $33 billion in new capital investment and over 200,000 new jobs. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Matt served 10 terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives and held numerous leadership positions including Chairman of the powerful Finance, Ways & Means committee, which handles all revenue and spending legislation. In the private sector, Matt grew up in his family's Jackson, TN department store business and developed a great love for the people and the business. He has owned a number of successful small businesses and served as Vice President for Business Development for First Tennessee Bank prior to leading Tennessee's economic development efforts. Matt is married to Paige Kisber and they have a son who attends Southern Methodist University and a high school daughter who attends Harpeth Hall. He is currently Chairman of the Tennessee Business Roundtable, member of the board of directors of the Adventure Science Center and is a founding board member and former Chairman of the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council. About Karl Dean Karl Dean was the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He was elected on Sept. 11, 2007 and was re-elected on Aug. 4, 2011. He completed his second term in office on September 25, 2015. Dean first held public office when he was elected as Nashville’s Public Defender in 1990, a post he was re-elected to in 1994 and 1998. He served as Metro Law Director from 1999 to January 2007, when he resigned to run for the office of mayor. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt. Dean was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Town Hall | US-Korea Relations in a New Era

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 90:44

The Future of Korea Project United States-Republic of Korea Relations Join us for a conversation with distinguished speakers from United States Department of State, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the United States, Korean Economic Institute. Hon. Bob Rolfe Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Panelists Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan, U.S. State Department Hon. YoungJae Kim, Economic Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the U.S. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:30-7:00pm CT This program is presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Business Insiders Brief | U.S.-South Korea Commercial Relations

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 59:42

International Business Council Seminar The Future of Korea Project United States-Republic of Korea Business Relations Join us for a conversation with distinguished speakers from United States Department of State, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the United States, Korean Economic Institute. Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 9:00-10:00 am CT Speakers Hon. Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan, U.S. State Department Hon. YoungJae Kim, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the U.S. Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 9-10:00 am CT This program is presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Global News Review - January 20, 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 49:51

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. TOPICS FOR JANUARY 27, 2021 We'll focus on Inauguration Day and the start of the President Joe Biden Administration. Renewing U.S. Global Engagement Banning Nuclear Weapons: A New Treaty Takes Effect Navalny Jailed, Russians Take to the Streets

Global News Review - January 20, 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 58:22

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. TOPICS FOR JANUARY 20, 2021 We'll focus on Inauguration Day and the start of the President Joe Biden Administration. Biden and the World The Biden Team Global Challenges

Global Nashville with Karl Dean - Ralph Schulz

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 40:55

There's no shortage of issues impacting Nashville's and Middle Tennessee's well-being. On Tuesday evening, January 19th former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean talked with Ralph Schulz, community leader and head of the Nashville Chamber. Join us for this review of important issues affecting you and your neighbors: the impact of the pandemic on business and the economy; the 2nd Avenue bombing aftermath and effects on the hospitality industry and the downtown; effects of new policies in the Biden Administration on immigration, trade and more; the situation for small businesses shuttered or in hibernation as a result of COVID; and much more.

Global News Review - January 13, 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 65:22

Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments.

Global News Review - January 6, 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 60:07

Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments.

Global Dialogue | Malcolm Nance | Terrorism: At Home and Abroad | Jan 5

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 56:12


Global Dialogue | Malcolm Nance | Terrorism: At Home and Abroad | Jan 5 by Tennessee World Affairs Council


UN75: The Journey Continues

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 79:32

A distinguished panel discussed the background and future challenges facing the United Nations on the occasion of the UN turning 75. Welcome: Matthew Hughes, Executive Director, International Relations Council, Kansas City Introduction: Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council Keynote: Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering Moderator: Joyce Davis, President, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg Panel: Hon Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the United States and former Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations (Confirmed) Linda Fasulo, NPR Correspondent at the UN, author “An Insider’s Guide to the UN” (Confirmed) Samuel Rushay, Supervisory Archivist, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Confirmed) Dustin Liu, UNA USA Youth Representative

AllianceBernstein COO Kate Burke - "Global Nashville with Karl Dean"

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 44:13

Chief Operating Officer Kate Burke who oversaw the relocation of AB's New York office to Nashville joined former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7pm CT on our "Global Nashville with Karl Dean" Webinar to talk about: the choice of Nashville for its corporate expansion, the company's international operations, and its integration into the fabric of the community. You are invited to join the conversation. You may have seen the AllianceBernstein (AB) sign go up on the tower rising at Fifth+Broadway. The new permanent downtown offices for AB will complete the investment of $11.4 million and creation of 200 new jobs in Nashville, as noted by "BusinessFacilities.com." The expansion of the global financial firm that has approximately $623 million in assets under management and offices in 25 countries is one of Tennessee's most consequential economic development wins in recent years, according to Governor Bill Lee. He said, "The creation of hundreds of quality jobs will provide tremendous benefits to the entire Middle Tennessee region.” The importance of the AB investment was echoed by TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe who said, "It’s hard to overstate how significant AB’s commitment to Nashville is for our state. Once fully operational, AB will have more than 1,250 employees here in Middle Tennessee, making it one of downtown Nashville’s largest employers. We’re incredibly honored that a company of this caliber has so quickly established deep roots in Tennessee and continues to create extremely well-paying and high-quality jobs in Nashville.” "AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB) will invest $11.4 million and create 200 additional jobs at its global headquarters in Nashville, TN. The expansion will bring the global asset management firm’s planned investment in Nashville to more than $80 million. In May 2018, the company announced plans to relocate its headquarters from New York City to Nashville and bring 1,050 jobs to Middle Tennessee." Business Facilities, January 14, 2020

Global News Review - December 9. 2020

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 58:50

Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments. Here’s our December 9th topics: --2021 - What's in Store for America in the World --Iran: Maximum Pressure at the Barrel of a Gun --Brexit: Disorderly Conduct Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence, along with a little fun and your questions. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Election 2020 | Foreign Policy Challenges: Russia, North Korea and Afghanistan EP-088

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 88:39

Foreign Policy Challenges: Russia, North Korea, and Afghanistan – Panel Chair: Dr. Breck Walker, PhD Panel Chair: Dr. Breck Walker, PhD DAS Annie Pforzheimer [Afghanistan] U.S. Foreign Service (Ret) Rank of Minister Counselor, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan; former Deputy Chief of Mission, Kabul, Afghanistan Svetlana Savranskaya, PhD., [Russia] Senior Analyst, National Security Archive Ambassador Christopher Hill [North Korea] U.S. Foreign Service (Ret); Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement; former Asst Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former Ambassador to four countries including South Korea TNWAC is launching our Election 2020 global awareness series as we prepare for the Presidential Debate hosted by our partner Belmont University on October 22nd. TNWAC will present interviews and panels with distinguished specialists in international affairs to prepare voters with background and context on the critical issues they should know about the world. TNWAC is a nonpartisan educational organization that seeks to educate the community on global affairs.

Global News Review - December 2, 2020 - EP-108

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 59:43

Global News Review - December 2, 2020 Special Edition 2021 - What's in Store for America in the World With Special Guest Ambassador John Kornblum Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs And The Usual Gang of Three Ambassador Charles (Dick) Bowers, U.S. Foreign Service (Retired) Former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Dr. Breck Walker, Ph.D. Historian of U.S. Foreign Policy LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) Former Naval Intelligence Officer Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global News Review - November 4, 2020

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 78:09

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Today we are going to check into the global response to the U.S. election. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global Nashville with Karl Dean - "Little Kurdistan"

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 51:12

Host: • Karl Dean Guests: • Nawzad Hawrami • Mohammad Kokoy • Halmat Qazi • Mrs. Dilman Yasin • Abdulsattar Recany

Global News Review - November 11, 2020

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 58:20

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global News Review - November 18, 2020

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 51:29

Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. Topics for November 18, 2020 1 – White House Transition: Global Reactions and Jiggery-Pokery 2 – Mammoth Asia-Pacific Trade Deal: America Outside, Looking In 3 - Peru’s Presidency Problems: Musical Chairs in Lima Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global News Review - October 28, 2020 | EP102

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2020 87:49

Join our team of Ambassador Dick Bowers, Dr. Breck Walker and LCDR Patrick Ryan for expert analysis of current global developments. Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence, along with a little fun and your questions.

America's Place in the World | Ambassadors Pickering and Kornblum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2020 96:33

Tennessee World Affairs Council Election2020 Project Chair: Professor Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, Vanderbilt University Ambassador John Kornblum, U.S. Foreign Service (Ret), Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Distinguished Fellow, U.S. Foreign Service (Ret), Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to Russia, to India, to Israel, to El Salvador, to Nigeria, and to Jordan

TNWAC/Tennessean President Debate Watch Party

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 58:44


PRESENTED BY THE TENNESSEE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL AND "THE TENNESSEAN'S" CIVILITY TENNESSEE CAMPAIGN Our debate watch party included pre- and post-debate discussions with our panel of specialists on campaign operations, polling, media, global affairs and other relevant fields. Our panel included: • David Plazas, Opinion Engagement Editor, "The Tennessean" (moderator) • Mark Braden, Senior VP, Mercury LLC, former campaign manager for Senator Lamar Alexander. • Rachael Dean Wilson, Director of External Affairs, Alliance for Securing Democracy, former Senator John McCain staff member and press assistant in McCain 2008 campaign. • Holly McCall, Editor, "Tennessee Lookout" online news • Sarah Lingo, Executive Director, Sister Cities of Nashville • Amanda Knarr, Global Account Manager, Forrester Research; TNWAC Board • Campbell Lahman, Academic WorldQuest Program Rep • Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council Debate Topics: COVID-19 American Families Race in America Climate Change National Security Leadership


Global News Review - October 21, 2020 | EPISODE 100 !!!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 50:12

Topics for October 21, 2020 1 – Mexico: Dam Water 2 – The Uighurs and Global Human Rights 3 – President Debates and International Affairs Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. THIS WEEK we're joined by David Plazas of The Tennessean as our guest host to talk about media issues. David Plazas David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Tennessee and The Tennessean where he serves an editorial writer, opinion columnist, op-ed editor and an editorial board member. He has written award-winning columns on affordable housing, government accountability and civic engagement. He leads the acclaimed Civility Tennessee campaign. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Election2020 | America's Place in the World (One) Gen Allen, Dr. Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 93:21


America's Place in the World *Chair: Professor Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, Vanderbilt University *General John Allen, President, Brookings; former Commander NATO International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan (Confirmed) *Dr. Jessica Tuchman Matthews, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years. (Confirmed) Thomas Schwartz Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in American politics, the history of international relations, Modern European history, and biography. His most recent book is Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography (Hill and Wang, 2020). The book has received considerable notice and acclaim. Harvard’s University’s Charles Maier has written: "Thomas Schwartz's superbly researched political biography reveals the brilliance, self-serving ego, and vulnerability of America's most remarkable diplomat in the twentieth century, even as it provides a history of U.S. engagement in global politics as it moved beyond bipolarity." John Allen John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as chair of security and strategy and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. He is the co-author of the book "Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence" alongside co-author Darrell M. West (Brookings Press, 2020)” Allen served in two senior diplomatic roles following his retirement from the Marine Corps. First, for 15 months as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security, during which he led the security dialogue for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. President Barack Obama then appointed Allen as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 15 months. Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members, effectively halting the expansion of ISIL. During his nearly four-decade military career, Allen served in a variety of command and staff positions in the Marine Corps and the Joint Force. He commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013. Allen is the first Marine to command a theater of war. During his tenure as ISAF commander, he recovered the 33,000 U.S. surge forces, moved the Afghan National Security Forces into the lead for combat operations, and pivoted NATO forces from being a conventional combat force into an advisory command. Allen also participated in the Six Party Talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and played a major role in organizing the relief effort during the South Asian tsunami from 2004 to 2005. Allen was the Marine Corps fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the first Marine officer to serve as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where today he is a permanent member. Jessica Tuchman Matthews Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy. She was director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington program and a senior fellow from 1994 to 1997. While there she published her seminal 1997 Foreign Affairs article, “Power Shift,” chosen by the editors as one of the most influential in the journal’s seventy-five years. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology and graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College.


Global News Review - October 14, 2020 EP98

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 57:59

Topics for October 14, 2020 1 – World Food Program and Alfred Nobel 2 – World Press Freedom Under Attack 3 -- Nuclear Weapons, Dexamethasone and the 25th Amendment Give Dick, Breck and Pat 45 minutes and they'll give you the world. Analysis and entertaining commentary on the top events and issues leading global news reports. Hard to find insights and perspectives from diplomacy, academia and intelligence. THIS WEEK we're joined by David Plazas of The Tennessean as our guest host to talk about media issues. David Plazas David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Tennessee and The Tennessean where he serves an editorial writer, opinion columnist, op-ed editor and an editorial board member. He has written award-winning columns on affordable housing, government accountability and civic engagement. He leads the acclaimed Civility Tennessee campaign. Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US 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. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012. Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007. Breck Walker received his PhD in Diplomatic History from Vanderbilt in 2007. His dissertation was on the foreign policy of the Carter administration. He taught at Sewanee, the University of the South, 2007-2012, and on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015. He worked as a historian in the Historical Office of the Office of Secretary of Defense 2013-2016, researching and writing a book on early Pentagon cyber policy. Prior to becoming a history professor, Breck worked for twenty years as an investment banker, the last ten as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group at J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. Breck serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

Global Nashville with Karl Dean Talks With New Americans Office Director Hassan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 27:41

Karl Dean, former Nashville Mayor talks with community leaders about the things that make Nashville a global city. Global Nashville with Karl Dean Join Mayor Dean for a conversation with Mohamed-Shukri Hassan, Director of the Office of New Americans as they talk about community issues in the headlines. Hassan, who was born in Somalia, worked with or advised the Metro Public Health Department, New American Development Center, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Metro Arts and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and the New Americans Advisory Council. The Mayor's Office of New Americans works to engage immigrants and empower them to participate in our government and our community. The number of foreign-born residents in Nashville has more than doubled over the past decade. Nearly 12 percent of our population was born outside of the United States, and nearly half of those people are recent immigrants who entered the country since 2000. In fact, in 2012, Nashville had the fastest-growing immigrant population of any American city. Nashville is the proud home of the nation's largest Kurdish population, as well as growing enclaves of immigrants from Somalia, Burma, and all over the world. "Shukri-Hassan’s journey to Middle Tennessee is a unique one. Shortly after being born in Somalia in 1986, his family fled their home country due to the growing Civil War. The family bounced from place to place in East Africa, eventually settling in Nairobi, Kenya. Though they found temporary solace, they had dreams to live in the United States of America. Shukri-Hassan’s mother was the first to make the leap overseas through the immigration lottery. After a few years of saving, the rest of the Shukri-Hassan family joined her in Decatur, Georgia."

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