MAY 4, 2020
In this edition of Comm(Unity), it’s a CxC:Amplified takeover! This week we will be featuring 50+ events by World Affairs Councils across the nation. From engaging discussions with top experts and leaders to salsa dancing classes and global trivia, this week has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the full list of events, linked below!
CxC:Amplified is live! — Putting the World Back Together marks the first time Councils across the country will gather virtually for a special, inclusive Ideas Summit, under a new brand: CxC: Amplified. Our collective programming – virtual events, conversations, debates, and engagement opportunities – on one platform aims to meet this historic moment with unity, leadership, and dialogue. Watch as CEO Megan Torrey kicks off this week-long summit. Stream Now.
Check out the CxC:Amplified website with a full lineup, schedule of events and ticket registration.
Weekly Article Roundup
Follow along with the CTWAC staff on this week’s article roundup:
Gen. John Allen (USMC, Ret.) and Karin von Hippel pose the question: Where is the global coalition to fight the coronavirus?
Explore why cooperation is now needed most in this Foreign Affairs article
CATCH GEN. ALLEN SPEAKING LIVE: FRI., MAY 8 | 12:00PM | TICKETS
Though technology can help solve this crisis, Samm Sacks argues that government policy must come first
Samm Sacks and Mira Rapp-Hooper for Foreign Affairs
CATCH SAMM SACKS SPEAKING LIVE: WED., MAY 6 | 11:00AM | TICKETS
Look at Yanzhong Huang’s argument on why and how the multilateral health systems failed to stop COVID-19
Reforms from 2005 were not enough
CATCH DR. HUANG SPEAKING LIVE: THU., MAY 7 | 5:00PM | TICKETS
Coronavirus doesn’t mean other conflicts have ceased – Jarrett Blanc reports on effects of the pandemic in conflict-affected areas
Jarrett Blanc and Frances Z. Brown at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
CATCH JARRETT BLANC SPEAKING LIVE: THU., MAY 7 | 4:00PM | TICKETS
World Affairs Council of Greater Houston will host Dr. Peniel Joseph who wrote this dual biography of the most iconic African American leaders.
CATCH DR. JOSEPH SPEAKING LIVE: THU., MAY 7 | 7:00PM | TICKETS
World Affairs Council Upstate will host Dr. Michele Gelfand this week. Check out this interview before watching live!
CATCH DR. GELFAND SPEAKING LIVE: THU., MAY 7 | 12:00PM | TICKETS
Watch this poignant story of love and war from Syria and afterwards participate in a film discussion with WorldOregon
SIGN UP NOW: THU., MAY 7 | 10:00PM | TICKETS
Channel your competitive side and join WAC New Hampshire for an online global trivia challenge! Psst.. there’s a prize for the winner!
SIGN UP NOW: TUE., MAY 5 | 7:00PM | TICKETS
Join the Vermont Council on World Affairs and Chef Paula Fernandes for a virtual cooking class to make one of Brazil’s most delicious desserts. The perfect Mother’s Day activity!
SIGN UP NOW: SAT., MAY 9 | 12:30PM | TICKETS
Check in next week for another CTWAC exclusive cartoon:
Between hosting two Generals, and planning and partaking in a national ideas summit, the Council has a big week. We hope you are able to join us and other Councils around the U.S. for the myriad of events, discussions, classes and other programs that define CxC:Amplified!
P.S. Don’t worry, our normal cartoon feature will be back next week!
Global Fellow / Consultant
 Gen. David Petraeus (USA, Ret.): KKR;  Gen. John Allen (USMC, Ret.): The Brookings Institution;  Gen. Allen at Global Security Forum 2019: Nick Caito Photography;  For Sama cover image;  Brigadeiros: Charles-be for Pixabay;  Cartoon: Caroline Schaefer;  Caroline headshot: Caroline Schaefer
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