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Comm(Unity) Weekly: Seventh Edition

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!


Weekly Episode

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


Weekly Entertainment

READ

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


LISTEN

Playing Tight and Loose

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

STREAM

For Sama

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


PLAY

WorldQuest Trivia

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

COOK

Brigadeiros

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


Weekly Cartoon

Check in next week for another CTWAC exclusive cartoon:

Courtesy of Caroline Schaefer

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!

Caroline Schaefer
Global Fellow / Consultant


Image Credits:
[1] Gen. David Petraeus (USA, Ret.): KKR; [2] Gen. John Allen (USMC, Ret.): The Brookings Institution; [3] Gen. Allen at Global Security Forum 2019: Nick Caito Photography; [4] For Sama cover image; [5] Brigadeiros: Charles-be for Pixabay; [6] Cartoon: Caroline Schaefer; [7] Caroline headshot: Caroline Schaefer


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