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Comm(Unity) Weekly: New Young Professionals Series!

MARCH 29, 2020

In this edition of Comm(Unity), we announce a new Young Professionals series! We also look at spirituality around the world and comment on the high-demand, exclusive nature of vaccines in this week’s cartoon.

Announcing: Young Professionals Series

Calling all Young Professionals — The Council is excited to announce a series of upcoming Young Professionals programs! From space wars to sport diplomacy, this series will cover unique aspects of national security and foreign policy beyond what tops our daily headlines.

Beginning with an exciting interview with an expert guest or panel, these programs end with exclusive opportunity to speak to our featured guest ‘face-to-face’ (on Zoom, of course) to ask your most pressing questions directly, discuss career paths and more.

Register and spread the word about our first event in this series premiering on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00pmDefense Against the Dark Arts in Spacefeaturing Kaitlyn Johnson, Center for Strategic and International Studies.


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Weekly Article Roundup

Follow along with the CTWAC staff on this week’s article roundup:

Two centuries of Western domination of the world is coming to a close in both the material and ideological realms as other countries rise
China and Russia continue to rise, while sowing instability

Get ready for our event this week by reading up on how China’s economic experiment with national digital currency impacts its citizens
Digital currency (different than cryptocurrency) has unique qualities

Samia Suluhu Hassan became Tanzania’s sixth president this month and has an opportunity to strengthen peace and stability in a time of crisis
Hassan joins and expands a network of women leaders in Tanzania

President Biden committed to emphasizing climate change as part of his foreign policy agenda, so how can the DoD make it an actionable item?
The abstract nature of climate change doesn’t have to be limiting

Peru’s presidential election has 18 different candidates in the race – but a recent poll shows they might all be rejected
The elections take place on April 11th with no clear winner in sight

Weekly Entertainment


The world grows enough food to end chronic hunger, so why do millions of people starve in an age of plenty?


Heart and Soul

BBC brings us Heart and Soul podcast, which explores “personal approaches to spirituality from around the world” and what faith means to different communities


Demons in Paradise

Jude Ratnam was five when civil war broke out in Sri Lanka, and now he returns as a filmmaker to document the physical and emotional toll of war


Native Land Digital

The Canadian non-profit Native Land Digital lets you type in an address and and see which indigenous nations lived on what land


Spanish Olive Oil Cake

Switch your butter for olive oil in this recipe that uses bright fruit flavors (think: lemons, kumquats and mangos) to get excited for spring! Topped with toasted almonds, it can’t be beat

Global Good News

Suez Canal: Ever Given container ship finally freed!

A giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for nearly a week was finally freed today. Check out how the massive ship got stuck in the first place, how authorities dislodged the ship, and what this means for the canal.

Read More.

Weekly Cartoon

Check in next week for another CTWAC exclusive cartoon:

Courtesy of Caroline Schaefer

Spring has sprung! We encourage you to get outside as much as you can as the weather warms up. And our favorite outdoor activity? Putting in some earbuds and listening to the latest State of the World podcast episode!

Nicole Struth
Director of Education & Special Projects

Image Credits: [1] Space: Canva; Kaitlyn: CSIS; [2] China digital currency: Canva; [3] Children looking at arm: BBC Heart and Soul; [4] Olive Oil cake: Nourish Deliciously blog; [5] Ever Given ship: Reuters via BBC; [6] Cartoon: Caroline Schaefer; [7] Nicole Struth: Caroline Schaefer

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