Tennessee World Affairs Council

Being a Belmont student comes with amazing opportunities. Recently I was gifted one of the most amazing opportunities. One of my professors, Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education Dr. Barnard, told me about a scholarship opportunity where I would use the funds I would receive to attend a conference in D.C. I applied and was accepted to attend the conference with the Tennessee World Affairs Council. TN WAC “is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities.” They are based on our campus at 1513 Compton Avenue and are working toward having a stronger relationship with the Belmont community. This organization offers amazing opportunities for political science, government, law or any other type of student! Since learning about TN WAC, I have met amazing people on our campus, such as Ambassador Charles R. Bowers and Ambassador Ronald Schlicher.

The national conference also allowed for me to meet incredible people and go to amazing places. Some of the speakers were the US Secretary of Commerce, the Chairman and CEO of UPS, the President of the American Foreign Service Association, Senator George J. Mitchell and more. I ate lunch with the German Embassy’s head of the Economics and Science Department, Peter Rondorf. I visited Brookings, a think tank that aims to solve problems facing society. I even visited the Ambassador of France’s house for a reception (and I was able to sneak him my business card). As you can see, this organization can offer you a million opportunities. I highly recommend that you check it out and even join!

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Ali Humbrecht
Chair, Campus Outreach and Events