World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Tower Place 200, Suite 300
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Leadership During Chaos

WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 8, 2020
12:30PM- 1:15PM

WHERE:

Online Program- Zoom

Contact Alice, adossche@gsu.edu for registration.

Members only. Complimentary for members.

Consider taking 53,000 students across six campuses across metro-Atlanta from in-person to on-line classes in two weeks while maintaining the quality of education. Add this to the equation ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and community at the largest university in the state. All of this in a recently merged university with five satellite campuses.

This is not management; it requires leadership.

 

Join us for a chat with Georgia State University President Mark Becker, Ph.D, whose background could not be more appropriate. Dr. Becker’s academic training is as a biostatistician. At the University of Minnesota he even served as assistant vice president of public health preparedness and emergency response. President Becker will discuss his insights on leading during the most chaotic period Atlanta has experienced since 1864 and how he is enabling GSU to continue its mission in times of a global pandemic. 

The Gender Dynamics of Pandemics

THURSDAY, 

APRIL 9, 2020

12:00PM-1:00PM

WHERE:

Online Program- Zoom

Contact Alice, adossche@gsu.edu for registration.

Open to All.

When emergencies hit, women and girls come last.

Until recently, the transmission of COVID-19 to developing countries or those experiencing ongoing humanitarian emergencies have been limited, but such transmission is now on the rise. The dangers of the pandemic pose a substantially higher risk to those in developing countries, and aid workers are scrambling to combat the virus with constrained resources.

Social norms such as expectations that women and girls are responsible for doing domestic chores and nursing sick family members can expose women and girls to greater health risks. How is CARE USA ensuring the protection of women and girls? What has the organization learned about previous outbreaks that may help in the fight against COVID-19?

 

Join us via Zoom as we discuss with Camille Davis, Senior Manager, Humanitarian Resource Mobilization, CARE USA, the implications that COVID-19 will have on gender equality in the developing world.

This online program is open to all.

Why Are There No Face Masks

FRIDAY,

APRIL 10, 2020

1:00PM-2:00PM

WHERE:

Online Program- Zoom

Contact Alice, adossche@gsu.edu for registration.

Open to All.

The shortage of face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) is real. The situation has become so dire that some health care workers have resorted to unprecedented (forced) break in protocol by wearing bandanas for masks and trash bags for gowns.

 

How is this happening in the United States?

The global just-in-time supply chain might be appropriate for blue jeans but does it make sense for vital medical supplies? China, the first nation to shelter in place because of coronavirus, produces half of the world’s masks.



Robert Abernathy, former CEO of Halyard Health Inc. – a pharmaceutical and medical products supply company that produces surgical masks and gowns – will unpack this crisis that further complicates the fight against this global pandemic and share thoughts on what a supply chain “fix” would look like.

This online program is open to all.

Convert Military Ops: Strategy vs. Legality

TUESDAY,
APRIL 21, 2020
1:00PM-2:00PM

WHERE:

Online Program- Zoom

Contact Alice, adossche@gsu.edu for registration.

Members only. Complimentary for members.

The drone strike that shook the world. The assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Major General of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,threated to tip U.S.-Iran hostilities into war. President Trump justified the attack; the U.S. accuses Soleimani for acts of terrorism and for being the arcquitect of operations that killed hundreds of soldiers during the Iraq war. In Iran, a major contrast: many lauded the powerful commander as a hero. 

 

The attack prompted significant questions. How legal is for the U.S. President to carry these covert operations? Was this attack strategically wise as for making Americans safer or just a reckless escalation?

 

Professor Laurie Blank from Emory Law School in conversation with Professor Carrie Lee from the Air War College will shed light on this issue as they discuss the role of the U.S. military around the world and the premises to understand what’s legal and strategic when it comes to such high-level military operations.