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Featured Events

Nov. 8: Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest 2017

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 8th time since 2010. WorldQuest was created by the WACC and has grown into a nationwide international knowledge competition played by councils around the country. The thrill of competition and enthusiasm for world affairs has made this program one of our most successful education initiatives in the greater Charlotte area.

Oct. 26: WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 26th as we host H.E. Armando Varricchio, the Ambassador of the Italian Republic. He will share his insight on Italy-U.S. relations under the new U.S. administration and offer perspective on the future of the European Union. 

Sept. 21: WACC Speaker Series with Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on September 21st as we host Dr. Bernard Weinstein. As a widely published and consulted energy economist, Dr. Weinstein will share his perspective on the greatest challenges facing the U.S. and world in terms of energy resources, renewable energy, and the latest technologies for reducing global emissions.

Upcoming Events

20sep6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner with Dr. Bernard WeinsteinAs an energy economist, Dr. Weinstein will share his insight on the future of coal and gas, as well as the most effective technologies to reduce global emissions.

21sep11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Dr. Bernard WeinsteinDr. Weinstein will share his perspective on the greatest challenges facing the U.S. and world in terms of energy resources, renewable energy, and the latest technologies for reducing global emissions.

30sepAll DayTravel Advantage Program: India (Sept. 30 - Oct. 12)Explore the vivid majesty of India with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte

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