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WACC Speaker Series with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015), December 1, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, December 1st as we host Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015). Having served at the highest levels of the Federal Government, in Congress and as Secretary of Defense, Secretary Hagel will share his perspectives on current and past US foreign policy, the direction of US involvement in international engagement, recent global developments, and issues of international security.

Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest (November 10th, 2016)

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 7th 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.

WACC Private Dinner with Boris Ruge (November 3, 2016)

SOLD OUT: Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation, and the American Council on Germany for a Private Dinner and small group conversation with Boris Ruge, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Germany in Washington, DC. He will share his insights on U.S. - Germany bilateral relations, our overseas efforts for peace and security, and ongoing developments in the EU.

Upcoming Events

5oct11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC CEO Series with John FerriolaA Global Outlook: Steel's Innovative Future

13oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmTMS Adventures in Dining: Serbian Cuisine

17oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner with Talmage Boston

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