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Nov. 30: WACC Speaker Series with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist, The Economist

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on November 30th as we host James Astill, Washington correspondent and Lexington Columnist for The Economist.  Astill will share his insight on economic and political trends shaping global markets, particularly emerging markets, such as India. With its booming domestic market and growth, enormous population, and position as the largest democracy, it is arguably the main Asian counterweight to China. Don't miss this timely conversation and the opportunity to discuss other ongoing geopolitical transitions in the E.U.

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. 

Upcoming Events

12oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmTMS Adventures in Dining: Ethiopian CuisineJoin The Magellan Society to enjoy and learn about authentic Ethiopian cuisine and culture

18oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmTMS - Charlotte Young Professionals Mixer at the Mint MuseumJoin The Magellan Society to meet and network with other local young professionals

26oct11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.The Future of Italy-U.S. Relations

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