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.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 31st as we host Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO, Mike Lamach. Irish-owned, with headquarters in Davidson, Ingersoll Rand has over fifty plants worldwide on six of the seven continents. The $21 billion global company is committed to providing industrial and commercial products, services, and solutions.
Oct. 19: WACC Speaker Series with Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program, Western Illinois University
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 19th as we host Professor Dean Alexander. Alexander will share his perspective on the evolution of ISIS and their actions outside the so-called caliphate and subsequent devastation of global peace and security.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, October 18th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University. He will share his insight on the history and actions of ISIS beyond the so-called caliphate, and his perspective on how the U.S. and its allies respond to the increasing threat to peace global security.
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.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 20thfor a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dr. Bernard Weinstein. As 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. Don't miss the opportunity for this timely and engaging conversation.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on June 21st for our Annual Meeting as we host Dr. James Hastings. He will share his insight on India, US-India relations and the evolution of the country over the past 45 years.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on May 25th for a Voyagers Club "fireside" chat with Dr. Cindy Combs. She will share her perspective on the issues occurring in the Koreas and the South Sea Island region as well as her insights on arising and ongoing global security threats.
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will honor Dr. Tony Zeiss, President of Central Piedmont Community College (1992-2016) as the 2017 World Citizen Award recipient. Since 1990, the WACC has annually presented the World Citizen Award to prominent citizens (and organizations) who have enhanced our community's standing in the world their accomplishments of international significance and contributions to the city, this region and our international community.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on April 20th to hear from Luke Kissam, Chairman, President and CEO of Albemarle. The company recently relocated its world headquarters to Charlotte from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Albemarle is a $10 billion global specialty chemicals company, servicing customers in more than 100 countries.