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.
Join us at the Charlotte City Club on March 8th with Dr. Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Chair of Chinese Studies and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy, Davidson College, as she shares her perspective about the current state of affairs between the U.S. and China and the challenges and complexities that lie ahead for the new administration in Asia.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, March 7th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Dr. Shelley Rigger. Dr. Rigger will share about the complexities of relations between the U.S. , China, and Taiwan. Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions about China-Taiwan-U.S. relations as the Trump administration promises breakthroughs in these relations and begins to form its foreign policy.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a WACC CEO Series luncheon hosting Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Moynihan on February 22. As the leader of one of the world’s largest financial services firms, Moynihan will share his thoughts on the global economy and the work Bank of America does to drive responsible growth in the U.S. and around the world.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Global Economist at Wells Fargo on February 2nd for an expert presentation on the 2017 global economy. As Wells Fargo's global economist, Dr. Bryson provides detailed analysis on financial markets and developments in major economies of the world. His presentation will not only address the impact of U.S. financial markets around the world, but trending economic strategies worldwide.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, January 17th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Distinguished Career Ambassador, often included in the ranks among Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Also participating will be Dr. Jim Walsh, Research Associate at the MIT Security Studies Program, and expert on issues of international security.
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.
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte is pleased to announce the Council Scholar Award Program [...]
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, October 18th as we host Talmage Boston, partner at Winstead PC and author of Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents. After completing 31 interviews with presidential historians and White House insiders over two years, Boston synthesized their best points to create the Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership.