The WACA National Conference, held annually for over two decades, gathers our regional leaders drawn from the business, civic, and education communities. Leading policymakers and national security experts lead the discussion on the critical national security challenges before us and help our council leaders plan their programming for the coming year.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for our Annual Meeting on June 15th as we host H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates. The Consul General will share his insights into the current geopolitical state of the region, security issues impacting the area and the current state of the U.S. - UAE bilateral relations. The United States has had friendly relations with the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) since 1971, following its formation and independence from the United Kingdom. The two countries established formal diplomatic relations in 1972. The U.A.E. plays an influential role in the Middle East, and is a key partner for the United States.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and E4 Carolinas on Thursday, June 2nd, as we host Tim Fairchild, Director of Global Energy Practice at SAS. He will share his insights into global and national trends changing the energy sector and analytics. With years of experience in the technology industry, Tim Fairchild's expertise ensures that the SAS uses the collective power of industry, government, and academia to bring the most innovative solutions to the global market.
Join TMS for our International Fun Run at Triple C Brewing Company on Thursday, May 19th to stretch your legs, have a drink with friends, and show your colors! Dress in traditional clothing to represent the nations/countries of your choice for a proud display of colors during the fun run. Regale yourself in flags, paint your face, or don some national insignia and join us for Triple C's weekly run club. The run is designed so that participants can choose their own distance and will conclude back at Triple C Brewery.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the Charlotte Business Journal, and Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, for this exclusive opportunity to meet H.E. Miloslav Stasek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the U.S., to network with participants of the 2016 Energy Inc. Summit. Make your reservation now!
Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) for a special TMS Global Social at the Wine Palette on Thursday, April 28th. Come network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals from different backgrounds while painting international scenery. Enjoy a free glass of wine and snacks while we receive private group instruction by a professional artist, and leave with our finished masterpieces! Includes one free glass of wine, snacks, private group painting instruction, all materials, and your final product. Guests are welcome to bring their beverage of choice.
Members of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte have the opportunity to go on trips organized by the Council. These trips offer all the highlights of extensive touring opportunities, in addition to behind-the-scenes tours and special briefings by political leaders and local experts. At the end of April, join the Council for an exclusive excursion to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand.
Philip L. Dubois UNC Chancellor, UNC Charlotte Recipient of the 2016 World Citizen Award Since 1990, the World Affairs Council of Charlotte annually presents 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. The World Citizen Award Dinner has become an important part of the educational and cultural fabric of the greater Charlotte region. Each year, a capacity audience gathers to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the recipient.
An Evening Reception with H.E. Arun Singh (April 8th, 2016) Ambassador of India to the United States Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Wells Fargo for this exclusive opportunity to meet His Excellency Arun Singh, and and welcome him to Charlotte for an evening reception. Enjoy light refreshments as the Ambassador shares his insights into India-US relations and the significant progress that has been made in bilateral cooperation and international partnership between the two countries. Make your reservation now! Space is limited to the first 100 registrants!
H.E. Arun K. Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States: India and the US: A 21st Century Global Partnership Ambassador Arun Singh will join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on April 8th to share his perspectives about the significant progress that's been made in bilateral cooperation and international partnership between both India and the United States. President Obama has called India one of the "defining partnerships" of the 21st century, one which will be vital to U.S. strategic interests in Asia-Pacific and across the globe.