Join TMS and The Global Studies Department of Charlotte Latin School to hear about the tremendous global impact of MANA Nutrition, a locally-based nonprofit. Founder and CEO, Mark Moore, will share his story and experiences that led him to create MANA Nutrition, which has saved over 1 million children from severe malnutrition in 17 countries around the world.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Global Economist at Wells Fargo on January 28th for an expert presentation on the 2016 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.
George V. Brown, Director, Renewable Strategy and Policy, Duke Energy "Preparing for a Renewable Energy Future" Brown_George_5x7_Color Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and George Brown, Director of Renewable Strategy and Policy at Duke Energy's renewable generation development group. He is responsible for developing business strategy and related policy initiatives for Duke Energy's Regulated Utilities organization. Renewable energy is on the forefront of environmental, economic and business discussions. George Brown will share about Duke Energy's strategies and policies as they relate to advancing renewable energy efforts in the Charlotte region.
WACC Speaker Series with Major General Michael J. Kingsley, Chief of Staff, AFRICOM (October 14th, 2015)
World Affairs Council of Charlotte Speaker Series (October 14th, 2015) Major General Michael J. Kingsley Chief of Staff, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) major-general-michael-j-kingsleyJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 14th as we host Major General Michael J. Kingsley, Chief of Staff of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) who will discuss the global security issues in Africa as it relates to the regular political turmoil in the region, the spread of emergent health threats across borders and the growth of groups like Boko Haram that promote terror and constant crisis in the African continent.
Michael Tarwater Chief Executive Officer, Carolinas HealthCare Systems michael_tarwaterJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 8th as we host Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System who will discuss the role of Carolinas HealthCare in the global health arena and how its providing world-class healthcare service to our region. Michael Tarwater’s vision allowed Carolinas HealthCare System to develop an appropriate level of presence in promoting quality healthcare for people around the world. In collaboration with the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, the Carolinas HealthCare System International Medical Outreach Program (IMO) is delivering medical assistance globally by establishing sustainable healthcare in underserved areas such as Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe.
World Affairs Council of Charlotte Speaker Series (Sept. 17th, 2015) Dr. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMS), US Naval Academy Author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry" lylegoldsteinJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on September 17th as we host Dr. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor at the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMS) within the US Naval Academy, who will discuss his newest book, "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry." Though a US–China conflict is far from inevitable, major tensions are building in the Asia-Pacific region. These strains are the result of historical enmity, cultural divergence, and deep ideological estrangement, not to mention apprehensions fueled by geopolitical competition and the closely related “security dilemma.”
PRIVATE DINNER: An Evening with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMS), US Naval Academy Author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry" September 16th lylegoldsteinJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 16th for an intimate and thought-provoking discussion and private dinner with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry."
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 6th 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.
Travel with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte Magical Journey Through Mittel Europe: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia September 20th – October 2nd, 2015 (13 -Days)
Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) to network and mingle with young professionals of various international careers and backgrounds while enjoying drinks and appetizers at Vida Cantina on August 27th from 6-8 p.m. Meet, greet and network with other internationally-minded young professionals in the Charlotte area.