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The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WACC): Global Spotlight Speaker Series with Charlotte Country Day School: Anthea Rossoue

Join The Magellan Society, Young Professionals of the WACC, and Charlotte Country Day School on May 6th as we host Anthea Rossouw, Founder of the Dreamcatcher Foundation. Anthea will discuss community empowerment barriers and projects in a post apartheid South America. Dreamcatcher provides opportunities for communities living in recurrent poverty to improve their quality of life and create a future in which they can thrive. Working in 20 different communities over the past two decades, the Foundation continually strives to eliminate barriers and develop opportunities, offering a "leg up" to self-sustenance and dignity, as opposed to taking a "hand out" approach.

The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WACC): International Fun Run at Triple C Brewing Company

Join TMS for our first International Fun Run originating at Triple C Brewing Company on April 30th. Participants must come dressed to represent the nations/countries of their choice for a proud display of colors during the fun run. The run is designed so that participants can choose their own distance and will conclude back at Triple C Brewery.

WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S.

On March 17th, President Obama welcomed Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny to the White House during his traditional St. Patrick's holiday visit to Washington, D.C. In his remarks at the White House, the Irish Prime Minister endorsed the comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which would solidify the economic relationship between America and Europe. Taoiseach Kenny further shared his views on the positive engagement with the U.S. in matters related to regional security, immigration and diplomacy. U.S. relations with Ireland are based on common ancestral ties and shared values that have provided unique opportunities for strong friendship and partnership between both countries.

World Citizen Award Dinner honoring Tim Belk, Chairman and CEO of Belk Inc.

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.

TMS Joint Program: International Career Panel co-hosted together with UNC Charlotte’s Office of International Programs

Join TMS in partnership with UNC Charlotte Office of International Programs for the opportunity to network and hear several early-career professionals discuss the international elements of their careers in law, business, government, not-for-profit and education. The panelists will speak about their experiences and offer valuable advice to those about to enter the job market pursuing work in international fields.

The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WACC): Adventures in Dining: Waldhorn Restaurant

Join TMS for an excursion to Waldhorn Restaurant to enjoy authentic German cuisine in the company of an excellent group of internationally-minded young professionals. Network and mingle while enjoying a delicious family style meal of bratwurst vorspeise, crab cakes, karoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), hausgemachte maultaschen (pasta pillows), braised beef rouladen and breaded pork cutlets. For those wanting to sample German bier, a cash bar will be available.

WACC Speaker Series with George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Stratfor and author of “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe”

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte as we host George Friedman, Chairman of STRATFOR and author of "Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe" as he shares his insights on "flashpoints," with unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again. With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints, Friedman focuses on Europe-the world’s cultural and power nexus for the past five hundred years . . . until now.

Private Dinner: An Evening with George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Stratfor and author of “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe”

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, March 25th for an exclusive private dinner (limited to 15 people) with George Friedman, Chairman of STRATFOR and author of "Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe." As one of the world's foremost experts on forecasting global politics, intelligence, technology and culture trends and occurrences, he will as he shares his insights on "flashpoints," with unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

West Point Global Leadership and Ethics Conference

March 20 - West Point Global Leadership and Ethics Conference co-hosted together with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte (Education)

The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WACC): Joint Program: “Global Social Hour” with The Magellan Society

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 at the Charlotte City Club with the Charlotte City Club Young Professionals on March 19th from 6-8 p.m. Meet, greet and network with other internationally-minded young professionals in the Charlotte area. Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

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