Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on March 6th for a unique discussion with H.E. Peter Wittig who will discuss the current relationship between Germany and the United States and the opportunities for economic and trade growth, political partnership, defense and security initiatives and long-term cultural-education exchanges between the two nations. There is approximately 200 German-owned firms in Charlotte including 59 U.S. headquarters; making Germany the most largely represented foreign country in the region.
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host Matti Anttonen, Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as part of the WACC Ambassadors Circle Series program on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. As the Ambassador of Finland to Russia from 2008 and 2012, Anttonen will share his unique perspective on the current state of affairs within the European Union and the challenges it faces in response to the Russia's tumulus relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte together with Hon. Klaus Becker, Honorary Counsel of Germany to North Carolina, the Charlotte Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation on February 25th as we host Dr. Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor of Die Zeit, the leading German weekly for a discussion on "Obama & Merkel: Last Man and Woman Standing in the West."
Russell Gold, Investigative Journalist, Wall Street Journal Author of "The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World" RussellGold_AuthorOne hundred wells a day. That is the number of wells that are drilled and hydraulically fractured – or fracked – every day in the United States. In The Boom, Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold chronicles the rise of this once-obscure oilfield technology, a story that answers a critical question of our time: where will the energy come from to power the world – and what price will we have to pay for it. It is a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling.
An Evening with Russell Gold, Investigative Journalist, Wall Street Journal Author of "The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World." Russell Gold is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times.
Brazil has risen to new global prominence — it’s drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems have held it back. Join TMS as we examine the challenges facing this nation on the rise. Registration is closed. This event has already been held.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte as we host Col. Mark Mikleby, Ret., on January 22nd as he discusses reorganizing America's domestic and foreign policy strategies to match the challenges and realities of the 21st century. In July 2009, Admiral Mullen, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked Captain Wayne Porter, USN, and Colonel Mark Mykleby, USMC, to develop some ideas around a grand strategy for the nation in the 21st Century.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for an intimate private dinner on Wednesday, January 21st for an exclusive private dinner (limited to 15 people) with Col. Mark Mykleby, USMC (Ret.) for a discussion on reorganizing America's domestic and foreign policy strategies to match the challenges and realities of the 21st century.