Featured Events

2017 World Citizen Award Dinner (May 2, 2017)

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.

WACC CEO Series (April 20, 2017)

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.

WACC Private Dinner (March 30, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, March 30th for a Private Dinner and small group conversation with H.E. Ligia Fonseca, First Lady of Cape Verde.

WACC Speaker Series (March 8, 2017)

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.

WACC CEO Series (February 22, 2017)

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.

Partner Program: Czech Film Screening (November 30, 2016)

Join The World Affairs Council of Charlotte , the Magellan Society, the Charlotte International Rotary, and Charlotte Country Day School for a free Czech Film Screening hosted by Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic to North and South Carolina, and Zdenek Beranek, Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

WACC Global Energy Series Tim Fairchild, Director of Global Energy Practice, SAS (June 2, 2016)

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.

TMS International Fun Run (May 19, 2016)

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.

Travel with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte (April 24, 2016 to May 5, 2016)

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.

World Citizen Award Dinner honoring Philip L. Dubois, Chancellor of UNC Charlotte (April 20, 2016)

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.

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