Featured Events

March 8: WACC Speaker Series with Suzanne DiMaggio and Gary Sick from The Iran Project

Experts Suzanne DiMaggio, Director and Fellow at New America and Dr. Gary Sick, Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University's Middle East Institute will provide in-depth analysis and insight on what the Iran Nuclear Deal means to international diplomacy and global stability, and the consequences if the U.S. pulls out of the deal.n.

March 1: WACC Speaker Series with John Brennan, CIA Director (2013-2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a Speaker Series Luncheon with John Brennan, CIA Director (2013-2017) on March 1st as he shares his insight on the most pressing security issues of our time, his experience leading the CIA, and his outlook for U.S. national security moving forward.

Feb 22: WACC CEO Series with Klaus Zellmer, President & CEO of Porsche Cars, North America

Join Klaus Zellmer, President & CEO of Porsche Auto North America on February 22nd as he shares he shares his perspective on the global auto industry, future technologies, and leading the North American operations for arguably the most recognizable name in cars.

Feb. 15: WACC Speaker Series with Hilarie Bass, President, American Bar Association

Join Hilaris Bass on February 15th as she shares her perspective on international business, domestic and foreign policy, and the role of the ABA in global judicial affairs and at home under the Trump Administration.

SOLD OUT – Feb. 14: WACC Private Dinner with Hilarie Bass, the President of the American Bar Association

Join Hilarie Bass, the President of the American Bar Association on Wednesday, Feb. 14th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner. She will share her perspective on international business, domestic and foreign policy, and the role of the ABA in global judicial affairs and at home under the Trump Administration.

Feb. 7: WACC Speaker Series with Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Russian Historian and Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council

Dr. Stephen J. Blank uses his expertise in Russian history to analyze contemporary Russian affairs, advising private firms and U.S. Congress as the "go-to" expert. He currently serves as Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and will share his insight on U.S.-Russia relations, Putin's foreign policy strategies, and the U.S. administration's relationship with the Kremlin.

Jan 25: WACC Speaker Series with Hon. Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Deputy Secretary of State)

The Honourable Andrew Leslie, a long-time public servant in the Canadian government and a top ranking diplomat, will share his insight on the current state of the partnership between our two countries. His professional background in the military, private sector, academia, Parliament, and diplomatic corps will also provide context and expertise on current state of affairs, as well as a global perspective. 

Jan. 24: WACC Private Dinner with Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Deputy Secretary of State)

Join The Honorable Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Jan. 24th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner.

TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: Jan 17: WACC Private Dinner with U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker (1993-2012)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, January 17th in the elegant King Room at Providence Day School for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with top U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Ryan Crocker. 

Dec. 13: TMS Global Social – Christkindlmarket 2017

Join TMS for a year-end holiday gathering at Charlotte's second annual Christkindlmarket in Romare Bearden Park! Network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals while we stroll around the market enjoying traditional glühwein, streudel, bratwurst and more!

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