Featured Events

Nov. 30: WACC Speaker Series with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist, The Economist

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on November 30th as we host James Astill, Washington correspondent and Lexington Columnist for The Economist.  Astill will share his insight on economic and political trends shaping global markets, particularly emerging markets, such as India. With its booming domestic market and growth, enormous population, and position as the largest democracy, it is arguably the main Asian counterweight to China. Don't miss this timely conversation and the opportunity to discuss other ongoing geopolitical transitions in the E.U.

Nov. 8: Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest 2017

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 8th 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.

Oct. 26: WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 26th as we host H.E. Armando Varricchio, the Ambassador of the Italian Republic. He will share his insight on Italy-U.S. relations under the new U.S. administration and offer perspective on the future of the European Union. 

Oct. 18: TMS – Charlotte Young Professionals Mixer at the Mint Museum

Network with other internationally-minded young professionals while learning about and mingling with other YP groups in Charlotte for this truly city-wide mixer.

Oct. 12: TMS Adventures in Dining: Ethiopian Cuisine

Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) for an excursion to Queen Sheba to enjoy authentic Ethiopian cuisine and dining in the company of internationally-minded young professionals. We will learn about Ethiopian dishes and culture from the owner while enjoying a delicious family-style meal of assorted traditional dishes, including a Jebena Buna coffee ceremony!

Sept. 21: WACC Speaker Series with Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on September 21st as we host Dr. Bernard Weinstein. As a widely published and consulted energy economist, Dr. Weinstein will share his perspective on the greatest challenges facing the U.S. and world in terms of energy resources, renewable energy, and the latest technologies for reducing global emissions.

Sept. 9: TMS Greek Festival Meetup

Join us Saturday, September 9th at the Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte! We will meet up outside the gate at 1:00 p.m. to explore the world in our own backyard.

Aug. 31: WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Aung Lynn, Ambassador of Myanmar to the U.S.

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on August 31st, as we host WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Aung Lynn, the Ambassador of Myanmar to the United States at noon on Thursday, August 31 at the Charlotte City Club. 

Aug. 24: TMS Fall Kick-off Global Social at Seoul Food

Join The Magellan Society (the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) at Seoul Food for a Korean-inspired evening on Thursday, August 24. Come network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals over a beverage at our fall kick-off Global Social!

July 12th: TMS – Charlotte’s 5th Annual YP Mixer at The Fillmore

Network with hundreds of young professionals while learning more about and connecting with 50 local nonprofit organizations and leaders.

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