Featured Events

Jan 18: WACC Speaker Series U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker (1993-2012)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on January 18th as we host esteemed U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Crocker has served 6-terms as a U.S. Ambassador during some of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history with the Middle East. President Obama called him out of retirement in 2011 to serve as Ambassador to Afghanistan, and President George W. Bush awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

SOLD OUT 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!

Dec. 7: WACC Speaker Series with Dr. Todd Moss, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on December 7th as we host Dr. Todd Moss. Moss is an expert in international development, leading the Center for Global Development's research focused on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment. He has also served with the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and the Overseas Development Council.

Nov. 30: An Evening with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist, The Economist

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on November 30th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist for The Economist. Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions and discuss ongoing geopolitical trends and emerging markets.

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. 31: WACC CEO Series with Michael Lamach, Chairman & CEO of Ingersoll Rand

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 31st as we host Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO, Mike Lamach. Irish-owned, with headquarters in Davidson, Ingersoll Rand has over fifty plants worldwide on six of the seven continents. The $21 billion global company is committed to providing industrial and commercial products, services, and solutions.

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!

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