Private Dinners

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. 6: Private Dinner with Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Russian Historian and Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on February 6th for a small group discussion over dinner with Dr. Stephen Blank about the rising tensions between the U.S. and Russia amidst ongoing accusations of cyber attacks, the investigation into interference in the U.S. presidential election, and bold leaders making statements outside of ordinary protocol.

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.

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. 6: WACC Private Dinner with Dr. Todd Moss

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, December 6th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dr. Todd Moss. Moss is currently working on electrification in Africa, cash transfers in new oil economies, and ideas for upgrading US development finance tools. He has led the Center for Global Development's work on Nigerian debt, reconstruction in Zimbabwe, the future of the World Bank's soft loan International Development Association, and the African Development Bank. Join us for this discussion on evolving U.S. policy toward global economic development and poverty.

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.

Sept. 20: WACC Private Dinner with Dr. Bernard Weinstein

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 20thfor a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dr. Bernard Weinstein. As an energy economist, Dr. Weinstein will share his insight on the future of coal and gas, as well as the most effective technologies to reduce global emissions. Don't miss the opportunity for this timely and engaging conversation.

SOLD OUT: WACC Private Dinner with H.E. Dirk Wouters (June 12, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Monday, June 12th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with H.E. Dirk Wouters. The Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. will share his perspective on U.S.-Belgium bilateral relations as well as U.S. transatlantic relations with the EU and efforts of global security and foreign policy under the new U.S. Administration.

WACC Private Dinner with H.E. Ligia Fonseca (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 Private Dinner (January 17, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, January 17th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Distinguished Career Ambassador, often included in the ranks among Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Also participating will be Dr. Jim Walsh, Research Associate at the MIT Security Studies Program, and expert on issues of international security.

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