Private Dinners

Oct. 18: WACC Private Dinner with Dean Alexander

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, October 18th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University. He will share his insight on the history and actions of ISIS beyond the so-called caliphate, and his perspective on how the U.S. and its allies respond to the increasing threat to peace global security.

Sept. 20: WAC 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.

A Private Reception with H.E. Miloslav Stasek and H.E. Petr Gandalovič (May 12, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the Charlotte Business Journal, and Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, for this exclusive opportunity to meet H.E. Miloslav Stasek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the U.S., to network with participants of the 2016 Energy Inc. Summit. Make your reservation now!

WACC Private Dinner (March 7, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, March 7th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Dr. Shelley Rigger. Dr. Rigger will share about the complexities of relations between the U.S. , China, and Taiwan. Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions about China-Taiwan-U.S. relations as the Trump administration promises breakthroughs in these relations and begins to form its foreign policy.

Private Dinner: An Evening with Dr. Lyle Goldstein (September 16th)

PRIVATE DINNER: An Evening with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMS), US Naval Academy Author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry" September 16th lylegoldsteinJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 16th for an intimate and thought-provoking discussion and private dinner with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry."

Private Dinner (February 4, 2015)

An Evening with Russell Gold, Investigative Journalist, Wall Street Journal Author of "The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World." Russell Gold is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times.

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