Speaker Series

Oct. 19: WACC Speaker Series with Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program, Western Illinois University

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 19th as we host Professor Dean Alexander. Alexander will share his perspective on the evolution of ISIS and their actions outside the so-called caliphate and subsequent devastation of global peace and security.

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.

WACC Annual Meeting Dr. James Hastings (June 21, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on June 21st for our Annual Meeting as we host Dr. James Hastings. He will share his insight on India, US-India relations and the evolution of the country over the past 45 years.

SOLD OUT: WACC Voyagers Club with Dr. Cindy Combs (May 25, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on May 25th for a Voyagers Club "fireside" chat with Dr. Cindy Combs. She will share her perspective on the issues occurring in the Koreas and the South Sea Island region as well as her insights on arising and ongoing global security threats.

SOLD OUT: WACC Speaker Series with Dr. Graham Allison (June 8, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on June 8th as we host Dr. Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide's Trap?

WACC Speaker Series (March 8, 2017)

Join us at the Charlotte City Club on March 8th with Dr. Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Chair of Chinese Studies and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy, Davidson College, as she shares her perspective about the current state of affairs between the U.S. and China and the challenges and complexities that lie ahead for the new administration in Asia.

WACC Speaker Series Panel on the Middle East (January 18, 2017)

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, January 18th as we host Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Dr. Jim Walsh for a panel discussion on the Middle East.

WACC Speaker Series with Detlev Ruenger, December 2, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a WACC Speaker Series luncheon hosting Detlev Ruenger, Consul General of Germany in Atlanta. The Consul General will share his insights on current foreign policy strategies in Germany, the ongoing refugee crisis and international security concerns, and U.S.-Germany bilateral relations.

WACC Speaker Series with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015), December 1, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, December 1st as we host Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015). Having served at the highest levels of the Federal Government, in Congress and as Secretary of Defense, Secretary Hagel will share his perspectives on current and past US foreign policy, the direction of US involvement in international engagement, recent global developments, and issues of international security.

WACC Private Dinner with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015), November 30, 2016

SOLD OUT: Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, November 30th for a Private Dinner and small group conversation with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense (2013-2015). Secretary Hagel served two terms as a Congressman before becoming the first combat veteran to hold the office of Secretary of Defense. Don't miss this opportunity to meet him over a gourmet meal and ask your own questions about the history and future of US foreign policy and security.

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