Speaker Series

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.

WACC Private Dinner with Boris Ruge (November 3, 2016)

2 SEATS REMAINING: Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation, and the American Council on Germany for a Private Dinner and small group conversation with Boris Ruge, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Germany in Washington, DC. He will share his insights on U.S. - Germany bilateral relations, our overseas efforts for peace and security, and ongoing developments in the EU.

WACC Global Energy Series with E4 Carolinas: Patrick Duddy (October 26th, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, October 26th as we host Patrick Duddy, former US Ambassador to Venezuela and International Visiting Lecturer, Duke University, Office of Global Strategy and Programs. He will share his insights into global energy issues in the Western Hemisphere in his presentation, "Petroleum, Populism, and Growth: The Development Challenge in Latin America."

WACC Speaker Series with Talmage Boston (October 18th, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, October 18th as we host Talmage Boston, partner at Winstead PC and author of Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents. After completing 31 interviews with presidential historians and White House insiders over two years, Boston synthesized their best points to create the Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership.

WACC Private Dinner with Talmage Boston (October 17th, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 17th for a Private Dinner and small-group conversation with Talmage Boston, Attorney and Author.

WACC Speaker Series with Gillian Tett (August 24th, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, August 24th as we host Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times. She will share her insight into the US and global economy, and the global ramifications of Britain's pending exit from the EU.

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