Upcoming 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.

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.

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.

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. 30th: Community Partner Program – End Polio NOW

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and community partners on October 30th for this documentary screening and discussion in recognition of World Polio Day and the fight to end polio now. Come learn about the PAST impact of polio on our community. Understand the impact of polio in our PRESENT world. Help END polio NOW and in the FUTURE. Special introduction by WACC Direct, Millie Cox.

Oct. 26: WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 26th as we host H.E. Armando Varricchio, the Ambassador of the Italian Republic. He will share his insight on Italy-U.S. relations under the new U.S. administration and offer perspective on the future of the European Union. 

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