The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 8th time since 2010. WorldQuest was created by the WACC and has grown into a nationwide international knowledge competition played by councils around the country. The thrill of competition and enthusiasm for world affairs has made this program one of our most successful education initiatives in the greater Charlotte area.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on August 31st, as we host WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Aung Lynn, the Ambassador of Myanmar to the United States at noon on Thursday, August 31 at the Charlotte City Club.
Join The Magellan Society (the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) at Seoul Food for a Korean-inspired evening on Thursday, August 24. Come network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals over a beverage at our fall kick-off Global Social!
Network with hundreds of young professionals while learning more about and connecting with 50 local nonprofit organizations and leaders.