Events

2017 World Citizen Award Dinner (May 2, 2017)

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will honor Dr. Tony Zeiss, President of Central Piedmont Community College (1992-2016) as the 2017 World Citizen Award recipient. Since 1990, the WACC has annually presented the World Citizen Award to prominent citizens (and organizations) who have enhanced our community's standing in the world their accomplishments of international significance and contributions to the city, this region and our international community.

WACC CEO Series (April 20, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on April 20th to hear from Luke Kissam, Chairman, President and CEO of Albemarle. The company recently relocated its world headquarters to Charlotte from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Albemarle is a $10 billion global specialty chemicals company, servicing customers in more than 100 countries.

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 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.

WACC CEO Series (February 22, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a WACC CEO Series luncheon hosting Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Moynihan on February 22. As the leader of one of the world’s largest financial services firms, Moynihan will share his thoughts on the global economy and the work Bank of America does to drive responsible growth in the U.S. and around the world.

TMS: Spring Kick-Off Global Social at RiRa’s Irish Pub (February 9, 2017)

Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) for our spring kick-off Global Social! Come network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals while enjoying a pint.

WACC Business Breakfast Series (February 2, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Global Economist at Wells Fargo on February 2nd for an expert presentation on the 2017 global economy. As Wells Fargo's global economist, Dr. Bryson provides detailed analysis on financial markets and developments in major economies of the world. His presentation will not only address the impact of U.S. financial markets around the world, but trending economic strategies worldwide.

TMS: Global Spotlight on The Future of Europe (February 1, 2017)

Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) in partnership with UNC Charlotte's Office of International Programs as we host Dr. Steve Sabol, Assistant Professor, Department of History, for a lecture and discussion on The Future of Europe.

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 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.

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