Events

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.

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.

Partner Program: Czech Film Screening (November 30, 2016)

Join The World Affairs Council of Charlotte , the Magellan Society, the Charlotte International Rotary, and Charlotte Country Day School for a free Czech Film Screening hosted by Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic to North and South Carolina, and Zdenek Beranek, Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

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.

Partner Program: Community Forum (November 21, 2016)

Join The World Affairs Council of Charlotte , The Magellan Society, and Charlotte Country Day School for a Community Forum on Embracing Charlotte's Refugee Community. The panel will be moderated by Alexis Gordon, Charlotte International Relations Manager and Chief of Protocol.

2016 World Affairs Councils of America National Conference (November 16th – November 18th, 2016)

The WACA National Conference, held annually for over two decades, gathers our regional leaders drawn from the business, civic, and education communities. Leading policymakers and national security experts lead the discussion on the critical national security challenges before us and help our council leaders plan their programming for the coming year.

TMS: Charlotte International Rotary Club Meeting (November 14th, 2016)

Join The Magellan Society (The Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) at the Charlotte International Rotary Club Meeting on Monday, November 14th. Come network with other internationally-minded young professionals and Rotary Club members while we learn about Global Sustainable Development from Dr. Bob Patterson, North Carolina State University.

Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest (November 10th, 2016)

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host WorldQuest together with Academic WorldQuest, our high school version of WQ, for the 7th 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.

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.

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