Join The Magellan Society and UNC Charlotte’s Office of International Programs for the opportunity to network and hear several early-career professionals discuss the international elements of their careers in law, education, not-for-profit and engineering. The panelists will speak about their experiences and offer valuable advice to those about to enter the job market and pursue work in international fields.
This year’s panelists will include:
Sherrod Seward, Partner, Seward Tran LLP, Business & Immigration Law
Johnelle Causewell, Director, Citizen Diplomacy Program, International House
Derek Smith, Director, Global Studies, Charlotte Latin School
Jon Vague, International Energy Developer & Strategist, Duke Energy
Moderated by Kristina Drye, Program and Membership Manager, World Affairs Council of Charlotte
Come out for networking with TMS and to draw upon the knowledge and experience of these young professionals! Enjoy coffee and refreshments provided by Our Human Family!
Resume Review! Several UNC Charlotte career center advisers will be offering brief resume review sessions for those who want to clean, polish, or re-energize their resumes. Come with a printed copy of your resume and take advantage of this opportunity to re-vamp your resume!
Date: Tuesday, April 4th Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Building
Lecture Hall 204
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 – Parking Directions Time:
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
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.
Luke will introduce us to Albemarle’s diverse industry-leading chemicals portfolio. He will also focus on how Albemarle’s world-class lithium business is helping to fuel our future through the world’s energy, transportation, and electronics markets. Join us in welcoming Luke and Albemarle to Charlotte!
Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) for an excursion to Kebab Je to enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine in the company of internationally-minded young professionals. We will learn about Lebanese dishes and culture from the owners while enjoying a delicious family-style meal of assorted traditional dishes.
Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 Location: Kebab Je
Sycamore Commons Shopping Center
2233 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105 – Directions Time:
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $25.00 (includes assortment of appetizers, entree dish, dessert, and a glass of wine)
Since 1990, the World Affairs Council of Charlotte annually presents 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.
The World Citizen Award Dinner has become an important part of the educational and cultural fabric of the greater Charlotte region. Each year, a capacity audience gathers to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the recipient.
This year, the Council is honored to present the 2017 World Citizen Award to Dr. Tony Zeiss, President of Central Piedmont Community College (1992-2016).
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
601 South College Street · Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on May 25th for a Voyagers Club “fireside” chat with Dr. Cindy Combs. She will share her perspective on the issues occurring in the Koreas and the South Sea Island region as well as her insights on arising and ongoing global security threats.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on June 8th as we host Dr. Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap?
China and the US are heading toward a war that neither wants. That’s the sensational premise of Dr. Graham Allison’s new book, Destined for War. The reason: Thucydide’s Trap, a deadly historical pattern of structural stress that results when rising powers challenge ruling ones. In the past 500 years, this pattern has occurred 16 times. In 12 of these cases, the outcome was war.
Today, as an unstoppable China approaches an immovable America and Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump both promise to make their countries “great again,” the case for war looks grim. Dr. Allison, who is director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School, has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense and advised the secretaries of defense under every president from Reagan to Obama. Join him for a crucial conversation about what painful steps China and America must take to avoid disaster.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Monday, June 12th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S.
The Ambassador will share his perspective on U.S.-Belgium bilateral relations as well as U.S. transatlantic relations with the EU and efforts of global security and foreign policy under the new U.S. Administration.
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Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on June 13th, 2017 as we host H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. as he shares his insight on U.S. Belgium-relations under the new U.S. administration.
The U.S. maintains strong bilateral ties with Belgium, cultivating a cooperative relationship on a number of foreign policy issues. As the host country of the European Union and NATO, Belgium is a pivotal leader in European and Transatlantic diplomacy. As such, H.E. Dirk Wouters will share his perspective on U.S. transatlantic relations with Europe as the new Trump Administration begins to shape its foreign policy platforms.