FULL CALENDAR

january

17jan6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner: An Evening with Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Dr. Jim Walsh (January 17, 2017)A Program of the World Affairs Councils of America supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

18jan11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series Panel on the Middle East with Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Dr. Jim Walsh (January 18, 2017)A Program of the World Affairs Councils of America supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

february

1feb6:30 pm- 8:00 pmThe Magellan Society - Great Decisions Lecture Series (Joint Event)The Future of Europe

2feb7:30 am- 9:00 amWACC Business Breakfast Series with Dr. Jay Bryson (February 2, 2017)Dr. Jay Bryson Managing Director and Global Economist, Wells Fargo Global Economic Outlook 2017

8feb6:30 pm- 8:00 pmGreat Decisions 2017Trade and Politics

9feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTMS Global Social at Rí Rá Irish PubCome network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals while enjoying a pint.

15feb6:30 pm- 8:00 pmGreat Decisions 2017Latin America's Political Pendulum

22feb11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC CEO Series with Brian Moynihan (February 22, 2017)A Conversation with Brian Moynihan

22feb6:30 pm- 8:00 pmGreat Decisions 2017Conflict in the China Sea

march

1mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmGreat Decisions 2017Nuclear Security

7mar6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private DinnerAn Evening with Dr. Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Chair of Chinese Studies and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy at Davidson College

8mar11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Dr. Shelley RiggerFrom the Art of the Possible to the Art of the Deal? US-Taiwan-PRC Relations under the New Administration

16mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmGlobal Spotlight with TMSState of the Region: A Global Discussion

27mar5:30 pm- 7:00 pmTMS Global SpotlightTroy Pelshak, Chairman, Charlotte International Cabinet

30mar6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner - An Evening with H.E. Ligia Fonseca, First Lady of Cape Verde (March 30, 2017)An Evening with H.E. Ligia Fonseca, First Lady of Cape Verde

30mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmTMS Adventures in DiningCooking Class: Dutch Cuisine

april

4apr6:30 pm- 8:00 pmTMS International Career Panel

20apr11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC CEO Series with Luke Kissam, Chairman, President and CEO of AlbemarleA Conversation with Luke Kissam

26apr6:30 pm- 8:00 pmTMS Adventures in Dining at Kebab JeLebanese Cuisine

may

2may6:00 pm- 9:00 pm2017 World Citizen Award Dinner (May 2, 2017)Honoring Dr. Tony Zeiss, President of Central Piedmont Community College (2002-2016)

25may6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Voyagers Club with Dr. Cindy CombsNew Threats to Global Security

june

8jun11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Dr. Graham AllisonDestined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap?

12jun6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner - An Evening with H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador Of Belgium to the U.S.An Evening with H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S.

13jun11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S.The New U.S. Administration and Transatlantic Relations

15jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTMS Global Social at Vida CantinaCome network and mingle with other internationally-minded young professionals over complimentary appetizers and drink specials at our final event of the season!

21jun6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Annual MeetingIndia at 70: Prospects and Challenges for the World’s Largest Democracy

july

12jul6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTMS: Charlotte’s 5th Annual YP Mixer at The FillmoreNetwork with hundreds of young professionals while learning more about and connecting with 50 local nonprofit organizations and leaders.

august

31aug11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Aung Lynn, Ambassador of MyanmarThe Future of U.S.-Myanmar Relations

september

20sep6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner with Dr. Bernard WeinsteinAs 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.

21sep11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Dr. Bernard WeinsteinDr. 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.

30sepAll DayTravel Advantage Program: India (Sept. 30 - Oct. 12)Explore the vivid majesty of India with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte

october

18oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmWACC Private Dinner with Dean AlexanderJoin us for a small-group conversation over dinner with Dean Alexander as he shares his insights on ISIS as a global threat and the challenges for law enforcement around the world.

19oct11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Dean AlexanderISIS: Global Terror and What it Means for Us

26oct11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.The Future of Italy-U.S. Relations

31oct11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC CEO Series with Mike Lamach, CEO of Ingersoll RandA Conversation with Mike Lamach

november

8nov5:45 pm- 9:15 pm2017 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition

december

7dec11:30 am- 1:30 pmWACC Speaker Series with Todd Moss, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development