Wednesday, March 1: Nuclear Security
Dr. Justin Conrad, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration Charlotte Country Day School – 1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte coordinates a local community lecture series annually. The Charlotte Great Decisions Lecture Series consists of five weekly sessions and is an opportunity for citizens to meet, discuss and learn about some of the issues facing our world. Each week a local expert from nearby colleges and universities provides additional perspective on the topic of interest and answers questions regarding the information presented in the Briefing Book and through the lecture.
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, March 7th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Dr. Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Chair of Chinese Studies, and Dean for Educational Policy, Davidson College.
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.
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.
Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WAC Charlotte) and the Charlotte City Club Young Professionals for an expert panel on the State of the Region: A Global Discussion. We will discuss what makes Charlotte a globally competitive city, culturally and economically, as well as explore areas for growth in our city and region, hearing from local experts on our panel:
Ronnie Bryant, President & CEO, Charlotte Regional Partnership
Greg Sizemore, Director, North Carolina U.S. Exports Assistance Centers
Ljubomir (LJ) Stambuk, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Charlotte
Moderated by Rina Arline, Senior VP and Treasury Sales Manager, Bank of America
*All attendees are welcome to join us in the Club for dinner and conversation with panelists following the program. Please call (704) 334-3200 to make your reservation.
Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) at the Charlotte International Rotary Club Meeting on Monday, March 27th.
Come and network with other internationally-minded young professionals and Charlotte International Rotary Club members while we hear from distinguished Charlotte YP, Troy Pelshak, Chairman of the Charlotte International Cabinet.
Date: Thursday, March 27th Venue: Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus
Rose Jay Dining Room
4701 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209 Directions Time: Dinner & Networking: 5:30 pm
Program Begins: 6:00 p.m.
Option to stay for dinner with the panelists: 8:00 pm Cost: $10
*Dinner from the Cooking Pot African Kitchen included
Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, March 30th for Private Dinner and small-group conversation with H.E. Ligia Fonseca, First lady of Cape Verde.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one-on-one conversation over a gourmet meal with lawyer, advocate, and First Lady of Cape Verde, Her Excellency Ligia Fonseca. She will share her insights on the success story of Cape Verde, and why you may want to plan a visit soon.
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Join The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte) for a special Adventures in Dining Cooking Class, limited to 12 individuals.
Alexis Gordon, TMS Advisory Committee Member, spent several years in Holland for her graduate studies and continues to visit the region regularly. She will share her culinary secrets in a fun and entertaining atmosphere for this hands-on, Dutch-themed class.
Participants will learn techniques for making items such as hutspot and kibbeling, and olliebollen for dessert! The instructional class will be followed by dinner and wine.
Date: Thursday, March 30th Location:
Private Residence in South Charlotte
*Address given upon registration Time:
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25.00 (includes hands-on instruction, dinner comprising of cooking class dishes and wine)
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!
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