Private Dinner

Throughout the year WACC offers exclusive opportunities for small group discussion time with our renowned speakers, experts and foreign dignitaries at our Private Dinners.

Past private dinners include the following:

  • An Evening with Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute
  • An Evening with Col. Mark Mykleby, USMC, Ret., Senior Fellow, Smart Strategy Initiative at the New America Institute
  • An Evening with Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal journalist and author of “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World”
  • An Evening with George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Stratfor and author of “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe”
  • An evening with Lyle Goldstein, Professor and Author of “Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry”
  • An Eveningwith Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German Federal Minister of Defense (2009-2011); German Federal Minister of Economics & Technology (2009)
  • An evening with Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.
  • Private Dinnerwith Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of Peace Corps
  • An evening with Matthew Bishop, Globalization Editor at The Economist 


Photo: An Evening with Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist for The Economist magazine

Private Dinner Events

Oct. 18: WACC Private Dinner with Dean Alexander

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, October 18th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University. He will share his insight on the history and actions of ISIS beyond the so-called caliphate, and his perspective on how the U.S. and its allies respond to the increasing threat to peace global security.

SOLD OUT: WACC Private Dinner with H.E. Dirk Wouters (June 12, 2017)

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. The Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. 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.

WACC Private Dinner with H.E. Ligia Fonseca (March 30, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Thursday, March 30th for a Private Dinner and small group conversation with H.E. Ligia Fonseca, First Lady of Cape Verde.

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.