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 

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

Private Dinner Events

WACC Private Dinner (March 7, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Tuesday, March 7th for a small-group conversation over dinner with Dr. Shelley Rigger. 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.

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.

A Private Reception with H.E. Miloslav Stasek and H.E. Petr Gandalovič (May 12, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the Charlotte Business Journal, and Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, for this exclusive opportunity to meet H.E. Miloslav Stasek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the U.S., to network with participants of the 2016 Energy Inc. Summit. Make your reservation now!

Private Dinner: An Evening with Dr. Lyle Goldstein (September 16th)

PRIVATE DINNER: An Evening with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMS), US Naval Academy Author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry" September 16th lylegoldsteinJoin the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 16th for an intimate and thought-provoking discussion and private dinner with Dr. Lyle Goldstein, author of "Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry."