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

Nov. 30: An Evening with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist, The Economist

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on November 30th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with James Astill, Washington Correspondent and Lexington Columnist for The Economist. Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions and discuss ongoing geopolitical trends and emerging markets.

Dec. 6: WACC Private Dinner with Dr. Todd Moss

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, December 6th for a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dr. Todd Moss. Moss is currently working on electrification in Africa, cash transfers in new oil economies, and ideas for upgrading US development finance tools. He has led the Center for Global Development's work on Nigerian debt, reconstruction in Zimbabwe, the future of the World Bank's soft loan International Development Association, and the African Development Bank. Join us for this discussion on evolving U.S. policy toward global economic development and poverty.

Sept. 20: WACC Private Dinner with Dr. Bernard Weinstein

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on Wednesday, September 20thfor a small-group conversation over a gourmet dinner with Dr. Bernard Weinstein. As 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. Don't miss the opportunity for this timely and engaging conversation.

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.