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The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world. 

The Charlotte Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and together with approximately 92 other such World Affairs Councils and affiliates across the country, our mission focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.


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Program Information 


September 18 - 28 - WACC Travel Advantage Program to Greece
October 1 - WACC CEO Series with Lynn Good, President & CEO of Duke Energy
November 9 - Partnership Program with Providence Day School, hosting Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela's former prison guard and longtime friend
November 12 - WACC Speaker Series with Carrie Hessler-Rodelet, Director of Peace Corps
November 18 - Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest

Ambassador Sponsors 

Charlotte Observer: Op-Ed - In Cuba, times are a changin' (by Mark Erwin) Read More
Charlotte Observer: Charlotte seen as 'path to energy future' Read More
WBT Radio: Going Global Segment: Bringing Ambassadors to Charlotte Click to Listen
Foreign Policy: For American Students in China, Some Risks, No Regrets Read More
Charlotte Observer: Head of Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Office (New York) Steve Barclay spoke to WACC members during his first economic development visit to North Carolina.- Read More  
Charlotte Observer: President Luis Guillermo of Costa Rica touts business climate in Charlotte visit Read More
Charlotte Business Journal: Three things you learn about Costa Ricans when their president comes to town Read More
Costa Rican News: President Luis Guillermo Solis Promotes Costa Rica on U.S. Tour Read More
News 14: World Affairs Council of Charlotte Hosts President of Costa Rica Read More  
HOLA Noticias: Presidente de Costa Rica visitó Charlotte Read More

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