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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 non-profit, non-partisan organization, it is

supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions. 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 


December 11, 2014 - The Magellan Society (Young Professionals of the WACC): TMS Holiday Party at Blue Restaurant Register Now

January 22, 2015 - WACC Speaker Series with Col. Mark Mykleby, USMC, Ret., Senior Fellow, Smart Strategy Initiative at the New America Institute Register Now

February 5, 2015 - WACC Speaker Series with Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal journalist and author of "The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World"  Register Now

March 6, 2015 - WACC Ambassador Circle Series with H.E. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States Register Now

March 19, 2015 - Joint Program: "Global Social Hour" with The Magellan Society and Young Professionals of the Charlotte City Club


March 20, 2015 - West Point Global Leadership and Ethics Conference co-hosted together with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte (Education)

April 1, 2015 - Joint Program: International Career Panel co-hosted together with UNC Charlotte's Office of International Programs.

April 15, 2015 World Citizen Award Dinner honoring Tim Belk, Chairman and CEO of Belk Inc.

April 22, 2015 - WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S.

April 24 - May 5, 2015- WACC Travel Advantage Program to Turkey

Spring 2015:  WACC Speaker Series with George Friedman, Foundation and Chairman of Stratfor and author of "Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe"

Spring 2015:  WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the U.S. 

Spring 2015:  WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of Indonesia to the U.S.

Ambassador Sponsors 

Oct. 8: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will honor Tim Belk, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc. as the 2015 World Citizen Award recipient on April 15, 2015. Save-The-Date
Oct. 6: Transcript from General David M. Rodriguez Prepared Remarks - "The Global Security Situation in Africa"  Read More
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