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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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 2015-2016 Council Scholar Award Program    


2015-2016 Council Scholar Program


Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on October 30th, 2015. The applications can either be mailed or hand delivered to the Council.


Download 2015-2016 Council Scholar Award Application (MS Word Document)


Program Information 


July 22 - TMS Partner Event: 3rd Annual Young Professionals Multi-Group Mixer at the Fillmore Charlotte Register Now
August 27 - TMS Global Social Happy Hour at Vida Cantina Register Now
October 28 - WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpur, Ambassador for Singapore
to the United States
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

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