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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. 


World Affairs Councils of AmericaThe Charlotte Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and together with approximately 100 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 

 

April 23  - Partner Event with UNC Charlotte's Office of International Programs and Carolina for Kibera (CFK): Free Film Screening - "Without a Fight" Registration Details 

 

April 24  - Partner Event with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: "America's Global Leadership: Impact on North Carolina" with featured speaker Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator, North Carolina Registration Details 

 

April 29  - WACC Voyagers Club with Douglas Rader, Chief Oceans Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, "The Future of the Sea Around Us" Registration Details 

 

April 29  - Partner Event with the French American Chamber of Commerce of North Carolina: FACCNC Luncheon featuring Cassie Hagan, Vice President, Corporate Communications, AREVA Inc. Registration Details 

 

May TBD  - WACC Speaker Series with David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of Foreign Policy Magazine and author of " Power Inc." The Epic Rivalry between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead." 

 

May 14 - Voyagers Club with Council Scholars

 

May 23-30, 2014 - Save-the-Date: Travel to Cuba with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte.

Departure 1


June 3 - 2014 World Citizen Award Dinner Registration Details 

September 7-20, 2014 - Save-the-Date: Join L.J. Stambuk, President & CEO of WACC, and native of Croatia and Slovenia as he leads the National World Affairs Councils of America trip to Croatia and Slovenia. More Details Here


RESCHEDULED: Fall 2014 - WACC Ambassadors Circle Series with H.E. Peter Ammon, Ambassador of Germany to the United States




 

News
 
Jan. 14: BLOG: Summary of Great Decisions 2015 lecture on U.S. Trade Policy  Read More
Jan. 31, 2014: VIDEO: Russian Ambassador to the U.S. speaks to President and CEO of Charlotte Chamber Bob Morgan regarding economic partnerships between Charlotte and Russia Watch Now
Jan. 31, 2014: Russia is Ready: Russian Ambasador to the U.S. discusses business opportunities between Charlotte and Russia Read More
Jan. 31, 2014: Interview with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak by the Charlotte Observer regarding the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, US-Russia diplomatic and economic partnerships and Edward Snowden  Read More
Jan. 12, 2014: WACC on National TV: On Sunday, January 12th at 10:00 p.m. (ET) C-SPAN 2 Book TV featured one of WACC’s most intriguing speakers of 2013, Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and author of "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing The World Before It Is Too Late" Watch Online
Dec. 5: On Thursday, Dec. 5 Joseph Cirincione, Author of "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late" delivered a compelling speech on nuclear terrorism and left his audience with a sense of optimism as mentioned in The Charlotte Observer  Read More
Dec. 3: PRESS RELEASE: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte Hosts Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and Author of "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late" Read More
Nov. 20: VIDEO: Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira speaking to News 14 at the World Affairs Council of Charlotte luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 13 about the vital relationship between Brazil and the U.S. The Brazilian Ambassador highlighted the key relationship between his country and Charlotte.
Watch Online
Nov. 19: The Charlotte Observer discusses this year’s Joint WorldQuest/ Academic WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition winners in the Young Achievers section on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.  Read More
Nov. 14: Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk, President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte was quoted on the front page of the Charlotte Observer on Thursday, November 14, 2014, along with guest of the Council, H.E. Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S., on the airline merger’s impact on business and Charlotte's global competitiveness. Read More
Nov. 11: PRESS RELEASE: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte Hosts H.E. Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S.  Read More
Nov. 1: PRESS RELEASE: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte Celebrates its Annual Joint WorldQuest/ Academic WorldQuest Global knowledge Competition Read More
Oct. 7:
BLOG: Garinger High School Students Participated in WACC Speaker Series through "Global Ambassadors Program Read More
Sept. 30: VIDEO:  President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk was Interviewed by Dr. Maha Gingrich on the show "Charlotte, A City of International Success" (CPCC TV) Broadcasted in Sept. 2010. Watch Online
Sept. 17: PRESS RELEASE: Will China Be a Number #1 Superpower? Timothy Beardson, author of "Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future” Describes Threats to China’s Economy, Culture and Political System Read More
Aug 12: PRESS RELEASE: President and CEO of the WACC Appointment to the National World Affairs Councils of America's Board on July 1 Read More
July 17: Congratulations to Cecilia Ramirez, board member of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte who was recently sworn in as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. The 15 voting members are tasked with assisting the governor’s office in outreach to North Carolina’s Hispanic community  Read More
July 9: Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte was recently quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal about the  importance of recognizing local culture and practices when doing business abroad. Read More
May 31: Missed last week's program with H.E. Eduardo Medina Mora, ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.? Click here to read about what he talked about in the Charlotte Observer.
May 30: Last week, H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador of South Africa to the U.S. spoke about the importance of building trade and investment opportunities in Africa. Read More.
May 30: H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador of South Africa to the U.S. was interviewed on Charlotte Talks (WFAE 90.7). Listen to the interview online on WFAE.org
May 30: MEDIA ADVISORY: Ambassador of Mexico to Speak about Growing Trade and Investment Opportunities between the United States (and North Carolina) and Mexico Read More
May 30: MEDIA ADVISORY: Ambassador of Mexico to Speak about South Africa as a Gateway to Africa; Also Potential for Future Partnerships between South Africa and Charlotte Read More
May 29: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte announces the 2013-2014 Council Scholar Program. Full-time teachers (discipline) and administrators from Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln, Gaston and Cabarrus county are encouraged to apply for the Council Scholar Award. Deadline for the application is October 31, 2013. Click here for additional details
May 24: BLOG: A summary of Ambassador Nuno Brito's (Portugal) presentation is available online. Read More
April 30: VIDEO: 2013 World Citizen Award Dinner honoring Margaret and Smoky Bissell as the 2013 World Citizen Award Recipients on April 17th. Watch Online
April 10: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) honors Margaret and Smoky Bissell as the 2013 World Citizen Award Recipients Read More
April 6: VIDEO: H.E. Gary Doer, ambassador of Canada to the U.S. spoke to members and guests of the WAC Charlotte about the bilateral relationship between Canada and the United States. Watch Online
March 16: VIDEO: Rick Steves, popular travel author and host of "Rick Steves Europe", shared the importance of international travel and how it can impact an individual's global perspective of the world. Watch Online
   
   
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