The World Affairs Council of Charleston hosts six speaking events each year, three in each the spring and fall.  During those seasons, come to this page to find information about each upcoming speaker, and the date and time of the event.

Past Meetings

Unpacking our Relationship with Saudi Arabia: Few Shared Values but Many Shared Interests - Navigating the Khashoggi Crisis

December 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Al Thibault

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'Nov. 11, 1918: World War I Ended. A Century Has Passed but the Great War's Aftermath Still Shapes our World'

November 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Dr. Bryan Ganaway

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'Is the Global Liberal Democratic Order in Crisis?'

October 03, 2018 at 6:00 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

This is a special dinner meeting with Larry Diamond and not one of the 6 regular meetings. Registration is required

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Vladimir Putin: How Russia's Leader Sees Himself, His Country, and Ours

October 01, 2018 at 5:15 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Wayne Merry. This is the first regular meeting of the 2018-19 WACC year.

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WACC BUSINESS LUNCHEON - CHINA'S IMPACT ON SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS - REGISTER NOW!!

September 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Bessinger's Restaurant
1602 Savannah Highway (West Ashley)
Charleston, SC 29407

This is a new busness luncheon program, not one of the 6 regular meetings. Speaker is Wally Wang, Senior Project Manager with the SC Department of Commerce.

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Seven Deadly Threats to the United States and What to do About Them

May 16, 2018 at 5:15 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Col. (Retd.) Joseph J. Collins

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The Iran Nuclear Deal - How it Happened, Where is it Headed, and What does it mean for U.S. - Iran relations?

April 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Trita Parsi

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The North American Free Trade Agreement, A Major Target for the President - What has NAFTA Accomplished; Why Challenge it: and What are the Stakes for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico?

February 26, 2018 at 5:15 PM

The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker is Nate Olson

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Mexico's Deepening and Evermore Complex Democracy

January 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
Venue website

The meeting is closed! No more registrations are allowed.

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