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

Canada Changes Direction - with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a new generation takes charge and what it means for Canada and for the U.S.?

December 09, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Speaker: Laura Dawson Director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. 

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Europe’s Refugee Crisis

November 09, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Speaker: Elizabeth Ferris Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C

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‘War and Peace in the Middle East - The Many Challenges to Managing Conflict.’ A look at current crises including Iraq, Syria and ISIS

October 07, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Speaker: Paul Hughes Senior Adviser for International Security and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace

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Speaker: Emma Sky - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

October 02, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Wells Fargo Auditorium
5 Liberty St.

This is not one of the World Affairs Council of Charleston’s regular meetings. Our thanks to College of Charleston Professor John Creed for including WACC members. All WACC members are invited and no preregistration is required.

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France's Challenges Following the Charlie Hebdo Attack

May 04, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Speaker: William Jordan Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Independent Analyst

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U.S. Relations with Russia and Eurasia - their current state and looking to the future

April 01, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Speaker: Ambassador James F. Collins Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

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The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape

March 02, 2015 at 5:45 PM

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

Speaker: James Clad A senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Arlington, VA and an advisor to IHS Jane’s and Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)

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How Structural Changes in the Economies of Developing Countries Affect US Interests

February 04, 2015 at 3:00 PM

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

Speaker: Juan Jose Daboub former managing director of the World Bank and former finance minister of El Salvador

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