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May 2018 Events

May 8 | World Affairs Council of Charlotte | World Citizen Award Dinner Honoring Pat Rodgers

Since 1990, the World Affairs Council of Charlotte annually presents the World Citizen Award to prominent citizens (and organizations) who have enhanced our community’s standing in the world their accomplishments of international significance and contributions to the city, this region and our international community.

This year, the Council is honored to present the 2018 World Citizen Award to Pat Rodgers, President and CEO of Rodgers 

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
VIP & General Reception:
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
7:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Hilton Charlotte Center City – Directions
Black Tie


Our celebration of Pat’s contributions and her importance to our community will not be complete without you.  Please be part of this special evening by reserving your spot as a table sponsor for this event. Signing up is as simple as (i) calling us at 704-687-7762, (ii) registering online (PayPal) or (iii) sending your sponsorship packet.

Individual Reservation: 

$175 (Dinner & General Reception)
$250 (Dinner & VIP Reception with Pat Rodgers and distinguishes guests)

Reserve your seat online or call 704-687-7762 for payment transactions over the phone.

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May 17 | Indiana Council on World Affairs | DIASPORA: BORNE OF TRAGEDY - RESETTLEMENT IN U.S.

Distinguished Speaker - Liesl Riddle, PhD

Liesl Riddle, PhD,Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University,has researched and written about 16 different diaspora communities in the USA and Europe who originate from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

She is a frequent guest speaker at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. 

Dr. Riddle will profile how refugee immigrant groups, although borne of tragedy and settled in the U.S., make incalculable economic, cultural, professional, medical, and social contributions to the whole of America.   

We'll see you there!


When:         May 17, 2018, Thursday

Time:           Come for Dinner and the story of displaced persons - - - 

                    5:30   Reception / 6:15   Dinner / 7:00   Talk

                    Or, just come for the Talk at 7:00 pm

                    [Check-in after 6:45 pm]                 

Where:        The Willows on Westfield, Broad Ripple,

                    6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN46220.                                                            


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May 22 | World Affairs Council Upstate | American Foreign Policy: Truth & Fiction

Paul Berg, a distinguished member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 1983, has served in important positions around the world.  He is excited to discuss the mis-perceptions people generally have about foreign policy that makes it difficult to consider issues realistically.

Hear what he has to say about the U.S. government's point man on the insurgency in Aceh and overseeing the USG response to the December 2004 tsunami and 2005 Nias earthquake.

Doors open at 11:30 am; lunch and presentation begin at 12:00 pm

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