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Sep 13 2016

World Affairs Council Of Charleston To Examine Brexit

Staff Reports for The Island Connection

he Oct. 3 talk will be held at the Citadel Alumni Center.

he Oct. 3 talk will be held at the Citadel Alumni Center.

Two foreign policy experts will discuss Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and its potential impact on the U.S. in Charleston on Oct. 3.

The talk, to be held at the Citadel Alumni Center, kicks off the World Affairs Council of Charleston’s 2016-17 season.

Samuel Wells, a South Carolina native, is former deputy director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and founded its International Security Studies Program.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and received both master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard.

Sherrill Brown Wells is a lecturer at George Washington University, focusing on the European Union. She is the former editor of the Department of State’s American Foreign Policy Current Documents series. A graduate of Vassar College, she received both master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the London School of Economics.

The World Affairs Council, formerly the Charleston Foreign Affairs Forum, was

founded in 1980.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s goal is to expand the knowledge of international and world affairs to audiences throughout the Lowcountry.

WACC holds six speaking events each season. Its members represent a cross section of local residents from business, education and civic backgrounds. It is a member of the national World Affairs Councils, which has some 100 branches in 40 states.

Series membership is $170 for two people living at the same address and $100 for an individual. A prospective member can attend one meeting as a guest for $20, which can be applied toward the membership fee. No pre-registration is required.

Meetings are at The Citadel Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Ave. at 6 p.m., with a reception starting at 5:15 p.m.

The World Affairs Council also sponsors Great Decisions Groups in members’ homes, using materials from the Foreign Policy Association. It also sponsors an annual awards program for students from the local schools and The Citadel who have expressed an interest and have excelled in the study of foreign affairs.

For more information, go to waccharleston.org.

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