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Officer Spotlight: 2018 Model United Nations

Every year, over a thousand high school students from across the state come together for a Model United Nations (MUN) conference in order to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues. As CTWAC CEO Megan C. Torrey explains, Model UN helps students develop the skills they need to thrive in our global economy and… Continue reading Officer Spotlight: 2018 Model United Nations

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EU Ambassador to the UN: Recap

Last Thursday we had a riveting conversation with European Union (EU) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency João Vale de Almeida. We discussed the future of the EU, the rise of nationalism, cultural diversity and xenophobia, among other things. Thank you to our partners, UCONN CIBER and the Hartford Business Journal – we… Continue reading EU Ambassador to the UN: Recap

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October Member Spotlight: Jessica Hinman

What is the most interesting part of your job? As the Director of Community Outreach and Special Events for Camp Courant, I am responsible for creating, developing, coordinating, implementing and supervising all marketing, advertising and community outreach efforts, including volunteer recruitment and oversight. Additionally I plan, oversee, and execute all of Camp Courant’s internal and… Continue reading October Member Spotlight: Jessica Hinman

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Young Professional Recap: Cocktails & Conversation with Esam Boraey

    Yesterday we kicked off our young professional series. Our global happy hour featured a conversation with Esam Boraey, one of the key youth leaders who sparked the overthrow of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Currently, Esam works for the Connecticut Senate Democrats and as the campaign manager for Senator Beth Bye.     Esam’s story… Continue reading Young Professional Recap: Cocktails & Conversation with Esam Boraey

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August Member Spotlight: Esam Boraey

Current Position/Field of Work: Position: Out Reach for the Connecticut Senate Democrats. Campaign manager for Sen. Beth Bye. Field: Politics and political awareness. What is the most interesting part of your job? Working with people and advocating for what I believe in. Having a job that helps me to stand for my principles and fight… Continue reading August Member Spotlight: Esam Boraey

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Fellow Intro: Caroline

Caroline Schaefer is the 2018-2019 Fellow for the World Affairs Council of CT. She is from Avon, CT and recently graduated from Colgate University, where she studied international relations and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. Caroline in Cairo, Egypt in front of the Pyramids When and why did you first show interest in global affairs?… Continue reading Fellow Intro: Caroline

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Trade Wars: A Media Recap

Left to right: Dr. Zhao Yumin, Megan Torrey, Phyllis Yaffe, and Diego Gómez Pickering Last Tuesday, we hosted our Trade Wars event, which was a great success. We were able to continue the dialogue on current U.S. trade relations and discuss how it will affect our home in CT. Thank you to our partners MetroHartford… Continue reading Trade Wars: A Media Recap