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Venezuela Today: A Brief Overview

Venezuela has been topping headlines constantly in 2019. If you haven’t stayed caught up on the issues wracking Venezuela’s internal and external affairs, we have put together a brief history as well as links to supporting articles before our community event with Dr. Alejandro Velasco titled “Venezuela: An International Standoff”. Major Players in the Conflict:… Continue reading Venezuela Today: A Brief Overview

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February Member Spotlight: Rhona Free

Current Position/Field of Work: President, University of Saint Joseph What is the most interesting part of your job? When I started teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1983, one of the things I enjoyed most was creating assignments and arranging experiences for students that not only helped them understand economic theory and history, but also exposed them to… Continue reading February Member Spotlight: Rhona Free

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January Member Spotlight: Chris White

Current Position/Field of Work: I owned two businesses in West Hartford for more than 20 years, but recently sold them and began my second chapter as a writer and consultant. What is the most interesting part of your job? The limitless creativity that a blank page represents is the most interesting and terrifying part of… Continue reading January Member Spotlight: Chris White

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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