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December Member Spotlight: Kelly Reid

The Council is honored to highlight member Kelly Reid as our December Member Spotlight! Current Position/Field of Work: Project Engineer at UTC Aerospace What is the most interesting part of your job? I’ve been in this role for just a couple of months, working in engines systems. The most interesting part of my role is just… Continue reading December Member Spotlight: Kelly Reid

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What in the World Wednesday: MUN 2017 Takeover

The World Affairs Council’s annual Model United Nations took place at the University of Hartford on December 1st and 2nd. 1,000 students from over 30 Connecticut high schools participated.  They debated critical international security topics. What a great event it was! The staff here at CTWAC certainly enjoyed seeing all of the students engage each… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: MUN 2017 Takeover

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October Member Spotlight: Matthew Larson

We are proud to feature Matthew Larson as our October Member Spotlight. Matthew is a new member of the World Affairs Council, but he worked as an intern with the Council almost a decade ago. He is also currently the Senior Secretary to the Mayor of East Hartford. Current Position/Field of Work? In June I… Continue reading October Member Spotlight: Matthew Larson

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What in the World Wednesday: North Korea Sanctions

Global Issue: North Korea Sanctions Given the heightened missile-testing activity of North Korea in recent years, especially this year, the U.S. and the UN have increased their sanctions against the country. The sanctions are intended as punitive measures against North Korea after its repeated nuclear and missile tests. The hope is that the sanctions interfere… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: North Korea Sanctions

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Fellow Intro: Alden

Alden Leader is the 2017-2018 Fellow for the World Affairs Council. She was born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She just finished her degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she studied political science and international studies, with a minor in psychology. When and why did you… Continue reading Fellow Intro: Alden

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September Member Spotlight: Colonel Gregory Miller

We are proud to feature Colonel Gregory Miller as our September Member Spotlight. Colonel Miller is a new member of the World Affairs Council with 35 years of military experience. He is also a member of the Charter Oak Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), which is partnering with the Council to… Continue reading September Member Spotlight: Colonel Gregory Miller

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August Member Spotlight: Meghann E. LaFountain

  Current Position/Field of Work: I am a lawyer.  I started my own law firm in January 2017, LaFountain Immigration Law, LLC, and dedicate my entire practice to immigration law issues.  About half of my clients are asylum seekers, which means that they are fleeing persecution in their home countries and want permission to stay… Continue reading August Member Spotlight: Meghann E. LaFountain