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What in the World Wednesday: Cryptocurrency

Global Issue: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Since the 90s, there have been a myriad of attempts at creating a viable cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has so far been the most successful iteration. They all failed for a variety of reasons. The idea of cryptocurrency as a legitimate digital cash system was thought to be impossible, until 2009 when… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: Cryptocurrency

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March Member Spotlight: Shannon Kula

Current Position/Field of Work:   Director of the Women’s Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph.  What is the most interesting part of your job?   I love helping people and solving problems. Being a part of the USJ Women’s Leadership Center is a wonderful opportunity to join an institution identifying an urgent need — empowering women for leadership success — and stepping… Continue reading March Member Spotlight: Shannon Kula

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What in the World Wednesday: Sports Diplomacy

Global Issue: Sports Diplomacy As we near the end of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, one of the most important moments of the Olympic Games was the announcement that North and South Korea would march together under one flag in the Opening Ceremonies and field a women’s hockey team together. As a result, we thought… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: Sports Diplomacy

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What in the World Wednesday: Globalization

Global Issue: Globalization The world has become increasingly globalized. Globalization is defined as an increase in the economic integration between countries. It often comes with a freer flow of goods, services, people, and ideas. After the implementation of free trade agreements like NAFTA, barriers to foreign competition in the United States decreased. This led to a… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: Globalization

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January Member Spotlight: Nick Caito

Current Position/Field of Work: Owner / Photographer, Nick Caito Photo What is the most interesting part of your job? Photographing all kinds of events for all kinds of clients around the state means every day is something new. It gives me the chance to meet tons of amazing people while seeing just how much the… Continue reading January Member Spotlight: Nick Caito

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Meet the 2018 Luminary Award Honorees

The World Affairs Council is celebrating Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the Luminary Award. The Council is proud to honor Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient. Innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale. Through collaboration among world-class institutions of… Continue reading Meet the 2018 Luminary Award Honorees

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What in the World Wednesday: E-Waste

Global Issue: E-Waste The increase in usage of electronic equipment and other technologies across the world has led to an increase in e-waste, or the waste created from broken down and discarded electronic equipment. Much of this equipment contains valuable and recyclable elements such as precious or rare metals like copper or gold, and the… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: E-Waste