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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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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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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

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What in the World Wednesday: 2018 United States – Russia Summit Global Reactions

Global Issue: 2018 U.S. – Russia Summit On Monday, July 16, the world watched as U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki for the 2018 summit between the two countries. Many had predictions about the outcome of the summit. The two were alleged to discuss the situation in Syria, Ukraine,… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: 2018 United States – Russia Summit Global Reactions

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World Refugee Day 2018

 Today is World Refugee Day! The United Nations declared this day to commemorate the challenging struggles that so many refugees have to endure before, during, and after fleeing their homes. One of the main goals of this day is to raise awareness about refugees and show our support for their decisions to escape their tumultuous… Continue reading World Refugee Day 2018

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Intern Intro: Hayley Madigan

Hayley Madigan is the Marketing, Communications, and Media Assistant for CTWAC for the 2018 summer. She was born in South Korea, raised in West Hartford, CT, and is now a full-time student at Syracuse University where she just completed her second year and is excited for what the second half of her college career has… Continue reading Intern Intro: Hayley Madigan

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Due to longstanding patriarchies in most countries, women are oftentimes treated as “lesser” human beings than men, resulting in a variety of violations on women’s rights. One of the most significant violations is sexual violence against women. Today we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – a day that focuses on victims of sexual violence in conflict torn regions… Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict