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Media Recap: Global Security Forum 2019

On Saturday, September 28 we hosted Global Security Forum 2019: Power & Leadership, featuring military leaders and security experts from around the world. Thank you to our partners: MOAA, the McCain Institute, CT National Guard, ROA and World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, and to our sponsors: United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Karl… Continue reading Media Recap: Global Security Forum 2019

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A Look Back at Power Clash

On May 22, Dr. James Holmes and Dan Murphy returned to participate in Power Clash: China’s Rise and the U.S. Response. There was an overwhelming number of requests to bring them back following our 2018 Global Security Forum, a telling sign of the anticipation for their conversation to continue. Both participants agreed that characterizing China as either… Continue reading A Look Back at Power Clash

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Diplomat Reception 2019: A Media Recap

CTWAC CEO Megan Torrey and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin with the attending diplomats Last Tuesday, we hosted our second annual Diplomat Reception and had a wonderful time mingling among diplomats from over 20 countries and leaders from the business, academic and cultural communities in Hartford. Thank you to our partner, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of… Continue reading Diplomat Reception 2019: A Media Recap

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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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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