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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: Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin in Strasbourg, France Kevin McLaughlin is the Programs Assistant for the World Affairs Council for the summer of 2018. He is from Farmington, CT, and is currently a rising senior at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Kevin is a political science major and a French minor. Kevin diving into the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia… Continue reading Intern Intro: Kevin McLaughlin

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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

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April Member Spotlight: Mark Hehl

Current Position/Field of Work: Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker and Author of the book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant. Yes, I do all four! Consulting and engineering encompasses operational excellence projects for clients employing six sigma and lean techniques. The other area is technology transfer, where I plan and direct the movement of technology to… Continue reading April Member Spotlight: Mark Hehl

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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