Each year we have a fantastic group of students from across the state of Connecticut to lead our Model United Nations committees. This year, we asked our officers two questions: How has participating in Model UN prepared you to be a future global leader? and What does Model UN mean to you? Check out their… Continue reading Meet the Officers: Model United Nations 2020
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
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
Part of our mission here at CTWAC is to bestow the Global Student Leadership Awards to recognize the new generation of global student leaders. CTWAC awards students who have been instrumental in raising awareness about global affairs and actively participating in the conversations on these issues. CTWAC is in its third year of giving out… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Awards
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
The World Affairs Council is in its third year of giving out our Global Student Leadership Awards to high school graduates. These students have demonstrated high interest in global affairs and have gone above and beyond to get involved in global affairs. Raena Davis Metropolitan Learning Center Raena’s interest in global affairs began… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award
Event Summary by Jessica Simonds BA (Hons), MA. On Friday, 21st October we were pleased to host a Global Connections luncheon with His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States. There was ample opportunity for networking and the attendees were welcomed by Mark Scheinberg, President of Goodwin College and… Continue reading Global Connections: His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the United States
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is in its second year of giving out Global Student Leadership Awards to high school graduates. These students have demonstrated high interest in global affairs and have gone above and beyond to get involved in global affairs. Kanika Malani Kanika’s interest in global affairs began when she was traveling… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award
Every year, WACCT awards a Connecticut-based individual or organization who has made a global impact; past awards have included Save the Children, AmeriCares and former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. This year WACCT honored Peter G. Kelly for his work towards democracy globally.
The panelists touched on the development of extremist groups ISIS and Boko Haram as well as Western attention and responses to their rise.