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Biological Warfare: Model UN 2019

As early as 600 BCE, people have recognized the potential impact of infectious diseases as a weapon of war. Whether it was using victims of diseases weapons or contaminating water, this strategy of targeting the health of a nation has been used even into the 20th century. There is substantial evidence that during World War… Continue reading Biological Warfare: Model UN 2019

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Human Trafficking: Model UN 2019

Human trafficking is the practice of forcibly trading humans for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation. With increased globalization, has come an increase in people crossing borders illegally, whether willingly or by force. Nearly every nation is afflicted by these crimes, whether it is their people being forced to leave or people being… Continue reading Human Trafficking: Model UN 2019

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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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Industry 4.0: Model UN 2019

Industry 3.0 saw the introduction of computers in the industrialization process. This change introduced entirely new technology and thus was very disruptive to the manufacturing industry. Industry 4.0 seeks to improve the changes made in 3.0 by allowing computer to connect and communicate with one another. Through this, computers are able to make decisions without… Continue reading Industry 4.0: Model UN 2019

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Global Prison Reform: Model UN 2019

Around the world prisoners, their families, and society as a whole, is being harmed by prison systems. Many prisons violate international standards and human rights and prison populations are continuing to face issues of overcrowding. In 2013, the occupancy levels of 114 national prison administrations were above 100 percent. This overcrowding creates deteriorated conditions for… Continue reading Global Prison Reform: Model UN 2019

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Intern Intro: Gabriella Silva

Gabriella Silva is the Spring 2019 Education Assistant. She is a current student at the University of Hartford and majors in International Studies and Economics. In her free time, Gabriella serves as president of the Hispanic & Latino Student Association at UHart and dances in a Portuguese folklore group. 1. When and why did you first show… Continue reading Intern Intro: Gabriella Silva

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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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January Member Spotlight: Chris White

Current Position/Field of Work: I owned two businesses in West Hartford for more than 20 years, but recently sold them and began my second chapter as a writer and consultant. What is the most interesting part of your job? The limitless creativity that a blank page represents is the most interesting and terrifying part of… Continue reading January Member Spotlight: Chris White

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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