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Intern Intro: Lilia

Lilia Shea is the Program Assistant. She was born and raised in Ellington, Connecticut but is halfway through her degree at the University of St Andrews (Scotland, U.K.). Lilia studies International Relations and Modern History. 1. When and why did you first show interest in global affairs? My grandfather was a diplomat and I always… Continue reading Intern Intro: Lilia

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Intern Intro: Olivia

Olivia Gilmore is a rising senior at Florida State University where she studies international affairs. With her university, she has studied abroad for a total of four semesters, and she speaks two foreign languages. She was born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut. Olivia is the Media and Communications Intern here at CTWAC. When and why… Continue reading Intern Intro: Olivia

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Intern Intro: Nicole

Nicole Struth is currently completing a dual graduate degree for an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Masters of Development Studies from The Erasmus University Rotterdam – International Institute of Social Studies. During her undergraduate studies and graduate studies, she has lived in Germany and the Netherlands, and… Continue reading Intern Intro: Nicole

Global People · Member Spotlight · Travel · World Affairs

July Member Spotlight: Alex Corl

1. Favorite Position / Field of Work I am a proud CPA and still find accounting and financial reporting to be very interesting and challenging. Accounting is the language of business and even after many years, I continue to be very impressed by the fact that by applying accounting principles consistently, you can distill the… Continue reading July Member Spotlight: Alex Corl

Global People · Travel

“What am I Forgetting?” The Answer to Your Biggest Question About Summer Travel

The sun is out, sunglasses are on, and you’re ready for an adventure. Summer is a very popular time to travel. Consequently, summer is a very stressful time to travel. But you’re prepared; you’ve got an itinerary printed out, your flight booked, and multiple copies of your passport. All that’s left is the question “what… Continue reading “What am I Forgetting?” The Answer to Your Biggest Question About Summer Travel

Global Affairs · Luminary Award · Travel · World Affairs

Lead Sponsor Reveal for the Luminary Award

We are thrilled to announce that Aer Lingus is leading this year’s Luminary Award take off! With Aer Lingus poised to begin offering direct flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland this September, the airline is already showing its leadership and dedication to Connecticut. We are honored to have Aer Lingus on board, partnering… Continue reading Lead Sponsor Reveal for the Luminary Award

Travel · World Affairs

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Hello everyone! My name is Lily and I’m a Fellow at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut! This past month I had the good fortune of traveling to East Africa. One of the highlights of my trip was gorilla trekking in the oldest national park in Africa, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park – also home to… Continue reading Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda