Every year, over a thousand high school students from across the state come together for a Model United Nations (MUN) conference in order to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues. As CTWAC CEO Megan C. Torrey explains, Model UN helps students develop the skills they need to thrive in our global economy and… Continue reading Officer Spotlight: 2018 Model United Nations
While the U.S. has been deemed as a “melting pot”, us Americans tend to get caught up in our own pop culture. It’s easy for us to know all about the Kardashians or Justin Bieber because that the content that media outlets feed us. However, there’s a whole world of culture waiting to be noticed by… Continue reading Global Music for You!
Bored this summer and looking for an escape? Or maybe you just want to unwind and step away from reality for a few hours? Either way, this blog post is the one for you! Our team here at the CTWAC has handpicked a few of our favorite movies from around the world for you to watch.… Continue reading Your Next International Movie Watchlist
Current Position/Field of Work: I am a lawyer. I started my own law firm in January 2017, LaFountain Immigration Law, LLC, and dedicate my entire practice to immigration law issues. About half of my clients are asylum seekers, which means that they are fleeing persecution in their home countries and want permission to stay… Continue reading August Member Spotlight: Meghann E. LaFountain
Global Issue: Cybersecurity As our world becomes more digitally-based, the risk of cyber-attacks and digital crime is an increasing concern for many. There is a ton of information and articles out there that the topic may seem overwhelming. So, what are some of the facts and myths surrounding cyber security? We found some articles that… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: Cyber Security
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
On May 2nd, 2017, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut partnered with the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition for the 20th annual celebration of Immigrant Day at the state’s capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. Immigrant Day seeks to celebrate the trials, tribulations, and unparalleled societal and cultural contributions experienced and produced by the immigrant population of… Continue reading 2017 Annual Immigrant Day