Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

A topic that has been in the news a lot recently is the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban, which is creating a humanitarian crisis for hundreds of thousands of people still trapped in Afghanistan. The U.S. relied on the support of Afghans for its military operation… Continue reading Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

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Meet the Officers: Model United Nations 2020

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


Resources | Race, Resistance, and Community

On Friday, June 5, we were joined by Peniel Joseph, Ph.D., professor and founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at The University of Texas at Austin and Jay Williams, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in discussion on the roots of racism and inequality in… Continue reading Resources | Race, Resistance, and Community


CTWAC Welcomes New Additions to the Board of Directors

Welcome on board! The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is proud to introduce to you five new additions to the Board of Directors. These are diverse leaders who bring backgrounds in global affairs along with a deep commitment to their local communities. Esam Boraey, Youth Leader of the Egyptian Revolution  I love being part of… Continue reading CTWAC Welcomes New Additions to the Board of Directors

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Intern Intro: Michael Turaj

Michael is the Summer 2019 Education Assistant for CTWAC. He currently attends Assumption College in Worcester, MA and majors in History with minors in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing hockey with his friends. Welcome to the team, Michael! 1. When and why did you first show… Continue reading Intern Intro: Michael Turaj

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February Member Spotlight: Rhona Free

Current Position/Field of Work: President, University of Saint Joseph What is the most interesting part of your job? When I started teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1983, one of the things I enjoyed most was creating assignments and arranging experiences for students that not only helped them understand economic theory and history, but also exposed them to… Continue reading February Member Spotlight: Rhona Free

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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


Officer Spotlight: 2018 Model United Nations

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