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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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November Student Spotlight: Anmol Chowdhary

Anmol is a junior at Glastonbury High School and a member of CTWAC’s Model United Nations program. For the 2019 conference she is the Chair of Committee I: Disarmament & International Security, which explores Biological Warfare this year. 1. Why do global affairs matter to you? I have always loved learning about history, especially the… Continue reading November Student Spotlight: Anmol Chowdhary

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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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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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Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

We use plastic every single day, and we use too much of it. Plastic pollution presents a serious threat to the planet, to such an extent that governments around the world have largely been forced to take action. Oceans are threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic trash that gets dumped every year, as… Continue reading Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

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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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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

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Due to longstanding patriarchies in most countries, women are oftentimes treated as “lesser” human beings than men, resulting in a variety of violations on women’s rights. One of the most significant violations is sexual violence against women. Today we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – a day that focuses on victims of sexual violence in conflict torn regions… Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict