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
Yesterday we kicked off our young professional series. Our global happy hour featured a conversation with Esam Boraey, one of the key youth leaders who sparked the overthrow of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Currently, Esam works for the Connecticut Senate Democrats and as the campaign manager for Senator Beth Bye. Esam’s story… Continue reading Young Professional Recap: Cocktails & Conversation with Esam Boraey
Current Position/Field of Work: Position: Out Reach for the Connecticut Senate Democrats. Campaign manager for Sen. Beth Bye. Field: Politics and political awareness. What is the most interesting part of your job? Working with people and advocating for what I believe in. Having a job that helps me to stand for my principles and fight… Continue reading August Member Spotlight: Esam Boraey
Caroline Schaefer is the 2018-2019 Fellow for the World Affairs Council of CT. She is from Avon, CT and recently graduated from Colgate University, where she studied international relations and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. Caroline in Cairo, Egypt in front of the Pyramids When and why did you first show interest in global affairs?… Continue reading Fellow Intro: Caroline
Left to right: Dr. Zhao Yumin, Megan Torrey, Phyllis Yaffe, and Diego Gómez Pickering Last Tuesday, we hosted our Trade Wars event, which was a great success. We were able to continue the dialogue on current U.S. trade relations and discuss how it will affect our home in CT. Thank you to our partners MetroHartford… Continue reading Trade Wars: A Media Recap
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!
Global Issue: 2018 U.S. – Russia Summit On Monday, July 16, the world watched as U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki for the 2018 summit between the two countries. Many had predictions about the outcome of the summit. The two were alleged to discuss the situation in Syria, Ukraine,… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: 2018 United States – Russia Summit Global Reactions