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Intern Intro: Hayley Madigan

Hayley Madigan is the Marketing, Communications, and Media Assistant for CTWAC for the 2018 summer. She was born in South Korea, raised in West Hartford, CT, and is now a full-time student at Syracuse University where she just completed her second year and is excited for what the second half of her college career has… Continue reading Intern Intro: Hayley Madigan

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Intern Intro: Kanika Malani

Kanika Malani is the Summer 2018 Education Assistant. She is a rising junior at the University of Connecticut and is majoring in Anthropology and Molecular and Cell Biology. Eventually, she hopes to teach abroad and become a physician. Kanika outside Fort Alila in Jaipur, India  1. When and why did you first show interest in… Continue reading Intern Intro: Kanika Malani

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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

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April Member Spotlight: Mark Hehl

Current Position/Field of Work: Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker and Author of the book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant. Yes, I do all four! Consulting and engineering encompasses operational excellence projects for clients employing six sigma and lean techniques. The other area is technology transfer, where I plan and direct the movement of technology to… Continue reading April Member Spotlight: Mark Hehl

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What in the World Wednesday: Cryptocurrency

Global Issue: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Since the 90s, there have been a myriad of attempts at creating a viable cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has so far been the most successful iteration. They all failed for a variety of reasons. The idea of cryptocurrency as a legitimate digital cash system was thought to be impossible, until 2009 when… Continue reading What in the World Wednesday: Cryptocurrency