Current events · Global Affairs · Global Education · Global People · Model United Nations · Uncategorized

Model UN Students Welcome UAE Dignitary to Hartford

Event Summary by Jessica Simonds BA (Hons) MA, Education Assistant  On October 6th a group of our Model United Nations students had the exciting opportunity to attend a round-table discussion on climate change with His Excellency Majid Al Sudwaidi, Consul General of the UAE to New York. The Consul-General boasts an impressive background on the issue… Continue reading Model UN Students Welcome UAE Dignitary to Hartford

Global Affairs · Global Education · Model United Nations · Programs · Uncategorized

Global Student Leadership Award

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is in its second year of giving out 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. Kanika Malani Kanika’s interest in global affairs began when she was traveling… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award

Current events · Global Affairs · Immigration · New Haven · refugees · World Affairs

IRIS’s 9th Annual Run for Refugees!

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) hosted its annual Run for Refugees 5K in New Haven, Connecticut. We are big fans of IRIS and all that they do for refugees and immigrants here in Connecticut, so we knew we wanted to go down and be a part of the race… Continue reading IRIS’s 9th Annual Run for Refugees!

Travel · World Affairs

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Hello everyone! My name is Lily and I’m a Fellow at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut! This past month I had the good fortune of traveling to East Africa. One of the highlights of my trip was gorilla trekking in the oldest national park in Africa, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park – also home to… Continue reading Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Current events · Global Affairs

FIFA Women’s World Cup USA vs. Germany in Montreal, Canada

One of the wonderful things about soccer is that it is truly a global sport. Walking through the stadium, we heard at least seven or eight different languages, and we knew that we were watching in person what thousands of people around the globe were watching on their televisions.