Every year, WACCT awards a Connecticut-based individual or organization who has made a global impact; past awards have included Save the Children, AmeriCares and former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. This year WACCT honored Peter G. Kelly for his work towards democracy globally.
The panelists touched on the development of extremist groups ISIS and Boko Haram as well as Western attention and responses to their rise.
Mr. Peter G. Kelly has been an advocate for global democracy and human rights for years. We are happy to honor him as the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2015 Luminary Award recipient for his years of dedication to promoting awareness of global issues. Join us on May 7th for the 2015 Luminary Award Gala,… Continue reading The 2015 Luminary Award Recipient, Mr. Peter G. Kelly
Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events Jim Platts, CT WAC Member jimplatts.tumblr.com In June and July, I spent 45 days in Rio de Janeiro to attend the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It was one of those “you had to be there” once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. During… Continue reading Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events
“An Update on the Ukrainian Crisis from Roksolana” by guest author Roksolana Luchkan and edited by Isabel Monteleone Surreal. That is the word that Roksolana Luchkan used to describe the situation after hearing about the death of her cousin last week in the dangerous, war-torn parts of Eastern Ukraine. Fighting in Ukraine has… Continue reading “An Update on the Ukrainian Crisis from Roksolana”