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.
“A panel discussion and Q&A for a packed room of attendees on the need for immigration reform; The speakers highlighted many of the problems with our current immigration system and the efforts towards reform.”
On Thursday, October 30th over 700 students representing almost 30 Connecticut high schools traveled with WACCT for the annual Model United Nations trip to New York City.
by Lauren Burgess On Tuesday, October 7 The World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s program, “Forced Out! From Conflict to Connecticut: The Story of Refugees in Connecticut” provided an unique opportunity for insight on the refugee resettlement process in the state. Held in conjunction with The University of Saint Joseph, the event featured a presentation… Continue reading The Story of Refugees in Connecticut