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.
Ephesus Here is an update from one of our teachers in Turkey! Read Regina Zafonte’s blog post below. Situated at the precipice of the Eastern and Western worlds, Turkey is a country where a multitude of cultures have collided, in some ways melding disparate elements and in others retaining distinct heritages. Nowhere is this more… Continue reading Ephesus: Turkey’s Ancient Wonder
Our teachers in Turkey have sent us some great pictures and news from their time in Turkey so far! Check out Regina Zafonte’s blog post and pictures of the ruins of ancient Troy taken by Shawn Santasiere. Waking up in Turkey during Ramadan to the distant sounds of the call to prayer has been a… Continue reading A Burst of Turkish Delight!
This year, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut was selected as one of only 14 World Affairs Councils nationwide to present the Spotlight on Turkey program in 2013. The program, sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Foundation, runs a full calendar year and educates communities about Turkey’s… Continue reading CT Teachers Prepare to Travel to Turkey!
Summer is now in full blast and everyone here at WAC is looking to have some fun and enjoy the season. While some of us are lucky enough to have international travel plans, touring the hazy streets of Rome or drinking margaritas on a Mexican beach, others are enjoying the summer right here in Connecticut.… Continue reading How Do You Bring The International to CT?