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.
Time to take the pulse of the world By Megan C. Torrey Every third week of September when you walk into the WACCT office you can usually find one or all of us live streaming video from the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Each year world leaders from around the world make the… Continue reading UN WEEK – Time to take the pulse of the world
“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”
by guest author Carole Franco Here’s what WACCT member Carole Franco had to say about the Summer Institute on International Affairs for High School Educators, hosted by the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC. We encourage you to check it out for next year! On Monday, June 23rd at 8:30, I entered the Penthouse… Continue reading Global Education Summer Institute in DC
On Wednesday February 26, The World Affairs Council hosted a Global Conversation Series event “Understanding Muslim Societies.” “Understanding Muslim Societies” included a short lecture by Yale Professor Dr. Ellen Lust, and Q&A moderated by Dr. Heidi Hadsell, President of Hartford Seminary. Speakers Dr. Ellen Lust is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at… Continue reading Understanding Muslim Societies
The political and social unrest in Ukraine has been in news headlines since late November 2013. The situation has rapidly deteriorated, culminating in the death of an estimated 80 people. The entire world has watched a country tear itself apart. The media continuously publishes images of a capital city burning to the ground. After interviewing… Continue reading Upheaval in Ukraine