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
Today is World Book Day, a celebration of reading, learning, and exploring ourselves and the world through books. To celebrate this fun day, our team has picked out some of our favorite international books to share with you all! Caroline Feeney, Educational Assistant City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp By… Continue reading World Book Day!
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!
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.
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
This past Wednesday February 19th, Arthur House, current Chairman of Connecticut PURA, spoke at a Global Conversation Series Luncheon to council members and interested guests. Mr. House has had extensive experience in the arena of intelligence and national security, and was kind enough to speak to our council on the current state of the United… Continue reading Inside Intelligence with Arthur House
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