by Emily Gutzmer, CTWAC Fellow On April 1, 2015, Trinity College’s Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 International Studies Fund hosted His Excellency Liu Jieyi, Chinese Ambassador to the UN. The lecture was co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and United Technologies Corporation. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the… Continue reading China and the United Nations – In Connecticut!
by Lauren Burgess “The New Europe” program, held on October 16th, was a unique insight into the economic possibilities and challenges that many European countries face today. The event featured two experts, Nobel Prize winning Yale economics professor Dr. Robert Shiller, and the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico, Zygimantas Pavilionis. Dr.… Continue reading The New Europe
By Guest Blogger & WACCT Member- Vaira Paegle. Vaira is a Fellow for Democracy and Development, Center for National Policy and a former member of Parliament, Republic of Latvia. During August, the world remembers a series of momentous events that destroyed empires, changed borders and eventually offered a new paradigm for resolving international conflicts.… Continue reading War in Europe: A New Reality!
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