The panelists touched on the development of extremist groups ISIS and Boko Haram as well as Western attention and responses to their rise.
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 Lauren Burgess Last night, Peter Beinart, journalist and author of The Crisis of Zionism, addressed the Executive Forum of of the Council. Beinart discussed relevant topics in the Middle East such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the recent violence in Gaza, ISIS, and connections between American Jewish groups and Israel. His depth of knowledge on… Continue reading CTWAC Went Behind News Headlines with Peter Beinart
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
As part of WACCT’s Global Conversation Series, the Council held two programs addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict here in Hartford. Carmel Ford, a member and WAC volunteer wrote the following re-cap of the two programs. We’d like to thank our speakers, moderators, and volunteers for all their help with the programs! We welcome you to… Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict- “It is easy to take a side, it takes courage to be objective.”
If you have been following the news this week, there was no of escaping the horrible images and stories of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Secretary of State, John Kerry, made clear yesterday that the U.S. government has evidence that President Assad used chemical weapons to brutally attack his own people this week. Kerry… Continue reading CRISIS in Syria