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An Illuminating Evening with Peter G. Kelly

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.

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Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events

Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events Jim Platts, CT WAC Member jimplatts.tumblr.com In June and July, I spent 45 days in Rio de Janeiro to attend the FIFA 2014 World Cup.  It was one of those “you had to be there” once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. During… Continue reading Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events

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The New Europe

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

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Not My Life

by Lauren Burgess       On Tuesday, September 15th, WACCT and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center hosted a screening of the film “Not My Life” in the Mark Twain House & Museum, followed by a workshop for teachers, students, and activists. The film focused on sending the message that human trafficking and modern slavery… Continue reading Not My Life