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!
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.
Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid spoke on his success story to 70 attendees at the Hartford Club.
Knowledge is like water, he said, citing his family, it goes downhill, and to reap the benefits of it you need to lower yourself to let it come to you.
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
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 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