Global Affairs · Programs

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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Current events · Global Affairs

China and the United Nations – In Connecticut!

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!

Global Affairs · Programs · World Affairs

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

Current events · Global Affairs · Global Education

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