Event Summary by Jessica Simonds BA (Hons) MA, Education Assistant On October 6th a group of our Model United Nations students had the exciting opportunity to attend a round-table discussion on climate change with His Excellency Majid Al Sudwaidi, Consul General of the UAE to New York. The Consul-General boasts an impressive background on the issue… Continue reading Model UN Students Welcome UAE Dignitary to Hartford
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is in its second year of giving out Global Student Leadership Awards to high school graduates. These students have demonstrated high interest in global affairs and have gone above and beyond to get involved in global affairs. Kanika Malani Kanika’s interest in global affairs began when she was traveling… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award
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.
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!
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.
Mr. Peter G. Kelly has been an advocate for global democracy and human rights for years. We are happy to honor him as the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2015 Luminary Award recipient for his years of dedication to promoting awareness of global issues. Join us on May 7th for the 2015 Luminary Award Gala,… Continue reading The 2015 Luminary Award Recipient, Mr. Peter G. Kelly