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!
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.
“A panel discussion and Q&A for a packed room of attendees on the need for immigration reform; The speakers highlighted many of the problems with our current immigration system and the efforts towards reform.”
by Lauren Brooke Karanovich On Wednesday, November 19, international development experts John Meyers and Linda Fitzgerald led an interactive discussion on the latest trends in international development. Nineteen people were in attendance at this roundtable luncheon and discussion, each participating actively in the conversation. John Meyers is the Managing Director of Swisscontact North… Continue reading International Development Roundtable
The political and social unrest in Ukraine has been in news headlines since late November 2013. The situation has rapidly deteriorated, culminating in the death of an estimated 80 people. The entire world has watched a country tear itself apart. The media continuously publishes images of a capital city burning to the ground. After interviewing… Continue reading Upheaval in Ukraine
This past Wednesday February 19th, Arthur House, current Chairman of Connecticut PURA, spoke at a Global Conversation Series Luncheon to council members and interested guests. Mr. House has had extensive experience in the arena of intelligence and national security, and was kind enough to speak to our council on the current state of the United… Continue reading Inside Intelligence with Arthur House
Next Wednesday, the World Affairs Council will be holding a Hot Issue Happy Hour program to answer your questions about the recent developments in Turkey, Iran, and Syria! In light of this program, we put together a blog entry with a mix of personal stories, background information, and links to learn more about the developments in… Continue reading Hot Topics in the News: From Istanbul to Tehran to Damascus
Summer is now in full blast and everyone here at WAC is looking to have some fun and enjoy the season. While some of us are lucky enough to have international travel plans, touring the hazy streets of Rome or drinking margaritas on a Mexican beach, others are enjoying the summer right here in Connecticut.… Continue reading How Do You Bring The International to CT?