WAC CT is excited to bring you our personal interview with Prof. Mary D’Ambrosio! Dr. D’Ambrosio is a professor at Central Connecticut State University and was kind enough to share bits and pieces of her international journalistic career and worldly life with us at the Council. She was featured in our September newsletter. Below is the… Continue reading September Member Spotlight: Mary D’Ambrosio
Ephesus Here is an update from one of our teachers in Turkey! Read Regina Zafonte’s blog post below. Situated at the precipice of the Eastern and Western worlds, Turkey is a country where a multitude of cultures have collided, in some ways melding disparate elements and in others retaining distinct heritages. Nowhere is this more… Continue reading Ephesus: Turkey’s Ancient Wonder
Our teachers in Turkey have sent us some great pictures and news from their time in Turkey so far! Check out Regina Zafonte’s blog post and pictures of the ruins of ancient Troy taken by Shawn Santasiere. Waking up in Turkey during Ramadan to the distant sounds of the call to prayer has been a… Continue reading A Burst of Turkish Delight!
This year, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut was selected as one of only 14 World Affairs Councils nationwide to present the Spotlight on Turkey program in 2013. The program, sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Foundation, runs a full calendar year and educates communities about Turkey’s… Continue reading CT Teachers Prepare to Travel to Turkey!
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