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
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!
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
On Thursday, October 30th over 700 students representing almost 30 Connecticut high schools traveled with WACCT for the annual Model United Nations trip to New York City.
Time to take the pulse of the world By Megan C. Torrey Every third week of September when you walk into the WACCT office you can usually find one or all of us live streaming video from the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Each year world leaders from around the world make the… Continue reading UN WEEK – Time to take the pulse of the world
As part of WACCT’s Global Conversation Series, the Council held two programs addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict here in Hartford. Carmel Ford, a member and WAC volunteer wrote the following re-cap of the two programs. We’d like to thank our speakers, moderators, and volunteers for all their help with the programs! We welcome you to… Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict- “It is easy to take a side, it takes courage to be objective.”
If you have been following the news this week, there was no of escaping the horrible images and stories of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Secretary of State, John Kerry, made clear yesterday that the U.S. government has evidence that President Assad used chemical weapons to brutally attack his own people this week. Kerry… Continue reading CRISIS in Syria