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
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.
by Lauren Burgess On Tuesday, October 7 The World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s program, “Forced Out! From Conflict to Connecticut: The Story of Refugees in Connecticut” provided an unique opportunity for insight on the refugee resettlement process in the state. Held in conjunction with The University of Saint Joseph, the event featured a presentation… Continue reading The Story of Refugees in Connecticut
by Lauren Burgess Last night, Peter Beinart, journalist and author of The Crisis of Zionism, addressed the Executive Forum of of the Council. Beinart discussed relevant topics in the Middle East such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the recent violence in Gaza, ISIS, and connections between American Jewish groups and Israel. His depth of knowledge on… Continue reading CTWAC Went Behind News Headlines with Peter Beinart
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!