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
Greeting to all from Australia! I have finally arrived in Sydney. My journey began several days ago with a quick drive up to Boston. Then a flight from Boston to Dubai and Dubai straight to Sydney. Thanks Again to Emirates for the wonderful flights. I was upgraded on both legs to business class which was… Continue reading Arrived!
One of the wonderful things about soccer is that it is truly a global sport. Walking through the stadium, we heard at least seven or eight different languages, and we knew that we were watching in person what thousands of people around the globe were watching on their televisions.
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.”
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
Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events Jim Platts, CT WAC Member jimplatts.tumblr.com In June and July, I spent 45 days in Rio de Janeiro to attend the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It was one of those “you had to be there” once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. During… Continue reading Reflections on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and Why You Should Go To Future World Sporting Events
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.