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September 2017

Venezuela in Crisis: How did we get here?

September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CPBN Building,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

More than 100 people have died as violent protests escalate in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro continues to consolidate power amid charges of election fraud and Venezuelan citizens face food shortages, medicine scarcities, blackouts, unemployment, and rising violence. On August 11, President Trump threatened direct U.S. military intervention in the Venezuelan crisis. How did we get to this point? Join the World Affairs Council of CT as we explore what led to the current conflict and what's in store for the nation's future.…

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VIP Reception with General George Casey

September 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hartford Golf Club,
134 Norwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

Space extremely limited. Only 20 spots available for this member-exclusive event! If tickets are sold out, contact Amanda Jolly, Program Manager, at (860) 241-6118 or ajolly@ctwac.org to be put on the wait list.  

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Global Security Forum

September 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Goodwin College Auditorium,
1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States

With a new administration and a shifting global order, what are top security challenges facing the United States? Join the World Affairs Council of CT and the Charter Oak Chapter of the Military Officers Association in conjunction with the CT Military Department for an all-day seminar featuring experts from top military and civilian institutions. Featuring Keynote Speaker: General George W. Casey, Jr. (U.S. Army, Retired) 36th Chief of Staff of the United States Army General George Casey enjoyed a 41-year…

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October 2017

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: What’s Next?

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Fire, Fury and the Nuclear Threat Join the World Affairs Council of CT and an expert panel to explore the central questions: why is North Korea a critical problem and what can the United States and its regional allies do to solve this crisis? Featuring Moderated By Greg Boyko, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Connecticut Melanie Kirkpatrick, Writer-journalist and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute; author of Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, published…

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CHINA Town Hall

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity College,
Mather Hall, Washington Room300 Summit Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106 United States

No relationship will be as important to the twenty-first century as the one between the United States, the world’s great power, and China, the world’s rising power. – Council on Foreign Relations Join 80+ communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice and on-site panel discussion exploring how the U.S.-China relationship directly impacts us here in Connecticut. The Honorable Susan E. Rice, former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the UN…

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November 2017

The Middle East 2017: Game of Pawns

November 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Infinity Hall,
32 Front Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103 United States

The Middle East 2017: Game of Pawns An Evening with Intelligence Analyst Avi Melamed Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford What forces are shaping today’s Middle East? Who really benefits from the existence of ISIS? How do Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iraq’s militias view their role? Intelligence analyst Avi Melamed will take you beyond the headlines and on a fascinating journey deep into the heart and minds of the big…

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Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

November 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum,
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Pakistan and the U.S.: A Strategic Relationship in an Uncertain Era Join us for a reception and discussion with His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States exploring the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the future holds.  5:30 PM | Reception featuring light hors d'oeuvres and mocktails 6:00 PM | Discussion, followed by opportunity for audience…

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WACA 2017 National Conference: The Future of American Leadership

November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Capital Hilton,
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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For nearly three decades, the WACA National Conference has brought World Affairs Council leaders and members to engage with top government officials, diplomats, business executives, innovators, journalists, educators, and students on the most pressing global issues and policy choices that impact our lives. ​ By attending this year's WACA Conference in Washington, DC, you will benefit from: ​ Expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States' role in the world Access to extraordinary speakers, thought leaders, and ambassadors available for local Council programming Bipartisan, diverse,…

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Global Connections Luncheon with Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Armando Varricchio

November 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

SOLD OUT For any inquiries, please contact Program Director Amanda at (860) 724-2953 or ajolly@ctwac.org.   Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut in hosting His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States for a Global Connections Luncheon exploring the strength of the Italy-U.S. strategic relationship, the challenges and uncertainty facing the European Union, and the critical role that Italy plays in the region and in the world.     His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to…

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December 2017

Model United Nations Conference 2017

December 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
University of Hartford,
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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The World Affairs Council of CT held its very first Model United Nations program in 1952 and since then thousands of individuals across the state have benefited from it. The 2017 Model United Nations conference gives students the opportunity to engage in debate over a wide range of topics that revolve around the theme: Security in a Shifting World. The participants will also travel to the UN Missions in NYC on October 26 to be briefed by the countries they…

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