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April 2018

Global Fluency Training

April 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Goodwin College,
1 Riverside DrRoom 311
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States

Global Fluency Training provides business professionals and educators with the tools they need to serve an ever-growing multicultural community. Investing in Global Fluency Training is a meaningful professional development opportunity that is crucial to successfully serve increasingly diverse schools and local communities. In today's global community, it is vital to be able to interact effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds in order to build relationships with students, colleagues, clients, and organizations. Who Should Attend: Educators with diverse student populations ELL Teachers…

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City of Asylum: Writers in Exile

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
University of Saint Joseph,
The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities 1678 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Journalists, writers, and political commentators are under siege in many parts of the world. With freedoms of speech and press limited, nonexistent, or under attack from various regimes and administrations, many writers are forced from their countries in fear for their lives. Join the University of Saint Joseph and the World Affairs Council of CT  for an intimate discussion with two of the world's most prominent writers from Syria and Bangladesh on the political power structures they confronted, the meaning…

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CTWAC MUN Delegate Debate Workshop: Session 3

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Building,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Sharpen your Model UN debate skills with this workshop series from the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Come and hone your skills while engaging in debate with your peers on the latest global issues. A fun and interactive way to enhance your skills for the 2018 CTWAC MUN Conference!   Open to high school students. Healthy snacks will be provided.   Fee waivers are available. Contact Eve Pech for more information at epech@ctwac.org or call (860) 241-6118.

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May 2018

Luminary Award 2018

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hartford Marriott Downtown,
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

2018 Luminary Award Recipient The World Affairs Council is celebrating Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the Luminary Award. The Council is proud to honor Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient. Innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale. Through collaboration among world-class institutions of education, healthcare, bio-pharma, and research here in Connecticut, the state has developed a health ecosystem that enables scientific risk-taking and…

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CTWAC MUN Delegate Debate Workshop: Session 4

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Building,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Sharpen your Model UN debate skills with this workshop series from the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Come and hone your skills while engaging in debate with your peers on the latest global issues. A fun and interactive way to enhance your skills for the 2018 CTWAC MUN Conference!   Open to high school students. Healthy snacks will be provided.   Fee waivers are available. Contact Eve Pech for more information at epech@ctwac.org or call (860) 241-6118.

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June 2018

Mr. Gay Syria: Film Screening and Talk-Back

June 3 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Real Artways,
56 Arbor St
Hartford,
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This fascinating and timely documentary observes two gay Syrian refugees who try to rebuild their broken lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life that pits his conservative family and upbringing against his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and lives in Berlin. What unites them is a shared dream: to participate in an international beauty contest to escape their trapped lives and overcome their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will…

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The Trade: Terrorism and Political Kidnapping

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
UConn Hartford,
Hartford Times Building10 S Prospect St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

"A kidnapping victim is a commodity" - Jere Van Dyk   In 2008, investigative journalist Jere Van Dyk was kidnapped and imprisoned for 45 days by the Taliban. He spent roughly one thousand and eighty hours in an ominously dark 12-by-12 cell. To this day the details of his release are unclear, no prisoners were exchanged and it's not known whether or not a ransom was paid. "All he knows is that he made it home," (NPR).   What Van Dyk uncovered on…

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Killing the Iran Deal: What Happens Now?

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Mark Twain House and Museum,
385 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Killing the Iran Deal: What Happens Now? On May 8, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal dubbing it, “a horrible one-sided deal that should never, ever have been made”. Today, as the U.S. faces additional nuclear tensions with North Korea, rising tensions with Iran, and a break from European Allies on the Iran Deal, many around the world are asking: what happens now?   Dr. Trita Parsi, the preeminent Middle East foreign policy…

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Summer Member Social

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dunkin’ Donuts Park,
1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Join us for a very special member social to celebrate a successful year and to send off for our Education Director, Eve Pech, in style. Enjoy food and drink at the Yard Goats Stadium as we celebrate Eve's successful career and retirement. Featuring food, drinks, and great company.

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July 2018

Trade Wars

July 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Trade Wars: Tariffs and Trade in the Trump Era   Join us for a luncheon with Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York, and Consul General Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York, for a conversation on Trade Wars: Tariffs and Trump. Ambassador Gómez Pickering and Consul General Yaffe will discuss the consequences and impacts that the new US tariffs will have on Connecticut’s economy, what this means for the future of global trade relationships,…

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