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May 2017

20th Annual Immigrant Day

May 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CT State Capitol, Old Judiciary Room,
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
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CTWAC and the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) are celebrating the 20th annual Immigrant Day. Join us in honoring the extraordinary accomplishments of Connecticut immigrants on May 2nd at the Connecticut State Capitol.   Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Rafael Perez-Escamilla, M.S., Ph.D., Doctor Honoris Causa Rafael Perez-Escamilla is a tenured Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Director of the Global Health Concentration and the Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health. His maternal-child nutrition…

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Luminary Award 2017

May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hartford Marriott Downtown,
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

2017 Luminary Award Recipient The World Affairs Council of CT is honored to award United Technologies (UTC) the 2017 Luminary Award. The 2017 Luminary Award honors United Technologies for their global leadership in sustainability efforts from green aviation to green buildings. Through constant innovation and commitment to the environment, United Technologies is setting the highest standards of sustainability in Connecticut and across the world.   Keynote Speaker Robert Ballard Renowned Ocean Explorer and Scientist Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has…

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The Burning Years: Author Talk and Community Climate Action

May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Lobby,
1049 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Join us for a community conversation on climate change and collective response, featuring Felicity Harley, author of The Burning Years and former Executive Director of the World Affairs Council, and Ben Martin, local climate change activist and member of the CT Chapter of 350.org. 6 pm | Reception with light hors d'oeuvres 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Discussion Book sale and signing to follow   Free and convenient parking on site. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP. …

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June 2017

Summer Member Party

June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum,
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Join us for a summer party! Meet members and friends of the Council in the beautiful newly-opened Mark Twain Carriage House and Terrace. Featuring: Tapas by Mercado Specialty Summer Cocktails crafted by the Hartford Flavor Company Tasting Table with Wild Moon Liqueurs Global Travel Auction featuring a safari package across South Africa

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September 2017

WorldQuest 2017

September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polish National Home,
60 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

WorldQuest is back! Pick your all-star lineup and prepare for the ultimate global trivia game with great competition, food, drinks, and prizes! Featuring host extraordinaire, John Dankosky, Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative and host of NEXT. When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm Where: Polish National Home: home of the best pierogi in Hartford Team Size: Teams of 4 | No team? No problem! Register as an individual and we’ll place you on a team with some great people Cost: $15 per person  …

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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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