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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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January 2018

Global Economic Outlook 2018

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Max Downtown,
185 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

SOLD OUT For any inquiries, please contact Program Director Amanda at (860) 724-2953 or ajolly@ctwac.org.     Space Limited for this exclusive event featuring a three-course lunch at Max Downtown and expert discussion on the key insights you need to know to navigate the unpredictable economic landscape we’re poised to enter in 2018.   Now is the time to join us for a frank conversation on our global economic future.   Featuring analysis and discussion with Connecticut-based expert Edward Guay, Principal…

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February 2018

CTWAC MUN Delegate Debate Workshop: Session 1

February 15 @ 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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The Meaning of Jerusalem

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

The Meaning of Jerusalem A source of unity or division? Join us for an interfaith conversation on the spiritual and cultural meanings underpinning today’s conflict over the city of Jerusalem. Moderated by Heidi Hadsell, President of the Hartford Seminary. Moderator Heidi Hadsell, President, Hartford Seminary Panelists Saud Anwar, M.D., Mayor South Windsor, Co-Chair American Muslim Peace Initiative Rabbi Tuvia Brander, Rabbi Young Israel of West Hartford Reverend Stephen W. Camp, Senior Pastor Faith Congregational Church of Hartford     In partnership with…

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Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant: Book Talk with the Author

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Lobby,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Join us for a book talk as author Mark Hehl discusses his new book, Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant. The world is getting smaller, especially when it comes to the world of business. This book chronicles the author’s experiences assisting many clients with operational excellence and technology transfer projects in over forty countries covering multiple industries / technologies. Hear the author discuss his amusing experiences and humorous encounters during his travels across the world. A must for professionals who…

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March 2018

Global Changemakers: International Women’s Day Celebration

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
University of Saint Joseph, Hoffman Auditorium,
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

**Postponed**  Unfortunately, due to impending inclement weather, we are postponing the event. The event will no longer take place on March 7, 2018. Stay tuned - rescheduled date to be announced soon!   International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On March 7, we celebrate global changemakers – women pressing for progress at the edge of today’s most prominent global movements.   Featuring a panel of distinguished women: Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash has held…

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Diplomat Reception

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hartford Golf Club,
134 Norwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

Join us as we host the first annual Diplomat Reception with Consuls General and honorary Consuls General who serve the greater Connecticut area. Enjoy food and drink while mingling with the diplomats from the greater Connecticut region, and featuring a silent auction with gifts and exclusive opportunities from Connecticut and around the world. With special guest, David Griggs, new President and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance. Featuring: Bangladesh Consul General Md. Shameem Ahsan,ndc, Honorable Consul General of Bangladesh in New York…

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CT Export Week: Meet the Market Germany, Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CohnReznick,
350 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
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Please join the U.S. Department of Commerce, Connecticut District Export Council, the German Consul General, for “Meet the Market Germany, Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing.” There will also be presentations by the German Trade Office (German Consul General Dr. Ralf Horlemann), U.S. Department of Commerce Germany, and local German Companies. This is a free event. Register here.     

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CT Export Week: Meet the Market Peru, Infrastructure, Mining, and Construction

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Shipman and Goodwin,
1 Constitution Plz
Hartford, CT 06103
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Please join the U.S. Department of Commerce, Connecticut District Export Council, Peru Consul General, Peru Attaché, and D.O.C Peru for, “Meet the Market Peru, Infrastructure, Mining, and Construction.” This is a free event. Register Here. For more information contact: Anne.Evans@trade.gov  

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Global Connections Reception with Ambassador of Hungary

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CT Public Broadcasting, Lobby,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Join CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center), the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, and the MetroHartford Alliance in hosting His Excellency Dr. László Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States for a Global Connections Reception, exploring the strength of the Hungary-U.S. strategic relationship and the critical economic impact in Connecticut. Ambassador Dr. László Szabó was appointed Ambassador of Hungary to the United States in July 2017. Ambassador Dr. László Szabó previously served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2014-2017.…

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