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January 2017

Global Threats and Big Data

January 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Metro Hartford Alliance,
31 Pratt Street#5
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Global Threats and Big Data Defeating global threats to your security, supply chain, and market share Featuring: Lew Nescott, Jr., member of the intelligence unit at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and strategic advisor with TradeFlow21, a Connecticut based trade intelligence solutions firm John Lucker, principal in Deloitte & Touche LLP, Global Advanced Analytics Market leader, and a leader for Deloitte Analytics Join us for an intimate breakfast event featuring analysis from two CT experts on international risk sensing and advanced analytics in discussion on…

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February 2017

Global Economic Outlook 2017

February 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Max Downtown,
185 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

**SOLD OUT** This event is sold out. For any questions, please contact the CTWAC office at: (860) 241-6118.   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 2017. Our nation is in a pivotal moment, the consequences of which have rocked global financial markets. With uncertainty pervading the global economy, now is the…

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Winter Benefit

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hartford Club,
46 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Warm up this winter with great company, wine, food, and entertainment while supporting the critical mission of fostering global education and discourse in our community. Join us for a festive evening of fine wine tasting, tasting tables with creations from The Hartford Club's own master Chef, music, and a silent auction featuring gifts and exclusive opportunities from Connecticut and around the world.

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Ambassador Robert Ford: Syrian Conflict and Refugee Crisis

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William F. Starr Hall, UConn School of Law,
110 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Is there a new path forward in Syria? Deemed the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, the ongoing conflict has spanned six years, claimed an estimated 470,000 lives, and forced 11 million Syrians from their homes. Ambassador Robert Ford will discuss the conflict in Syria, Russia’s involvement, and the path forward for the United States. We will also be joined by Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS, to discuss the refugee crisis and the national response to refugee resettlement.   Featuring Ambassador Robert Ford,…

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March 2017

Maps 4 All Launch

March 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hartford Public Library,
500 Main St
Hartford, CT
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Please join us March 1 at 12 noon in the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library (3rd floor) as we launch MAPS FOR ALL, a community program promoting awareness of global issues through public display of world maps. Speakers to include: Bridget Quinn-Carey CEO, Hartford Public Library   Louise Loomis founder, ThinkWell Center LLC   Megan Clark Torrey Executive Director, World Affairs Council Connecticut   Michael Howser Hartford Campus Library Director, University of Connecticut

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Russia & the U.S. in the Trump Era

March 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Twain House,
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

What will the relationship between Russia and the U.S look like under the Trump presidency?   Featuring Thomas Graham, managing director at Kissinger Associates, Inc., focused on Russian and Eurasian affairs. Mr. Graham is also a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and one of the founders and co-Directors of the Russian Studies Project at Yale. He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007…

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April 2017

Meet & Greet with Brazilian Trade Delegation

April 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Lobby,
1049 Asylum Ave, Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut 06105 United States

  Join the World Affairs Council of CT, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), and the MetroHartford Alliance for a free breakfast reception welcoming a visiting trade delegation from Brazil to Hartford. Meet and network with members of the Brazilian delegation representing a variety of sectors including IT, medical devices, and aerospace industries.   Light breakfast provided. Free and convenient parking on site.  

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A Celebration of International Women’s Day

April 17, 2017 @ 5:00 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

New date: Monday, April 17th   The World Affairs Council and the University of Saint Joseph’s Women’s Leadership Center are celebrating global women's leadership. Join us and a panel of distinguished women leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in our international landscape as well as the role women’s advancement will play in shaping our global future. Featuring   Reception opens at 5:00pm   Program beings promptly at 6:00pm followed by opportunity for audience Q&A   Free parking…

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Fake News, Real War

April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Mark Twain House,
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

With all the talk about Fake News in the political cycle, Ned Lamont will take a look at 100 years of fake news, from Remember the Maine to Gulf of Tonkin to Granada and WMD Featuring Ned Lamont, Chairman of Lamont Digital Systems and founder of Campus TeleVideo. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Central Connecticut State University. He previously taught at Yale School of Management, where he serves on the Board of Advisors,…

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CT Export Week Luncheon | Doing Business in Brazil

April 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shipman & Goodwin,
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT
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Join the U.S. Commercial Service, World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Connecticut District Export Council and Shipman & Goodwin to explore Doing Business in Brazil, specifically opportunities for U.S. exporters in the infrastructure and healthcare/health IT sectors. Speakers will include Department of Commerce Brazil Specialist and Santander Bank. Come join us to learn about the opportunities and resources in the market for USA companies, support available to exporters who encounter trade barriers, and what ITA is doing to reduce and eliminate…

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