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June 2016

The Next Africa

June 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CPBN Building,
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Jake Bright, Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and co-author of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse with Macmillan Publishing will discuss Africa's transformation story driven by business, investment, entrepreneurs, and technology. When: June 9 // 6pm - 7pm Where: Cafetorium, CPBN Building, 1049 Asylum Ave, Hartford CT Cost: Free and open to the public Register online here or call (860) 241-6118  A Jake Bright is a writer, award winning author, TEDx speaker, and Whitehead Fellow of the…

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The Iran Deal and our Global Future

June 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Hartford Club,
46 Prospect Street
Hartford , CT 06103 United States

The Iran Deal and our Global Future The World Affairs Council of CT, in partnership with JFACT and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, presents a luncheon and panel discussion featuring: The Honorable Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman of Hills & Company and career ambassador who has served as US ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, Jordan, and the United Nations Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has lived and worked as a businessman in Iran John…

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August 2016

Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Party

August 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Bear Saloon,
187 Allyn Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Can't make it to Rio to watch the 2016 Olympics? We have an alternative! Join us for a celebration and screening of the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Hartford, featuring free food! Wear your favorite team gear and celebrate with us!     Thank you to our event sponsor:

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September 2016

Brexit: A German Perspective

September 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Join us for a luncheon with Dr. Ralf Horlemann, Consul General of Germany in Boston, in conversation on Brexit: A German Perspective. Dr. Horlemann will discuss the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, what this means for the future of the Union, and Germany's critical role in the region and the world.   Dr. Ralf Horlemann has served Germany's Foreign Service for more than two decades and has a rich experience in international security policy, transatlantic relations and…

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October 2016

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CPBN Learning Lab,
CPBN Learning Lab
1049 Asylum Ave, CT 06105 United States

China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both countries. To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide. Join the World Affairs Council of CT in partnership with the National…

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Global Connections Luncheon: H.E. Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

October 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Goodwin College,
1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States

This event is SOLD OUT. For any questions, please contact the World Affairs Council office at (860) 241-6118.  Join us for a luncheon and discussion with His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the United States of America, in discussion on the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.   Doors Open at 11:30am for networking. Luncheon and Discussion commences…

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November 2016

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Center, University of Hartford,
1265 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

New Date! November 3rd Join us for an evening discussion with renowned photojournalist, humanitarian and visual war correspondent, Paula Bronstein, as she discusses her new book: Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear, in conversation with the Hartford Courant’s Dan Haar. Paula Bronstein is a former  staff photographer for the Hartford Courant and sits alongside the most important female photojournalists as a multiple nominee and award winner of international contests including The Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, and The National Press Photographer’s Association. Her images…

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World Affairs Councils of America National Conference 2016

November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
The Capitol Hilton,
1001 16TH Street NW
Washington D.C., DC 20036 United States
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Come November, with a new President-elect preparing to assume office amid tectonic global shifts and after a divisive campaign at home, you can be among thought leaders, government decision makers, and industry experts who will discuss the future, answer questions, and propose solutions to some of the vexing challenges throughout the world. Speakers include George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senator, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy and Evens Revere, Senior Adviser for the Albright Stonebridge Group, to…

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December 2016

World Affairs Council of CT Model United Nations 2016

December 2, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
University of Hartford,
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

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 benefitted from it. The 2016 Model United Nations conference gives students the opportunity to engage in debate over a wide range of topics that revolve around the theme of climate change. This year's program introduces a new committee: the World Food Programme. It also brings back the World Health Organization by popular demand. Climate…

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January 2017

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

January 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford,
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

New partnership series with Infinity Hall! Through the Council, receive special event pricing and seating for this global musical celebration and join us for an exclusive pre-show reception with drink specials and hors d'oeuvres. This band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. Since the 2005 release of the documentary “Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars,” and their 2006 debut album…

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