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October 2019

The Global Economy: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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The Global Economy: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events With Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller Alarmist global headlines are on the rise. Is a new recession on the horizon? How will trade wars impact the U.S. economy? How do the media events we give our attention to shape our economic reality? Join us to hear from Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize–winning economist, New York Times bestselling author, and THE expert on economic trends, who…

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The End of Ice: Facing Climate Change

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Dahr Jamail is an award-winning journalist and author of THE END OF ICE: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption (The New Press, 2019). Jamail has spent decades reporting from around the globe and has been a writer for Truthout.org for over five years. Dahr Jamail’s monthly climate feature page is titled ‘Climate Disruption Dispatches.’   In THE END OF ICE Dahr Jamail journeys to the world’s “hot spots”—locations experiencing the most dramatic impacts of climate disruption—as he climbs and dives alongside…

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November 2019

An Evening with Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 US
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From the border wall to alligator moats, Vicente Fox, the controversial former President of Mexico, has no end of fiery and comedic takes on the latest from the U.S. White House. An ongoing feud with President Trump, his own (fake) candidacy for the U.S. 2020 presidency, and a long view on the future of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, we want you to be in the room as President Fox covers it all. Join us for a very special conversation (and a…

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A New Plan for Peace in the Middle East

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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A New Plan for Peace in the Middle East With Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, DBA, Yale University, and Donna Divine, Ph.D., Smith College The Trump administration promised the "deal of the century" to bring long-awaited peace to the Israelis and Palestinians, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and advisor, pitched an economic plan that calls for $50 billion in investments parceled out to a number of Middle Eastern countries over 10 years. What does this approach mean for the future of peace and stability in the region?…

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The Open Window: Documentary Premiere

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Real Artways, 56 Arbor St
Hartford,
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Connecticut native, Will Sloan, premieres The Open Window. As India races to bring its entire population online, Deepa and Jaya, two girls from a low-income community in Delhi, are introduced to the internet for the first time through a learning lab at their school. Their time in the lab opens up a universe of fresh ideas, possibilities, and perspectives, and provides them new ways of learning about themselves and the world around them. When the lab threatens to close, Deepa and…

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December 2019

Model United Nations 2019

December 6 @ 2:30 pm - December 7 @ 2:00 pm
University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 US
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Are you ready for the CTWAC 2019 MUN Conference? Students from schools across Connecticut are already gearing up in preparation for our annual Model UN Conference in December. Check out some of the topics the delegates will be debating in their committees: Biological Warfare International Trade Relations Human Trafficking Plastic Pollution Industry 4.0   Stay tuned as more committee topics are released! In the mean time, be sure to check out our 2018 Model United Nations video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MwT8Y_JA38  

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January 2020

Member Breakfast

January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Lobby, 1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join fellow members of the World Affairs Council of CT for some coffee and conversation in the lobby of the Connecticut Public Television Building (1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT) on January 15th from 8:00am-8:45am. This is an exclusive opportunity for members to mingle, network and grab a cup of coffee on us! Board Members and Senior Advisors will also be in attendance. Parking is free and easy in a lot adjacent to the building. Whether you are only able to…

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March 2020

Global Changemakers: International Women’s Day 2020

March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Saint Joseph, Hoffman Auditorium, 1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On March 3, join us as we celebrate global changemakers – women leading the way at the forefront of today’s most prominent global movements.   Featuring a panel of distinguished women.   University of Saint Joseph, Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium 5:00 p.m. Registration and reception; 6 p.m. presentation and panel discussion   Save the date and stay tuned for announcements to come.    A partnership…

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Diplomat Reception

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Diplomats representing nations from around the world converge in Hartford. Be in the room for Connecticut's premier global event. Join us on the red carpet to welcome diplomats from around the world to our state. Network, make exclusive business contacts, and meet a new global connection at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Enjoy food and drink while mingling with the diplomats from the greater Connecticut region. Save the Date for Diplomat Reception 2020!   Relive last year's standout event: Album |…

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