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January 2019

Lunch with CTWAC: January

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brazil Grill, 1996 Park St
Hartford, CT 06106
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You're invited to eat lunch with CTWAC! Join the CTWAC team monthly as we embark on a lunch tour of some of the best global eats Hartford has to offer.   How it works: RSVP to Program Director, Amanda at with your attendance. Just shoot a message to: ajolly@ctwac.org. Join us at the global spot of the month Order and pay individually for your meal Join the World Affairs Council table Discover a new favorite global restaurant with great company, while…

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Global Economic Outlook 2019

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Capital Grille, 44 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103 US

Space Limited for this exclusive event featuring a three-course lunch at Capital Grille and expert discussion on the key insights you need to know to navigate the unpredictable economic landscape we’re poised to enter in 2019. Now is the time to join us for an illuminating, in-depth conversation on our global economic future. Featuring analysis and discussion with Connecticut-based expert Edward Guay, Principal at Wintonbury Risk Management and global macrostrategist. 11:30am | Doors open for registration and networking. 12:00pm |…

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February 2019

Borders, Fences & Defenses: A Global Perspective

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Lobby, 1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Space Limited! With a national emergency declared over border protection, this discussion offers insight into the history of borders. The central question is: what exactly is a border? Seemingly stable lines separating two countries or geographical areas, borders have been contested throughout history and are frequently at the center of political conflict.  Attention will be given to the development of the nation-state, migration, and the tension between globalization and protectionism.  Borders that will be examined more carefully are: the Irish “backstop” within the…

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March 2019

Global Changemakers: International Women’s Day Celebration 2019

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
University of Saint Joseph, The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

An astrophysicist, global catalyst, and a member of the team that made history by sequencing the first human genome   On March 4, we celebrate global changemakers in innovation: women at the forefront of discoveries, innovation, and movements that will shape the future of our world.   Join us for a glimpse into our global future as we explore revelations in the cosmos, the next big trends in global social impact, and how these women are using innovation for the…

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Venezuela: An International Standoff

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Connecticut Learning Lab, 1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

Space Limited! If tickets are sold out, please contact Amanda Jolly, Program Director, at ajolly@ctwac.org or (860) 241-6118 to be added to the wait-list. Recently Venezuela has dominated the headlines and the international stage. Countries are choosing sides, protests are raging, humanitarian health crises are piling up, and there is no definitive end in sight. Join us and Dr. Alejandro Velasco, a professor and historian of modern Latin America at NYU Gallatin, as we explore what happened in Venezuela and what…

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Diplomat Reception 2019

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Over 20 nations will be represented. 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. Featuring: Bangladesh Consul General Sadia Faizunnesa, Consul General of Bangladesh in New York Brazil Ambassador Fernando Barreto, Consul General of…

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Friendship Across Difference: A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi and Parvez Ahmed

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107
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SUNDAY, MARCH 24 | 7 TO 9 P.M. West Hartford Conference Center at Town Hall 50 South Main Street | West Hartford Validated parking is available in the Town Hall lot. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC RSVP by Monday, March 18 at bit.ly/Friendship324 Or call 860.727.6103 What issues and forces divide the American Jewish and Muslim communities, including challenges in the Middle East? What could unite them? Join us for an important dialogue with bestselling Israeli author and journalist…

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Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi and Ghaith Al-Omari

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UConn Storrs Campus, Konover Auditorium at Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road
Storrs, Connecticut
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Monday, March 25 | 7 to 9 p.m. UConn Storrs Campus | Konover Auditorium at Dodd Research Center The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is located at 405 Babbidge Road. Paid parking is available in the South Garage at 505 Jim Calhoun Way. Join us for a fascinating and important conversation about the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians with bestselling Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi and former Palestinian Authority advisor Ghaith Al-Omari. Free and open to the public…

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May 2019

Luminary Award 2019

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

2019 Luminary Award Recipient The World Affairs Council is thrilled to announce Stanley Black & Decker will receive the 2019 Luminary Award. We are proud to honor Stanley Black & Decker, a global leader anchored in Connecticut. Stanley Black & Decker provides the ideas and tools for those who make the world™.  Sponsorship Opportunities Available  Click here for details: Sponsorship Opportunities To discuss Sponsorship Opportunites, please contact CEO Megan Torrey at mctorrey@ctwac.org    About the Luminary Award The annual Luminary Award is the signature event of the World Affairs Council of…

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Power Clash: China on the Rise

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Manufactory 4.0, 1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
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SOLD OUT If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Jolly, Vice President, Programs and Communications at: ajolly@ctwac.org or call: (860) 241-6118.   You asked, we listened. After overwhelming requests to bring back our panelists from Global Security Forum 2018, we are bringing Dr. James Holmes and Dan Murphy back to Connecticut. Power Clash will explore increasing competition and rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and U.S. strategy in this battle for hegemony. If you missed out during Global…

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