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March 2020

Disinformation, Propaganda, and Political Warfare

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St, Hartford
Hartford, CT 06103
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Save the Date! Disinformation, Propaganda, and Political Warfare: What you need to understand in 2020 Propaganda and disinformation seem to be an increasing problem in our daily lives and in the security environment the United States faces today. Jacobson will discuss what is old, what is new, and what we can do about it as a nation and as individuals.   Dr. Mark R. Jacobson Dr. Mark R. Jacobson has over twenty years of experience in the federal government, international…

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Global Changemakers: International Women’s Day 2020

March 3 @ 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…

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The Diplomat

March 24 @ 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:…

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April 2020

Syria and the U.S.: What’s Next?

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Save the Date   Featuring Ambassador Robert Ford Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps and the U.S. Department of State in April 2014 and now is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, where he writes and speaks about Syria, Iraq and North Africa. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Syria 2011-2014, receiving wide recognition for his work defending Syrians' human rights in the face of the Bashar Asad regime's repression. He received…

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Foreign Policy in the Election

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Save the Date Before the Connecticut primaries (on Tuesday, April 28), join us in discussion on foreign policy in the election: breaking down the foreign policy approaches and consequences posed by 2020 candidates. Featuring James M. Lindsay James M. Lindsay is senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he oversees the work of the more than six dozen fellows in the David Rockefeller Studies Program. He is a…

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May 2020

Luminary Award 2020

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Infinity Hall, 32 Front Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103 US
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New Format. Same impact. Honoring remarkable Connecticut individuals making a difference in the world. Save the date. Big announcements coming soon.   About the Luminary Award The annual Luminary Award is the signature event of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. It honors one or more individuals or an organization from Connecticut that has profoundly influenced global affairs, with a strong emphasis on achieving the overall betterment of the world.   Luminary Award History 2004 – Harry Jack Gray, former…

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October 2020

Global Security Forum 2020

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Goodwin University Auditorium, 1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
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The Global Security Forum (GSF) is New England’s premier regional security forum. In the past two years, the Global Security Forum convened some of the brightest minds and most influential leaders in global security. From cybersecurity to nuclear arms racing, these experts bring their on-the-ground leadership experience and unparalleled analysis to bear on some of the most pressing global issues of our time.   Save the date for Global Security Forum 2020. And in the meantime, check out the full…

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