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September 2019

Global Security Forum 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Goodwin College, 1 Riverside DrRoom 311
East Hartford, CT 06118 US
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Global Security Forum 2019 Power and Leadership: Projection vs. Protection The Global Security Forum is New England’s premier regional security forum, bringing the world’s top security experts, speakers, and leaders to Connecticut to address the most critical global security issues. Join the World Affairs Council of CT and the Charter Oak Chapter of the Military Officers Association in conjunction with the McCain Institute for International Leadership and World Affairs Councils across the region for an all-day seminar featuring experts from…

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October 2019

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

October 16, 2019 @ 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…

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The End of Ice: Facing Climate Change

October 28, 2019 @ 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…

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November 2019

An Evening with Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico

November 1, 2019 @ 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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Cancelled | A New Plan for Peace in the Middle East

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Amanda Jolly, VP, at ajolly@ctwac.org or (860) 724-2953.     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…

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The Open Window: Documentary Premiere

November 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Real Artways, 56 Arbor St
Hartford,
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SOLD OUT This event is sold out. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Jolly, Vice President of Programs, at ajolly@ctwac.org or call (860) 241-6118.    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…

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December 2019

How Environmental Reporting Reframed How I Talk about Israel

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CPBN Learning Lab Cafetorium, 1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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How Environmental Reporting Reframed How I Talk about Israel A community forum with journalist Rachel Benaim Free | Seating is limited | Registration required (Please RSVP by December 2) Climate change and water resources are the most important factor in the current geopolitics of the Middle East. At this community program, award-winning journalist Rachel Delia Benaim of weather.com will give us a closer look at water resources and climate change in Israel and their implications for regional geopolitics. Rachel Delia…

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Model United Nations 2019

December 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - December 7, 2019 @ 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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Galvanize Connecticut

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Goodwin University Auditorium, 1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
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The World Affairs Council is joining forces as a community partner with the United States of Women to present Galvanize Connecticut. About this Event Galvanize CT brings together an inspiring combination of local and national experts at the forefront of the fight for gender equity. In the lead-up to the 2020 United State of Women Summit, USOW is convening communities across the country and equipping women with the tools they need to keep fighting for gender equity. Join USOW, in…

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January 2020

Member Breakfast

January 15 @ 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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