Watkinson School
180 Bloomfield Ave  Hartford, CT, USA


The goal of the Global Studies Program is to develop active, engaged global citizens. To expose ourselves to new ideas and opinions, we host speakers at Watkinson School, Skype with experts around the world and travel to talks, plays, conferences and more. 

2018/19 EVENTS


Sun Sept 9   Rosh Hashanah in the Park Congregation Beth Israel in Elizabeth Park

Thurs Sept 20   CT Forum: Women Rising

Tues Sept 25   The Sunni-Shi’i Relationship & the Burden of History Hartford Seminary

TBA Oct**     Religious Service at a local faith center

Wed Oct 3**   Seminar w/ Simon Hart of Where There Be Dragons

Wed Oct 3**    Freshly Squeezed True or False? Political Decorum Watkinson

Wed Oct 3   Iran and the US: The War to Come? CT World Affairs Council  

Sun Oct 7    Annual Powwow  Association of Native Americans at Yale

Tues Oct 9    China Town Hall & Teleconference w/ Condoleezza Rice  CT World Affairs

Council   Trinity College

Mon Oct 15**   Seminar w/ Bilal Sekou, Ph.D. UHa Associate Professor of Political Science

Wed Oct 17    Americans and the Holocaust Center for Judaic Studies UHa

Sat Oct 20   Global Security Forum World Affairs Council @ Goodwin College

Tues Oct 23   WET: A DACAmented Journey  HartBeat Ensemble

Sun Oct 28     Embracing the Other: Let’s Talk About Difference and Connection  Interfaith

Event Farmington Valley League of Light

Mon Oct 29     Meet thy Neighbor: A Dinner Dialogue w/ Refugee Communities UCONN Law

Thur Nov 1**   Arts4Peace Tour Cambodian Living Arts at Watkinson Seminar & Event

Wed Nov 14   HBO Live II  with Richard Pleplar CEO of HBO

Fri Nov 16   CT Forum: Big Tech

Individually: Attend a Religious Service at a Local Center of Faith




Fri Dec 14**   Field Trip to NYC: Tenement Museum, UN Tour & Briefing & The Band’s Visit

Thurs Dec 20**   Seminar w/ Maggie Blackburn ‘11 & Peace Corps worker in Morocco

Mon Jan 10**    Seminar w/ Shino Yoshin Where There Be Dragons Instructor  Intro to Islam

Thurs Jan 17     Immigration Forum St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church Hartford

Mon Jan 28**    Seminar w/ Rich Brown Where There Be Dragons Central American Migration

Thurs Jan 31    White Nationalism Beyond Trump Charter Oak Cultural Center

Mon Feb 4**    Seminar Skype w/ Tarek, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, a NaTakallum program

Mon Feb 25     Hartford '19: Panel Discussion on social justice, equity & civic engagement @ Hartford Stage

Tues Feb 26**    Palestine Museum US @ 3-8pm includes dinner

Thurs Feb 28     Seminar w/ Aaron Blinderman '14 Working for American University in Cairo



Sat Mar 2*    International Festival University of Hartford

Mar 2*   Global Teens Talk Truth- Religion, Discrimination & Identity

Mar 3, 10 & 17*    Interfaith Film Series @ Wadsworth 2pm multiple days & times

Mon Mar 4   Global Changemakers: Int’l Women’s Day World Affairs Council CT @ St Joe's Univ

Mar 7-17*     Hartford Jewish Film Fest Mandell JCC  multiple days & times

Sat Mar 9 CT   Forum: America & the World  7:30-9:30pm

Wed Apr 10**    Equity and Social Justice Day at Watkinson

Tues Apr 16   Social Media & Public Service Univ of Hartford 6pm

Tues Apr 23**    Middle Eastern Cooking Class with a local Syrian Refugee

Thurs April 25   Modern Day Legacy of Slavery Salon @ Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Sun Apr 28   Annual Spring Powwow at UCONN

Tues May 7**     Seminar with Jake Halpern, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Thurs May 9     Comparative Policing: Avery’s Capstone Global Studies Rm 4:30pm

Thurs May 9   Munk Debate & Pizza Party Global Studies Rm 6:30pm

Sat May 11   CT Forum: Photo Wonders 7:30-9:30pm

Mon May 13**     Seminar with Arjun Kapur ‘13 about work on China

Sun May 19   Taste of Ramadan Community Dinner Wethersfield Community Center 6-9pm

Mon May 20**    Global Studies Evening Capstone Project Presentations  



 ** Mandatory Events

"An overarching theme throughout all of the events I attended this trimester seemed to be a call for love and compassion for all, and a plea for open dialogue and respect for all viewpoints."  Sam V '18, Global Studies Diploma Student

2017/18 EVENTS