November 19, 2020
Since 2017, the World Affairs Councils of America has presented the annual WACA Chairman's Individual Award to recognize a Council staff member's "outstanding leadership and dedication, not only for the benefit of the Council and the region it serves, but also in the example the honoree sets for the nationwide network of World Affairs Councils."

In one of the most difficult years faced by our network and country, Megan Torrey has led the World Affairs Council of Connecticut to new heights:

  • CxC: Amplified, a virtual ideas summit presented in partnership with WACA, convened 90 Councils across the nation for a week of dialogue and thought leadership (see WACA's Putting the World Back Together summit recap video below)
  • State of the Worlda brand-new virtual series with top leaders addressing everything from diversifying the ranks of U.S. leadership and the future of work to the global competition for a vaccine
  • Model UN Institute, the first-ever CTWAC summer institute, enhancing distance learning and leadership opportunities for students

"Megan is an amazing leader who brings boundless energy to the mission and work we do," said WACA Chairman Glenn Creamer. "She is highly respected by her colleagues and inspires us all by her professionalism, creative programming, community outreach, and commitment to educating all ages about world affairs."

Megan Clark Torrey is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Megan became the Executive Director in March 2014, after having served as Program Director since 2003. She oversees the development and delivery of world-class programming that educates the community on global affairs.

Congratulations, Megan! We so enjoyed celebrating you at last night's reception - a powerful and well-deserved tribute! 
WACA 2020 National Conference

Today's Agenda
Scaling Health Care Innovation: Lessons From India
WACA Council of the Year Program: WAC Atlanta
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Systemic Security Risks & Solutions:
Biological, Climate, and Nuclear Threats
Think Tank Briefing: Council on Strategic Risks
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Leadership Development Session for Council CEOs
Business Planning Through Uncertainty
4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
How We Win: Role of Women Driving Non-Violent Change
A Keynote Conversation
6:30 - 7:30 PM ET
Author, Foreign Policy Strategist,
and Former Diplomat
Author, Historian, and
Women's Rights Advocate
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