World Affairs Councils hosts ‘The Diplomat’

The dignitaries from "The Diplomat" 2019.

HARTFORD — The world will converge in Hartford on Tuesday, March 24 when the World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts The Diplomat, the third annual networking reception with global leaders. More than 25 nations including Russia, China, Barbados, Japan and India will be represented at the event at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

The general public is welcome to this fun networking event, an opportunity to rub elbows with dignitaries who are keyed-in on global issues and international business opportunities that impact Connecticut said an email from event organizers.

Says Megan Torrey, CEO, World Affairs Council of Connecticut: “What other event gives the general public an opportunity to chat with trade representatives, consuls and ambassadors from over twenty different nations? For anyone who values Connecticut’s place in our global culture and economy, this is a can’t-miss event.”

The Diplomat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. The event is open to the public with tickets being $55 for CTWAC Members and $75 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the World Affairs Council office at (860) 241-6118.

The event is presented by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.

Attending Dignitaries Include:


Consul General Mackie Holder, Barbadian Consulate General in New York


François M. de Visscher, Honorary Consul of Belgium in Connecticut


Consul General Francisco del Campo Lagos, Consulate General of Chile in New York


Consul General Huang Ping, Consul General of China in New York


Consul General Nicole Menzenbach, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Honorary Consul Janet Danisman, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


Consul General Gandy Thomas, Consulate General of Haiti in New York


Honorary Consul Christopher Ball, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Connecticut


Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty, Consulate General of India in New York


Honorary Consul General Gregory Boyko, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Connecticut


Consul General Jorge Islas López, Consulate General of Mexico in New York


Consul General Ayesha Ali, Consulate General of Pakistan in New York


Consul General José Eduardo González Mantilla, Consul General of Peru in Hartford


Honorary Consul Darek Barcikowski, Honorary Consul of Poland in Connecticut


Consul General Nasser Allenqawi, Consulate of the State of Qatar in New York


Honorary Consul Dana Bucin, Honorary Consul of Romania in Connecticut


Consul General Sergei Ovsiannikov, Consulate General of Russia in New York


Consul General Ceylan Özen Erişen, Consul General of Turkey in Boston

United Arab Emirates

Consul General Abdalla Shaheen, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York

United Kingdom

Vice Consul Joy Kinnear, Trade & Investment Officer at the Department for International Trade of the UK in Boston


H.E. Frederick Makamure Masiiwa Shava, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations

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