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Megan Clark Torrey

Megan Clark Torrey is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Torrey 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.


Recently, Torrey implemented a nation-wide World Affairs Council series focused on global women’s health, helped pilot a leadership mission to Brazil, and produced a mini-documentary on Henry Kissinger that featured several former Secretaries of State. She has facilitated the visits of several world leaders to the Council in Hartford. During her time at CTWAC, the Council has expanded the scope and reach of its programming by implementing new technology and communications initiatives.


Torrey has two degrees in international relations and diplomacy. Her research interests include inclusive security and the role of women in post-conflict situations and citizen participation in foreign policy. Before joining the World Affairs Council in 2003, she worked with UNESCO’s International Year for the Culture of Peace at the headquarters in Paris and at the United Nations International Training Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. A member of several professional organizations, Torrey has traveled extensively all over the world.