Programs

Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?

When: June 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

Join us Thursday, June 27, at Old Lyme Country Club (4o McCurdy Road, Old Lyme) for a presentation by Peter Rutland titled, “Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?” A reception begins at[…]

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Lunch Group: Brexit and the Legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles

When: July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

‘Lunch Group’ is new program in addition to SECWAC’s monthly speaker series. This first luncheon, with the topic of ‘Brexit and the Legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles’ will be a great continuation[…]

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America's Grandest Wager: China

When: September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320, USA

Join us Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in the Crozier Student Center at Connecticut College for a presentation by Gordon Chang titled, “America’s Grandest Wager: China.” Chang last spoke at SECWC in June 2017,[…]

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About Us

The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming.  SECWAC’s principal activity is to sponsor a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings annually.  Through the Series, we achieve our mission by providing a forum for nonpartisan, non-advocacy dialogue between our members and U.S. policymakers and other experts on foreign relations.

The Board of Directors of SECWAC is a volunteer organization committed to hosting the widest possible range of views while advocating none.  By maintaining a reputation for impartiality, we facilitate serious and civil debate and discussion on issues that bear directly on the United States of America’s vital global interests.

Featured Speaker

Caroleen Sayej

Caroleen Sayej received her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from New York University, where she studied comparative politics with a focus on the Middle East.  Currently, she is an associate professor of […]

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs by study, debate, and educational programming, primarily through a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings.

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