Programs

The Plight of the Uighurs in China

When: May 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Join us Tuesday, May 25 for “The Plight of the Uighurs in China”, part of our 2020-2021 speaker series. Presenter: Joshua Freeman, Princeton University Topic: “The Plight of the Uighurs in China” Since[…]

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Domestic and foreign policy challenges of dealing with Putin

When: June 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Join us June 29 for “The West and Russia Since the End of the Cold War”, part of our 2020-2021 speaker series. Presenter: Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution Topic: “The West and Russia Since[…]

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Prospects for a Russia-China Alliance: Moscow's Calculus

When: June 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Join us for our June 8, 2021, presentation, part of our 2020-2021 speaker series. Presenter: David Abramson, Bureau of Research & Intelligence, US State Department Topic: “Domestic and foreign policy challenges of dealing[…]

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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

David Shimer, Author

Our September 16, 2020, guest speaker, David Shimer is an expert on election security, U.S.-Russian relations, and covert action. He is the author of Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert […]

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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