The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). Our organization dates back to 1999. We arrange 8 to 10 Speaker Series meetings annually, between September and June.
SECWAC is a regional membership organization. We aim to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming. Our principal activity is to provide a forum for nonpartisan, non-advocacy dialogue between our members and U.S. policy makers and other experts on foreign relations.
The Council is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The national office assists the Council in identifying first-quality foreign affairs speakers for lectures and panel discussions throughout the year. Members who enroll in the Council are also members of the WACA and may attend their Annual Conference in Washington D.C. (go to link above).
Our members include a diverse group of regional citizens with backgrounds in education, medicine, the law, business, academia, media, humanitarian and civic organizations; government officials, and active-duty and retired military personnel. Members are encouraged to refer friends and colleagues for membership who share an interest in discussing and educating themselves and others on world affairs.
The Council is committed to hosting the widest possible range of views and advocating none. By maintaining a reputation for impartiality, the Council facilitates serious and civil debates and discussion on issues that bear directly on America’s vital global interests.
A membership application is available under the Membership caption of this website. For the 2016 – 2017 season the dues are $75.00 per person.