Press Release: Peter Rutland, Brexit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, presents “Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next? Southeast Connecticut World […]

16 | June 2019

Sunday 12:20 PM

Press Release: Daalder & Lindsay, US’s Abdication of Global Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Ivo H. Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations, present […]

16 | April 2019

Tuesday 10:15 PM

Press Release: Stephen Walt, The Decline of U.S. Primacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Stephen M Walt, Harvard Kennedy School, presents “America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy” […]

20 | March 2019

Wednesday 11:59 AM

Press Release: CJ Chivers, Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org CJ Chivers, Author and former US Marine Corps Officer, presents “Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” […]

25 | February 2019

Monday 2:43 PM

Press Release: Carl Zimmer, ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Carl Zimmer, Author and Journalist, presents ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’ Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:32 AM

Press Release: Caroleen Sayej, “Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Caroleen Sayej, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, presents ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam […]

19 | December 2018

Wednesday 8:01 PM

Press Release: Rob Hernandez, “Cuba, the Conflicted Isle”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Rob Hernandez, local independent expert, presents, “Cuba, the Conflicted Isle: can it reconcile its past while creating […]

25 | November 2018

Sunday 10:56 PM

Press Release: Charles Sennott, “GroundTruth in a ‘Post-truth’ Era”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Charles Sennott, Founder, CEO & Editor of The GroundTruth Project, presents “GroundTruth in a ‘Post-truth’ Era” Southeast […]

28 | October 2018

Sunday 8:34 PM

Press Release: Robert Morgus presents, “The Battle for the Global Internet”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Robert Morgus, Sr. Policy Analyst, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America, presents ‘The Battle for the Global Internet‘ Southeast […]

10 | October 2018

Wednesday 1:58 PM

Press Release: John Lewis Gaddis presents, “On Grand Strategy”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org   John Lewis Gaddis presents, “On Grand Strategy” Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on […]

30 | May 2018

Wednesday 11:06 AM

Recap: Grand Strategy in April and May 2019

Dear Members, I hope that you were able to attend our April and May meetings, held recently a week apart at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme. The overall topic was similar […]

15 | May 2019

Wednesday 10:10 PM

Press Release: Daalder & Lindsay, US’s Abdication of Global Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Ivo H. Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations, present […]

16 | April 2019

Tuesday 10:15 PM

Recap: CJ Chivers, March 2019

Dear Members, On Tuesday, March 12, those of us gathered at Connecticut College witnessed a moving presentation by an individual very familiar with the “sharp end” of US foreign policy. CJ Chivers, soldier, […]

20 | March 2019

Wednesday 11:19 AM

Press Release: CJ Chivers, Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org CJ Chivers, Author and former US Marine Corps Officer, presents “Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” […]

25 | February 2019

Monday 2:43 PM

Press Release: Carl Zimmer, ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Carl Zimmer, Author and Journalist, presents ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’ Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:32 AM

Recap: Caroleen Sayej, January 2019

Dear Members, At our first meeting of 2019, held at Connecticut College on January 28, Caroleen Sayej, Professor of Government and International Relations at the college, spoke to us of the important role […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:15 AM

Press Release: Caroleen Sayej, “Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Caroleen Sayej, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, presents ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam […]

19 | December 2018

Wednesday 8:01 PM

Recap: Rob Hernandez, December 2018

Dear Members, If you were among the capacity crowd of over 120 members and guests attending the December meeting at the Old Lyme Country Club, you know you were in the presence of […]

18 | December 2018

Tuesday 8:11 PM

Recap: Captain Paul Whitescarver, September 2018

Dear Members, I hope you had the good fortune to attend our inaugural meeting of the 2018-2019 Speaker Season last week at Connecticut College. After our Annual and Board meetings at which Milt […]

28 | September 2018

Friday 12:20 PM

Thank You Letter to SECWAC Members

June 17, 2018 Dear Friend of SECWAC, On behalf of the Program Committee, I write to thank you for your support of SECWAC during our 2017-2018 Speaker Season.  As we prepare for the […]

20 | June 2018

Wednesday 2:20 PM

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