Student Insight: John Lewis Gaddis, June 2018

By Julia Stout, SECWAC Intern On June 4, SECWAC hosted Yale Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Lewis Gaddis, at Connecticut College for a talk on his new book: On Grand Strategy. To […]

20 | June 2018

Wednesday 7:03 PM

Student Insight: Anthony Pellegrini, May 2018

By Julia Stout, SECWAC Intern On May 16, SECWAC hosted local scholar Anthony Pellegrini for a presentation on China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Mr. Pellegrini began with giving a background on China’s ancient […]

23 | May 2018

Wednesday 4:06 PM

5 Reasons Students Should be Interested in SECWAC

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC), is an organization focused on expanding its audience to reach young professionals and area high school and college students interested in world affairs. Each month in the […]

21 | March 2018

Wednesday 6:06 PM

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

Recap: Alexis Dudden, Ph.D., April 2018

“A wonderful presentation by a dynamic speaker.” “A brilliant presentation on the current situation in Korea in the context of 20th-century history.” “Her talk was absolutely riveting.” So ran comments from attendees at […]

22 | April 2018

Sunday 2:34 PM

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